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Volkswagen recalls Golf, Jetta, Passat, Polo and Caddy for DSG faults
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3rd Apr 2020
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Volkswagen recalls Golf, Jetta, Passat, Polo and Caddy for DSG faults

Volkswagen Australia has issued a recall of 16,098 of its model-year 2012-2014 Golf (in hatch, cabriolet and wagon body styles), Jetta, Passat, Polo and Caddy models affected by an issue with their seven-speed dual clutch automatic 'DSG' transmission. Affected vehicles were sold between 1 June 2011 and 1 June 2015. As this article was published Volkswagen said no Australian vehicles had suffered a failure and the recall was being done as a preventative measure. Above: 2013 Volkswagen Golf
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US eases fuel economy and emissions targets, China may follow
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2nd Apr 2020
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US eases fuel economy and emissions targets, China may follow

The US Government has completed a rollback of emissions targets in an attempt to support the car manufacturing industry – and it appears China may follow suit, according to reports from Reuters. Renewed emissions targets in the US will see the proposed mandatory five per cent annual increase in efficiency until 2026 – introduced by the previous Obama administration – reduced to just 1.5 per cent.
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2020 Nissan X-Trail pricing and specs
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2nd Apr 2020
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2020 Nissan X-Trail pricing and specs

Nissan has added some standard equipment to some models in its top-selling Nissan X-Trail lineup, as well as bumping prices up across the entire model-year 2020 range. Locally fit rear parking sensors will now feature on all 2020 ST-L, Ti and TL variants, while the TS and ST variants miss out on the feature.
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Car rental discounts for healthcare and emergency workers during COVID-19
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1st Apr 2020
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Car rental discounts for healthcare and emergency workers during COVID-19

Rental car company Europcar will offer discounts of up to 55 per cent on vehicles hired by healthcare and essential industry workers in Australia during the COVID-19 outbreak. The news follows an announcement by Hertz in the US that 19 of its New York City locations will offer free hire cars to healthcare workers until at least April 20, 2020. CarAdvice understands Hertz Australia is also expected to make an announcement regarding rental cars for essential workers.
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Liam Murphy
Toyota GR Corolla, C-HR GR-Sport trademarks appear in Australia
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1st Apr 2020
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Toyota GR Corolla, C-HR GR-Sport trademarks appear in Australia

Recent trademark applications made by Toyota suggest the brand could be planning Gazoo Racing versions of its Corolla and C-HR models for Australia. The three applications, lodged with Intellectual Property Australia (and noted on GR86.org), seek trademarks for the terms ‘GR Corolla’, ‘C-HR GR-Sport’ and ‘C-HR GR-S’. GR stands for Gazoo Racing – the nameplate for Toyota’s new generation of performance vehicles. The GR badge is already worn by the Supra and upcoming GR Yaris.
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