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Nissan 370Z-based mule spied
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30th Oct 2019
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Nissan 370Z-based mule spied

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Scott Collie
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30th Oct 2019
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Nissan 370Z-based mule spied

Nissan 370Z 2019
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Scott Collie
2020 Skoda Octavia: Initial details
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30th Oct 2019
6 min read

2020 Skoda Octavia: Initial details

Skoda has previewed the next-generation Octavia once again, this time with a pair of official spy photos and new details of the various features and technologies that will be on offer ahead of its international reveal next month. The new Octavia 'Combi' wagon will measure 22mm longer (4689mm) than its predecessor, and 15mm wider (1829mm). Meanwhile, the liftback has grown by 19mm in length and 15mm in width to the same measurements.
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James Wong
2016-19 Fiat Ducato recalled
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30th Oct 2019
1 min read

2016-19 Fiat Ducato recalled

Fiat Chrysler Australia has recalled the 2016-19 Fiat Ducato van, over concerns about the brake line retaining clip. According to the company, the retaining clip might not be correctly be fixed to the clamping fastener on the firewall. That means the brake lines can rub against other mechanical parts and rupture, creating a risk of injury or accident to the driver and other road users. A total of 3702 units are affected by the campaign – a VIN list is attached here.
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Scott Collie
Why don't Australians buy more EVs?
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29th Oct 2019
3 min read

Why don't Australians buy more EVs?

Driving range, price, and limited knowledge of the available choices are three major impediments to improving battery-electric vehicle (EV) take-up in Australia. That’s the quick and unsurprising summary of a market survey from analytics firm Nielsen, called Caught in the Slow Lane, Australian Adoption of Electric Vehicles. As the name suggests, market penetration of electric vehicles in Australia is far lower than most equivalent markets across Europe, Asia and the USA.
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Mike Costello
Takata: Old-gen Accord, Civic under 'Critical Recall'
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29th Oct 2019
2 min read

Takata: Old-gen Accord, Civic under 'Critical Recall'

Honda Australia has issued a critical recall for 55 vehicles across older-generation Accord and Civic model lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. "A group of vehicles have been fitted with a complete driver airbag assembly, which has been determined to contain an affected Takata airbag inflator," the company's local division says in its recall notice.
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James Wong
Volkswagen Passat: Next-gen production could move to Slovakia - report
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29th Oct 2019
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Volkswagen Passat: Next-gen production could move to Slovakia - report

The Volkswagen Group may abandon its plans to build the next Passat at its planned €1.3 billion factory in Turkey, according to a new report. Industry journal Automotive News Europe says sources told sister publication Automobilwoche the German automaker could shift Passat production to Bratislava, Slovakia, where it builds various models like the Volkswagen Touareg and Audi Q7.
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James Wong