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2021 Hyundai 'Ioniq 5' coming to Australia, more Ioniq models to follow
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9th Aug 2020
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2021 Hyundai 'Ioniq 5' coming to Australia, more Ioniq models to follow

Korean car maker Hyundai has confirmed it will launch a trio of new Hyundai Ioniq electric cars starting from 2021, based on two familiar concepts and one still to be shown. The 2021 Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric SUV (more a jacked-up hatch) will appear early next year, based on the 45 concept shown in 2019, and the company's local arm has confirmed an Australian launch will occur in the months to follow.
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Mike Stevens
Federal Government 'asleep at the wheel' on emissions: Opposition
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9th Aug 2020
2 min read

Federal Government 'asleep at the wheel' on emissions: Opposition

The Federal Opposition has accused the Government of being "asleep at the wheel" following a voluntary emissions scheme announced by the car industry last month. Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Mark Butler, criticised the Government for its "inaction" for failing to implement emissions targets, which he says makes Australia an outlier among OECD nations.
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Ben Zachariah
Lexus participates in Ipswich-based connected vehicle program
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7th Aug 2020
1 min read

Lexus participates in Ipswich-based connected vehicle program

Lexus Australia is participating in an Ipswich-based program that aims to greatly reduce the prevalence and severity of road traffic accidents. The Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot, which is run by the Queensland government, uses sensors installed at 29 intersections to communicate with participating vehicles. These sensors provide drivers with important information such as changes to speed limits, sudden shifts in traffic patterns, and potential road hazards ahead.
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William Davis
Mercedes-Benz recall 5826 X-Class utes for autonomous braking fault
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7th Aug 2020
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Mercedes-Benz recall 5826 X-Class utes for autonomous braking fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall on a total of 5826 X-Class dual-cab utes (MY2018 and MY2019), citing an issue with the active braking assistance feature. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the dual-cab ute's brake assist system may “mistakenly detect an obstacle and brake suddenly or unexpectedly.”
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William Davis
Video: 2021 Mazda 3 Turbo unveiled in all its glory. Now can we please have it?
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6th Aug 2020
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Video: 2021 Mazda 3 Turbo unveiled in all its glory. Now can we please have it?

Mazda has released a video of the highly anticipated Mazda 3 Turbo in the US overnight, revealing further details about its increased power and all-wheel-drive grip. Headlining the company's small car range in North America, the model will come in two variants: the standard Mazda 3 Turbo, and the Mazda 3 Turbo Premium Plus. Buyers will have a choice of sedan or hatch, but no manual transmission is on the horizon at this stage.
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Ben Zachariah