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ANCAP: Jeep Wrangler gets one-star rating
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28th May 2019
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ANCAP: Jeep Wrangler gets one-star rating

The Jeep Wrangler’s woeful one-star Euro NCAP crash rating announced late last year has been carried over for Australian versions by affiliated local test body, ANCAP, despite indications that our versions might get some safety-minded improvements. The retro American 4x4 managed a 50% score for adult occupant protection, 49% for ‘vulnerable road user protection’ (pedestrians and cyclists) and 32% for safety assist tech. The only real pass mark was its 80% score for child occupant protection.
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Mike Costello
2016-18 Abarth 124 Spider recalled
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27th May 2019
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2016-18 Abarth 124 Spider recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has recalled the 2016-2018 model-year Abarth 124 Spider over concerns automatic models could suddenly shift into first gear while the vehicle is in motion. The manufacturer says incorrect software in the transmission control module could make the car engage first gear when in moving in 'D'. If the condition occurs, this poses a safety risk to the vehicle's occupants and other road users.
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James Wong
Why the German 'big four' are committed to Formula E
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27th May 2019
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Why the German 'big four' are committed to Formula E

Formula E is only in its fifth season, but there are plenty of big names on the grid. Audi and BMW already have factory-backed operations, while Mercedes-Benz will join next year. Motorsports juggernaut Porsche will also join the grid in 2019/2020. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Mahindra have been on board since day one, too.
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Scott Collie
2019 Mazda 6 pricing and specs
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26th May 2019
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2019 Mazda 6 pricing and specs

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James Wong
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26th May 2019
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2019 Mazda 6 pricing and specs

Mazda 6 2019
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James Wong
Hyundai, Kia and Genesis designs to become more 'differentiated'
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26th May 2019
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Hyundai, Kia and Genesis designs to become more 'differentiated'

Luc Donckerwolke, recently-appointed head of design for the entire Hyundai Motor Group, has outlined his vision for the automaker. Speaking with the UK's Autocar, he said his team's "core task is to differentiate the design philosophy of the three brands".
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Derek Fung
2020 Mercedes-AMG GLB45 spied
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25th May 2019
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2020 Mercedes-AMG GLB45 spied

It hasn't even been revealed in production form as yet, but the Mercedes-Benz GLB looks like it's going to get a hi-po AMG 45 version, if this recently spied prototype is anything to go by. First previewed in near-production concept form at the Shanghai motor show last month, the GLB will slot between the next GLA and the larger GLC in Benz's crossover line-up, and like its stablemates it will get an AMG-fettled variant boasting quite a lot of power.
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James Wong