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Seat launches integrated Shazam service
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28th Feb 2018
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Seat launches integrated Shazam service

Spanish brand Seat has revealed a new function for its in-car DriveApp – an integrated Shazam music recognition service. Announced on the first day of Mobile World Congress, the new feature allows users to identify songs on the move "in a completely safe manner". The function will become operative from April in compatible models via the Seat DriveApp for Android Auto – sorry iPhone users, you'll have to wait.
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James Wong
Takata: Compulsory airbag recall announced
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28th Feb 2018
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Takata: Compulsory airbag recall announced

The global Takata airbag recall crisis has taken a new turn in Australia, with the Federal Government today announcing a compulsory recall. Talk of stricter action on the matter has been ongoing since Australian recalls were initiated in 2009. Australia's first Takata-related death in July last year - one of 23 globally - prompted the Federal Government to confirm in September that it was considering a compulsory recall.
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Mike Stevens
BMW "cannot neglect" ute segment
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28th Feb 2018
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BMW "cannot neglect" ute segment

BMW Australia says it’s pushing head office to enter the ute segment, which shows no signs of slowing down – and will soon see the entry of its arch-rival, Mercedes-Benz. Speaking to media at the X2 launch in Canberra, BMW Australia boss, Marc Werner, admitted the brand would be foolish to ignore market trends. “We cannot close our eyes and neglect it, we cannot neglect market trends,” Werner said.
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Alborz Fallah
2018 Audi A6 leaked
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27th Feb 2018
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2018 Audi A6 leaked

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James Wong
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27th Feb 2018
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2018 Audi A6 leaked

Audi A6 2018
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James Wong
2018 Kia Optima Sportswagon revealed
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27th Feb 2018
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2018 Kia Optima Sportswagon revealed

The revised 2018 Kia Optima has been revealed for Europe, with the company showing off the facelifted Sportswagon variant and detailing new powertrains for the first time. While the exterior revisions largely mirror that of the Korean-market 'K5' sedan, the European version is set to get a pair of new turbocharged engines – one petrol and one diesel.
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James Wong
Time Machine Tuesday: February 27, 2018
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27th Feb 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: February 27, 2018

People often say "don't forget where you came from". Although we're focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here's a look at what happened on February 27 over the past few years. Warning: may contain traces of Volkswagen Group. It's been a year since Volvo started the drip-feed of teaser images for what is now the XC60 SUV.
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James Wong