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Watch two 2020 Land Rover Defenders recover a 20-tonne truck
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20th Mar 2020
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Watch two 2020 Land Rover Defenders recover a 20-tonne truck

Two 2020 Land Rover Defenders have been captured hard at work, recovering a stricken 20-tonne truck during a media drive in northern Namibia. The two pre-production Defenders were in Namibia for a pre-launch media event. The event was held in the remote Kunene region, where tarred roads are a rarity and dry, ephemeral river beds are often used as roads. It was in one of these dry watercourses that the stricken Scania truck, which Land Rover estimates to weigh 20 tonnes, was found.
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Sam Purcell
Volvo recalls 736,430 cars globally over AEB issue, 9205 in Australia
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20th Mar 2020
2 min read

Volvo recalls 736,430 cars globally over AEB issue, 9205 in Australia

Volvo has been forced to recall roughly 750,000 cars worldwide over a fault in its Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) systems that could see them not deploy under certain temperature conditions. The recall pertains to 2019 and 2020 model year cars and Volvo Australia confirmed to CarAdvice that it has identified 9205 affected vehicles in Australia. The affected models are the XC40, S60, V60, V60 Cross Country, XC60, S90, S90L, V90, V90 Cross Country and XC90 – model years 2019-2020.
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Susannah Guthrie
Car companies provide payment relief for US customers amid coronavirus outbreak
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19th Mar 2020
3 min read

Car companies provide payment relief for US customers amid coronavirus outbreak

Several carmakers in the United States are allowing new car buyers to delay or reschedule their car finance payments amid closures and financial uncertainty caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In an effort to maintain new car sales during a time of financial uncertainty, manufacturers like Ford, Hyundai, General Motors, Toyota and Nissan are offering their US customers alternate options if they can't continue to make payments.
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Susannah Guthrie
Toyota partners with Daimler-backed Chinese startup Momenta on high-def mapping project
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19th Mar 2020
1 min read

Toyota partners with Daimler-backed Chinese startup Momenta on high-def mapping project

Toyota has partnered with Momenta – a Daimler-backed Chinese autonomous driving startup – to aid in developing high definition maps, as reported by Reuters. Momenta will help Toyota develop its Automated Mapping Platform (AMP) – a technology crucial for autonomous driving. AMP is used to gather data for accurate and current mapping of areas that allows autonomous driving vehicles to place themselves in an environment.
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Liam Murphy
Exclusive: Holden offering five years car servicing back-up, not 10 years as promised to the public
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18th Mar 2020
3 min read

Exclusive: Holden offering five years car servicing back-up, not 10 years as promised to the public

EXCLUSIVE US car giant General Motors is offering Holden dealers car servicing contracts for only five years following the shutdown of the iconic brand – even though the company told the public it will provide customers with technical support for “at least 10 years”. A confidential proposal sent to dealers, a copy of which was obtained by CarAdvice, guarantees parts and servicing backup for Australia’s 1.6 million Holden owners for only the next five years, to the end of 2025.
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Joshua Dowling