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Toyota Corolla, Avensis Takata recall initiated
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11th Nov 2018
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Toyota Corolla, Avensis Takata recall initiated

Toyota has initiated its recall of the 2001-2007 Corolla (ZZE121,122,123 generations) and the 2001-03 Avensis Verso (ACM20) as part of the ongoing Takata campaign. Initially scheduled for July or December 2019, this notice affects older-generation Corolla and Avensis Verso models produced between October 2001 and January 2007, and relates to 'like for like' passenger airbags installed as part of a previous recall.
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Scott Collie
Ford patents method for removing new car smell
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11th Nov 2018
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Ford patents method for removing new car smell

Ford has a filed a patent application for an automated new-car-smell removal method, designed to make your brand-new vehicle smell less, well, new. According to the company's filing with the US Patent and Trademark Office, new car smell is caused by volatile organic compounds (VOCs) given off by leather, plastic and vinyl materials in a car's interior. Adhesives, sealants and glass cleaners may also contribute to the odour.
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Derek Fung
Porsche 935: How it was developed
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10th Nov 2018
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Porsche 935: How it was developed

Porsche has given fans of its exclusive 935 race car a more detailed look into its development process, in a video released by its 9:11 magazine. The clip features interviews with exterior designer Grant Larson, 935 project leader, Kay-Alexander Breitbach, and Matthias Scholz, overall project manager for GT customer racing, along with some stunning footage of the car in the studio and on the track.
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Chris Gething
HSV Colorado SportsCat R: Limited-edition ute revealed
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9th Nov 2018
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HSV Colorado SportsCat R: Limited-edition ute revealed

HSV has revealed the Colorado SportsCat R, a limited-edition variant of its Holden-based ute, featuring a number of gloss black and red styling highlights HSV claims will "take the vehicle’s distinctive street presence to another level".
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Chris Gething
2019 Mitsubishi Triton upgrade revealed
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9th Nov 2018
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2019 Mitsubishi Triton upgrade revealed

The buffed-up 2019 Mitsubishi Triton – a substantial mid-life update to the existing model – has been revealed in Thailand, ahead of its Australian launch in January next year. Design-wise, it’s a big leap. The ‘dynamic shield’ grille, higher bonnet, pronounced flares over the front and rear wheel arches, new wheels, pronounced sculpting running along the side of the tray and revised tail-lights give this Triton the requisite ‘tough’ look.
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Mike Costello