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2016 MG6 Plus recalled for rear seat fix
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15th Dec 2017
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2016 MG6 Plus recalled for rear seat fix

SAIC Motor Australia has issued a recall notice for the 2016 MG6 Plus, as the car is missing its central child restraint anchorage point. According to the company, Core-spec cars were delivered without a child restrain anchorage, falling foul of Australian Design Rule 34/02 in the process. Without the anchorage point, the top-tether of a child seat can't be attached, increasing the risk of injury in an accident.
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Scott Collie
Renault buys media company in preparation for autonomy
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14th Dec 2017
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Renault buys media company in preparation for autonomy

Groupe Renault has purchased a 40 per cent stake in Challenges Group, a publisher with five magazines in its stable. It's an interesting acquisition for the French manufacturer, motivated by the looming onset of autonomy. According to the company, European commuters spend two hours in the car every day. As the burden of driving is gradually handed over to computers, that time will need to be filled with other activities.
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Scott Collie
Euro NCAP stars fall for facelifted models
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14th Dec 2017
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Euro NCAP stars fall for facelifted models

Euro NCAP has released its latest safety scores this week for a number of models, including updated ratings for ageing vehicles still sold as new cars. Several all-new cars got full five-star ratings, including the Hyundai Kona, Kia Stinger, BMW 6 Series GT and Jaguar F-Pace, while re-testing of some recently-facelifted versions of older models revealed some sub-par results - including a zero-star score.
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James Wong
2012-13 Jeep Cherokee recalled for headrest fix
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13th Dec 2017
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2012-13 Jeep Cherokee recalled for headrest fix

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall notice for 1928 examples of the 2012-13 (KK) Cherokee over concerns the active headrests won't deploy correctly in an accident. According to the company, a failure in the 'occupant restraint controller' might prevent the active headrests from activating in a rear-end collision, increasing the risk of injury to the front seat occupants. The recall affects 1928 units – a list of the relevant VINs can be found here.
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Scott Collie
2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class interior revealed
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13th Dec 2017
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2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class interior revealed

Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled the cabin of the 2018 G-Class in full. As we learned from leaked images last month, the totally-redesigned cabin has been dragged, kicking and screaming, in line with the wider Mercedes-Benz range. There's stylish circular air vents, a dual-screen infotainment system and digital instrument binnacle, along with new steering wheel controls from the S-Class.
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Scott Collie