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Jeep remains committed to right-hand-drive markets, including Australia
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6 days ago
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Jeep remains committed to right-hand-drive markets, including Australia

Jeep has reaffirmed its commitment to right-hand drive markets around the world – including Australia – and has ambitious plans to become a top-10 brand. This comes as Jeep is embarks on a major line-up overhaul – including new models and electrified powertrains – many of which are coming to Australia. Compared to a string of successful years between 2010 and 2015, Jeep has since been navigating the treacherous waters of falling sales and plummeting consumer sentiment in Australia.
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Sam Purcell
Toyota to pay $232 million settlement in US emissions investigation – report
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6 days ago
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Toyota to pay $232 million settlement in US emissions investigation – report

Toyota will pay a US$180 million (AU$232 million) settlement to the US government, following a five-year investigation into the company. According to news agency Reuters, the US Department of Justice publicly disclosed the outcome of the civil lawsuit last week – the first time government officials have confirmed the probe, despite Toyota announcing an investigation by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2016.
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Ben Zachariah
Toyota trademarks Celica name, hinting at new sports car
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21st Jan 2021
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Toyota trademarks Celica name, hinting at new sports car

Toyota has trademarked the Celica name in the US, suggesting the brand's iconic affordable sports car could make a comeback. Toyota filed to protect the name with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on 15 January 2021, with the trademark covering "automobiles and structural parts thereof".
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Alex Misoyannis
2021 Nissan Navara: Drive-away pricing for private buyers revealed
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20th Jan 2021
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2021 Nissan Navara: Drive-away pricing for private buyers revealed

The 2021 Nissan Navara drive-away pricing for private buyers has been revealed online, ahead of showroom arrivals in March. The early drive-away pricing shows private buyers will pay up to $1500 more on equivalent Navara models when compared to the business (ABN) deals announced earlier this year. As revealed in our pricing and specifications story in December 2020, the entry-level Navara RX has been discontinued.
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William Davis
2020 Mazda BT-50 recalled due to seatbelt fault
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20th Jan 2021
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2020 Mazda BT-50 recalled due to seatbelt fault

Mazda Australia has recalled 130 examples of the 2020 Mazda BT-50 TF ute (MY20) as the rear seatbelt may have been installed incorrectly. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the pretensioner mechanism in the BT-50 could malfunction in the event of an accident, increasing the risk of injury to passengers. Affected utes were sold between 23 September 2020 and 5 November 2020.
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Ben Zachariah