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2011-15 Dodge Journey, Fiat Freemont recalled for steering wheel fix
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16th Sep 2017
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2011-15 Dodge Journey, Fiat Freemont recalled for steering wheel fix

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for 9896 vehicles across its 2011 to 2015 Dodge 'JC' Journey and Fiat 'JF' Freemont model lines over concerns a faulty steering wheel harness could cause the airbag to deploy randomly. The manufacturer reports that the steering wheel wire harness may become trapped between a tab on the wheel plastic back cover and the edge of the horn plate.
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James Wong
Project One shows electrification is the key to future performance: AMG chief
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15th Sep 2017
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Project One shows electrification is the key to future performance: AMG chief

Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes‑AMG GmbH, told CarAdvice this week that customers kept asking, ‘when is AMG doing a hypercar, a super sports car’? We now have that answer. The car is the Project One, and the time is now. Well, in two years, realistically. Project One is, however, a window into the future and a reinforcement - according to Moers - that F1 technology is once again relevant to road cars.
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Trent Nikolic
French self-driving bus company to open factory, regional HQ in Adelaide
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15th Sep 2017
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French self-driving bus company to open factory, regional HQ in Adelaide

Navya, a French company specialising in autonomous shuttle buses, will establish its Asia-Pacific headquarters and a new factory in Adelaide. In announcing the "partnership" with Navya, South Australian premier Jay Weatherill said: "Establishing a driverless car vehicle operation here in South Australia is the perfect bridge connecting our past in traditional vehicle manufacturing and our future in advanced manufacturing in a clean, carbon neutral environment."
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Derek Fung
BMW to further differentiate model designs
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15th Sep 2017
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BMW to further differentiate model designs

BMW says its future models will see a more distinct design language that should see bigger visual differences between most models, whilst also taking the next step in the brand’s overall design evolution. Speaking to the Australian motoring media at the Frankfurt motor show yesterday, the company’s vice president of BMW group design, Adrian van Hooydonk, said it is now time to take the brand’s design to a new level.
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Alborz Fallah
2018 Mazda CX-8 revealed in Japan
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14th Sep 2017
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2018 Mazda CX-8 revealed in Japan

The 2018 Mazda CX-8 has been revealed in its home market of Japan this week, giving us a first look at the brand's new seven-seat SUV. Sitting below the larger CX-9 in Mazda's global line-up, the CX-8 is the company's first three-row crossover in the Japanese market - as the CX-9 isn't sold there.
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James Wong