FCA enters resto-mod world with 'Reloaded by Creators' program
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has joined the crowd of manufacturers giving old cars a new lease on life, launching the Reloaded by Creators program.
Unlike some other manufacturers, FCA won't be building old cars from scratch. Instead, the company will buy "carefully selected" used vehicles and treat them to an exacting restoration. Money made from the project will be used to fund 'scouting' activities to add significant historic vehicles to the company collection.
Fiat has recalled the 2.3-litre diesel Ducato van over concerns the intercooler sleeve could come loose from the throttle body.
The manufacturer says if the condition occurs, the engine warning light will illuminate and drivers will experience a loss of power.
Should the vehicle unexpectedly lose power when in use, it could increase the risk of an accident.
A VIN list for the affected vans can be viewed here.
Hyundai confirms voluntary ACCC program to improve customer service
Hyundai Australia has engaged in a voluntary undertaking with the Australia Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), as it attempts to more closely adhere with Australian Consumer Law when dealing with customer complaints.
The move comes as part of the ACCC's wider investigation into customer service in the automotive industry, which has already seen Holden accept and initiate changes to the way it deals with wronged customers.
Holden: Dealer cuts and factory closure remove the shackles
Last year was a big year for Holden, both emotionally and financially. Now, the local boss says the shackles have finally been released.
2017 saw the closure of local manufacturing and the termination of 30 dealer franchise agreements, with the brand electing not to renew them beyond December 31, 2017.
Update (25/5/18): Ford Australia has confirmed the Ranger Raptor will arrive in September alongside the wider MY19 line-up.
The 2018 Ford Ranger Raptor has been revealed in Thailand, ahead of an Australian launch in September.
First things first: there's no Ecoboost V6 from the F-150, although the Raptor does get an all-new transmission and twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel.