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Opel Astra Sports Tourer wagon to form part of Holden's 24 new cars by 2020
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1st Jun 2017
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Opel Astra Sports Tourer wagon to form part of Holden's 24 new cars by 2020

CarAdvice can exclusively reveal that the Opel Astra Sports Tourer will form part of Holden's 24 new cars by 2020 and will wear the Holden Astra wagon, or Holden Astra Tourer badge when it arrives later this year. We understand the two model range will consist of the Holden Astra LS wagon and the Astra LT wagon. While it's based on the Opel Astra hatch design (and not the US Chevrolet Cruze), it won't use the R/RS/RS-V badges currently used on the hatch range.
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Paul Maric
Ford Mustang Performance Packs now available in Australia
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1st Jun 2017
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Ford Mustang Performance Packs now available in Australia

Owners of the 2016 and 2017 Ford Mustang can now order licensed mechanical upgrades through Australian dealers for the first time, the company has confirmed this week. While there are no signs of supercharger kits or power upgrades for either the 2.3-litre Ecoboost or 5.0-litre V8 models, Ford Australia now offers a range of suspension and exhaust upgrades depending on which Mustang variant you choose - though most of these options are limited to the more powerful GT.
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James Wong
2013-2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV recalled for engine fix
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31st May 2017
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2013-2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV recalled for engine fix

The pre-facelift Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been recalled this week, with 1654 units potentially affected by an engine fault which could shut off the petrol motor inadvertently. Mitsubishi reports that improper engine software, electric vehicle (EV) software and spark plug specification are the cause of the issue, which could turn off the plug-in hybrid system's petrol engine unexpectedly during use, limiting the vehicle to electric power only.
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James Wong
Ford Focus RS Option Pack adds LSD, black highlights, on the cards for Australia
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31st May 2017
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Ford Focus RS Option Pack adds LSD, black highlights, on the cards for Australia

The Ford Focus RS Option Pack has been revealed this week, giving the Blue Oval's hyper hatch several mechanical and cosmetic upgrades. Compared to the already manic 'standard' Focus RS, the Option Pack adds a mechanical limited-slip front differential sourced from tuning company Quaife, along with a two-tone colour scheme inside and out.
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James Wong
Opel/Vauxhall sale held up by disagreement over on-going development work - report
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31st May 2017
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Opel/Vauxhall sale held up by disagreement over on-going development work - report

The sale of Opel and Vauxhall to the PSA Group, owner of the Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands, has reportedly hit a snag. Sources have informed the Allgemeine Zeitung the company's works council has paused the transition timeline. Employee information sessions, which were due to be held this week, have been postponed indefinitely. Also delayed is the transfer of the bulk of GM's European operations to a new holding company named Opel Automobile GmbH.
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Derek Fung
Mazda rotary turns 50
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30th May 2017
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Mazda rotary turns 50

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Mike Costello
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30th May 2017
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Mazda rotary turns 50

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Mike Costello