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Toyota suspends autonomous testing after Uber accident - report
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21st Mar 2018
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Toyota suspends autonomous testing after Uber accident - report

Toyota has pressed pause on its self-driving vehicle development, after an Arizona woman was killed yesterday by an autonomous Uber test vehicle. According to a report published in Bloomberg, the Toyota Research Institute fears the incident could impact test drivers in its 'Chauffeur' program.
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Scott Collie
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet revealed
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21st Mar 2018
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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet revealed

The facelifted 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet range have been revealed this week, ahead of an Australian introduction in August. Headlining the mid-life upgrade is a revised design, the availability of a digital instrument cluster, and new mild-hybrid 'EQ Boost' technology for select powertrains – basically, everything from the new sedan and wagon.
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James Wong
Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled over fire risk
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20th Mar 2018
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Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled over fire risk

American Special Vehicles has recalled 2014-2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks with the 6.7-litre diesel engine, over concerns a faulty water pump could cause an engine fire. According to the importer and right-hand drive converter, the water pump could fail which, in turn, might cause an engine compartment fire. There are 529 vehicles included in this recall. A VIN list is attached here. Owners will be notified by mail, and advised to take their car to a dealer for the required fix.
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Scott Collie
Hyundai i30 N: DCT confirmed for 'late-2019'
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19th Mar 2018
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Hyundai i30 N: DCT confirmed for 'late-2019'

Hyundai has confirmed the i30 N hot hatch will gain a dual-clutch transmission option in late-2019, potentially accompanied by the entry-level variant not currently offered in Australia. According to Andrew Tuitahi, senior product manager for Hyundai Australia, described the decision to launch with only the Performance-spec i30 N as a "statement of intent", but said the range will continue evolving.
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Scott Collie
Volvo Car Australia announces Nick Connor as Managing Director
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19th Mar 2018
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Volvo Car Australia announces Nick Connor as Managing Director

Volvo Car Australia has at last installed a new managing director, this week appointing company veteran and inaugural Polestar boss Nick Connor to the role. Connor replaces Kevin McCann, who resigned from the company in November, and McCann's temporary replacement as acting managing director, Stephen Connor (no relation).
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Mike Stevens