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Lexus sedans must evolve to survive, says executive
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1st May 2017
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Lexus sedans must evolve to survive, says executive

A senior Toyota executive says sedans in the Lexus range will need to evolve to become sportier in order to fight back against the ever-growing consumer preference for crossovers. Tokuo Fukuichi, Toyota's global branding chief and head of advanced design, told Automotive News, "Unless we can really offer a sedan experience you cannot have with an SUV or crossover, I think the sedan may not be able to survive if it does not evolve".
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Derek Fung
Programming sat-nav more dangerous than texting, UK study finds
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1st May 2017
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Programming sat-nav more dangerous than texting, UK study finds

A small UK-based study has found programming a satellite navigation app to be more distracting for drivers than texting. Undertaken by UK road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) RoadSmart and UK publication Auto Express, the experiment focussed on determining which common ‘behind-the-wheel distractions’ have the most potential for disaster.
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David Zalstein
Mercedes-Benz to knuckle down on hybrid EVs, autonomous tech
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30th Apr 2017
3 min read

Mercedes-Benz to knuckle down on hybrid EVs, autonomous tech

At this year's New York motor show, Britta Seeger, head of Sales and Marketing for Mercedes-Benz, reinforced the brand’s commitment to working harder on new hybrid technology and to better positioning the public’s understanding of autonomous driving technology. “We have a very clear plan to work even more on hybrid,” Seeger told Australian media. “We have already eight plug ins, and we will add even more.
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Trent Nikolic
2018 BMW X5, X7 spied at the Nurburgring
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29th Apr 2017
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2018 BMW X5, X7 spied at the Nurburgring

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James Wong
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29th Apr 2017
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2018 BMW X5, X7 spied at the Nurburgring

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James Wong
2014-2015 Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte recalled for fuel leak
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29th Apr 2017
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2014-2015 Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte recalled for fuel leak

The 2014 and 2015 model-year Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte have been recalled for a possible fuel leak, with 339 units affected. In the notice, the Italian marque reports that fuel may leak from the fuel delivery pipe, posing a hazard to other road users if fuel leaks onto the road. A VIN list for the recalled units can be viewed here. Above: Maserati Quattroporte, Top: Maserati Ghibli
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James Wong
Ford Powershift transmission issues: Are you affected? What steps should you take?
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28th Apr 2017
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Ford Powershift transmission issues: Are you affected? What steps should you take?

Each week CarAdvice receives at least four or five emails to the website or phone calls to our various radio programs regarding Ford Powershift transmission issues. The advice is always the same, but it's often misunderstood or not known by drivers experiencing issues. This article aims to explain how to diagnose your vehicle's issues and what you should do to seek remedy and have the issues resolved or the vehicle replaced.
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Paul Maric