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2017 Skoda Octavia RS245 revealed, Australia on the cards
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4th Feb 2017
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2017 Skoda Octavia RS245 revealed, Australia on the cards

The new-look 2017 Skoda Octavia RS245 has been revealed, with the new model set to become the most powerful version of the Octavia to date when it's launched at next month's Geneva motor show. Building upon the existing 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder model in the Octavia RS230, but now with an extra 15 metric horsepower, the RS245 grunts out 180kW of power and 370Nm of torque (between 1600-4300rpm).
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Matt Campbell
January Sales: Toyota HiLux edges Ranger and Colorado
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3rd Feb 2017
2 min read

January Sales: Toyota HiLux edges Ranger and Colorado

Now that we’re acclimatised to the idea of a light commercial being the nation’s top-selling vehicle for a calendar year, we can watch the market with a different set of eyes. We’re only one month into 2017, but the January figures for ute sales make for interesting reading, mostly on account of the ever-growing Toyota HiLux versus Ford Ranger battle — billed by some as the new Commodore v Falcon rivalry.
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Mike Costello
Kia outsells Subaru and Volkswagen
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3rd Feb 2017
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Kia outsells Subaru and Volkswagen

Kia Motors Australia was the fastest-growing mainstream brand in the local new car market last year, and this momentum has carried over into 2017. The Korean brand grew 28.9 per cent in January to 4015 units, catapulting it ahead of Subaru (4009, up a strong 18 per cent in its own right), Volkswagen (3995, down 8 per cent as the Golf enters runout) and Honda (3470, up 20 per cent).
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Mike Costello
2017 Mini Countryman pricing to nudge $40,000
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2nd Feb 2017
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2017 Mini Countryman pricing to nudge $40,000

Mini Australia is keen to look at the business case for the hybrid version of the redesigned 2017 Mini Countryman, but for now is only willing to confirm a four model grade line-up - and a pricier one at that. There are six variants of the current Countryman on sale in Australia, but Mini will simplify that with the release of the new model.
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Trent Nikolic
Porsche 718, 911 recalled for airbag fix
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2nd Feb 2017
1 min read

Porsche 718, 911 recalled for airbag fix

Porsche has issued a recall for five vehicles in its 718 Boxster, Cayman and 911 model lines over concerns the side airbags may not deploy properly in the event of an accident. As a result of what the company is calling a supplier's manufacturing error, the front side airbags in the affected vehicles could be installed with incorrect detonator units.
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James Wong