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3rd Feb 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson usually presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage,with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. This week it's Matt Campbell, because Tegan's not in. What happened in the week ending February 3, 2017? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.
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Matt Campbell
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
McLaren partners with BMW for next-generation powertrains
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1st Feb 2017
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McLaren partners with BMW for next-generation powertrains

McLaren Automotive has announced a strategic partnership with the BMW Group as part of a project to design and develop technologies for its next-generation powertrains. In a statement released this week, the British supercar firm said the project will focus on developing new combustion technology that will deliver a higher output per capacity than currently possible, while also aiming to reduce CO2 emissions.
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James Wong
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia pricing and specs
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1st Feb 2017
3 min read

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia pricing and specs

Australian pricing for the full 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia range has been revealed today, as part of the premium Italian mid-sizer's local launch. Local buyers got their first look at the new 3 Series and C-Class rival in December, with the 2017 Giulia revealed as the centrepiece of a newly unveiled Alfa Romeo showroom in Melbourne. Now, the Italian marque has confirmed the range will kick off from $59,895 with the eponymous Giulia model. (All prices exclude on-road costs.)
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Mike Stevens