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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 17, 2017
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17th Mar 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 17, 2017

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 presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage,with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. What happened in the week ending March 17, 2017? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.
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Tegan Lawson
Audi confirms new A6, A7, A8, Q3 and A1 - all for 2017
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16th Mar 2017
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Audi confirms new A6, A7, A8, Q3 and A1 - all for 2017

Talk about busy - Audi will launch new versions of its large A6, A7, A8 models, as well as a new Q3 small SUV and baby A1 hatchback, all by the end of this year. The German luxury car maker made its plans public at the 2017 Geneva motor show, where Audi chairman of the board Rupert Stadler said the brand detailed the expansive model range revamp.
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Matt Campbell
2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled for airbag module fix
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16th Mar 2017
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled for airbag module fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 640 of its 2016 E-Class models over concerns a faulty occupant sensor could cause the airbags to be disabled. The German marque reports affected vehicles have an incorrectly installed occupant sensor in the front passenger seat, causing the pressure hose in the control unit to kink.
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James Wong
Volkswagen, Skoda and Tata begin strategic alliance, shared development
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15th Mar 2017
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Volkswagen, Skoda and Tata begin strategic alliance, shared development

The Volkswagen Group and Tata Motors have officially signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), and will begin working on "long-term partnership" centred around India and the subcontinent. According to the two parties, the ultimate goal is to expand their offerings through jointly developed products. This will, no doubt, lead to models sharing common platforms, and, possibly, hard points, sheet metal and interior fittings.
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Derek Fung
2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast: More than a (seemingly obvious) name…
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15th Mar 2017
3 min read

2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast: More than a (seemingly obvious) name…

With Ferrari opting to name its newest super-quick supercar the 'Superfast', there were more than a few stunned (read: unimpressed) faces when the new 2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast broke cover ahead of its world premiere at this year's 2017 Geneva motor show. But, as Ferrari product marketing head Nicola Boari told CarAdvice, while the iconic Italian brand didn’t specifically set out to call its latest road weapon the 'Superfast', the name is not as literal as some may think.
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David Zalstein