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2020 Ford Transit models recalled due to suspension fault
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15th Oct 2020
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2020 Ford Transit models recalled due to suspension fault

Ford Australia has issued a recall of 344 examples of the 2020 Transit and Transit Custom van (MY20) due to the potential for a suspension arm joint to break. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says a fractured lower control arm joint may separate, resulting in the loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of an accident.
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Ben Zachariah
2021 Volkswagen Amarok W580 revealed
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14th Oct 2020
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2021 Volkswagen Amarok W580 revealed

The 2021 Volkswagen Amarok W580 has joined the growing list of top-end utes, as Australians continue to buy record numbers of workhorses turned into show ponies. Unlike the Ford Ranger Raptor, Toyota HiLux Rugged X, and Nissan Navara Warrior, the VW Amarok W580 has been designed with a focus on on-road performance, although extra ground clearance and Pirelli Scorpion tyres will also boost its off-road ability.
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Joshua Dowling
Alieno Arcanum – Bulgarian company 'confirms' 3850kW hypercar
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14th Oct 2020
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Alieno Arcanum – Bulgarian company 'confirms' 3850kW hypercar

Alieno – a near-unheard-of technology company based in the tiny Bulgarian village of Slashten – claims it is set to launch a 3840kW/8880Nm electric hypercar named the Arcanum. What’s more, the company is now taking preorders for the vehicle and says cars can be delivered in as little as 18 months.
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William Davis
2020 Jeep Gladiator receives three-star ANCAP safety rating
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13th Oct 2020
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2020 Jeep Gladiator receives three-star ANCAP safety rating

Australia's peak automotive safety body ANCAP has officially awarded the 2020 Jeep Gladiator a three-star safety rating, citing "lower than expected" levels of adult occupant and vulnerable road user protection as the reason for the score. Of the maximum five stars a car can receive, ANCAP issued the utility vehicle only three, based on 2019 testing of its SUV sibling, the Jeep Wrangler, as well as supplied technical evidence and in-house evaluation and modelling.
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Susannah Guthrie
Toyota Mirai hydrogen Popemobile gifted to the Vatican
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13th Oct 2020
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Toyota Mirai hydrogen Popemobile gifted to the Vatican

A Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric car has been converted into a Popemobile, and gifted the Vatican. Delivered on behalf of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Japan, the Toyota is 5.1 meters long and 2.7 meters tall at the highest point. However – unlike some previous iterations of the iconic vehicle – this Popemobile is not armoured. Instead, the pope sits on an exposed rear-mounted platform and is illuminated by an overhead LED system.
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William Davis