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2018 Honda Civic Type R sets Nurburgring lap record
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24th Apr 2017
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2018 Honda Civic Type R sets Nurburgring lap record

The new 2018 Honda Civic Type R, which launches in Australia later this year, has become the fastest front-wheel drive car around the famed Nurburgring race track this week. Lapping the famous circuit in 7 minutes, 43.8 seconds, the Civic Type R steals the title from the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S - known here as the GTI 40 Years Edition - which managed a time of 7 minutes 49.21 seconds in May last year.
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James Wong
New Suzuki Swift aimed squarely at Mazda 2, June launch confirmed - UPDATE
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24th Apr 2017
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New Suzuki Swift aimed squarely at Mazda 2, June launch confirmed - UPDATE

UPDATE, 24/4/17: The company's Australian arm has now confirmed a June debut for the 2017 Suzuki Swift. Pricing and details will be confirmed closer to launch. Suzuki Australia says it expects the brand new Swift, due in June this year, to battle the Mazda 2 for sales supremacy in the private (non-fleet) part of the market.
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Mike Costello
2010-2014 Mitsubishi Pajero recalled for Takata airbags: 20,000 vehicles affected
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23rd Apr 2017
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2010-2014 Mitsubishi Pajero recalled for Takata airbags: 20,000 vehicles affected

The 2010-2014 'NT' and 'NW' Mitsubishi Pajero has been added to the ongoing Takata airbag campaign this week, joining numerous other model years of the Japanese off-roader that have been recalled for the same issue. In this latest notice, affected vehicles could be fitted with front passenger airbags that could release metallic fragments into the cabin when deployed in an accident. This poses a significant risk of injury, even death, to the vehicle's occupants.
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James Wong
2016 Citroen C4 Cactus recalled for starter fix
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22nd Apr 2017
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2016 Citroen C4 Cactus recalled for starter fix

Citroen has issued a recall for its 2016 model-year C4 Cactus vehicles over concerns an electrical fault could lead to a fire risk. According to the French manufacturer, the affected vehicles could have a non-compliant electrical relay's internal component, which could disrupt the starter control. If the condition occurs, it could cause an unwanted starter activation, causing the vehicle to move if a gear is engaged.
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James Wong
Get ready for 5G connectivity with your autonomous car
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21st Apr 2017
2 min read

Get ready for 5G connectivity with your autonomous car

Autonomous cars are going to need to send and receive mountains of data, and the current 4G wireless networks simply won’t cut it. That’s where the next-generation 5G comes into play, promising insanely-fast data transfer rates of up to 45 gigabits-per-second and one-millisecond latency.
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Anthony Crawford