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2018 Skoda Octavia pricing and specs
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12th Apr 2017
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2018 Skoda Octavia pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the facelifted 2018 Skoda Octavia range have been released this week, bringing new driver assistance technologies, upgraded infotainment and increased value to the Czech liftback and wagon. Prices are slightly up on last year's model, with the entry-level 110TSI manual liftback kicking off $500 higher at $23,490 before on-road costs, topping out at $43,990 for the DSG-equipped RS 135TDI wagon (up $1000).
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James Wong
2018 Hyundai Sonata unveiled, Australian launch set for third quarter
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12th Apr 2017
2 min read

2018 Hyundai Sonata unveiled, Australian launch set for third quarter

The smartly facelifted 2018 Hyundai Sonata is gearing up for its Australian release later this year with a host of mechanical, cosmetic and interior changes that will see a revitalisation of the Toyota Camry rival in the medium can segment.
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Alborz Fallah
2017 BMW 5 Series scores five-star ANCAP safety rating - UPDATE
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12th Apr 2017
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2017 BMW 5 Series scores five-star ANCAP safety rating - UPDATE

Update - This story is developing. BMW has confirmed that Australian-market 5 Series and 7 Series models are indeed equipped with driver's knee airbags, despite ANCAP's report. We'll update this story again as details clear up The all-new 2017 BMW 5 Series has been awarded a full five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority ANCAP - though, for the time-being, the rating applies only to the 520d variant.
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James Wong
MG E-Motion concept teased, circular MG badge appears
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12th Apr 2017
2 min read

MG E-Motion concept teased, circular MG badge appears

Images of the MG E-Motion concept have surfaced online this week, hinting at a new sports car for the Chinese-owned British brand ahead of a likely debut at the Shanghai motor show next week. The slinky coupe is believed to be an electric sports car, based on parent company SAIC Motor's electric vehicle platform.
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James Wong
2017 Skoda Superb recalled for seatbelt fix
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11th Apr 2017
1 min read

2017 Skoda Superb recalled for seatbelt fix

Skoda has issued a recall for seven of its 2017 model-year Superb medium cars over concerns the seatbelt tensioner may not deploy in an accident. The Czech manufacturer reports the condition could be caused by variations in the mixture of the ratio of the tensioner's propellant. If the belt tensioners are not deployed correctly in an accident, occupants could be at higher risk of injury. A VIN list for the affected vehicles can be viewed here.
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James Wong