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2021 Toyota Yaris: First city hatch to earn five-star safety against tougher criteria
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16th Sep 2020
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2021 Toyota Yaris: First city hatch to earn five-star safety against tougher criteria

The 2021 Toyota Yaris has been awarded a five-star crash safety rating when measured against new, tougher criteria. An Australian-specification right-hand-drive version of the 2021 Toyota Yaris has been tested by European authorities, and validated by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).
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Joshua Dowling
2021 Ford Ranger Tremor: is Australia about to get a 'Raptor Junior'?
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16th Sep 2020
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2021 Ford Ranger Tremor: is Australia about to get a 'Raptor Junior'?

Is the Ford Ranger Raptor family about to grow? Ford Australia has released a teaser video of a limited edition Ranger on its social media channels less than 24 hours after the Ford Ranger Tremor was unveiled in the US. The Ford Ranger Tremor is a effectively a ‘Raptor Junior’ edition; it gets Fox shocks and 33-inch BF Goodrich K02 off-road tyres on 17-inch rims, but maintains the leaf spring rear end and a higher towing capacity.
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Joshua Dowling
Scheduled servicing now permitted under Victoria's lockdown
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16th Sep 2020
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Scheduled servicing now permitted under Victoria's lockdown

In good news for Victorian drivers, the state government has relaxed its public health restrictions to allow scheduled or logbook servicing of cars to go ahead. Previously, only emergency repairs, critical maintenance and recall work were permitted to take place during metropolitan Melbourne's ongoing lockdown, but from September 16 onwards any vehicle can be booked in for a routine service.
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Susannah Guthrie
2021 Audi S3 Sportback and sedan revealed, Australia confirmed
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15th Sep 2020
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2021 Audi S3 Sportback and sedan revealed, Australia confirmed

UPDATE: As part of a long-lead introduction, Audi has provided additional minor details about the new S3’s technical aspects. Check the bottom of this article for the latest. Audi has unveiled its new-generation challenger to the BMW M135i/M235i xDrive and Mercedes-AMG A35 premium hot small cars: the 2021 S3 Sportback and sedan. Twin under the skin to the upcoming Mk8 Volkswagen Golf R, the fourth-generation S3 follows a similar formula to that laid out by its predecessors.
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Alex Misoyannis
Hyundai Elantra recalled due to airbag fault
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14th Sep 2020
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Hyundai Elantra recalled due to airbag fault

Hyundai Australia has issued a recall of 28 examples of its Elantra with Model Years from 2008 to 2009 (MY08-MY09), due to a potentially dangerous airbag issue. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says "if the airbag inflator ruptures during airbag deployment, metal fragments may propel towards the vehicle occupants at high speeds". It goes on to say the airbag may also under-inflate in an accident.
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Ben Zachariah