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Skoda Kamiq commences production
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15th Jul 2019
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Skoda Kamiq commences production

The all-new Skoda Kamiq has started rolling down the production line at the company’s main factory in Mladá Boleslav in the Czech Republic, ahead of its Australian introduction early next year. Due to hit European markets in the coming months, the Kamiq serves as the third member of Skoda’s global SUV family, slotting under the larger Karoq and Kodiaq crossovers.
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James Wong
2015 Mazda MX-5 recalled
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14th Jul 2019
1 min read

2015 Mazda MX-5 recalled

Mazda Australia has issued a recall for the 2015 model-year ‘ND’ MX-5 sports car over concerns a metal bracket on the vehicle’s under-cover could come loose while driving. “The metal bracket may fall from the vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident or injury to vehicle occupants and other road users,” the company says in the recall notice. A total of 256 units are affected by this recall, sold between 27 May 2015 and 6 July 2015 – the VIN list is available here.
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James Wong
Aston Martin DBX drift mode: "Never say never"
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13th Jul 2019
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Aston Martin DBX drift mode: "Never say never"

Aston Martin has confirmed the all-new Aston Martin DBX will use a permanent all-wheel drive system, but there are now hints a 'drift mode' could be fitted to help differentiate it from its competitors. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice, Aston Martin senior manager of vehicle dynamics, Ian Hartley, suggested the brand is looking into implementing a feature like drift mode to give the DBX a competitive edge. "It's not a difficult question really," he said, asked about drift mode for the DBX.
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Paul Maric
The tiny bug causing big dramas for the Australian car industry
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12th Jul 2019
4 min read

The tiny bug causing big dramas for the Australian car industry

Strict measures by the Department of Agriculture to stop stink bugs from destroying Australian plants and crops are putting the brakes on new car sales because cargo ships are being turned around or fumigated offshore. Thousands of new motor vehicles across most brands shipped from the northern hemisphere have been affected, from expensive Mercedes-Benz sports cars to cheap Chinese utes.
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Joshua Dowling
CarAdvice podcast 161: 2019 Porsche Cayman GT4 and Goodwood FoS
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12th Jul 2019
1 min read

CarAdvice podcast 161: 2019 Porsche Cayman GT4 and Goodwood FoS

This week on the podcast are Scott Collie and Paul Maric. In car news, the Bentley EXP 100 GT concept, BMW X7 pick-up concept, and 2020 Mini Cooper SE have been revealed, and the 2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette rear end has been spied. Paul and Trent Nikolic attended the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where Trent experienced the 2019 Porsche Cayman GT4. Mike Costello speaks to Nissan's global director for electric vehicles, Nic Thomas, at the local launch of the Nissan Leaf.
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Mandy Turner