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2020 Smart ForTwo facelift sketched out
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31st Aug 2019
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2020 Smart ForTwo facelift sketched out

A sketch previewing the updated electric-only Smart ForTwo has been unveiled ahead of the car's debut at 2019 Frankfurt motor show, which kicks off in the middle of September. To mark the transition to an all-electric lineup the Smart ForTwo and ForFour models will be given a facelift. While the sketch indicates the updated ForTwo will have a wider body and more aggressive stance, spy photos show the car's body panels will be untouched.
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Derek Fung
Electric and hybrid cars to no longer get the silent treatment
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30th Aug 2019
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Electric and hybrid cars to no longer get the silent treatment

Australian authorities are poised to introduce new regulations that would force electric and hybrid cars to emit a sound at low speeds to alert vision impaired and distracted pedestrians. During a meeting of all state and federal transport ministers in Adelaide earlier this month, it was proposed that “all electric, hydrogen fuel cell, and hybrid vehicles install an Acoustic Alerting System”, and that a regulation impact statement be ready in “early 2020”.
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Joshua Dowling
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE, CLA, C-Class, E-Class and S-Class recalled
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30th Aug 2019
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE, CLA, C-Class, E-Class and S-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2019 GLE, CLA, C-Class, E-Class and S-Class over concerns about the brake assist software. According to the company, an issue with the active brake assist software could make one of the radar sensor control units fail. If the radar sensor unit fails, braking assist mightn't activate in a collision, increasing the risk of injury to occupants and other road users. A total of 675 cars have been included in the campaign – a VIN list is attached here.
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Scott Collie
2020 Porsche 911 Turbo spied virtually undisguised
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29th Aug 2019
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2020 Porsche 911 Turbo spied virtually undisguised

The next-generation Porsche 911 Turbo has been spied undergoing testing outside the company's development headquarters. This latest prototype is wearing even less camouflage than the convertible spotted last month, with just a bit of disguise tape around the tail-lights, badges and rear diffuser. At the front the 911 Turbo has a slightly deeper chin spoiler, and a mildly reworked set of air intakes, behind which sit an impressive array of intercoolers.
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Derek Fung
2017-18 Mitsubishi Pajero recalled
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29th Aug 2019
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2017-18 Mitsubishi Pajero recalled

Mitsubishi Australia has recalled the 2017-18 Pajero, over concerns about the welding strength on the front right-hand lower control arm. According to the company, 'inadequate welding strength' on the lower control arm could make it fail at one of the weld joints. If the lower control arm fails, the steering mightn't operate correctly, increasing the risk of injury or accident for both the driver and other road users. A total of 6384 vehicles are affected – a VIN list is attached here.
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Scott Collie