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Aston Martin Vantage AMR to feature a manual
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29th Apr 2019
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Aston Martin Vantage AMR to feature a manual

Aston Martin set tongues wagging when it released a manual version of the last Vantage. The world is going automatic, and three-pedal sports cars are a precious commodity. Turns out, it wasn't a once-off. The new-generation Vantage AMR will come with a manual transmission, as confirmed by a new social media teaser for the car.
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Scott Collie
Ford under investigation in US over emissions certification problems
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28th Apr 2019
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Ford under investigation in US over emissions certification problems

As part of Ford's latest regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the company announced there was a "potential concern involving its US emissions certification process". Ford says it voluntarily informed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), California Air Resources Board (CARB) and other agencies about the matter in the middle of February this year. As a result, the US Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into the matter.
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Derek Fung
2019 Volkswagen Caddy recalled
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27th Apr 2019
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2019 Volkswagen Caddy recalled

Volkswagen Australia has issued a recall for the 2019 Caddy van over concerns the backrest padding in the front seats may stop the side airbags from deploying correctly. "On Caddy vehicles of a limited production period, the front backrest padding may have been fitted incorrectly," the company says in its recall notice. "In the event of a collision, the side airbags may not adequately deploy."
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James Wong
Audi A6 Black Edition revealed for the UK
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26th Apr 2019
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Audi A6 Black Edition revealed for the UK

Audi UK has launched the A6 Black Edition in both sedan and Avant wagon forms, serving as the new flagship specification. Following the success of the 'Black Edition' series rolled out across several other model lines in the UK, including the previous-generation A6 family, Audi's British division decided to offer the dark-themed package across all engine options as the top-spec trim option.
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James Wong
CarAdvice podcast: Celebrating our 150th episode at Zagame Autobody!
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26th Apr 2019
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CarAdvice podcast: Celebrating our 150th episode at Zagame Autobody!

To celebrate our 150th episode, Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and James Wong broadcast from Zagame Autobody (check out the photos below) in Tullamarine, Victoria. In car news, the 2020 Lexus LM and the Nissan Slyphy have been unveiled, Tesla has revealed the full self-driving computer described by Elon Musk as 'the best chip in the world', and Great Wall is preparing a 500Nm diesel engine for its new ute.
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Mandy Turner