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Jeep teases plug-in hybrid Wrangler 4Xe
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15th Jul 2020
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Jeep teases plug-in hybrid Wrangler 4Xe

US off-road icon Jeep appears to be having an each-way bet on what will drive its future vehicles, teasing fans with images of a plug-in hybrid Wrangler barely a day after it showed off a gas-guzzling V8. A video of the upcoming Jeep Wrangler plug-in hybrid was posted on Instagram, and shows the vehicle gliding silently on an off-road track, without any sound of a combustion engine running.
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Sam Purcell
BMW recalls X3 M, X4 M, 3 Series, and Z4 models due to steering failure
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15th Jul 2020
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BMW recalls X3 M, X4 M, 3 Series, and Z4 models due to steering failure

BMW Australia has issued a recall of 1269 examples of (MY2018-19) F97 X3 M, F98 X4 M, G20 3 Series, and G29 Z4 models due to a potential steering rod failure. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the steering track rods may be damaged when exposed to high temperatures and vibrational loads. BMW says if the steering track rods are damaged or break, the vehicle will have limited steering ability and may not steer as expected.
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Ben Zachariah
2018-2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled for brake fix
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15th Jul 2020
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2018-2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled for brake fix

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for 5279 examples of its VS30 Sprinter van with model years from 2018 to 2020 (MY18-MY20) due to faulty brakes. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the brake hoses may contact the rear part of the fender liner of the front axle while driving the vehicle, causing anything from chafe marks to worn-out brake hoses, resulting in leaking brake fluid.
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Ben Zachariah
2021 Ford Bronco Sport: meet the tough-looking Toyota RAV4 rival
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14th Jul 2020
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2021 Ford Bronco Sport: meet the tough-looking Toyota RAV4 rival

The Toyota RAV4 has a tough-looking new rival – however it's a US-only model for now, and not likely to be built in right-hand-drive for Australian showrooms at this stage. The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport is a medium-sized SUV with the styling – if not the DNA – of a heavy duty off-roader. The Ford Bronco Sport was released in the US today alongside the brand's new rivals to the Jeep Wrangler.
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Sam Purcell
Tesla's Autopilot promotion is 'misleading', court case claims
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14th Jul 2020
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Tesla's Autopilot promotion is 'misleading', court case claims

Tesla's promotion of Autopilot – its advanced safety and driver technology system – has been labelled "misleading" by a German non-profit organisation taking the electric car maker to court there over its claims. The Centre for Protection Against Unfair Competition – an association of industry groups working to uphold competition law in Germany – is taking the US electric-car specialist to court, alleging Tesla is promising customers more than it can deliver.
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Susannah Guthrie