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Volvos recalled globally for faulty seat belts, nearly 25,000 Australian cars affected
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2nd Jul 2020
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Volvos recalled globally for faulty seat belts, nearly 25,000 Australian cars affected

Swedish car maker Volvo – which invented the three-point seat belt in 1959 – has issued a global recall of 2.18 million cars for defective seat belts, with 24,977 Australian vehicles included. Affected models include previous-generation S60, S60L, S60 Cross Country, V60, V60 Cross Country, XC60, V70, XC70, S80 and S80L produced between 2006 and 2019.
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Liam Murphy
Peter Brock documentary 'deconstructs the myth', says film-maker
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2nd Jul 2020
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Peter Brock documentary 'deconstructs the myth', says film-maker

Fans of motor racing legend Peter Brock may want to strap themselves in, because the new documentary about his life – due to be released tomorrow – could be a bumpy ride. Kriv Stenders, the director of the new documentary Brock: Over The Top, says the film is an honest appraisal and gives a "360 degree view" of the nine-times Bathurst winner's early life and motor racing career.
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Ben Zachariah
Renault vans get five-year capped-price servicing to match warranty
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1st Jul 2020
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Renault vans get five-year capped-price servicing to match warranty

Renault Australia has announced it will offer five-year capped-price servicing for its Kangoo, Trafic and Master vans, an increase from the three-year plans previously offered. The Kangoo small van – with its 15,000km servicing interval – is covered for 75,000km, while the larger Trafic and Master – with 30,000km intervals – are covered for 150,000km.
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Liam Murphy
Holden dealers sign $150 million compensation deal 
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1st Jul 2020
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Holden dealers sign $150 million compensation deal 

The majority of Holden dealers have finally signed compensation packages – worth a combined value of close to $150 million – with US car giant General Motors. It follows a protracted legal battle that spilled onto the political field and caught the attention of Australia’s peak consumer and business watchdog. In the end, General Motors did not increase its initial offer by $1. Dealers who are yet to sign say they have not given up the fight with Detroit.
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Joshua Dowling
Ineos Grenadier: Modern answer to Land Rover Defender on sale next year
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30th Jun 2020
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Ineos Grenadier: Modern answer to Land Rover Defender on sale next year

Ineos Automotive – the newly-formed car making subsidiary of chemical-producing giant Ineos – has unveiled its Grenadier off-roader and confirmed technical details and Australian timing. The Ineos Grenadier will come in both long and short wheelbase options, with wagon and utility body styles. A double-cab ute body will also be built, with all variants to be made available for the Australian market. Wagon-bodied Grenadiers will go on sale first, with ute bodies to follow.
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Liam Murphy