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Goodbye Mercedes-Benz X-Class, we hardly knew you...
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1st Feb 2020
3 min read

Goodbye Mercedes-Benz X-Class, we hardly knew you...

Sometimes the best-laid plans go awry, and I’d never want to discourage a car manufacturer from rolling the dice and having a crack. But when it comes to automotive miscalculations, the short life of Mercedes-Benz Vans’ X-Class pickup has to rate pretty highly on the list, and serve as a lesson to others. As revealed this week, the X-Class will be axed globally from May this year, less than three years after its global reveal and two after its introduction to the vital Australian market.
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Mike Costello
Can a driver be fined if their passenger is using a mobile phone? - UPDATED
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31st Jan 2020
5 min read

Can a driver be fined if their passenger is using a mobile phone? - UPDATED

The tale of a Sydney driver being fined because her passenger was on FaceTime incited shock and outrage in June 2019, but drivers may be interested to know similar penalties are becoming commonplace on roads across the nation. Sheree Panetta took to Facebook to vent about the $337 fine she received from NSW Police, with her post quickly going viral.
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Susannah Guthrie
2020 Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrates motorsport greats
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31st Jan 2020
2 min read

2020 Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrates motorsport greats

The theme for the 2020 Goodwood Festival of Speed has been announced, putting a focus on motorsport greats. Stepping away from traditional manufacturer-focused events, Goodwood has named this year’s theme “The Maestros – Motorsport's Great All-Rounders”. The theme celebrates not only drivers and riders on two and four wheels, but teams and manufacturers such as Ferrari, Porsche, Lotus, Mercedes-Benz, McLaren, Ford, Williams, Penske, and Ganassi.
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Mandy Turner
2021 Jaguar XF spied
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30th Jan 2020
1 min read

2021 Jaguar XF spied

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Scott Collie
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30th Jan 2020
1 min read

2021 Jaguar XF spied

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Scott Collie
2020 Mazda CX-30 scores five stars in ANCAP testing
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30th Jan 2020
2 min read

2020 Mazda CX-30 scores five stars in ANCAP testing

Mazda's important CX-30 SUV has achieved five stars in ANCAP testing, returning the highest score for Adult Occupant Protection in the road safety body's history. The high-riding CX-30, which rivals the Kia Seltos, scored 99 per cent for Adult Occupant Protection. It also returned an impressive 88 per cent for Child Occupant Protection, and 80 per cent for Vulnerable Road User Protection.
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Scott Collie
Next Nissan Qashqai and X-Trail to debut this year, plug-in hybrid Qashqai planned – report
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30th Jan 2020
3 min read

Next Nissan Qashqai and X-Trail to debut this year, plug-in hybrid Qashqai planned – report

Nissan is expected to debut a redesigned Qashqai in September, while a new X-Trail could debut even sooner. Autocar reports the redesigned Qashqai should appear at this year’s Frankfurt motor show, while the next X-Trail may appear mid-year. The upcoming Qashqai won’t move to a new platform but will instead remain on the current model’s CMF platform, shared with the X-Trail, according to the report.
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William Stopford