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Hyundai i30 and Elantra recalled for fire risk, nearly 90,000 cars included
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11th May 2020
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Hyundai i30 and Elantra recalled for fire risk, nearly 90,000 cars included

Hyundai Australia has issued a recall of 87,499 of its 2007-2011 model-year i30 hatchback (shown above) and 2006-2011 Elantra small sedan (shown below) due to a defective circuit board that may increase risk of fire, with two known fires reported on Australian i30 cars. This recall follows the same fire hazard affecting 9393 examples of Hyundai's 2006 to 2009 model year Santa Fe SUVs, as reported by CarAdvice last week.
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Liam Murphy
Track test: Porsche Taycan electric car versus BMW M8 Gran Coupe
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10th May 2020
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Track test: Porsche Taycan electric car versus BMW M8 Gran Coupe

The new Porsche Taycan electric car has lined up against a BMW M8 Gran Coupe Competition in a head-to-head track test in Germany in the hands of a race driver thanks to AutoBild magazine. While we won’t give away the result – even though you might guess it – we will say it was closer than many would expect. For diehard petrol heads, the test shows there is still plenty of life left in fossil-fuel-powered performance cars.
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Joshua Dowling
Porsche upgrades its Track Precision App for iPhones
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9th May 2020
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Porsche upgrades its Track Precision App for iPhones

Porsche has updated its Track Precision App – which analyses a driver's performance corner-by-corner at most major racetracks around the world – for owners of Apple iPhones. Compatible with current generation Porsche 911 and Porsche 718 models, the updated Track Precision App Version 3.2 will now use Apple Car Play to access telemetry data collected by the car – including satellite positioning, throttle and brake inputs, G-forces and engine revs.
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Liam Murphy
Kia working on new electric car flagship
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8th May 2020
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Kia working on new electric car flagship

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Liam Murphy
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8th May 2020
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Kia working on new electric car flagship

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Liam Murphy
New Isuzu D-Max on track for July arrival as production restarts
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8th May 2020
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New Isuzu D-Max on track for July arrival as production restarts

The new Isuzu D-Max ute is on track to arrive in Australian showrooms in July as expected – despite a three-week factory shutdown during the global coronavirus crisis. Isuzu Ute Australia issued a statement today advising that the Thailand factory that manufactures the new generation Isuzu D-Max ute has restarted production as of this week, after being shuttered since the 13th of April. A separate Isuzu truck factory in Thailand is due to restart production on the 18th of May.
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Joshua Dowling
Old Tesla hardware containing owners' private data is surfacing on eBay
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7th May 2020
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Old Tesla hardware containing owners' private data is surfacing on eBay

A hacker in the United States has uncovered old Tesla hardware on eBay that allegedly contains personal data from owners – including passwords, home addresses, calendar events and phone call history. Worse, the hacker claims Tesla knows about the breach but is yet to do anything about it.
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Susannah Guthrie