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Mercedes-Benz recalls 3115 cars in Australia due to seatbelt defect
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28th Jul 2020
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Mercedes-Benz recalls 3115 cars in Australia due to seatbelt defect

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall on a total of 3115 cars, citing an incorrectly manufactured front seatbelt buckle housing. The affected models are the C-Class, CLS, E-Class, and GLC from 2018 and 2019. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says “a correctly-fastened seatbelt could be detected as not fastened. If this occurs, a seat belt warning light will remain illuminated and a warning will sound when the vehicle is driven.”
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William Davis
2021 Mitsubishi Outlander previewed in new renderings
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28th Jul 2020
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2021 Mitsubishi Outlander previewed in new renderings

Between recent spy photos and the appearance of last year's Engelberg concept, it's easy enough to guess at the look of Mitsubishi's 2021 Outlander family SUV. Boxy. That's the first word that will come to mind for most buyers, but with a muscular look that just about puts the technically more capable Triton ute and Pajero Sport off-roaders to shame.
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Mike Stevens
Hyundai Santa Fe gets N-Line treatment, on wish list for Australia
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27th Jul 2020
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Hyundai Santa Fe gets N-Line treatment, on wish list for Australia

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe has been shown in its home market of South Korea with a comprehensive styling upgrade package. The Hyundai Santa Fe N-Line concept has not been confirmed for Australia, but local representatives said it is under study and has “not been ruled out”. The upgrades include a front and rear bodykit with sideskirts, to give the vehicle the perception of a lower stance. Massive 21-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin tyres also make room for uprated, performance brakes.
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Joshua Dowling
Caught short: The SUVs that will fit in the driveway
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27th Jul 2020
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Caught short: The SUVs that will fit in the driveway

Given we drive a new car every week, the journalists at CarAdvice are very familiar with the particularly frustrating scenario of not being able to fit a car in your driveway, garage or tiny inner-city street. Regardless of whether you have off-street parking or not, being able to safely store a vehicle not only decreases your likelihood of being side-swiped, but also substantially improves your stress levels (it’s science). RELATED: Every SUV in Australia ranked by boot size
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Susannah Guthrie
Australian first: truck camera ‘mirrors’ point to technology coming to cars
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26th Jul 2020
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Australian first: truck camera ‘mirrors’ point to technology coming to cars

Side mirrors could soon be replaced by tiny cameras with high-resolution displays inside the cabin – to improve visibility and fuel economy. The first vehicle on sale in Australia available with cameras instead of side mirrors is the latest generation Mercedes-Benz Actros truck.
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Joshua Dowling