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Mercedes-Benz fined $1.4 billion for diesel emissions non-compliance
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24th Sep 2019
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Mercedes-Benz fined $1.4 billion for diesel emissions non-compliance

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, has been fined €870 million ($1.4 billion) by German authorities for selling vehicles which did not fully comply with regulations regarding oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions. It's understood roughly 684,000 diesel vehicles sold in Germany were not compliant with emissions regulations.
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Derek Fung
Toyota LandCruiser: 200 Series V8 petrol axed
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4th Sep 2019
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Toyota LandCruiser: 200 Series V8 petrol axed

The Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series has had its V8 petrol engine culled, leaving the more expensive twin-turbo V8 diesel the sole powertrain option in Australia. After the petrol variant disappeared from the company's local consumer site, a Toyota Australia spokesperson confirmed the changes with CarAdvice, issuing the following statement:
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James Wong
Class action filed over Toyota DPF issues
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1st Aug 2019
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Class action filed over Toyota DPF issues

A class action lawsuit against Australia's best-selling car has been filed in the Federal Court, over issues with the diesel particulate filter in 2015-18 Toyota HiLux, Prado and Fortuner models fitted with a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine. Originally announced in December, the lawsuit could involve more than 250,000 vehicles. The case against Toyota Australia alleges the diesel particulate filter fitted to the 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder HiLux, Prado and Fortuner is defective.
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Scott Collie
Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series at least two years away
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10th May 2019
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Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series at least two years away

The Toyota LandCruiser “300 Series” is still at least two years away from local showrooms and the company remains tight-lipped about the successor to the iconic off-roader. CarAdvice recently spotted a prototype with 300 Series hardware disguised under a 200 Series body being tested on rural roads in Victoria. The fact that this vehicle was at the early mock-up “mule” stage indicates its showroom arrival is still some time off.
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Joshua Dowling
2019 Audi S5 TDI revealed, not for Australia
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23rd Apr 2019
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2019 Audi S5 TDI revealed, not for Australia

Audi Sport has announced the S5 TDI in both coupe and four-door Sportback forms for the European market, bringing diesel power to the nameplate for the first time. Like the new S6 and S7 models revealed a fortnight ago, the S5 TDI draws upon a 48V mild hybrid-assisted 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel, making 255kW and 700Nm – the latter available between 2500 and 3100rpm.
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James Wong