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Mercedes-Benz E300e announced for the UK

Mercedes-Benz UK has detailed the plug-in hybrid E300e, which commences deliveries in Great Britain from 'spring 2019'. Unlike the E300de, which teams a turbo-diesel engine with plug-in hybrid tech, the E300e uses a more conventional petrol-electric setup...

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2018 Lexus LS500 recalled
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2018 Lexus LS500 recalled

Lexus has recalled the 2018 LS500 V6, over concerns about the stop/start system. According to the company, the engine control unit could miscalculate the car's air intake volume, causing the engine to stall as the driver accelerates. If the engine stalls, owners can restart it using the start button...


2004-11 Audi A4, A6 added to Takata recall
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2004-11 Audi A4, A6 added to Takata recall

Audi Australia has expanded its Takata airbag recall, adding the '8E' A4 and '4F' A6 model lines sold between July 2004 and April 2011. This particular notice affects vehicles with potentially-faulty passenger-side airbags. As with all Takata-related recalls, the airbag's inflator propellant could degrade over time as it gets exposed to high temperatures and humidity...


2017-18 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, CLS recalled
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2017-18 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, CLS recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2017-18 E-Class and CLS, over concerns about owners using a child restraint in the passenger seat. According to the company, if a child seat is installed in the front passenger seat, there's a chance the airbag might not turn off as intended. In those cases, there's a risk the airbag will trigger in an accident and injure the child in a rear-facing seat...


Jaguar XJ50 on sale from $222,478
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Jaguar XJ50 on sale from $222,478

Jaguar Australia has announced pricing for the XJ50 special edition, available locally in four variants priced from $222,478 before on-road costs. Commemorating five decades of Jaguar's flagship limousines, the XJ50 is available with both the 250kW 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine and 221kW 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel, along with standard- and long-wheelbase bodies...


2019 Audi S6 spied again
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2019 Audi S6 spied again

The upcoming 2019 Audi S6 has been spied again, this time around the iconic Nurburgring race track in Germany. Spotted with next to no camouflage, the blue sedan in the images gives us a fairly clear indication of what to expect from the mid-tier performance A6, which is likely to be revealed early next year...


2019 Nissan Maxima unveiled
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2019 Nissan Maxima unveiled

Nissan has revealed the refreshed 2019 Maxima at the Los Angeles motor show this week, headlined by an updated design inside and out, along with the availability of the company's Safety Shield 360 tech suite. As revealed in the single frontal image a few weeks ago, the updated Maxima gets new jewel-like LED headlights and a revised LED daytime-running light signature, a deeper version of the V-motion front grille, revised tail-lights, and new bumpers...


2020 Genesis G90 facelift unveiled
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2020 Genesis G90 facelift unveiled

The facelifted Genesis G90 was unveiled overnight in South Korea, and its design can be best described as polarising. The upstart luxury marque has grafted elements from the 2018 Essentia concept coupe on to formal body of the G90, and is the first production implementation of the brand's 'Athletic Elegance' design language...


2020 Buick LaCrosse leaked
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2020 Buick LaCrosse leaked

The facelifted Buick LaCrosse has surfaced online through a listing on China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, giving us a first look at the updated sedan ahead of a potential debut at the Los Angeles motor show this week...


2019 Lexus LS gets more safety kit
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2019 Lexus LS gets more safety kit

Lexus Australia has announced some specification upgrades for its flagship LS500 and LS500h limousines, in the form of new active safety and driver assistance technologies. Headlining the additions is a new pedestrian avoidance system which can recognise an imminent collision with a pedestrian and control the vehicle's steering and braking to avoid the accident – dubbed active steering assist...


2020 Genesis G90 leaked
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2020 Genesis G90 leaked

The new Genesis G90 has been outed wearing minimal camouflage, revealing an all-new look – headlined by a massive grille – for the Korean brand's luxury flagship. Photos shared on a Korean forum reveal the sedan will get a bold new snout, led by Genesis's take on the current trend for massive grilles. It dominates the front end, with a criss-crossing chrome pattern...


Cadillac CT6 PHEV canned in North America
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Cadillac CT6 PHEV canned in North America

Cadillac has pulled the plug on its flagship CT6 plug-in hybrid, having debuted the car at the 2015 Shanghai motor show. Speaking with GM Authority, the company said it would focus on "the launch of the comprehensive 2019 mid-cycle and the first-ever V-Series variant of the top-of-range sedan" for 2019. "Cadillac remains committed to electrified systems for our vehicles...


Toyota Avalon, Camry TRD revealed ahead of LA debut
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Toyota Avalon, Camry TRD revealed ahead of LA debut

Toyota USA has given a first look at the new Avalon TRD and Camry TRD on social media, ahead of a full reveal at the Los Angeles motor show later this month. Unveiled as part of a '#TRDtakeover' Facebook video series, the TRD-fettled sedans appear to be more or less styling and suspension packages, including body kits, wings, wheels, and sportier interior trims...


Mercedes-Benz E300de PHEV launches in the UK
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Mercedes-Benz E300de PHEV launches in the UK

Mercedes-Benz UK has launched the E300de plug-in hybrid in both sedan and wagon variants, adding diesel-electric power to its large car line-up. First previewed in March at the Geneva motor show, the E300de pairs a 145kW/400Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel with a 91kW/440Nm electric motor and 13.5kWh battery system...


Queensland Police Kia Stinger on US tour
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Queensland Police Kia Stinger on US tour

The first police force in the world to use a Kia Stinger - Queensland Police - has allowed Kia Australia to bring one of its operational police cars to the mecca of mechanical performance and modification - SEMA 2018. There's good reason for it too...


2019 BMW M5 CS spied
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2019 BMW M5 CS spied

BMW has been snapped testing what appears to be a more focused M5 'CS' on the Nurburgring. Although it's very similar to the 'regular' M5 visually, there are a few hints this car is packing an extra punch. For one, it's wearing a carbon gurney flap on the boot lid, something BMW fitted to the M3 and M4 CS variants released last year...


2016 Jaguar XE, XF added to Takata recall
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2016 Jaguar XE, XF added to Takata recall

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has initiated a recall for the 2016 'X760' XE and 'X260' XF as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. As with previous Takata-related recalls, affected airbag inflators could degrade over time when exposed to high temperatures and humidity over time...


Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Mazda 6, Lexus ES score five-star ANCAP ratings
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Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Mazda 6, Lexus ES score five-star ANCAP ratings

ANCAP has released its latest round of safety ratings, with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Mazda 6 and Lexus ES all achieving five stars based on tests carried out by sister firm, Euro NCAP. The A-Class managed a high score of 96 per cent for adult occupant protection, while the Mazda and Lexus scored 95 per cent and 91 per cent in the same category respectively...


2019 Nissan Maxima revealed ahead of LA debut
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2019 Nissan Maxima revealed ahead of LA debut

Nissan North America has partially revealed the updated 2019 Maxima this week, before its public debut at the Los Angeles motor show next month. Scheduled to go on sale in the US from December, the updated Maxima will offer Nissan Safety Shield 360 technology, meaning a wider range of active safety systems should be offered depending on variant, including autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane departure warning...


2018 Holden Commodore diesel recalled
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2018 Holden Commodore diesel recalled

GM Holden has issued a recall for diesel versions of the 2018 model-year Commodore over concerns chafing engine parts could spring a fuel leak, posing a fire risk. The brand reports diesel models could feature a clip on the fuel hose bundle that could rub on the fuel pump return hose. If the condition occurs, fuel could leak onto the exhaust, which could start a fire...