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Tesla Australia to add CCS chargers to support Model 3

Tesla Australia has announced it will upgrade its Supercharger network with Combined Charging System (CCS) plugs, in order to support the upcoming Model 3 sedan...

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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...


2020 BMW M340i revealed: xDrive for us, RWD option for USA
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2020 BMW M340i revealed: xDrive for us, RWD option for USA

The new 2019 BMW M340i xDrive has been revealed tonight ahead of its Australian debut, properly positioned as an AMG C43 rival – and with the glittery grille bling to match. This follows a basic detailing at last month's Paris motor show, where BMW confirmed its key points: 275kW of power, 500Nm of torque, and a 0-100km/h time of 4.4 seconds...


Mercedes-Benz C300 Hybrid, C350e recalled
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Mercedes-Benz C300 Hybrid, C350e recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for the C300 BlueTec Hybrid and C350e plug-in hybrid due to a wiring issue. The German luxury marque reports the diesel-electric and petrol-electric (respectively) variants could have an incorrectly-routed electric line in the engine bay, which could chafe on a reinforcement strut while the vehicle is being operated...


2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class spied for the first time
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2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class spied for the first time

The next-generation 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been snapped in public for the first time, offering a peek at what will replace the recently-updated W205 model. As you'd imagine of a prototype this far from launch, this vehicle is disguised with body add-ons, lots of blank-and-white wrap, and false grilles...


Tesla Model 3 coming to Australia in 'mid-2019'
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Tesla Model 3 coming to Australia in 'mid-2019'

The Tesla Model 3 should start arriving in Australia during the middle of 2019, according to new tweets from company CEO, Elon Musk. Asked by a customer about when the 'affordable' electric sedan would be arriving locally, Musk responded with "around mid-2019" – actually sooner than the initial timeframe promised...


FBI investigating Tesla's Model 3 production targets
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FBI investigating Tesla's Model 3 production targets

The US government is reportedly looking into whether aggressive production targets for the Tesla Model 3 were misleading for investors. Sources have told The Wall Street Journal the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) is investigating whether the electric car maker misled investors with its ambitious production targets for the Model 3...


2020 BMW M3 may gain wagon variant - report
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2020 BMW M3 may gain wagon variant - report

The next-generation BMW M3 will reportedly be offered as both a sedan and a wagon. Sources have told Autocar the Bavarian automaker is seriously considering launching an M3 Touring model as part of the next-generation range. As with the upcoming M3 sedan, which was spied earlier this month, the M3 wagon should feature pumped up front and rear wheel arches, lowered suspension, retuned handling, sportier styling and, of course, more power if it gets approved...


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...


Ford Australia urges Mondeo owners to get Takata airbags repaired
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Ford Australia urges Mondeo owners to get Takata airbags repaired

Ford Australia is pleading with owners of its mid-sized Mondeo to have their faulty Takata airbags fixed, having already repaired "more than 60 per cent" of the 16,701 vehicles affected locally. As first reported last week, models sold from 2007-2009 and 2014-2017 could be fitted with potentially deadly inflators on the drivers side, though they wear the less-dangerous 'beta' rating...


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...


2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class added to Takata recall
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2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class added to Takata recall

Mercedes-Benz has added the 2012 C-Class to the ever-expanding Takata recall, with a campaign involving 11,629 vehicles. As with all vehicles caught in the Takata recall, a combination of heat and humidity can make the airbag propellant degrade over time. If an affected vehicle is involved in a crash triggering the airbags, the metal inflator housing can rupture under pressure, sending metal fragments shooting into the cabin...


Jaguar XE SV Project 8 and 300 Sport go to the beach - video
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Jaguar XE SV Project 8 and 300 Sport go to the beach - video

Jaguar took the XE to its logical extreme with the Project 8, squeezing a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine making 441kW and 700Nm under the mid-sized sedan's body. Unfortunately, very few were built. Just 300 left-hook examples rolled forth from the factory, making it a seriously rare cat...


Audi RS4 generations face-off - video
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Audi RS4 generations face-off - video

The Audi RS4 has over two decades of history behind it, so what better way to measure its progress by lining up its various iterations? Mat Watson from Carwow managed to get three generations of RS4 (including the current one) and the original RS2 together for an old-school drag race and some one-on-one time to see how far the German performance wagon has come since the mid-1990s...


Honda Jazz, Accord Euro added to Takata recall
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Honda Jazz, Accord Euro added to Takata recall

Honda has added the 2014/15 Accord Euro and 2014 Jazz to its Takata recall list. As with all cars affected by the Takata recall, the vehicles included in this campaign are fitted with airbag inflator propellant that, through a combination of heat and humidity, can degrade...


2021 BMW i4 to 'normalise' EVs for the brand - report
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2021 BMW i4 to 'normalise' EVs for the brand - report

The upcoming BMW i4 could bridge the gap between the company's electrified 'i' division and its core range, according to a new report out of the UK. Auto Express claims the Bavarian manufacturer's new electric vehicle (EV) will be much closer aligned to the next-generation 4 Series, right down to the CLAR modular architecture underpinning everything from the new 3 Series to the 7 Series and X7...


2007-2017 Ford Mondeo added to Takata recall
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2007-2017 Ford Mondeo added to Takata recall

Ford has added the 2007-2009 and 2014-2017 Mondeo to the ever-growing list of vehicles in line to have their faulty Takata airbags replaced. As with all Takata recalls, a combination of heat and humidity can make the airbag propellant in affected vehicles degrade...


2020 Lexus IS rendered
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2020 Lexus IS rendered

This could be your first look at the all-new Lexus IS, thanks to a pair of speculative renderings recently published in Japanese media and posted online by Arabic publication, Almuraba. According to the report, these images were created by Japanese artists given an early look at the new IS by Lexus...


Ford confirms Mondeo Hybrid estate for Europe in 2019
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Ford confirms Mondeo Hybrid estate for Europe in 2019

Ford Europe has confirmed it will offer a petrol-electric Mondeo Hybrid estate in Europe next year, forming part of an "enhanced range" of hybrid vehicles headed for the region in 2019. Developed "exclusively for Europe", it's the first time the Blue Oval has offered its hybrid mid-sizer in wagon form. Currently, the Mondeo Hybrid pairs a 2...


2016-18 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled
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2016-18 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for C-Class models sold between May 2016 and January 2018 over concerns window trims could detach from the vehicle. The German marque reports that affected units may have experienced a production fault where the bonding of the rear window trims strips on both the left- and right-hand sides may not have been performed correctly...