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2019 Volkswagen Passat spied

The updated Volkswagen Passat has been spied during development testing this week, giving us a closer look at the facelifted sedan version of the brand's mid-sizer...

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2011-15 Audi A4, A5, Q5 recalled
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2011-15 Audi A4, A5, Q5 recalled

Audi Australia has issued a recall for the 2011-2015 A4, A5, and Q5 model lines, over concerns a faulty heating element in the air-conditioning system could pose a fire risk. The German marque reports that the auxiliary heater element in the ventilation system may fail as the result of overheating "in the area of the connectors"...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class recalled
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the C-Class and E-Class, over concerns about incorrectly-installed panelling on the exhaust system. According to the company, the left cutout for the exhaust system isn't installed correctly, and could make contact with hot components. If it touches a hot exhaust component during 'full-load operation' could make the paneling catch fire...


2019 BMW 3 Series Touring spied
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2019 BMW 3 Series Touring spied

The next-generation BMW 3 Series Touring has been spied again, this time giving us an early look and the new 3er's interior. While still heavily camouflaged, we can see the new-gen 3 Series Touring will look very much like a shrunken version of the new 5 Series Touring – which is no bad thing...


2019 BMW 3 Series teased
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2019 BMW 3 Series teased

BMW has begun the official tease of its next-generation 3 Series, releasing a set of camouflaged pictures of the crucial mid-size sedan taking on the Nurburgring. Although we can't tell too much about the way it'll look, BMW has provided a few tantalising details about the car. For one, it'll maintain its 50/50 weight distribution, and have a centre of gravity around 10mm lower than the current model...


Mercedes C-Class, R-Class added to Takata recall - UPDATE
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Mercedes C-Class, R-Class added to Takata recall - UPDATE

Mercedes-Benz has added the 2008-11 C-Class and 2009-13 R-Class to the ever-growing list of cars on the Takata airbag recalls list. UPDATE, 13/8/18: This recall has been expanded to include C-Class models through to the 2011 model year, increasing the number of affected vehicles to 24,478 units. An updated VIN list can be viewed here...


2019 Kia Optima GT review
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2019 Kia Optima GT review

Kia has face-lifted and tickled the spec on its Optima GT mid-sized sedan. But is it enough to lure buyers away from big-selling Camrys and Mazda 6s?

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Carbonio Edition arrives from $143,900
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Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Carbonio Edition arrives from $143,900

Alfa Romeo has revealed the Giulia Quadrifoglio Carbonio Edition, a limited-run flagship priced from $143,900 before on-road costs. Just 20 examples will be made for Australia, all finished in a choice of Trofeo White or Competitzione Red on the outside. A dark finish for the 19-inch alloy wheels is also standard, along with genuine carbon-fibre finishes for the grille, exterior mirrors, front door sills and the gearshift...


2020 BMW 3 Series 'Electric' spied
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2020 BMW 3 Series 'Electric' spied

A prototype believed to be an all-electric BMW 3 Series has been spied this week, indicating the next-generation mid-sizer could be getting a pure-electric variant. Serving as the Bavarian marque's direct rival to the Tesla Model 3, the electric 3 Series doesn't give much away in terms of distinguishing features from its combustion-powered siblings, other than the 'Electric Test Vehicle' stickers plastered on the sides and rear...


Citroen joins Takata recall
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Citroen joins Takata recall

Citroen Australia has recalled vehicles across several model lines as part of the Takata airbag campaign, including the old-generation C3, C4, DS3, DS4 and DS5. As with all Takata-related notices, the affected airbag inflators can feature propellant that degrades over time due to humidity and high temperatures...


Opel Insignia gains 147kW turbo petrol option, not for Oz
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Opel Insignia gains 147kW turbo petrol option, not for Oz

Opel has expanded the powertrain line-up for its mid-sized Insignia line-up, adding the 147kW 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine from the smaller Astra. Available on all three body styles – Grand Sport (liftback), Sports Tourer (wagon) and Country Tourer (crossover wagon) – the new petrol option is available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic, exclusively sending drive to the front wheels...


2018 Audi A1, A3, A4 and Q3 special editions detailed
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2018 Audi A1, A3, A4 and Q3 special editions detailed

Audi has revealed a handful of cut-price limited editions based on the A1, A3, A4 and Q3 through its consumer website, offering more equipment and drive-away pricing. Kicking off proceedings is the A1 Sportback 1.4TFSI Style Edition, priced from $30,990 drive-away. It gains gains xenon headlights and light washers, LED tail-lights and 17-inch alloy wheels over the 1...


Mercedes-AMG C43, C63, E63 recalled
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Mercedes-AMG C43, C63, E63 recalled

Mercedes-AMG has recalled the C43, C63 and E63 over concerns about the front seat backrests.  According to the company, the laser welding between the backrest member and backrest fitting might not comply with manufacturer specifications. As a result, the welds might not withstand the required load values and the fitting could detach from the backrest, putting passengers at risk of injury...


2019 Mercedes-AMG C63: Initial details
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2019 Mercedes-AMG C63: Initial details

Mercedes-AMG's has confirmed initial Australian specifications for the updated C63 S family, scheduled to arrive Down Under in December. Key highlights for the 2019 model-year C63 sedan, wagon, coupe and convertible include a new nine-speed multi-clutch automatic transmission (formerly seven), a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10...


Tesla working on a 'Track Mode' for Model 3 Performance
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Tesla working on a 'Track Mode' for Model 3 Performance

Tesla will add a Track Mode to the Model 3 Performance, with a looser stability control tune and more immediate power delivery for a bit of tail-out fun. The feature, which is still being tested, was revealed by YouTuber Marques Brownlee during a brief preview drive of the car, and has since been confirmed in a statement provided to Motor Authority...


2019 Ford Mondeo spied
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2019 Ford Mondeo spied

The facelifted Ford Mondeo has been spied again, this time in wagon form during hot weather testing in Southern Europe. Expected to be officially revealed later this year or early next, the Mondeo's mid-life facelift will likely combine a subtle exterior refresh with a technology upgrade to keep it competitive against the likes of the Mazda 6 and Volkswagen Passat...


2019 Peugeot 508 GT to get 224kW PHEV system - report
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2019 Peugeot 508 GT to get 224kW PHEV system - report

The upcoming Peugeot 508 could be getting an electrified performance flagship variant, according to a new report out of the UK. Citing a "company insider", Autocar claims the new 508 GT will pair a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine to an electric motor and lithium-ion battery system...


Ford Fusion to become crossover wagon - report
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Ford Fusion to become crossover wagon - report

The Ford Fusion sedan will die at the turn of the decade, but its nameplate could live on as a high-riding Subaru Outback rival, according to a new report. Industry journal Automotive News claims "people familiar with the automaker's plans" have indicated the current sedan will be replaced by a "high-roofed hatchback" based on the same underpinnings...


Tesla Model 3: 5000-car week achieved
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Tesla Model 3: 5000-car week achieved

Tesla has built 5000 Model 3s in a week – thanks in part to a hastily-erected tent in the brand's Fremont factory parking lots – marking the completion of an Elon Musk promise. The strong Model 3 output, combined with good demand for Model S/X, drove second-quarter production to 53,339 vehicles, a new record. Meeting the goal hasn't been easy for Tesla...


Subaru Impreza, Liberty, Outback recalled
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Subaru Impreza, Liberty, Outback recalled

Subaru has recalled the 2004-2009 Impreza and 2008-2010 Liberty/Outback over concerns about the fuel pump wiring harness. According to the company, the wiring harness connector on affected vehicles can deteriorate over time. That could stop the fuel pump operating correctly, potentially extending the time taken to crank the engine on startup, causing the car not to start or stall...