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Toyota Corolla, Avensis Takata recall initiated

Toyota has initiated its recall of the 2001-2007 Corolla (ZZE121,122,123 generations) and the 2001-03 Avensis Verso (ACM20) as part of the ongoing Takata campaign...

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Mitsubishi Delica, Lancer imports recalled for Takata airbags
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Mitsubishi Delica, Lancer imports recalled for Takata airbags

Platinum Import Garage has issued a recall for imported Mitsubishi Delica and Lancer vehicles as part of the ever-expanding Takata airbag campaign. As with other Takata-related recalls, affected vehicles could be fitted with faulty airbags which can have degraded propellant as a result of exposure to heat and humidity over time...


2019 Ford S-Max, Galaxy updates revealed
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2019 Ford S-Max, Galaxy updates revealed

Ford Europe has announced meaningful updates to the S-Max and Galaxy people movers, amid growing speculation they won't be offered for all that much longer. The headline upgrade is a new 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine, offered in 88kW, 110kW and 139kW tunes. It'll be coupled with an eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual, depending on spec, while both front- and all-wheel drive will be offered...


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...


2018 Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 review
Rating: 7.110 /10
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2018 Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 review

The Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 has all the right ingredients to surf on the waves of nostalgia. But underneath the retro chic exterior, does it actually stack up as a people mover?

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$64,990

2017 Mercedes-Benz V-Class recalled
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2017 Mercedes-Benz V-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2017 V-Class, over concerns about the front-seat wiring loom fasteners. According to the company, the swivelling function on the front seats could make the wiring loom come loose. If the loom comes loose, it could make the side airbags randomly activate...


2015-19 Kia Carnival recalled for door fix
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2015-19 Kia Carnival recalled for door fix

Kia Australia has issued a recall for the 2015-19 model-year Carnival over concerns models with power-operated side doors may not recognise objects obstructing their path. The Korean manufacturer reports the software controlling the power sliding doors may not detect "certain obstructions", and therefore may not auto-reverse when an obstruction is in the door opening...


Nissan NV300, e-NV200 campers unveiled for Spain
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Nissan NV300, e-NV200 campers unveiled for Spain

Nissan has unveiled a pair of self-contained campers at the Madrid motor show, packing two-tone paint jobs and pop-tops in a (suspiciously) similar vein to the Volkswagen California camper. The smaller of the two vans, the e-NV200, is designed to comfortably sleep four people on a weekend away...


Nissan Titan ruled out for Australia
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Nissan Titan ruled out for Australia

HSV is preparing the Silverado and the Ram 1500 is gathering momentum, but Nissan has ruled out a three-way large pickup battle Down Under, taking the Titan off the table for our market. Just over six months after telling CarAdvice the full-size Titan could go global, Ashwani Gupta, global boss for Nissan commercial vehicles, knocked back the car's visa application based on volume...


Mercedes-Benz V-Class Night Edition revealed
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Mercedes-Benz V-Class Night Edition revealed

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class Night Edition has been revealed, and is now available to order in Europe – Australian availability pending. Like previous Night Editions across the company's other model lines, the V-Class sports a black-themed enhancement pack and some unique appointments...


2018 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso petrol review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2018 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso petrol review

When the better half planned an Easter getaway to the Mudgee wine country, in regional New South Wales, she’d imagined four days of exploration nestled into something with two doors, three pedals, a convertible roof – preferably – and the word ‘sport’ made in every reference by the vehicle’s maker. Then I fronted up for the long weekend kick-off in 'a van'...

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$38,490

2019 Kia Carnival review
Rating: 8.610 /10
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2019 Kia Carnival review

Kia has added more tech and more safety to its already segment-leading people mover. But is the 2019 Kia Carnival proof an MPV can be sexy?

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2019 Kia Carnival pricing and specs
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2019 Kia Carnival pricing and specs

Kia has revealed local pricing and specifications for its updated Carnival people mover (link opens in new tab), which now kicks off at $42,490 before on-road costs. Power comes from a choice of 3.3-litre V6 petrol or 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engines, both of which are hooked up to a new eight-speed automatic transmission...


Nissan e-NV200: Bigger battery debuts, not for Australia
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Nissan e-NV200: Bigger battery debuts, not for Australia

Nissan has unveiled an updated e-NV200 van, complete with a bigger battery and faster charging, but it's still not on the cards for Australia. Although it's very similar to the existing car on the outside, the e-NV200 update is packing a 40kWh battery in place of the 24kWh unit currently offered, making for a zero-emissions range of 300km per charge...


2018 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso pricing and specs
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2018 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso pricing and specs

The 2018 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso range is on sale in Australia, sporting a fresh look and powertrain, with prices starting at $38,490 before on-road costs. Key updates include the availability of the company's latest driver assistance systems, revised styling, and a new sub-$40,000 entry point into the line-up in the form of the new petrol-powered variant...


2019 Kia Carnival revealed
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2019 Kia Carnival revealed

The upgraded 2019 Kia Sedona – known here as the Carnival – has been revealed this week at the New York motor show, ahead of an Australian launch later this year. Along with minor exterior and interior design changes, the facelifted people mover gets a new eight-speed automatic transmission and a new rear-seat entertainment system...


Mercedes-Benz confirms new 7-seat compact model
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Mercedes-Benz confirms new 7-seat compact model

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class family – which includes the B-Class, CLA and GLA lines – will get a three-row option very soon, a company official has confirmed. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News Europe, Mercedes-Benz's global sales boss, Britta Seeger, hinted a seven-seat model is in the works for markets like China, though it's unclear what form it will take...


Waymo takes 'Early Riders' for a spin - VIDEO
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Waymo takes 'Early Riders' for a spin - VIDEO

Google's Waymo autonomous driving subsidiary has shown off its new self-driving vehicles by taking members of the public out for a spin. Dubbed 'Early Rider Moments', the short clip shows the reactions of people participating in Waymo's autonomous driving trials...


2018 LDV G10 Executive arrives from $36,990 drive-away
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2018 LDV G10 Executive arrives from $36,990 drive-away

LDV has announced a limited-edition, higher-grade 'Executive' trim for its G10 people-mover, priced from $36,990 drive away. Power in the Executive comes from the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine as the regular G10, making 165kW and 330Nm. You also get the same six-speed ZF automatic transmission as before too, putting power to the front wheels...


Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 pricing and specs
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Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 pricing and specs

The special-edition Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 has been detailed ahead of its March launch, priced from $64,990 drive-away. Limited to 120 units, the Kombi 70 is based on the Multivan TDI340 Comfortline, and comes exclusively with a DSG transmission. The special model celebrates 70 years "since the conception" of the original Kombi van, adding a range of retro-styled equipment to celebrate the milestone...