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Popular small car sales plummet
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6th Nov 2019
3 min read

Popular small car sales plummet

With car sales falling 19 months in succession and 2019 year-to-date (YTD) figures showing a market-wide drop of 8.0 per cent, there is no shortage of losers out there - the top 5 of which are all small cars. To be specific, the YTD tally of 893,920 new cars, SUVs and commercials is 77,803 units short of the cumulative 2018 tally.
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Mike Costello
Takata: Old-gen Accord, Civic under 'Critical Recall'
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29th Oct 2019
2 min read

Takata: Old-gen Accord, Civic under 'Critical Recall'

Honda Australia has issued a critical recall for 55 vehicles across older-generation Accord and Civic model lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. "A group of vehicles have been fitted with a complete driver airbag assembly, which has been determined to contain an affected Takata airbag inflator," the company's local division says in its recall notice.
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James Wong
2019 Lexus CT200h recalled
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24th Oct 2019
1 min read

2019 Lexus CT200h recalled

Lexus Australia has issued a safety recall for five units from the 2019 model-year CT200h line, over concerns the struts that keep the back door open could leak and fail. "The subject vehicles are equipped with gas charged back door damper stays which are used to help lift and support the back door while it is in the open position," Lexus says in its recall notice.
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James Wong
Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR delayed until 2020
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10th Oct 2019
2 min read

Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR delayed until 2020

It appears the limited-edition Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR won't hit Australian showrooms until the new year, with the local arm confirming the most powerful production GTI yet has been delayed. Volkswagen Australia has now indicated a tentative "Q2 2020" launch frame for its race-inspired front-drive hot hatch, after it was initially slated to arrive Down Under this month.
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James Wong