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Mitsubishi ASX, Eclipse Cross, Outlander recalled again

Mitsubishi has recalled the 2018 Eclipse Cross, 2018/19 ASX and 2017/18 Outlander for the second time this week over concerns about their autonomous emergency braking systems...

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, ASX, Outlander recalled
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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, ASX, Outlander recalled

Mitsubishi Australia has recalled the 2018 Eclipse Cross, 2017/18 Outlander, and 2018/19 ASX, over concerns about the active stability control (ASC) safety systems. According to the company, 'incorrect operation' of the ASC could make active safety systems like adaptive cruise control, forward-collision mitigation, brake holding, hill-start assist and all-wheel drive disable momentarily...


Haval H2 'MT' launches from $19,990 drive-away
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Haval H2 'MT' launches from $19,990 drive-away

Haval Australia has launched the H2 MT, a new entry-level manual version of its smallest crossover that dips under the $20,000 barrier for the first time. Priced from $19,990 drive-away, the H2 MT is powered by the same 110kW/210Nm 1.5-litre turbo four as the wider range, though is exclusively offered with a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive...


2018 Citroen C4 Cactus Exclusive long-termer: Infotainment and tech

2018 Citroen C4 Cactus Exclusive long-termer: Infotainment and tech

We're a couple of months into our stint with the Citroen C4 Cactus Exclusive – or 'Smurfette', if you tuned in last episode – so let's cover one of the key features any owner will be using day to day: infotainment and technology. Standard fit in the C4 Cactus includes a 7...


Kia: Sub-Sportage SUV due in September/October 2019
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Kia: Sub-Sportage SUV due in September/October 2019

Kia is expected its sub-Sportage SUV, based on the SP Concept revealed in February, to be in Australia during September or October next year, plugging one of the major gaps in its range. The SP, which hasn't been revealed in full, will be built in Korea for Australia, although variations on the model will be made in India for that market when production kicks off next year...


2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Convertible spied for the first time
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2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Convertible spied for the first time

Photographers have snapped images of the upcoming Volkswagen T-Roc Convertible for the first time, ahead of a production debut in 2020. Following in similar vein to the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, the soft-top T-Roc will join a very exclusive club of SUV cabriolets – whether it's a club worth joining is up to you..


Opel to launch eight all-new or updated models by 2020
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Opel to launch eight all-new or updated models by 2020

German manufacturer Opel and its British sister Vauxhall have committed to no less than eight all-new or refreshed models before 2020, with a focus on growth segments. Of these eight models, three will be all-new versions of the Corsa light hatch, Vivaro van, and the successor to the Mokka X small crossover, the former two scheduled for launch next year, while the latter will hit the European market in 2020...


Mini streamlines model range in the UK
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Mini streamlines model range in the UK

Mini UK has announced a revised model structure across all its ranges, with each line available in three new 'styles' – Classic, Sport and Exclusive. Designed to streamline the specification process and make it easier for customers to choose their car, the company claims the new model structure will allow buyers to create their vehicle using five steps...


2019 Nissan Qashqai gets Apple CarPlay, Android Auto in Europe, not for Oz
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2019 Nissan Qashqai gets Apple CarPlay, Android Auto in Europe, not for Oz

Nissan Europe has announced further details of its upgraded Qashqai range for 2019, headlined by a new turbocharged petrol engine and a new infotainment system. We heard about the new 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine a fortnight ago, but the company's latest announcement confirms the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring for the first time, thanks to a new infotainment system...


2019 Audi SQ2 revealed - UPDATE
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2019 Audi SQ2 revealed - UPDATE

Audi has officially revealed the SQ2 ahead of its public debut at the Paris motor show next week, serving as a new flagship in the little crossover's line-up. UPDATE, 4/10/18: We've now got more images of the SQ2, click here for the full gallery. UPDATE, 29/9/18: Audi Australia has said its keen to add the SQ2 to the local line-up, and aims to have it in local showrooms before the end of next year...


Nissan Qashqai gets new 1.3L turbo in Europe
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Nissan Qashqai gets new 1.3L turbo in Europe

Nissan has announced a new powertrain for the top-selling Qashqai in Europe, a 1.3-litre turbo petrol, which hits showrooms in the region from November. The new powertrain makes its debut in the Nissan line-up – already offered in the related Renault Kadjar – replacing the outgoing 1.2-litre and 1.6-litre turbo units...


2019 Nissan Juke pricing and specs
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2019 Nissan Juke pricing and specs

Nissan Australia has confirmed pricing and specification details for the updated 2019 Juke line-up, which starts at $23,490 before on-road costs. You'll be hard pressed to pick the distinguishing features between the 2018 and 2019 model-year versions of the little crossover, though the new one features some subtle changes...


2016-18 Mini Countryman recalled
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2016-18 Mini Countryman recalled

BMW Australia has recalled the current-generation 'F60' Mini Countryman with the three-cylinder petrol engine, over concerns about the high-pressure fuel pump. According to the company a crash protection plate wasn't installed for the high-pressure fuel pump, meaning the pump could be damaged in a severe front-end accident...


Mercedes-Benz recalls several models for faulty airbags
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Mercedes-Benz recalls several models for faulty airbags

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for numerous model lines over concerns the airbags could release metal parts in the event of deployment – though the company says it's unrelated to the ongoing Takata recall campaign. The marque reports 78 units across the A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, E-Class, GLA, GLC and AMG GT ranges could be affected by the issue, which could see the airbag gas generator housing eject metal parts if the inflator is deployed...


Hyundai scoops three IDEA design awards
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Hyundai scoops three IDEA design awards

Hyundai has won three silver International Design Excellence Awards, with the Kona, Nexo and Santa Fe all recognised for their design. The awards, run by the Industrial Design Society of America, recognises quality design across 20 categories – along with automotive and transport, there are awards for technology, innovation and social responsibility...


Mitsubishi ASX Black Edition on sale from $25,490
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Mitsubishi ASX Black Edition on sale from $25,490

Mitsubishi Australia has announced another special-edition version of one of its SUV models, in the form of the ASX Black Edition. Priced from $25,490 before on-road costs, the Back Edition is based on the entry-level ASX ES fitted with the CVT automatic, without any price increase...


2020 Renault Captur spied
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2020 Renault Captur spied

Spy photographers have captured images of a small Renault crossover believed to be based on the next-gen Clio hatchback this week, which could point to a replacement for the current Captur. Despite the heavy camouflage concealing much of this vehicle, we can see Renault's fascia design through the black-and-white wrap, with large headlights joined through the middle by a trim strip – likely to be finished in chrome...


2019 Suzuki Jimny scores 3 stars in Euro NCAP testing
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2019 Suzuki Jimny scores 3 stars in Euro NCAP testing

Suzuki's upcoming Jimny has scored just three stars in Euro NCAP testing, on the back of relatively low scores for adult occupant and vulnerable road-user protection. The adult occupant protection rating was hindered by a steering wheel airbag that didn't quite inflate correctly, allowing the driver's head to contact the steering wheel rim...


Ford EcoSport recalled
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Ford EcoSport recalled

Ford Australia has recalled the EcoSport SUV over concerns about the engine timing belt tensioner. According to the company, engine vibrations could make the timing belt tensioner fail, resulting in a loss of engine timing. That could lead to damage, or an engine shutdown. If the engine shuts down on the move, there's a risk of injury to the driver and other road users...


2019 DS3 Crossback revealed
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2019 DS3 Crossback revealed

The DS3 Crossback has been revealed this week in Europe, headlined by the availability of an all-electric powertrain along with the brand's latest convenience and driving technologies. Based on the PSA Group's Common Modular Platform (CMP), the DS3 Crossback shares its architecture with the upcoming next-generation Peugeot 208 and Opel/Vauxhall Corsa...