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CarAdvice podcast: 85,000kms in a Wrangler around Africa, and the latest on Holden

This week, you are joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey. In car news, Nissan Patrol Warrior is looking good for Australia, Volkswagen is seeking ‘aggressive’ climate activist to bypass internal bureaucracy, 2020 Ford Escape pricing and specs, and a study reveals ride-share services like Uber produce more carbon emissions than private cars...

Jeep Wrangler recalled in Australia due to potential fire risk 

Jeep Australia is recalling 544 examples of the current generation Wrangler made in 2018 and 2019 because a battery cable could spark a fire or cause the engine to stall. A recall notice issued by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) today said the transmission harness “may have insufficient clearance” to the catalytic converter...

Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid EV revealed at Consumer Electronics Show

The rugged Wrangler will be the next Jeep to be electrified as the brand marches toward its goal of offering electrification across its range by 2022. The Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid was revealed at CES 2020 this week, sharing the spotlight with the previously revealed Compass 4xe and Renegade 4xe...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Jeep Wrangler safety upgrade from 1 star to 3 stars, weak structure still in the way of a 5-star score

The Jeep Wrangler's "poor" one-star ANCAP rating has been improved to a "marginal" three-star rating for 2020 with the addition of active safety technology – but the structural shortcomings that prevented it from getting a five-star rating remain...

CarAdvice podcast 160: Mike Costello's Suzuki Jimny mingles with the big boys

On the podcast this week are Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey. In car news, Evie Networks is planning an EV charge station expansion for Australia, Europe has mandated EV sound generators, the 2020 Land Rover Defender specs have been leaked, and the 2020 BMW X6 and Mercedes-AMG A45 and CLA45 have been revealed...

CarAdvice podcast 155: 2019 Subaru Outback v Forester!

This week you're joined by Scott Collie, Paul Maric, and Kez Casey. In car news, the 2020 Ferrari SF90 Stradale has been unveiled, the 2019 Volvo S60 and V60 have been priced, Jaguar Land Rover says a Coalition election win was the 'best result we could have hoped for', and the Jeep Wrangler has received a one-star ANCAP safety rating...

ANCAP: Jeep Wrangler gets one-star rating

The Jeep Wrangler’s woeful one-star Euro NCAP crash rating announced late last year has been carried over for Australian versions by affiliated local test body, ANCAP, despite indications that our versions might get some safety-minded improvements. The retro American 4x4 managed a 50% score for adult occupant protection, 49% for ‘vulnerable road user protection’ (pedestrians and cyclists) and 32% for safety assist tech...

2018 Jeep Wrangler recalled

Jeep Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 model-year 'JL' Wrangler of concerns of a steering fault. The American SUV specialist reports affected vehicles could have 'foreign debris' inside the steering shaft rubber boot, and could cause binding in the shaft...

2019 Jeep Wrangler pricing and specs - UPDATE

Jeep Australia has revealed pricing and specs for the 2019 JL Wrangler, available in two body styles and three trim levels Down Under when it arrives in April this year. The range will kick off with the Sport S, powered by a 209kW/347Nm 3.6-litre V6 engine mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission...

2019 Jeep Wrangler handed devastating 1 Star Euro NCAP result

The all-new 2019 Jeep Wrangler has been given a stinging one-star safety rating in the latest round of assessments from independent body, Euro NCAP. The fourth-generation JL Wrangler, revealed earlier this year, was already out of the running for a five-star rating due to its lack of autonomous emergency braking at launch...