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Volvo Australia recalls 9205 cars over autonomous emergency braking issue
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27th Apr 2020
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Volvo Australia recalls 9205 cars over autonomous emergency braking issue

Volvo Australia has issued a recall of 9205 of its cars due to software issue may mean the Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system does not deploy properly in the event of cyclist or pedestrian detection. The affected cars are model-year 2019-2020 S60 sedan, V60 and V90 Cross Country wagons, and XC40 (pictured above), XC60 and XC90 SUVs sold between 22 March 2019 and 17 March 2020.
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Liam Murphy
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander pricing and specs
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27th Aug 2019
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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander pricing and specs

Mitsubishi has added autonomous emergency braking to its entire automatic Outlander range, as part of a minor refresh for 2020. The potentially life-saving technology is now standard on the entry-level ES 2.4L, meaning only the five-speed manual price-leader is without what Mitsubishi has dubbed 'forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection'.
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Scott Collie
Toyota Hilux to get AEB, radar cruise, speed sign recognition
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30th Apr 2019
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Toyota Hilux to get AEB, radar cruise, speed sign recognition

Australia’s top-selling car, the Toyota HiLux, is about to get advanced safety systems including autonomous emergency braking, speed sign recognition, and radar cruise control – just months after the same tech was confirmed for the HiLux in Europe. Toyota Australia would not confirm if or when the new technology is coming to HiLux locally, other than saying it is the company’s intention to rollout the “Safety Sense” tech on all future models.
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Joshua Dowling
Porsche Macan misses out on standard AEB
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27th Feb 2019
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Porsche Macan misses out on standard AEB

Porsche Australia has released its latest SUV without safety technology that comes standard on sub-$20,000 hatchbacks. Despite costing between $80,000 and $100,000 the updated Porsche Macan SUV does not come with autonomous emergency braking as standard — even though the safety aid is fitted to budget-priced models such as the Suzuki Swift, Volkswagen Polo, Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3 and most other new cars on sale.
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Joshua Dowling
2019 Kia Rio GT-Line confirmed for Australia
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25th Oct 2018
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2019 Kia Rio GT-Line confirmed for Australia

The Kia Rio GT-Line will be coming to Australia after all, with a social media video by a Melbourne dealer confirming the sport-themed variant for the local line-up. UPDATE, 25/10/18: Kia Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for the MY19 Rio range, read more here. Werribee Kia in Melbourne's west published a quick walkaround of the GT-Line on Facebook, showing the new trim level on the showroom floor.
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James Wong