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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe goes hybrid in Europe, and it's on Australia's wish list
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1st Jul 2020
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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe goes hybrid in Europe, and it's on Australia's wish list

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe will be available with a choice of three engine choices in Europe – new hybrid and a plug-in hybrid options will be sold alongside the diesel – when the facelifted model goes on sale later this year. And Hyundai Australia has raised its hand for one or both hybrid options to be made available locally, however no plans have been confirmed.
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Ben Zachariah
Toyota RAV4 recalled for fault in crucial suspension component
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22nd May 2020
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Toyota RAV4 recalled for fault in crucial suspension component

Toyota Australia has issued a recall of 1552 examples of its RAV4 SUV produced between 25 September 2019 and 17 October 2019 due to a crucial suspension component that may fail. The recall affects both petrol and hybrid RAV4s with model codes AXAH54, AXAH52, MXAA52 and AXAA54. Toyota’s recall says that lower control arms – a crucial suspension arm that helps tie the front wheels to the body – fitted to the front of the cars may be defective.
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Liam Murphy
Toyota recalls 2020 Corolla hatch due to faulty reverse light wiring
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15th Apr 2020
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Toyota recalls 2020 Corolla hatch due to faulty reverse light wiring

Toyota Australia has issued a recall of 780 of its model-year 2020 Corolla hatch petrol (MZEA12 model code) and hybrid (ZWE211 model code) cars due to faulty reverse light wiring. Toyota lists 661 of the vehicles as being sold between 5-12 December 2019, while the other 119 remain in dealer stock. The defect relates to electrical components in the rear hatch that may be susceptible to corrosion resulting in reduced lamp function in the reversing lights.
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Liam Murphy
Mazda preparing inline-six petrol, diesel engines
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10th May 2019
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Mazda preparing inline-six petrol, diesel engines

Mazda is committed to bringing back the six, with an investor report revealing the brand is working on a pair of longitudinally-oriented inline-six engines with 48V and plug-in hybrid technology. In a presentation dubbed Fiscal Year 2019 March Results there's a graphic dedicated to future product and, under the "Large Architecture" header, features straight-six Skyactiv-X and Skyactiv-D engines.
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Scott Collie