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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Recalled For Spark Plugs And Software

Mitsubishi has issued a recall in Australia this week for its plug-in hybrid Outlander SUV. The recall concerns the PHEV’s petrol-powered four-cylinder engine, which may have been fitted with the incorrect spark plugs. Also, the engine’s software may not be functioning correctly. Combined, the two issues may see the petrol …

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Mazda Celebrates 50 Years Of The Rotary Engine

Mazda’s rotary engine, hated and loved in equal measure, is celebrating its 50th birthday. There won’t be a ’50 Years Edition’ of any Mazda model, given the engine is currently on hiatus, but that doesn’t mean the Japanese carmaker can’t look back at some of its more memorable models which …

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BMW Prepares For High-Level Automation By 2021

A detailed report by BMW has outlined the brands future mobility goals, bringing highly autonomous vehicles forward in the automaker’s plans with drivers expected to be able to let their car pilot itself as early as 2021 As part of the maker’s iNext plan driver’s may even be able to …

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Jeep Confirms 527kW Grand Cherokee Trackhawk For Australia In 2017

The speculation is over, Jeep Australia’s CEO has confirmed that the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, billed as the world’s fastest four-wheel drive, will be available in Australia before the end of 2017. Fiat Chrysler’s Australian CEO, Steve Zanlunghi, confirmed the 527kW/874Nm supercharged halo model would line-up as a flagship variant of …

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Ford PowerShift Transmission Subject To New Class Action Lawsuit In USA

Owners of Ford Fiesta and Focus models in the United States have launched a class action lawsuit against the automaker surrounding complaints against the problematic PowerShift dual-clutch automatic transmission fitted to those cars. The suit identified owner problems including unusual noise and shuddering, delays in downshifting, slipping, jerky operation and …

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Saab’s Comeback To Focus On EVs For Ridesharing.

Remember Saab? Of course, the slightly left-of-centre Swedish automaker that withered and died under GM’s control before being sold off to National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) and undergoing a series of false-starts on its road to redemption. NEVS is confident that this time things will turn out better, and has …

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2017 Holden Astra Sedan

Holden has announced full details of its Astra Sedan range, which is set to arrive in Australian showrooms from the start of July. Unlike the hatch with which it shares its name, the Astra sedan features unique styling thanks to its origins as the Chevrolet Cruze in other markets, although …

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