Car News Wrap: Mitsubishi Recalls, Toyota CH-R cabin and LEAF goes further

Car News Wrap: Mitsubishi Recalls, Toyota CH-R cabin and LEAF goes further

If you own a Mitsubishi car, SUV or ute there’s a chance you might be asked to return your car to have some repairs made to it.

Tens of thousands of Mitsubishi cars are being recalled with faults ranging from issues with the power steering to trailer wiring harnesses requiring attention.

Affected Mitsubishi models include the i-MiEV, Colt, Triton, Outlander, Lancer, Pajero and Challenger.

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The new Volvo S90 will start appearing in Australian showrooms from October and prices will start from $79,900.

To be offered initially in four variants, the keenly anticipated new Volvo luxury sedan shares the same platform as the ultra-impressive Volvo XC90.

While standard features in the S90 include leather upholstery, electric seats and 18” alloy wheels.

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After 30 years of support, Bridgestone has announced a continuation of its partnership with the Leukaemia Foundation for at least another three years.

Bridgestone telling us they couldn’t think of a worthier cause to support.

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Ford is giving the Ford Ranger line-up some extra features as it continues to battle the Toyota HiLux for top honours in the Australian ute race.

The changes see a reverse camera and rear parking sensors become standard on almost all models, while the Ranger XLT and Wildtrak pick up the latest SYNC 3 connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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There’s an all-new Toyota model coming to Australia and it’s called the Toyota CH-R.

Ahead of that arrival Toyota has begun unveiling more details on the new model, which is bigger than Corolla and smaller than the RAV4.

Toyota has shown off the modern interior that the CH-R will boast, while confirming the new model will come with an 85kW/185Nm 1.2 litre turbocharged engine.

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Subaru cars will now be built by Subaru.

Shareholders of Fuji Heavy Industries, the Subaru parent company, have approved a name change to Subaru, bringing owner and product inline.

The Fuji Heavy Industries name goes back more than six decades.

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There’s an updated version of the Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series expected in dealerships in the final quarter of the year.

For 2017, Toyota is introducing a number of changes to the popular model, including a stiffer frame and new safety tech including stability and traction control.

While the addition of curtain-shield airbags and a driver’s knee airbag are expected to help get the 70 Series single cab a five-star safety rating.

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The all-new Subaru Levorg has been confirmed as boasting a full five-star ANCAP safety rating.

The just launched new sporty wagon from Subaru impressed the testing authority in crash testing and with the long list of standard safety features and technologies.

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Aston Martin has bowed to public pressure and will build the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe.

Only 99 cars will be built though with the model featuring stunning curves straight from the Zagato Italian design house.

Under the bonnet of what is sure to become a classic will be a V12 engine.

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The electric car phenomenon continues to gain pace and range with Nissan confirming their next-generation LEAF will go a lot further on a single charge.

While we still don’t know what the new model will look like, the new LEAF will deliver a range up to 320km.

That number significantly more than the 200km offered by the LEAF when the Nissan EV first arrived.

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You would have never thought it possible just a few years ago, but Kia has been found to have the most satisfied owners.

Beating much more fancied rivals, including Porsche and BMW, Kia has topped this year’s J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Initial Quality Study.

Kia owners reported just 83 problems per 100 with their new Kia, that was less the 32 other brands in the study and marks the first time in more than a quarter of a century that a non-premium brand has topped the rankings.

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And the all-new Volvo V90 is now rolling off the production line in Sweden.

The keenly anticipated new model is expected here later this year and shares the same platform as the XC90 SUV, a model that has received a great deal of accolades.

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The Suzuki Baleno returns to Australia in coming months, however overseas crash testing of the model could have Suzuki dealerships a little worried.

The five-door hatch scored just a three-star Euro NCAP rating and then a four-star result with an optional safety pack fitted.

In a market where five-star safety is as good as the norm the results were an eye-opener.

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About Chris Miller 482 Articles
Chris is a writer, co-host of the Behind the Wheel podcast and a self declared car tragic . He is a radio broadcaster by trade and reports traffic for 774 ABC Melbourne, FOX FM and Smooth FM. He also presents a national traffic report on ABC News Radio.

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