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2019 Subaru Forester scores five-star ANCAP rating
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14th Mar 2019
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2019 Subaru Forester scores five-star ANCAP rating

The 2019 Subaru Forester has been awarded top marks by independent crash-testing authority, ANCAP, in the firm's latest round of scoring. "The Forester scored full points for the physical protection of child occupants in both side and frontal impact tests," said James Goodwin, CEO for ANCAP. "It is also equipped with an active safety system which can intervene to avoid a crash when a lane change is made in error."
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James Wong
New Lister Knobbly heading for production
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14th Mar 2019
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New Lister Knobbly heading for production

Lawrence Whittaker, owner of Lister Cars, has confirmed the company will produce a modern take on the Lister Knobbly. Whittaker went on Twitter overnight to make the announcement. He also posted a new sketch of the next-generation Knobbly, which we've reproduced here. It's not clear which platform the second-generation Knobbly will use, or indeed what engine it will be powered by.
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Derek Fung
Audi apologises for Dieselgate scandal, says it will “never happen again”
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14th Mar 2019
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Audi apologises for Dieselgate scandal, says it will “never happen again”

Audi chairman Bram Schot has publicly apologised for the company’s involvement in the “dieselgate” scandal that saw 11 million Volkswagen and Audi cars caught out cheating emissions regulations in the US and Europe – and has vowed that it will never happen again. It is the first time senior Audi management have emphatically apologised for the actions that saw certain models in its diesel range pass strict laboratory tests but belch out much higher emissions in real-world driving conditions.
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Joshua Dowling
Volkswagen Golf Mk8 launching Q3 2020 in Oz
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13th Mar 2019
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Volkswagen Golf Mk8 launching Q3 2020 in Oz

Volkswagen Australia has confirmed it's still expecting the eighth-generation Golf range during the third quarter of 2020, following reports out of Europe its launch will be delayed due to 'technical glitches'. Speaking with CarAdvice, Paul Pottinger, communications boss for Volkswagen Australia, said regardless of the reported delays, the local arm should launch the next-gen Golf between June and August next year.
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James Wong
Honda Civic Type R police car: NSW gets hot hatch
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13th Mar 2019
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Honda Civic Type R police car: NSW gets hot hatch

The Honda Civic Type R hot hatch has joined NSW Police ranks — but it’s not on the highway patrol fleet and its primary role will not be traffic enforcement. There are no lights, sirens or police radio installed, instead the Type R is a community liaison vehicle to be displayed at special events and is designed to break down barriers between the public and the men and women in blue.
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Joshua Dowling