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Renault to offer Nissan a merger plan - report
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2nd May 2019
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Renault to offer Nissan a merger plan - report

Renault is set to propose a merger to Nissan, but the chances of success seem low at this stage. A source has outlined Renault's proposed merger plans to The Nikkei. In the proposal, a new holding company will be formed to own 100% of Renault and Nissan, with current shareholders swapping their current shares for stakes in the new company.
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Derek Fung
Renault Australia: Anouk Poelmann named managing director
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2nd May 2019
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Renault Australia: Anouk Poelmann named managing director

Anouk Poelmann has succeeded Andrew Moore as managing director of Renault Australia, after Moore's sudden departure on April 10. Poelmann has form with French brands in Australia. Having served on the Inchcape Australasia executive team, she headed up Peugeot Citroen Australia. The company says she has history of business turnarounds and disruptive transformations around the world. "I’m delighted to join Renault and to lead the brand’s Australian operations,” Poelmann said in a statement.
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Scott Collie
2018 Fiat Ducato recalled
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1st May 2019
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2018 Fiat Ducato recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a recall for the 2018 model-year Ducato van fitted with the 2.3-litre diesel over concerns vehicles could inadvertently lose power. According to the Italian manufacturer, affected units could have throttle bodies that have been incorrectly manufactured, which could see the intercooler sleeve detach and cause the the engine malfunction light to illuminate.
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James Wong
2019 Volvo XC90 pricing and specs
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1st May 2019
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2019 Volvo XC90 pricing and specs

Volvo has given its XC90 SUV a very mild spec refresh for the 2019 model year, adding some luxury touches to high-end models without changing its pricing. The line-up maintains its three-tier model structure, staring with Momentum, rolling through Inscription to R-Design. Three powertrains are offered, starting with the XC90 D5. It's powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine making 165kW and 470Nm, good for a 7.8-second sprint to 100km/h and 6.2L/100km on the combined cycle.
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Scott Collie
2019 Nissan Qashqai ST+ pricing and specs
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30th Apr 2019
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2019 Nissan Qashqai ST+ pricing and specs

Nissan Australia has added the Qashqai ST+ to the line-up, bringing the total number of variants to four. Slotting between the base ST and mid-spec ST-L, the ST+ is priced from $30,790 plus on-road costs and is available exclusively with a CVT automatic – unlike the ST which features a six-speed manual as standard.
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James Wong