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Hyundai says Australia at a “standstill” on vehicle emissions regulations
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31st Oct 2019
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Hyundai says Australia at a “standstill” on vehicle emissions regulations

Australia is at a “standstill” when it comes to bringing its emissions standards into line with the rest of the world, with one senior car company executive claiming: “I can’t find anyone in Canberra to talk about it”. Hyundai’s senior manager for future mobility and government relations, Scott Nargar, has revealed Australia came close to upgrading current Euro V emissions standards – which are now 10 years behind Europe – in the lead-up to this year’s Federal election.
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Joshua Dowling
2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio updates detailed in leak
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31st Oct 2019
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2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio updates detailed in leak

Details about the updated Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan and Stelvio crossover have been revealed in a leaked summary sheet from the North American distributor. The sheet, which was originally published on the Autopieri forums, details changes for the upcoming model year in the US. As such we'll concentrate on the listed updates which will likely appear on Australia-bound models.
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Derek Fung
Groupe PSA and FCA merger plan detailed
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31st Oct 2019
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Groupe PSA and FCA merger plan detailed

An advanced plan hatched between Groupe PSA (owner of the Peugeot, Citroen and Opel brands) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to join forces would create the world's fourth largest global automotive OEM by scale. The proposed super-merger between the keen French and Italian-American giants, with a combined 410,000 direct employees, would create a new group half-owned by each party with equal board representation.
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Mike Costello
Mazda taken to court by ACCC for “unconscionable conduct” and “false or misleading representations”
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31st Oct 2019
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Mazda taken to court by ACCC for “unconscionable conduct” and “false or misleading representations”

Mazda Australia is being taken to Federal Court by Australia’s peak consumer watchdog for allegedly engaging in “unconscionable conduct” and making “false or misleading representations in its dealings with consumers” who bought new cars between 2013 and 2017. The vehicles affected include popular models such as the Mazda 2, Mazda 6, Mazda CX-5, Mazda CX-3 and Mazda BT-50.
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Joshua Dowling
Ford Sync 4 and over-the-air update systems revealed
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30th Oct 2019
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Ford Sync 4 and over-the-air update systems revealed

Overnight Ford took the wraps off its new Sync 4 infotainment system, as well as a new underlying control system which supports wireless software updates to almost all of a car's computing units. The new infotainment system has been designed to work with a new array of larger touchscreens, running from 8.0- to 15.5 inches diagonally. On cars fitted with Ford's new 12.0- and 15.5-inch touchscreens, Sync 4 will support multiple apps on screen at the same time.
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Derek Fung
Nissan 370Z-based mule spied
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30th Oct 2019
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Nissan 370Z-based mule spied

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Scott Collie
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30th Oct 2019
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Nissan 370Z-based mule spied

Nissan 370Z 2019
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Scott Collie