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2019 Mitsubishi Triton launches with seven-year warranty, cheaper servicing
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13th Dec 2018
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2019 Mitsubishi Triton launches with seven-year warranty, cheaper servicing

Mitsubishi Australia is offsetting a series of price increases on the updated MY19 Triton by slashing the cost of servicing, and extending its warranty to seven years. MMC will offer the reassurance of a seven-year, 150,000km warranty on all MY19 Tritons, from the launch starting now until at least June 30 next year. This extended warranty goes beyond the company’s regular five-year coverage, and is by far the best offering among any of the mainstream ute sellers.
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Mike Costello
Mercedes-Benz to purchase $31 billion worth of battery cells
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12th Dec 2018
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Mercedes-Benz to purchase $31 billion worth of battery cells

Mercedes-Benz has ordered €20 billion ($31 billion) worth of lithium-ion battery cells, which will see the company through until 2030. The German automaker expects battery-electric vehicles to account for between 15 and 25 per cent of its annual sales by 2025. To put that into context, the company sold a total of 3.3 million vehicles in 2017. Assuming zero growth, that would equate to between 495,000 and 825,000 electric vehicles.
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Derek Fung
Pininfarina Battista: PF0 hypercar given its official name
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12th Dec 2018
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Pininfarina Battista: PF0 hypercar given its official name

Pininfarina's first supercar model has officially been named Battista, replacing the PF0 codename used until now. While the company has designed plenty of exotic cars for other manufacturers, as well as a plethora of less fancy metal, the Battista is the first vehicle to branded a Pininfarina. Appropriately, then, the firm has decided to name its first supercar Battista after its founder, Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina.
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Derek Fung
2016-17 Infiniti Q30, QX30 recalled
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12th Dec 2018
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2016-17 Infiniti Q30, QX30 recalled

Infiniti Australia has recalled the Q30 and QX30, over concerns about the owner's manual in some vehicles. According to the company, some manuals contain an error when describing the rear child door locks. If owners misunderstand the function, there's a risk children will be able to open the doors when the otherwise shouldn't be able to. That puts occupants and other road users at risk of an accident. A total of 126 vehicles are affected by the campaign – a VIN list is attached here.
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Scott Collie
Elon Musk: Tesla driving with 'no driver input' coming soon - UPDATE
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11th Dec 2018
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Elon Musk: Tesla driving with 'no driver input' coming soon - UPDATE

Elon Musk has boldly claimed Tesla cars will soon be capable of full autonomy, tweeting his vehicles will "be able to go from your garage at home to parking at work with no driver input at all".
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Scott Collie