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Renault CEO Bollore fired
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12th Oct 2019
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Renault CEO Bollore fired

After days of speculation, Renault has fired CEO Thierry Bollore, with chief financial officer (CFO) Clotilde Delbos stepping in as interim boss. Overnight the French automaker confirmed it had "decided to end the mandate" of Bollore as CEO and president of the firm "with immediate effect". During the last week, reports in the business and automotive press had indicated the Renault board was looking for a clean and decisive break from the Carlos Ghosn era.
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Derek Fung
Reverse Gear podcast: A look back at the car world of 1998
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11th Oct 2019
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Reverse Gear podcast: A look back at the car world of 1998

Google was founded, Jo Beth Taylor said goodbye to Australia's Funniest Home Video Show, and the Spice Girls were spicing up everyone's life. But what was happening within the automotive world in 1998? Join Mandy Turner and Kez Casey on Reverse Gear, as they take you back to the biggest model launches, dissect Australian sales figures, take an in-depth look at the Ford Falcon AU, and discover 1998 cars currently for sale.
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Mandy Turner
Automotive Industry Insights podcast: A 28-year insight into a Porsche dealership
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11th Oct 2019
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Automotive Industry Insights podcast: A 28-year insight into a Porsche dealership

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Trent Nikolic, and Scott Collie. Trent recently drove the Porsche Taycan and he chats about his time behind the wheel. Scott speaks to Bernie Quinn, Head of Engineering at Premcar about the Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior. The Alpina B5 Touring is in the garage this week and Scott gives us a preview of his review to come.
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Mandy Turner
Dyson ends electric car project
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10th Oct 2019
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Dyson ends electric car project

Dyson was due to begin construction later this year on an EV manufacturing plant in Singapore, but the company’s board has decided to end the electric car project before entering this capital-intensive phase. In a message posted on the company’s website, company founder and CEO James Dyson praised the automotive team for developing a “fantastic” and “ingenious” car, but said “we simply cannot make it commercially viable”.
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Derek Fung
Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR delayed until 2020
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10th Oct 2019
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Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR delayed until 2020

It appears the limited-edition Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR won't hit Australian showrooms until the new year, with the local arm confirming the most powerful production GTI yet has been delayed. Volkswagen Australia has now indicated a tentative "Q2 2020" launch frame for its race-inspired front-drive hot hatch, after it was initially slated to arrive Down Under this month.
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James Wong