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Australian Greens' EV targets, and the local car industry's response
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28th Mar 2019
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Australian Greens' EV targets, and the local car industry's response

The Australian Greens' proposals to dramatically grow sales of zero-emission vehicles (EV) and add a higher tax to internal combustion luxury cars have been met with a mixed response from key car industry stakeholders. The party, Australia's third-largest by votes as of the last federal election, has pledged to outright ban all internal combustion vehicles by 2030 ( a decade before France does the same, for example).
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Mike Costello
Kia Mohave Masterpiece, SP Signature concepts revealed in Seoul
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28th Mar 2019
2 min read

Kia Mohave Masterpiece, SP Signature concepts revealed in Seoul

Kia Motors has taken to the Seoul motor show with two new concept cars, the Mohave Masterpiece and SP Signature. Making its global debut at the Korean event, the Mohave Masterpiece likely previews the next generation of Kia's flagship off-roader that's currently reserved for its home market. In concept form, the Mohave Masterpiece retains its tall and boxy aesthetic, mixing old-school off-road design with the company's latest technology.
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James Wong
Europe makes speed limiters, breathalysers, driver monitors mandatory from 2022
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27th Mar 2019
1 min read

Europe makes speed limiters, breathalysers, driver monitors mandatory from 2022

The European Commission, Parliament and Council have approved legislation to make a raft of safety features, including intelligent speed limiters, breathalyser interlocks and driver safety monitors, standard on vehicles starting from 2022. The legislation now waits to be formally approved by the European Parliament and EU member states. Ratification is expected to completed by September 2019.
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Derek Fung
2020 Hyundai Venue: New crossover's name confirmed
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27th Mar 2019
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2020 Hyundai Venue: New crossover's name confirmed

Hyundai has confirmed the name of its upcoming sub-Kona SUV – Venue. Straying from its usual strategy of naming its crossover models after popular holiday destinations in the American region (Kona, Tucson, Santa Fe and Palisade), the company says 'Venue' references "a place where people want to be seen, or in this case, inside the vehicle". Just a single image of the new model's rear badging has been distributed, showing 'Venue' script across the tailgate like the larger Palisade.
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James Wong
2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan revealed, here late 2019
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26th Mar 2019
2 min read

2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan revealed, here late 2019

Mercedes-AMG has continued its aggressive range expansion and put the Audi S3 sedan in its sights, unveiling the A35 Sedan ahead of its Australian arrival at the start of 2019's fourth quarter. When it arrives, the three-box A35 and its hatchback brother will go head-to-head with the Audi S3 and Volkswagen Golf R. Power comes from a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine making 225kW and 400Nm, put to the road through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
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Scott Collie