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Ford to close UK engine plant in 2020
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6th Jun 2019
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Ford to close UK engine plant in 2020

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Derek Fung
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6th Jun 2019
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Ford to close UK engine plant in 2020

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Derek Fung
2020 Kia XCeed teased ahead of June 26 reveal
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6th Jun 2019
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2020 Kia XCeed teased ahead of June 26 reveal

Kia Motors Europe has published the first official photo of the all-new XCeed crossover, ahead of its market launch later this year. Based on the Euro-market Ceed hatchback, which itself shares components with the Hyundai i30 and the Kia Cerato sold here, the new XCeed has been revealed with a side-on image showing the vehicle's sporty fastback silhouette. It looks like Kia is going to be creative with the colour options, too, given the eye-catching shade of yellow we can see here.
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James Wong
Mazda confirms Skyactiv-X outputs
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6th Jun 2019
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Mazda confirms Skyactiv-X outputs

Mazda has revealed how much power its high-tech 2.0-litre Skyactiv-X petrol engine, which leans on diesel-style compression ignition, will make when it launches in the European Mazda 3. First up, the numbers. Peak power is 132kW (177hp) at 6000rpm and peak torque is 224Nm at 3000rpm, and the engine will return 53.5mpg (5.3L/100km) on the WLTP combined cycle with a six-speed manual transmission, or 44.4mpg (6.4L/100km) with a six-speed automatic.
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Scott Collie
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB teased
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5th Jun 2019
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB teased

The Mercedes-Benz GLB has been previewed with a shadowy teaser image on the company's Twitter account, ahead of a full reveal likely slated for later this year. In a tweet (bottom), the German marque posted the above photo accompanied by the caption: "The new Mercedes-Benz GLB: intelligent like a smartphone and as practical as a multitool!".
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James Wong
VFACTS: May 2019 new car sales figures
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5th Jun 2019
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VFACTS: May 2019 new car sales figures

Car dealers are reporting a sales recovery since last month's Federal Election, but Australian new car registrations continued to decline in May, the 14th consecutive month of sales slowdown. VFACTS data for May 2019 recorded 92,561 new vehicle registrations, down 8.1% from the 100,754 achieved in May 2018. That perfectly matches the state of the market in 2019: year-to-date sales are down 8.1% compared to the same point in 2018.
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Scott Collie
Ian Callum retires as Jaguar's chief designer
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4th Jun 2019
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Ian Callum retires as Jaguar's chief designer

Ian Callum will step down from his position as design director of Jaguar, and will be replaced by Julian Thomson, the company's creative design director, on July 1, 2019. After beginning his career at Ford in 1979, and Callum joined Tom Walkinshaw Design in 1990, where he played a part in designing the Aston Martin DB7, Vanquish and DB9.
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Derek Fung
2020 Audi RS4 spied
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4th Jun 2019
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2020 Audi RS4 spied

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James Wong
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4th Jun 2019
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2020 Audi RS4 spied

Audi RS4 2019
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James Wong