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Wiesmann 'Project Gecko' teased with BMW power
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18th Sep 2019
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Wiesmann 'Project Gecko' teased with BMW power

Wiesmann will launch a new sports car dubbed 'Project Gecko' in 2020, with a retro-inspired body and power from the BMW M5's turbocharged V8 engine. Although it's hidden a sheet at the moment, it's clear the 'Gecko' will draw on some of Wiesmann's classic design cues. The front end will house a centrally-mounted grille and dual headlights, along with flared wheel arches.
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Scott Collie
Car News Daily: Your daily download
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18th Sep 2019
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Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download: LISTEN: Car News Daily podcastLISTEN: Automotive Industry Insights podcastLISTEN: Reverse Gear podcastMORE: All CarAdvice podcasts
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Mandy Turner
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit revealed
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18th Sep 2019
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2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit revealed

Jeep has unveiled another Grand Cherokee variant, designed to keep the ageing full-sized SUV fresh amid competition from lower- and higher-priced rivals. The Grand Cherokee is sitting on 2037 registrations to date in 2019, down 30.2 per cent on the same point in 2018. Jeep has already unveiled the Upland, Night Eagle, S-Limited, and S-Overland models to keep buyers interested this year, but the Summit is the most expensive model yet.
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Scott Collie
Kia electric cars delayed to 2021
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17th Sep 2019
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Kia electric cars delayed to 2021

Kia has temporarily pulled the plug on its electric car rollout in Australia. After initially promising to have its first electric car on sale here by the end of this year – in time for the 2020 Australian Tennis Open – it has postponed its plans for at least 12 months. The Kia E-Niro small SUV, which has a driving range of 452km on a single charge, was due to be the first electric model in Kia’s local showrooms closely followed by the Kia E-Soul city hatchback.
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Joshua Dowling
Ford Australia funding driver training
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17th Sep 2019
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Ford Australia funding driver training

We talk at length about the importance of driver training to reduce the counterintuitively growing road toll — about reaching young drivers before bad habits become ingrained. Enter Ford Australia, which is expanding its five-year-old subsided driver-training program called Driving Skills for Life.
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Mike Costello