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2019 Aston Martin Vantage AMR revealed
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30th Apr 2019
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2019 Aston Martin Vantage AMR revealed

Aston Martin has revealed its more focused take on the Vantage, wearing an AMR badge and a retro-inspired livery to boot. First up, the engine. It's the same AMG-sourced 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 offered in the regular Vantage, making the same 375kW of power and 625Nm. That's 60Nm down on the stock car, likely to protect the manual driveline. It's a Mercedes-AMG unit, but it's not mated to an automatic transmission – for the first time, this engine is hooked up to a manual transmission.
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Scott Collie
Ford Transit Custom Sport gets power bump in Europe
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30th Apr 2019
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Ford Transit Custom Sport gets power bump in Europe

Ford of Europe has introduced an updated range of 'Sport' vans, including a more powerful version of the Transit Custom Sport. The upgraded 2.0-litre 'EcoBlue' diesel engine in the Transit Custom Sport now makes 185PS (136kW) and 415Nm, a 9% increase in power output compared to the outgoing model. Interestingly, the Australian-market version due in the coming months makes the same 136kW, but 405Nm (-10Nm).
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James Wong
Peugeot 208: New-gen model earmarked for 2020 launch in Oz
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30th Apr 2019
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Peugeot 208: New-gen model earmarked for 2020 launch in Oz

Peugeot Australia has indicated the new-generation 208 hatchback should make its way Down Under sometime in 2020, though it hasn't confirmed specific timing nor if we'll see the all-electric version. Speaking with media at the Australian launch of the Citroen C3 Aircross and Peugeot Expert, Ben Farlow, managing director for Peugeot Citroen Australia, said the new 208 should be available to Australia "shortly after" its European sales launch late this year or early next.
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James Wong
2020 Opel Corsa previewed
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30th Apr 2019
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2020 Opel Corsa previewed

Opel and Vauxhall have previewed the next-generation Corsa hatchback with an official set of images showing a camouflaged prototype being put through its paces. Set to debut sometime later in 2019, the fifth-gen Corsa is set to move to the PSA Group's 'CMP' modular platform for compact vehicles, which already underpins the new DS 3 Crossback and Peugeot 208.
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James Wong
Toyota Hilux to get AEB, radar cruise, speed sign recognition
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30th Apr 2019
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Toyota Hilux to get AEB, radar cruise, speed sign recognition

Australia’s top-selling car, the Toyota HiLux, is about to get advanced safety systems including autonomous emergency braking, speed sign recognition, and radar cruise control – just months after the same tech was confirmed for the HiLux in Europe. Toyota Australia would not confirm if or when the new technology is coming to HiLux locally, other than saying it is the company’s intention to rollout the “Safety Sense” tech on all future models.
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Joshua Dowling