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Volkswagen Arteon 'Shooting Brake' of interest for Australia
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29th Jan 2020
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Volkswagen Arteon 'Shooting Brake' of interest for Australia

An upcoming wagonised version of the Volkswagen Arteon liftback, which an executive has previously referred to as a 'shooting brake' design, is on the wishlist for the company's Australian arm. The long-roofed Arteon was first referenced in a 2017 interview, when executive Dr Elmar-Marius Licharz revealed that not only was the design of interest, but that plans were underway.
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Mike Stevens
Tesla’s German Gigafactory facing opposition, Musk responds to concerns
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29th Jan 2020
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Tesla’s German Gigafactory facing opposition, Musk responds to concerns

Tesla's vehicles may be of the zero-emission variety, but, like all cars, their production can have an impact on the environment. Reuters reports some local residents who live near the site of the company’s planned German factory are protesting over concerns it will impact their water supply. Tesla announced last November it would build its first European car factory in Grünheide, in the eastern state of Brandenburg.
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William Stopford
2020 Audi Q3 Sportback pricing and specs
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28th Jan 2020
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2020 Audi Q3 Sportback pricing and specs

Audi will follow up the October launch of its new-generation Q3 compact SUV with the Australian debut of its sibling, the 2020 Audi Q3 Sportback, in March. The first of its name, the 2020 Q3 Sportback will mirror the launch program of the regular Q3, arriving initially with one drivetrain package and two trim options. Hopping into the Q3 Sportback will start from $49,900 before on-road costs, making the regular Q3 a $3500 more affordable proposition.
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Mike Stevens
2020 Kia Rio facelift spied
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27th Jan 2020
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2020 Kia Rio facelift spied

An updated version of the Kia Rio hatch has been spied undergoing testing in Europe. Given the current Rio made its debut at the 2016 Paris motor show, the city hatch is about due for its mid-cycle refresh. Although this prototype has black cladding over its entire front end, we can see a few changes. The front bumper appears to be new, and includes a redesigned lower air intake, a new body colour section around the number plate, and redesigned fog log pods.
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Derek Fung
US senator demands Tesla rename Autopilot system
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25th Jan 2020
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US senator demands Tesla rename Autopilot system

Edward Markey, a Democratic senator from Massachusetts, has called on Tesla to rebrand and change the marketing around its Autopilot driver assistance suite. In a statement released last week, Markey, a member of the Senate's Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, called on Tesla to improve Autopilot in light of videos appearing online showing drivers how to fool the system's driver monitoring processes.
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Derek Fung