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Nissan plans more cuts to production, model range – report
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2nd Feb 2020
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Nissan plans more cuts to production, model range – report

Overseas reports claim Nissan is making aggressive cuts to plans made under former CEO and now fugitive Carlos Ghosn. A report from news agency Reuters claims that, in an aim to add 480 billion yen (A$6.55 billion) to the company’s bottom line by March 2023, Nissan is going to cut its global product range down to 62 vehicles by the end of 2022. Slower-selling and less profitable options and trims will also be removed from remaining products.
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William Stopford
2021 Volkswagen Caddy spied
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1st Feb 2020
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2021 Volkswagen Caddy spied

Volkswagen's soon-to-be-revealed 2020 Caddy van has been spied during cold weather testing, ahead of its full debut in February. Although it's disguised with a heavy plastic cladding at the front end, we can see the new Caddy will have Golf-style headlamps linked with a slim grille. Expect to see an aggressive lower fascia, too, in keeping with a sketch revealed earlier this week.
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Scott Collie
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance present united front
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31st Jan 2020
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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance present united front

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has outlined the basics of a plan to “reinforce its business model” after a year beset with internal and external strife following the ousting and arrest of chief Carlos Ghosn. It was ratified at an alliance of the operating board in Yokohama this week.
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Mike Costello
Mercedes-Benz X-Class to be axed in May
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31st Jan 2020
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class to be axed in May

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Scott Collie
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31st Jan 2020
2 min read

Mercedes-Benz X-Class to be axed in May

Mercedes-Benz X-Class 2020
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Scott Collie
Ford Europe approves the use of vegetable oil as fuel in its Transit vans
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31st Jan 2020
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Ford Europe approves the use of vegetable oil as fuel in its Transit vans

Ford has taken another step towards sustainability by approving the use of the biofuel Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in a select number of its new Transit vans in Europe. HVO is a high-quality renewable diesel fuel made from vegetable oils and animal fats that is colourless, odourless and can technically be used in all diesel engines. It's produced in the process of hydrogenation (i.e. treatment with hydrogen) and boasts a longer shelf life than regular diesel.
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Susannah Guthrie
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class recalled
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30th Jan 2020
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2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled the 2019 A-Class, over concerns the glass pane of the panoramic sliding sunroof mightn't be correctly bonded. According to the company, an incorrectly bonded sunroof will create wind noise in the short term, and could detach from the car in the long term. If the glass pane detaches, there's a risk of accident or injury for the driver and other road users. A total of three cars are included in the campaign – a VIN list is attached here.
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Scott Collie