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Mercedes-AMG considering Porsche 718 competitor - report
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10th Jul 2018
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Mercedes-AMG considering Porsche 718 competitor - report

The board of management of Daimler is currently considering a proposal to develop a new smaller and more affordable Mercedes-AMG model. According to Autocar, the proposed new car will be targeted at the Porsche 718 range. If given the go-ahead, the new model will have two seats, and be positioned below the AMG GT coupe and convertible in both size and price.
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Derek Fung
2019 Kia Sportage pricing and specs
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10th Jul 2018
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2019 Kia Sportage pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the updated 2019 Kia Sportage range have been announced this week, with the facelifted SUV line-up to kick off at $29,990 before on-road costs. Despite starting $1000 more expensive than the model it replaces, the MY19 Sportage picks up added active safety gear across the range, while also offering a new eight-speed automatic on diesel models, along with an updated infotainment system – amongst other things.
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James Wong
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE250d recalled
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10th Jul 2018
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE250d recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled GLE250d models built in May, June and July 2017, over concerns about the transmission oil lines. According to the company, the car could suffer a drop in power because of oil loss within the transmission. There's a risk of fire if oil leaks onto hot exhaust components, while leaks onto the road create a greater risk of accident for other road users.
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Scott Collie
Nissan admits improper fuel economy, emissions inspections on JDM cars
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9th Jul 2018
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Nissan admits improper fuel economy, emissions inspections on JDM cars

Nissan says it has found "nonconformities" in the final vehicle inspection (kanken) procedure for domestic market vehicles at all of its Japanese factories, except the Kyushu plant. According to the company, "performance of exhaust emissions and fuel economy tests ... deviated from the prescribed testing environment", and as a result it created "inspection reports based on altered measurement values".
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Derek Fung
Saudi female driving activist gets behind the wheel
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9th Jul 2018
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Saudi female driving activist gets behind the wheel

Prominent women's rights activist Sahar Hasan Nasif has been given a brand new Mustang GT to celebrate the fact female drivers are finally able to get behind the wheel in Saudi Arabia. Nasif is a retired English literature professor, and a vocal campaigner for the right to drive. She was arrested in 2013 after she posted a video of herself driving around illegally.
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Derek Fung