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Volkswagen reveals the eR1 e-Performance Golf concept
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3rd Feb 2020
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Volkswagen reveals the eR1 e-Performance Golf concept

Volkswagen has officially revealed the eR1 e-Performance Golf concept at the GP Ice Race at Zell am See in Austria. The four-wheel drive Golf concept was initially developed to hone the ID.R hillclimb car's technology in the lead up to the latter's first record-breaking Pikes Peak hillclimb in 2018, but it's only now the concept has publicly been showcased.
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Mandy Turner
Three car dealers fined for allegedly selling recalled vehicles
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3rd Feb 2020
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Three car dealers fined for allegedly selling recalled vehicles

Two car dealers and an online auction site have been penalised by the Australian consumer watchdog for allegedly spruiking cars affected by the wide-ranging Takata airbag recall. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued infringement notices to Grays Ecommerce Group Limited (Grays), Berwick Motor Group Pty Ltd (BMG) and HG Innovations Pty Ltd (HG Innovations) for "allegedly selling or advertising vehicles under active recall".
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Susannah Guthrie
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
Aston Martin secures financial lifeline, shakes up model plans
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31st Jan 2020
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Aston Martin secures financial lifeline, shakes up model plans

Aston Martin has secured £500 million ($967 million) in new funding to help see it through its current "challenging trading conditions". Overnight the automaker confirmed a group of investors, led by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll, will purchase a new allotment of shares for £182 million ($352 million), giving them a 16.7 per cent stake in the company.
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Derek Fung
2019 Subaru XV recalled over seatbelt fault
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31st Jan 2020
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2019 Subaru XV recalled over seatbelt fault

Subaru has recalled the 2019 XV to fix a problem with the locking mechanism in the rear seatbelts. According to the company, one of the two locking mechanisms in the rear seatbelts mightn't lock the belt as designed. If one of the locking mechanisms doesn't work as intended, rear passengers might not be properly restrained in an accident, increasing their risk of injury or death. A total of 721 cars are included in the campaign – a VIN list is attached here.
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Scott Collie