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2018 Peugeot 5008 gets bulletproof armour
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13th Jun 2018
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2018 Peugeot 5008 gets bulletproof armour

The Peugeot 5008 has been chosen as the new official state vehicle for France's president, Emmanuel Macron, and as such the company has decked out the SUV with a range of modifications for presidential use, including certified bulletproofing. In partnership with Centigon Security Group, the special 5008 gets bespoke features like armour plating, a one-off second row seating package, upgraded brakes, emergency lights and sirens, along with the Presidential Seal.
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James Wong
Aston Martin Rapide AMR revealed – UPDATE
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12th Jun 2018
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Aston Martin Rapide AMR revealed – UPDATE

UPDATE (13/6/18): Aston Martin's local arm has confirmed the Rapide AMR will be priced from $459,950 plus on-road costs. See bottom of article for more details. The Aston Martin Rapide AMR has been revealed, sporting racy looks, more power, and a super limited production run.
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James Wong
Volvo to skip 2019 Geneva motor show
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12th Jun 2018
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Volvo to skip 2019 Geneva motor show

Volvo Cars has joined a growing list of manufacturers pushing away from motor shows, instead focusing on more closely-tailored events showcasing its new products. The first casualty is the 2019 Geneva motor show, with no word on whether it'll appear at the 2018 Paris motor show this October. Unlike many manufacturers, who like to launch their vehicles at motor shows, Volvo used 2017 Milan Fashion Week to unveil the XC40, and revealed the V60 in a Stockholm driveway.
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Scott Collie
Mercedes-Benz EQA previewed – Video
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12th Jun 2018
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Mercedes-Benz EQA previewed – Video

Mercedes-Benz has previewed its EQA compact electric hatchback, set to debut by 2020, in a new video on YouTube. The minute-long clip shows the Concept EQA cruising around the Sicilian countryside, and highlights the car's blue light signatures and edgy styling.
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Scott Collie
2019 Mazda MX-5 to get more powerful engine, not confirmed for Australia
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11th Jun 2018
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2019 Mazda MX-5 to get more powerful engine, not confirmed for Australia

The updated Mazda MX-5 has been unveiled in Japan, where it has gained a more powerful 2.0-litre engine and a telescoping steering wheel among other changes. The MX-5's 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine has been massaged to deliver 137kW, up from 118kW. The redline has also been raised from 6800rpm to 7500rpm, and torque increased slightly from 200Nm to 205Nm.
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Derek Fung