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2018 Honda HR-V coming in Q3
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17th May 2018
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2018 Honda HR-V coming in Q3

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James Wong
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17th May 2018
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2018 Honda HR-V coming in Q3

Honda HR-V 2018
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James Wong
Renault Australia plotting two utes: Alaskan and Duster Oroch
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17th May 2018
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Renault Australia plotting two utes: Alaskan and Duster Oroch

Renault Australia is lobbying head office to give it a two-pronged ute line-up to capitalise on massive segment growth. The flagship you’ve heard of: it’s the Alaskan, Renault’s rebadged NP300 Nissan Navara (not quite the moderate rework that Mercedes’ X-Class is) that has been an incongruous on again/off again proposition for Australia.
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Mike Costello
Alpina XD3 coming next year, XD4 not for Australia
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16th May 2018
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Alpina XD3 coming next year, XD4 not for Australia

Alpina won't bring the XD4 high-riding coupe to Australia, but we will get the more practical XD3 – albeit with a twin-turbo engine in place of the quad-turbo offered in Europe. Offered with a quad-turbo (yes, quad) inline-six in left-hand drive markets, the XD4 makes 285kW of power and 770Nm of torque. It's put to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission and a BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system.
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Scott Collie
DS preparing 5 Series, E-Class rival - report
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16th May 2018
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DS preparing 5 Series, E-Class rival - report

Citroen is preparing a DS flagship to face-off with the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, based on the PSA Group EMP2 platform. According to reports from Auto Express in the UK, the flagship sedan-cum-fastback will launch in 2020 to mark 65 years since the first Citroen DS was launched. The car, which is likely to be called DS 8, will run with a more aggressive look than we might be used to, in an attempt to give the vehicle cut-through in a shrinking segment.
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Scott Collie
Tesla Model X tows Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Video
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16th May 2018
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Tesla Model X tows Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Video

Avid motoring enthusiasts probably remember Volkswagen towing a Boeing 747 with a diesel V10 Touareg. People saw diesel very differently in 2008, and the 747 was still alive and kicking. Now, Tesla and Qantas have teamed up for a more up-to-date take on the same stunt. The tow car in the video is a Model X P100D, and the plane is the latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, carrying a "small amount of fuel on board" but no passengers.
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Scott Collie
Pope's Lamborghini sells for $1.1 million
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15th May 2018
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Pope's Lamborghini sells for $1.1 million

A Lamborghini Huracan RWD coupe gifted to Pope Francis has been sold at auction for €715,000 ($1.1 million). Lamborghini gave Pope Francis a specially decked-out Huracan RWD in November 2017, with a unique exterior treatment based on the Vatican City's flag, and gold-on-white stripes. The pontiff's "permanent autograph" also adorns this one-off supercar. Over the weekend, the car was auctioned off by RM Sotheby's at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.
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Derek Fung