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Rusty cars flunk crash tests - video
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1st May 2018
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Rusty cars flunk crash tests - video

New tests conducted by Thatcham Research have highlighted the dangers of driving vehicles corroded by rust. A fifth-generation Volkswagen Golf and a first-generation Mazda 6 were subjected to safety testing in line with the current Euro NCAP criteria, on behalf of Swedish insurance organisation, Folksam. The results demonstrate how chassis rust can impact a vehicle's crash performance, which is a significant risk for drivers of older cars.
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James Wong
Infiniti electric cars to offer at least 500km range
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1st May 2018
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Infiniti electric cars to offer at least 500km range

Having announced its plans to build a new electricified vehicle platform, reports have revealed Infiniti's battery-electric cars will have a range of at least 500km. Speaking to Automotive News, the brand's president, Roland Krueger, suggested 311 miles (500km) would be the minimum range offered by cars on the new battery-based platform. He also suggested the platform can handle up to 300kW.
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Scott Collie
ANCAP: Deputy PM announces $6.64 million funding plan
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30th Apr 2018
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ANCAP: Deputy PM announces $6.64 million funding plan

The Australian Federal Government will support ANCAP for five more years, announcing a $6.64 million funding plan for the independent crash-test authority. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Michael McCormack, said the decision is aimed at safeguarding the independent crash-test body's crucial work.
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Scott Collie
Volkswagen: Next-gen R models to be more 'extreme' - report
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30th Apr 2018
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Volkswagen: Next-gen R models to be more 'extreme' - report

Volkswagen says its future R-branded performance models will be more 'extreme' than the current crop, hinting at a next-generation portfolio that could include a crazy Golf R, R versions of the upcoming I.D. electric family, along with R SUVs. Speaking with media at the Beijing motor show – as reported by Auto Express – Jurgen Stackamann, Volkswagen's sales and marketing boss, said the company's R brand will move away from the understated vibe of the current line-up.
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James Wong
Volkswagen Golf twin-engine Pikes Peak racer restored
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30th Apr 2018
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Volkswagen Golf twin-engine Pikes Peak racer restored

Volkswagen has made a lot of noise about its return to Pikes Peak, frequently referencing its history at the legendary Colorado hillclimb. It doesn't own any records at the mountain, and it isn't a frequent competitor – in fact, the company has only entered once. So, what history is there to call on? A team of engineers has lovingly restored it, just in time for Volkswagen's all-electric search for glory at the 2018 Pikes Peak hillclimb.
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Scott Collie