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Abarth 595 Esseesse returns for 70th anniversary in the UK
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30th Apr 2019
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Abarth 595 Esseesse returns for 70th anniversary in the UK

Abarth UK has revealed its refreshed 595 line-up in line with the company's 70th birthday celebrations, headlined by the reintroduction of the flagship 595 Esseesse variant. Launching some 10 years after the original 'esseesse' kit for the new Abarth 500 launched in 2009, the MY19 Abarth 595 Esseesse gets the most powerful 180hp (134kW) tune of the company's 1.4-litre turbo four that powers the entire 595 range, and gets a host of unique appointments.
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James Wong
Toyota Hilux to get AEB, radar cruise, speed sign recognition
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30th Apr 2019
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Toyota Hilux to get AEB, radar cruise, speed sign recognition

Australia’s top-selling car, the Toyota HiLux, is about to get advanced safety systems including autonomous emergency braking, speed sign recognition, and radar cruise control – just months after the same tech was confirmed for the HiLux in Europe. Toyota Australia would not confirm if or when the new technology is coming to HiLux locally, other than saying it is the company’s intention to rollout the “Safety Sense” tech on all future models.
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Joshua Dowling
Volkswagen to lose about $4700 on every electric ID hatch - report
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29th Apr 2019
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Volkswagen to lose about $4700 on every electric ID hatch - report

Volkswagen is getting ready to launch its full-blown assault on the electric car market, but it appears profit won't be easy to come by until around 2025. Based on the 2016 Volkswagen ID concept, the final name for the Golf-size tall hatch is unknown, but rumours indicate it could be ID Neo or ID3. According to the latest edition of Auto Motor und Sport (via Automobile Propre), there will be three versions of the Volkswagen ID.
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Derek Fung
Mercedes-AMG: All next-gen models to be AWD
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29th Apr 2019
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Mercedes-AMG: All next-gen models to be AWD

Tobias Moers, head of Mercedes-AMG, has confirmed the performance division's next generation models will likely feature all-wheel drive as standard. Speaking with the UK's Autocar, Moers said that buyer trends have shown all-paw traction is more popular. "Back in the days when we had an AMG E-Class as rear-wheel drive and with four-wheel drive as an option, over 90% chose 4WD," he said. "In the new E63 with drift mode, you have a real rear-wheel-drive car but with four-wheel drive also."
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James Wong
Ford gives shopping trolleys AEB
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28th Apr 2019
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Ford gives shopping trolleys AEB

Ford has been rolling out autonomous emergency braking across a wider range of its cars lately. The Ranger dual-cab ute now has it standard across the range, as does the Transit. Turns out, it's not just commercial vehicles getting the potentially life-saving tech. It's also shopping trolleys. Sort of... This is, obviously, a stunt from Ford of Europe designed to promote autonomous emergency braking in its cars. There's a sensor embedded in its base, designed to detect obstacles ahead.
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Scott Collie
2019 Volkswagen Caddy recalled
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27th Apr 2019
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2019 Volkswagen Caddy recalled

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James Wong
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27th Apr 2019
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2019 Volkswagen Caddy recalled

Volkswagen Caddy 2019
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