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2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class recalled
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6th Apr 2019
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2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled the 2019 A-Class, over concerns about the high-beam activation lever. According to the company, the high-beam lights can't be deactivated using the column stalk when the headlights are in auto mode. Instead, the driver has to put the car into 'manual driving light' mode, at which point they'll be able to dip the high-beams. If the driver can't deactivate the high-beam system, there's a risk they'll dazzle oncoming drivers and create a risk of accident.
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Scott Collie
EU charges BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen for colluding on emissions cleaning technology
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5th Apr 2019
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EU charges BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen for colluding on emissions cleaning technology

According to an investigation by the EU's anti-trust regulator, BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen worked together between 2006 and 2014 to stymie competition in developing emissions cleaning technology. The so-called "circle of five", which included engineers from Audi and Porsche, are said to have "coordinated their AdBlue dosing strategies, AdBlue tank size and refill ranges ... with the common understanding that they thereby limited AdBlue-consumption and exhaust gas cleaning effectiveness".
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Derek Fung
Volkswagen Passat: 30 millionth vehicle produced
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5th Apr 2019
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Volkswagen Passat: 30 millionth vehicle produced

Volkswagen has celebrated a production milestone this week, with the 30 millionth Passat rolling down the assembly line. On April 3 at the brand's Emden facility in Germany, a Passat GTE 'Variant' wagon finished in Pyrite Silver metallic was the magic milestone unit. The Passat first entered production in 1973 as a successor to the Volkswagen 1600, and is currently produced at 10 different plants for over 100 global markets.
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James Wong
BMW V12 safe until 2023
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4th Apr 2019
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BMW V12 safe until 2023

BMW will keep on making 12-cylinder engines for the life of the current 7 Series range as it proven to be popular with the super-rich in the Gulf's oil states and the world's most populous country. "We will keep [the V12] for the rest of this generation at least, until 2023," Michael Bayer, head of powertrain development for the 7 Series range, told Top Gear.
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Derek Fung
Jeep Grand Cherokee S-Limited, S-Overland on sale from $71,450
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4th Apr 2019
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Jeep Grand Cherokee S-Limited, S-Overland on sale from $71,450

Jeep Australia has released a pair of special Grand Cherokee editions, dubbed the S-Limited and S-Overland. Priced from $71,450 and $82,950 respectively before on-road costs, both versions bring a suite of cosmetic and equipment upgrades to the trim levels on which they're based, while the S-Limited also marks the return of V8 power in the core Grand Cherokee range.
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James Wong
VFACTS: Market sales report for Q1, 2019
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4th Apr 2019
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VFACTS: Market sales report for Q1, 2019

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Mike Costello
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4th Apr 2019
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VFACTS: Market sales report for Q1, 2019

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Mike Costello