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2019 Toyota Corolla: Australian details
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30th Apr 2018
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2019 Toyota Corolla: Australian details

Initial local details for the all-new 2019 Toyota Corolla range have been revealed this week, ahead of a local launch in August. For our market, the Corolla will be offered with two powertrains – one petrol, one petrol-electric hybrid – along with two transmissions. The new 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine develops 125kW of power and 200Nm of torque, representing an increase of 21.4 per cent and 15.6 per cent over the outgoing 1.8-litre engine respectively.
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James Wong
Tesla 'driver' banned for using Autopilot from passenger seat
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30th Apr 2018
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Tesla 'driver' banned for using Autopilot from passenger seat

Bhavesh Patel, 39, from Nottingham, UK, has been banned from driving for 18 months for dangerous driving, after he abandoned the driver's seat while the Autopilot feature of his Tesla Model S was switched on. At around 7.40pm on May 21, 2017, Patel switched on the Autopilot assisted driving feature as he was heading down the M1 motorway. He then moved across the passenger's seat.
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Derek Fung
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
2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class revealed
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30th Apr 2018
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2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class revealed

The updated Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan and wagon have been revealed this week, ahead of a European launch in June. While the overall look hasn't changed that much, there are some significant updates for the new range, including the availability of the company's latest driver assistance systems borrowed from the S-Class flagship, along with the AMG 53 mild-hybrid performance variants to replace the AMG 43 versions of the outgoing model.
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James Wong
Haval wants world-leading drivetrain R&D
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30th Apr 2018
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Haval wants world-leading drivetrain R&D

Great Wall Motor (GWM) — parent of the eponymous ute brand, plus Haval, Wey and Ora — has lured engineers from big European OEMs and invested billions into R&D, with the ambitious goal of being a world-leading drivetrain producer and supplier.
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Mike Costello