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2018 Jaguar XJ50 revealed, bound for Australia
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26th Apr 2018
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2018 Jaguar XJ50 revealed, bound for Australia

Just a week after announcing limited-run 400 Sport versions of the XE and XF, Jaguar has unveiled the XJ50, a special edition to celebrate half a century of flagship sedans from the Big Cat. Power will come from a choice of 3.0-litre petrol or 3.0-litre diesel engines, making 250kW and 221kW respectively. The 0-100km/h sprint takes 5.9 seconds in the petrol, or 6.2 seconds in the diesel. Supercharged V8 power remains the preserve of the XJR575 for the moment.
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Scott Collie
2019 Great Wall pickup to share Haval H9 platform
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26th Apr 2018
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2019 Great Wall pickup to share Haval H9 platform

Great Wall hasn't exactly hit its straps in Australia since it re-launching with factory distribution. The Steed ute range scored poorly in crash tests, and hasn't racked up sales to match its Chinese rival, the LDV T60 – a ute currently with more demand than supply. However, the next-generation ute premiering in 2019/20 as an intended Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger rival will be far, far more convincing based on discussions we've been having with company staffers in Beijing.
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Mike Costello
Ford USA to kill all passenger cars except Mustang, Focus Active
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25th Apr 2018
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Ford USA to kill all passenger cars except Mustang, Focus Active

Ford North America has confirmed it's in the process of transitioning to a passenger car range comprising just the Mustang and Focus Active. The company used its most recent financial release to confirm the North American-specific news, consigning the Fusion, Taurus, Fiesta, C-Max and regular Focus models to an early grave. Production of the Taurus will end in March 2019, while the current-generation Fiesta will carry on until May of the same year.
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Scott Collie
BMW Concept iX3 revealed
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25th Apr 2018
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BMW Concept iX3 revealed

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Scott Collie
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25th Apr 2018
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BMW Concept iX3 revealed

BMW X3 2018
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Scott Collie
2019 Lexus ES revealed, Australian debut set for fourth quarter
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25th Apr 2018
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2019 Lexus ES revealed, Australian debut set for fourth quarter

Lexus has finally given its ES mid-size sedan a full reveal, ahead of a fourth-quarter arrival in Australia this year. Although the car will be offered with a V6 engine in global markets, the brand has made the decision to go hybrid-only when the car lobs Down Under.
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Scott Collie
2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class L sedan unveiled
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24th Apr 2018
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class L sedan unveiled

The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class L sedan has been launched ahead of the 2018 Beijing motor show, and will be sold exclusively in China. The newly-unveiled sedan has a 2789mm wheelbase, 60mm longer than the recently launched fourth-generation hatch. The company says a "version of the sedan tailored to the needs of customers outside China" will be unveiled in the second half of 2018.
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Derek Fung