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Holden announces $28 million for autonomy and EVs, 150 new jobs
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21st Aug 2018
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Holden announces $28 million for autonomy and EVs, 150 new jobs

General Motors (GM) has announced plans to make Holden a hub for engineering autonomous technology and electric vehicles, pouring an additional $28 million into local research and development, and promising 150 new engineering and design jobs. That takes the annual spend on research and design for Holden beyond $120 million, an increase of around 30 per cent, and will push the local design and engineering team to around 500 employees.
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Scott Collie
Lotus celebrates 70 years by burning lots of rubber - video
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20th Aug 2018
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Lotus celebrates 70 years by burning lots of rubber - video

As Lotus counts down to its official 70th birthday party, the British sports car maker published a video of two of its sports car burning rubber and spelling out 70 within a circle at the company's test track at its Hethel headquarters. Lotus claims no CGI was used for the video, although it did have to sacrifice "more than few pairs of tyres".
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Derek Fung
BMW X7 M under consideration - report
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20th Aug 2018
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BMW X7 M under consideration - report

The upcoming BMW X7 flagship SUV isn't even on the market yet, but reports from overseas are already claiming a high-performance M version could be in the works. According to BMW Blog, "various sources" from Munich indicate BMW is considering an X7 M or X7 M Performance to duke it out with high-powered rivals such as the Mercedes-AMG GLS63, Bentley Bentayga, and Audi SQ7.
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James Wong
Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class recalled
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20th Aug 2018
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class recalled

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20th Aug 2018
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz C200 2018, Mercedes-Benz C220 2018, Mercedes-Benz C250 2018, Mercedes-Benz C300 2018 [blank], Mercedes-Benz C350 2018 e (hybrid), Mercedes-Benz E200 2018 [blank], Mercedes-Benz E220 2018, Mercedes-Benz E250 2018, Mercedes-Benz E300 2018 [blank], Mercedes-Benz e350 2018, Mercedes-Benz E400 2018 4matic
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Scott Collie
2015-18 Fiat 500X recalled
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20th Aug 2018
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2015-18 Fiat 500X recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recalled the 2015-2018 Fiat 500X, over concerns about a faulty rear seat latch. According to the company, the problem could make the rear seat back fold forward in an accident if the seatbelts aren't engaged. If a child seat is fitted using isofix anchor points, it could be compromised by the issue in a crash. A total of 1847 cars are included in the campaign – a VIN list is attached here.
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2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet unveiled
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19th Aug 2018
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2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet unveiled

Meet the quickest factory-approved Mustang ever made. Fresh from the Ford Performance stable, the 2018 Cobra Jet is ready to terrorise North American drag strips with customers behind the wheel. The new Cobra Jet is powered by a 5.2-litre V8, based on the production car's 5.0-litre unit, fitted with a 3.0-litre Whipple supercharger. All of that eight-cylinder goodness is sent to the rear wheels via a 9.0-inch solid rear axle.
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Derek Fung