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2018 Skoda Karoq: Local arm aiming for $30,000 entry point
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19th Dec 2017
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2018 Skoda Karoq: Local arm aiming for $30,000 entry point

The 2018 Skoda Karoq is still months away from an Australian launch, but the Czech company's local division has confirmed plans to have the range start around the $30,000 mark. Set to take on the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson and the related Volkswagen Tiguan when it launches around June next year, the Karoq is essentially being pitched as a 'mini-me' to the larger Kodiaq - which shares the same MQB platform found in various products across the Volkswagen Group.
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James Wong
Alpine A110: Australian pricing likely to start around $90-100k
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18th Dec 2017
2 min read

Alpine A110: Australian pricing likely to start around $90-100k

Renault is set to launch the company’s revived Alpine brand in Australia with the all-new Alpine A110 expected to hit local showrooms in June next year. While exact pricing is still to be confirmed, Renault’s Australian managing director Andrew Moore told assembled media at the car’s launch in France this week that he anticipated a price of around $90,000 to $100,000.
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Rob Margeit
Australia soft on stolen car exports: Melbourne Mercedes found in Dubai, authorities do nothing
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18th Dec 2017
4 min read

Australia soft on stolen car exports: Melbourne Mercedes found in Dubai, authorities do nothing

It's the type of thing that keeps you up at night – the thought of somebody breaking into your home while you're asleep. That's especially true in Victoria, where crime rates have skyrocketed. Crime rates are up by 16.7 per cent per 100,000 people over the past five years, with property and deception offences accounting for the greatest number of crimes reported.
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Paul Maric
2018 Suzuki Jimny spied in factory
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18th Dec 2017
1 min read

2018 Suzuki Jimny spied in factory

The next-generation Suzuki Jimny has been snapped in its Hiroshima factory, revealing a boxy body and mildly-evolved face. Set to launch next year, potentially at the Geneva motor show in March, the compact off-roader is set to bring some much-needed mod-cons to the table.
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Scott Collie
Testing the 'helicopter in a moving vehicle' conundrum
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17th Dec 2017
3 min read

Testing the 'helicopter in a moving vehicle' conundrum

Last month we asked our Facebook followers a question: "Imagine a small RC helicopter hovering in a resting train. The doors close and the train starts to move. Will the helicopter stay mid air, move with the train, or smack against the wall in the back?"
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Mark Trueno