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Volvo V40 and S90 axed, V90 'on the backburner'
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10th Jan 2019
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Volvo V40 and S90 axed, V90 'on the backburner'

Volvo Australia has quietly dropped the V40 and S90 from the local line-up, and has officially said the standard V90 is "on the backburner" after being delayed several times. Speaking with CarAdvice, the company's local PR boss, Greg Bosnich, confirmed the ageing V40 has been dropped though some demonstrator stock remains in dealers. "We are down to only some demonstrator models at certain dealerships but in the main the V40 stock in Australia is now depleted."
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James Wong
Fiat Chrysler to settle US diesel emissions cases for $1.1 billion
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10th Jan 2019
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Fiat Chrysler to settle US diesel emissions cases for $1.1 billion

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will pay out roughly US$800 million ($1.1 billion) in fines, fixes and compensation to settle claims some of its diesel engines cheated their way past emissions regulations. The company had been accused of using an emissions-testing defeat device, like the one used employed by the Volkswagen Group in its Dieselgate engines, which could detect when a car was undergoing bench-testing and alter its operation to emit a legal quantity of pollutants.
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Derek Fung
2019 Audi TT S revealed, here in Q2
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10th Jan 2019
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2019 Audi TT S revealed, here in Q2

The updated 2019 Audi TT S has been revealed, ahead of its Australian arrival in the second quarter of 2019. Following on from the standard range, the updated TT S coupe and convertible get new bumpers with horizontal 'blades', along with aluminium-look accents for the splitter, air inlets and trim strips as standard.
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James Wong
Mercedes-Benz: Next-gen designs will be evolutionary
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9th Jan 2019
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Mercedes-Benz: Next-gen designs will be evolutionary

German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz says it will continue down an evolutionary path with its current design language, rather then starting afresh when it unveils the next step in its current ‘Sensual Purity’ design language with the next-generation S-Class.
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Alborz Fallah
Mercedes-Benz: Chinese tastes influencing future models
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9th Jan 2019
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Mercedes-Benz: Chinese tastes influencing future models

As the world’s largest car market, China is continuing to dictate the future success and planning of new vehicles from nearly all manufacturers, including the likes of Mercedes-Benz, which admits it has to cater to Chinese taste. Speaking to the media at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas today, the chief designer for Mercedes-Benz, Gordon Wagner, said that the next S-Class will bring about a new generation of exterior and interior design.
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Alborz Fallah