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2018 Volkswagen Polo recalled – UPDATE
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18th Jun 2018
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2018 Volkswagen Polo recalled – UPDATE

UPDATE (19/6/18): Volkswagen Australia has expanded this recall, and confirmed with CarAdvice that previous-generation models are affected, not the current Polo as previously reported. See article for details Volkswagen has recalled around 13,000 examples of the previous-generation 2018 model-year Polo, over concerns about the left-rear seatbelt releasing under certain conditions.
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Scott Collie
2018 Honda HR-V: Initial details for Australia, here in August
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18th Jun 2018
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2018 Honda HR-V: Initial details for Australia, here in August

Honda Australia has released preliminary information for the updated 2018 HR-V range, headlined by the standard fitment of autonomous emergency braking (AEB), along with a new sport-themed RS trim grade. Previously reserved for higher-grade models, all versions of the MY18 HR-V get city-speed AEB as standard – operating at speeds of less than 30km/h using a windscreen-mounted laser radar.
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James Wong
The electric future "isn't really contentious anywhere else", EV Council CEO says
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18th Jun 2018
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The electric future "isn't really contentious anywhere else", EV Council CEO says

Behyad Jafari, CEO of Australia's EV Council, has lamented the partisan nature of the electric vehicle conversation Down Under, and called for Federal Government support to kickstart the market. Speaking with CarAdvice this week,Jafari said international investors are "stumped" when they realise Australia hasn't taken proper action on electric vehicles, and argued the issue "isn't really contentious anywhere else".
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Scott Collie
Ferrari 488 Pista 'Piloti Ferrari' announced
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17th Jun 2018
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Ferrari 488 Pista 'Piloti Ferrari' announced

If owning a track-friendly version of a road-going Ferrari isn't quite special enough, the company has introduced a new 'Piloti Ferrari' specification for the 488 Pista. To add an extra layer of exclusivity, this new specification package is available only for "customers involved in the company’s motor sports programmes".
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Derek Fung
China to mandate car-tracking chips from 2019 – report
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16th Jun 2018
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China to mandate car-tracking chips from 2019 – report

Tracking devices will soon be fitted to cars registered in China in an effort to tackle the country's notorious congestion and pollution problem. According to The Wall Street Journal, from July the country will begin fitting cars with radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags at registration time. Although the scheme won't be compulsory at first, it looks likely it will become mandatory for new cars starting from 2019.
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Derek Fung
2019 BMW 8 Series revealed - UPDATE
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15th Jun 2018
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2019 BMW 8 Series revealed - UPDATE

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Scott Collie
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15th Jun 2018
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2019 BMW 8 Series revealed - UPDATE

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