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VFACTS Flashbacks: January in history
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7th Feb 2018
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VFACTS Flashbacks: January in history

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Scott Collie
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7th Feb 2018
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VFACTS Flashbacks: January in history

Toyota Corolla 2018, Holden Commodore 2018, Ford 2018, Mazda 3 2018
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Scott Collie
European buyers quickly warming to alternative fuels
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6th Feb 2018
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European buyers quickly warming to alternative fuels

European registrations of alternative-fuel vehicles grew 35.1 per cent in Q4 of 2017, contributing to impressive 39.7 growth over the whole year. A total of 227,378 alternative-fuel vehicles (AFVs) were registered in the European Union during Q4, accounting for 6.7 per cent of total sales. Pure-electric cars (dubbed electrically-chargeable by the EU) accounted for 1.9 per cent of all vehicle registrations over that period.
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Scott Collie
2018 Kia Cerato hatch to debut in Geneva as the Ceed, sans apostrophe
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6th Feb 2018
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2018 Kia Cerato hatch to debut in Geneva as the Ceed, sans apostrophe

The new 2018 Kia Cerato hatch - sorry, the new Kia Ceed - has been previewed today ahead of its debut at the Geneva motor show. And, hallelujah, the new third-generation model will drop the pesky apostrophe from the name. Kia's European arm has also confirmed an unspecified "second model of the Ceed family" will debut alongside the new five-door hatch. In all likelihood this will be a wagon variant, as it has already been spied testing in Europe.
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Derek Fung
Mercedes-AMG trademarks '40', '50' and '73' badges in Europe
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6th Feb 2018
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Mercedes-AMG trademarks '40', '50' and '73' badges in Europe

It seems Mercedes-AMG could be mulling a new line of '40', '50' and '73' models, after trademarking several model names with new number designations. Documents submitted last year by Daimler to the European Union Patent and Trademark Office show Mercedes-AMG has trademarked 'AMG 40', 'AMG 50', 'S73', 'GLS73' and 'G73' for use in Europe.
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James Wong
Porsche to invest $9.42b in electrification
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6th Feb 2018
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Porsche to invest $9.42b in electrification

Porsche has announced it plans to spend more than €6 billion ($9.42 billion) on electromobility within the next five years, doubling its expenditure to focus on upcoming plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models and electric vehicles (EV). Decided at the most recent Porsche AG Supervisory Board meeting, the investment has been divided into material assets and development costs – around €3b ($4.71b) for the former and just over €3b for the latter.
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James Wong
2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter teased again
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5th Feb 2018
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2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter teased again

Mercedes-Benz is gearing up to release the redesigned Sprinter van, hot on the heels of its new A-Class hatchback. Set to be unveiled tomorrow, the van has been teased (again) on Mercedes-Benz social media channels, giving the world a fleeting glimpse at its evolutionary exterior design. The video gives us a look at two body styles: a conventional van, and a cargo-body with a separated load area.
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Scott Collie
Nissan 370Zki revealed in Chicago
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5th Feb 2018
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Nissan 370Zki revealed in Chicago

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James Wong
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5th Feb 2018
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Nissan 370Zki revealed in Chicago

Nissan 370Z 2018
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James Wong