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Fiat Panda gets zero-star Euro NCAP safety rating
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6th Dec 2018
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Fiat Panda gets zero-star Euro NCAP safety rating

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been dealt another blow in the latest round of Euro NCAP crash tests, with the 2018 Fiat Panda failing to score even a one-star rating. Last tested in 2011, the third-generation Panda lacks any form of active safety equipment – with seatbelt reminders the only feature to score points in the area Safety Assist.
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James Wong
Hyundai Kona EV, Kia e-Niro range downgraded
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6th Dec 2018
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Hyundai Kona EV, Kia e-Niro range downgraded

The long-range Hyundai Kona EV has had its range downgraded on the WLTP test cycle, after the company discovered its external test agency hadn't followed the correct test procedure. Kia last week downgraded the range of its e-Niro for the same reason. The re-rating means the 39kWh Kona is rated for 289km instead of 300km, while the 64kWh model is officially good for 449km rather than the 470km initially promised.
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Scott Collie
Volkswagen could build cars in Ford US plants
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5th Dec 2018
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Volkswagen could build cars in Ford US plants

Volkswagen could build some of its vehicles at Ford factories in the USA, Herbert Diess, the German automaker's CEO, has revealed. Diess spoke to reporters including those from Automotive News after a discussion with US President Donald Trump, members of his administration, and senior officers from Daimler and BMW. Volkswagen is currently discussing a wide-ranging partnership with Ford, although it has ruled out a merger with the American car maker.
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Derek Fung
2019 Suzuki Jimny, Vitara: Australia Day launch locked in
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5th Dec 2018
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2019 Suzuki Jimny, Vitara: Australia Day launch locked in

Suzuki Australia has confirmed the hotly-anticipated 2019 Jimny and facelifted 2019 Vitara Series II will officially go on sale Down Under as of Australia Day next month (January 26). Pricing and specifications for both model lines are yet to be announced at this stage, but the company continues to cite strong interest for the all-new Jimny, which already has "well over 200 pre-orders" in Australia.
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James Wong
2019 Lexus RC pricing and specs
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5th Dec 2018
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2019 Lexus RC pricing and specs

Lexus Australia has detailed the facelifted 2019 RC line-up, with the refreshed range kicking off at $66,174 plus on-road costs. For 2019 the RC gets a revised look, including new re-styled LED headlights, updated bumpers, a new-look 'spindle' grille mesh pattern, new alloy wheel designs, and side mirrors from the flagship LC coupe.
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James Wong
HSV Colorado SportsCat Look Pack revealed
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4th Dec 2018
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HSV Colorado SportsCat Look Pack revealed

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Scott Collie
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4th Dec 2018
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HSV Colorado SportsCat Look Pack revealed

HSV Colorado SportsCat 2018
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Scott Collie