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Poll: 2018 Ranger Raptor rolls the Mercedes-Benz X350d
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13th Aug 2018
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Poll: 2018 Ranger Raptor rolls the Mercedes-Benz X350d

It might not have V6 power, but the Ford Ranger Raptor has held sway over the Mercedes-Benz X350d in our latest poll, winning 55 per cent of the vote. More than 2000 people got involved in the head-to-head, with the Blue Oval's narrow victory suggesting pumped-up looks and crazy off-road ability are worth more than a three-pointed star at the top end of the dual-cab ute market. At least, they are on social media...
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Scott Collie
2018 BMW X3, X4 recalled
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13th Aug 2018
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2018 BMW X3, X4 recalled

BMW Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 model-year X3 and X4 crossovers over concerns of a fault with the braking system. The manufacturer reports that "there is a possibility of air being trapped in the hydraulic braking system", which can cause the rear brake circuit to fail, or in "extreme circumstances" the brake pedal may "travel to the floor". If the condition occurs, this poses a hazard to the driver and other road users.
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James Wong
Tesla, Elon Musk sued and official enquiries made over Twitter claims
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12th Aug 2018
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Tesla, Elon Musk sued and official enquiries made over Twitter claims

Two class-action lawsuits have been filed against Tesla and its outspoken CEO Elon Musk, who announced on Wednesday the company had "secured" funding to delist itself. It has also been reported the company is under investigation from authorities over these claims.
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Derek Fung
Hyundai Kona Electric: 20,000 orders already placed globally - report
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11th Aug 2018
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Hyundai Kona Electric: 20,000 orders already placed globally - report

Hyundai has taken 'over 20,000 reservations' for its Kona Electric globally, and its first export customers have received their vehicles in Norway this week. According to a report by Electrek the boatload of more than 100 Kona Electric units that arrived for Norwegian customers are the first deliveries outside of South Korea, with Hyundai claiming it has received more than 20,000 reservations for its electric crossover worldwide.
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James Wong
VFACTS: Five interesting developments in 2018
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10th Aug 2018
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VFACTS: Five interesting developments in 2018

Every month our breakdown of the self-reported VFACTS car industry sales data yields huge interest. Here’s a look at five interesting developments that have taken place over the course of 2018. The overall market is down 0.2 per cent this year after a record-setting 2017, but it's passenger cars that are really battling.
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Mike Costello