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Renault Megane RS TCR joins Australia Series
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21st Mar 2019
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Renault Megane RS TCR joins Australia Series

There's a new entrant to the TCR Australia Series, the Renault Megane RS TCR. A pair of the hatch-based race cars will be debuting at the opening event of the series on May 17. Entered and prepared by Garry Rogers Motorsport, the Renaults join several other manufacturers already entered in the TCR championship Down Under – including Audi, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Honda and Alfa Romeo.
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James Wong
Volvo puts drunk drivers on notice
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20th Mar 2019
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Volvo puts drunk drivers on notice

Volvo will add sensors to detect drunk drivers and distracted drivers, announcing all vehicles on the SPA2 platform will be fitted with advanced driver monitoring technology from the early 2020s. Subaru already has a driver-monitoring camera in the Forester, designed to force owners who take their eyes off the road to pay attention, but Volvo is promising to take things a step further, by using the semi-autonomous systems in its vehicles to take control.
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Scott Collie
Next-gen Fiat 500 to go electric
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20th Mar 2019
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Next-gen Fiat 500 to go electric

Fiat will keep the 500 badge alive with an all-electric relaunch in Geneva next year, as FCA looks to sacrifice volume in favour of higher profit margins and some green-car credibility. Speaking with Auto Express, Fiat head and FCA marketing chief, Olivier Francois, said the new 500 will be "a new object. Totally electric". "It’s kind of an urban Tesla, with beautiful style," he explained.
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Scott Collie
2019 Mazda CX-8 gets Apple CarPlay, price hike
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19th Mar 2019
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2019 Mazda CX-8 gets Apple CarPlay, price hike

Mazda has announced a number of small revisions for its CX-8, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, accompanied by a small price rise across the range. The 2019 version of the CX-8, which slots between the CX-5 and petrol-only CX-9, now gets the G-Vectoring Control (GVC Plus) system as standard, along with tyre-pressure monitoring and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.
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Scott Collie
Peugeot family ready to back further acquisitions
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19th Mar 2019
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Peugeot family ready to back further acquisitions

The PSA Group, which currently owns the Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall brands, is open to acquiring a few more marques for its portfolio, and it has the backing of one of its biggest shareholders. At the recent Geneva motor show, Carlos Tavares, CEO of the PSA Group, said he would "love to [have discussions] with people who are looking for deals". Jaguar Land Rover and Fiat Chrysler are seen as PSA's most likely partners.
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Derek Fung