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Mazda Finance launching in Australia
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21st Jan 2019
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Mazda Finance launching in Australia

Mazda has launched its new finance arm, inventively dubbed Mazda Finance, as part of a partnership with Toyota Finance Australia Limited. There are more details about Mazda Finance and what it'll offer to come, but Mazda has announced the company will have an independent board of directors, its own credit licence, and unique sales and management teams to the Toyota Finance arm.
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Scott Collie
Bosch automated trial coming to regional Victoria
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21st Jan 2019
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Bosch automated trial coming to regional Victoria

Bosch will later this year test its self-driving Tesla Model S on rural roads in Victoria, as it looks to refine its autonomous technology in a new environment. Backed by $2.3 million in government funding and the first autonomous driving permit granted in Victoria, the trial kicks off "late in 2019" on country highways.
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Scott Collie
Italdesign prepping new supercar for Geneva
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19th Jan 2019
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Italdesign prepping new supercar for Geneva

Italdesign has started teasing a new supercar, set to launch at the Geneva motor show in March. Now owned by Audi, the styling studio released its ZeroUno supercar in 2017, before following it up with a drop-top version last year. Five of each were produced, and all were sold, commanding a significant premium over the Audi R8 on which they were based.
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Downward road toll trend "encouraging", but more can be done – ANCAP
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18th Jan 2019
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Downward road toll trend "encouraging", but more can be done – ANCAP

ANCAP chief executive, James Goodwin, has joined the Deputy Prime Minister celebrating a drop in deaths on local roads in 2018. A total of 1146 people were killed on Australian roads in 2018, down from 1224 in 2017. Although driver, passenger, cyclist and motorbike deaths were down, pedestrian fatalities rose from 161 to 176.
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Scott Collie
2020 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, plug-in hybrid facelift unveiled
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17th Jan 2019
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2020 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, plug-in hybrid facelift unveiled

A facelift for the Hyundai Ioniq hybrid and plug-in hybrid models has been unveiled overnight, just a month after the current model arrived in Australia. External revisions to the Ioniq include a revised grille, tweaked front bumper design, new LED driving lights, and new LED headlamps and tail-light graphics for top-spec models. Grille aside, the changes to the car's exterior are pretty subtle. Interestingly Hyundai has decided to make more extensive revisions to the interior.
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