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Haval Australia planning new SUV range by 2021, EVs by 2022
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27th Jan 2018
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Haval Australia planning new SUV range by 2021, EVs by 2022

China’s biggest domestic SUV maker, Haval, is having a much tougher time selling cars to Australians than it expected, but the still-ambitious company suggests its next wave of products will have a better go at it. The company is developing a new modular architecture for domestic left-hand drive (LHD) purposes – as well as right-hand drive (RHD) for Australia, India and South Africa – to underpin its next generation model line-up.
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Mike Costello
Next-gen Mini models could share platform with Great Wall - report
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26th Jan 2018
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Next-gen Mini models could share platform with Great Wall - report

BMW is reportedly considering basing the next-generation of Mini models on a platform co-developed with China's Great Wall Motors. Among a report in Automobile about product predictions relayed by unnamed sources, the most interesting revelation is the claim BMW is in discussions with Great Wall regarding a co-developed platform. If the two parties agree on terms, it's predicted next-generation Minis will debut in 2023.
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Derek Fung
2013 Honda Jazz, Insight, Accord Euro recalled for Takata airbags
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26th Jan 2018
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2013 Honda Jazz, Insight, Accord Euro recalled for Takata airbags

Honda Australia has issued a recall for its 2013MY Jazz, Jazz Hybrid, Accord Euro and Insight models as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. All vehicles involved in this notice are fitted with faulty passenger inflators classed as 'beta' airbags - that aren't rated as dangerous as 'alpha' ones. Like previous Takata-related recalls, faulty airbags could rupture when deployed, which could shoot metal fragments into the cabin - posing a serious risk of injury or death to occupants.
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James Wong
2018 Haval H9 pricing and specs
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25th Jan 2018
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2018 Haval H9 pricing and specs

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Mike Costello
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25th Jan 2018
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2018 Haval H9 pricing and specs

Haval H9 2018
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Mike Costello
CAMS locks in TCR rights for 2019
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25th Jan 2018
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CAMS locks in TCR rights for 2019

The Confederation of Australian Motorsports (CAMS) has announced plans to bring Touring Car Racing (TCR) Down Under. Starting in 2019, CAMS and WSC Limited (promoter for TCR) will develop the burgeoning series over the course of five years. The series, founded in 2015, pits racy versions of daily drivers – think VW Golf, Audi A3 and Honda Civic – against each other. The cost of entry is relatively low compared to many categories, and the racing is tight.
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Scott Collie
Toyota Australia welcomes Matthew Callachor as new CEO
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25th Jan 2018
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Toyota Australia welcomes Matthew Callachor as new CEO

Toyota Australia has announced Matthew Callachor as its new president and CEO this week, shortly after Lexus's local arm announced its new boss. Callachor, 56, has a 36-year career with Toyota, including stints in the US and Japan. For the last 18 months Callachor served as the company's local vice president, where he was responsible for sales, marketing, product planning, corporate services and finance divisions.
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James Wong
2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder spied
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24th Jan 2018
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2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder spied

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Derek Fung
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24th Jan 2018
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2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder spied

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