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Euro NCAP: Evoque scores five stars, C5 Aircross gets four
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11th Apr 2019
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Euro NCAP: Evoque scores five stars, C5 Aircross gets four

The latest scores from Euro NCAP crash testing have been revealed, with the new-generation Range Rover Evoque wearing a five-star rating, while the Citroen C5 Aircross only managed four stars in its standard form. Starting with the Rangie, the British SUV scored an impressive 94% for adult occupant protection, while the child occupant, vulnerable road user and safety assist scores were 87%, 72% and 73% respectively.
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James Wong
2019 Kia Carnival recalled
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11th Apr 2019
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2019 Kia Carnival recalled

Kia has recalled the 2019 Carnival, over concerns about its second-row seatbelt arrangement. According to the company, the seatbelt buckle for the middle second-row seat might have been installed on the wrong side. If that's the case, occupants won't be able to buckle their belt. Obviously, not wearing a seatbelt correctly greatly increases an occupant's risk of injury or death in an accident. A total of 150 cars are included – a VIN list is attached here.
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Scott Collie
Exclusive: Ram Australia moves to 24-hour production, $10 million investment, local jobs boost
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10th Apr 2019
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Exclusive: Ram Australia moves to 24-hour production, $10 million investment, local jobs boost

Stand by for more US-style pick-ups on our roads: our appetite for “full size” utes has exceeded all expectations, prompting the local factory to triple output to fill back orders. The Melbourne production line that remanufactures Ram pick-ups to right-hand-drive is about to switch to three shifts – running 24 hours a day, five days a week – following an investment by the distributors of more than $10 million.
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Joshua Dowling
Ford Focus Active delayed until June
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10th Apr 2019
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Ford Focus Active delayed until June

Ford Australia has delayed the launch of its new Focus Active crossover until June, after previously being slated for a March arrival Down Under. The Blue Oval was unable to confirm exactly why the new model has been delayed, either – much like the Fiesta ST hot hatch, which is now scheduled to arrive very late this year. Despite this, we already have pricing and specs for the German-sourced Subaru XV rival, announced back in November last year.
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James Wong
2020 Ford Mustang to get 'entry-level' performance variant
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9th Apr 2019
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2020 Ford Mustang to get 'entry-level' performance variant

The Ford Mustang is already a fairly capable sports car, and in markets like the USA there's even more hardcore versions in the form of the Shelby GT350 and GT500 models. According to reports out of North America, Ford Motor Company has confirmed a new "entry-level" performance variant of the iconic pony car will form part of the 2020 line-up, but hasn't divulged much else.
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James Wong