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Daimler appoints R&D chief as new CEO
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26th Sep 2018
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Daimler appoints R&D chief as new CEO

Citing "challenges presented by the transformation of the automotive industry”, Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, has announced a succession plan for the roles of CEO, chairman, and head of research and development.
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CarAdvice.com launches new TV program
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26th Sep 2018
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CarAdvice.com launches new TV program

Your Money, a new business, personal finance and luxury lifestyle channel that is a joint venture between Nine Entertainment Co. and News Corp Australia will broadcast live on free-to-air channel 95 and Foxtel channel 601. Thorough, well researched and on-the-pulse, “CarAdvice” is the ‘go-to’ place for Australian audiences looking to equip themselves with automotive related news, expert opinions and industry-leading advice.
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Vaughn Gittin Jr. drifts the Nurburgring - video
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26th Sep 2018
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Vaughn Gittin Jr. drifts the Nurburgring - video

It seems like new Nurburgring records crop up weekly, and the whole caper can get a bit fatiguing. Vaughn Gittin Jr, drifter and certified madman, has managed to circumvent that fatigue with his smokey, sideways lap of the legendary 'Green Hell'. Central to the attempt was a supercharged Mustang GT, putting around 671kW to the rear wheels. The rims are wrapped in road-legal Nitto tyres, although we'd suggest they weren't road-legal after a lap at full noise...
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Scott Collie
2019 Suzuki Jimny preorders sitting at 123
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25th Sep 2018
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2019 Suzuki Jimny preorders sitting at 123

Suzuki’s Australian arm has now taken a sizeable 123 preorders on its new Jimny micro off-roader, well ahead of its projected launch here in late January of 2019. As you may recall, less than two months ago (shortly after the car’s online reveal) Suzuki held 37 local orders, meaning demand keeps spiking as the arrival nears.
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Mike Costello
2019 DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4x4 unveiled
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25th Sep 2018
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2019 DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4x4 unveiled

The DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4x4 plug-in hybrid has been revealed and detailed overnight, serving as the first of many DS models born of an electrification push. The luxury crossover features the same powertrain as the 3008 GT Hybrid4. Under the bonnet there's a 147kW 1.6-litre petrol engine paired with an 80kW electric motor built into the eight-speed automatic transmission, and another 80kW motor for the rear axle.
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