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2018 Skoda Octavia RS on sale in Australia from $38,890, RS245 confirmed
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8th Aug 2017
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2018 Skoda Octavia RS on sale in Australia from $38,890, RS245 confirmed

The facelifted 2018 Skoda Octavia RS range has touched down in Australia, starting at $38,890 before on-road costs, or $41,990 drive-away. Six variants, two engines and two body styles will be offered, for now, including the uprated 169kW/350Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine from the Golf 7.5 GTI, along with the familiar 135kW/380Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel. Drive is sent to the front wheels either by a six-speed manual (169TSI) or six-speed DSG (169TSI, 135TDI).
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James Wong
Renault Koleos Diesel priced from $46,990, here in September
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8th Aug 2017
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Renault Koleos Diesel priced from $46,990, here in September

The Renault Koleos has added a new turbo-diesel engine to its range, in a single-specification variant that sits atop the range - starting at $46,990 before on-road costs. It's the same 130kW/380Nm 2.0-litre oiler that is offered in the related Nissan X-Trail, sending drive to an on-demand all-wheel drive system via a continuously-variable transmission (CVT).
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James Wong
UK issues guidelines to protect connected cars from hackers
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7th Aug 2017
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UK issues guidelines to protect connected cars from hackers

The UK government has issued a new set of guidelines regarding automotive cyber-security of today's increasingly interconnected vehicles. As the government notes in the introduction to its guidance paper, cars are "more vulnerable than ever to hacking and data theft" thanks to new capabilities, including internet Wi-Fi hot spots, and autonomous driving features.
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Derek Fung
2018 BMW 2 Series LCI pricing and specs
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7th Aug 2017
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2018 BMW 2 Series LCI pricing and specs

The upgraded BMW 2 Series LCI coupe and convertible family will lob in Australia during September bringing some design and tech upgrades. But in exchange, prices have also been upped across the range. The BMW 2 Series LCI announcement comes shortly after the company detailed the related, upgraded 1 Series hatch family - headlined by price hikes at the low end but also inclusive of a circa $5000 cut to the M140i that doesn't carry over to the M240i.
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Mike Costello
Ford Everest sales gaining traction, but...
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7th Aug 2017
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Ford Everest sales gaining traction, but...

Ford Australia proudly discussed the improving sales of its Everest SUV last week, though it still has some work to do to meet the volumes of some key rivals. The Australian-developed Everest - which uses the Ranger's 'T6' architecture with substantial overhauling - posted a record July result this year, "on the back of a wider line-up and greater model choice for Australian buyers".
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Mike Costello
Skoda Australia sales on the rise
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7th Aug 2017
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Skoda Australia sales on the rise

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Mike Costello
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7th Aug 2017
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Skoda Australia sales on the rise

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Mike Costello