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Victorian government proposes military vehicle production at old Holden site
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1st Aug 2017
3 min read

Victorian government proposes military vehicle production at old Holden site

The Victorian state government and defence company BAE Systems want to build a fleet of next-generation military vehicles at the former Holden site in Melbourne's inner-west. Victoria's Andrews government has signed a Heads of Agreement with the British multinational defence company, proposing to make and maintain 225 new Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles and by extension creating what it claims to be thousands of manufacturing jobs - albeit with indeterminate terms.
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Mike Costello
2018 Subaru Levorg pricing and specs: 1.6 model cuts entry cost, STI Sport debuts
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31st Jul 2017
3 min read

2018 Subaru Levorg pricing and specs: 1.6 model cuts entry cost, STI Sport debuts

Australian pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Subaru Levorg range has been announced this week, bringing a new engine option, a much sharper price of entry, and lightly revised looks. But, there's a catch: while the arrival of the 1.6 model opens the Levorg range up to more buyers, the company has at the same time significantly increased the price you'll pay to step into a 2.0-litre model. More on that, further below.
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James Wong
Borgward sports car teased ahead of Frankfurt debut
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31st Jul 2017
1 min read

Borgward sports car teased ahead of Frankfurt debut

Borgward has teased a concept car ahead of its unveiling at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show in September. With the edges of its bonnet raised to accommodate the car's wheel arches, the Frankfurt-bound car seems to be a sports car of some description, probably a coupe.
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Derek Fung
2018 BMW 1 Series pricing and specs: Fresh look, more tech for baby Bimmer range
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30th Jul 2017
4 min read

2018 BMW 1 Series pricing and specs: Fresh look, more tech for baby Bimmer range

Australian pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 BMW 1 Series range have been revealed this week, ahead of the revised hatch's arrival in local showrooms in September. Kicking off at $39,990 before on-road costs for the entry-level 118i, the base price for the German hatchback is up by $2000, though the flagship M140i hot hatch is nearly $5000 more affordable at $59,990.
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James Wong
Renault-Nissan Alliance leads 2017 global sales race at halfway point
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29th Jul 2017
3 min read

Renault-Nissan Alliance leads 2017 global sales race at halfway point

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has vaulted past the Volkswagen Group and Toyota to be the world's number one automaker at the halfway point of this year. To the end of June, the Franco-Japanese pairing sold 5,268,079 vehicles, ahead of the Volkswagen Group's 5,155,600, and Toyota's 5,129,000. Renault-Nissan ascension to the top of the pile has pushed General Motors down into fourth place with 4,686,038 vehicles sold.
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Derek Fung