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Honda Power Manager Concept plugs EVs into smart electricity grid
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19th Sep 2017
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Honda Power Manager Concept plugs EVs into smart electricity grid

The Honda Power Manager Concept made its debut alongside the well received Urban EV Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show. Described by its maker as a "fully-integrated energy transfer system”, the Power Manager Concept is designed to regulate the flow of electricity between a home or office, and the rest of the electricity grid.
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Derek Fung
Mini design ‘needs to progress’, no larger models planned
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19th Sep 2017
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Mini design ‘needs to progress’, no larger models planned

Mini says that it has stepped out of the ‘retro’ design philosophy and is embarking on a new era of design that will see the brand progress with a new distinct flavour that still maintains the core DNA of the brand’s iconic styling.
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Alborz Fallah
Renault Kangoo dCi EDC here by year's end - UPDATE
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18th Sep 2017
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Renault Kangoo dCi EDC here by year's end - UPDATE

Update: Renault Australia has confirmed the launch of the Kangoo dCi EDC for our market "before the end of 2017. See bottom of article for details. The Renault Kangoo diesel is now available with the company's Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic transmission in Europe, after previously being a manual-only affair. Available with both the dCi 90 and dCi 110 versions of the French van, the six-speed dual-dry-clutch unit adds just 28 kilograms in weight over the standard manual transmission.
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James Wong
Mini committed to diesel 'long term'
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18th Sep 2017
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Mini committed to diesel 'long term'

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Alborz Fallah
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18th Sep 2017
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Mini committed to diesel 'long term'

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Alborz Fallah
Genesis SUVs ‘critical’ for the brand’s success
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18th Sep 2017
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Genesis SUVs ‘critical’ for the brand’s success

All mainstream and luxury car brands seemingly need SUVs to survive, and new premium Korean offering Genesis is no different in that regard. The company has already announced it will have two SUVs globally in 2019, and locally in Australia by 2020. There’s been a glimpse of what to expect with the GV80 concept, a model name structure that is expected to carry over to the first new-generation SUV from Genesis.
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Matt Campbell
Renault Nissan Mitsubishi alliance outlines 2022 plan
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17th Sep 2017
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Renault Nissan Mitsubishi alliance outlines 2022 plan

The newly minted Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, complete with a new logo, has laid out its ambitious growth and cost reduction plans for the next six years. A major component of the new plans is to boost the use of common platforms. At the end of 2016, Renault and Nissan produced around two million cars per annum off two common modular platforms. By 2022, the companies hope to produce nine million cars annually off four common platforms.
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Derek Fung