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2020 Nissan Patrol: biggest update in six years in Australia by end of 2019
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24th Sep 2019
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2020 Nissan Patrol: biggest update in six years in Australia by end of 2019

The Nissan Patrol has been given a major makeover with a bold new look, advanced safety technology, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto the headline acts. The 2020 Nissan Patrol was unveiled in the Middle East overnight – its biggest market – and it will be in Australian showrooms by the end of this year. This is the second facelift since the model went on sale in 2013; the previous update arrived in 2017.
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Joshua Dowling
Kia considering Picanto EV
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24th Sep 2019
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Kia considering Picanto EV

Kia is looking at making a battery-electric version of its entry-level Picanto micro car, Automotive News Europe reports. If the Picanto EV makes production it would be the third electric Kia, following in the footsteps of the e-Soul and e-Niro crossover. Kia is aiming to have an EV "in almost every main segment", according to Emilio Herrera, chief operating officer of Kia Europe, targeting 40,000 electric sales in Europe next year.
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William Stopford
Nissan, Carlos Ghosn fined by US authorities for hiding pay
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23rd Sep 2019
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Nissan, Carlos Ghosn fined by US authorities for hiding pay

They might have come to the fore in 2018, but the US SEC says Nissan's financial troubles began in 2004 when it granted Carlos Ghosn, its then-CEO, the authority to set executive compensation – including his own. The commission believes between 2009 and his arrest in 2018, Ghosn "with substantial assistance from [director Greg] Kelly and subordinates at Nissan" hid US$90 million ($133 million) in pay from official filings, and increase Ghosn's retirement bonus by US$50 million ($74 million).
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Derek Fung
2019 Audi Q5, SQ5 pricing and specs
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23rd Sep 2019
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2019 Audi Q5, SQ5 pricing and specs

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Scott Collie
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23rd Sep 2019
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2019 Audi Q5, SQ5 pricing and specs

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Scott Collie
Renault considering high-performance Zoe
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22nd Sep 2019
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Renault considering high-performance Zoe

Renault is considering giving its city-focused Zoe EV a massive shot in the arm, with European reports suggesting the Zoe e-Sport concept could make production. Top Gearreports the e-Sport, a 340kW and 640Nm version of the otherwise rather vanilla Zoe, is still front of mind for Renault's electric vehicle boss, Gilles Normand. "The e-Sport was more to test the water, to show that you can EVs are not boring,” he told the British publication.
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Scott Collie
2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB spied
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22nd Sep 2019
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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB spied

The new Mercedes-Benz EQB electric crossover has been spied during testing in Europe. As with other members of the all-electric EQ range, the EQB is based on an existing model — in this case the GLB — and uses a platform designed primarily for petrol and diesel engine cars. This strategy affords Mercedes-Benz a lot of flexibility to scale production up or down depending on demand, as well as reducing development costs.
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Derek Fung