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Opel to become Peugeot's electric R&D hub, expand into new markets - report
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7th Nov 2017
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Opel to become Peugeot's electric R&D hub, expand into new markets - report

Details about the restructuring of Opel under the leadership of the PSA Group, owner of the Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands, have leaked ahead of their official announcement. According to the Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung, Opel's Russelsheim technical centre will become a key research hub for the French-German automaker, and will focus on developing partial or full electrification solutions for all of PSA's platforms.
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Derek Fung
Volkswagen Australia expecting huge Tiguan sales increase in 2018
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7th Nov 2017
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Volkswagen Australia expecting huge Tiguan sales increase in 2018

Production shortfalls in Germany have hampered sales of the Volkswagen Tiguan in Australia during its first 12 months on the market, but the company says a clearer pipeline and the imminent arrival of a seven-seat long-wheelbase option will give it room to dramatically scale-up deliveries during 2018.
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Mike Costello
2018 BMW X5 spied with less camouflage
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6th Nov 2017
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2018 BMW X5 spied with less camouflage

The fourth-generation BMW X5 has been spied outside its primary production facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Compared to earlier prototypes, such as the one spotted at the Nurburgring in April, this latest vehicle is wearing significantly less camouflage, with no false body panels ahead of the B-pillar. This car also gives us a first look at the next X5's lighting graphics.
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Derek Fung
Gordon Murray's sports car teased
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5th Nov 2017
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Gordon Murray's sports car teased

Gordon Murray Design has teased its upcoming sports car this week in a single shadowy image. Set to be launched under the reborn 'IGM' brand - which stands for Ian Gordon Murray, the designer's full name - the new vehicle is inspired by the legendary McLaren F1, and will use the lightweight iStream platform debuted in the reborn TVR Griffith.
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James Wong
2018 Commodore (sort of) shortlisted for World Car of the Year
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4th Nov 2017
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2018 Commodore (sort of) shortlisted for World Car of the Year

The Opel Insignia, near-identical twin to the Holden Commodore, has been nominated for World Car of the Year. The replacement for the locally-built Commodore, set to arrive in dealerships in February next year, is among 35 cars nominated for the award, won by the Jaguar F-Pace last year. Previous winners also include the Mazda MX-5, Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The award will be judged by a team of automotive journalists from Asia, Europe and North America.
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Scott Collie