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Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label confirmed for Australia
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6th Feb 2018
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Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label confirmed for Australia

The Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label special edition has been confirmed and detailed for the Australian market, ahead of a local launch in April. Limited to 500 units nationally, the Dark Label is positioned between the Highline and Ultimate variants of the German ute, though pricing is yet to be confirmed.
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James Wong
Porsche to invest $9.42b in electrification
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6th Feb 2018
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Porsche to invest $9.42b in electrification

Porsche has announced it plans to spend more than €6 billion ($9.42 billion) on electromobility within the next five years, doubling its expenditure to focus on upcoming plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models and electric vehicles (EV). Decided at the most recent Porsche AG Supervisory Board meeting, the investment has been divided into material assets and development costs – around €3b ($4.71b) for the former and just over €3b for the latter.
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James Wong
2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter teased again
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5th Feb 2018
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2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter teased again

Mercedes-Benz is gearing up to release the redesigned Sprinter van, hot on the heels of its new A-Class hatchback. Set to be unveiled tomorrow, the van has been teased (again) on Mercedes-Benz social media channels, giving the world a fleeting glimpse at its evolutionary exterior design. The video gives us a look at two body styles: a conventional van, and a cargo-body with a separated load area.
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Scott Collie
BMW X2 three-cylinder, diesel variants landing mid-year
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4th Feb 2018
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BMW X2 three-cylinder, diesel variants landing mid-year

BMW will follow the X2 sDrive 20i, set to launch in March, with the all-wheel drive xDrive 20d and front-drive, three-cylinder sDrive 18i in the coming months. The extra variants are set to land 'mid-year', with pricing still to be confirmed. As a guide, the X2 sDrive 20i is $1300 more expensive than the equivalent X1, and BMW has said a similar pricing gap will carry through the range.
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Scott Collie
Tesla Model S racing series gets green light
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3rd Feb 2018
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Tesla Model S racing series gets green light

The Electric Production Car Series (EPCS) has been approved by international motorsport governing body FIA this week. Headlining the series will be a grid of race-spec Tesla Model S P100Ds, putting out a massive 585kW of power (778hp). The Tesla Model S race car recently passed its official FIA crash test, which no doubt played a part in the series getting approved.
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