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US authorities approve 3.0 TDI 'Dieselgate' fix for 38,000 vehicles - report
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24th Oct 2017
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US authorities approve 3.0 TDI 'Dieselgate' fix for 38,000 vehicles - report

Authorities in the US have reportedly approved a fix for around 38,000 vehicles fitted with the Volkswagen Group 3.0-litre TDI turbo-diesel engine as part of the Dieselgate emissions scandal. According to reports from the United States, a letter made public earlier this week says VW Group brands have been approved to make hardware and software changes to vehicles fitted with the 3.0-litre TDI engine, which has previously been confirmed to have emissions-cheating devices on board.
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James Wong
Hyundai Vaccar Tucson Sport concept revealed for SEMA
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24th Oct 2017
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Hyundai Vaccar Tucson Sport concept revealed for SEMA

Hyundai has revealed the Vaccar Tucson Sport concept ahead of its debut at the 2017 SEMA show later this month. Based on the popular Tucson SUV, the Vaccar Sport version features an array of design, powertrain, infotainment and suspension enhancements to make it more than capable of carving B-roads after finishing the daily school run. "The Vaccar Tucson Sport Concept takes the Tucson far beyond its OEM roots without sacrificing reliability," said Aaron Vaccar, president of Vaccar.
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James Wong
2018 Toyota JPN Taxi revealed
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23rd Oct 2017
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2018 Toyota JPN Taxi revealed

The production version of the Toyota JPN Taxi has been unveiled ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at the 2017 Tokyo motor show. Inspired by the original 2013 concept, the production JPN Taxi doesn't look much different to the revised 2015 preview. All three take their inspiration from London's famous black taxi cabs. As with the earlier concepts, the production car features a stepped roof, large windows, and a design that places space efficiency ahead of aesthetics.
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Derek Fung
2018 Lotus Elise Cup 260 revealed - UPDATE
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23rd Oct 2017
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2018 Lotus Elise Cup 260 revealed - UPDATE

Lotus has added another lightweight special edition to its lineup, in the form the Elise Cup 260. Just 30 examples of the lighter, more powerful Elise will be built to celebrate the British marque’s long history in motorsport.
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Scott Collie
Kia Optima Sportwagon PHEV being re-considered for Australia
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22nd Oct 2017
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Kia Optima Sportwagon PHEV being re-considered for Australia

Kia Australia is re-thinking its decision not to import the Optima Sportwagon to sell alongside its sedan contemporary. However, it seems that if the company were to perform an about-face and offer the stylish load-carrier here, it’d come with a twist: a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain. Kia Australia’s managing director Damien Meredith told us earlier this week that the company was considering offering the PHEV, sold in Europe and elsewhere already, as a new green ‘halo’.
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Mike Costello