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Peugeot 308 hits 1 million units
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3rd Dec 2018
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Peugeot 308 hits 1 million units

Peugeot has produced its one millionth 308this past week, along with the 500,000th 3008, both rolling down the production line at almost the same time. According to the French brand, the 308 is being built at a rate of 860 vehicles per day, while the 3008 is running at over 1000 units a day. The plant is said to be running seven days a week to meet global demand. The current generation 308 hatchback and wagon range first launched in 2013, while the 3008 was introduced globally in 2016.
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James Wong
2019 Volkswagen Passat Wagon spied
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3rd Dec 2018
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2019 Volkswagen Passat Wagon spied

Photographers have snapped images of the updated 2019 Volkswagen Passat Wagon – or 'Variant' as it's known in markets like Germany – ahead of an anticipated reveal early next year. Like the sedan prototypes we've seen recently, it appears the design changes will be limited to the front and rear sections of the vehicles, incorporating revised grilles, bumpers, and lights – including dynamic 'scrolling' indicators for flagship models.
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James Wong
BMW considering increased Chinese production amid US trade war
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3rd Dec 2018
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BMW considering increased Chinese production amid US trade war

BMW could be forced to shift some of its production volume from the US to China, as the trade war between the two nations escalates. Speaking with industry journal, Automotive News, BMW's North American boss, Bernhard Kuhnt, said the increasing import tariffs have "put some pressure" on the brand, leading it to re-evaluate the production schedule of its facility in Spartanburg, California.
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James Wong
Ssangyong: Australian plans detailed
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2nd Dec 2018
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Ssangyong: Australian plans detailed

The paint is barely dry on its dealer signs, but Ssangyong is already looking to expand its model range in Australia, detailing plans to bring the long-tray dual-cab Musso ute, mid-sized Korando SUV and facelifted Tivoli to our shores next year. Speaking with CarAdvice in Melbourne, Andrew Ellis, local Ssangyong communications boss, offered the lowdown on what's to come in 2019 for the factory-backed operation.
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Scott Collie
Nissan Leaf Nismo RC: Electric racer revealed
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1st Dec 2018
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Nissan Leaf Nismo RC: Electric racer revealed

[caption id="attachment_708569" align="alignnone" width="4547"] Nissan has unveiled the Leaf Nismo RC race car, a showcase of what its latest electric technology could do when let-loose on a track. [/caption] Set to debut at the Fuji International Speedway alongside Nissan's Formula E racer as part of the annual Nismo Festival, the Leaf Nismo RC uses the same high-capacity lithium-ion battery and inverters as the regular Leaf.
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Chris Gething