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Tesla: Elon Musk promising KITT-style AI assistant
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31st Jul 2018
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Tesla: Elon Musk promising KITT-style AI assistant

A tweet from Elon Musk has suggested a KITT-style voice assistant could appear in future Teslas, supplementing the in-dash (or on-dash, in the case of the Model 3) touchscreens.
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Scott Collie
Seat Leon ST Cupra Carbon Edition revealed for the UK
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31st Jul 2018
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Seat Leon ST Cupra Carbon Edition revealed for the UK

Seat has revealed the Leon ST Cupra Carbon Edition for the UK, sporting unique enhancements over the 'standard' hot wagon on which it's based. Limited to just 50 units in Britain, the Carbon Edition draws upon the 300PS (221kW) all-wheel drive Leon ST Cupra wagon – itself based on the hi-po Volkswagen Golf R – and adds niceties like carbon-fibre finishes for the side blades along with the front and rear bumpers.
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James Wong
2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe spied
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30th Jul 2018
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2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe spied

These photos of two BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe prototypes seemingly confirm the styling details of a four-door flagship with a sloping roofline, revealed earlier this year in a trademark filing. It also follows the template set out by the M8 Gran Coupe concept, which was unveiled at this year's Geneva motor show. The Gran Coupe is expected to round out the new 8 Series' body style offerings, which also include a coupe and will expand to encompass a yet-to-be-launched convertible.
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Derek Fung
Volkswagen and Skoda initiate Takata recall
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30th Jul 2018
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Volkswagen and Skoda initiate Takata recall

Volkswagen Group Australia has initiated its recall for over 100,000 vehicles across various model lines fitted with faulty Takata airbags, as part of the Australian Government's mandatory safety recall that requires all defective inflators to be replaced by 31 December 2020. In a statement released this week, the company said: According to the statement, no vehicles imported by either brand into Australia are fitted with the more dangerous 'alpha' inflators.
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James Wong
Mercedes-AMG A35 headed for Paris - report
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30th Jul 2018
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Mercedes-AMG A35 headed for Paris - report

Mercedes-AMG is planning to reveal the A35 hatchback at the Paris motor show in October – according to a new report. Speaking with Indian Autos Blog at the launch of the updated AMG C63 range, Mercedes-AMG's senior manager for marketing and communications, Dominik Gruel, indicated the mid-tier performance version of the new A-Class hatch is on track for a Paris reveal. "Yeah, you will see," he said, when asked whether the entry-level AMG version would be attending the October event.
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James Wong