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Custom 'River Cottage' Land Rover with in-built kitchen listed for sale
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6th Dec 2020
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Custom 'River Cottage' Land Rover with in-built kitchen listed for sale

Fans of popular British cooking series River Cottage will soon have the chance to own one of chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's prized possessions – a custom-built 1982 Land Rover 109 that helped to launch his career. The car in question actually predates Fearnley-Whittingstall's successful River Cottage franchise, having first appeared in his early 1990s series A Cook on the Wild Side.
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Susannah Guthrie
McLaren Tiger Stripe: Young Aussie engineers design the drift car of tomorrow
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5th Dec 2020
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McLaren Tiger Stripe: Young Aussie engineers design the drift car of tomorrow

A futuristic drift car has been designed by students at Adelaide’s St Francis Primary School, as part of a program to promote “science, maths, and design skills.” The two-metre long papier-mache concept – known as Tiger Stripe – reportedly took 10 weeks to build, and is loosely based on the McLaren Senna GTR. The name references the vehicle’s orange rims, which, according to the year-three students who built them, “look like fire” when spinning.
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William Davis
Peugeot Group is technically buying out Fiat-Chrysler, according to Stellantis agreement fine print
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4th Dec 2020
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Peugeot Group is technically buying out Fiat-Chrysler, according to Stellantis agreement fine print

Peugeot Group is technically buying out the Fiat-Chrysler Group – not merging with it, as was previously reported – according to fine print analysis of the Stellantis agreement. Stellantis is the name given to the new company which comprises all Peugeot Group (PSA) and Fiat-Chrysler Group (FCA) brands. The contract shows that, for accounting purposes at least, the identification of an "acquirer and acquiree" was necessary in the arrangement.
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William Davis
2021 Volkswagen Caddy and California due in Australia next year
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4th Dec 2020
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2021 Volkswagen Caddy and California due in Australia next year

The 2021 Volkswagen Caddy van line-up is due in Australian showrooms about the middle of next year, followed closely by the next-generation Caddy California camper. However the new Caddy range will initially be offered with a choice of only diesel engines, versus the choice of petrol or diesel power currently. Several body styles will be available, including short and long wheelbase vans, a crew van, a people mover, and the California camper.
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Joshua Dowling
Takata airbag crisis: General Motors recalls millions of pick-ups and SUVs
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3rd Dec 2020
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Takata airbag crisis: General Motors recalls millions of pick-ups and SUVs

General Motors is set to recall seven million pick-ups and SUV models across the Chevrolet, GMC, and Cadillac brands, many of which are now in Australia. According to news outlet Reuters, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) handed down its decision on the recall, which GM estimates will cost the company US$1.2 billion (AU$1.63B) to carry out.
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Ben Zachariah