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Audi e-tron to gain new performance, entry-level drivetrains - report
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13th Dec 2018
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Audi e-tron to gain new performance, entry-level drivetrains - report

The Audi e-tron crossover will reportedly gain new entry-level and performance variants, bolstering the current standalone model. Top Gear understands Audi is working on drivetrain options to top and tail the e-tron crossover range, with the entry-level model due on sale by the end of 2019. It's believed the entry-level e-tron will retain the current model's twin-motor setup, but with both reduced power output and a smaller battery pack.
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Derek Fung
2019 Mitsubishi Triton pricing and specs
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13th Dec 2018
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2019 Mitsubishi Triton pricing and specs

From nowhere, the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton is now the clear ute-segment leader in the proliferation of active safety technology – features that are increasingly important to fleet operators and small business. Additionally, the updated 20-variant range that hits showrooms in January gets a brasher look, a new six-speed automatic gearbox, plus small tweaks to the cabin and the rear leaf suspension.
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Mike Costello
Mercedes-Benz to purchase $31 billion worth of battery cells
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12th Dec 2018
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Mercedes-Benz to purchase $31 billion worth of battery cells

Mercedes-Benz has ordered €20 billion ($31 billion) worth of lithium-ion battery cells, which will see the company through until 2030. The German automaker expects battery-electric vehicles to account for between 15 and 25 per cent of its annual sales by 2025. To put that into context, the company sold a total of 3.3 million vehicles in 2017. Assuming zero growth, that would equate to between 495,000 and 825,000 electric vehicles.
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Derek Fung
2019 Audi RS7 spied with production body
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12th Dec 2018
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2019 Audi RS7 spied with production body

The Audi RS7 has been spied whilst doing a spot of cold weather testing in Sweden, following in the footsteps of the A4 Avant covered earlier this week. Although this isn't the first sighting of the next-generation RS7, it's the first prototype to wear the body panels and bumpers intended for production. A mule for the RS7 was last seen blasting around the Nurburgring in June, and had hastily expanded the front and rear wheel arches.
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Derek Fung
2016-17 Infiniti Q30, QX30 recalled
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12th Dec 2018
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2016-17 Infiniti Q30, QX30 recalled

Infiniti Australia has recalled the Q30 and QX30, over concerns about the owner's manual in some vehicles. According to the company, some manuals contain an error when describing the rear child door locks. If owners misunderstand the function, there's a risk children will be able to open the doors when the otherwise shouldn't be able to. That puts occupants and other road users at risk of an accident. A total of 126 vehicles are affected by the campaign – a VIN list is attached here.
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Scott Collie