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Aston Martin DB11 V8: How the AMG-sourced engine was ‘Astonised’
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15th Sep 2017
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Aston Martin DB11 V8: How the AMG-sourced engine was ‘Astonised’

British luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin has just launched a new V8 version of its new DB11 grand tourer, and while its 4.0-litre twin-turbo heart might seem like a straight lift from Mercedes-AMG, who built the engine, it’s been properly customised. This potent powertrain, which develops 375kW and 675Nm in the DB11, is actually tailored by AMG for Aston Martin – specifically in relation to the sump, according to Paul Barritt, Vehicle Line Director Aston Martin.
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Anthony Crawford
French self-driving bus company to open factory, regional HQ in Adelaide
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15th Sep 2017
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French self-driving bus company to open factory, regional HQ in Adelaide

Navya, a French company specialising in autonomous shuttle buses, will establish its Asia-Pacific headquarters and a new factory in Adelaide. In announcing the "partnership" with Navya, South Australian premier Jay Weatherill said: "Establishing a driverless car vehicle operation here in South Australia is the perfect bridge connecting our past in traditional vehicle manufacturing and our future in advanced manufacturing in a clean, carbon neutral environment."
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Derek Fung
2018 Genesis G70: Australian details
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15th Sep 2017
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2018 Genesis G70: Australian details

The all-new 2018 Genesis G70 has only just been revealed, but CarAdvice can tell you what to expect when the all-new mid-sized luxury sedan arrives in the first quarter of next year. The Australian arm of Genesis has confirmed the new model will take on the German establishment with aggressive pricing for the all-new mid-sized G70 sedan, and the choice of two punchy powertrains.
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Matt Campbell
Volkswagen Australia's hot hatch onslaught
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14th Sep 2017
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Volkswagen Australia's hot hatch onslaught

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Mike Costello
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14th Sep 2017
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Volkswagen Australia's hot hatch onslaught

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Mike Costello
2018 Mazda CX-8 revealed in Japan
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14th Sep 2017
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2018 Mazda CX-8 revealed in Japan

The 2018 Mazda CX-8 has been revealed in its home market of Japan this week, giving us a first look at the brand's new seven-seat SUV. Sitting below the larger CX-9 in Mazda's global line-up, the CX-8 is the company's first three-row crossover in the Japanese market - as the CX-9 isn't sold there.
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James Wong
BMW: Autonomous cars to greatly influence car design
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14th Sep 2017
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BMW: Autonomous cars to greatly influence car design

BMW’s head of design says the onslaught of autonomous vehicles and their expected reduction in accidents will have a radical change on car design, with manufacturers able to introduce smaller cars that will not require today’s passive safety requirements.
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Alborz Fallah