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2018 BMW X2 design revealed in patent filing
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6th Jul 2017
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2018 BMW X2 design revealed in patent filing

The design of the BMW X2 has been revealed via leaked drawings submitted to the Japanese patent office. These patent images, which we initially spotted on Carscoops, confirm what we've deduced from disguised prototypes, namely the production X2 will keep most of the details from the 2016 concept car, albeit with roadworthy wing mirrors, and proper door handles.
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Derek Fung
June 2017 VFACTS: New vehicle sales records tumble
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6th Jul 2017
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June 2017 VFACTS: New vehicle sales records tumble

New vehicle sales hit a monthly record high of 134,171 units in June, an increase of 4.4 per cent over the previous high - achieved during the same month in 2016, which had the same number of selling-days. The sales bonanza takes year-to-date (YTD) sales to 599,552 units, overtaking 2016's high-water mark. Australians have never bought and/or sold more new vehicles than they are right now.
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Mike Costello
EU approves Peugeot's purchase of Opel/Vauxhall from GM
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5th Jul 2017
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EU approves Peugeot's purchase of Opel/Vauxhall from GM

The PSA Group's purchase of Opel and Vauxhall from General Motors has been given the go-ahead from the European Union's antitrust authorities. With approval secured from the EU, one of the key hurdles has been cleared in the 2.2 billion euro ($3.3 billion) purchase of the majority of General Motors' European operations by the PSA Group.
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Derek Fung
Honda Australia's Takata airbag recall update
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5th Jul 2017
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Honda Australia's Takata airbag recall update

Honda Australia says it has completed 69 per cent of the enormous recall on third-party airbag inflators made by supplier Takata. However, given the task of tracking down some older affected vehicles is tougher (some are 16 years old), the company doesn't expect to complete the fixes for another 12 months. The company's stretched 107-site dealer network is churning through about 5000 repair jobs per week, but is being stifled by the sheer scale of the recall.
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Mike Costello
Volkswagen Gen.E concept works with recharging robots
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4th Jul 2017
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Volkswagen Gen.E concept works with recharging robots

The Volkswagen Gen.E research vehicle has been unveiled with little fanfare at the company's Future Mobility Days 2017 event. The German automaker hasn't released many details about the Gen.E concept. Although with its "advanced lithium-ion cells" and efficiency optimised electric motor, the Gen.E has a claimed range of over 400 kilometres. Under the skin, the Gen.E features a "lightweight architecture [that has] been designed for maximum crash safety including the battery".
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Derek Fung