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Fiat Chrysler rejected Chinese bid, others interested - report
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14th Aug 2017
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Fiat Chrysler rejected Chinese bid, others interested - report

Fiat Chrysler could be acquired by a Chinese car maker, with reports indicating it has already rejected one offer for no reason other than the size of the offer. According to Automotive News, a large Chinese automaker recently had a bid for the Fiat Chrysler (FCA) turned down. The Chinese bid was was reportedly rejected as it valued FCA at only a small premium over the Italian-American car maker's sharemarket value.
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Derek Fung
Volkswagen Golf GTI Original, Golf R Grid to sharpen Australian prices
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14th Aug 2017
2 min read

Volkswagen Golf GTI Original, Golf R Grid to sharpen Australian prices

New Volkswagen Golf GTI Original and Golf R Grid models will touch down in Australia soon, the German car maker has revealed. Both models will join their respective lines as new price leaders, opening the GTI and R badges up to buyers shopping on a tighter budget. In a strategy similar to that employed by BMW with the M3 Pure, Volkswagen has cut a few nonessentials from each model to bring down prices - although it is not yet detailing just what you'll miss out on.
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Mike Stevens
Which vehicles are losing sales this year?
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13th Aug 2017
4 min read

Which vehicles are losing sales this year?

Australia's overall new vehicle market is on record pace this year, up 0.4 per cent on last year’s high-water mark. However, some well-known models aren’t having a great time. The reasons vary, from lack of supply, to the lull expected during a model changeover, to shifting buyer patterns.
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Mike Costello
2017 Concours Of Elegance: Full car list revealed
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12th Aug 2017
2 min read

2017 Concours Of Elegance: Full car list revealed

The full list of exclusive and exotic classic cars for the 2017 Concours Of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace in the UK, has been released. Featuring over 60 cars dating from the first automobile to receive a speeding ticket - the 1896 Arnold Benz Motor Carriage - to present-day hypercars like the 2017 McLaren P1 GTR (above). Celebrating Ferrari's 70th anniversary is a 1953 Ferrari 340MM Vignale Spyder (above), designed to take part in Le Mans the same year, but the car wasn't ready in time.
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Mandy Turner
2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo: Five fast facts about the 600hp beast from the east
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12th Aug 2017
3 min read

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo: Five fast facts about the 600hp beast from the east

As a bloke with a fair soft spot for a variety of old-school Nissans – and even more so, a bit of a long-time GT-R fan-boy – getting the opportunity to drive one of the most mental road-legal GT-Rs of all time, the 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo, was a huge thrill. And while you can watch and read all about it, I wanted to share five facts about the 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo you might not have known. So strap in and let’s go…
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David Zalstein