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Seat 600: Spain's Fiat-based people's car restored for 60th birthday
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16th May 2017
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Seat 600: Spain's Fiat-based people's car restored for 60th birthday

The Seat 600, the car that put Spain on wheels in the aftermath of its devastating civil war, is having its 60th birthday this month. To celebrate, the Spanish marque restored a 600 convertible, and is displaying it at the Barcelona motor show, which is currently under way. The car was hand restored by a team of around 30 people. Over the course of 1500 hours, the car was taken apart, each part restored and then put back together.
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Derek Fung
2017 Mercedes-Benz V220d arrives in Australia from $74,990
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16th May 2017
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2017 Mercedes-Benz V220d arrives in Australia from $74,990

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz V-Class range has been bolstered with the addition of a new V220d variant, which reduces the price of entry by over $12,000 to $74,990 before on-road costs. Slotting in beneath the top-spec V250d Avantgarde and above the more basic Valente people movers, the V220d forgoes some of the higher specification of the V250, while also featuring a slightly less powerful version of the 2.2-litre twin-turbo diesel engine.
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James Wong
Toyota Yaris GRMN five-door spied
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16th May 2017
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Toyota Yaris GRMN five-door spied

A five-door version of the Toyota Yaris GRMN hot hatch has been spied during development testing in Europe this week. When it was first revealed at the Geneva motor show in March, Toyota said the production companion to the Yaris WRC car would only be made available in three-door form like the vehicle that debuted at the event, however, these latest images suggest otherwise.
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James Wong
Mini sedan, Superleggera roadster off the table for this generation - report
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15th May 2017
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Mini sedan, Superleggera roadster off the table for this generation - report

The Mini range won't see any further body style additions during this generation. Sources at the small car specialist have informed Top Gear the current generation will be limited to the five existing body styles: three- and five-door hatchbacks, a convertible, the Countryman SUV, and the Clubman wagon.
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Derek Fung
Renault and Nissan production delays due to global cyber attack
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15th May 2017
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Renault and Nissan production delays due to global cyber attack

Renault and Nissan's Sunderland production facility has been the victim of a global cyber attack, causing costly production delays. The global cyber attack began late last week and has so far affected more than 75,000 systems in 100 countries. The attack hits vulnerable Microsoft Windows machines and encrypts the user's filesystem, taking it ransom. The user is asked to pay a fee of US$300 to have their computer unlocked.
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Paul Maric