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VFACTS: Five things from September figures
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5th Oct 2018
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VFACTS: Five things from September figures

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Mike Costello
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5th Oct 2018
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VFACTS: Five things from September figures

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Mike Costello
US regulations to allow fully-driverless vehicles
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5th Oct 2018
2 min read

US regulations to allow fully-driverless vehicles

New rules from the US North American Highway Transport Authority (NHTSA) could allow fully driverless vehicles on American roads. An announcement from the US Department of Transportation, operating through the NHTSA, will "reconsider the necessity and appropriateness of its current safety standards" on autonomous vehicles, taking "active steps to prepare for the future by engaging with new technologies to ensure safety without hampering innovation".
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Scott Collie
Great Wall announces drive-away pricing for Steed ute
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4th Oct 2018
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Great Wall announces drive-away pricing for Steed ute

Great Wall has announced sharp drive-away pricing offers for its Steed ute as part of its 2018 Plate Clearance promotions. Until December 31, the Steed dual-cab 4x2 petrol is being advertised from $19,990 drive-away (normally $25,990 before on-road costs) – making it the most affordable new dual-cab ute on sale in Australia. The company adds that the petrol-powered two-wheel drive dual-cab variant is also eligible for the Government's $20,000 instant tax write-off.
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James Wong
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE: Off-road a key focus for new SUV
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4th Oct 2018
2 min read

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE: Off-road a key focus for new SUV

Mercedes-Benz is placing a lot of emphasis on its new GLE SUV, with a renewed focus on off-road ability – even creating a 'jumping' function to help owners stuck in sand. Speaking with media at the Paris motor show, Mercedes-Benz's vice president of compact cars and SUVs, Wolf-Dieter Kurz, explained that off-road driving may not be every customer's caper, but the car still needs to hold its own off the beaten track.
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Paul Maric
2019 Audi SQ2 revealed - UPDATE
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4th Oct 2018
3 min read

2019 Audi SQ2 revealed - UPDATE

Audi has officially revealed the SQ2ahead of its public debut at the Paris motor show next week, serving as a new flagship in the little crossover's line-up. UPDATE, 4/10/18: We've now got more images of the SQ2, click here for the full gallery. UPDATE, 29/9/18: Audi Australia has said its keen to add the SQ2 to the local line-up, and aims to have it in local showrooms before the end of next year. See bottom of article for more details.
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James Wong
BMW's i brand is where risks are taken
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4th Oct 2018
2 min read

BMW's i brand is where risks are taken

When you see the final result of years of engineering and testing, it's easy to overlook the perceived risks that a company undertakes any time it steps either outside its comfort zone, or into a new area of development. Australian journalists assembled for the Paris motor show asked two of the most obvious questions surrounding BMW's i brand – where was the Vision iNext concept, and how risky is it to put that much tech into a single vehicle?
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Trent Nikolic