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Skoda iV: Superb and Citigo lead electrification charge, but aren't coming to Australia
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9th Sep 2019
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Skoda iV: Superb and Citigo lead electrification charge, but aren't coming to Australia

Skoda has revealed the first electric vehicles in its 124-year history, the Superb iV and Citigo iV, as it begins to move into electrification by adding plug-in hybrid and fully-electric drivetrains to its existing vehicles. In addition to EVs, Skoda has committed to forging ahead with infrastructure to support this shift to e-mobility.
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Paul Maric
2020 Ferrari 812 GTS Spider unveiled
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9th Sep 2019
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2020 Ferrari 812 GTS Spider unveiled

The Ferrari 812 GTS has been revealed 50 years after the debut of the last 'Spider' in the Ferrari range powered by a front-mounted V12. The open air version of the modestly named 812 Superfast was unveiled on the eve of the Frankfurt motor show in front of buyers from around the world who travelled to Maranello to celebrate the brand’s 90th anniversary.
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Joshua Dowling
2020 BMW 1 Series pricing and specs
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9th Sep 2019
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2020 BMW 1 Series pricing and specs

BMW has revealed pricing and specs for its new front-drive 1 Series, which will kick off at $42,990 before on-road costs when it arrives before the end of 2019. A pair of 1 Series models will be offered at launch starting with the 118i, priced from $42,990 before on-road costs. That's a $4000 increase over the outgoing model, although the new 1er promises to deliver more space, more pace and more standard kit for the extra spend.
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Scott Collie
Japan to trial autonomous cars during the 2020 Olympics
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8th Sep 2019
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Japan to trial autonomous cars during the 2020 Olympics

Autonomous vehicle trials before and during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will form part of the Japanese government's plan to have self-driving cars on sale by the middle of the next decade. Seigo Kuzumaki, head of the Japanese government’s self-driving car program, told Bloomberg it will run an autonomous car trial around competition sites in the week leading up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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Derek Fung
Infiniti design chief defects to Kia
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8th Sep 2019
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Infiniti design chief defects to Kia

Kia have appointed Karim Habib as senior vice president and the head of company's design centre. In his role as the head of the Kia Design Center in Namyang, South Korea, Habib will oversee the exterior and interior designs for all of the brand's vehicles. Habib will begin with the carmaker at the beginning of October, and will report to Luc Donckerwolke, chief design officer for the entire Hyundai Motor Group.
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Derek Fung