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The week's top news stories: July 29, 2018
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28th Jul 2018
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The week's top news stories: July 29, 2018

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Scott Collie
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28th Jul 2018
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The week's top news stories: July 29, 2018

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Scott Collie
Geely unveils new BMA modular architecture
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28th Jul 2018
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Geely unveils new BMA modular architecture

Chinese car maker Geely, which also owns Volvo and Lynk & Co, has unveiled a new modular platform for Polo-class cars. Geely says BMA took four years to develop, and involved around 100 modular platform experts from 20 countries. Most of the work was reportedly done in the company's research and development centre in Hangzhou Bay.
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Derek Fung
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD recalled
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27th Jul 2018
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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD recalled

Premoso Pty Ltd has recalled the MY18 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, over concerns the rear-right and rear-centre seatbelt buckles. According to the company they may have been torqued incorrectly, which could undermine their effectiveness in a crash. Obviously, that puts occupants in those seats at greater risk of injury in an accident. Just six utes are affected by the recall – a VIN list is attached here.
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Scott Collie
2019 Suzuki Vitara 'Series II' leaked
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27th Jul 2018
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2019 Suzuki Vitara 'Series II' leaked

The updated Suzuki Vitara Series II has leaked online ahead of its official reveal, giving us a first look at the updated crossover before it goes on sale locally in the first quarter of next year. Published on a government website, this is the first time we've seen the final design of the updated Vitara, with all previous images being of camouflaged prototypes doing rounds in Europe.
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James Wong
Lexus LFA 'art car' revealed for Spa
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27th Jul 2018
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Lexus LFA 'art car' revealed for Spa

BMW has seen huge success with its 'art cars' over the years, having let legends like Andy Warhol, Frank Stella and Ken Done loose with the crayons on its some of its most famous racers. Now, Lexus wants a slice of the action.
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Scott Collie
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS pricing and specs
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26th Jul 2018
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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS pricing and specs

Mercedes-Benz has released pricing and spec information for the third-generation CLS, which has already touched down in CLS450 4Matic form this week. The range will start, however, with the CLS350, priced from $136,900 before on-road costs. Power comes from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder bi-turbo engine making 220kW and 400Nm, put to the rear wheels through a nine-speed automatic gearbox. An extra 150Nm is available from the EQ Boost mild-hybrid system when the driver buries the throttle.
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