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2017 Volkswagen Caddy range adds diesel variants, budget-focused Runner model
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8th Apr 2017
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2017 Volkswagen Caddy range adds diesel variants, budget-focused Runner model

The 2017 Volkswagen Caddy range has been bolstered by the addition of three new diesel variants, and the return of the budget-friendly Caddy Runner model. The new variants join the best-selling Volkswagen Caddy small van range, which until recently had been a petrol only offering in its current generation.
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Matt Campbell
Jeep concept teased ahead of Shanghai debut
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8th Apr 2017
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Jeep concept teased ahead of Shanghai debut

Jeep has teased a new concept car that it will unveil at the Shanghai motor show later this month. Images from a teaser invite were published by Autohome. The text for the front-on shot reads: "Shanghai Motor Show, April 19. See you there." Accompanying the side-on image, the Chinese text says, "This is not an April Fools' joke". Up front, the concept features Jeep's signature seven-slat grille, as well as a slim set of headlights.
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Derek Fung
Interview: Ford technical leader Ellen Lee on the future of 3D printing
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7th Apr 2017
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Interview: Ford technical leader Ellen Lee on the future of 3D printing

Three-dimensional (3D) printing is taking the world by storm, but it’s not as new as you might think. Also known as additive manufacturing, 3D 'printing' was invented by Hideo Kodama at Nagoya Municipal Industrial Research Institute in 1981, with a patent filed in 1984. While the process was far different to what we have on the market and in industry today, we have seen many applications printed, from body parts, shoes, to even guns. But, car companies are now getting on board.
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Mandy Turner
Honda Civic Si unveiled in the USA, bridges gap to Type R
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6th Apr 2017
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Honda Civic Si unveiled in the USA, bridges gap to Type R

The 10th generation versions of the Honda Civic Si sedan and coupe have been unveiled ahead of their debut at next week's New York motor show. Under the bonnet, the Civic Si features a more powerful version of the 1.5-litre turbocharged direct-injection four-cylinder engine used elsewhere within the Civic range. The uprated motor develops 153kW of power at 5700rpm, and 260Nm of torque between 2100 and 5000rpm, and is paired with short-throw six-speed manual transmission.
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Derek Fung
Kia Australia rolls out Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across core range
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6th Apr 2017
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Kia Australia rolls out Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across core range

Kia Australia has quietly introduced Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring software across most of its range, while also hinting at mid-life 'upgrades' for the Carnival MPV, Optima sedan and Sorento SUV.
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James Wong