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The week's top news stories: August 12, 2018
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11th Aug 2018
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The week's top news stories: August 12, 2018

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here. Check them out, and let us know what caught your eye.
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Scott Collie
Hyundai Kona Electric: 20,000 orders already placed globally - report
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11th Aug 2018
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Hyundai Kona Electric: 20,000 orders already placed globally - report

Hyundai has taken 'over 20,000 reservations' for its Kona Electric globally, and its first export customers have received their vehicles in Norway this week. According to a report by Electrek the boatload of more than 100 Kona Electric units that arrived for Norwegian customers are the first deliveries outside of South Korea, with Hyundai claiming it has received more than 20,000 reservations for its electric crossover worldwide.
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James Wong
VFACTS: Five interesting developments in 2018
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10th Aug 2018
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VFACTS: Five interesting developments in 2018

Every month our breakdown of the self-reported VFACTS car industry sales data yields huge interest. Here’s a look at five interesting developments that have taken place over the course of 2018. The overall market is down 0.2 per cent this year after a record-setting 2017, but it's passenger cars that are really battling.
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Mike Costello
Volkswagen T-Cross teased again
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10th Aug 2018
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Volkswagen T-Cross teased again

Volkswagen has continued the long tease for its upcoming T-Cross compact SUV, this time talking up its practicality. According to the latest images, you'll be able to slide the rear bench to expand the boot from 385L to 455L. Folding the 60/40 rear bench opens up 1281L of space. The passenger seat backrest also folds flat, for the ability to carry longer items that otherwise wouldn't fit into a compact SUV.
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Scott Collie
Daniel Ricciardo takes his F1 racer on a USA road trip - video
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9th Aug 2018
1 min read

Daniel Ricciardo takes his F1 racer on a USA road trip - video

Daniel Ricciardo may have just announced his move to Renault for 2019, but he's still doing plenty of cool things at Aston Martin Red Bull Racing. While his racer may be more at home on the track than public roads, the Aussie F1 champion has taken his motorsport weapon through the streets of San Francisco and down the Strip in Vegas. Even better, he got a quick pit stop while crossing the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Anyway, we won't spoil it for you – watch the clip below:
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James Wong