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Nissan Australia: Dealing with government on future automotive tech like "amateur hour"
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27th Mar 2017
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Nissan Australia: Dealing with government on future automotive tech like "amateur hour"

The boss of Nissan Australia, a pioneer in the local electric vehicle scene with its Leaf hatch, has lashed out at the government by describing its industry dealings as "amateur hour". The Nissan Leaf remains Australia's best selling electric vehicle on volume and, while it ended up costing the local operation money in the long run, it helped establish Nissan Australia as a progressive company hunting for a greener future.
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Paul Maric
Mitsubishi: PHEV tech not yet cost-effective in small vehicles
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26th Mar 2017
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Mitsubishi: PHEV tech not yet cost-effective in small vehicles

Mitsubishi Motors says it does not yet have a viable business case for developing plug-in hybrid vehicles to sit below its highly successful Outlander PHEV crossover. This means that PHEV derivatives of vehicles such as the just-released Eclipse Cross have been shelved — though the company insists it is still investing significant resources in developing the technology more generally.
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Mike Costello
Porsche SUV sales doubled sports cars in 2016
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25th Mar 2017
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Porsche SUV sales doubled sports cars in 2016

If Apple is now a phone company, the past year has seen Porsche become an SUV brand. Together, the Macan and Cayenne duo have outsold the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman twins, along with the 911 and Panamera - by more than double - in 2016. The company is unlikely to fazed by this new image, however. This week, Porsche released its global sales figures for 2016, showing a new sales record of 237,779 units delivered - exceeding its previous record of 225,121 by approximately six per cent.
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James Wong
Mercedes-Benz testing autonomous system in ‘unique’ Australian conditions
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24th Mar 2017
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Mercedes-Benz testing autonomous system in ‘unique’ Australian conditions

You might assume that driving conditions in our country are different to those around the world, and you’d be right - but you might not have thought about exactly what is different and, more importantly, how that impacts what happens on the road. Mercedes-Benz is spending a lot of time considering and testing exactly that though, in a concerted effort to make its autonomous driving technology as safe and as capable as possible.
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Trent Nikolic
CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 24, 2017
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24th Mar 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 24, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage,with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. What happened in the week ending March 17, 2017? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.
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Tegan Lawson