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Audi drops engine displacement badges in favour of power ratings
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23rd Aug 2017
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Audi drops engine displacement badges in favour of power ratings

Audi has announced a shake up of how it brands model variants. Starting with the fourth-generation A8, engine displacement names will be ditched in favour of a two-digit power rating number. For example, the number 30 will be used for cars with between 81kW and 96kW (110 and 130 metric horsepower). The only other confirmed rating ranges are 45 for models with between 169kW and 185kW (230 and 250 metric horsepower), and 70 for vehicles with over 400kW (544 metric horsepower).
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Derek Fung
Hyundai pick-up truck confirmed for the US
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23rd Aug 2017
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Hyundai pick-up truck confirmed for the US

Korean carmaker Hyundai has finally confirmed its intention to build and sell a pick-up truck in the United States. Michael J. Obrien, vice president of corporate and product planning at Hyundai Motor America made the announcement today, when he told Reuters that the company’s top-level management had green lit the development of a small pick-up similar to the Santa Cruz concept, which Hyundai revealed at the 2015 Detroit motor show.
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Anthony Crawford
2018 LDV T60 ute and D90 SUV in Australia from October
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23rd Aug 2017
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2018 LDV T60 ute and D90 SUV in Australia from October

The Australian distributor for Chinese manufacturer LDV has confirmed it will be launching the T60 ute in Australia on October 1, with the D90 SUV to follow on November 15. The T60 ute will be powered by a 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, developing 110kW of power and 360Nm of torque. Buyers will be offered the choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed auto, along with two- and all-wheel drivetrains, depending on variant.
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James Wong
New Ford CEO backs away from 2021 full-autonomy target
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22nd Aug 2017
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New Ford CEO backs away from 2021 full-autonomy target

New Ford CEO Jim Hackett says the advent of autonomous driving technology has been overhyped by the industry and press alike, and that he wouldn't count on seeing fully-driverless cars on the roads in 2021.
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James Wong
Supercheap Auto and Bosch develop AutoCrew service network
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22nd Aug 2017
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Supercheap Auto and Bosch develop AutoCrew service network

Retailer Supercheap Auto and engineering company Bosch are teaming up to build a network of service centres around Australian under the newly-developed AutoCrew brand. It is seemingly the next logical step for Supercheap Auto, the region's biggest specialist automotive retailer, which has been dabbling in the field of service for a few years now. Its most recent store upgrade (pictured in this article) saw it push hard on that strategy.
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Matt Campbell