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2017 Lotus Exige Race 380: lighter, faster, track-only special announced
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14th Jan 2017
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2017 Lotus Exige Race 380: lighter, faster, track-only special announced

Another year, another special-edition Lotus. Say hello to the 2017 Lotus Exige Race 380. A track-only version of the already-hardcore Exige Sport 380 revealed last November, the new Lotus Exige Race 380 has been specifically developed for race teams and privateers to compete in the marque’s global one-make series, the Lotus Cup, as well as a variety of other clubman championships.
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David Zalstein
Peak body wants 'foolish' car import duty axed
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13th Jan 2017
2 min read

Peak body wants 'foolish' car import duty axed

The chief executive of lobby group and peak body for car companies in Australia has called on the federal government to scrap not just the luxury car tax (LCT), but also the five per cent import duty affecting some vehicles. Tony Weber, who heads the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), recently labelled the government’s current position on the tariff as “foolish” and called the polarising LCT — long a thorn in the industry’s side — devoid of merit.
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Mike Costello
2017 Renault Kangoo pricing and specs: Smaller engine, more power, more safety
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13th Jan 2017
2 min read

2017 Renault Kangoo pricing and specs: Smaller engine, more power, more safety

Renault’s volume-selling Kangoo van has received a heart-transplant as part of its 2017 makeover with a new, more powerful, more efficient engine doing the grunt work of the popular light commercial.
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Rob Margeit
Mercedes-Benz fuel-cell future uncertain
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12th Jan 2017
2 min read

Mercedes-Benz fuel-cell future uncertain

Mercedes-Benz has committed to offering its F-Cell range of fuel-cell models in the short term, but the longer-term future of the technology appears to be bleak, based on comments made by the company’s chief at the 2017 Detroit motor show.
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Matt Campbell
Alleged Ford designer says Bronco will be an Everest, 10-speed auto possible for Ranger
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12th Jan 2017
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Alleged Ford designer says Bronco will be an Everest, 10-speed auto possible for Ranger

Hopes that the 2020 Ford Bronco would revive the design of the model that ended production in 1996 have, potentially, been dashed by a person who claims to be a Ford designer. The person stated on a Reddit Ask Me Anything session that the new Bronco "will be very similar to the current Ford Everest" and will have four passenger doors, unlike earlier Bronco models, which had two.
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Derek Fung