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Nissan Australia committed to EVs, calls on government to implement infrastructure
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10th May 2017
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Nissan Australia committed to EVs, calls on government to implement infrastructure

Nissan Australia has reaffirmed its commitment to electric vehicles (EVs) and zero emissions motoring in our market, and is calling upon the government to back the initiative. Speaking with CarAdvice at the local launch of the updated 2017 X-Trail range, Richard Emery, managing director and CEO of the company's local arm, said: "Zero emissions is certainly a driver of our business globally. Australia is no different in terms of us driving towards zero emissions".
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James Wong
2018 BMW 1 Series update spied
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9th May 2017
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2018 BMW 1 Series update spied

An updated version of the current-generation BMW 1 Series hatchback has been spied testing in Germany. Last week we published spy photos of the next-generation 1 Series hatch, which will likely be revealed towards the end of next year or the beginning of 2019. Before the new front- and all-wheel drive 1 Series enters showrooms, it seems BMW is planning to give the current rear-wheel drive model one last refresh.
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Derek Fung
Hyundai, Kia reject findings of Korean recall hearing - UPDATE
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9th May 2017
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Hyundai, Kia reject findings of Korean recall hearing - UPDATE

The Hyundai Motor Group, representing the Hyundai and Kia brands, is understood to have rejected the findings of a hearing into the need for a recall of some 200,000 vehicles. In most cases, a recall will be carried out voluntarily, and often proactively, to avoid damaging customer relations and poor publicity for the brand. Action can be ordered by a given nation's government, however, in cases where the manufacturer has made a case against the need for a recall.
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Mike Stevens
Seat Arona leaked in online images
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9th May 2017
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Seat Arona leaked in online images

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James Wong
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9th May 2017
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Seat Arona leaked in online images

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James Wong
2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 mule spied
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8th May 2017
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2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 mule spied

A mule for the new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 has been spotted undergoing testing on the Nurburgring Norschleife. The mule has a more aggressive aero kit, including a large rear wing, cross-drilled brakes, and extensions to the wheel arch lips In an interview Car and Driver, Andreas Preuninger, director of special vehicle projects at Porsche, noted "natural aspiration is one of [the] main selling propositions" of Porsche's GT-branded vehicles.
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Derek Fung
Old nameplates returning to form
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8th May 2017
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Old nameplates returning to form

There are many market trends in action this year, but one of the more novel is the resurgence - or re-emergence - of old nameplates. Running through some cars experiencing good growth is a bit like looking at a new car guide from early 2000s. In the light car segment there's the relaunched Suzuki Baleno, with 1043 incremental sales - enough for a respectable 4.3 per cent share, ahead of the Ford Fiesta and Holden Barina.
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Mike Costello