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2018 Kia Niro EV spied
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10th Nov 2017
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2018 Kia Niro EV spied

The all-electric Kia Niro EV has been spied during development testing in Germany this week. Despite being shrouded in heavy camouflage, we'd suggest the Niro EV will bear a strong resemblance to the Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid (below). The Niro prototype was also spied alongside a camouflaged version of the upcoming Hyundai Kona EV. It's expected the two electric crossovers will share elements of their underpinnings and technology suite.
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James Wong
2018 Aston Martin Vantage to be revealed November 21
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10th Nov 2017
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage to be revealed November 21

The next-generation Aston Martin Vantage has been confirmed for a November 21 reveal, with the British marque posting yet another teaser on social media. Unlike the previous sneak peeks at its upcoming sports car, Aston Martin has chosen to use an image of a wolf's eyes, accompanied by the hashtags #NewVantage and #BeautifulWontBeTamed – no doubt hinting at an attractive design combined with predator-like performance.
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James Wong
2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class pricing and specs
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9th Nov 2017
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class pricing and specs

Mercedes-Benz Australia has announced local pricing and specs for the X-Class ute, which is set to land April 2018. UPDATE, 1/8/18: Mercedes-Benz has also detailed pricing and specs for the V6 X350d range. Read more here. Two engines will be available from launch, but the base 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel will only be available with a manual gearbox. X220d buyers will be given the choice of cab chassis or load bed tray, the latter of which will be offered with 4Matic all-wheel drive.
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Scott Collie
Mercedes-Benz: More cooperation needed on autonomous cars
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9th Nov 2017
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Mercedes-Benz: More cooperation needed on autonomous cars

Mercedes-Benz says it's continuously evaluating local market requirements for autonomous vehicle development, but it needs the cooperation other manufacturers, along with legislative and government bodies to bring about a driverless future. Speaking to CarAdvice at the GLC63 AMG launch in Germany, local head of communication, David McCarthy, said it would be remiss to think Mercedes could go it alone with it comes to autonomous cars.
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Alborz Fallah
Navya unveils autonomous taxi in Paris
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8th Nov 2017
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Navya unveils autonomous taxi in Paris

French autonomous car manufacturer Navya has slotted its self-driving hardware into a fully-autonomous taxi. The pure-electric Autonom Cab has room for six passengers, and hits 55mph (89km/h) given enough room. Oh, and it'll be on the roads next year.
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Scott Collie