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HSV GTSR arrives in UK; looks weird with Pommy plates on it
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11th Jul 2017
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HSV GTSR arrives in UK; looks weird with Pommy plates on it

Last month we told you about 15 very special Aussie HSV GTSR beasts that were bound for the UK and set to be rebadged as Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-Rs. Well, they've arrived… and they look a bit strange wearing British number plates. “They’re finally here,” Vauxhall proclaimed in a press release alerting media to a stack of fresh hi-res images of its newly-arrived VXR8 GTS-R.
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David Zalstein
2014-17 Peugeot 308, 508 recalled for starter motor fix - UPDATE
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11th Jul 2017
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2014-17 Peugeot 308, 508 recalled for starter motor fix - UPDATE

French automaker Peugeot has issued a recall for 1058 examples of its 308 and 508 model lines sold between November 2014 and March 2017 over concerns a faulty starter motor connection could pose a fire risk. The company reports that the 12-Volt starter motor connection lug could be fitted incorrectly, and touch a metal component. If the condition occurs, this could cause a short circuit, potentially posing a fire hazard. Above: Peugeot 508, Top: Peugeot 308
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James Wong
Ram 2500 Code Black special arrives from $149,500
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11th Jul 2017
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Ram 2500 Code Black special arrives from $149,500

Ram Trucks has released its first limited-edition variant of the Ram 2500 truck, named Code Black, bringing an array of dark-themed enhancements. Starting at $149,500 before on-road costs, the Ram 2500 Code Black gets a black finish on the front grille, front and rear bumpers, badging, and side mirrors. There are also new heavy-duty wheel arch flares. Filling the arches are 20-inch black alloy wheels wrapped in 275/65 R20 126/123R all-terrain tyres.
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James Wong
Land Rover open to new Range Rover model to take on Bentayga
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10th Jul 2017
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Land Rover open to new Range Rover model to take on Bentayga

Land Rover management is open to the idea of a new range-topping Range Rover model to take on the likes of the Bentley Bentayga and Rolls-Royce's upcoming crossover. Automotive News Europe asked Gerry McGovern, head of design at Land Rover, at the publication's annual congress event if it was considering entering the super-luxury crossover segment.
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Derek Fung
Study: Tailgaters wouldn't tailgate if not for those rotten queue-jumpers...
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9th Jul 2017
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Study: Tailgaters wouldn't tailgate if not for those rotten queue-jumpers...

A new study conducted by the Queensland University of Technology's (QUT) Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (CARRS-Q) has found that one-in two drivers are failing to keep a safe following distance - but those tailgaters say queue-jumpers are to blame. Tailgating has been identified as the leading cause of rear-end collisions - no surprise there - with QUT surveying more than 500 drivers on their perceptions of driving behaviour and their knowledge of safe following distance.
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James Wong