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2020 Mini Cooper SE revealed
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9th Jul 2019
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2020 Mini Cooper SE revealed

Mini has revealed the Cooper SE, its first ever series-production electric vehicle. Power in the electric Mini comes from a 135kW/270Nm electric motor on the front axle, allowing the three-door hatch to accelerate from 0-60km/h in 3.9 seconds and 0-100 in 7.3 seconds. Top speed, meanwhile, is limited to 150km/h. The motor is fed by a 32.6kWh lithium-ion battery pack which the company says is ‘model specific’, allowing for a claimed driving range of 235 to 270 kilometres.
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James Wong
2017-18 Mercedes-AMG GT C recalled
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9th Jul 2019
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2017-18 Mercedes-AMG GT C recalled

The 2017-18 Mercedes-AMG GT C has been recalled over concerns about the seat belt. According to the company, the seat belt could jam in the guide loop, making it loosen from the driver and not retract when moved. If the belt loosens, it may not effectively restrain the occupant, increasing their risk of injury if there's an accident. A total of 78 cars are affected by the recall – a VIN list is attached here.
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Scott Collie
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA200 pricing and specs
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9th Jul 2019
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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA200 pricing and specs

Mercedes-Benz buyers will pay a hefty price to stand out from the crowd in the new CLA 200 coupe-like sedan. Despite sharing its underpinnings with the more conventionally-designed A-Class sedan, Mercedes-Benz has added a $10,000 premium to the CLA200's list price, starting from $59,500 before on-roads. The $10,000 difference does bring with it some specification differences, but the CLA and A-Class have common interiors, platforms and engines.
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Scott Collie
Skoda recalls MY18 models over airbag fix
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8th Jul 2019
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Skoda recalls MY18 models over airbag fix

Skoda Australia has issued a recall for 27 vehicles across the 2018 model-year Fabia, Karoq, Kodiaq, Octavia, Rapid and Superb lines due to an airbag fault that may see the driver’s unit not inflate properly in the event of a collision. “In some instances, the front driver air bag may not inflate to its fullest capacity fast enough when required,” the company says in the recall notice.
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James Wong
2020 Hyundai i30 N ‘Sport’ spied
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8th Jul 2019
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2020 Hyundai i30 N ‘Sport’ spied

Photographers have snapped a very aggressive looking Hyundai i30 N prototype near the Nurburgring circuit in Germany, likely to be a new, more track-focused variant.
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James Wong