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Ford, GM say they are prepared for economic downturn
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16th Aug 2019
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Ford, GM say they are prepared for economic downturn

Ford and General Motors (GM) have both gone on the record to say they have cash on hand, and plans in place to deal with a potential recession. At a recent conference in New York, Dhivya Suryadevara, the chief financial officer of GM, told Reuters the automaker has cash reserves of around US$18 billion ($26.55b).
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Derek Fung
Kia plotting new 'XRio' crossover - report
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16th Aug 2019
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Kia plotting new 'XRio' crossover - report

Crossovers continue to proliferate throughout the Kia line-up as the Korean company looks at adding another B-segment SUV, according to a report from Autocar. Possibly wearing 'XRio' badges, it would be conceptually similar to the C-segment XCeed. The XCeed is based on the European-market Ceed, which itself shares underpinnings with the Cerato sold locally.
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William Stopford
Skoda Karoq: 140 TSI 'or' 140 TDI on the cards
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15th Aug 2019
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Skoda Karoq: 140 TSI 'or' 140 TDI on the cards

The Skoda Karoq is still on track to get a long-promised second variant in Australia with all-wheel drive, though the local arm is still working out what it will be powered by. Speaking with CarAdvice, Skoda Australia's general manager for corporate communications, Paul Pottinger, indicated the Czech brand's local division hopes to make an announcement 'soon', though it's unsure at this stage whether it'll be petrol or diesel.
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James Wong
Bosch developing 3D digital instruments
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15th Aug 2019
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Bosch developing 3D digital instruments

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Scott Collie
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15th Aug 2019
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Bosch developing 3D digital instruments

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Scott Collie
McLaren GT by MSO revealed
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15th Aug 2019
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McLaren GT by MSO revealed

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has had its way with the new McLaren GT, revealing a special one-off for the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The headlining exterior change to the MSO GT is the paint. It's a new colour called Defined Flux Silver, combined with Satin Graphite paint on the door skirts, front splitter, wing mirrors, rear bumper and diffuser.
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Scott Collie
UK MPs call for hands-free phone ban in cars
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14th Aug 2019
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UK MPs call for hands-free phone ban in cars

We know playing with your phone while driving can be dangerously distracting but a group of British MPs are calling for the UK’s ban on phone use while driving to be extended to hands-free devices. The report from the Transport Committee states there’s evidence even a hands-free device creates the same risks of crashing as holding one’s mobile phone while driving.
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William Stopford
Honda to end car production in Argentina
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14th Aug 2019
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Honda to end car production in Argentina

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Derek Fung
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14th Aug 2019
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Honda to end car production in Argentina

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