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Volvo and Geely considering merger
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11th Feb 2020
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Volvo and Geely considering merger

Volvo Cars and Geely have confirmed they are investigating a merger. Currently Volvo Cars is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chinese automaker. In a joint statement to the press, they said the mooted merger will "accelerate financial and technological synergies between the two companies", as well as improve scale and allow them to "be a leader in the on-going transformation of the automotive industry".
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Derek Fung
2020 Volkswagen T-Roc delayed, child seat requirements to blame
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11th Feb 2020
1 min read

2020 Volkswagen T-Roc delayed, child seat requirements to blame

The already overdue 2020 Volkswagen T-Roc will miss its intended May launch by a few months, thanks to a shortage in parts required for child-seat fitment in our market. Under Australian Design Rules regulations, and unlike other markets, the fitment of child seats in Australian-market vehicles requires a top tether point in addition to the lower ISOFIX anchor points.
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Mike Stevens
Nissan to halt production at Japanese plant due to coronavirus
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10th Feb 2020
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Nissan to halt production at Japanese plant due to coronavirus

Japanese automaker Nissan has been forced to temporarily cease production over two days at its plant in Kyushu as a result of parts shortages caused by the widespread coronavirus epidemic. UPDATE (11/02/20): We've updated this story with a statement from Nissan below. "Due to supply shortages of parts from China, Nissan Kyushu in Japan will carry out temporary production adjustments on February 14 and 17," a Nissan spokesperson said.
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Susannah Guthrie
The car colour trends on the rise for 2020
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10th Feb 2020
4 min read

The car colour trends on the rise for 2020

There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and white being the most popular car colour in the world. In United States-based coatings company Axalta's most recent Global Automotive Colour Popularity Report, white claimed 38 per cent of the global market, making it the most dominant car colour for 10 years running.
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Susannah Guthrie
Toyota Australia talks 300 Series LandCruiser
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10th Feb 2020
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Toyota Australia talks 300 Series LandCruiser

Toyota Australia is not ready to talk much about the next-generation ‘300 Series’ LandCruiser, which it says is still “some way away”, but insists none of the updates including the speculated-upon addition of hybrid power will make it any less capable off-road or towing than the current one.
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Mike Costello
2020 BAC Mono One revealed
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9th Feb 2020
2 min read

2020 BAC Mono One revealed

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Scott Collie
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9th Feb 2020
2 min read

2020 BAC Mono One revealed

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Scott Collie