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Ford: Half of European sales will be electrified by 2022
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13th Sep 2019
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Ford: Half of European sales will be electrified by 2022

Ford expects 54 per cent of its sales in Europe to come from hybrids and fully electric cars by the end of 2022, with the rest featuring conventional petrol and diesel engines. It should be noted Ford includes mild hybrids, as well regular hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles, in its calculations. So far the company has announced or put into showrooms mild-hybrid versions of the Fiesta, Focus, Kuga, Puma, Transit, Transit Custom and Tourneo Custom.
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Derek Fung
2020 Hyundai Venue Launch Edition on sale from $25,990
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13th Sep 2019
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2020 Hyundai Venue Launch Edition on sale from $25,990

Hyundai Australia has quietly released the Venue Launch Edition alongside the core three-tier line-up, priced from $25,990 plus on-road costs. Limited to just 100 units, the Launch Edition commands $500 over the top-spec Elite but gains a powered sunroof and exclusive single-tone colour options not available across the wider range, Available hues are Exotic Green (top) and Lava Orange (below), both complemented by black cloth interior trim.
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James Wong
Driverless cars? Years away, says Mercedes
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12th Sep 2019
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Driverless cars? Years away, says Mercedes

Auto and tech companies which made bold assertions driverless cars are right around the corner underestimated the difficulties in producing them, and the industry should now be understanding how complex and remarkable human brains really are behind the wheel.
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Mike Costello
Mercedes-Maybach GLS firming for late-2019 launch - report
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12th Sep 2019
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Mercedes-Maybach GLS firming for late-2019 launch - report

There's been rumours of a flagship Maybach variant of the new Mercedes-Benz GLS for some time, and it appears the three-pointed star could reveal it before the end of the year – according to a report out of the UK. Autocar claims "sources at the Frankfurt motor show" have confirmed the Maybach GLS will be launched later in 2019 and be priced from around £150,000 ($269,280).
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James Wong
2020 Land Rover Defender: Five-star safety rating expected
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11th Sep 2019
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2020 Land Rover Defender: Five-star safety rating expected

The all-new Land Rover Defender has been engineered and developed from the ground up to meet the latest European and worldwide safety regulations, and the company believes it has every chance to gain the maximum five-star safety rating when it undergoes testing in the near future. Speaking to the media at the Frankfurt motor show, Land Rover’s head engineer, Nick Rogers, who had his legs crushed in a vehicle accident at a younger age, said compromising on safety is simply out of the question.
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Alborz Fallah