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The week's top news stories: July 28, 2019
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27th Jul 2019
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The week's top news stories: July 28, 2019

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Scott Collie
News
27th Jul 2019
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The week's top news stories: July 28, 2019

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Scott Collie
2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 10-plus seconds quicker around Nürburgring than predecessor
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26th Jul 2019
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2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 10-plus seconds quicker around Nürburgring than predecessor

The new 2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 is at least 10 seconds quicker around the infamous Nürburgring race circuit than its predecessor, thanks to its more powerful engine and advanced all-wheel drive system. Although Mercedes-AMG representatives would not confirm an actual time, they admitted the car’s ability to lap the famous 'green hell' was at least 10 seconds quicker than its predecessor (which is known to have achieved a lap time around 8:04 seconds).
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Alborz Fallah
Ford profits crash amid European restructure
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26th Jul 2019
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Ford profits crash amid European restructure

Ford has recorded an 86 per cent drop in profits for the second quarter of 2019, blaming a significant rework of its European arm. The Blue Oval has been restructuring its operation in Europe throughout 2019, slashing a whopping 12,000 jobs at wholly-owned and joint-venture operations.
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Scott Collie
Nissan announces 12,500 job cuts worldwide
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26th Jul 2019
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Nissan announces 12,500 job cuts worldwide

Yesterday's reports are today's news, with Nissan announcing it will cut 12,500 jobs from its global workforce. The news comes on the back of a 94.5 per cent drop in profits during the first quarter of 2019, its worst result in 10 years. Nissan will cut its global production capacity by 10 per cent by 2022, and reduce its model range by at least 10 per cent by the same point.
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Scott Collie
Fiat 500 Collezione Fall/Winter Edition pricing and specs
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25th Jul 2019
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Fiat 500 Collezione Fall/Winter Edition pricing and specs

Yet another special-edition Fiat 500 has been announced for Australia, this time in the form of the Collezione Fall/Winter Edition. On sale from August 1 priced from $21,990 plus on-road costs, the 500 Collezione Fall/Winter is based on the model revealed for Europe in October last year, which takes inspiration "from the colours of autumn and winter".
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James Wong
Volkswagen Crafter joins St John Ambulance
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25th Jul 2019
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Volkswagen Crafter joins St John Ambulance

The Volkswagen Crafter has recently been handed its medical licence by St John Ambulance in Victoria, as the company expands its range of service vehicles in Australia. A fleet of 40 customised Crafters have been ordered for the 'patient transport fleet', including a mix of MWB FWD 340TDI and MWB FWD 410TDI variants.
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James Wong