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2020 Skoda Citigo-e iV unveiled, not for Oz
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23rd May 2019
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2020 Skoda Citigo-e iV unveiled, not for Oz

The Skoda Citigo-e iV has been unveiled before going into production during the second half of 2019 as the brand's first all-electric vehicle. Available solely as a five-door hatch, the electric Citigo is powered by an electric motor with 61kW of power and 210Nm of torque, which is capable of propelling the city hatch from 0-100km/h in 12.5 seconds, and towards a top speed of 130km/h.
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Derek Fung
2003 Volkswagen Golf, Passat, Transporter recalled for airbag fix
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23rd May 2019
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2003 Volkswagen Golf, Passat, Transporter recalled for airbag fix

Volkswagen Australia has initiated its recall for 2003 model-year Golf, Passat and Transporter vehicles for potentially faulty airbags. UPDATE, 23/5/19: The original version of this article stated that this is a Takata-related airbag recall. This is not the case. In this instance, the faulty inflators were manufactured by TRW despite the similarities in condition.
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James Wong
Apple wanted to buy Tesla in 2013 - report
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22nd May 2019
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Apple wanted to buy Tesla in 2013 - report

Craig Irwin, an analyst at Roth Capital Partners, has told CNBC his company believes Apple made a bid of US$240 per share for Tesla back in 2013. Through multiple sources Irwin has "complete confidence" Apple made a "serious bid", but he isn't sure if the interest went as far as formal paperwork. According Irwin the talks broke down over Apple's insistence Elon Musk step down from the helm.
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Derek Fung
2019 Genesis G70: Australian pricing
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22nd May 2019
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2019 Genesis G70: Australian pricing

Genesis Motors Australia has revealed preliminary pricing and specifications for its long-awaited G70 sedan, with details showing up on the online configurator on the local consumer website. Korea's competitor to the BMW 3 Series looks set to be offered in four trim levels and two engine variants, all rear-wheel drives and all fitted with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Starting proceedings will be the G70 2.0T, with pricing to be between $58,000 and $61,000 before on-road costs.
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James Wong
Renault EZ-Pod concept unveiled
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21st May 2019
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Renault EZ-Pod concept unveiled

According to Renault, the EZ-Pod is "an exploratory electric and autonomous vehicle for on­-demand travel over short distances". It is envisaged as a vehicle for getting people or goods to their final destination in densely populated areas, such as a city centre or housing estate, or within a closed environment, like a parking garage, airport, hotel complex, shopping centre or campus. As such, the EZ-Pod has a small footprint of around three square metres, and can only travel a low speeds.
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