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Subaru, Mazda, Suzuki, Isuzu join Toyota-led mobility company
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30th Jun 2019
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Subaru, Mazda, Suzuki, Isuzu join Toyota-led mobility company

Daihatsu, Isuzu, Mazda, Subaru and Suzuki are the latest Japanese automakers to join Monet, a firm led by Toyota and Softbank, and with significant investments from Honda and Hino. The company's first goal is to roll out on-demand car services, and by 2023 it hopes to have self-driving vehicles based on Toyota's e-Palette concepts (above).
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Derek Fung
2020 Land Rover Defender front end leaked
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29th Jun 2019
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2020 Land Rover Defender front end leaked

By the time the Land Rover Defender is given its official launch, we'll probably know which football team it supports, and whether it prefers mornings or nights. This image of an undisguised, but incomplete, Defender was posted on Instagram by user bu3amraz_garage, and it's not clear how they came across the photo.
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Derek Fung
Ford Europe preparing three new badges for 2024
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28th Jun 2019
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Ford Europe preparing three new badges for 2024

Ford of Europe will introduce three new model lines within the next five years, as it works on "freshening and expanding its vehicle line-up". According to a report from Autocar, one of the three will be Ford's upcoming all-electric Mustang-inspired crossover, but the other two haven't been confirmed.
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Scott Collie
Ford confirms 12,000 jobs losses in Europe
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27th Jun 2019
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Ford confirms 12,000 jobs losses in Europe

Ford of Europe has finally confirmed the number of people it expects to lose during its restructuring campaign. All up, the company says it will let go of around 12,000 employees across Europe at both wholly owned and operated, and joint venture locations. A majority of the layoffs will be for blue collar staff, but Ford will also shed 2000 people from its salaried workforce. Ford of Europe has 51,000 direct employees, or 65,000 if joint venture staff are factored in.
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Derek Fung
2020 Audi A5 Sportback spied
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27th Jun 2019
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2020 Audi A5 Sportback spied

Photographers have snapped images of the facelifted Audi A5 Sportback during development testing this week, ahead of an anticipated reveal before the end of the year. Despite the swirly disguise on the front, side skirts and rear, the updated A5 looks like it will get a mild makeover much like the recently-updated A4 sedan and wagon, bringing the medium coupe in line with the company’s latest models.
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James Wong