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McLaren sales up 44 per cent in four years
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7th Mar 2019
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McLaren sales up 44 per cent in four years

McLaren’s ever-expanding range of supercars have seen its sales increase by close to 50 per cent, as it takes on the traditional supercar makers of Ferrari and Lamborghini. Speaking this week with CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show, the brand’s executive director of global sales and marketing/member of the board, Jolyon Nash, said the company’s ‘purity of focus’ – delivering cars customers want – has allowed its rapid expansion around the world.
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Alborz Fallah
Carlos Ghosn granted bail
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6th Mar 2019
2 min read

Carlos Ghosn granted bail

Carlos Ghosn has walked out of jail, 108 days after being arrested disembarking a private jet operated by Nissan. At 4.30pm yesterday, the former CEO emerged from the Tokyo Detention Centre surrounded by guards. In an effort to evade the media, Ghosn left the jail wearing a blue cap, sunglasses, a surgical mask, and a worker's vest with orange safety stripes. He was ushered into a small Suzuki, and driven to an undisclosed location.
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Derek Fung
Koenigsegg Australia sells two Jesko hypercars at $6m+ each; 30-50 cars a year planned going forward
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6th Mar 2019
3 min read

Koenigsegg Australia sells two Jesko hypercars at $6m+ each; 30-50 cars a year planned going forward

Koenigsegg has big plans in Australia, having already sold at least two Jesko hypercars at a staggering $6.5 million each, ahead of plans to expand sales to between 30 and 50 cars a year when a range of more affordable models come Down Under in 2021. Speaking exclusively this week to CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show, the brand’s head of distribution, Nicholas Batzialas, discussed the journey of getting Koenigsegg to Australia with factory support.
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Alborz Fallah
Jeep Renegade and Compass plug-in hybrids revealed
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6th Mar 2019
1 min read

Jeep Renegade and Compass plug-in hybrids revealed

Plug-in hybrid versions of the Jeep Renegade and Jeep Compass have been revealed at the 2019 Geneva motor show, as Fiat Chrysler continues to push electrified power with the Jeep brand. Under the bonnet of both plug-in hybrid crossovers will be a turbocharged 1.3-litre petrol engine. An electric motor for the rear axle allows for on-demand all-wheel drive.
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Derek Fung
2020 SsangYong Korando detailed in Geneva
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5th Mar 2019
2 min read

2020 SsangYong Korando detailed in Geneva

SsangYong has debuted and detailed its new Korando at the Geneva motor show, ahead of an Australian launch later this year. Two engines will be offered, a 1.5-litre turbo petrol and 1.6-litre turbo-diesel, both certified to the Euro 6 emissions standard. The petrol makes 120kW at 5500rpm and 280Nm between 1500 and 4000, while the diesel puts out 100kW at 4000rpm and 324Nm between 1500 and 2500rpm.
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James Wong