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Renault Australia: Anouk Poelmann named managing director
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2nd May 2019
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Renault Australia: Anouk Poelmann named managing director

Anouk Poelmann has succeeded Andrew Moore as managing director of Renault Australia, after Moore's sudden departure on April 10. Poelmann has form with French brands in Australia. Having served on the Inchcape Australasia executive team, she headed up Peugeot Citroen Australia. The company says she has history of business turnarounds and disruptive transformations around the world. "I’m delighted to join Renault and to lead the brand’s Australian operations,” Poelmann said in a statement.
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Scott Collie
Faraday Future secures funding to pay suppliers
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1st May 2019
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Faraday Future secures funding to pay suppliers

Faraday Future has secured bridge financing worth up to US$225 million ($315 million) from Birch Lake Associates, a boutique merchant bank based in Chicago. With the new source of funding secured, Faraday Future plans to continue development of the FF 91 electric car, which had stalled due to money issues stemming from a disagreement between the company's two major shareholders.
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Derek Fung
Renault Megane RS Cup EDC on sale from $51,990, now with 5yr warranty
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1st May 2019
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Renault Megane RS Cup EDC on sale from $51,990, now with 5yr warranty

Renault Australia has bolstered its Megane RS 280 range with the addition of an auto-equipped Cup chassis variant, on sale now from $51,990 plus on-road costs. After introducing an automatic option for the first time with the new-generation model, Renault has now opened up the more focused Cup variant to those wanting a self-shifter, having previously reserved the option for manual models.
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James Wong
Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR here in October
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1st May 2019
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Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR here in October

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James Wong
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1st May 2019
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Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR here in October

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James Wong
Kia developing neater tech for emergency services
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1st May 2019
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Kia developing neater tech for emergency services

Kia and Fujitsu Australia have teamed up to develop a cleaner interface for emergency service vehicles. Rather than relying on bulky, tacked-on instruments, the system integrates into Kia's existing infotainment system. Based on a Stinger, the car pictured here relies on a Fujitsu software platform (which appears to have its roots in Google's Android platform) that pulls disparate technologies like active numberplate recognition, sirens and internal messaging into the one interface.
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Scott Collie
2020 Peugeot Boxer Electric unveiled
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30th Apr 2019
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2020 Peugeot Boxer Electric unveiled

The Peugeot Boxer Electric has been unveiled at the Birmingham commercial vehicle show, joining the growing crowd of vans relying on pure electric power. The fully-electric van will be offered with two electric drivetrains. The first has a range of 227km using the NEDC cycle – noted for being much easier than the latest WLTP test – and will be available on the two shortest body lengths.
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Derek Fung