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Around the Tracks: David Coulthard, classic Lincolns and pared-back sports cars
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8th Apr 2019
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Around the Tracks: David Coulthard, classic Lincolns and pared-back sports cars

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?
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Scott Collie
2019 Audi Q2 pricing and specs
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8th Apr 2019
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2019 Audi Q2 pricing and specs

Audi Australia has quietly made some running changes to the 2019 Q2 line-up, headlined by the culling of the 2.0 TDI diesel model and extra equipment across the range. Kicking off the range as before is the 'design', which has been rebadged from 1.4 TFSI to 35 TFSI, as per Audi's new (odd) powertrain naming structure.
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James Wong
VFACTS: Five new car sales factoids from the first quarter
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7th Apr 2019
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VFACTS: Five new car sales factoids from the first quarter

New vehicle sales in Australia over the first quarter of 2019 fell 7.9% relative to the same period in 2018, to 265,538 units. This is the lowest Q1 tally since 2014, and marks 12 consecutive months of negative growth. You can read this reporter’s Q1 market breakdown here, discussing sales by segment, brand, region, fuel type and origin, as well as specific monthly reports for 2019 for January, February and March.
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Mike Costello
Hyundai, Kia collaborating on EV platform
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6th Apr 2019
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Hyundai, Kia collaborating on EV platform

Hyundai and Kia are working on a new electric car platform, set to underpin a range of small and medium-class cars when it launches in 2021. A report from Auto Express reveals the "platform dedicated to electric vehicles is about two years away", according to company insiders. "It will probably focus on B- and C-segment cars," the insider said, representing a move away from Hyundai and Kia's current strategy of adapting existing platforms for electric power.
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Scott Collie
Audi e-tron gets disappointing EPA range estimate
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5th Apr 2019
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Audi e-tron gets disappointing EPA range estimate

Audi's US division has released the EPA-rated driving range for its e-tron quattro SUV ahead of a sales launch in the region next month, and it's not as good as you might expect. Official testing rates the e-tron as being capable of 204mi (328km) per charge, which is significantly behind its key rivals – namely the Jaguar I-Pace (234mi, 376.6km) and Tesla Model X Long Range (295mi, 474.7km).
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James Wong