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Renault Koleos gains CarPlay, Android Auto retrofit
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20th Dec 2019
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Renault Koleos gains CarPlay, Android Auto retrofit

Renault has followed in the footsteps of Mazda, Toyota and Lexus in allowing owners of older vehicles to upgrade their cars with the latest smartphone mirroring software from Apple and Google. Starting today, owners of Koleos SUV models built before September 2017 will be able to pay $486.40 to have the car's hardware and software upgraded to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Mazda charges $495 for the upgrade, while Toyota asks just $199 to upgrade eligible models.
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2021 BMW M3 spied with manual gearstick
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20th Dec 2019
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2021 BMW M3 spied with manual gearstick

The 2021 BMW M3 has been snapped in greater detail during testing, revealing its interior and more about its aggressive exterior makeover. Like the last car we spotted, this M3 isn't wearing any fake body panels. That means we can see it wears headlights similar to what we're expecting from the 4 Series, instead of the notched units that feature on the non-M 3 Series.
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Honda Augmented Driving Concept unveiled
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19th Dec 2019
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Honda Augmented Driving Concept unveiled

The Honda Augmented Driving Concept, as well as a number of new technologies, will be on display at the automaker's stand at CES 2020, which takes place in Las Vegas next January. The Augmented Driving Concept is a roadster that can be changed from autonomous to manual driving at the flick of a switch.
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2020 Nissan Leaf revealed for Japan
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18th Dec 2019
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2020 Nissan Leaf revealed for Japan

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Scott Collie
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18th Dec 2019
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2020 Nissan Leaf revealed for Japan

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Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group sign binding merger agreement to form $67 billion company
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18th Dec 2019
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Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group sign binding merger agreement to form $67 billion company

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and the PSA Group have signed a definitive merger agreement. The two companies say they will, in time, generate two-thirds of its sales from just two platforms: one for compact cars, and one for compact and mid-size models. Each platform is expected to generate around three million sales per year globally.
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Jeep Renegade PHEV details revealed
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18th Dec 2019
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Jeep Renegade PHEV details revealed

Jeep has confirmed technical details for its first plug-in hybrid, the Renegade PHEV. It’ll be followed by a plug-in hybrid version of the Compass. Autocar reports the electrified Renegade will use a 99kW rear-mounted electric motor mated to the more powerful 134kW tune of FCA’s 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. In all-wheel drive mode, there’s a total system output of 176kW, good for a 0-100km/h time of around 7.0 seconds.
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