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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 30, 2016
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30th Sep 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 30, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage,with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. What happened in the week ending September 30, 2016? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below. THE WEEK IN NEWS:
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Tegan Lawson
Jaguar Land Rover electric vehicle strategy announcement imminent
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29th Sep 2016
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Jaguar Land Rover electric vehicle strategy announcement imminent

An announcement on Jaguar Land Rover’s electric vehicle strategy appears imminent, with the company making it clear at the 2016 Paris motor show that it’s moving to plug in soon. To this point a new Jaguar electric vehicle has been alluded to, and that remains the most likely option, with further reports stating that the company is looking to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in the UK to establish a new electric vehicle manufacturing facility.
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Matt Campbell
Jaguar XF Sportbrake confirmed, arriving in Australia in 2017
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29th Sep 2016
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Jaguar XF Sportbrake confirmed, arriving in Australia in 2017

It seems the love of wagons is still strong at Jaguar, with the British brand confirming it will add an XF Sportbrake wagon to its ranks soon. The new station wagon variant of the Jaguar XF will bring extra practicality, but there’s an argument that the F-Pace sort of had that part of the market tied up.
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Matt Campbell
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ revealed: Electric SUV debuts in Paris
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29th Sep 2016
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Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ revealed: Electric SUV debuts in Paris

The Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ all-electric SUV concept has been revealed at the Paris motor show, previewing the direction of the company’s upcoming range of ‘EQ’-branded electric models. Featuring two electric motors with a combined output of up to 300kW, Mercedes-Benz says the Generation EQ shows how electric vehicles (EVs) “can soon move into the fast lane”, while still offering a zero-emissions range of up to 500 kilometres.
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James Wong
Volkswagen to launch $40k electric car with 600km range in 2020
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29th Sep 2016
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Volkswagen to launch $40k electric car with 600km range in 2020

The Volkswagen I.D. concept car revealed at the Paris motor show this morning is as significant for the German brand as the original Beetle and Golf, the company claims. The electric hatchback concept previews the first road car to be based on Volkswagen’s new MEB architecture, which only supports fully electric cars — no plug-ins, and no internal combustion.
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Mike Costello