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Jeep working to improve customer satisfaction
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13th Jan 2015
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Jeep working to improve customer satisfaction

Jeep says it’s working to address its growing customer dissatisfaction in Australia as the number of product recalls reached record levels last year. Jeep issued 14 voluntary safety recalls last year, 11 of which were for the popular Grand Cherokee (six affected the 2014 model). Fiat Chrysler Australia issued 16 recalls in total in 2014. Global Jeep CEO and president Mike Manly said work has already started on improving customers’ aftersales satisfaction.
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Alborz Fallah
Holden manufacturing closure "the right thing for Australia", says GM exec
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13th Jan 2015
3 min read

Holden manufacturing closure "the right thing for Australia", says GM exec

More than a year after the announcement that Holden will close its car manufacturing facilities in Elizabeth, South Australia, and engine plant at Port Melbourne, Victoria, the man who made the shut-down decision maintains it was the right call.
Daniel DeGasperi
Holden V8 to live beyond 2017
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13th Jan 2015
2 min read

Holden V8 to live beyond 2017

Holden has officially announced that when local manufacturing ceases in 2017, a two-door sports coupe with a V8 engine will be at the ready to replace SS versions of the Holden Commodore sedan. The man who stands by his decision to close Holden’s Elizabeth, South Australia, plant in 2017, General Motors executive vice president of international operations Stefan Jacoby tonight confirmed the news. “What we decided … is we will bring a Holden sports car in the near future,” Jacoby began.
Daniel DeGasperi
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S : Upgraded SUV laps Nurburgring in under eight minutes
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12th Jan 2015
1 min read

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S : Upgraded SUV laps Nurburgring in under eight minutes

An upgraded version of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S has been unveiled today at the 2015 Detroit motor show. Under the bonnet there's an revised version of the company's twin-turbo 4.8-litre V8, which now develops 419kW of power and 800Nm of torque. That's up 15kW and 50Nm on the soon-to-be-replaced model. The revised Turbo S can complete the 0-100km/h standard in 4.1 seconds, a 0.4sec improvement on the current model. Top speed has been lifted to 284km/h from 283km/h.
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Derek Fung
Chevrolet Bolt : Internal Korean concept completed by Aussie designers
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12th Jan 2015
3 min read

Chevrolet Bolt : Internal Korean concept completed by Aussie designers

The just-revealed Chevrolet Bolt EV concept may be officially spun as a collaboration between the US, Korea and Australia, but an original concept for a small electric vehicle was completed by the South Korean studio yet never saw the light of day, while the Aussies were called in and their version was taken to the motorshow floor.
Daniel DeGasperi