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Citroen charged with Dieselgate emission offences in France, protests innocence
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11th Jun 2021
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Citroen charged with Dieselgate emission offences in France, protests innocence

Citroen has been formally charged with emission cheating offences in France, parent company Stellantis revealed overnight. The indictment relates to the sale of diesel vehicles within French jurisdictions between 2009 and 2015. It is unclear if Australian-delivered examples were mechanically-identical to those sold in Europe at the time, and thus subject to the same contention over environmental compliance.
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William Davis
Dieselgate: Volkswagen seeks damages from former CEO
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28th Mar 2021
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Dieselgate: Volkswagen seeks damages from former CEO

Volkswagen Group has announced it will seek damages from its former CEO, Prof Martin Winterkorn, after a six-year investigation. Wintekorn was named alongside former Audi CEO, Prof Rupert Stadler, by Volkswagen Group's Supervisory Board as allegedly being the two individuals responsible for the 'Dieselgate' saga, which has resulted in the company paying an estimated $46.5 billion in fines, compensation, and vehicle buybacks.
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Ben Zachariah
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Petrol and hybrid only, no diesel
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21st Jan 2021
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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Petrol and hybrid only, no diesel

The upcoming 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee will come to Australia with petrol and hybrid engines – with diesel power to be dropped for the new model. This has been confirmed by Jeep global boss Christian Meunier, who told CarAdvice that Jeep is hellbent on becoming a market leader in electrified SUVs, both in Australia and around the world.
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Sam Purcell
2020 BMW M340d xDrive revealed, 'no plans' for Australia
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19th Feb 2020
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2020 BMW M340d xDrive revealed, 'no plans' for Australia

BMW will expand into diesel for its sub-M 3 Series range, with the reveal of the M340d xDrive ahead of its in-person debut at the Geneva motor show. Sitting alongside the M340i xDrive, the M340d is powered by a 3.0-litre inline-six engine augmented by a 48V mild-hybrid system. At least, it will be in Europe – BMW says there are "no plans" to bring it Down Under. It promises 250kW, down just 35kW on its petrol stablemate, but packs a whopping 700Nm – 200Nm more than the petrol can manage.
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Scott Collie
Jeep, Suzuki diesels found to exceed EU emissions limits
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30th Jan 2020
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Jeep, Suzuki diesels found to exceed EU emissions limits

Diesel engines used by Jeep Grand Cherokee and Suzuki Vitara models sold in the EU used "prohibited emissions strategies" to emit more oxides of nitrogen (NOx) during regular road driving than during emissions testing, according to the RDW, the road authority for the Netherlands. In a statement to Reuters, the RDW said Jeep has developed a software patch to the authority's satisfaction. The off-road brand will be ordered to recall affected Grand Cherokee models and apply the fix.
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Derek Fung