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US eases fuel economy and emissions targets, China may follow
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2 days ago
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US eases fuel economy and emissions targets, China may follow

The US Government has completed a rollback of emissions targets in an attempt to support the car manufacturing industry – and it appears China may follow suit, according to reports from Reuters. Renewed emissions targets in the US will see the proposed mandatory five per cent annual increase in efficiency until 2026 – introduced by the previous Obama – reduced to just 1.5 per cent.
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Liam Murphy
Exclusive: Jeep to stay in Australia for at least 10 years
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4 days ago
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Exclusive: Jeep to stay in Australia for at least 10 years

EXCLUSIVE US car giant Jeep is in the process of signing its Australian dealer network to 10-year franchise agreements with a commitment the brand is here to stay – despite posting five years in a row in sharp decline and the lowest sales results in 11 years. Jeep sales in Australia peaked in 2014 – when more than 30,000 cars were reported as sold – but last year the company delivered just 5500 vehicles.
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Joshua Dowling
New car discounts: How to drive a bargain over the next seven days
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25th Mar 2020
3 min read

New car discounts: How to drive a bargain over the next seven days

New-car buyers are in the driver’s seat when it comes to picking up a bargain over the next seven days. A perfect storm has created ideal buying conditions before the end of the month. Showrooms are overstocked following a 23-month slowdown – the longest slump since the Global Financial Crisis a decade ago – and March is the second biggest month for new car sales because it is the end of the Japanese financial year.
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Joshua Dowling
2020 New York motor show postponed after state declares first coronavirus containment zone
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11th Mar 2020
1 min read

2020 New York motor show postponed after state declares first coronavirus containment zone

The 2020 New York motor show has been postponed to August, with the decision coming just hours after New York state announced its first coronavirus containment zone earlier today. The event – which is officially called the New York International Auto Show and was originally scheduled for April 10 – was voluntarily postponed by organisers and not at the order of New York state, according to AutoBlog.
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Liam Murphy
Toyota planning $1.84 billion Chinese electric car factory
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2nd Mar 2020
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Toyota planning $1.84 billion Chinese electric car factory

Toyota has plans to increase its electric vehicle production capacity by constructing a ¥8.5 billion (AU$1.84 billion) electric car plant in China. According to a report from Reuters, the plant – which should see a production output of 200,000 ‘new energy vehicles’ yearly – is set to be built in the Tianjin municipality in collaboration with Toyota’s local partner, FAW Group.
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Liam Murphy