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Honda develops safer front airbags
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26th Aug 2019
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Honda develops safer front airbags

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26th Aug 2019
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Honda develops safer front airbags

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Volkswagen Golf: Alltrack and Sportwagen to be axed in the US
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20th Jul 2019
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Volkswagen Golf: Alltrack and Sportwagen to be axed in the US

Volkswagen of America has announced it will be killing off both the Golf Alltrack and Golf Sportwagen by the end of 2019, with three new SUV models due in North America over the next 24 months. According to the company's American division, both wagon variants of its staple small car will be discontinued following the 2019 model year, with the Alltrack to continue production right through to December at Volkswagen's Puebla facility in Mexico.
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Volkswagen Golf to be dropped in the US - report
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6th May 2019
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Volkswagen Golf to be dropped in the US - report

Volkswagen USA looks set to drop standard versions of the Golf hatchback when the eighth-generation model goes into production, according to a new report out of North America. Motor 1 says it has "learned some eye-opening news" from a "high-ranking Volkswagen employee", who reportedly told the publication non-performance versions of the compact hatch and wagon won't be available in the next generation, with only the GTI and R hot hatch variants to soldier on.
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Smart to exit the US
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29th Apr 2019
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Smart to exit the US

Daimler has confirmed Smart will leave the US and Canadian markets by the end of the 2019, but the automaker will continue to provide support for existing cars through its Mercedes-Benz dealership network. The German automaker told TechCrunch, "After much careful consideration, Smart will discontinue its battery-electric Smart EQ ForTwo model in the US and Canadian markets at the conclusion of MY2019".
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Derek Fung
BMW X1 gets 'no credit' in IIHS pedestrian AEB testing
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25th Feb 2019
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BMW X1 gets 'no credit' in IIHS pedestrian AEB testing

The BMW X1 has completely flunked pedestrian autonomous emergency braking testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). So poor was its performance, the littlest BMW crossover was the only vehicle to not be rated in a test of 11 compact SUVs. The second-worst rated car was the Mitsubishi Outlander, while the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and Volvo XC40 took top ratings.
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Scott Collie
Dieselgate: Four Audi managers indicted
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24th Jan 2019
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Dieselgate: Four Audi managers indicted

A US federal grand jury last week indicted four senior managers — Richard Bauder, Axel Eiser, Stefan Knirsch and Carsten Nagel — for their role in developing and covering up the emissions testing defeat device fitted to the Audi-designed 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 engine. All four held senior management positions at Audi's diesel design centres in Neckarsulm and Ingolstadt, Germany. All four are believed to still reside in Germany.
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