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// New Range Rover design didn’t need to be a revolution, says CEO

There are plenty of big stories around this mornings 2022 Range Rover reveal, including the new platform, the lure of a fully electric version down the line, seven seats for the first time, and the luxury fixtures within.

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// New director for Turners

Quaintance, pictured, is an award-winning journalist and media executive turned entrepreneur and content marketer.

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// 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 revealed as America’s latest supercar

Though Chevrolet had already “leaked” images of the all-new Corvette Z06, the high-performance variant of the mid-engined supercar was recently unveiled at a livestream event.

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// Armstrong’s launches ‘60-minute commitment’ to vehicle buyers

Multi-franchise car dealership group Armstrongs has developed a solution which is designed to decrease the time taken to get into a new or used vehicle.

// Video: Bringing Dealer-to-Dealer Trading Online

Autotalk managing editor Richard Edwards spoke to Dealer Hub founders James McComb and Mike Harvey about how their new national dealer-to-dealer-only online trading platform will create better efficiency and more profit for the used car trade.


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// Honda reveals Civic Si touring cars (and one awesome wagon) for SEMA

Last week it was Fords turn, and today its Honda thats unveiled its grand assortment of modified metal for next months SEMA car show in Las Vegas on November 2-5.

// ComCom weighs up EROAD’s proposed Coretex acquisition

The NZ Commerce Commission is raising potential competition concerns around EROADs proposed acquisition of telematics company Coretex.

// New EV fuses introduced Power management company

Eatons eMobility business has introduced the EVK Series, a new line of Bussmann high-voltage fuses which meet requirements for use in the latest high-powered electrified vehicles with ratings up to 1000 volts of direct current (VDC) and 600 amps.

// SAIC selects Here for MG connected vehicle services

Location data and technology company Here Technologies will power the connected in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems of MG cars across the globe for SAIC Motor, Chinas largest automaker.

// Regulator raises merger concerns

The Commerce Commission has identified potential competition issues with a planned merger between Eroad Ltd and Coretex Ltd and is seeking more information before making a final decision on the deal.

// US agency wants Tesla to limit where Autopilot can operate

The head of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is calling on Tesla to act on recommendations to limit where its Autopilot driver-assist system can operate and to put a system in place to make sure drivers are paying attention.

// Mazda MX-5 to escape the plug for another few years

Mazda is hard at work on the upcoming NE generation of MX-5 and while it wouldnt be too surprising to see the little sports car swap an exhaust system for more cabling and a plug, it seems Mazda isnt giving in to battery power just yet.

// How Tesla’s massive Hertz deal should make the brand’s EVs cheaper

Teslas mega deal with Hertz has widened the gap between the US car maker and the rest of the industry.The order for 100,000 cars is the single biggest order of electric cars to date and could be worth as much as $US4.4 billion ($5.9b) to Tesla, according to reports.


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