FAST ‘N’ CURIOUS
JEEP BREACH CLAIMS
More than 100,000 diesel vehicles, mostly Jeep Grand Cherokees, are being modified in the US after claims by legislators they breach emissions regulations with software reminiscent of that used by Volkswagen on its Diesel-gate cars. FCA Australia will neither confirm nor deny any implications for Jeeps in Australia.
Future-proofing the company is costing Toyota more than $10 billion a year in research-and-development bills. The Japanese maker has boosted its R&D spending on everything from autonomous and electric cars to the factories to build them.
The number “29” cost someone a record $745,000 for the historic black-andwhite NSW plate. The price at the Shannons Autumn Classic auction topped the previous record of $689,000, set two years ago for NSW “2”, with the plate’s history traced back to a 1915 Minerva.