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All US cars to get reversing cameras by 2018; Mini Cooper D deliveries put back; hybrid VW Golf GTE gets UK debut
Darren Moss
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2 April 2014

All new cars sold in the US from 2018 must have reversing cameras fitted as standard. The new law was passed yesterday to help counter the high number of deaths caused by reversing cars in the country.

Deliveries of Mini Cooper D models have been put back until June over acoustic problems with the car's three-cylinder diesel engine. Mini has confirmed that three-cylinder petrol models of the One and Cooper are not affected.

The hybrid Volkswagen Golf GTE will make its UK debut at the Gadget Show Live in Birmingham next week. The car was revealed at the Geneva motor show early last month, and promises the sporting quality of the GTI combined with fuel consumption of up to 188.3mpg.

Jeep will show two new concept cars at a special rally event this month. The Cherokee Dakar and Wrangler Mojo both feature extensive modifications, and have been created as a collaboration between Jeep and Mopar. A range of six new cars will be shown at the Easter Jeep Safari, which takes place in the US.

Additional reporting by Fahad Redha

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optima 2 April 2014

I wouldn't be without my

I wouldn't be without my reversing camera, I'd rather that than a radio.
harmona19 2 April 2014

Progress for the USA

Well at least they're getting reverse camera's as standard in the USA whilst over here, in Europe, we are still getting used to the idea of having a radio as standard *cough* Dacia
Motormouths 2 April 2014

harmona19 wrote: we are

harmona19 wrote:

we are still getting used to the idea of having a radio as standard *cough* Dacia

Some people don't use the radio in their car, so why should they have to pay for one? I applaud Dacia for saving such features for the options list. It means the boggo car is cheaper, and in a world where cars are becoming increasingly complex and expensive, it's a breath of fresh air.

C2_Matt 2 April 2014

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Motormouths wrote:
harmona19 wrote:

we are still getting used to the idea of having a radio as standard *cough* Dacia

Some people don't use the radio in their car, so why should they have to pay for one? I applaud Dacia for saving such features for the options list. It means the boggo car is cheaper, and in a world where cars are becoming increasingly complex and expensive, it's a breath of fresh air.

It's a breath of fresh air until it comes to sell it 3 years later, cars without a radio will be about as wanted as UKIP...

TBC 2 April 2014

Height

When you realize how many F-Series trucks Ford they sell every year, let alone all the other trucks and SUVs, it's not so surprising that they can't see what's behind them........