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Kia to launch seven electric cars by 2027, first model due here next year
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20th Sep 2020
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Kia to launch seven electric cars by 2027, first model due here next year

Kia has announced its intentions to launch seven new electric cars across several segments globally before 2027, with the first all-new model set to land in 2021 and an Australian electric-car launch also on the cards for next year. During a recent event in South Korea, Kia revealed it is accelerating its efforts to become a "leading EV brand", kicking things off in 2021 with the launch of its first-ever dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV), code-named CV.
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Susannah Guthrie
Five exotic classics currently for sale in Australia
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19th Sep 2020
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Five exotic classics currently for sale in Australia

It has been well documented that the price of used cars has risen during the pandemic, following a shortage of new cars due to production delays caused by the coronavirus crisis – and a surge in the number of workers moving away from public transport to avoid being infected with COVID-19. However, some truly exotic machinery is up for grabs if your budget stretches that far. Or if, like us, you like to dream. Here's what we found so far. 1993 Jaguar XJ220
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William Davis
Ford Australia rules out fixed-pricing "agency" sales model
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18th Sep 2020
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Ford Australia rules out fixed-pricing "agency" sales model

The new boss of Ford Australia has ruled out a shift to a fixed-pricing "agency" sales model, which Honda is poised to do next year and Mercedes will adopt from 2022. Ford Australia boss Andrew Birkic (pictured below) told media during a roundtable conference this week the company was committed to strengthening its existing dealer network.
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Joshua Dowling
Government puts $74.5 million towards adoption of electric vehicles, used-car market to benefit
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17th Sep 2020
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Government puts $74.5 million towards adoption of electric vehicles, used-car market to benefit

The local automotive industry has welcomed a Federal Government plan to inject $74.5 million of funding into the take-up of emissions-free vehicles across Australian businesses and communities. The Future Fuels Fund, announced by Minister for Energy Angus Taylor on September 17, is expected to subsidise business adoption of electric vehicles and corresponding infrastructure, with more details to be shared in the coming weeks.
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Susannah Guthrie
2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo revealed
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17th Sep 2020
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2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo revealed

Following the release of a teaser earlier this month, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo has been officially unveiled by Mazda’s Mexican division, adding some much-needed turbocharged spice to the brand’s premium compact SUV. Under the bonnet is the same 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine as the related Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo hatch and sedan, developing 170kW of power and 420Nm of torque on regular 91RON unleaded, or – Mazda says – 186kW and 433Nm when fueled with 98RON premium petrol.
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Alex Misoyannis