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General Motors axes Maven car rental service in US, Australian future uncertain
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22nd Apr 2020
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General Motors axes Maven car rental service in US, Australian future uncertain

US car giant General Motors has announced it will close its Maven car-rental service after four years, citing COVID-19 as a contributing factor. It is unclear what this will mean for Holden's Maven program. The Maven car rental service was launched in the US in 2016, and made selected vehicles available to the public on short term leases: daily, weekly, or monthly.
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Liam Murphy
Plug-in hybrid Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque P300e detailed, Australian launch confirmed
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22nd Apr 2020
3 min read

Plug-in hybrid Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque P300e detailed, Australian launch confirmed

Land Rover has released details of the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) versions of its Discovery Sport mid-size and Range Rover Evoque compact SUVs, ahead of an Australian debut in the first half of 2021. Under the bonnet of both models is the same ‘P300e’ powertrain, which combines a new 147kW 1.5-litre turbocharged ‘Ingenium’ three-cylinder petrol engine with an 80kW electric motor located on the rear axle for combined outputs of 227kW of power and 540Nm of torque.
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Alex Misoyannis
Tesla Cybertruck will be smaller than the concept and able to float, says Elon Musk
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21st Apr 2020
3 min read

Tesla Cybertruck will be smaller than the concept and able to float, says Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has shared more details about the electric carmaker's much-anticipated Cybertruck, revealing the production version of the electric utility will be smaller than the prototype and will be able to "float" on water. The Cybertruck made its debut in prototype form in November 2019, boasting a large stainless steel and armoured glass body that was roughly 5.4m long, 2m wide and 1.9m tall.
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Susannah Guthrie
Ford Focus RS officially dead, contrary to reports there was hope of its revival
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21st Apr 2020
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Ford Focus RS officially dead, contrary to reports there was hope of its revival

The Ford Focus RS has officially become one of the first major casualties of tighter emissions standards in Europe. The next generation Ford Focus RS – which was about two to three years away from arriving in showrooms – has been axed because the cost of meeting more stringent emissions standards could not be justified against the limited demand for the niche performance model. Car magazine UK broke the story overnight and was soon followed by an official statement from Ford of Europe.
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Joshua Dowling
Chevrolet Camaro reaches the end of the line in Australia
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20th Apr 2020
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Chevrolet Camaro reaches the end of the line in Australia

The Chevrolet Camaro muscle car has reached the end of the line in Australia, with the last example rolling off the Holden Special Vehicles assembly line in the past few weeks. The Chevrolet Camaro SS was introduced locally in September 2018 while the high performance Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 went on sale in the middle of 2019. Both were remanufactured to right-hand-drive – to factory standards – by Holden Special Vehicles in Clayton and sold through selected Holden dealers.
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Joshua Dowling