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2020 Volkswagen Golf GTE and GTD revealed
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27th Feb 2020
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2020 Volkswagen Golf GTE and GTD revealed

Volkswagen has revealed details of its new Golf GTE and GTD models ahead of their official debut at the 2020 Geneva motor show next week. The GTE plug-in hybrid (PHEV) pairs a familiar 1.4-litre, 110kW turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with an 85kW motor and 13kWh battery. When combined, maximum power is raised to 180kW and 400Nm. These figures are on a par with the 2020 GTI for power but 30Nm up on torque.
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Liam Murphy
Electric car fast-charging network one of Australia's 'highest priorities'
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27th Feb 2020
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Electric car fast-charging network one of Australia's 'highest priorities'

Infrastructure Australia (IA) has identified the development of a fast-charging network for electric cars as one of Australia's highest national priorities over the next five years. In its Infrastructure Priority List 2020 – a guide to the investments required to "secure a sustainable and prosperous future" – the independent advisory body cited a lack of access to charging stations as a major hindrance to the uptake of electric cars.
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Susannah Guthrie
Holden dealers expected to sell out of cars “within weeks” after buyers rush showrooms
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27th Feb 2020
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Holden dealers expected to sell out of cars “within weeks” after buyers rush showrooms

Buyers looking to snap up a new-car bargain – driven by discounts of up to $17,500 – are running out of time and choice as Holden dealers sell out of stock faster than expected. An investigation by CarAdvice has found most Holden dealers are keen to clear their remaining stock as quickly as possible, and some are now likely to run out of vehicles “within weeks”, while a small number of outlets are trying to stockpile and keep trading for a few months.
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Joshua Dowling
Volkswagen seeking ‘aggressive’ climate activist to bypass internal bureaucracy
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26th Feb 2020
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Volkswagen seeking ‘aggressive’ climate activist to bypass internal bureaucracy

The Volkswagen Group is on the lookout for a young climate change campaigner to “aggressively” aid and facilitate the marque’s environmental initiatives, as reported by the Financial Times. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess believes the company is hindered by internal bureaucracy and is slow to react in the shift towards electric vehicles. “We have so many ideas,” Mr Diess said. “But they take too long to implement in our big organisation, so I need someone really aggressive internally.”
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Liam Murphy
Exclusive: Holden dealer suffers heart complication, admitted to hospital on way to compensation meeting with General Motors
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26th Feb 2020
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Exclusive: Holden dealer suffers heart complication, admitted to hospital on way to compensation meeting with General Motors

EXCLUSIVE A veteran Holden car dealer has been admitted to hospital after reportedly suffering a heart complication on the way to a meeting with General Motors to discuss compensation for axing the brand in Australia. The long-standing Holden dealer, whose identity is known to CarAdvice but we have chosen to not publish, was on his way to find out how much money US car giant General Motors was going to offer after ending its current franchise agreements more than two years early.
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Joshua Dowling
2020 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 S revealed
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25th Feb 2020
4 min read

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 S revealed

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Mike Costello
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25th Feb 2020
4 min read

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 S revealed

Mercedes-AMG GLA45 2020
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Mike Costello