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10 electric utes on the horizon
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20th May 2020
5 min read

10 electric utes on the horizon

The electrification revolution has made its way through hatchbacks to sedans and SUVs and now it has its sights set firmly on a new frontier: utes. As with most automotive industry showdowns, it was Tesla that kicked off this sparring match with its not-so-bulletproof Cybertruck, releasing a video showing the all-wheel-drive, all-electric pickup tugging a Ford F-150 up a hill.
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Susannah Guthrie
2021 Mini Countryman spy photos
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20th May 2020
1 min read

2021 Mini Countryman spy photos

Mini’s facelifted 2021 Countryman city SUV has been spotted during testing at Germany’s Nurburgring circuit ahead of its Australian showroom arrival later this year or early 2021. Although we have had photos of the updated model before (click here), the new images reveal more detail of the upcoming Mini Countryman, including a revised front and rear bumper design, and updated interior tech.
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Liam Murphy
Next Ford Focus ST to go hybrid, current model likely its last traditional hot hatch
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19th May 2020
2 min read

Next Ford Focus ST to go hybrid, current model likely its last traditional hot hatch

The next generation Ford Focus ST will likely adopt hybrid power – and the model that is about to go on sale in Australia this week could be the last of the blue oval brand's traditional hot hatches. The boss of Ford Performance Europe, Stefan Muenzinger, told Australian media during a video conference for the local launch of the new Ford Focus ST that he was not permitted to talk about future model programs.
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Joshua Dowling
Ute beauty! Pick-up sales surge after COVID-19 lockdowns ease
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18th May 2020
4 min read

Ute beauty! Pick-up sales surge after COVID-19 lockdowns ease

MORE: All COVID-19 coverage here Sales of US pick-ups such as the Ram 1500 and newly released Chevrolet Silverado 1500 – as well as our perennial favourites the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger – have been bolting out the door in the first two weeks of May, according to numerous dealers and industry sources. A survey by CarAdvice of dealers in Queensland, NSW and Victoria has found many have started to see a return to form earlier than expected, despite the coronavirus crisis.
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Joshua Dowling
Ferrari slams the brakes on an electric supercar
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18th May 2020
2 min read

Ferrari slams the brakes on an electric supercar

Ferrari has poured cold water on the idea of a pure electric supercar, claiming current battery technology is not good enough. The bold statement comes despite a number of rival brands planning to release electric supercars in the near future. In an interview with UK magazine AutoCar, Ferrari’s chief marketing and commercial officer Enrico Galliera said suitable battery technology is more than five years away.
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Liam Murphy