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New car sales in Europe plummet 74 per cent
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25th May 2020
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New car sales in Europe plummet 74 per cent

New car sales in Europe have dropped 74 per cent since January, the decline attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic. Just 292,180 new cars were sold across the 27 European member states – plus the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway and Switzerland – in April 2020, according to data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association. That’s a 74.8 per cent decrease (or 842,940 sales) against the 1,135,120 new car registrations recorded in January 2020.
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Rob Margeit
Lexus celebrates 30 years in Australia
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24th May 2020
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Lexus celebrates 30 years in Australia

Toyota’s luxury vehicle division Lexus has celebrated 30 years in Australia after bringing its first cars to local showrooms in May 1990. Over its 30 year tenure in Australia, Lexus has sold a total of 142,931 new cars (as of April 2020) – with the Japanese brand setting its annual sales record of 9612 vehicles last year. Lexus sales in Australia were slow to gain momentum, with the brand taking 18 years of local operation to reach 50,000 new cars sold.
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Liam Murphy
Australian company launches 'world-first' electric car charging technology
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23rd May 2020
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Australian company launches 'world-first' electric car charging technology

A Brisbane-based company has become the first charging provider to develop technology that will allow electric car owners to access all public charging stations from any brand or provider without the need for credit cards or multiple accounts.
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Susannah Guthrie
Toyota RAV4 recalled for fault in crucial suspension component
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22nd May 2020
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Toyota RAV4 recalled for fault in crucial suspension component

Toyota Australia has issued a recall of 1552 examples of its RAV4 SUV produced between 25 September 2019 and 17 October 2019 due to a crucial suspension component that may fail. The recall affects both petrol and hybrid RAV4s with model codes AXAH54, AXAH52, MXAA52 and AXAA54. Toyota’s recall says that lower control arms – a crucial suspension arm that helps tie the front wheels to the body – fitted to the front of the cars may be defective.
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Liam Murphy
Volkswagen Golf name to be retired in the electric-car age?
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21st May 2020
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Volkswagen Golf name to be retired in the electric-car age?

One of the world's most popular cars, the Volkswagen Golf, could be retired in certain markets as the automotive industry and customers embrace the electric age. However, the Golf badge still has at least two generations of life left in it – the current Golf 8 and the next Golf 9 – that would run until at least 2035.
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Justin Narayan