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2020 Hyundai i20 revealed, off Australia's radar
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20th Feb 2020
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2020 Hyundai i20 revealed, off Australia's radar

Hyundai Europe has revealed its brand-new i20 city car with claimed best-in-class safety and infotainment tech, and a 48V mild-hybrid engine. But it’s not coming to Australia, just like its predecessor. This situation feels incongruous given the first-generation model, sourced from India, was a regular top-seller here.
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Mike Costello
Hyundai and Kia preview ingenious proactive transmission
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20th Feb 2020
2 min read

Hyundai and Kia preview ingenious proactive transmission

Hyundai and Kia have co-developed a new automatic transmission for combustion vehicles that can choose a suitable ratio by using map data, and by scanning the road ahead with radars and cameras. The claimed world-first is called the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Connected Shift System, and uses 40 major patents. Both companies plan to use the system in road cars.
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Mike Costello
Nissan announces American subscription service
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20th Feb 2020
2 min read

Nissan announces American subscription service

Nissan has joined the ranks of carmakers offering a subscription service in the US market, with the announcement of Nissan Switch. The ‘Nissan Switch’ program will be offered initially to consumers living within a 32km radius of downtown Houston, Texas as a proof of concept. “This program provides more choice, convenience, and flexibility,” Nissan North America said in a statement.
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Liam Murphy
Luxury Car Tax: Industry, MPs renew calls to scrap "bad tax"
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19th Feb 2020
4 min read

Luxury Car Tax: Industry, MPs renew calls to scrap "bad tax"

Automotive industry bodies and political figures have banded together for a renewed push to end the Luxury Car Tax (LCT) following the demise of the Holden brand in Australia. The Morrison government today responded to calls from several backbenchers to abolish the LCT, suggesting the tax could be removed in the future, if and when the budget can afford it.
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Susannah Guthrie
2020 Renault Master pricing and specs
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19th Feb 2020
2 min read

2020 Renault Master pricing and specs

Renault has today announced its 2020 Master will be available in Australia from March as part of its promise to have an all-new or updated range by the end of 2020. The new Master will be available in a variety of wheelbases spanning short (SWB), medium (MWB), long (LWB) and bus. As per the previous model, body height and drivetrain layout will also depend on wheelbase.
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Liam Murphy
2020 Alpina B3 pricing and specs
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19th Feb 2020
1 min read

2020 Alpina B3 pricing and specs

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Scott Collie
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19th Feb 2020
1 min read

2020 Alpina B3 pricing and specs

BMW Alpina B3 2020
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Scott Collie