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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
Thousands of Australians petition for refund of car rego costs during COVID-19
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21st Apr 2020
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Thousands of Australians petition for refund of car rego costs during COVID-19

More than 5500 Australian motorists have signed a petition for a partial refund of their car registration and compulsory third party insurance costs as most drivers are using their vehicles less during COVID-19 lockdowns.
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Liam Murphy
Suzuki owners caught behaving badly in two different viral videos
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20th Apr 2020
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Suzuki owners caught behaving badly in two different viral videos

Suzuki cars have been the subject two separate viral videos this month, with a Suzuki Jimny caught using a pedestrian bridge to make a U-turn in China, while a Suzuki Swift in Poland was captured flying through the air in a mind-blowing roundabout accident.
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Susannah Guthrie
Hyundai Kona N due in July with 2.0-litre turbo, all-wheel drive - report
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20th Apr 2020
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Hyundai Kona N due in July with 2.0-litre turbo, all-wheel drive - report

Hyundai’s first performance SUV – the Kona N – may not be as far away as originally anticipated, according to a new report. Online publication The Korean Car Blog claims the sporty version of the compact Kona SUV will make its Korean debut in July, powered by the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine as Australia’s i30 N. While the hot-hatch/SUV has not been confirmed locally, Hyundai Australia has said it will be interested any N variants that become available.
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Alex Misoyannis
Mazda offers free service to healthcare workers in US, but not Australia
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19th Apr 2020
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Mazda offers free service to healthcare workers in US, but not Australia

Mazda Australia will not offer free engine oil changes for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the service being offered by the Japanese brand in the US. Mazda's initiative in the US – which it claims will cost at least $5 million (AU$7.9 million) – will be offered until 4 May to healthcare workers nationwide, allowing them to have the engine oil in “most makes and models” of cars changed for free, regardless of whether they are a Mazda or not.
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Liam Murphy