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Volkswagen will not change US brand name to 'Voltswagen,' as stunt backfires
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31st Mar 2021
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Volkswagen will not change US brand name to 'Voltswagen,' as stunt backfires

Volkswagen will not change its name in the US to Voltswagen, according to a new report citing insider sources who believe it was an April Fools prank that leaked days earlier than planned. Volkswagen had published a press release confirming the temporary name change for certain electric models in the US, however it appears to have since deleted the bulletin.
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William Davis
Lexus LF-Z Electrified: 400kW all-electric concept revealed
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30th Mar 2021
3 min read

Lexus LF-Z Electrified: 400kW all-electric concept revealed

The Lexus LF-Z Electrified concept has been revealed overnight. Unveiled via an online live-stream event, the LF-Z Electrified claims to preview the next generation of Lexus' electric vehicles, debuting an evolved design language and a dedicated electric-only platform set to be used by future production models over the coming years.
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Alex Misoyannis
2021 SsangYong Rexton price and specs: Range reduced, power added
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30th Mar 2021
2 min read

2021 SsangYong Rexton price and specs: Range reduced, power added

The 2021 SsangYong Rexton has gone on sale, with two facelifted models available in Australia. As reported by CarAdvice last month, SsangYong has dropped the entry-level EX variant from the Rexton line-up, instead offering just the ELX and Ultimate – with the cost of entry into the Rexton range now $8000 more than when the EX was available. While the ELX costs $1000 more and the Ultimate $2000 more than their pre-facelift pricetags, buyers do get more power and fresh looks.
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Ben Zachariah
Toyota opens Victoria's first hydrogen production and storage facility
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29th Mar 2021
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Toyota opens Victoria's first hydrogen production and storage facility

Toyota has opened Victoria’s first commercial hydrogen production, storage, and refuelling facility, at the site of its former manufacturing plant in Altona. A 200kW electrolyser – which draws voltage from an 87kW solar system, 100kW battery, and the mains grid – is used to 'decompose' water into hydrogen and oxygen, and, according to Toyota, this can produce up to 80kg of the zero-emission fuel each day.
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William Davis
Ford Mondeo axed after three decades
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29th Mar 2021
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Ford Mondeo axed after three decades

The Ford Mondeo will be discontinued after three decades of production. Ford announced the Mondeo will end its production in March 2022, with the expectation it will be replaced by a high-riding SUV model. Launched in Europe in 1993 to replace the Sierra, Australia first saw the Ford Mondeo two years later – touted as the company's first true global car.
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Ben Zachariah