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Toyota GR Corolla hot hatch in the works - report
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12th Feb 2020
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Toyota GR Corolla hot hatch in the works - report

Toyota could be working on a hotted-up GR Corolla – at least, if reports from Europe are to be believed. According to Auto Express, the pumped-up Corolla will be powered by the same engine as the GR Yaris – a turbocharged three-cylinder 1.6-litre petrol engine, paired with a six-speed manual transmission. No performance figures for the GR Corolla were mentioned, but the GR Yaris produces 199kW.
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Mandy Turner
Jaguar stops production of its electric car as it runs out of batteries
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12th Feb 2020
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Jaguar stops production of its electric car as it runs out of batteries

The Jaguar I-Pace electric car has run out of batteries. Jaguar will pause production for one week from next Monday because of a shortage of lithium-ion batteries, The Times newspaper in the UK reported overnight. Although Jaguar is a British brand, the I-Pace electric car is made in a factory in Graz, Austria, while the batteries are supplied by South Korean company LG from its factory in Poland.
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Joshua Dowling
Ford Ranger, Everest to debut connected 'FordPass' app in Australia
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12th Feb 2020
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Ford Ranger, Everest to debut connected 'FordPass' app in Australia

Ford has given its strong-selling Ranger dual-cab ute and ute-based Everest SUV a technology boost for 2020. From the middle of the year the entire line-up will be offered with FordPass Connect as standard, allowing owners to monitor and control their cars using a smartphone app. None of the Ranger or Everest's rivals offer the same technology, which is becoming common in cars from BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz. Hyundai also offers similar functionality through its AutoLink app.
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Scott Collie
2020 Volkswagen California Beach confirmed for Australia
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11th Feb 2020
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2020 Volkswagen California Beach confirmed for Australia

The updated Volkswagen Transporter T6.1 range will touch down in Australia during the third quarter of 2020, spearheaded by the California camper. Full details about the T6.1 Transporter range are yet to be revealed, but thus far we know the updated van will pack significantly more technology than its predecessor.
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Scott Collie
Volvo and Geely considering merger
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11th Feb 2020
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Volvo and Geely considering merger

Volvo Cars and Geely have confirmed they are investigating a merger. Currently Volvo Cars is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chinese automaker. In a joint statement to the press, they said the mooted merger will "accelerate financial and technological synergies between the two companies", as well as improve scale and allow them to "be a leader in the on-going transformation of the automotive industry".
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Derek Fung