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Hot Wheels releases a remote-controlled Tesla Cybertruck
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25th Feb 2020
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Hot Wheels releases a remote-controlled Tesla Cybertruck

You can now be the envy of your friends and say you own and drive a Tesla Cybertruck. Hot Wheels has released a Cybertruck remote-controlled car in 1:10 and 1:64 scale, with its polarising exterior styling, and features accurately resembling the real thing revealed in November 2019.
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Mandy Turner
Takata airbag crisis: Mercedes-Benz failed to initiate compulsory recall
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25th Feb 2020
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Takata airbag crisis: Mercedes-Benz failed to initiate compulsory recall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced today that Mercedes-Benz Australia failed to initiate a compulsory recall of cars fitted with faulty Takata airbags in the required timeframe. The compulsory Takata airbag recall, which included 3 million cars in Australia, commenced in mid-2018 and has since seen recall completion rates of up to 99.84 per cent by some vehicle producers.
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Liam Murphy
2020 Volkswagen Touareg R PHEV revealed
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25th Feb 2020
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2020 Volkswagen Touareg R PHEV revealed

There’s a new flagship Volkswagen Touareg plug-in electric (PHEV) derivative set to premiere in Geneva next month, but Australian enthusiasts will have to head to Europe if they desire one. The Touareg R is the brand’s first R-Line model with a PHEV drivetrain, and its third PHEV in Europe. Electrified versions of the Golf and Passat already exist, while its ID family of fully electric vehicles (EVs) are also being slowly revealed.
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Mike Costello
Brand new small SUVs coming in 2020
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24th Feb 2020
5 min read

Brand new small SUVs coming in 2020

Small SUVs. You might love the idea of a higher-riding hatchback, or you might think they’re a convenient way for car brands to sell ostensibly compact cars at a markup. Either way, ongoing demand means the market for this type of vehicle remains abuzz with new offerings. Australia is no exception. The market share of Small SUVs was 13.1 per cent in 2019, while in January this year the newly separated Light and Small SUV segments commanded 15.9 per cent combined share.
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Mike Costello
2021 Audi e-tron S revealed with more power, bound for Geneva motor show
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24th Feb 2020
2 min read

2021 Audi e-tron S revealed with more power, bound for Geneva motor show

Audi has unveiled the next evolution in its coming electric vehicle offensive, in the form of the 2021 Audi e-tron S. Building on its standard 95kWh e-tron, the S will receive a third electric motor and subsequent performance boost. With that enhancement, the e-tron S offers 320kW and 808Nm in normal driving mode and 370kW and 973Nm when in ‘Boost Mode’. By comparison, the current model e-tron produces 300kW and 664Nm.
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Liam Murphy