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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid waiting time changes again, now it's six months
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13th Feb 2020
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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid waiting time changes again, now it's six months

The longest waiting time for customers to get their hands on a Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Cruiser was up to eight months, Toyota Australia has confirmed to CarAdvice, after the company recently claimed the delay had been cut to three months. The popularity of the range-topping RAV4 Hybrid caught Toyota Australia off guard. The brand expected the Hybrid would equate to 20 per cent of RAV4 sales but, in June last year, it revealed demand was closer to 60 per cent.
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Mandy Turner
Volkswagen, Daimler pushing for sustainable lithium supplies
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13th Feb 2020
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Volkswagen, Daimler pushing for sustainable lithium supplies

German manufacturing powerhouses Volkswagen and Daimler have joined the charge for sustainable mining practices in one of the world’s major lithium-producing countries. According to a report from Reuters, the two carmakers have launched a study into the environmental impacts and sustainability of lithium mining in Chile's Atacama Desert region.
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Liam Murphy
Next Kia Carnival to debut in April, hybrid and turbo four options expected – report
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13th Feb 2020
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Next Kia Carnival to debut in April, hybrid and turbo four options expected – report

UPDATE: The new 2021 Kia Sorento has now been revealed. Details here. The Carnival is coming to town – to New York City, specifically. The Korean Car Blog reports the next generation of Kia’s people mover will debut in April at this year’s New York motor show. The redesigned Carnival will move to the platform underpinning the upcoming 2020 Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima. That means it will also pick up a hybrid option, at least for the US market.
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William Stopford
2021 Hyundai i30 facelift teased
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12th Feb 2020
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2021 Hyundai i30 facelift teased

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Derek Fung
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12th Feb 2020
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2021 Hyundai i30 facelift teased

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Derek Fung
BMW X5 and X6 xDrive40d mild hybrids revealed, not for Australia
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12th Feb 2020
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BMW X5 and X6 xDrive40d mild hybrids revealed, not for Australia

The BMW X5 and X6 are set to receive an xDrive40d variant complete with the brand's first mild-hybrid diesel powertrain, but BMW Australia isn't planning on bringing them Down Under. Due in May 2020, the new models will feature a revised 3.0-litre straight six-cylinder diesel mated to a 48V generator and mild-hybrid system.
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Liam Murphy
2020 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster detailed, here later this year
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12th Feb 2020
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2020 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster detailed, here later this year

Aston Martin has detailed the 2020 Vantage Roadster, complete with the world's fastest electrically-operated roof. That's right, the Vantage will go from zero to open-topped in just seven seconds at speeds up to 50km/h – just under twice as long as it takes to go from zero to 100km/h, according to Aston Martin.
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Scott Collie