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Mercedes confirms electric GLB, rules out AMG 45 version
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26th Nov 2019
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Mercedes confirms electric GLB, rules out AMG 45 version

Mercedes-Benz is working on a battery-electric version of the new GLB SUV called EQB, but on the other side of the coin has ruled out producing a heated-up GLB45 AMG halo. The electric GLB will sit alongside the EQA, which is to be a fully-electric version of the imminent next-generation GLA. The A-Class and B-Class platform-mates to this pair will instead come as plug-in hybrids (PHEVs).
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Mike Costello
2020 Volkswagen ID.4 spied
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26th Nov 2019
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2020 Volkswagen ID.4 spied

Feast your eyes on the first all-electric Volkswagen to come to Australia, the ID.4 SUV. Ignore the clever disguise – an Opel grille, how sneaky! – and you’ll see this ID.4 is identical to the EV SUV Volkswagen wrapped in camouflage earlier this year in China and shrouded in fog in Frankfurt.
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William Stopford
Chevrolet C8 Corvette ZR1 to use hybrid power, all-wheel-drive
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26th Nov 2019
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Chevrolet C8 Corvette ZR1 to use hybrid power, all-wheel-drive

The C8 Corvette is not only the first mid-engined Corvette, it’ll also be the first generation of Chevrolet’s iconic sports car to feature all-wheel drive and hybrid power. Motor Trend has revealed some insider information from a senior GM official about the upcoming Z06 and range-topping ZR1 variants. Both powertrains are a marked departure from the Corvette’s traditional pushrod power.
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William Stopford
The hi-tech car key you can take surfing: BMW digital card now available on its cheapest model
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25th Nov 2019
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The hi-tech car key you can take surfing: BMW digital card now available on its cheapest model

Hiding your car key under a beach towel or in your shoes could soon be a thing of the past. Most modern car keys can’t be taken into the water and contain tiny hi-tech immobilisers and cost in excess of $200 to replace. Surfers, beach-goers and bushwalkers have faced this dilemma for more than a decade as more vehicles adopted sensor keys, but an increasing number of car companies are coming up with innovative options.
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Joshua Dowling
2020 Skoda Kodiaq pricing and specs
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25th Nov 2019
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2020 Skoda Kodiaq pricing and specs

Skoda has added the Virtual Cockpit digital instruments to its Kodiaq seven-seat crossover, which has been given a $700 price rise for 2020. The range is available with the existing 132TSI petrol engine, priced from $44,190 before on-road costs, and the diesel RS. Skoda also currently offers drive-away pricing, listed at the bottom of this story.
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Scott Collie