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2018 Toyota HiLux, Fortuner recalled over brake booster fault
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3rd Dec 2020
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2018 Toyota HiLux, Fortuner recalled over brake booster fault

Toyota Australia has recalled 23,957 examples of its HiLux ute and Fortuner SUV. According to the recall notice from Toyota, "improper moulding conditions" during production of the resin piston inside the vehicles' brake boosters – which, as its name suggests, amplifies the braking force applied when the brake pedal is pushed – could cause the piston's strength to degrade.
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Alex Misoyannis
All-electric Mini John Cooper Works GP confirmed for production
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2nd Dec 2020
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All-electric Mini John Cooper Works GP confirmed for production

The Mini JCW Electric GP is coming, the brand confirmed yesterday. Unlike the Mini Electric, which is designed as a city car, Mini's upcoming JCW Electric GP will be a proper emissions-free hot hatch. Images of the vehicle were published wearing a light camouflage wrap, but CarAdvice contributor Alex Misoyannis has put together a render of what the final product can be expected to look like (top).
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Ben Zachariah
Volkswagen quits all motorsport
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2nd Dec 2020
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Volkswagen quits all motorsport

Just a day after Audi confirmed it would leave the all-electric Formula E Championship, Volkswagen has confirmed it will cease all motorsport activity as it seeks to establish itself as the world’s leading manufacturer of electric vehicles. Last year, the German brand confirmed it would withdraw from all motorsport using an internal combustion engine, instead switching its focus to “fully electric racing cars”.
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Rob Margeit
2021 Hyundai i20 N on sale via Instagram
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2nd Dec 2020
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2021 Hyundai i20 N on sale via Instagram

The 2021 Hyundai i20 N will be available to pre order via Instagram in a six-hour window tomorrow night – almost half a year before the hot hatch is due in local showrooms and months before price is due to be released. Potential buyers can place a fully refundable $500 deposit to be one of the first to secure a vehicle when it arrives in Australia by the middle of next year.
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Joshua Dowling
Nikola Badger electric pick-up scrapped, GM distances itself from controversial start-up
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1st Dec 2020
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Nikola Badger electric pick-up scrapped, GM distances itself from controversial start-up

The Nikola Badger all-electric pick-up – which was set to rival the Tesla Cybertruck, Hummer EV, and Rivian R1T – is now almost certain to be scrapped. In September, the Nikola brand shot to prominence when it signed a $2 billion (AU$2.7 billion) deal with US manufacturing giant General Motors to commence production of its zero-emission vehicles.
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William Davis