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Toyota RAV4 hybrid confirmed for Australia
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2nd Jul 2018
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Toyota RAV4 hybrid confirmed for Australia

Toyota Australia has confirmed the new-generation RAV4 hybrid will be headed Down Under – marking the first time the popular SUV has been available locally with petrol-electric power. The Japanese automotive giant quietly made the announcement in a press release detailing the hybrid powertrain in the all-new Corolla.
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James Wong
Graeme Whickman replaced by Kay Hart as Ford Australia CEO
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2nd Jul 2018
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Graeme Whickman replaced by Kay Hart as Ford Australia CEO

Ford Australia has announced Kay Hart will replace Graeme Whickman as president and CEO, effective today. Hart previously worked as global battery electric vehicle manager, customer and digital experience at Ford, having also served as managing director for Ford Philippines between 2013 and 2015. She started with the company as part of the New Zealand marketing team in 1998.
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Scott Collie
Detroit motor show could move to July or October
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30th Jun 2018
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Detroit motor show could move to July or October

The annual Detroit motor show – or North American International Auto Show, as it's known officially – could move from its traditional January start date, according to reports from local media. Detroit News reports the Detroit Dealers Association wants to move the event, which has been shrinking in the shadow of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, to later in the year, likely in July or October.
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Scott Collie
EV-promoting Helsinki singing taxi enters service
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29th Jun 2018
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EV-promoting Helsinki singing taxi enters service

Ride sharing, driven by the rise of Uber and Lyft, has completely changed the taxi market, but this is a strange entry to the mobility market. Meet the Fortum Singalong Shuttle, an electric Helsinki taxi that accepts only singing as payment. This is an odd story, we realise.
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Scott Collie
Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign teased
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29th Jun 2018
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Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign teased

The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign has been partially revealed in a set of new images this week, ahead of a full reveal in Europe next month. It's the first time the Japanese manufacturer and Italian design house have collaborated on a project, which celebrates the 50th anniversaries of both the GT-R and Italdesign.
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