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COVID-19 forces Mini to change the name of one of its designs
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23rd Apr 2020
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COVID-19 forces Mini to change the name of one of its designs

Mini has been forced to change the name of a wheel option offered on its first all-electric car, the Mini Cooper SE, due to an unfortunate coincidence related to the coronavirus crisis. The distinctive 17-inch light alloy wheels – offered as an optional trim on the electric model and pictured above and below – are called the 'Corona Spoke', a name chosen long before the global pandemic took hold.
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Susannah Guthrie
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee pricing and specs
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22nd Apr 2020
3 min read

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee pricing and specs

Jeep Australia has released pricing and specifications for its 2020 Grand Cherokee SUV range, announcing the previously limited edition Night Eagle will now be a permanent offering in the Grand Cherokee range.
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Liam Murphy
Plug-in hybrid Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque P300e detailed, Australian launch confirmed
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22nd Apr 2020
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Plug-in hybrid Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque P300e detailed, Australian launch confirmed

Land Rover has released details of the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) versions of its Discovery Sport mid-size and Range Rover Evoque compact SUVs, ahead of an Australian debut in the first half of 2021. Under the bonnet of both models is the same ‘P300e’ powertrain, which combines a new 147kW 1.5-litre turbocharged ‘Ingenium’ three-cylinder petrol engine with an 80kW electric motor located on the rear axle for combined outputs of 227kW of power and 540Nm of torque.
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Alex Misoyannis
Car parts supplier Bosch to assist production of 4000 ventilators in Australia for COVD-19
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21st Apr 2020
2 min read

Car parts supplier Bosch to assist production of 4000 ventilators in Australia for COVD-19

Bosch Australia – a subsidiary of the German automotive parts manufacturer and supplier – will be responsible for testing 4000 ventilators assembled locally and sent to healthcare providers across the nation to treat COVID-19 patients. Australian-made ventilators will be produced by a consortium of local manufacturers, then tested by Bosch Australia at their Clayton site in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, not far from the Holden Special Vehicles production facility.
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Justin Narayan
Ford Focus RS officially dead, contrary to reports there was hope of its revival
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21st Apr 2020
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Ford Focus RS officially dead, contrary to reports there was hope of its revival

The Ford Focus RS has officially become one of the first major casualties of tighter emissions standards in Europe. The next generation Ford Focus RS – which was about two to three years away from arriving in showrooms – has been axed because the cost of meeting more stringent emissions standards could not be justified against the limited demand for the niche performance model. Car magazine UK broke the story overnight and was soon followed by an official statement from Ford of Europe.
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Joshua Dowling