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Porsche Roads app now includes Air Quality Index rating
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6th Oct 2020
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Porsche Roads app now includes Air Quality Index rating

Porsche wants to make sure your next drive in the fresh air is indeed a drive in the fresh air, as the Porsche Roads app – which promotes great driving routes to the connected Porsche community – now includes an Air Quality Index (AQI) rating for your location.
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James Ward
Tesla owner to Elon: 'Our roof just fell off'
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6th Oct 2020
2 min read

Tesla owner to Elon: 'Our roof just fell off'

The owner of a Tesla Model Y has claimed the vehicle's glass pane roof separated from its body while driving on a freeway in California. In a video posted to Twitter, the owner directed their comments to Tesla boss Elon Musk, writing: "Why didn't you tell us that Tesla sells convertibles now? Because the roof of our brand new Model Y fell off on the highway". On the Tesla Model Y, the entire roof panel is a single sheet of glass.
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Ben Zachariah
What cars did Aussies buy during the pandemic? Utes, utes and more utes
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5th Oct 2020
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What cars did Aussies buy during the pandemic? Utes, utes and more utes

Australia’s favourite workhorse utes are increasingly being used as weekend getaway cars. That’s the assessment from industry insiders trying to explain the unexpected surge in the sales of utes such as the Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger, and full-size US pick-ups such as the Ram 1500. “People can’t travel overseas so they’re treating themselves to a new car instead, and choosing one they can take on holidays here,” said a veteran car dealer with more than 20 years in the trade.
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Joshua Dowling
Kia closes in on Top 4 sales spot in 2020, prepares to overtake Ford, Mitsubishi
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5th Oct 2020
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Kia closes in on Top 4 sales spot in 2020, prepares to overtake Ford, Mitsubishi

Korean car maker Kia is on track to finish fourth outright in 2020 – behind market leader Toyota, long-standing number two Mazda and third-placed Hyundai. A decade ago, Kia wasn’t even inside the Top 10. It has been the fastest growing car company in Australia over the past 10 years. Although Kia sales so far this year are down by 12 per cent, the decline is not as sharp as those of its nearest rivals.
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Joshua Dowling
VFACTS September 2020: Ford Ranger tops sales charts for first time in three years as market slowdown continues
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5th Oct 2020
7 min read

VFACTS September 2020: Ford Ranger tops sales charts for first time in three years as market slowdown continues

The Ford Ranger ute was Australia’s top selling vehicle in September, overtaking the Toyota HiLux to become market leader for the first time in three years. The September 2017 and September 2020 results are the only time a Ford motor vehicle has been number one in the monthly sales charts in Australia since the Falcon last beat the Holden Commodore in August 2005.
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Joshua Dowling