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2021 Toyota HiLux Rugged X and Rogue delayed until January
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7th Dec 2020
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2021 Toyota HiLux Rugged X and Rogue delayed until January

The 2021 Toyota HiLux Rugged X and Rogue won’t be available for customer deliveries until January even though demonstrator models have begun arriving in dealerships across Australia. Both models were meant to be on sale by now, however a chronic production bottleneck at the Melbourne conversion facility – caused by extended lockdowns in Victoria during the coronavirus crisis – has prompted the delay.
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Joshua Dowling
2022 Jaguar I-Pace update leaked in patent filings
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7th Dec 2020
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2022 Jaguar I-Pace update leaked in patent filings

Patent filings for the updated 2022 Jaguar I-Pace have emerged, hinting at yet another update for the electric SUV. After receiving a model-year-2021 update in June 2020 – focusing primarily on technology and charging updates, with styling changes being minimal – American publication Motor Trend has uncovered a set of international patent filings for a lightly-revised I-Pace, filed by Jaguar in January 2019, and officially approved on December 1, 2020.
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Alex Misoyannis
2021 BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition revealed – UPDATE: Australian pricing confirmed, arrives March 2021
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7th Dec 2020
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2021 BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition revealed – UPDATE: Australian pricing confirmed, arrives March 2021

UPDATE, December 7, 2020: BMW Australia has at last confirmed the X7 Dark Shadow Edition for our shores. Just 10 examples will offered locally, available in a choice of two powertrains: the 195kW/620Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel inline-six-powered xDrive30d, or the 390kW/750Nm 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V8-powered M50i. Five of each engine choice will be offered, priced from $188,900 drive-away in xDrive30d M Sport guise, and $215,900 drive-away in M50i form.
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Mike Stevens
Mercedes parent Daimler to invest $114 billion in electric future – report
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6th Dec 2020
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Mercedes parent Daimler to invest $114 billion in electric future – report

Daimler has announced it will pour €70 billion (AU$114B) into accelerated development of electric technologies. According to electric vehicle (EV) website Electrek, Daimler – parent company of Mercedes-Benz and associated brands – is investing the money over the coming four years, after the company's Supervisory Board approved its budget to 2025.
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Ben Zachariah
McLaren Tiger Stripe: Young Aussie engineers design the drift car of tomorrow
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5th Dec 2020
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McLaren Tiger Stripe: Young Aussie engineers design the drift car of tomorrow

A futuristic drift car has been designed by students at Adelaide’s St Francis Primary School, as part of a program to promote “science, maths, and design skills.” The two-metre long papier-mache concept – known as Tiger Stripe – reportedly took 10 weeks to build, and is loosely based on the McLaren Senna GTR. The name references the vehicle’s orange rims, which, according to the year-three students who built them, “look like fire” when spinning.
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William Davis