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Tesla sales slump in California, but hit highs globally
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16th Jan 2020
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Tesla sales slump in California, but hit highs globally

While global sales were up in 2019 to an estimated 367,500, Tesla deliveries in California hit the brakes, with sales in the final quarter of 2019 down by 46.5 per cent compared to same time in 2018. According to the latest Dominion Cross-Sell report, seen by Reuters, which breaks down new vehicle registrations across the US by state, region or, even, ZIP code, Tesla sold 13,584 cars in California in the last three months of 2019.
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Derek Fung
Kia plans 11 EVs by 2025, headlined by 500km-range crossover
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16th Jan 2020
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Kia plans 11 EVs by 2025, headlined by 500km-range crossover

Kia plans to have 11 battery-electric vehicles in its global stable by 2025, headlined by a dedicated EV crossover with a Porsche Taycan-matching 800V electrical architecture and 500km of driving range due next year. The ambitious company plans to sell 500,000 EVs around the world by 2026 (oddly, excluding China where it runs a joint-venture presumably with its own separate targets), equal to 6.6 per cent of global market share.
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Mike Costello
2021 Jaguar XJ mule spied
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15th Jan 2020
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2021 Jaguar XJ mule spied

An engineering mule for the next-generation Jaguar XJ has been spied during cold weather testing in northern Europe. Given this mule uses panels from the current XF sedan, it doesn't provide us with a look at the final design of the new XJ, but we can tease out a few details about the new range-topping sedan. Thanks the XF-derived body panels, we can see the new XJ is a larger vehicle with a longer wheelbase and a wider track. It also features a faster roof line and a long bonnet.
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Derek Fung
2020 Toyota RAV4 kitted-up like a hot hatch
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15th Jan 2020
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2020 Toyota RAV4 kitted-up like a hot hatch

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Susannah Guthrie
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15th Jan 2020
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2020 Toyota RAV4 kitted-up like a hot hatch

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Susannah Guthrie
So, which car brands are growing in Australia?
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15th Jan 2020
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So, which car brands are growing in Australia?

As you can read in much more detail here, overall new vehicle sales fell nearly 8 per cent in Australia year to their lowest level since 2011. Just one of the top 10 car makers managed to grow its sales - that would be Kia - and some fell away by double digits. Moreover, almost every segment (passenger, SUV and commercial) went backwards.
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Mike Costello
2020 Bentley Mulsanne 6.75 Edition marks the end of the line
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14th Jan 2020
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2020 Bentley Mulsanne 6.75 Edition marks the end of the line

The Bentley Muslanne 6.75 Edition marks the end of production of the company's flagship sedan, and with it the 6.75-litre V8 motor which has been in continuous production, albeit with significant updates and upgrades, for 60 years. Only 30 6.75 Edition cars will be made by Bentley's Mulliner customisation department, each powered by the 395kW/1100Nm version of the V8 engine used in the Mulsanne Speed.
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Derek Fung
Ford beats Ram and Chevy in US pickup race
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14th Jan 2020
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Ford beats Ram and Chevy in US pickup race

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Mike Costello
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14th Jan 2020
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Ford beats Ram and Chevy in US pickup race

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