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Car sales slowdown in March to bring mega deals in April
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31st Mar 2020
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Car sales slowdown in March to bring mega deals in April

Industry analysts have forecast the biggest fall in new-car sales since the Global Financial Crisis in the US, as Australian dealers report the toughest conditions in memory – however the sharp declines are likely to drive mega deals in April. New-car showrooms across Australia remain open – although some have reduced hours – as the industry has switched to a “contactless” sales model.
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Joshua Dowling
2021 Genesis G80: more details released
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31st Mar 2020
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2021 Genesis G80: more details released

The new 2021 Genesis G80 has gone on sale in its home market of South Korea, less than a month after it was unveiled globally. Details on Australian models due in local showrooms by the end of this year are yet to be released, however new information out of South Korea sheds some light on what might be available here.
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Liam Murphy
Ford joins coronavirus fight, prepares to make medical equipment and masks
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30th Mar 2020
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Ford joins coronavirus fight, prepares to make medical equipment and masks

US car giant Ford has joined its rival General Motors in answering the call to arms to battle the outbreak of the coronavirus across North America. Ford will work with GE Healthcare to expand production of a simplified version of the company’s existing ventilator design to support patients with respiratory failure or who have difficulty breathing.
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Joshua Dowling
Tesla deactivating some features on used cars after owners sell them privately
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29th Mar 2020
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Tesla deactivating some features on used cars after owners sell them privately

Have you heard the story about the used-car dealer who removes the window tint from trade-ins – so he can sell window tint as an option to the next customer? Now it appears electric car maker Tesla is doing something similar but with optional electronic features. According to a report by CarScoops, Tesla is remotely deactivating features on some of its vehicles in the United States when they are sold from the original owner to a used-car buyer.
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Liam Murphy
BMW reinvents the wheel for autonomous cars
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29th Mar 2020
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BMW reinvents the wheel for autonomous cars

German car maker BMW appears to be in the process of inventing a collapsible steering wheel for autonomous cars. Patent drawings obtained by a BMW owners forum show the steering wheel is designed to change from a perfect circle to the shape of a football. The idea, apparently, is that the more compact design gives those in the driver’s seat more knee room once the car takes over.
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