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Environmental group fights to save Holden test track
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22nd Jul 2020
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Environmental group fights to save Holden test track

The Southern Brown Bandicoot and other potentially endangered species could stand in the way of the sale of the Holden test track in Lang Lang. Environmentalists have mounted a campaign to have the land preserved to protect its unique native wildlife and habitat. Holden’s parent company General Motors has owned the 877-hectare/2167-acre facility near the town of Lang Lang – about 90km south-east of Melbourne – since 1957.
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Joshua Dowling
2021 Jeep Compass 4xe plug-in hybrid revealed, Australian arm 'monitoring market'
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22nd Jul 2020
3 min read

2021 Jeep Compass 4xe plug-in hybrid revealed, Australian arm 'monitoring market'

It’s been barely a week since Jeep unveiled a 6.4-litre V8-powered Gladiator concept, but in an effort to balance the karmic ledger, the brand has this week revealed a much greener plug-in hybrid version of the Compass small SUV. The new Compass 4xe as it will be known, and the smaller-still Renegade 4xe will be offered in EMEA regions (covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa) and form part of what Jeep is calling its “green evolution”.
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Kez Casey
Skoda Slavia spider: annual student concept car unveiled
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22nd Jul 2020
1 min read

Skoda Slavia spider: annual student concept car unveiled

The Skoda Slavia concept car has been unveiled, and it was built entirely by students. Apprentices at the Skoda Academy – the car company's vocational school – designed and built the convertible concept car themselves, with guidance from instructors as well as experts from Skoda. This is the seventh concept car to be produced by Skoda Academy students, as an annual celebration of the Czech brand's formation. This year Skoda celebrates its 125th birthday.
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Ben Zachariah
Cadillac reveals massive digital display in its upcoming electric SUV
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21st Jul 2020
3 min read

Cadillac reveals massive digital display in its upcoming electric SUV

General Motors has shared the first photo from inside the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV, revealing a whopping 33-inch, or 83cm, digital dashboard display. The display consists of a single piece of curved glass which is five inches (12.7cm) tall and divided into three key zones – although it can be transformed into one single, uninterrupted display when the vehicle is stopped.
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Susannah Guthrie
2021 Toyota HiLux: price rises across the range
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20th Jul 2020
3 min read

2021 Toyota HiLux: price rises across the range

EXCLUSIVE The 2021 Toyota HiLux will receive a substantial price hike across the updated model range, confidential information distributed to dealers has revealed. The most popular model – the Toyota HiLux SR5 double cab pick-up – will increase from an RRP of $55,240 plus on-road costs to $57,900 plus on-road costs when equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. At full price this would eclipse $61,000 drive-away.
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Joshua Dowling