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Electric G-Class coming 'in a few years', says Mercedes-Benz Cars boss
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4th Mar 2020
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Electric G-Class coming 'in a few years', says Mercedes-Benz Cars boss

Mercedes-Benz customers will be able to own an electric G-Class in the "next few years", according to Mercedes-Benz Cars CEO and Daimler AG Chairman, Ola Källenius. Speaking with CarAdvice during a conference call in lieu of the cancelled Geneva Motor Show, Mr Källenius said the popularity of the iconic 4x4 has "transcended" the rest of the market in recent years.
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Susannah Guthrie
2020 Skoda Octavia RS iV: Plug-in hybrid performer revealed
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4th Mar 2020
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2020 Skoda Octavia RS iV: Plug-in hybrid performer revealed

Joining Volkswagen's Golf GTE in the group's performance-oriented hybrid stable, the new 2020 Skoda Octavia RS iV has been unveiled today. Available in liftback sedan and wagon styles, the RS iV models will join the regular new Octavia line-up, which will include conventional petrol-powered RS models. The latter, in 180kW form, is the only performance option slated for Australia, with the local Volkswagen arm prioritising full-electric greenery over hybrid options.
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Mike Stevens
French startup releases a towable range extender for your EV
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3rd Mar 2020
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French startup releases a towable range extender for your EV

French company EP Tender has revealed a novel way of extending the range of an electric vehicle (EV), with a tiny trailer filled with batteries. The range-extending trailer houses 60kWh batteries that can add 350 miles (563 kilometres) of range and be charged while driving.
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Mandy Turner
2020 Mercedes-AMG E 53 4Matic+ revealed
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3rd Mar 2020
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2020 Mercedes-AMG E 53 4Matic+ revealed

The updated Mercedes-AMG E 53 4Matic+, otherwise known as the tier-two model in Benz's hotted-up E-Class range beneath the E63 V8, has been revealed ahead of an expected Australian arrival just before the end of 2020... The mid-life update brings a new-look front end comprising an AMG-specific radiator grille and LED headlights ahead of the 'powerdomed' bonnet, an 'A-wing' front apron, two-piece LED tail lights, new rear apron and diffuser, and different-shape 19- or 20-inch wheel options.
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Mike Costello
Audi A8 recalled for power steering leak, potential fire hazard
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2nd Mar 2020
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Audi A8 recalled for power steering leak, potential fire hazard

Audi Australia has issued a recall of 108 of its flagship luxury A8 sedan models affected by a faulty steering component. Audi's recall includes the 2010-2013 A8 4H fitted with the petrol V8 or W12, and the 2012-2016 A8 Security (an armoured version of a regular A8 intended for civilian security) fitted with the petrol V8 or W12. Lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the defect pertains to a fluid return hose in the vehicles’ power steering system.
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Liam Murphy