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How the Holden Commodore ute helped create the new Chevrolet Corvette
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23rd Feb 2020
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How the Holden Commodore ute helped create the new Chevrolet Corvette

It was late 2014 and General Motors was about to wheel out one of the most important prototypes in the company’s history, deep inside one of its top secret US test tracks. One of the first running examples of a hand-built mid-engine Corvette prototype was about to do a shakedown run – hidden underneath what from a distance was supposed to look like a Holden Commodore ute. It was the perfect disguise, or so General Motors thought.
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Joshua Dowling
Polestar Precept teased before unveiling next week, 2020 Geneva motor show after
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22nd Feb 2020
1 min read

Polestar Precept teased before unveiling next week, 2020 Geneva motor show after

Volvo’s performance electric and hybrid brand Polestar has teased its new Precept model, before a dedicated unveiling event and 2020 Geneva motor show showing. The single image released by Polestar shows only the top-down outline of headlights and taillights on an otherwise obscured Precept. There is not a lot insofar as detail in the teaser, however there is room for speculation. Polestar’s parent company Volvo is slated to release its first electric model, the XC40 Recharge in 2021.
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Liam Murphy
Peugeot Landtrek: Emerging market dual-cab ute revealed
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21st Feb 2020
1 min read

Peugeot Landtrek: Emerging market dual-cab ute revealed

Peugeot has revealed the 2020 Landtrek, a dual-cab ute digging deep into the parts bin aimed squarely at emerging markets Power in the Landtrek comes from a Euro 4 four-cylinder 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine making 110kW and 350Nm, put to the road through a 4x2 or 4x4 system and six-speed manual. No automatic option is mentioned. The two-wheel drive variant hits 100km/h in 14.9 seconds, the four-wheel drive takes an even more leisurely 15.8 seconds.
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Scott Collie
2020 Hyundai i20 revealed, off Australia's radar
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20th Feb 2020
3 min read

2020 Hyundai i20 revealed, off Australia's radar

Hyundai Europe has revealed its brand-new i20 city car with claimed best-in-class safety and infotainment tech, and a 48V mild-hybrid engine. But it’s not coming to Australia, just like its predecessor. This situation feels incongruous given the first-generation model, sourced from India, was a regular top-seller here.
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Mike Costello
2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition revealed for Australia
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20th Feb 2020
2 min read

2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition revealed for Australia

Honda has unveiled a more focused, lighter version of its hot hatch hero, but prospective buyers will need to get in quickly. The Civic Type R Limited Edition will be available in "very small" numbers for Australia, and separates itself from the regular range with touches like 20-inch BBS alloy wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, and modified dampers.
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Scott Collie