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2021 Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ to get 2.4-litre engine but no turbo – report
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23rd Apr 2020
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2021 Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ to get 2.4-litre engine but no turbo – report

The next generation of Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ coupe – identical twins except for the names, badges and a different bend in the front bumper – will get a bigger engine but miss out on long-awaited turbocharging, according to a new report out of Japan.
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Liam Murphy
2020 Skoda Scala price and specs: $26,990 drive-away for new hatch
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23rd Apr 2020
3 min read

2020 Skoda Scala price and specs: $26,990 drive-away for new hatch

Full Australian pricing and specifications for the upcoming 2020 Skoda Scala small car has been announced, following its global unveiling in December 2018. Although its original 2019 launch date had been pushed out by production delays, a June debut is now confirmed, with the long-awaited Scala set to slot into the small car class alongside its group stablemate the Volkswagen Golf – but with the promise of more space and more equipment for the same spend.
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Alex Misoyannis
Holden dealers hire investigator to find out when GM decided to axe the brand
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22nd Apr 2020
4 min read

Holden dealers hire investigator to find out when GM decided to axe the brand

EXCLUSIVE Holden dealers have hired a private investigation firm to find out if US car giant General Motors knew it was going to axe the iconic Australian brand more than a year before the shutdown announcement. They say General Motors continued to encourage investment in showroom upgrades, promised a raft of new models, and had recently signed the Holden dealer network to five-year franchise agreements even though, they claim, Detroit already had plans to shut its Australian division.
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Joshua Dowling
Hyundai offers half-price servicing for healthcare workers in Australia
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22nd Apr 2020
2 min read

Hyundai offers half-price servicing for healthcare workers in Australia

EXCLUSIVE Hyundai is offering half price car servicing to healthcare workers across Australia during the COVID-19 emergency response and nationwide lockdowns. A confidential bulletin issued by Hyundai to its national dealer network says the special offer is “designed to offer something back to the many workers across the country that are at the front line of the battle against coronavirus”.
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Joshua Dowling
2021 Hyundai i30 N automatic previewed: Veloster N eight-speed dual-clutch auto
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21st Apr 2020
2 min read

2021 Hyundai i30 N automatic previewed: Veloster N eight-speed dual-clutch auto

Hyundai is poised to launch its new 2020 Veloster N hot hatch – the first model equipped with the brand’s new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission – however it will not be sold in Australia. While the Hyundai Veloster N is only available in left-hand drive for now, the new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission – dubbed "N DCT" – will be adopted as an option for the Hyundai i30 N and i30 Fastback N in Australia from “early 2021”.
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Liam Murphy