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Tesla remotely removed features from a Model S – report
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10th Feb 2020
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Tesla remotely removed features from a Model S – report

Tesla defied the traditional dealership method of selling cars. While buyers may appreciate that, they mightn’t appreciate the other way Tesla appears to be eschewing convention. Jalopnik reports Tesla remotely removed features from an American man’s Model S. The buyer, identified as Alec B., purchased a used 2017 Model S from a third-party dealer, United Traders.
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William Stopford
The car colour trends on the rise for 2020
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10th Feb 2020
4 min read

The car colour trends on the rise for 2020

There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and white being the most popular car colour in the world. In United States-based coatings company Axalta's most recent Global Automotive Colour Popularity Report, white claimed 38 per cent of the global market, making it the most dominant car colour for 10 years running.
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Susannah Guthrie
Toyota Australia talks 300 Series LandCruiser
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10th Feb 2020
3 min read

Toyota Australia talks 300 Series LandCruiser

Toyota Australia is not ready to talk much about the next-generation ‘300 Series’ LandCruiser, which it says is still “some way away”, but insists none of the updates including the speculated-upon addition of hybrid power will make it any less capable off-road or towing than the current one.
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Mike Costello
Ford’s Troller division reveals new, Ranger-based TX4
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8th Feb 2020
2 min read

Ford’s Troller division reveals new, Ranger-based TX4

Ford’s upcoming Bronco has yet to be confirmed for any markets outside North America. Brazilian consumers seeking a rugged, two-door, Ranger-based four-wheel-drive, however, already have one – the Troller. Troller is the name of a Brazilian 4WD manufacturer founded in 1995 and acquired by Ford in 2007. Its only product, the Brazilian-engineered, Jeep Wrangler-inspired T4, has received an automatic transmission and an electrically-operated locking rear differential to become the TX4.
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William Stopford
Rivian and Amazon preview electric delivery van
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7th Feb 2020
2 min read

Rivian and Amazon preview electric delivery van

Electric vehicle start-up Rivian and retail giant Amazon have revealed additional information and clay models of their collaboration, an electric van. Last year, Amazon revealed it was investing US$700 million (A$1.03 billion) in the American EV manufacturer and ordering 100,000 electric delivery vehicles. Amazon plans to have 10,000 vehicles on the road and in service by 2022, with the other 90,000 operational by 2030.
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William Stopford