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2019 Opel Grandland X Hybrid4 revealed
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14th May 2019
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2019 Opel Grandland X Hybrid4 revealed

Opel and Vauxhall have revealed their first-ever mainstream plug-in hybrid, the Grandland X Hybrid4. Shown here in Vauxhall guise, the crossover PHEV is essentially a re-skinned version of the related Peugeot 3008 GT Hybrid4. That means there's a 200hp (149kW) 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine hooked up to a pair of electric motors (109hp/81kW combined) and a 13.2kWh lithium-ion battery pack. All up the company claims a system power output of 300hp, equivalent to 224kW.
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James Wong
2020 Kia 'Tusker' sketched
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13th May 2019
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2020 Kia 'Tusker' sketched

Kia has released a pair of teaser sketches of its all-new compact SUV, unofficially dubbed the Tusker, ahead of its Australian launch "late in 2019". The front and rear views confirm the new model will draw heavily from the designs of the SP and SP Signature concepts before it, both of which previewed the production version.
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James Wong
Citroen 19_19 concept unveiled
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13th May 2019
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Citroen 19_19 concept unveiled

The Citroen 19_19 concept has been unveiled ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at the VivaTech conference in Paris in a few days time. According to Citroen, the body of the 19_19 concept has been designed to resemble the union of an aircraft fuselage and a helicopter's see-through bubble.
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Derek Fung
2020 Hyundai Kona Electric updates announced - UPDATE
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13th May 2019
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2020 Hyundai Kona Electric updates announced - UPDATE

Hyundai Motor Europe has announced a set of running changes for the Kona Electric, which are set to come online before year's end. UPDATE, 13/5/19: Hyundai Australia has indicated the updates announced for the European market are "under study" for our region. See bottom of article for more details For the 2020 model year, the Kona Electric will be offered with upgraded 11kW three-phase charger, which allows for "significantly shorter charging times" using AC charge stations or home wall box.
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James Wong
2018 Ford Ranger recalled
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13th May 2019
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2018 Ford Ranger recalled

Ford Australia has issued another recall for its Ranger ute this week, this time affecting 2018 model-year vehicles that could have cracking brake calipers. The Blue Oval reports that "some of the affected vehicles" could be fitted with a front brake caliper with material that "may not meet specification", which could cause the unit to crack. If the caliper cracks, the brake warning lamp will illuminate in the driver's instrument cluster.
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James Wong
BMW M: Hybrids are on the horizon
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13th May 2019
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BMW M: Hybrids are on the horizon

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Scott Collie
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13th May 2019
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BMW M: Hybrids are on the horizon

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Scott Collie