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2021 Toyota Yaris Cross launches in Japan, GR Parts and Modellista packages revealed
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1st Sep 2020
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2021 Toyota Yaris Cross launches in Japan, GR Parts and Modellista packages revealed

The upcoming 2021 Toyota Yaris Cross has made its Japanese-market debut this week, giving buyers a look at the wider line-up in its international form. Coming to Australia in late 2020 as a rival to models like the Hyundai Venue and Mazda CX-3, the Yaris Cross will debut here with a choice of petrol and petrol-electric hybrid powertrains. For our detailed coverage on the Yaris Cross's dimensions, engines and equipment highlights, see our earlier story here.
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Mike Stevens
US extends deadline on regulations that will force electric cars to make noise
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31st Aug 2020
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US extends deadline on regulations that will force electric cars to make noise

Road safety authorities in the US have extended a deadline for car makers to add a sound emitting device for quiet vehicles, according to a report from news outlet Reuters. The so-called 'quiet car' rules are designed to improve pedestrian safety, forcing models with near-silent electric powertrains to produce an audible noise up to 30km/h.
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Ben Zachariah
Holden Special Vehicles, Walkinshaw Automotive Group appoint new boss as GMSV ramps up
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31st Aug 2020
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Holden Special Vehicles, Walkinshaw Automotive Group appoint new boss as GMSV ramps up

Holden Special Vehicles and the Walkinshaw Automotive Group have appointed a new boss, Joel Stoddart, as the company prepares to broaden its engineering business across multiple brands and ramp up production for General Motors Specialty Vehicles (GMSV). And although Holden Special Vehicles branding will disappear with Holden showroom signage by the end of the year, the company says it will preserve three decades of history of HSV cars and continue to support them with parts and service.
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Joshua Dowling
BMW 5 Series ute for sale
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30th Aug 2020
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BMW 5 Series ute for sale

A BMW 5 Series ute conversion has been listed on Ebay for $US30,000 (approximately $AU41,700). Unfortunately for Australian ute lovers however, it's left-hand drive and happens to be located in the Russian city of Kursk. And shipping isn’t included in the price. According to the listing, the 2000 BMW E39 530d is in “excellent condition,” and has leather seats, a leather multi-function steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, and a trip computer.
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William Davis
1973 Ford Falcon XA GT RPO 83 sells for $250k following 'Chicken Coupe' record sale
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30th Aug 2020
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1973 Ford Falcon XA GT RPO 83 sells for $250k following 'Chicken Coupe' record sale

This pristine 1973 Ford Falcon XA GT RPO 83 sedan has just sold auction for more than $250,000. This follows on from the recent sale of the 'Chicken Coupe' – a 1973 Ford Falcon GT RPO 83 Coupe that fetched $300,000, despite being left to rot in a barn for more than 30 years.
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Ben Zachariah