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2020 Ford Focus ST revealed
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18th Feb 2019
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2020 Ford Focus ST revealed

Ford Performance has unveiled the new-generation Focus ST this week, ahead of an Australian launch early next year. As before, the Focus ST will be offered with both petrol and diesel engines (though we never got the oiler Down Under) with an automatic transmission available for the first time with petrol power.
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James Wong
Waymo leads autonomous vehicle industry on disengagements
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18th Feb 2019
2 min read

Waymo leads autonomous vehicle industry on disengagements

Google's self-driving cars, operating under the Waymo name, required human intervention just once every 11,154mi (17,950km) in 2018, comfortably making it the industry leader for disengagements. Waymo vehicles drove a whopping 1.2 million miles (1.93 million kilometres) in California last year, equating to a "50 per cent reduction in the rate of disengagements and a 96 per cent increase in the average miles travelled between disengagements" compared to 2017.
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Scott Collie
2019 Volvo XC40 pricing and specs
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18th Feb 2019
3 min read

2019 Volvo XC40 pricing and specs

Volvo Australia has revised the XC40 line-up for the 2019 model year, dropping the price of entry by $3000 while also switching up the powertrain options in the process. Now starting at $44,990 before on-road costs, the range kicks off with the T4 Momentum, which gets a lower-output version of the 2.0-litre turbo four that was offered in the outgoing T5 Momentum. The T4 petrol engine puts out 140kW at 4700rpm and 300Nm between 1400 and 4000rpm, down from 185kW and 350Nm in the T5.
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James Wong
Holden slams takeover rumours
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17th Feb 2019
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Holden slams takeover rumours

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Joshua Dowling
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17th Feb 2019
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Holden slams takeover rumours

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Joshua Dowling
Amazon invests in electric ute and SUV company
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16th Feb 2019
1 min read

Amazon invests in electric ute and SUV company

Amazon, along with other investors, has injected another US$700 million ($987 million) into electric ute startup Rivian. According to Rivian, however, it will remain independent in spite of the extra investment. In a prepared statement, Jeff Wilke, CEO of Amazon's Worldwide Consumer division said, "We're inspired by Rivian’s vision for the future of electric transportation".
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Derek Fung
Polestar 2 teased ahead of February 27 reveal
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15th Feb 2019
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Polestar 2 teased ahead of February 27 reveal

Polestar, sub-brand of Volvo, has teased its second production model ahead of its reveal on February 27. The inventively-named Polestar 2, which is gunning straight for the Tesla Model 3, will be a pure EV with a driving range somewhere in the realm of 400km.
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Scott Collie