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2020 Skoda Octavia RS iV: Plug-in hybrid performer revealed
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4th Mar 2020
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2020 Skoda Octavia RS iV: Plug-in hybrid performer revealed

Joining Volkswagen's Golf GTE in the group's performance-oriented hybrid stable, the new 2020 Skoda Octavia RS iV has been unveiled today. Available in liftback sedan and wagon styles, the RS iV models will join the regular new Octavia line-up, which will include conventional petrol-powered RS models. The latter, in 180kW form, is the only performance option slated for Australia, with the local Volkswagen arm prioritising full-electric greenery over hybrid options.
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Mike Stevens
2020 Pininfarina Battista Anniversario revealed
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3rd Mar 2020
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2020 Pininfarina Battista Anniversario revealed

Pininfarina has revealed its Battista Anniversario with an online unveiling after the hypercar’s Geneva motor show debut was cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns. With a price tag of €2.6 million (AU$4.42 million), just five Anniversario models are set to be hand-built in Cambiano, Turin in Northern Italy. The five Anniversarios are included in the 150 Battistas that are ever set to leave the factory.
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Liam Murphy
2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class revealed
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3rd Mar 2020
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2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class revealed

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a mid-cycle update for its E-Class sedan and wagon range. Changes include design tweaks inside and out, new driver-assistance features, and more efficient engines. Design changes include LED headlights and tail lights, a new grille shape that widens at the bottom, and different front and rear bumpers, and boot lid. There are also new wheel shapes, and three new extra paint options called 'high-tech silver', 'graphite grey metallic' and 'mojave silver'. Adventurous!
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Mike Costello
2020 Volkswagen Golf GTE and GTD revealed
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27th Feb 2020
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2020 Volkswagen Golf GTE and GTD revealed

Volkswagen has revealed details of its new Golf GTE and GTD models ahead of their official debut at the 2020 Geneva motor show next week. The GTE plug-in hybrid (PHEV) pairs a familiar 1.4-litre, 110kW turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with an 85kW motor and 13kWh battery. When combined, maximum power is raised to 180kW and 400Nm. These figures are on a par with the 2020 GTI for power but 30Nm up on torque.
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Liam Murphy
2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA teased ahead of debut later this year
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25th Feb 2020
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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA teased ahead of debut later this year

Mercedes-Benz is set to debut its all-electric EQA sometime before the end of this year after the model completed its winter testing near Sweden's Arctic Falls. (Correction: This article originally stated the EQA will appear in Geneva next month. Rather, some new EQ-branded plug-in hybrids will appear there.) The EQA will enter the Mercedes-Benz line-up as an electric alternative to the GLA small SUV, built on the same MFA II platform as the A-Class, B-Class, GLA, GLB, and CLA variants.
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Liam Murphy