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Mazda 3 Turbo revealed in the US with more power, still no closer to Australia
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9th Jul 2020
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Mazda 3 Turbo revealed in the US with more power, still no closer to Australia

North American arms of Mazda have officially revealed a turbocharged, all-wheel-drive Mazda 3 hatch and sedan, however the model is no closer to receiving Australian confirmation. Available for US, Canadian and Mexican markets, the turbocharged petrol 3 is expected to be produced only in left-hand-drive form for the foreseeable future.
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Ford Focus RS to be axed? Not so fast
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17th Apr 2020
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Ford Focus RS to be axed? Not so fast

Ford Australia has dismissed overseas reports that its flagship hot hatch Focus RS will not be revived with the latest generation model. French publication Caradisiac claimed yesterday the fourth-gen Focus RS – which has been reported to add a 48-volt mild-hybrid system to the outgoing generation’s 257kW and 470Nm 2.3-litre turbocharged four cylinder engine – had failed to meet 2021 European emissions standards even with hybrid technology.
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Toyota GR Corolla, C-HR GR-Sport trademarks appear in Australia
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1st Apr 2020
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Toyota GR Corolla, C-HR GR-Sport trademarks appear in Australia

Recent trademark applications made by Toyota suggest the brand could be planning Gazoo Racing versions of its Corolla and C-HR models for Australia. The three applications, lodged with Intellectual Property Australia (and noted on GR86.org), seek trademarks for the terms ‘GR Corolla’, ‘C-HR GR-Sport’ and ‘C-HR GR-S’. GR stands for Gazoo Racing – the nameplate for Toyota’s new generation of performance vehicles. The GR badge is already worn by the Supra and upcoming GR Yaris.
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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

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27th Feb 2020
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2020 Volkswagen Golf GTE and GTD revealed

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Volkswagen Golf GTI debuting at Geneva motor show
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21st Feb 2020
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Volkswagen Golf GTI debuting at Geneva motor show

Volkswagen has released concept renderings of its new Golf GTI ahead of a Geneva motor show debut in March. Volkswagen's render shows a vastly different front end design for its GTI than what has been seen on the standard Golf. The 2021 GTI's front grille extends across the width of its bumper and features fog lights comprised of a quintet of (presumably) LEDs inside the honeycomb pattern.
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