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Detroit motor show cancelled, site to be used as makeshift hospital
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29th Mar 2020
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Detroit motor show cancelled, site to be used as makeshift hospital

The 2020 Detroit motor show – which had been moved from the US winter in January to summer in June from this year – has been cancelled so the massive exhibition centre can be used as a field hospital. Health authorities in Detroit will bring 900 hospital beds into what was going to be the motor show display area to help manage the expected increased in patients being treated for COVID-19.
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Joshua Dowling
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
Renault Morphoz concept is the long and short of electric potential
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2nd Mar 2020
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Renault Morphoz concept is the long and short of electric potential

The new Renault Morphoz concept has been unveiled today, offering a glimpse at the French company's ideas for efficient vehicle ownership. Revealed as two SUVs in one, the Morphoz boasts the bizarre ability to shorten or lengthen its body and wheelbase on command, depending on the user's requirements. Its standard setting is 'City mode', making the Morphoz a relatively standard electric SUV at 4.4 metres long and riding on a 2.73-metre wheelbase.
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Mike Stevens
2021 BMW i4 electric car to debut at Geneva motor show
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27th Feb 2020
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2021 BMW i4 electric car to debut at Geneva motor show

BMW is set to debut the i4 – its first electrified Gran Coupe – at the 2020 Geneva motor show in March, the German carmaker has confirmed this week. Key figures confirmed for the i4 include a powerful 390kW electric motor and a large 80kWh battery pack. BMW claims these figures should be good for a 0-100km/h dash in approximately four seconds, on its way to a top speed of over 200km/h.
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Liam Murphy