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BMW 7 Series: Electric flagship now official
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19th Mar 2020
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BMW 7 Series: Electric flagship now official

BMW has confirmed the next generation of its 7 Series will have an all-electric variant – and that it will be the most powerful version offered. The electric 7 Series will exist alongside petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid models and all powertrains will share the same architecture, according to BMW board chairman, Oliver Zipse.
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Liam Murphy
2020 Cupra Formentor unveiled for lucky Europe
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4th Mar 2020
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2020 Cupra Formentor unveiled for lucky Europe

Cupra, the performance division of Spanish marque SEAT – a brand not seen in Australia for decades – has revealed its 2020 Formentor crossover coupe-style SUV. The Formentor marks the first exclusive model under the Cupra banner. As with the wider Seat and Cupra lines, it won't be offered in Australia. Available with a full-petrol or high performance plug-in hybrid powertrain, the Formentor looks to blend the practicality of an SUV with the performance Cupra is known for.
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Liam Murphy
Toyota planning $1.84 billion Chinese electric car factory
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2nd Mar 2020
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Toyota planning $1.84 billion Chinese electric car factory

Toyota has plans to increase its electric vehicle production capacity by constructing a ¥8.5 billion (AU$1.84 billion) electric car plant in China. According to a report from Reuters, the plant – which should see a production output of 200,000 ‘new energy vehicles’ yearly – is set to be built in the Tianjin municipality in collaboration with Toyota’s local partner, FAW Group.
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Liam Murphy
2020 Volkswagen Touareg R PHEV revealed
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25th Feb 2020
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2020 Volkswagen Touareg R PHEV revealed

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Mike Costello
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25th Feb 2020
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2020 Volkswagen Touareg R PHEV revealed

Volkswagen Touareg 2020
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Mike Costello
2020 Renault Megane facelift and plug-in hybrid unveiled
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3rd Feb 2020
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2020 Renault Megane facelift and plug-in hybrid unveiled

The updated 2020 Renault Megane range has been unveiled in Europe, bringing subtle styling changes and new technology, along with a new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle variant. Of most interest to Australia are the changes made to the Megane RS models, the only variants on sale Down Under. All of the revised Megane RS models are now powered by the same engine used in the outgoing RS Trophy.
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Derek Fung
2020 BMW X2 xDrive25e plug-in hybrid revealed
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9th Jan 2020
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2020 BMW X2 xDrive25e plug-in hybrid revealed

The rear of the BMW X2 xDrive25e has been unveiled ahead of the car's full global debut some time in 2020. The X2 xDrive25e will use the same 162kW/385Nm all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid drivetrain as the closely related X1 model. Under the bonnet there's a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine making 92kW and 220Nm. It drives the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.
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Derek Fung