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2020 BMW X1 revealed, here in Q4
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28th May 2019
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2020 BMW X1 revealed, here in Q4

BMW has revealed its rejigged X1, headlined by subtle design revisions and updated powertrains, including the option of a new plug-in hybrid variant that will launch globally next year. From the outside, the updated X1 gets new LED daytime-running lights and bumpers that bear stronger resemblance to the company's larger SUV models like the X3 and X5, along with new LED fog-lights and a larger double-kidney grille which are now merged in the centre.
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2019 Opel Grandland X Hybrid4 revealed
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14th May 2019
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2019 Opel Grandland X Hybrid4 revealed

Opel and Vauxhall have revealed their first-ever mainstream plug-in hybrid, the Grandland X Hybrid4. Shown here in Vauxhall guise, the crossover PHEV is essentially a re-skinned version of the related Peugeot 3008 GT Hybrid4. That means there's a 200hp (149kW) 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine hooked up to a pair of electric motors (109hp/81kW combined) and a 13.2kWh lithium-ion battery pack. All up the company claims a system power output of 300hp, equivalent to 224kW.
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2019 Mini Countryman Plug-In Hybrid pricing and specs
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11th Apr 2019
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2019 Mini Countryman Plug-In Hybrid pricing and specs

Mini Australia has announced pricing and specifications for its first electrified model Down Under, the Countryman Plug-In Hybrid, also known as the Cooper S E All4. Priced from $57,200 before on-road costs, the plug-in hybrid version of Mini's crossover is $3300 dearer than the Cooper SD All4 diesel, and $2700 less than the flagship John Cooper Works performance variant.
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Audi A6, A7, A8, Q5 plug-in hybrids revealed - UPDATE
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24th Feb 2019
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Audi A6, A7, A8, Q5 plug-in hybrids revealed - UPDATE

Audi has revealed its new range of plug-in hybrids, based on various model lines including the A6, A7, A8 and Q5. UPDATE, 25/2/19: Audi's local division has released a statement regarding the introduction of the new PHEV models in Australia. See bottom of article for details Set to make their public debut at the Geneva motor show next week, the four new PHEVs are badged 'TFSI e' – the company will reserve the 'e-tron' monicker for all-electric models from here on.
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