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A smaller Cybertruck will 'probably' come to rival HiLux
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24th Sep 2020
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A smaller Cybertruck will 'probably' come to rival HiLux

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed the electric car maker will "probably" release a smaller version of the Cybertruck overseas, potentially allowing the incoming electric pick-up to compete with popular local offerings like the Toyota HiLux or Ford Ranger. In prototype form, the Cybertruck measures roughly 5.4m long, 2m wide and 1.9m tall, but Musk has previously suggested a production version may need to be smaller – although the Tesla CEO has changed his tune on that matter in recent months.
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Susannah Guthrie
Tesla Cybertruck: no customer research went into its design, says Elon Musk
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2nd Aug 2020
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Tesla Cybertruck: no customer research went into its design, says Elon Musk

If you’re wondering why the Tesla Cybertruck looks like it was designed by a school kid – with its sharp and unconventional lines – we now know why. Tesla boss Elon Musk has revealed the electric vehicle specialist did not gauge customer reaction before signing off the final design, as is normal practice in the car industry. “Customer research? We just made a car we thought was awesome and looks super weird,” Musk told industry journal Automotive News USA in an exclusive interview.
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Joshua Dowling
Tesla Cybertruck won’t be five per cent smaller after all, compact ute could follow
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31st May 2020
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Tesla Cybertruck won’t be five per cent smaller after all, compact ute could follow

The Tesla Cybertruck is likely going to have many people pulling out their tape measures when it eventually arrives in showrooms, after the boss of the company Elon Musk said the real thing would be five per cent smaller than the concept – only to later clarify it will only be slightly smaller.
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Joshua Dowling
Hummer brand to be revived with electric power, claim US media reports
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11th Jan 2020
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Hummer brand to be revived with electric power, claim US media reports

One of the most iconic gas guzzlers and images of excess of the modern motoring era – the military-inspired Hummer brand – could make a comeback in the US a decade after being dumped. But there is a big twist: according to reports out of the US it will aim for a more environmentally-friendly image with a line-up of electric utes and SUVs.
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Joshua Dowling
Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Mazda Australia boss, Vinesh Bhindi
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29th Nov 2019
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Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Mazda Australia boss, Vinesh Bhindi

This week on the podcast are Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Scott Collie. We catch up with Josh Dowling to discuss some of the biggest news of the week, including everything Tesla Cybertruck, and Mazda's planned guaranteed buyback deals. Also, in BMW news, the company is buying back Takata-affected cars, has a new waterproof key card, and its owners be getting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for free.
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Mandy Turner