Audi Q5 E-Tron, Porsche Macan EV arriving in 2022 – report
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    Audi Q5 E-Tron, Porsche Macan EV arriving in 2022 – report

    Details have emerged out of Europe of the Volkswagen Group's planned electric vehicle (EV) onslaught over the next two years. A screenshot of a leaked presentation shown during a Volkswagen Group investor meeting earlier this week – published online by Romanian publication Automarket – reveals the launch dates for a range of the Volkswagen Group's upcoming all-electric models.

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    General Motors commits to 30 new all-electric models by 2030
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      General Motors commits to 30 new all-electric models by 2030

      w General Motors will launch 30 all-new electric vehicle models by the end of the decade, with the Cadillac, GMC, Chevrolet and Buick marques all confirmed to take part in the range expansion. The manufacturing conglomerate – which was, until last week, working with the Trump administration to roll back a spate of environmental protections in the United States – says it now intends to invest $27 billion into its zero-emission development program.

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      The Aussie-built Japanese limousine
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        The Aussie-built Japanese limousine

        We’ve already covered the Mazda Roadpacer, that ill-conceived take on the Holden Kingswood powered by Mazda’s ubiquitous rotary engine. More recently, we discovered the Daewoo Royale Salon with more than a passing resemblance to our own VB Commodore. And then there’s this, the Isuzu Statesman De Ville, a rebadged Holden HQ Statesman intended for the Japanese market.

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        Rivian to launch smaller electric vehicles for international market
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          Rivian to launch smaller electric vehicles for international market

          Electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian will likely build smaller models for the overseas market, following the launch of its R1T pick-up and R1S SUV in the USA. Speaking to Reuters over the weekend, company founder and Chief Executive RJ Scaringe explained that broadening the brand’s appeal would require tailoring products specifically for China and Europe.

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          Tesla's Model X is vulnerable to hackers and thieves, Belgian researchers claim
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            Tesla's Model X is vulnerable to hackers and thieves, Belgian researchers claim

            Researchers in Belgium claim they have found loopholes in the Tesla Model X's on-board security system that could be exploited by hackers and potential car thieves. Using a self-assembled hardware kit costing just $300, experts from the Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography (COSIC) group were able to hack into the Model X's key fob via Bluetooth. In doing so, they were able to not only unlock the $160,000+ electric SUV, but start it and drive it away – all in a matter of minutes.

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            Nico Rosberg takes the new Rimac C_Two prototype for its first spin
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              Nico Rosberg takes the new Rimac C_Two prototype for its first spin

              Former Formula One driver Nico Rosberg tested a prototype version of the Rimac C_Two all-electric hypercar on public roads over the weekend, becoming the first person outside the Croatian manufacturer’s development team to do so. The 2016 world champion – who in August of this year announced he had personally ordered a C_Two – described the driving experience as “unreal.”

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              Jaguar Land Rover is seeking to block Volkswagen Group SUVs in the US
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                Jaguar Land Rover is seeking to block Volkswagen Group SUVs in the US

                Jaguar Land Rover has filed a lawsuit to block certain SUVs from the Volkswagen Group from being imported into the United States, alleging the VW Group has used its patented all-terrain technology without permission. The technology in question is called Terrain Response, which is available on Land Rover SUVs like the Discovery Sport or Range Rover, or Jaguar SUVs like the F-Pace, and allows drivers to select from several drive modes optimised for various surfaces and conditions.

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                2021 Kia Rio GT-Line review
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                  2021 Kia Rio GT-Line review

                  There was a time, not all that long ago, when new-car buyers on a budget could land a deal for under $10,000. As recently as 2013, the abominable Chery J1 city car could be yours for $9990.

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                  2021 Nissan Note E-Power revealed, no plans for Australia
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                    2021 Nissan Note E-Power revealed, no plans for Australia

                    The all-new 2021 Nissan Note has been officially unveiled, ahead of a Japanese sales launch on 23 December 2020. The third generation of the brand's Yaris-sized city car shifts to the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance's CMF-B platform, shared with the latest Renault Clio, Renault Captur and Nissan Juke.

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                    Subaru reveals why its 2022 BRZ missed out on turbo power
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                      Subaru reveals why its 2022 BRZ missed out on turbo power

                      The 2022 Subaru BRZ was officially unveiled last week, but, to the disappointment of many fans, the low-slung sports coupe still doesn’t have a turbo – now the Japanese manufacturer has revealed the reason why. The new-generation model is powered by a naturally-aspirated version of Subaru's 2.4-litre 'FA24' petrol four-cylinder 'boxer' engine, which sends 170kW and 249Nm to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual or six-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.

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                      Porsche Taycan sets world record for longest electric vehicle drift
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                        Porsche Taycan sets world record for longest electric vehicle drift

                        Porsche has set a new Guinness world record for the longest continuous drift in an electric vehicle (EV). Porsche Experience Centre (PEC) chief instructor Dennis Retera recorded 210 laps around the 200-metre wet circular skidpad at the brand's Experience Centre at the Hockenheimring circuit in Germany.

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                        2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS450 long-term review: Urban living
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                          2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS450 long-term review: Urban living

                          Living with the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS450 in the literal confines of a city transitioning out of lockdown has presented a somewhat relevant comparison landscape for the husky SUV. The giant G has remained constant in an environment that has gradually become busier and more crowded. A shrinking space around the car taking the luxury of parking where I want, and the greater luxury of doing it without family onboard, away.

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                          2021 McLaren Artura: Name confirmed for hybrid supercar
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                            2021 McLaren Artura: Name confirmed for hybrid supercar

                            McLaren's upcoming hybrid supercar has been given a name: Artura. Due to launch in the first half of 2021, the Artura is the (indirect) replacement for the British brand's popular Sports Series line of supercars – consisting of 540C, 570S, 570GT, 600LT and 620R variants – and, unlike its predecessors, shifts away from a numerical nameplate derived from the car's power output, towards a word-based moniker.

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                            Ineos and Hyundai join forces on hydrogen, Grenadier targeted
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                              Ineos and Hyundai join forces on hydrogen, Grenadier targeted

                              Hyundai and Ineos have signed a memorandum of understanding, as they look to work together on developing hydrogen fuel cell technology. Both companies will look to develop strategies in the production and distribution of hydrogen, along with adding hydrogen fuel cell power to more of their respective line ups. Hyundai is a leader in fuel cell technology, after investing a huge sum of money in the alternative choice to battery electric power.

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                              2022 Subaru BRZ STI Rallye: Off-road 'Safari' coupe imagined
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                                2022 Subaru BRZ STI Rallye: Off-road 'Safari' coupe imagined

                                The much-anticipated Subaru BRZ coupe has been revealed to the world, and it's been the inspiration for same day-dreaming here at CarAdvice. Last week the BRZ was unveiled, with Subaru showing off a heavily-revised version of the first-gen BRZ, but with an increased length, a lower height, and a much stiffer chassis than the outgoing model.

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                                Mercedes-Benz R-Class to return in 2025 as AMG-badged 750kW EV – report
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                                  Mercedes-Benz R-Class to return in 2025 as AMG-badged 750kW EV – report

                                  The Mercedes-Benz R-Class seven-seater could be on track to return for 2025, according to a new report from the UK's Car magazine. However, while the original R-Class sold from 2006 to 2013 offered V6 and V8 naturally-aspirated petrol and turbo-diesel engines with – C63-engined R63 AMG aside – little to no performance bent, Car claims the new R-Class will be an all-electric, high-performance luxury seven-seater to top Mercedes' electric vehicle (EV) line-up.

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