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Car news, 26 Mar ’24: Genesis reveals high-performance GV60 Magma, Nissan to launch 30 new models by 2027, and more


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Thanks for joining us this Tuesday March 26th 2024. Notably in car news today: Genesis debuts rapid (and very bright) GV60 Magma EV, and Nissan plans next-gen EVs amongst 30 new models by 2027

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Genesis reveals new GV60 Magma concept 

The new Genesis Gv60 Magma concept
  • Genesis has officially debuted a top-spec, high-performance GV60 electric small SUV called the Magma.
  • With bright orange paintwork and a unique rear wing, the Magma is likely to have the same underpinnings as the current dual-motor Hyundai Ioniq 5 N
  • Power and torque figures are yet to be disclosed, but it’s likely the Magma will mirror the Ioniq 5 N’s 448kW/740Nm.
  • Featuring bespoke electric motors, 21-inch alloy wheels and beefy disc brakes, the GV60 Magma will be on display at this week’s New York Auto Show, though a future release not yet confirmed by the Korean brand.  

Nissan aims to introduce 30 new models by 2027

2024 Nissan Business Plan presentation pic 2
Nissan wants to shake up the way it does business over the next three years
  • Nissan has announced it wants to release 30 new models over the next three years, including 16 electrified vehicles and 14 internal combustion cars.
  • It’s plan is part of a greater strategy called the Arc, which will see the company also invest in more battery tech, including lithium-iron phosphate and solid state hardware going forward. 
  • The brand also wants to slash costs of electric vehicles by up to 30 percent, and is aiming for price parity between combustion and electric models by using group sourcing of parts and technologies shared with other automakers. 
  • Nissan also aims to start exporting cars from China from 2025, along with launching E-Power hybrid technology for the North American market. 

Jeep debuts new concepts for Easter Jeep Safari 

2024 Easter Jeep Safari concepts
The 2024 Easter Jeep Safari concepts
  • Jeep has shown off its latest Easter Jeep Safari creations, with four new concepts set to be on public display during the event from March 23-31 
  • The first concept is the Low Down Concept, with a 6.4-litre V8 engine, 42-inch tyres on 20-inch wheels and Poison Apple Red paintwork. 
  • Next is the Willy’s Dispatcher concept that harks back to post-war civilian Jeeps, and features 36-inch tyres with 16-inch steel wheels. Powering the Dispatcher is a 2.0-litre 4Xe plug-in hybrid setup. 
  • The third concept is a Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, but turned up to 11, featuring adaptive air suspension, BF Goodrich tyres wrapping 18-inch alloy wheels, and a 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine. Custom quilted black and tan leather features inside. 
  • Lastly, the Jeep Vacationer Concept uses a Skyloft roof sleeping system, large 35-inch mud-terrain tyres, a 1.5-inch suspension lift and Stellantis’ new Hurricane 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged straight-six engine.

Tesla opens up its Superchargers to more brands 

Tesla supercharger in the snow
Tesla has opened up its charging network to Ford vehicles in the US
  • Tesla continues to open up its Supercharger fast-charging locations in the USA to more manufacturers, providing much more options for owners stateside.
  • Ford was the first manufacturer to be granted access, which began on February 29, 2024, but more, including Rivian, who will be next, will be able to use Tesla charging locations.
  • The move by Tesla allows EV owners to charge at more than 15,000 locations across the United States, using an adaptor.
  • As of 2023, in Australia, Tesla has opened up roughly half of its charging stations to non-Tesla vehicles. You just need to install the Tesla app, with an adapter not necessary as Australian-delivered Teslas are fitted with the common CCS plug type. 

The next issue of Car News Today will be published on Wednesday 27th March at 4.30pm Sydney time.