Time Machine Tuesday: 30 April 2019

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People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews.

Here’s a look at what happened on the week of April 30 in years past.

30 April 2018: Toyota Corolla review

I can’t believe it’s a Corolla.Those were the six words that continued over and over again in my mind as we punted the 12th-generation Corolla through the city streets of San Diego earlier this month. Not only is the new Corolla good-looking – a miracle in its own right – it now has the substance to take the fight right to the Volkswagen Golf and Mazda 3.

Read Alborz's full review here

29 April 2016: Volvo 'Drive Me London' trial launched

Touted by the company as the UK’s “largest and most ambitious autonomous driving trial”, it's hoped that the Drive Me London program will help to speed up the introduction of driverless technology.The UK-based test will differentiate itself from other autonomous driving programs by using real families driving autonomous cars on public roads.

Would you be a guinea pig in driverless vehicle research?


28 April 2015: Toyota Camry production kicks off in Altona

The first of the last of its kind – the 2015 Toyota Camry – has rolled down the assembly line at Toyota Australia’s Altona production plant in Melbourne today.Today’s assembly ceremony represents the beginning of the end for the Australian-made Camry and the local automotive manufacturing industry as we know it, with Toyota set to close its factory around the same time as Holden at the end of 2017.

Relive the moment here

29 April 2011: Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 images leak

Although the limited edition model is still yet to be officially confirmed, these images prove the car does exist and that it is very likely to hit the market some time in the near future.Engine details remain as suspected, with the new car using a new 4.0-litre flat six developing 368kW of power and 460Nm of torque. It'll weigh 1360kg which will help it sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds. Porsche also says the new model can lap the Nurburgring in 7:27 minutes.

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