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Subaru considering longer warranty, expects consistent growth

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Subaru considering longer warranty, expects consistent growth

Subaru Australia says it is considering extending its warranty period, as it seeks to continue growing its market share in what the company believes will be a slightly flat market over the coming years...

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Toyota 86 Racing Series extended until 2020
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Toyota 86 Racing Series extended until 2020

The popular Toyota 86 Racing Series has seen its original three-year commitment extended by two years, as it grows in popularity and becomes a more established stepping stone for aspiring drivers. Minor changes (like tyres) have been made to 2018 series cars, which held its official launch at Sydney Motorsport Park today, showcasing a larger prize pool of $150,000 (+$20,000) and a new six round, 18 race format...


Subaru: Others ‘rushing’ autonomous systems to market
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Subaru: Others ‘rushing’ autonomous systems to market

Subaru says it will play the autonomous driving game the smart way and wait for the technology to mature further before it applies it to its own vehicles – unlike other manufacturers that may be too hasty with their approach, at the cost of customer safety...


2019 Subaru Forester revealed
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2019 Subaru Forester revealed

The 2019 Subaru Forester has been unveiled today at the New York motor show, ahead of its Australian debut in September this year. The new model will be powered by a single engine with the turbocharged XT and all manual variants dropped. The fifth-generation Subaru Forester is based on the Japanese company’s new ‘Subaru Global Platform’ (SGP), which also underpins the Impreza and XV...


The Bugatti Veyron experience, a decade on
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The Bugatti Veyron experience, a decade on

It was just over 10 years ago this month that Anthony Crawford, Paul Maric and I (plus Karl Peskett, our then videographer and now occasional contributor) paid our own way to visit Bugatti’s factory in Molsheim, France, and spent two days with the Veyron. Then, the world’s fastest and most expensive car...


Aston Martin: Vantage exhaust not ‘as crazy as AMG’
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Aston Martin: Vantage exhaust not ‘as crazy as AMG’

The new Aston Martin Vantage might use an AMG 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, but the brand’s chief engineer says – despite being able to match AMG for engine and exhaust drama – the company chose to produce a different type of sound, minus some of the pops and bangs. Click to listen to the new Vantage exhaust note on our facebook page...


Peugeot 3008 GT-Line long-term review, report three: farewell
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Peugeot 3008 GT-Line long-term review, report three: farewell

As we bid farewell to our long-term Peugeot 3008 we can't help but think it's arguably the best Peugeot ever made. It also happens to be one of the best cars in its class.


Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen: A love story

Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen: A love story

Sometimes it’s hard to write an entirely objective review of an object whose primary appeal is emotional. Certainly, you can argue the Mercedes-Benz G-Class – or G-Wagen, which stands for Geländewagen – is a purpose-built, Zombie-apocalypse proof, no-nonsense military-style vehicle designed to conquer every surface the Earth has to offer...

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McLaren Senna designer: ‘I love the controversy it has caused’
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McLaren Senna designer: ‘I love the controversy it has caused’

McLaren’s head of design says he cherishes the controversy surrounding the Senna's styling, defending the function-over-form ethos driving the company's design. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show this week, Rob Melville, chief designer for McLaren, defended the Senna’s aggressive styling, arguing it’s a no-compromise car in search of 'ultimate road-legal track car' status...


Lamborghini to stick with naturally-aspirated engines, prefers hybrid to turbo
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Lamborghini to stick with naturally-aspirated engines, prefers hybrid to turbo

Lamborghini would rather go down the path of hybrid powertrains to maintain the emotional appeal of its engine noise, rather than following everyone else with their turbocharged V8s. Speaking to the CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show this week, Lamborghini chief technical officer, Maurizio Reggiani, admitted the company was forced to go turbo in the Urus, but said the Huracan and Aventador replacements will be naturally aspirated for as long as possible...


Lexus can’t win on the same 'battlefield' as the three Germans
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Lexus can’t win on the same 'battlefield' as the three Germans

Lexus says its biggest challenge remains a lack of heritage compared to the 'big three' German luxury manufacturers, but it continues to focus on delivering a luxury brand and the associated experiences. Stop us if that sounds familiar...


Lamborghini: Electric power not suitable
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Lamborghini: Electric power not suitable

Its rivals might be going down a fully-electric patch – think Porsche and the Mission E – but Lamborghini thinks battery-powered technology doesn’t currently gel with its brand characteristics. Speaking to media at the Geneva motor show this week, chief technical officer for Lamborghini, Maurizio Reggiani, confirmed the brand looked at Porsche's electric platform and ruled out using it because of performance issues...


Lexus: Autonomous vehicles ‘very dangerous’ in cities
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Lexus: Autonomous vehicles ‘very dangerous’ in cities

Current autonomous technology isn't yet mature, and letting self-driving cars loose with 2018's systems is dangerous – at least, it is according to Lexus. Lexus international president, Mr Yoshihiro Sawa, told media the company doesn’t believe it’s being conservative with its rollout of autonomous driving features...


Toyota 86: Turbocharging would require new platform
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Toyota 86: Turbocharging would require new platform

Turbocharging the Toyota 86 would require a great deal of work, making it incredibly unlikely to happen in the current generation. Speaking to CarAdvice in Geneva, Tetsuya Tada, chief engineer for the 86 and Supra, explained why the current 86 won't see a forced-induction powertrain...


2019 Toyota Supra: The inside story
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2019 Toyota Supra: The inside story

There are lots of questions around the whys and wherefores of developing any new car, let alone an icon like the Toyota Supra. Why did it take so long? Why was it co-developed with BMW? Why Toyota has chosen now as the time to bring the name back? We sat down with Tetsuya Tada, the man behind the Supra and Toyota 86, to get some answers...