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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...

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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...


Toyota Supra hybrid on the cards
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Toyota Supra hybrid on the cards

Toyota is still studying powertrain options for the upcoming Supra, with a hybrid and more ‘evolved’ internal-combustion engine well and truly on the cards. The Supra, co-developed with the new BMW Z4, will almost certainly make use of BMW powertrain and transmission technology when it launches mid- to late-next year, but may come with specific Toyota powertrains in future...


Toyota has no plans to extend warranty beyond three years
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Toyota has no plans to extend warranty beyond three years

Toyota Australia says it currently has no plans to change its warranty period from the current three-year product to match competitors that are offering five or seven in the ever competitive market. With the likes of Hyundai, Kia, Honda, Peugeot and plenty of others offering five or seven-year warranties, the question has come up as to why Toyota, Mazda and others have so far stayed stagnant in their approach to consumer warranties...


Supra to ‘make Toyota exciting again’
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Supra to ‘make Toyota exciting again’

The new Supra is set to ‘make Toyota exciting again’, and the brand is keen to market its highly-desirable new performance car locally as a showcase for its sporty revival. Speaking to Australian media at the Geneva motor show today, vice-president for sales and marketing at Toyota Australia, Sean Hanley, said the Supra hasn’t been completely confirmed for our market, but the strength of its badge cannot be underestimated – and that the local arm will be doing all it can to bring the car here...


2019 Toyota Supra confirmed with Gazoo concept
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2019 Toyota Supra confirmed with Gazoo concept

After years of spy pictures, concepts and teasers, Toyota has confirmed the return of the Supra nameplate with the unveiling of its new racing concept at the Geneva motor show. The new, fifth-generation Supra revives the legendary after a 16-year hiatus, marking another move from Toyota into the world of sports cars...


2018 Toyota Corolla unveiled
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2018 Toyota Corolla unveiled

The all-new Toyota Corolla has today made its debut at the Geneva international motor show, kick-starting a new generation for the brand's best-selling car. The twelfth-generation Toyota Corolla will arrive in Australia around August, and presents a larger, better-featured offering than its predecessor in the highly competitive small car market...


Toyota Australia hybrid line-up to include eight models by 2020
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Toyota Australia hybrid line-up to include eight models by 2020

Toyota Australia has confirmed it will increase its hybrid lineup from five to eight models by the end of 2020, reinforcing its commitment to technology the brand says will lend it a stronger foothold in the market. The current Toyota hybrid range includes the Prius C, Corolla Hybrid, Prius V, Prius and Camry Hybrid...


BMW ‘being heard’ on electric mobility future
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BMW ‘being heard’ on electric mobility future

BMW Australia says it's being heard in its efforts to raise awareness about electric mobility, and is pleased about the level of discussion taking place. Speaking to media at the local launch of the new X2, BMW Australia boss, Marc Werner said the recent announcement by the South Australian Government about Stamp Duty exemptions for electric vehicles is an indication of process...


2018 BMW X2 review
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2018 BMW X2 review

One of the nicest-looking BMWs of late also happens to be one of the most affordable, but despite its gorgeous design, it's far from perfect.

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BMW "cannot neglect" ute segment
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BMW "cannot neglect" ute segment

BMW Australia says it’s pushing head office to enter the ute segment, which shows no signs of slowing down – and will soon see the entry of its arch-rival, Mercedes-Benz. Speaking to media at the X2 launch in Canberra, BMW Australia boss, Marc Werner, admitted the brand would be foolish to ignore market trends...


2018 Ferrari Portofino in Australia from $398,888
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2018 Ferrari Portofino in Australia from $398,888

The 2018 Ferrari Portofino has launched in Australia today, with a starting price of $398,888 and an expected delivery date of September. The company is keen to say the Portofino is essentially an all-new car, with a new chassis and thoroughly revised interior and drivetrain over the California T. It's powered by a heavily revised version of the California T's 3...


Ferrari dealers coming to Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne
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Ferrari dealers coming to Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne

Ferrari Australia will increase its dealer network by 50 per cent this year, with the announcement of dealers in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Perhaps most notable is the Southport, Gold Coast dealer, which will seeks to service the fastest-growing, most popular area for the brand. Sanctuary Cove is the hottest Australian postcode for new Ferraris, apparently...