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Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Hyundai's Scott Nargar talks hydrogen

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Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Hyundai's Scott Nargar talks hydrogen

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Josh Dowling, and James Ward. We cover many car news topics, including how the Ford Mustang R-Spec has sold out, the first C8 Corvette selling for USD$3 million, Honda warning 33,000 Takata-affected owners to "stop driving immediately", General Motors unveiling its first autonomous car, and how currency pressure is poised to push up the cost of cars this year...

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BMW Australia adds four new cut-price M Pure variants
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BMW Australia adds four new cut-price M Pure variants

BMW Group Australia is expanding its M Pure lineup by adding four new variants and trimming price and equipment to make them more affordable. Joining the M550i xDrive Pure, the new variants will be M340i xDrive Pure, X2 M35i Pure, X5 M50i Pure and X6 M50i Pure. Each model will keep the same powertrain as offered in the model they are based on, but with a different level of equipment, coming in at a lower price...


2020 Mitsubishi ASX Exceed review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2020 Mitsubishi ASX Exceed review

The Exceed variant is the best 2020 Mitsubishi ASX money can buy, but is a fourth refresh enough to hide its age?

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$32,990

Ferrari museum celebrates 70-years of Le Mans victories
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Ferrari museum celebrates 70-years of Le Mans victories

If you couldn’t get enough of the movie, Ford vs Ferrari, then the Ferrari Museum in Maranello has just opened a new exhibition that will feed your Le Mans fix. Ferrari at 24 Heures du Mans looks at the Italian brand’s 36 triumphs over 70 years of racing at the famous Le Mans...


2020 Fiat 500 pricing and specs: new Club variant enters
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2020 Fiat 500 pricing and specs: new Club variant enters

The 2020 Fiat 500 has launched in Australia with a new variant, named the Club, priced from $23,250. Featuring a long list of standard features, it comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, fixed glass roof with sunblind, DAB+ radio, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers, automatic climate control, and chrome front grille surround, rear bumper insert, and sill plates...


World's first street-legal all-terrain supercar revealed
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World's first street-legal all-terrain supercar revealed

An oddball vehicle labelled as the world’s first street-legal all-terrain supercar, the Laffite G-Tec X-Road, has been revealed in North America. Produced by Laffite - which specialises in auto design, concept cars, and road-ready limited editions - only 30 models will be available to order exclusively through its website...


Subaru issues apology over rudely-named Forester concept car
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Subaru issues apology over rudely-named Forester concept car

Subaru of America has issued an apology to its dealerships across North America after a special edition Forester with a rude name was revealed at the 2020 Singapore motor show this month. American publisher, The Drive, acquired a Subaru letter sent to dealers last Friday stating the car, named Forester Ultimate Customised Kit Special, was an “unfortunate situation” and that “Subaru of America Inc and Subaru Corporation had nothing to do with this...


First Chevrolet Corvette C8 sells for $3 million at auction in the US
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First Chevrolet Corvette C8 sells for $3 million at auction in the US

The first 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 has sold at auction for US$3 million (AUD$4.34 million). That's a massive $2.92 million more than the North American RRP of USD$74,995 (AUD$109,000) for the C8 bearing VIN 001. Australian pricing for the new Corvette is yet to be announced, but last month Holden teased us with a photo of a car being tested at its engineering facility in Lang Lang south-east of Melbourne, ahead of its scheduled showroom arrival next year...


Old Datsun sells for $1.1 million, breaks auction records in Japan
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Old Datsun sells for $1.1 million, breaks auction records in Japan

A buyer in Japan has paid a record AUD$1.17 million for a rare 1970s Datsun. The hammer went down on the 1970 Nissan Fairlady Z432R in Tokyo last weekend and the selling price made it one of the most expensive Japanese cars ever sold. Known as the Nissan Fairlady Z in Japan, and Datsun 240Z in other markets including Australia, the Z432R is the one that gets Japanese classic car enthusiasts hearts racing...


New Jaguar Land Rover shape-shifting seat mimics walking
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New Jaguar Land Rover shape-shifting seat mimics walking

Jaguar Land Rover’s Body Interiors research division is trialling shape-shifting seats that trick your brain into thinking you’re walking. JLR call it a ‘morphable’ seat where actuators in the foam mimic the rhythm of walking. Each seat can be suited for different drivers, much like memory seats currently found in modern cars...


Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Corolla v Mazda3 sedans
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Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Corolla v Mazda3 sedans

Join Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey for the first podcast back for 2020! We chat with Mike Duff about his drive in the Aston Martin DBX prototype and discuss if it feels like an Aston Martin. Mike compares the 2020 Toyota Corolla and Mazda3 sedans. We talk to CarAdvice reader Tim about his owner review of the 2017 Holden Astra RS, which he bought new...


2020 Jaguar XE R-Dynamic HSE review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2020 Jaguar XE R-Dynamic HSE review

The 2020 Jaguar XE R-Dynamic HSE has had an update, and offers a better interior, while still keeping its stylish looks and comfort.

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$71,940

2019 Holden Equinox LTZ long-term review: Farewell
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2019 Holden Equinox LTZ long-term review: Farewell

After spending six months with our Equinox, we take a look back on its most redeeming and not-so-redeeming features.

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$44,290

Mechanical sympathy: Quit hurting your car!
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Mechanical sympathy: Quit hurting your car!

Looking after your car properly doesn’t necessarily mean you need to know the purpose of every nut and bolt. What matters, though, is acknowledging the role that certain components play, and understanding they can only withstand a certain level of abuse...


Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download
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Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...