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Without BMW there would be no Supra - Toyota

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Without BMW there would be no Supra - Toyota

Despite carrying serious brand cachet, the new BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra wouldn't exist if the brands didn't collaborate on development of their respective models...

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Toyota Supra could become a convertible
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Toyota Supra could become a convertible

Despite sharing a platform with the all-new BMW Z4 convertible, Toyota made no mention of a drop-top Supra, but that could all change with future model updates. Speaking to media at the global drive of the all-new 2019 Toyota Supra, assistant chief engineer, Masayuki Kai, told media that they haven't ruled out introducing a convertible version of the Supra down the line...


2019 Toyota Supra 'won't be cheap, but will be affordable'
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2019 Toyota Supra 'won't be cheap, but will be affordable'

The global launch won't happen until early 2019, and an Australian debut won't occur until the second half of 2019, but Toyota has confirmed the Supra won't be a bargain like the 86, but should still be affordable. Speaking with media at the global first drive of the all-new Toyota Supra, Vincent Dewaersegger, senior manager of product communication at Toyota Europe, was confident pricing will be appealing...


Toyota Supra: More power and more engines on the cards
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Toyota Supra: More power and more engines on the cards

The all-new Toyota Supra will be globally unveiled in early 2019, launching initially with a turbocharged six-cylinder engine, but the brand has confirmed there could be more on the cards. Speaking to media at the media drive of the all-new Toyota Supra, assistant chief engineer, Masayuki Kai, told us that they're currently investigating the future of Supra's powertrain offerings...


2019 Toyota Supra to offer 'drift mode'
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2019 Toyota Supra to offer 'drift mode'

As part of the 2019 Supra's development, Toyota wanted to ensure it could meet the demands of its users. Those demands include powerslides and donuts... Speaking to journalists at the global first drive of the all-new Toyota Supra, Supra 'master driver' (and person with cool job title), Herwig Daenens, told media the car's stability control would make it easy to do the aforementioned powerslides and donuts...


Toyota Supra: Manual transmission on the cards for right-hand drive markets
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Toyota Supra: Manual transmission on the cards for right-hand drive markets

Despite most manufacturers moving away from manual sports cars, Toyota is likely to launch a three-pedal version of the Supra to satisfy purists. Speaking to journalists at the global first drive of the 2019 Toyota Supra, assistant chief engineer, Masayuki Kai, told media a manual transmission has been developed – and it's being prepared right-hand drive markets...


2019 Toyota Supra review: Prototype drive

2019 Toyota Supra review: Prototype drive

It's one of the most hyped sports cars and it carries a name that demands respect. But, can the all-new Supra live up to its name? Paul Maric finds out.


2019 Toyota Supra: Australian launch confirmed, here's what we know
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2019 Toyota Supra: Australian launch confirmed, here's what we know

It’s official, folks. Toyota Australia has confirmed the fifth-generation Supra is coming to Australia in the third quarter of 2019, with a full global reveal set for early 2019 – and we have a stack of new information to share, along with first drive impressions. Read our first drive and watch our review of the 2019 Toyota Supra here...


2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ review
Rating: 7.310 /10
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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ review

It's big, brash and built to get the job done. But, does the Australian-converted Chevrolet Silverado cut the mustard? Paul Maric finds out.

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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Cabriolet: World-exclusive first drive

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Cabriolet: World-exclusive first drive

Hyundai has surprised the world with an all-new seven-seat convertible SUV. Could this be the start of a new thing? Paul Maric finds out.


Subaru won't rule out return of a 'hot' Forester
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Subaru won't rule out return of a 'hot' Forester

Despite dropping turbocharged petrol and diesel options from the 2019 Forester, Subaru won't rule out the return of a performance variant of its new-gen SUV in the future. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the all-new Forester, Subaru Australia boss Colin Christie said that while a hot Forester isn't available at the moment, it's not a firm no for the future...


2019 Subaru Forester ride and handling tuned specially for Australia
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2019 Subaru Forester ride and handling tuned specially for Australia

Subaru Australia began its process wish list of Forester changes almost four years ago, and placed a unique ride and handling tune for our market firmly at the top. We're sure not every wish gets granted, but this one was. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the all-new Forester, Subaru Australia boss, Colin Christie, confirmed Australia is integral for global specification requirements and local testing...


2019 Subaru Forester review
Rating: 810 /10
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2019 Subaru Forester review

It looks visually similar to the last model, so has enough changed to entice buyers into the all-new Subaru Forester? Paul Maric finds out.


Subaru ramps up Takata replacements with mobile service vans
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Subaru ramps up Takata replacements with mobile service vans

With around 75 per cent of its potentially deadly Takata airbags now replaced, Subaru is now resorting to mobile servicing vans to contact those getting around with faulty inflators. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the all-new Forester, Subaru Australia boss, Colin Christie, admitted it's becoming harder to reach the final 25 per cent of outstanding airbag replacements, despite sending over a million letters, emails, phone calls and text messages...


Subaru opens online ordering across range
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Subaru opens online ordering across range

Subaru has opened up its online ordering system to its entire range, but still supports the dealership model, according to the brand's local boss. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the all-new Forester, Subaru Australia managing director, Colin Christie, said dealerships are still critical to the brand in Australia...