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2019 Toyota RAV4 GX manual review
  • Smooth ride; Practical cabin; Low running costs; Cheapest ticket into new RAV4 ownership
  • CVT suits the RAV4 better than manual; Uninspiring manual shift; No factory navigation or CarPlay (yet)

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8 / 10

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2019 Toyota RAV4 GX manual review

The new RAV4 is a good thing, with more safety kit and a more interesting interior than before. But does it make sense with a manual?

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2019 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe spied
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2019 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe spied

The upcoming BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has been snapped in testing, ahead of a reveal on July 24. Based on the same UKL platform as the 1 Series and Mini models, the 2 Series Gran Coupe is a style-focused rival to the Mercedes-Benz CLA. Based on the big wheels, big brakes and big air intakes at the front, we'd suggest this tester is an M235i xDrive model...


Jaguar Land Rover guaranteed £500 million loan by UK government
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Jaguar Land Rover guaranteed £500 million loan by UK government

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has secured a £500 million ($884 million) loan from the British Government, having last week announced plans to build its next-generation electric vehicles in the UK. The guarantee was made by the UK Export Finance agency, and is designed to give the struggling carmaker a leg-up in the race to develop electric vehicles, according to reporting by The Guardian...


2019 BMW 330i Touring confirmed for Australia
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2019 BMW 330i Touring confirmed for Australia

BMW will launch the 3 Series Touring with a single engine in Australia, revealing pricing and specs for the 330i Touring ahead of its arrival in October. Where the sedan is available in four-cylinder diesel 320d guise (soon to be joined by plug-in hybrid and six-cylinder variants in September) the more practical (but lower-volume) wagon will only be offered with the most popular 3 Series engine...


Lotus Evija: $3 million hypercar unveiled, three on the cards for Australia
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Lotus Evija: $3 million hypercar unveiled, three on the cards for Australia

Lotus has finally stopped the tease and revealed its all-electric rival to the Aston Martin Valkyrie, the Evija, and three of them could be headed to our shores. Lotus Australia has confirmed it's received three local expressions of interest for the Evija, with just 130 examples to be built worldwide. It'll cost £250,000 ($440,000) to secure a build slot, and the total price is £1...


Volkswagen reveals more efficient manual transmission
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Volkswagen reveals more efficient manual transmission

Volkswagen has revealed its next-generation mainstream manual transmission, designed to be more efficient and more SUV-friendly than before. The MQ281 transmission will serve initially serve in the new Passat, although Volkswagen's updated rival to the Mazda 6 and Toyota Camry won't be offered with three pedals in Australia...


2019 Ford Everest gets AEB standard across the range
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2019 Ford Everest gets AEB standard across the range

Ford has upped the pressure on its ute-based SUV rivals, adding potentially life-saving autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and pedestrian detection technology to its entire 2019 Everest range. The seven-seat SUV is based on the Ranger platform, and goes head-to-head with the Isuzu MU-X, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Holden Trailblazer and Toyota Fortuner...


2020 BMW 5 Series spied
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2020 BMW 5 Series spied

The 2020 BMW 5 Series facelift has once again been spied, this time in sedan guise. As with the Touring we spied last week, the new 5 Series sedan wears what appears to be a mildly-revised front end. The lights have been reworked to feature a signature in keeping with the latest 3 Series, while the kidney grille is heavily camouflaged...


2019 Hyundai Kona Electric long-term review: City driving

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric long-term review: City driving

I live and work in the city. Most of my friends live in the city, and most of the places I go are in the city. Our Hyundai Kona Highlander Electric has spent a lot of time in the city.

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Around the Tracks: Modular Chryslers, British GP, old Boxster
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Around the Tracks: Modular Chryslers, British GP, old Boxster

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?


2003-10, 2009-16 Porsche Panamera recalled
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2003-10, 2009-16 Porsche Panamera recalled

Porsche has recalled the 2003-2010 and 2009-2016 Panamera, over concerns about the transmission's plastic gear selector cable sleeve. According to the company, the plastic sleeve on the selector lever cable mightn't be durable throughout the life of the vehicle. If the sleeve breaks, the transmission might not change into park when the driver shifts the lever to 'P'...


Ford and Volkswagen alliance expands to electric, autonomous tech
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Ford and Volkswagen alliance expands to electric, autonomous tech

Ford's next generation of electric vehicles will be underpinned by Volkswagen's modular electric platform (MEB), after the two companies expanded their technology and platform sharing alliance. The Blue Oval will use Volkswagen's new MEB electric platform on at least one 'high-volume, fully-electric vehicle in Europe' to be released in 2023...


2019 Lamborghini Urus recalled
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2019 Lamborghini Urus recalled

Lamborghini has recalled the 2019 Urus, over concerns about missing labels on the sun visors. According to Lamborghini, the car's sun visor doesn't have the required labelling advising consumers not to install rear-facing child seats in the front seat. The owner's manual also doesn't feature reference to the label, meaning it doesn't meet ADR 73/00 regulations in Australia...


2020 Nissan Juke teased
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2020 Nissan Juke teased

Nissan has offered a first glimpse at the upcoming 2020 Juke, revealing details about its second-generation split headlight design. Based on the image, the new Juke will get slim LED daytime running lights sitting above circular headlights, in keeping with the two-tiered design debuted on the soon-to-be discontinued model...


Cadillac commits to the manual transmission
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Cadillac commits to the manual transmission

The motoring world is moving away from manual transmissions, but Cadillac has committed to keeping three-pedal performance cars alive. Having launched the warmed-over CT4-V and CT5-V, vehicles similar in approach to AMG 43 or BMW M Performance models, Cadillac confirmed there are proper M and AMG rivals in the works – and they'll have manual variants...