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Tyres can be a bit boring. They're mostly defined by talk of compounds and tread patterns, about braking distances and load ratings. Fascinating if you're the type of person who obsesses over fractions of a second at the track, or if you're really into rubber...

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2020 Porsche Cayenne GT Coupe spied
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2020 Porsche Cayenne GT Coupe spied

A more powerful range-topping Porsche Cayenne Coupe, potentially bearing the GT badge, has been snapped during testing. Following in the footsteps of a red Porsche test mule we saw in 2019, this white car appears to have a centrally-mounted exhaust system. Don't be fooled by the two angular exhaust tips on the outer edges of the lower bumper, you can see the snow has melted around the centre of the 'diffuser'...


Australian road toll rises in 2019
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Australian road toll rises in 2019

The number of people killed on Australian roads rose again in 2019, with the national road toll finishing at 1182. Victoria had a horror year on the roads, with 50 more lives lost than the year before, while South Australia saw its death toll rise by 33. The road toll also increased in New South Wales and Western Australia, while the remaining states and territories had fewer deaths on their roads...


BMW i3 Urban Suite revealed
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BMW i3 Urban Suite revealed

BMW has revealed the i3 Urban Suite ahead of its debut at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Although it shares its exterior and powertrain with the mould-breaking i3 electric vehicle, the Urban Suite subs its four-seat interior for a two-seat setup designed to evoke "the relaxed feel of a boutique hotel"...


Tesla delivers first Chinese-made Model 3s
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Tesla delivers first Chinese-made Model 3s

Tesla has delivered the first cars from its new factory in Shanghai, China, less than 12 months after breaking ground on the site. The first 15 examples of the Chinese-built Model 3 were handed over to Tesla employees on December 30, according to The New York Times, with one employee proposing to his girlfriend at the event...


Ford 'Baby Bronco' grille leaked
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Ford 'Baby Bronco' grille leaked

The grille of what appears to be Ford's promised 'Baby Bronco' SUV has been leaked online, revealing details about its rounded lights ahead of its reveal. Images posted on the Bronco6G forum show the black grille cutout, which has space for the letters BRONCO running through its centre...


2020 BMW 4 Series Convertible spied
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2020 BMW 4 Series Convertible spied

The 2020 BMW 4 Series Convertible has been snapped wearing less disguise. revealing more details about its much-talked-about front end. Although BMW has gone to the effort of creating a fake set of kidney grilles and a trio of low-set air intakes in the camouflage, but looking through the ruse reveals there's a bit more going on...


2020 Renault Kadjar Zen review
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2020 Renault Kadjar Zen review

We've established the top-spec Kadjar is a good thing. Does that translate down the range?


Volkswagen preparing mobile EV-charging robots
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Volkswagen preparing mobile EV-charging robots

Volkswagen is developing robots that can find and charge electric vehicles in need of a range boost. The idea behind the robots is simple: vehicles low on charge can park in a regular multi-storey carpark, and wirelessly communicate with the charging infrastructure. An autonomous robot will then deliver a small charger to the vehicle, wirelessly open the car's charge port, and connect up the charger...


Rivian: Electric carmaker shows off 'tank turn'
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Rivian: Electric carmaker shows off 'tank turn'

Electric ute- and SUV-maker Rivian has teased a feature that allows its vehicles to spin on the spot. With an electric motor on each wheel, the Rivian R1T and R1S are capable of spinning the wheels on their right-hand side in the opposite direction to those on the left-hand side...


Ford patents canopy-style windscreen
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Ford patents canopy-style windscreen

Ford could be readying an extended, canopy-style windscreen, according to a new patent application discovered by forum users. The patent filing, posted on Mach E Club, shows a windscreen extending almost the length of a car's roof. It appears to be reinforced with a set of roof rails – although Ford offers a number of possible ways to strengthen the glass – called a 'roof bow'...


Kia Imagine to enter production in 2021/22
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Kia Imagine to enter production in 2021/22

The eye-catching Kia Imagine concept revealed at the Geneva motor show will be put into production in 2021 or 2022, according to a new report from Automotive News Europe. Speaking with the industry journal, Kia COO Emilio Herrera said "the plan is for [the Imagine] to become a mass-produced vehicle in one or two years and to have a dedicated electric platform"...


Mercedes-AMG GT73 plug-in hybrid teased
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Mercedes-AMG GT73 plug-in hybrid teased

Mercedes-AMG appears to be readying a plug-in hybrid GT four-door range-topper, potentially packing around 600kW. Although fleeting, the end of a video on Mercedes-AMG's social media channels shows a GT four-door's rear end covered with camouflage...


Around the Tracks: Alfa v BMW, F1 attendance, Alpine A110
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Around the Tracks: Alfa v BMW, F1 attendance, Alpine A110

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?


2020 Kia Seltos scores five stars in ANCAP testing
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2020 Kia Seltos scores five stars in ANCAP testing

The 2020 Kia Seltos has scored top marks in the final crash test of 2019 from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) . The Seltos, which goes head-to-head with the Hyundai Kona and Mazda CX-3 in the compact SUV segment, has a five-star rating across its entire line-up...