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2021 Lexus LC Coupe price and specs

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2021 Lexus LC Coupe price and specs

The updated 2021 Lexus LC Coupe range has officially landed in Australian dealerships, with pricing starting from just under $200,000 for both the V8-powered LC500 and hybrid-powered LC500h...

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Electric car sales surge in the first five months of this year
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Electric car sales surge in the first five months of this year

Private buyers are the driving force behind an unprecedented surge in electric car sales in Australia. Demand for electric cars among private individuals – rather than business or government fleets – increased by a staggering 56 per cent in the first five months of this year – at the same time as the overall market slumped by 24 per cent, figures obtained by CarAdvice show...


New calls for roadside eye testing to combat driver vision impairment
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New calls for roadside eye testing to combat driver vision impairment

Optometrists and road safety experts are divided over calls for roadside eyesight tests – and nationwide vision testing standards – as recent figures show drivers aged 65 and over represent 22 per cent of all Australian road fatalities. Under new proposals from some optometrists, however, any driver could be obliged to undergo random roadside eyesight tests given vision impairment can affect people of all ages...


Tesla Model 3 drives into overturned truck, was Autopilot to blame?
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Tesla Model 3 drives into overturned truck, was Autopilot to blame?

A Tesla Model 3 has been filmed driving directly into an overturned truck on a highway in Taiwan, with reports suggesting the driver was possibly relying on the electric carmaker's Autopilot system. Security cameras captured footage of the crash on Taiwan’s National Highway 1, with video clearly showing the car driving directly into the stationary truck despite a brief and last-minute attempt to brake...


2020 Hyundai Kona price and specs: small SUV gets a price bump
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2020 Hyundai Kona price and specs: small SUV gets a price bump

Hyundai's small SUV, the Kona, has had a price rise, with all variants except the entry-level Go seeing a bump of around $260-$650 each. "There was a 1 per cent increase across the range – excluding Kona Go," a Hyundai spokesperson confirmed to CarAdvice. There were no specification changes in line with the price hike...


Australia's most affordable hybrid and electric cars
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Australia's most affordable hybrid and electric cars

The list of electric car and hybrid car options in Australia expands with every passing year, but their often prohibitive cost – particularly in the case of EVs – remains a major barrier to their uptake. Hybrid drivetrains are complex, while batteries for hybrid or electric cars are expensive to manufacture, which bumps up the price of hybrid and electric cars across the board...


Tom Brady is selling his heavily modified stretch Cadillac Escalade
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Tom Brady is selling his heavily modified stretch Cadillac Escalade

American NFL player Tom Brady is selling his 2018 Cadillac Escalade ESV – giving football fans and car lovers alike a chance to buy a so-called "piece of the Brady legacy" for US$300,000 (AU$451,219). The massive luxury SUV, which Brady originally purchased for US$350,000, has only 13,000 miles – or 20,921km – on the odometer and is up for sale at Becker Automotive Design, the California-based custom vehicle shop that originally modified the car...


Around the tracks: An angry neighbour's exhaust stunt, a BMW X5 with a massive grille, and Bentley furniture
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Around the tracks: An angry neighbour's exhaust stunt, a BMW X5 with a massive grille, and Bentley furniture

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 photos, articles, videos or 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? 1...


Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020
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Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020

Although we're only a few months into the year, 2020 has already seen the exit of Holden, the cancellation of the Geneva Motor Show and Australian Grand Prix due to coronavirus, and the steady decline of new car sales. In a challenging climate, it's perhaps unsurprising that carmakers are reducing their ranges, discontinuing under-performers and replacing older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether...


Toyota tops the list, Tesla climbs the ranks in Australia's most trusted car brands
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Toyota tops the list, Tesla climbs the ranks in Australia's most trusted car brands

Japanese car giant Toyota has once again been named the most trusted car brand in Australia, but consumers have increasing faith in electric-car challenger brand Tesla – and 'distrust' Holden and Volkswagen, new research has found...


If I ran Toyota… I’d bring back the FJ Cruiser
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If I ran Toyota… I’d bring back the FJ Cruiser

"If I ran the company..." The CarAdvice team play 'fantasy football' with the automotive industry and take turns in the top seat of the big brands. What would we do if we ran the show? First up, Susannah heads up Japanese giant, Toyota. Stuck at a red light in suburbia the other day, I was lifted from my traffic inertia by the car in front of me...


Jeep owners are finally locating the 'Easter eggs' hidden in their cars
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Jeep owners are finally locating the 'Easter eggs' hidden in their cars

Jeep owners are taking to social media to share the 'Easter eggs' – hidden symbols or messages tucked away in hard-to-find places on the vehicle – after a viral video highlighted the off-road brand's tradition of concealing logos in its cars. They are loosely referred to as 'Easter eggs' because the search for them is much like a hunt for hidden chocolate eggs at Easter...


Kia planning a tiny, affordable, short-range electric car
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Kia planning a tiny, affordable, short-range electric car

Kia Motors is developing an ultra-compact electric car to rival existing models such as the Citroen Ami, in an effort to provide people with affordable alternatives to public transport in the wake of the coronavirus crisis...


2020 Audi Q3 35 TFSI review
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2020 Audi Q3 35 TFSI review

Audi's updated small SUV makes for a stylish, safe and spacious city runabout, even if some of its optional extras or omissions really should be standard.

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The most effective car safety features, according to a new study
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The most effective car safety features, according to a new study

New research out of the United States has found the presence of some, but not all, car safety technologies – including adaptive cruise control and forward collision prevention – can lead to a substantial reduction in the frequency of car crash insurance claims, while others offer little to no impact...