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2021 Mazda MX-30 EV primed for local release, government docs reveal
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21st Oct 2020
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2021 Mazda MX-30 EV primed for local release, government docs reveal

The 2021 Mazda MX-30 is all but confirmed for Australia, after documents revealed the model has been approved by the Federal Government's car certification body. The Road Vehicle Certification System (RVCS) website published a letter dated 19 October 2020, stating Mazda's application for the MX-30 had received the green light. While the small SUV has not yet been announced locally, gaining approval from RVCS is one of the many steps manufacturers must take prior to launching a new model.
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Ben Zachariah
Five reasons the Toyota GR Yaris is the most eagerly awaited sports car of 2020
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21st Oct 2020
5 min read

Five reasons the Toyota GR Yaris is the most eagerly awaited sports car of 2020

Here at CarAdvice, we’re all keen to drive Toyota's new performance hero, the GR Yaris. The obvious signs are there: a solid power to weight ratio, all-wheel drive, and unique bodywork. However, there’s more going on under the skin, and at head office in Japan, which are making it worth the wait. One never mentions chassis origins when discussing hot hatches. After all, commonality is a big proponent of their affordability, so we’re told.
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Justin Narayan
2021 Subaru XV price and specs: Prices rise on mid-life update
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21st Oct 2020
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2021 Subaru XV price and specs: Prices rise on mid-life update

The 2021 Subaru XV has received its mid-life update, getting a mild facelift and some new driving tech, together with some new variants. But while Subaru has raised prices for the entry-level XV 2.0i AWD by $450 to $29,690 before on-road costs, higher grades have seen prices increase up to $1170. The Subaru XV 2.0 Hybrid has now been split across two models: the Hybrid L AWD ($90 cheaper than the outgoing Hybrid model) and the range-topping Hybrid S AWD at $40,790 plus on-road costs.
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Ben Zachariah
Alpine could position itself as 'mini Ferrari', says Renault boss – report
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20th Oct 2020
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Alpine could position itself as 'mini Ferrari', says Renault boss – report

Renault CEO Luca de Meo has suggested Alpine could be cultivated to become a "mini Ferrari". According to UK publication Auto Express, Italian-born de Meo said the Renault-owned Alpine brand could combine expertise from its Formula One team with "quasi-artisanal" work conducted at the Alpine factory to produce vehicles akin to those made by Ferrari.
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Ben Zachariah
You could win a 2021 Toyota LandCruiser Prado by entering this competition
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20th Oct 2020
2 min read

You could win a 2021 Toyota LandCruiser Prado by entering this competition

As Australia heads into the summer holiday season, sales of all-purpose 4x4 vehicles like the Toyota LandCruiser Prado are soaring – and for good reason. But while others are shopping around for the perfect family utility vehicle, you could skip the queue by entering to win a brand new Toyota LandCruiser Prado Kakadu without even setting foot in a dealership.
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Susannah Guthrie