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BMW iNext: Steering wheel teased
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23rd Jul 2019
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BMW iNext: Steering wheel teased

BMW has ramped up the tease on its upcoming electric, automated flagship, revealing the steering wheel of the iNext. Given it's designed to be the brand's autonomous leader, a lot of consideration has been given to what's happening when the driver's hands are off the oddly-shaped wheel.
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Scott Collie
Toyota HiLux gets updated five-star safety rating
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23rd Jul 2019
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Toyota HiLux gets updated five-star safety rating

The Toyota HiLux has become the first ute in Australia to earn a 2019 five-star safety rating, following a new round of tests against more stringent criteria. The rating is an update to its previous five-star score – from 2015 – and puts a spotlight on rival utes with older ratings that could confuse consumers who may be unaware that not all five-star scores are created equally.
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Joshua Dowling
Electric cars cheaper to run, but high prices still a problem: Study
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23rd Jul 2019
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Electric cars cheaper to run, but high prices still a problem: Study

Electric vehicles are cheaper to run than petrol or diesel cars, but their sticker prices are still too high for buyers to properly reap the benefits, according to a new study from the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ). Although electricity is cheaper than petrol or diesel on a per-kilometre basis, depreciation and the steep purchase price of pure-electric vehicles mean they're still pricier to own over five years.
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Scott Collie
2020 Toyota Corolla gains safety kit, two-tone paint
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22nd Jul 2019
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2020 Toyota Corolla gains safety kit, two-tone paint

Toyota has given the Corolla SX and ZR a safety boost for 2020, adding low-speed crash avoidance to the car's already-impressive array of active safety features. The hatch already includes potentially life-saving technology like autonomous emergency braking, a reversing camera, and adaptive cruise control as standard.
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Scott Collie
Fisker planning Australian invasion
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21st Jul 2019
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Fisker planning Australian invasion

Fisker is planning to take on Tesla in Australia, announced its mid-sized SUV will make the trip Down Under. The company's founder, Henrik Fisker, responded to TechAU on Twitter and confirmed the news over the weekend.
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Scott Collie