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Lexus SC430: Takata recall expanded
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6th Oct 2019
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Lexus SC430: Takata recall expanded

Lexus Australia has expanded its Takata airbag recall for the SC430 sports car, now extending all the way to MY2010 versions. As per the original recall issued in November last year, affected vehicles were fitted with 'like for like' Takata airbag inflators as part of previous recalls. These could still be potentially faulty after several years. For this recall, the affected Lexus SC430 models will have their faulty airbags replaced with non-Takata components.
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James Wong
Rolls-Royce design chief leaves after just six months
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6th Oct 2019
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Rolls-Royce design chief leaves after just six months

Jozef Kaban, head of design for the Rolls-Royce brand, has left the company with immediate effect. Kaban joined the BMW Group in early 2017 to head up design for the core BMW brand, and moved over to become chief designer for Rolls-Royce in March this year. He replaced Giles Taylor, who quit the automaker in June 2018 to head up the design team responsible for the Chinese luxury marque Hongqi.
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Derek Fung
The week's top news stories: October 6, 2019
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5th Oct 2019
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The week's top news stories: October 6, 2019

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here. Check them out, and let us know what caught your eye.
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Scott Collie
Samsung adds wireless Android Auto support
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4th Oct 2019
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Samsung adds wireless Android Auto support

Samsung has become the second Android phone manufacturer to support wireless Android Auto, following in the footsteps of Google's own Pixel phones. According to a report from Android Police the Galaxy S8, S9 and S10, along with the Note 8, 9 and 10 all support wireless smartphone mirroring – provided the user is running Android 9 and version 4.7 of the Android Auto app. You also need to be in the USA, Canada or Mexico.
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Scott Collie
2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R race car unveiled
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3rd Oct 2019
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2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R race car unveiled

The Chevrolet Corvette C8.R race car has been unveiled alongside the Stingray convertible. Designed for the GT Le Mans racing series, the C8.R follows the mid-engine format of the road-going Corvette range. While the race car bears a very close visual resemblance to the street-legal coupe, practically every exterior panel looks to be unique. The front and rear wheel arches are wider, and there are new wing mirrors, latches for the bonnet and rear engine cover, and plenty of exposed screws.
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Derek Fung