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New urgent warning for 155,000 cars with deadly Takata airbags
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2nd Aug 2020
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New urgent warning for 155,000 cars with deadly Takata airbags

More than 155,000 cars are still on Australian roads with “ticking time bombs” – approximately 180,000 potentially deadly Takata airbags which can spray shrapnel when deployed in a crash. So far in Australia there have been at least two deaths and two serious injuries attributed to the faulty airbags, whose explosive material deteriorates over time and deploys with deadly force.
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Joshua Dowling
2021 Subaru WRX Club Spec limited edition due in Australian showrooms
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2nd Aug 2020
1 min read

2021 Subaru WRX Club Spec limited edition due in Australian showrooms

A limited-edition Subaru WRX Club Spec – based on the current generation model – has been revealed, with the manufacturer’s Australian distributor announcing 150 cars will be available nationwide. As with the standard WRX, the vehicle is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged "boxer" engine producing 197kW and 350Nm.
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William Davis
Production of Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 appears to end
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1st Aug 2020
1 min read

Production of Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 appears to end

Production of the current Subaru BRZ looks set to wrap up. A memo posted to the brand’s Japanese website said that any new orders for the car could only be satisfied by remaining dealer stock, and heavily implied that production of the current model was ending. A spokesperson for the brand's Australia division told CarAdvice they were currently "awaiting clarification from Subaru in Japan regarding production." This story will be updated when further information becomes available.
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William Davis
BMW M-powered Toyota Supra GRMN in line for manual gearbox option – report
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30th Jul 2020
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BMW M-powered Toyota Supra GRMN in line for manual gearbox option – report

A high-performance version of the Toyota Supra could eventually become available with the option of a manual transmission, according to respected Japanese publication Mag X. The Toyota Supra GRMN is expected to be powered by the 3.0-litre twin-turbo six-cylinder engine from the upcoming BMW M3 sedan and M4 coupe, which is said to be available with a high-performance eight-speed auto, or a six-speed manual gearbox.
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Ben Zachariah
Lexus Australia hybrid sales on a roll
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30th Jul 2020
2 min read

Lexus Australia hybrid sales on a roll

The local arm of Japanese luxury carmaker, Lexus, is riding the crest of a hybrid wave, with its range of electrified vehicles accounting for around 30 per cent of local sales. And while Lexus has confirmed its first all-electric vehicle, the crossover UX300e with 400km of range, will go on sale in China and Europe this year, it’s unlikely to make its way Down Under anytime soon.
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Rob Margeit
Electric BMW 3 Series spied in testing
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30th Jul 2020
2 min read

Electric BMW 3 Series spied in testing

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Ben Zachariah
News
30th Jul 2020
2 min read

Electric BMW 3 Series spied in testing

BMW 3 Series 2020
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Ben Zachariah