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BMW defends new design language
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23rd Dec 2019
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BMW defends new design language

BMW is defending its controversial decision to use considerably larger versions of its classic double-kidney grille. Product boss Peter Henrich told Autocar the new design language has received “very positive” feedback and that he was “convinced” the new direction was wise. Under design director Adrian van Hooydonk, BMW grilles have increased in size, starting with the refreshed 7 Series and all-new X7.
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William Stopford
Ram produces 5000th right-hand drive vehicle in Australia
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22nd Dec 2019
2 min read

Ram produces 5000th right-hand drive vehicle in Australia

The Ram pick-up from the USA has passed a major milestone in Australia, with the 5000th example converted to right-hand drive locally in less than four years. Demand for the Ram 1500 – and its bigger Ram 2500 and 3500 siblings – is so strong the Melbourne facility that remanufactures the trucks to right-hand drive has been operating 24 hours a day since the 1500th example was made in middle of 2019 (pictured below).
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Joshua Dowling
Honda S2000 reborn to celebrate 20th anniversary
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21st Dec 2019
1 min read

Honda S2000 reborn to celebrate 20th anniversary

The Honda S2000 is making a comeback... but not as an all-new model to rival the BMW Z4 and Porsche Boxster. To celebrate 20 years since the rev-happy roadster's launch, Honda Japan is preparing a custom one-off for the Tokyo Auto Salon. And no, it's not standard.
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Scott Collie
Renault Koleos gains CarPlay, Android Auto retrofit
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20th Dec 2019
1 min read

Renault Koleos gains CarPlay, Android Auto retrofit

Renault has followed in the footsteps of Mazda, Toyota and Lexus in allowing owners of older vehicles to upgrade their cars with the latest smartphone mirroring software from Apple and Google. Starting today, owners of Koleos SUV models built before September 2017 will be able to pay $486.40 to have the car's hardware and software upgraded to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Mazda charges $495 for the upgrade, while Toyota asks just $199 to upgrade eligible models.
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Scott Collie
Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Our hits and misses of 2019!
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20th Dec 2019
1 min read

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Our hits and misses of 2019!

Join Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey on the final podcast for 2019. Mike chats about his time behind the wheel of the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce. Scott Collie joins in to discuss the top five most clicked news stories of 2019, and we talk about our favourite and most disappointing cars for the year. Lastly, Kez reviews the 2020 Toyota Supra GTS. The Automotive Industry Insights podcast will return on January 10, 2020, and we thank you for listening throughout 2019.
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Mandy Turner
Lexus developing twin-turbo V8
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19th Dec 2019
2 min read

Lexus developing twin-turbo V8

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William Stopford
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19th Dec 2019
2 min read

Lexus developing twin-turbo V8

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William Stopford