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US medical giant calls on Australian manufacturing to make hospital beds
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29th Apr 2020
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US medical giant calls on Australian manufacturing to make hospital beds

A new group of niche automotive manufacturers and suppliers in Australia are adapting their skills to make medical equipment during the COVID-19 crisis. Three locally-owned and operated businesses have put their minds together to begin production of hospital beds in response to the global coronavirus pandemic.
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Justin Narayan
2021 BMW 5 Series revealed early as official images leaked online
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28th Apr 2020
1 min read

2021 BMW 5 Series revealed early as official images leaked online

The updated 2021 BMW 5 Series sedan has been laid bare in leaked official photos ahead of its debut globally later this year. The facelifted BMW 5 Series is expected to go on sale in Australia in late 2020 or early 2021. CarAdvice has reached out to BMW Australia for specific local timing and will update this story once we hear back.
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Liam Murphy
Calls for Michael Moore's 'anti-electric car' documentary to be banned
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28th Apr 2020
4 min read

Calls for Michael Moore's 'anti-electric car' documentary to be banned

A new documentary from Hollywood filmmaker Michael Moore has caused controversy over its alleged criticism of electric cars, prompting environmentalists to call for the film to be pulled from distribution. Planet of the Humans, which was executive produced by Moore and written and directed by Jeff Gibbs, premiered on YouTube on April 21 and immediately sparked a social media debate over its inherent suggestion that electric cars aren't as emissions-free as many may have hoped.
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Susannah Guthrie
Kia ramps up electric cars overseas, Australian plans yet to be confirmed
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28th Apr 2020
1 min read

Kia ramps up electric cars overseas, Australian plans yet to be confirmed

Kia will introduce two new electric cars by 2021, to bring its tally to 11 electrified vehicles in its fleet by 2025. Although names of the new models are yet to be released, Kia says there will be a plug-in hybrid this year and a full-electric vehicle (EV) slated for a 2021 release. Kia Australia says it is too early to determine whether these models will make it to local showrooms.
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Liam Murphy
Toyota LandCruiser V8 dead: yet another report spells the end of an icon
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27th Apr 2020
3 min read

Toyota LandCruiser V8 dead: yet another report spells the end of an icon

Read it and weep, Toyota LandCruiser V8 fans. Yet another report claims Toyota is well progressed with plans to phase out V8 petrol and diesel power for its heavy duty four-wheel-drives globally. And yes, tragically, that includes the next generation Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series, and any updates to the Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series workhorses. All of them are likely to get V6 turbo diesel power and/or a V6 petrol hybrid option; none of this has yet been confirmed.
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Joshua Dowling