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Five reasons to love the 2020 Audi RSQ3
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15th Feb 2020
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Five reasons to love the 2020 Audi RSQ3

It's par for the course for most manufacturers to opt for a turbocharged four-cylinder engine in every compact performance application. Thankfully, Audi has bucked the trend and stuck with its tried-and-true five-cylinder engine, displacing 2.5-litres in the RSQ3 and RSQ3 Sportback siblings. That alone is reason enough to love something a bit different... but here are five standout highlights from what is a proper performance SUV.
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Trent Nikolic
Skoda Enyaq: Brand's new EV crossover named
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14th Feb 2020
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Skoda Enyaq: Brand's new EV crossover named

Skoda is preparing to reveal its first electric SUV this year, based on the same ‘MEB’ battery-friendly architecture as the ID.3 and ID.4 from parent company Volkswagen. Today, while not revealing the actual car itself, the company did tell us what it’ll be called: the Skoda Enyaq, a portmanteau of Irish name Enya (one example being the Celtic pop singer) and the letter Q with which the company’s other SUV end their names – think Kamiq, Karoq, and Kodiaq.
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Mike Costello
Toyota confirms faster, stiffer Supra for Australia
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14th Feb 2020
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Toyota confirms faster, stiffer Supra for Australia

Toyota Australia has confirmed the Supra is getting a power boost and tweaked suspension "towards the end of 2020". The existing BMW-sourced turbocharged inline-six engine carries over, but peak power jumps from 250kW to 285kW – peak torque remains unchanged at 500Nm. Under the skin, Toyota says the power upgrades will be paired with a reworked suspension and an under-bonnet stiffening brace designed to deliver "more track focused handling".
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Scott Collie
Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Ford Australia's Christine Wagner on FordPass
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14th Feb 2020
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Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Ford Australia's Christine Wagner on FordPass

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Josh Dowling and Scott Collie. In car news, the car industry is divided on how much taxpayer support should be given to EV sales and infrastructure, the real estate recovery looks set to drive luxury car sales, car brands continue to donate to Australia's bushfire appeal, Ford v Ferrari wins two Oscars, and Mitsubishi adds two extra variants to the Triton range. Scott reviews the 2020 BMW Z4 sDrive 20i manual.
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Mandy Turner
2021 Hyundai '45' spied
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13th Feb 2020
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2021 Hyundai '45' spied

A pre-production version of the Hyundai 45 concept has been spied during cold weather testing in northern Europe. Most of the car's styling details are hidden from view, but the prototype has the same boxy and simple silhouette as the 2019 45 concept. Hyundai has taken some of the edges off the concept's highly angular form, which can be seen at the bottom of this article.
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Derek Fung