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The new guard: Tesla's biggest startup rivals and their wealthy, eccentric founders
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2nd Aug 2020
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The new guard: Tesla's biggest startup rivals and their wealthy, eccentric founders

In an automotive industry dominated by legacy brands and familiar faces, it’s hard not to be captivated by the meteoric rise of Tesla and the oddball antics of its billionaire founder, Elon Musk. The electric car maker grabs headlines for everything from its highly secretive sales figures, to its skyrocketing stock prices, to Musk’s unfiltered Twitter declarations. RELATED: 10 electric utes on the horizon
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Susannah Guthrie
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 to debut remote engine start function, but is it legal to use?
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30th Jul 2020
2 min read

BMW to debut remote engine start function, but is it legal to use?

BMW will debut a remote engine start function on its upcoming 4 Series, 5 Series, and M5 Competition vehicles. The technology will allow operators to start the car's engine remotely – using a smartphone app – for up to 15 minutes before driving. During this time the interior can be heated or cooled and the seat warmers can be activated. Drivers can activate the function from any location through the BMW ConnectedDrive app.
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William Davis
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
Genesis test drive centre opens its doors in Sydney
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30th Jul 2020
1 min read

Genesis test drive centre opens its doors in Sydney

Genesis has announced a new dedicated test drive centre for Sydney residents. The Genesis Test Drive Centre in Parramatta allows potential buyers to drive the brand's model range out on public roads – an experience not available at the brand's flagship Genesis Studio, located at Sydney's Pitt Street Mall. Previously, those wanting to test drive a Genesis would have to organise a time for a representative to bring a demonstration model to their home or workplace.
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Ben Zachariah