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2019 Tokyo motor show: Hits and misses
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28th Oct 2019
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2019 Tokyo motor show: Hits and misses

The Tokyo motor show is often very different to the European shows, and this year was exactly that. Along with a few production hatches, there were plenty of forward-looking concepts with unique powertrains. Check out our team's hits and misses below, and tell us your thoughts in the comments below. Best production car: Honda Jazz
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Scott Collie
Fully driverless cars ‘aren’t even close’, says Toyota
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28th Oct 2019
4 min read

Fully driverless cars ‘aren’t even close’, says Toyota

Futuristic driverless personal cars that can operate safely in rain, hail or shine remain a distant reality, says Toyota. However, autonomous ride-share cars restricted to covering certain areas in certain conditions are a very different story, given they're being prepared for commercial sale inside a decade, and could technically operate today as technology demonstrators with some clever “hacking”.
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Mike Costello
Hardcore Raptor-fighting HiLux not in the pipeline
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27th Oct 2019
2 min read

Hardcore Raptor-fighting HiLux not in the pipeline

Toyota Australia (TMCA) has no high-performance HiLux derivative to tackle Ford’s Ranger Raptor in the pipeline, though local management acknowledges the “formidable competition” it faces to stay atop the sales charts without one. The current flagship Toyota HiLux is called Rugged X, which features a bunch of 4x4 bits such as rock rails, a snorkel and bash plate, added in Australia once the cars arrive from the Thai plant. It’s $64,490 plus on-road costs. Review is here.
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Mike Costello
GM strike in the US ends after 40 days
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26th Oct 2019
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GM strike in the US ends after 40 days

The 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) employed by General Motors in the US have voted to go back to work, with just over 57 per cent in favour of the new four-year deal. The majority vote ends the longest automotive strike in the US in 50 years. Both sides will paint the end of the strike as a victory.
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Derek Fung
Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download
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25th Oct 2019
1 min read

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download: LISTEN: Car News Daily podcastLISTEN: Automotive Industry Insights podcastLISTEN: Reverse Gear podcastMORE: All CarAdvice podcasts
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Mandy Turner
Yamaha abandons development of cars
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25th Oct 2019
1 min read

Yamaha abandons development of cars

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Derek Fung
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25th Oct 2019
1 min read

Yamaha abandons development of cars

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Derek Fung