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Autonomous Toyota GR Supra learns to drift
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22nd Jan 2021
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Autonomous Toyota GR Supra learns to drift

A 2021 Toyota GR Supra has reportedly been taught to autonomously drift, as part of a collaborative project between Stanford University’s Dynamic Design Lab (DDL) and the Toyota Research Institute (TRI). According to a joint mission statement, the research ultimately aims to improve the evasive capabilities of autonomous driving technology in road vehicles.
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William Davis
Jeep Wrangler V8 and 4Xe plug-in hybrid still a chance for Australia
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22nd Jan 2021
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Jeep Wrangler V8 and 4Xe plug-in hybrid still a chance for Australia

There is still a chance that Australia will get V8-powered and plug-in hybrid variants of the iconic Jeep Wrangler, as the American manufacturer rolls out new models and electrified powertrains around the world. While previous reports had indicated that Australia was unlikely to get these special models, Jeep global director Christian Meuiner told CarAdvice that the company was still busy building a business case to develop right-hand drive variants of the Wrangler 392 and Wrangler 4Xe:
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Sam Purcell
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Petrol and hybrid only, no diesel
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21st Jan 2021
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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Petrol and hybrid only, no diesel

The upcoming 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee will come to Australia with petrol and hybrid engines – with diesel power to be dropped for the new model. This has been confirmed by Jeep global boss Christian Meunier, who told CarAdvice that Jeep is hellbent on becoming a market leader in electrified SUVs, both in Australia and around the world.
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Sam Purcell
The Drive Five: The week's most interesting stories
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21st Jan 2021
3 min read

The Drive Five: The week's most interesting stories

As you might be aware, 2021 marks the year CarAdvice and Drive become one – bringing together both sites' top-shelf automotive content under the one banner. For you, dear reader, not much will change. We're still the same team, with the same familiar faces and high standards for our new-car content and love of all things automotive. The only difference is you'll eventually be able to meet all your new-car needs in one place, Drive.
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Susannah Guthrie
Suzuki Jimny production ramps up in India, five-door due in 2022 – report
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21st Jan 2021
1 min read

Suzuki Jimny production ramps up in India, five-door due in 2022 – report

The rumoured Suzuki Jimny five-door is expected to be unveiled this year ahead of its showroom arrival in 2021, according to an overseas report. Autocar India say Indian exports of the Suzuki Jimny three-door have started, and that the unveiling of the five-door is "six months away". The magazine says the Suzuki Jimny three-door built in India is identical to the version made in Suzuki's plant located in Kosai, Japan, where Australian vehicles are sourced.
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Justin Narayan