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BMW will always have a steering wheel, despite market push for autonomy
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4th Jun 2017
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BMW will always have a steering wheel, despite market push for autonomy

Automotive manufacturers are rapidly being forced to diversify into becoming mobility providers and technology companies, but BMW assures that despite the push for more onboard technology, the steering wheel (or something along those lines) will always have a place in ‘the Ultimate Driving Machine’.
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James Ward
Subaru WRX STI Type RA set to debut June 8
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4th Jun 2017
2 min read

Subaru WRX STI Type RA set to debut June 8

Subaru has released a teaser image of the WRX STI Type RA, ahead of its debut this week on June 8. The close-up photo shows a carbon-fibre roof, with a bonnet scoop in the background. To hype up the production car, Subaru has also released a video of the race-modified WRX STI Type RA NBR Special being tested at Silverstone, and in less-than-perfect conditions at the Nuerburgring Nordschleife.
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Mandy Turner
New 'There And Back' warranty program working for Jeep
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3rd Jun 2017
4 min read

New 'There And Back' warranty program working for Jeep

It's early days, but it seems Jeep's commitment to customer service and the backing of its products in Australia through the new 'There And Back' guarantee, is working out. "This was never meant to be a silver bullet," FCA CEO Steve Zanlunghi told CarAdvice at the launch of the revised Grand Cherokee. "It was meant to lay the foundations for the brand in Australia, and it has been positive for us. It's already visibly changed the sentiment of the brand."
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Trent Nikolic
Oliver Heilmer to head Mini design, Stephenson nowhere to be seen
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2nd Jun 2017
2 min read

Oliver Heilmer to head Mini design, Stephenson nowhere to be seen

The BMW Group has announced Oliver Heilmer as the new head of design for the Mini brand, almost a year since his predecessor Anders Warming moved on. Heilmer is the current president of Designworks, a subsidiary of the BMW Group - with design studios in California, Munich and Shanghai - and has been part of the group's design team for 17 years. Heilmer had also been responsible for the interior design of the BMW brand up until 2016.
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James Wong
Kia Stinger: Australian equipment details revealed in leaked bulletin
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2nd Jun 2017
3 min read

Kia Stinger: Australian equipment details revealed in leaked bulletin

A number of key equipment details for the incoming new 2018 Kia Stinger liftback sedan have been revealed, thanks to a dealer bulletin obtained by CarAdvice reader Joe. Although the all-important pricing details are still to be confirmed, CarAdvice can confirm the Stinger will be offered locally in six grades, split equally across the already confirmed 2.0-litre four-cylinder and 3.3-litre six-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines.
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Mike Stevens