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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 23, 2017
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23rd Jun 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 23, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage,with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. What happened in the week ending June 23, 2017? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.
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Tegan Lawson
Subaru 'not aiming to develop driverless cars', says engineering chief
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22nd Jun 2017
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Subaru 'not aiming to develop driverless cars', says engineering chief

Subaru has confirmed it has no plans to produce autonomous vehicles, despite major industry players aggressively pursuing research to that end. In comments reported by Reuters, Tetsuo Onuki, chief general manager of Subaru's engineering department, declared: "We're not aiming to develop driverless cars. What we're trying to do is make driving safer for people."
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Derek Fung
2018 Ford Mustang safety not on local boss’s mind yet
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22nd Jun 2017
3 min read

2018 Ford Mustang safety not on local boss’s mind yet

When a two-star ANCAP crash score was announced for the Ford Mustang earlier this year, many of us expected that there would be major consumer recoil. But there hasn’t been. The Ford Mustang just saw its best month ever in Australia, with a huge 1351 units sold, and it is easily the highest-selling sports car in the country at this point in time, with 3772 units sold to the end of May 2017.
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Matt Campbell
Importing Camry rather than producing locally won't dent image, company suggests
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21st Jun 2017
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Importing Camry rather than producing locally won't dent image, company suggests

The fact that the new 2018 Toyota Camry will be imported from Japan rather than built in Australia like the outgoing model should not have a great impact on sales, which nevertheless are expected to decline in response to the car’s push upmarket. The 2018 Toyota Camry - generation number eight - is a new-from-the-ground-up model with different architecture and fully revised designs outside and in.
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Mike Costello
Toyota Prius C gets crossover update in Japan - UPDATE
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21st Jun 2017
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Toyota Prius C gets crossover update in Japan - UPDATE

Update - Toyota's local arm has given details of an upcoming update to the Prius C range in Australia. See bottom of article for details The Toyota Prius C has been given another makeover in its home market of Japan, including the more significant addition of a crossover-style variant. Known back home as the Aqua, the Prius C gets subtle revisions to the headlights, grille, and front bumper, along with reworked tail-lights. Updated wheel and tyre packages complete the exterior changes.
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James Wong