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2020 Audi R8 price and specs
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23rd Jun 2020
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2020 Audi R8 price and specs

Audi Australia has announced pricing and specification for its R8 supercar, due back in local showrooms in July 2020. The face-lifted R8 returns following an absence from the Australian market. CarAdvice understands this to be due to delays in completing emissions and homologation processes in Europe, with Audi giving priority to its higher-selling vehicles. The 2020 Audi R8 is available in four trims with coupe or convertible body style and rear- or all-wheel drive options.
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Liam Murphy
Apple iPhone Digital Key will soon be able to unlock your car
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22nd Jun 2020
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Apple iPhone Digital Key will soon be able to unlock your car

Apple iPhone users will soon be able to lock, unlock and start their car using the smartphone’s near-field sensor technology and a new app called Digital Key. The tech giant announced overnight that its latest devices with the near-field sensor technology will be able to lock and unlock certain BMW cars by ‘tapping’ or positioning their phone near the front door handles. Once inside the car, the same technology will start the car at the press of a button.
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Joshua Dowling
BMW invests in Prometheus Fuels, carbon-neutral petrol
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22nd Jun 2020
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BMW invests in Prometheus Fuels, carbon-neutral petrol

German carmaker BMW and its sister brand Mini have invested $USD12.5 million into a US company that produces synthetic petrol and diesel made via carbon capturing. The venture capital arm of BMW and Mini, called BMW i Ventures, invested in a start-up called Prometheus Fuels, which claims it will be selling carbon-neutral fuel by the end of this year. While the technology to convert carbon emissions back into fuel was already available, the costs to do so were prohibitively expensive.
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Ben Zachariah
Toyota prices to rise, hybrids hardest hit
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21st Jun 2020
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Toyota prices to rise, hybrids hardest hit

Toyota is poised to increase prices by up to $1300 on 16 of its most popular models in the wake of a weakening exchange rate with the Japanese Yen – and hybrid cars are hardest hit. However buyers can beat the 1 July price rises if they sign a deal before the end of June 30 and lock in the current RRP.
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Joshua Dowling
The unlikely cars reversing the COVID-19 sales slide
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20th Jun 2020
3 min read

The unlikely cars reversing the COVID-19 sales slide

As Australia braces for a recession, some surprising new cars have bucked the sharp downward sales trend. New-car sales fell by 35.3 per cent in May compared to the same month the previous year, following a shocker in April (down 48.5 per cent). Both represented the biggest declines in at least 30 years. While sales of utes and four-wheel-drives have picked up in the lead-up to June 30 and as many motorists plan to holiday at home, there are some niche models that have also performed well.
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Justin Narayan