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Land Rover Defender 90 short wheelbase delayed until 2021
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3rd Aug 2020
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Land Rover Defender 90 short wheelbase delayed until 2021

Australian buyers will be forced to wait until next year for the Land Rover Defender 90 short-wheelbase, with delays also cited for the local introduction of all diesel-powered Defenders. The British brand says the arrival of the Land Rover Defender 90 short wheelbase has been pushed back due to delays caused by COVID-19 related complications in the company's new production facility in Nitra, Slovakia.
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Sam Purcell
Elon Musk defends “autopilot”, says another name would be “idiotic”
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3rd Aug 2020
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Elon Musk defends “autopilot”, says another name would be “idiotic”

Tesla boss Elon Musk has slammed German authorities who last month banned the company from using the term “autopilot” when adverting its autonomous driving technology. The outspoken boss of the electric-car start-up said it was “idiotic” for people to be upset with the autopilot name, because aircraft still require pilot control and it was never Tesla’s intention for drivers to rely solely on the technology.
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Joshua Dowling
2021 Mazda3 Turbo on wish list for Australia, but still not confirmed
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3rd Aug 2020
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2021 Mazda3 Turbo on wish list for Australia, but still not confirmed

Mazda Australia is lobbying Japan to introduce a turbocharged hot hatch version of the new Mazda 3. The Japanese car maker has been without a hot hatch locally since the Mazda 3 MPS was dropped after two generations were sold from 2006 to 2012. The previous Mazda3 MPS models were powered by a turbocharged 2.3-litre four-cylinder (190kW/380Nm) matched to a six-speed manual sending power to the front wheels.
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Joshua Dowling
2021 Subaru WRX Club Spec limited edition due in Australian showrooms
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2nd Aug 2020
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2021 Subaru WRX Club Spec limited edition due in Australian showrooms

A limited-edition Subaru WRX Club Spec – based on the current generation model – has been revealed, with the manufacturer’s Australian distributor announcing 150 cars will be available nationwide. As with the standard WRX, the vehicle is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged "boxer" engine producing 197kW and 350Nm.
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William Davis
Production of Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 appears to end
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1st Aug 2020
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Production of Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 appears to end

Production of the current Subaru BRZ looks set to wrap up. A memo posted to the brand’s Japanese website said that any new orders for the car could only be satisfied by remaining dealer stock, and heavily implied that production of the current model was ending. A spokesperson for the brand's Australia division told CarAdvice they were currently "awaiting clarification from Subaru in Japan regarding production." This story will be updated when further information becomes available.
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William Davis