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Tesla adds web-surfing function to infotainment systems
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1st Sep 2019
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Tesla adds web-surfing function to infotainment systems

Mobile phones are huge nowadays but sometimes you just want to view a website on a bigger screen, and a Tesla’s touch screen certainly dwarfs your phone. To satisfy those of you who want to browse the internet in your Tesla, the company is deploying an over-the-air software update that’ll allow Aussie owners to do just that. The functionality was previously available only in overseas markets.
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William Stopford
2020 Smart ForTwo facelift sketched out
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31st Aug 2019
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2020 Smart ForTwo facelift sketched out

A sketch previewing the updated electric-only Smart ForTwo has been unveiled ahead of the car's debut at 2019 Frankfurt motor show, which kicks off in the middle of September. To mark the transition to an all-electric lineup the Smart ForTwo and ForFour models will be given a facelift. While the sketch indicates the updated ForTwo will have a wider body and more aggressive stance, spy photos show the car's body panels will be untouched.
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Derek Fung
2020 Alpina B3 Touring teased
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30th Aug 2019
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2020 Alpina B3 Touring teased

Sports wagon lovers, rejoice! No, BMW still hasn’t developed an M3 Touring but BMW tuner Alpina has once again stepped up to help fill the void. Auto Express reports Alpina will debut its enhanced version of the new G21-generation 3 Series Touring, the B3 Touring, at next month’s Frankfurt motor show following a teaser image (above) published this week. The regular 3 Series Touring debuted only a few months ago in June.
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William Stopford
Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Volkswagen Australia Head of PR, Paul Pottinger
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30th Aug 2019
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Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Volkswagen Australia Head of PR, Paul Pottinger

Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey are live from Motorsport Safety and Rescue as our ute mega test continues! After the recent launch, Kez reviews the 2020 BMW X4 M locally. We speak with the General Manager Corporate Communications for Volkswagen Australia, Paul Pottinger about the brand's SUV rollout, ID models, and the Skoda Kodiaq RS. Lastly, Mandy takes a ride with Paul Maric around Toorak in the 2019 Rolls Royce Wraith Black Badge.
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Mandy Turner
Toyota buys stake in Suzuki
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29th Aug 2019
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Toyota buys stake in Suzuki

Toyota and Suzuki have announced a new capital alliance, which they say cements "the long-term partnership between the two companies for promoting collaboration in new fields, including the field of autonomous driving". As part of the new agreement, Toyota will buy 24 million newly allocated shares in Suzuki valued at roughly ¥96 billion ($1.34 billion). Once the transaction is completed Toyota will control 4.94 per cent of Suzuki's common stock.
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Derek Fung