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2020 Toyota Yaris GR-4 teased
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6th Nov 2019
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2020 Toyota Yaris GR-4 teased

Toyota is readying a rally-inspired hot hatch based on the 2020 Yaris – and the first prototype will be unveiled in Australia this month. Based on the picture we have here, it's clear the GR-4 will be something fairly serious. The rear arches are seriously swollen, suggesting the performance Yaris will have a wider rear track than the standard car.
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Scott Collie
2020 Honda Jazz revealed in Tokyo
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23rd Oct 2019
3 min read

2020 Honda Jazz revealed in Tokyo

Honda has taken the wraps from its next-generation Jazz at the Tokyo motor show, with a new hybrid powertrain and standard autonomous emergency braking across the entire Japanese range. UPDATE October 23, 3:30pm: Although it hasn't confirmed what the engine will be, and makes no mention of it in the press materials, Honda has said a petrol engine will also be offered for the new Jazz line-up. Our headline and copy has been amended to reflect this change.
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Scott Collie
2020 Kia Cerato and Picanto add new manual grades
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2nd Oct 2019
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2020 Kia Cerato and Picanto add new manual grades

Kia Australia has quietly introduced new variants of the Cerato and Picanto, both adding manual transmissions to popular trim levels. The new Cerato Sport manual and Picanto GT-Line manual have been added for the 2020 model year, offering stick shift versions of each grade for the first time and reducing their respective pricing compared to the current automatic offerings.
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James Wong
2020 Mazda 2 revealed, in Australia next year
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18th Jul 2019
2 min read

2020 Mazda 2 revealed, in Australia next year

The Mazda 2 has been given a facelift in its home market of Japan, ahead of its launch Down Under by the first quarter of 2020. Renamed from 'Demio' to Mazda 2, the revised five-door light hatch has been given a new badge to "emphasise the brand", with other updates made to raise "visual and tactile quality in areas such as design and craftsmanship". Mazda says the new 2 has been enhanced in the areas of handling stability, ride feel and cabin quietness.
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James Wong
2018-19 Toyota Prius C recalled
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4th Jul 2019
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2018-19 Toyota Prius C recalled

Toyota Australia has issued a recall for the 2018-19 model-year Prius C hatchback over concerns the 12V battery will stop charging. According to the Japanese manufacturer, “the 12-volt auxiliary battery may stop charging due to improper soldering on the circuit board in the vehicles DC/DC converter”.
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James Wong