A big week in automotive news, from Supra to e-tron.
The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks.
To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here. Check them out, and let us know what caught your eye.
2019 Ford Focus pricing and specs
Headlining the new-generation Focus line-up is the availability of the wagon for the first time, range-wide inclusion of autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, along with a new three-cylinder petrol engine mated as standard to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
What’ll it cost? Check it out here
2019 Audi e-tron quattro revealed
After a long run of teasers and previews, the Audi e-tron quattro electric crossover has officially been revealed, as it gears up to take on the new Mercedes-Benz EQC and upcoming BMW iX3.
Looks good, right?
2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 revealed, here in late 2019
The Mercedes-AMG A35has been revealed, set to take on the likes of the Audi S3 and Volkswagen Golf R when it lands in Australia in the second half of next year.
That means the A45 will be seriously, scarily quick
2019 BMW Z4: Full range revealed
BMW has revealed the upcoming Z4 range in its entirety, ahead of an in-the-metal debut at the Paris motor show next month.
The looks are polarising…
2019 Toyota Supra: Australian launch confirmed, here’s what we know
It’s official, folks. Toyota Australia has confirmed the fifth-generation Supra is coming to Australia in the third quarter of 2019, with a full global reveal set for early 2019 – and we have a stack of new information to share, along with first drive impressions.
The puzzle pieces are starting to come together
McLaren 600LT priced from $455,000
McLaren Automotive has launched its lightweight track-focussed 600LT into the Australian market, with a starting price of $455,000 plus on-road costs.
Pricey, but it’s fast
Peugeot e-Legend Concept revealed
Peugeot has revealed its e-Legend Concept, an all-electric two-door with looks inspired by the 504 coupe. This is Peugeot paying tribute to one of its best-known, best-looking models while setting the scene for its next generation products.
The timing of the launch isn’t a coincidence
2019 BMW 3 Series teased
BMW has provided our clearest look yet at the next-generation (G20) 3 Series, ahead of a likely reveal at the Paris motor show in October.
That grille is, erm, big
Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo concept revealed
The Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo concept has been unveiled at the 2018 Hannover commercial vehicle show. It’s longer than the ID Buzz, with space for all your surfboards in the back.
2019 Suzuki Jimny scores 3 stars in Euro NCAP testing
Suzuki’s upcoming Jimny has scored just three stars in Euro NCAP testing, on the back of relatively low scores for adult occupant and vulnerable road-user protection.
We still love you, Jimny
Almost half of drivers aren’t confident alongside cyclists – Ford
Almost half of Australian drivers aren’t confident driving next to cyclists, according to a new survey from Ford Australia.
The study of almost 2000 people found 49 per cent of drivers are uncomfortable alongside cyclists, while 18 per cent of respondents admitted to road rage or being actively aggressive toward cyclists.
Be nice to your fellow road users, folks
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