This week’s top information tales: April 1

The automotive information wheel is always turning. If you’re not continually checking CarAdvice – which you must be doing, by the way – it can be simple for some headlines to slip through the cracks.

To make absolutely sure you have not missed something essential, we have gathered what we reckon are the hottest information stories from this week, ideal in this article. Check out them out, and permit us know what caught your eye.


Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak unveiled in New York

The stories were being correct! Volkswagen employed the New York motor show to unveil an MQB-centered pickup truck, albeit in concept variety.

Centered on the seven-seat Atlas provided solely in North America, the Tanoak is a mid-measurement dual-taxi developed in a identical vein to the Honda Ridgeline. Forget hauling bales of hay, this truck is about way of life prospective buyers with bikes and boards to cart.

All they want to do is create it.


Hyundai Kona Electrical coming late 2018/early 2019, prolonged-selection the priority

The Kona Electrical is an thrilling proposition, with a usable range and, with any luck ,, a sub-$50k rate issue when it arrives late this yr or early future.

This week, the brand’s neighborhood arm verified a few far more particulars about the incoming plug-in SUV. Assume precedence to be supplied to the 64kWh long-array variant, with area tuning established to get started quickly.

Get all the information right here.


2019 Hyundai Tucson disclosed

In a person of a few key SUV reveals, the facelifted Hyundai Tucson was unveiled in the Large Apple. It’s only a mid-everyday living refresh, but there are some significant changes, which include a considerably improved interior style.

An 8-pace automatic will be extra to the Aussie line-up, too – but only if you acquire the diesel.

Get the lowdown right here.


2019 Audi RS5 Sportback disclosed

Keen on an Audi RS5, but worried the common car’s back isn’t, you know, sporty adequate? Audi has answered your prayers.

With the very same drivetrain as the two-doorway RS5, but the extra practicality of 4 doorways, the RS5 Sportback seems like a winner.

Feast on the particulars in this article. 


2019 Toyota RAV4 unveiled

What do you think of the way it appears? The RAV4 has divided impression in the CarAdvice office environment and the remarks, with a new glimpse encouraged by the FT-AC strategy from previous yr.

Ability will come from a assortment of  ‘Dynamic Force’ engines, and three (yep, 3) all-wheel generate techniques will be obtainable throughout the vary.

Check out it out, and enable us know what you feel. 


Uber self-driving permit suspended by Arizona

The fallout from Uber’s self-driving crash in Tempe, Arizona has continued this week. The corporation, which left Californian streets for the reason that it did not want to pay for a allow, has had its screening license revoked by Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey.

Acquire a seem at what took place below.


2019 Honda Insight unveiled

The output Honda Insight hybrid has been unveiled in New York, after being previewed by a ‘prototype’ late previous yr. In news that will shock no-a person, the generation car appears to be like just like the notion.

Full method outputs are 113kW and 267Nm, many thanks to its mixture of a 1.5-litre Atkinson Cycle engine and electrical motor. It runs in collection most of the time, making use of the petrol engine to demand the lithium-ion battery.

Examine it out listed here.


2019 Kia Carnival unveiled

Get excited mums and dads, the Kia Carnival has been facelifted! Alright, that’s too psyched, unwind down back.

Together with a slew of small exterior and interior design and style tweaks, there is a new rear-seat amusement method and a refreshing 8-speed computerized.

We’re not positive how a lot of that will make it to Australia, but get pleasure from the North American facts.


Nissan: 1 million yearly electrified sales by end FY2022

Nissan needs to ramp up its electrified automobile product sales, and will direct the demand (pun 110 for every cent intentional) with a new all-electric crossover, extra e-Power hybrids and cheap Chinese battery-run vehicles.

Get the rundown here.