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.
Lexus might appear to be behind its rivals when it comes to autonomous technology, but the brand still has some strong opinions on how self-driving cars should be rolled out.
Bad news, enthusiasts. The incoming Polo GTI will only be offered with a dual-clutch transmission in Australia, initially at least.
The news was confirmed to Mike Costello during a conversation with a staffer during the base-model Polo’s launch. Apparently, a lack of demand for three-pedal vehicles Down Under is the cause of death.
The Senna isn’t traditionally attractive, but its ugly angles and jutting spoilers serve a purpose. According to McLaren’s chief designer, Rob Melville, the track-focused special is a brutal example of function usurping form.
Here’s a story that really got people talking. The Greens have proposed a plan to heavily incentivise electric vehicle sales, in the lead up to a full internal-combustion sales ban by 2030.
According to Greens Senator, Janet Rice, the plan is “ambitious but achievable”.
Posted on a Chinese website, these images have revealed a new digital display in the Mazda 3. With graphics inspired by Lexus, and a range of layouts reminiscent of BMW offerings, the Japanese manufacturer is borrowing from the best.
Toyota is on a new model kick at the moment, with plans to debut its all-new mid-size SUV in the Big Apple later this month. If the fresh Corolla is anything to go by, it could be a bit of a looker – not that the shadowy teaser image we have here gives much away.
Along with the new RAV4, the New York motor show will play host to the new Subaru Forester. They’re both direct rivals, and they’re both big sellers for their respective brands. Buckle up for a soft-roader frenzy.
Nope, it isn’t the all-new one. But Ateco Automotive will bring the current-generation RAM 1500 to Australia this year, complete with a 5.7-litre Hemi V8 engine and a price tag to make the Ranger Wildtrak and Amarok V6 Ultimate nervous.