Trump talking, Trophy Hyundais and Nissan Titan news
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.
Hyundai launches Trophy Editions for i30, Tucson, Elantra
With parking sensors, 17-inch alloy wheels, leather seats and some extra exterior bling, the Trophy Edition package will be offered to a limited number of i30, Tucson and Elantra buyers. There's also drive-away pricing for the specials.
2018 Mazda CX-8 on sale from July
Want a CX-9 but don't like petrol power? Fancy a bigger CX-5, but don't want a full-size SUV? Mazda's diesel middle child is coming soon. It'll be on sale in July, with pricing and specs to be officially announced closer to launch.
California begins digital number plate trial
The future is here, and it looks... like a more expensive version of the present. Californian drivers will now be offered digital number plates which, when the car is parked, can be used to display advertisements, messages or traffic alerts. They'll also say 'STOLEN' if the car is nicked.
Nissan Titan ruled out for Australia
"The challenge for Titan is the left-hand drive. If somebody asked me tomorrow if there's any market where I should launch Titan, I would say Australia," Ashwani Gupta, Nissan's global head of commercial vehicles, said.
"Then, if I have to make this project work, the volumes which I will get in Australia will never tempt me."
Abarth 124 Spider Monza Special Edition arrives from $46,950
Fiat Australia has decided it's time to celebrate Carlo Abarth, the man behind the Abarth name and scorpion badge, with a limited-run version of the 124 Spider.
Trump vows to to block German luxury marques from the US - report
In January 2017, after his election but prior to inauguration, Trump told German newspaper Bild: “When you walk down Fifth Avenue, everybody has a Mercedes-Benz parked in front of his house".
“You were very unfair to the USA. It isn’t mutual. How many Chevrolets do you see in Germany? Not many, maybe none, you don’t see anything at all over there. It’s a one-way street."
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