A big week in SUV and cheap car 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.
2019 Audi Q8 unveiled, here early 2019
It's finally here. The range-topping Audi SUV, teased so many times in both concept and photo form, has been revealed this week with a distinctive face and high-tech interior.
2019 BMW X5 revealed, here before year's end
BMW has pulled the trigger early on its new X5, revealing a brand new car just four years after the last one launched. The front end represents a styling evolution, but the rear is something of a revolution for BMW. It's a similar story behind the wheel, where it debuts a new interior design direction.
2018 Ford Mustang upgraded to three stars in ANCAP testing
"Structurally however, the revised Ford Mustang is identical to the Mustang we originally rated, meaning it still falls short of our expectations in the areas of Adult Occupant and Child Occupant Protection," said James Goodwin, ANCAP CEO."The inclusion of driver assistance aids such as AEB and lane keep assist is a definite step in the right direction, yet these upgrades have neglected to address the injury risk posed to rear seat occupants as well as whiplash protection."
2018 Alpine A110 pricing and specs
The hotly-anticipated Alpine A110 will kick off at a smidgen under $100,000 – provided you spec it right. Three trim grades will be offered, ranging from $97,000 to $106,500 plus on-roads.
2019 Peugeot 508 Touring revealed
While we're on the topic of French cars, check out the 508 Touring. It'll make its debut in Paris later this year, and Peugeot Australia wants it.
2018 Kia Optima pricing and specs
The mid-size Kia sedan has been treated to a new infotainment system and a mild exterior refresh, backed by price cuts in Australia. Some buyers will be disappointed to know the sunroof is now kaput, though.
Skoda Octavia: 245 DSG to become sole RS for MY19
"The RS245 with DSG will shortly become the sole RS variant," said Paul Pottinger, Skoda's local communications boss."Of the 590 cars sold in May (itself a record for that moth), almost 200 of them were Octavias, more than half of which – around 60 per cent – were RS variants and majority of these were RS245 wagons with DSG and an array of options. More than 70 per cent of all Octavia sales are wagons," he claims.
2018 Kia Cerato pricing and specs
With prices ranging from $19,990 to $26,190 drive-away, standard AEB and a raft of included convenience features across the range, the new Cerato certainly seems like good value.
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