Icons reborn and renewed, and Volvo kills its current passenger car range.
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.
2020 Toyota Supra revealed through leaked promo video
The Toyota Supra has surfaced once again, this time through the official reveal video presumably meant to be shown at the reborn sports car's unveiling in Detroit on January 14.
2020 Ford Explorer revealed
New-generation family hauler gets comprehensive overhaul, no plans for right-hand drive though.Atop the range is a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 that debuted in the Aviator, 'projected' to develop 365hp (272kW) and 380lb-ft (515Nm), making it the "most powerful Explorer ever" – at least until Ford Performance launches the Explorer ST.
2020 Land Rover Defender previewed, confirmed for Australia
The new model will represent 70 years of innovation and improvement in just one model year; honoring the model’s history for rugged durability, while thoroughly remaining a Defender for the 21st century," the company says.
2019 Porsche 911 Cabriolet revealed
Drop-top sports car arriving in Australia during second quarter, priced from $286,500.
Mercedes-Benz confirms next-gen SL with Gullwing-insired design
The chief designer of Mercedes-Benz says the new-generation of the company’s flagship SL sports car will take inspiration from the iconic 300SL of the 1950s, as the brand seeks to recreate an icon of the modern era.
Volvo Australia axes V40 and S90, V90 'on the backburner'
Volvo Australia has quietly dropped the V40 and S90 from the local line-up, and has officially said the standard V90 is "on the backburner" after being delayed several times.Imports of the slow-selling S90 have been paused for the time being, with Bosnich indicating Volvo's local division will instead focus on the new-generation S60 and V60 that are due Down Under from the third quarter.
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