The week's top news stories: March 10, 2019

There's news from Geneva, on the electric vehicle front, and in the world of hot-hatches turned into racy four-door coupes.
- shares

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.

Tesla slashes Model S, Model X pricing in Australia

Cuts of up to $80,000 have been handed down across the Tesla range, as the EV manufacturer sharpens its pencil around the world.

Big cuts. Enough to make you want an EV?

VW revives the beach buggy, and it's electric

Maybe this will finally get you excited about electric cars. Volkswagen is going through its history books to map out its future.

Looks cool, but might not make production

VFACTS: February 2019 new vehicle sales

Down, down, down go Australia's new car sales for yet another month, though price-leading brands Mitsubishi and Kia keep bucking the trend.

Tough time to be selling cars

2020 Mazda CX-30 revealed, Australia launch due next year

All-new small crossover starts new name structure along with more space, tech, and upmarket design compared to smaller CX-3.

Mazda Australia has confirmed we'll see it sometime next year

2020 Hyundai Sonata revealed, Australian launch this year

Lower and wider brand new model brings more sex appeal and some advanced cabin tech, along with a fresh interpretation of the Hyundai corporate face.


Alfa Romeo Tonale concept revealed

It might be a concept, but the new Tonale SUV previews a production compact SUV for the famous Italian brand. It'll share its underpinnings with the Jeep Renegade, and hybrid power looks likely.

And it's set for production in a form very similar to this

Koenigsegg Australia sells two Jesko hypercars in Australia

That's right, two people have laid down their hard earned for a bonkers Swedish hypercar in Australia. The brand isn't stopping there, though, with plans to seriously ramp up its local sales over the next three years.

$6 million each. Wow

Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered: 'We ARE going to make it'

That's right, Peugeot's CEO has confirmed the hybrid sports car is going to make production. Turns out Elon Musk isn't the only executive using Twitter to confirm future product.

A quick hybrid sedan. Dayum

2019 Nissan Leaf priced from $49,990

Nissan has finally confirmed the Leaf will be here from August, priced a smidge under $50k before on-road costs.

Plug in and go

Hyundai i30 Fastback N pricing and specs

Liftback version of Korean hot hatch kicks off at $41,990, with virtually identical specification to its twin under the skin.

Fastback or hatchback?