Audi, Tesla, MG score top marks in ANCAP testing, Hyundai Venue falls short
ANCAP has awarded the Tesla Model X, Audi A7 and Q8, and the MG HS five stars in its latest round of crash tests, but the Hyundai Venue city SUV fell short.
The independent safety body called the all-electric Tesla Model X the "standout performer" among the five cars tested, record-equalling scores for adult occupant protection and safety assist.
Meanwhile, the Audi A7 and Q8 demonstrated "good performance in all assessment areas".
2020 Subaru Forester hybrid, XV hybrid pricing and specs
Subaru Australia will launch electrified versions of the XV and Forester in March 2020.
Priced from $35,580 before on-road costs, the XV Hybrid e-Boxer AWD will undercut the just-released Toyota C-HR Hybrid by $860 when it launches in March.
Meanwhile, the Forester Hybrid will be offered in two trims: L AWD and S AWD, priced from $39,990 and $45,990 before on-road costs respectively.
2021 Cadillac Escalade to feature 38-inch curved OLED screen
The next-generation Cadillac Escalade will have a curved OLED display measuring 38 inches diagonally.
OLED technology is typically found on smaller consumer devices, such as smartphones and smartwatches. Without the need for a backlight, OLED screens have deeoper blacks, and can be more easily made into interesting shapes.
Western Australian drivers to be left in the dark on speed camera locations
Watch out West Australians, the chances of getting pinged at one of the state’s 1800 speed camera locations just increased exponentially.
From the start of 2020, the West Australian Government will scrap the regular updates it provides to the public on exactly where the police have installed mobile speed cameras on any given day.
It was a helpful service, allowing alert motorists to navigate the state’s road network without fear of getting busted by a camera.
The next-generation Mini Clubman could grow up, literally, to become the brand's second crossover model.
Oliver Heilmer, Mini's head of design, hinted as much in an interview with Autocar.
The move to a range with two crossover models is being driven by the US market, where the current Countryman's slow sales are being blamed on its small size.