Toyota Australia has confirmed it will bring five new hybrid models to our market before mid-2020, on the back of "stronger-than-expected" demand for the petrol-electric Camry.
First cab off the rank will be the new-generation RAV4 SUV, due during the first half of 2019, joining the hybrid versions of the Camry, Corolla hatch, and Prius family Down Under.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has initiated a recall for the 2016 'X760' XE and 'X260' XF as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign.
As with previous Takata-related recalls, affected airbag inflators could degrade over time when exposed to high temperatures and humidity over time.
If the condition occurs, the airbag propellant can degrade, and if the vehicle is involved in a collision the metal inflator housing could rupture upon deployment, sending shrapnel-like fragments into the cabin.
Carbon fibre can be used to store electricity: study
Electric cars could soon be able to store their energy within carbon-fibre body panels, enabling manufactures to conserve weight and space, according to a new study.
The paper from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden found carbon fibres could function as battery electrodes. Because of this, the carbon-fibre structure of a car could act as a battery, holding charge for the electric motors.
Tesla Model 3 drives first profitable quarter since 2016
Concerns around unorthodox production methods, factory working conditions, build quality and delays have done little to dent interest in the Tesla Model 3, with the new more affordable car driving the brand to its first profit in years.
Ford: Spanish plant to pause for nine days due to low demand
Ford will halt production at its Spanish facility in Almussafes, near Valencia, for over a week next month due to a "lower demand for its vehicles".
According to a new report by industry journal Automotive News Europe the Blue Oval will hit pause for nine days at the plant – which builds the Mondeo and Escape for our market – for nine days.