Lexus looks set to introduce a new entry-level compact vehicle to replace the current CT hatchback early next decade, according to a new report out of the UK.
Autocar says Lexus' European boss, Pascal Ruch, confirmed the company's plans for a new model to slot under the compact UX crossover at the 2019 Geneva motor show, and that UK director, Ewan Shepherd, also hinted at such a vehicle earlier this year.
Mazda Australia has issued a recall for its previous-generation 'BM' and 'BN' 3 small car from the 2015 to 2017 model years, over concerns the windscreen wipers could stop working.
The Japanese manufacturer reports affected units could have a defective relay within the Front Body Control Module (F-BCM), which could cause the windscreen wipers to "become inoperative".
2020 Volkswagen Golf production to start this year - report
When will the hotly-anticipated Mk8 Volkswagen Golf launch? Jurgen Stackmann, head of the brand, last week said it would be in February 2020, but a new report quoting "multiple company sources" has suggested the new hatch could surface this October. Hmm.
The latest report comes from Automotive News Europe, the same outlet responsible for the original Stackmann interview.
Volkswagen Australia has confirmed some initial details for the upcoming Golf GTI TCR, including its scheduled arrival in October.
Just 300 units will be headed Down Under, which is the "biggest allocation internationally", according to Volkswagen's local communications boss, Paul Pottinger.
Final pricing "will be announced shortly", as will specification. We're told the TCR will be 'fully equipped' and only offered locally as a five-door proposition – a three-door version is offered abroad.
Aston Martin has revealed its more focused take on the Vantage, wearing an AMR badge and a retro-inspired livery to boot.
First up, the engine. It's the same AMG-sourced 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 offered in the regular Vantage, making the same 375kW of power and 625Nm. That's 60Nm down on the stock car, likely to protect the manual driveline.
It's a Mercedes-AMG unit, but it's not mated to an automatic transmission – for the first time, this engine is hooked up to a manual transmission.