The next-generation Skoda Octavia has been teased again, this time with a designer's drawing of the new model's interior.
Compared to the outgoing model, the new Octavia will have a much more modern dashboard layout with higher-set displays and a new two-spoke steering wheel.
Skoda says the Octavia will feature a new "multi-level instrument panel", a free-standing central display, and a new rocker switch with shift-by-wire technology in place of the previous selector lever.
With car sales falling 19 months in succession and 2019 year-to-date (YTD) figures showing a market-wide drop of 8.0 per cent, there is no shortage of losers out there - the top 5 of which are all small cars.
To be specific, the YTD tally of 893,920 new cars, SUVs and commercials is 77,803 units short of the cumulative 2018 tally.
Australia’s new car sales dipped in October for the 19th consecutive month, compared to the same month in the preceding year. Manufacturer-supplied VFACTS figures show sales were down 9.1 per cent for the month, to 82,456, with drops recorded in every State and Territory.
Chevrolet unveils an electric ute that sounds like a V8
US car giant Chevrolet has taken the covers off a cool 1960s pick-up powered by future electric-car technology – but it roars like a V8 due to an artificial sound enhancer. In fact, it has a choice of five fake engine sounds in total.
While many may dismiss it as a flight of fancy, this show car built for the 2019 SEMA auto show in fact has production potential.
The Kia Futuron concept has been revealed at the 2019 China International Import Expo, which is currently under way in Shanghai.
With its long bonnet, swept back windscreen and short overhangs, the design of the Futuron's body wouldn't look out of place on a sports car concept. Except, of course, the Futuron is a coupe crossover which rides on a tall suspension setup.