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.
2020 Range Rover gains 48V Ingenium inline six, Apple CarPlay
Land Rover Australia has confirmed its flagship Range Rover will gain a new powertrain option from May, in the form of the new 'Ingenium' 3.0-litre twin-charged inline six with mild-hybrid tech.
Pricing is set to be announced later this month, ahead of first deliveries arriving Down Under in October, at which point they'll form part of the revised 2020 model-year range.
Toyota 86 Hakone Edition: Green special headed for the US
Toyota USA has announced the 86 Hakone Edition, a British Racing Green-coloured special that's based on a similar edition revealed for Japan in February.
Available as part of the 2020 model-year range in North America, the Hakone Edition is based on the US range's 'GT' specification, and is claimed to pay tribute to the iconic Hakone Turnpike in Japan – dubbed "one of the great driving roads in the world".
Ford Transit Custom Sport gets power bump in Europe
Ford of Europe has introduced an updated range of 'Sport' vans, including a more powerful version of the Transit Custom Sport.
The upgraded 2.0-litre 'EcoBlue' diesel engine in the Transit Custom Sport now makes 185PS (136kW) and 415Nm, a 9% increase in power output compared to the outgoing model.
Interestingly, the Australian-market version due in the coming months makes the same 136kW, but 405Nm (-10Nm).
Peugeot 208: New-gen model earmarked for 2020 launch in Oz
Peugeot Australia has indicated the new-generation 208 hatchback should make its way Down Under sometime in 2020, though it hasn't confirmed specific timing nor if we'll see the all-electric version.
Speaking with media at the Australian launch of the Citroen C3 Aircross and Peugeot Expert, Ben Farlow, managing director for Peugeot Citroen Australia, said the new 208 should be available to Australia "shortly after" its European sales launch late this year or early next.