2019 is officially over. It’s time for sunshine and (a sometimes rose-tinted) reflection on the year gone by.
Here at CarAdvice, we’re taking the chance to look back at some of the most interesting, exciting and downright strange stories published this year.
Here are the most popular reviews of the year.
A family favourite gets a major makeover
The Cerato GT was a favourite for us this year
The RAV4 was a popular car this year on CA
The i30 N is still a hoot
Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered production to start in 2020 with wagon option
Peugeot is getting ready to release the 508 Sport Engineered to the public, the brand's boss has confirmed in an interview with Automotive News Europe – and there's going to be a wagon option.
Revealed in concept form at the 2019 Geneva motor show, the Sport Engineered has a 150kW petrol engine and an 82kW electric motor on the front axle, with another 150kW electric motor on the rear axle providing all-wheel drive.
We all finally stopped accidentally writing the date as '2018' and then, just like that, 2019 has come to an end. As the door closes on 2019 (not to mention this decade), we thought you’d like to know what news articles captivated you the most this year.
There’s some doom and gloom as we reported on the end of two icons. There’s also, however, a little bit of hope and anticipation for next year.
Here's a look at the 5 most read articles this year.
Mitsubishi Australia has recalled the 2010 and 2012 i-MiEV electric vehicle over concerns about a corroding vacuum pump.
According to the company, the electric vacuum pump could corrode when exposed to snow, ice or salt spray, and diminish the car's braking power.
If the pump corrodes, the brake warning light will illuminate and an audio warning will sound. There's a risk of injury or accident, as the car might have a longer stopping distance.
The 2020 McLaren Speedtail is ready for production, having topped 400km/h at the Kennedy Space Centre in its final test.
The production-ready 'Hyper-GT' hit 403km/h with Kenny Brack, chief McLaren test driver, behind the wheel.
It wasn't a one-and-done effort, either. McLaren says the Speedtail hit its top speed more than 30 times on the space shuttle landing runway in Florida.