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Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Hyundai's Scott Nargar talks hydrogen

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Josh Dowling, and James Ward. We cover many car news topics, including how the Ford Mustang R-Spec has sold out, the first C8 Corvette selling for USD$3 million, Honda warning 33,000 Takata-affected owners to "stop driving immediately", General Motors unveiling its first autonomous car, and how currency pressure is poised to push up the cost of cars this year...

First Chevrolet Corvette C8 sells for $3 million at auction in the US

The first 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 has sold at auction for US$3 million (AUD$4.34 million). That's a massive $2.92 million more than the North American RRP of USD$74,995 (AUD$109,000) for the C8 bearing VIN 001. Australian pricing for the new Corvette is yet to be announced, but last month Holden teased us with a photo of a car being tested at its engineering facility in Lang Lang south-east of Melbourne, ahead of its scheduled showroom arrival next year...

First 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 arrives at Holden in Australia, but there’s a catch

The first 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 has landed in Australia, according to a post on Holden’s official Instagram page (pictured below). The new generation Corvette was photographed inside Holden’s engineering centre in Melbourne with test equipment and a Holden Acadia SUV in the background...

2021 Chevrolet Corvette hybrid details leaked

The C8 series of Chevrolet Corvette is already a quantum shift from its predecessor with its mid-engine layout and the promise of twin-turbocharged DOHC V8s, all-wheel-drive and hybrid power. Nevertheless, it still has that small-block Chevy V8 goodness that appeals to loyal Corvette buyers. Jalopnik reports an upcoming C8 variant will blend the best of the new and old Corvette worlds...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Chevrolet C8 Corvette launch delayed - report

The new C8-series Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been eagerly awaited. Alas, it looks like it may have to be eagerly awaited for a while longer. Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) who work for General Motors are in the fourth week of a strike, and the Detroit Free Press reports this will affect production of the much-anticipated, mid-engine C8 Corvette...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download:  Hyundai introduces seven-year warranty 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA pricing and specs Mitsubishi MI-Tech, Super Height K-Wagon concepts teased 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8...

2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R race car unveiled

The Chevrolet Corvette C8.R race car has been unveiled alongside the Stingray convertible. Designed for the GT Le Mans racing series, the C8.R follows the mid-engine format of the road-going Corvette range. While the race car bears a very close visual resemblance to the street-legal coupe, practically every exterior panel looks to be unique...

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible revealed

The latest C8 series of Chevrolet Corvette switched to a mid-engine layout for the first time, and now the convertible brings another dramatic change to the line – a retractable hardtop roof. The Corvette convertible maintains the coupe’s sleek profile, though the placement of the roof mechanism means there’s no longer a window to the engine...

2021 Chevrolet Corvette convertible spotted in the wild

The mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette convertible has been filmed in public while undergoing testing in the US. The video (bottom) was filmed by Brendan Macie and posted to his YouTube channel. While the coupe features manually removable targa roof panels, the convertible is thought to have an electrically-operated folding hardtop...