Hi there, Tegan Lawson with you at the CarAdvice news desk. Let’s take a look at what’s making headlines this week.
The New South Wales government is making changes to the Graduated Licensing Scheme for learner, P1 and P2 drivers in an effort to reduce the road toll.
P-plate drivers are among the highest risk category, and the changes will include banning the use of mobile phones entirely. No more hands free.
In Victoria and a world first trial will get underway later this year. Adaptive speed limits will be introduced on the M80 Western Ring Road to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion.
The 2017 Hyundai i30 has been spied again, giving us our closest look yet at the new model. Changes to the interior include a large tablet-like screen and a broad two-tier dash design.
Meantime work is underway on the next generation Mazda MX-5 even though it’s not due till 2021. The design could include carbon fibre elements.
We’ve been given a sneak peak this week at a new Mitsubishi ‘crossover MPV’ concept.
The new concept is more refined and notably larger than last year’s eX concept.
The next generation Nissan Juke is due next year and it’s set to arrive with a new platform, cleaner engines, a hybrid option and more tech than ever.
Isuzu and General Motors have parted ways, after collaborating on utes since the 1970’s.
It comes after Isuzu recently signed a deal with Mazda to work on the new D-Max and BT-50 utes.
And an unlikely partnership has been formed between Ford and tequila giant Jose Cuervo.
The pair will explore ways to use agave by-products to make sustainable material that could be used to produce vehicle components.