Welcome to the CarAdvice Garage. I’m Tegan Lawson with a look at what’s making news headlines this week.
The Hyundai i30 has been crowned Australia’s best selling passenger car for the third month in a row.
The i30 is the best selling car so far this year, ahead of the Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3.
Meantime Hyundai has discontinued the i30 tourer in Australia because it’s too expensive to import from Europe.
This week we revealed that the price of the new Toyota Corolla hybrid is expected to be $26,990 before on-road costs.
Audi says adding the Q2 to the Australian line-up was a considered move and will add an alternative entry-point into the brand alongside the A1. There have also been rumours this week that an SQ2 is under development.
The Mazda MX-5 scored a five-star ANCAP safety rating, and also recorded the highest passenger protection score the crash test organisation has seen to date.
It’s been confirmed that the Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 years edition will be offered in Australia with a six-speed manual gearbox.
The next-generation 2017 Ford Fiesta has been spied testing in Europe. It’s been a long time coming; the current generation is now eight-years old. We should see a ST variant and potentially an even hotter RS model.
Victoria Police are keen to try out new experimental technology that checks metadata to find out if drivers had been using their phones in the lead up, or at the time of a crash.
American security research company Pen Test Partners have managed to hack into a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV via an app.
Jaguar Land Rover is suing Chinese car manufacturer Jiangling Motor over its blatant copy of the Range Rover Evoque.
And Subaru Technica International in collaboration with Prodrive has set a new four-wheel lap record at the Isle of Man TT. Mark Higgins drove the highly modified Subaru WRX STI and clocked a lap time of 17 minutes 35 seconds, with an average speed of 204km/hr.