We publish a ton of automobile information tales throughout the working week, and it may be powerful to maintain up with every little thing – which is the rationale behind this weekend listing.
In brief, listed below are some key articles from our information desk since Monday of this week summarised, simply in case you missed them on the time.
The Cupra DarkRebel previews what a sports activities automobile might appear like from the sporty Spanish model, and is the “final interpretation” of its imaginative and prescient.
It’s solely a digital idea for now, however Cupra says a bodily model is “coming quickly”, and you may assist form what that bodily idea appears to be like like.
It’s the primary Cupra idea to be offered on Metahype, Cupra’s metaverse area, and an immersive expertise referred to as the Hyper Configurator permits you to alter points of the automobile equivalent to the colors and graphics and share movies of your creation.
The Volkswagen Group’s sporty Spanish model Cupra has unveiled the Tavascan, its first all-electric SUV.
It’s set for a 2024 launch, and can come to Australia in 2025 alongside manufacturing variations of the Terramar mid-sized SUV and UrbanRebel electrical hatch.
Remaining largely trustworthy to the 2019 idea automobile, which was additionally up to date in 2022, the Tavascan has a sporty stance due to its “shark nostril”, raked roofline, and the polished black A-pillar connecting the windscreen to the facet glass to imitate a racing driver’s visor.
Say “guten tag” to the newest iteration of Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which works on sale in Europe throughout the third quarter of 2023. It can doubtless be accessible in Australia a while in 2024.
As anticipated the sixth-generation E-Class copies its form and plenty of of its design components with the newest C-Class and S-Class. These embrace flush-fitting door handles, and tail gentle clusters that stretch into the boot lid.
The brand new E-Class does have a couple of distinguishing gadgets, although. Most notably it has scalloped headlight models that mix into the grille body, a styling characteristic borrowed from the all-electric EQE and EQS fashions. For those who’re so inclined, the grille can be illuminated.
What occurs once you add extra energy, extra tech, and extra fashionable appears to be like to a McLaren 720S? You get the 750S.
That may be promoting the 750S quick, although. It’d appear like a massaged 720S, however McLaren says 30 per cent of the parts in its new supercar are recent or modified.
It’s coming to Australia priced from $585,800 earlier than on-roads for the coupe, or $654,600 for the Spider.
Ford Australia will make 250 salaried workers in its automobile growth and design departments redundant within the coming months.
Employees advised CarExpert some engineering and design workers have been provided the choice to use for a voluntary redundancy bundle – though if fewer than 250 folks apply, it’s potential fewer than 250 will probably be laid off.
A spokesperson for Ford confirmed the Blue Oval will provide a “voluntary separation program for roughly 250 of our 1400 salaried product growth and design workers”, because it shrinks some groups following the launch of the newest Ranger ute and Everest four-wheel drive.
The plot line is little bit of Days of Our Lives combined with Succession by way of Bollywood, however the firm as soon as often called SsangYong is within the field seat to rescue from receivership Edison Motors, the bus producer that attempted to purchase it final yr.
In response to the Yonhap Information Company, KG Mobility – as SsangYong is now identified – is the popular bidder to buy Edison Motors and convey it out of receivership, successfully flipping the script from a couple of years in the past.
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March 2020, SsangYong’s majority shareholder Mahindra determined the Korean automaker wanted to pay its personal means.
The Volkswagen Amarok is the newest automobile to be awarded a five-star security score from ANCAP in opposition to the 2020-2022 testing protocols, with it narrowly scoring higher than its Ford Ranger twin beneath the pores and skin in a single specific space.
This end result was drawn from testing of the carefully associated Ford Ranger, with further frontal offset and facet influence exams carried out on the Amarok by Euro NCAP, which has harmonised testing protocols with ANCAP.
The Amarok scored 86 per cent for grownup occupant safety, 93 per cent for little one occupant safety, 74 per cent for susceptible street person safety, and 83 per cent for security help.
Porsche has recalled 11 examples of the Carrera GT supercar in Australia, to repair an issue with the chassis management arm mounts.
In response to the recall discover, “the chassis management arm mounts could not meet specs and will corrode over the lifetime of the automobile. If the chassis management arm mounts corrode or crack, this might trigger a discount of auto management”.
“A discount in automobile management might improve the danger of an accident inflicting harm or loss of life to the automobile occupants, different street customers and bystanders.”
The Skoda Enyaq and Enyaq Coupe will probably be refreshed and joined by a variety of recent electrical automobiles (EVs), together with a wagon and a alternative for the present Karoq.
The Czech model has launched a roadmap for the enlargement of its EVs. It goals to have six EVs by 2026 that “will cowl all automobile segments which can be related to our clients”.
It additionally says it can have invested a complete of 5.6 billion euros (A$9.26bn) in EVs by 2027.
In one other headache for Tesla, its CEO Elon Musk has been ordered by a California decide to testify beneath oath about statements he made relating to Autopilot.
Reuters experiences Tesla had opposed the request in court docket filings, claiming Musk couldn’t recall particulars about statements he was claimed to have made.
As well as, the corporate cited an uncommon purpose for its CEO to not be ordered to testify.
Volvo’s up to date C40 and XC40 Recharge Pure Electrical SUVs have been priced for Australia, and are arriving ahead of anticipated.
The model has confirmed they’re now due right here within the third quarter of 2023 – not the fourth, as had beforehand been introduced – and can be found to order now.
The twin-motor Twin model of the XC40 is priced at $85,990 earlier than on-roads, whereas the C40 Recharge Pure Electrical Twin is priced at $87,990 earlier than on-roads. Each are up by $4500.
Mercedes-Benz Australia has detailed the native pricing and normal options for its vital new-generation GLC SUV forward of its on-sale date in June.
As beforehand detailed, the brand new Mercedes-Benz GLC will solely be accessible with one variant at launch domestically. The GLC 300 4Matic is priced from $104,900 earlier than on-road prices, which is $12,600 greater than the outgoing mannequin.
The German carmaker’s native division has stated coupe and AMG GLC fashions will comply with at a later date. Though the latter hasn’t been formally revealed but, various spied prototypes have been captured during the last 12 months.