The week’s top news stories, 17 June

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New head-honchos, and much more ability for a enthusiast fave

The automotive news wheel is generally turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should really be doing, by the way – it can be straightforward for some headlines to slip as a result of the cracks.

To make guaranteed you have not skipped anything critical, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the best information tales from this 7 days, proper in this article. Examine them out, and permit us know what caught your eye.

2019 Mazda MX-5 to get additional highly effective engine, not verified for Australia

It truly is occurring, people. The MX-5 is finding extra electrical power for 2019… in Japan. There’s no warranty it is coming to Australia however, but our fingers are firmly crossed. With 137kW and a larger redline – 7500 rpm to be precise – it promises to be even extra enjoyment than the current automobile.

Oh, and there’s a telescoping steering wheel

2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 exposed, nonetheless not for Oz

Extra grip, more downforce, new tyres and a sharper interior. The only concern? We are nevertheless not getting it in Australia.

Cue the tears

Tesla Autopilot: Elon Musk guarantees ‘full self-driving features’ by August

“To date, Autopilot resources have rightly targeted completely on protection,” Elon Musk tweeted. “With V9, we will begin to help entire self-driving options.”

Difficulty is, we really don’t definitely know what people options will be.

Do not hope Amount 2 autonomous vehicles to develop into Level 5 autonomous right away, nevertheless

Normal AEB inclusion up tenfold considering the fact that 2015 in Australia

A analyze from ANCAP has uncovered the selection of model lines supplied with AEB as regular in Australia is soaring, and climbing rapid.

The study charted whether or not the likely life-preserving technological know-how is not obtainable, optional, available on increased products, standard or unknown in the 100 best-offering cars in Australia as a result of December 2015, June 2016, June 2020 and March 2018, tracking its speedy uptake.

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Suzuki Swift Sport Purple Satan in this article in July from $29,156

No a lot more energy for the minimal Swift, but the Purple Satan gets a one of a kind paint end and some black decals to justify its $666 rate bump. In the meantime, the relaxation of the Swift Sport selection has been presented drive-absent pricing.

Are you in a devilish mood?

2018 Mazda CX-8 pricing unveiled

The new middle kid of the Mazda SUV range is practically here, and now we know what it will cost. The vary will kick off at $42,490 before on-roads, managing to $61,490 in major-grade Asaki trim.

We are still waiting for far more specification facts, even though

2018.5 Ford Escape will get range-broad AEB, ST-Line trim

Ford Australia has additional autonomous crisis braking as normal throughout the Escape assortment, and additional an ST-Line design to the assortment.

Prices are up, but so is the standard devices checklist

GM names 1st woman Main Money Officer

“Dhivya’s practical experience and management in various important roles in the course of our economical operations positions her perfectly to establish on the potent small business final results we’ve shipped in excess of the past numerous years,” claimed GM CEO and chairman, Mary Barra.

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