Here’s what’s making news this week, as we barrel toward New Year’s.
The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks.
To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here. Check them out, and let us know what caught your eye.
Why 2019 will bring new-car bargains
The end of the calendar year and the start of a new one is a good time to buy a new car because dealers are trying to clear old stock.But the bargains are likely to be sharper this time around because new-car sales are on track to hit the brakes for the ninth month in a row, dealers are overstocked, and the forecast for next year is gloomy.
Who doesn’t love a bargain?
Australian interest in hybrid, EV growing fast: Roy Morgan
More than half of Australia’s drivers are now “seriously considering” buying a hybrid car instead of a purely petrol-powered option, according to a Roy Morgan survey of more than 50,000 people.
Would you buy an EV?
Porsche 718 T: Boxster, Cayman gain pared-back variants
Porsche has added another variant to its 718 Cayman and Boxster range, today announcing a pared-back 718 T for both coupe and drop-top.
2019 Suzuki Jimny hit with AEB bug
Suzuki says it won’t stop deliveries of its highly anticipated Jimny four-wheel-drive – but is considering a software update – after overseas tests found a glitch that caused the car to repeatedly slam the brakes even though there was no obstacle.
That’s not fun!
Genesis: First Australian showroom taking shape
Customers of Hyundai’s luxury brand Genesis may never need to venture to a dealership or service centre under a radical plan to “reinvent” the car buying and ownership experience.
More of a retail experience
2019 Kia Cerato pricing and specs
Kia Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for the all-new 2019 Cerato hatchback shortly after it was spied on the streets of Sydney, which mirrors the sedan range launched earlier this year.
Sharp looks, sharp pricing
Mobile phone detection camera trial heading to NSW
Sydney drivers will take part in a trial of world-first mobile phone monitoring cameras, as part of a New South Wales Government push to curb distracted driving.