Welcome back to our weekly wrap up, where you can get to read the car news that mattered in one easy article.
Every day at Chasing Cars we take pride in keeping our finger firmly on the pulse of the car industry and I’m no doctor but it needs to go see one because the tempo has been flat out this week.
Featuring everything from Corvettes and Silverados with absurdly oversized V8s to Kia’s full breakdown on the simply alarming EV6 GT, the hoons of the world have had plenty to grin about.
Those of you who are more responsible can take delight that it’s also been a great week for the sensible cars as well; with Australia receiving its first hydrogen-powered car in the Hyundai Nexo and the arrival of the zippy Mazda MX-30 with ‘those doors’.
But what about the uber-cool stuff? The cars that no one can buy but everyone wants? Well, we’ve got that as well with the Genesis X Concept and Lexus who quietly unveiled an SUV that can hit 0-100km/h in three seconds flat.
The Korean automaker officially gave us the heads up this week that the 2022 EV6 midsize SUV would be coming to Australia along with an extensive breakdown of the grades on offer, though our local lineup has yet to be confirmed.
What they presented was an impressive package, with the EV6 capable of up to 510km of range (WLTP) and a full-fat EV6 GT that can go from 0-100km/h in 3.5 seconds.
The Hyundai Nexo is more than just another midsize SUV but Australia’s first-ever hydrogen-powered car that you can own.
While it still has the brutal performance of an electric car it has none of the super-slow charging issues matched with over 666km of WLP-tested range.
It’s not all great though. First of all, you can’t even technically buy one but rather loan it from Hyundai and secondly, there is only one hydrogen refuelling station in the country, and it’s in Canberra.
It’s taken until the eighth generation for Australia to get the Chevrolet Corvette but it looks to be a cracker.
Local distributor GMSV announced this week that the mid-engine V8 monster would start from $144,990 (before on-roads) in Australia, with a choice of three grades at launch.
While we won’t be pitting the Corvette against the budget-friendly Mazda MX-5 anytime soon the American supercar represents good value for money, especially when you consider it comes standard with the Performance Pack which adds goodies such as a dual-model exhaust, magnetic ride control and bigger Brembo brakes.
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