Welcome back to your weekly wrap up of car news where we find the bits that matter and condense them down into one easy read.
It’s been an exciting week for the fans of all things on four wheels and from the cars you want to buy like a Toyota Kluger Hybrid to the cars you dream of buying like a Porsche 911 GT3 we’ve covered it all.
We also saw some genuinely interesting cars revealed this week with Hyundai giving us the full rundown on the spaceship-inspired Staria van and the category-defying Citroen C5 X that really has to be seen to be believed.
In the world of renewables, we also had some interesting movements with Toyota suggesting EVs and hydrogen-powered cars will take off quickly in Australia and Audi launching their very tempting Q4 e-tron midsize SUV.
We don’t really know why but you lot just love the Staria but it’s a cause we’re happy to get behind. Hyundai gave us a full rundown of it’s new spaceship-inspired van this week and it only impressed us further.
For starters, it’s just hugely flexible. Available in a commercial-focused two-seater, a luxury seven-seater and even one variant with 11-seats that we sadly won’t get here. Picking out the right Staria for your lifestyle may take some thinking.
And with COVID-19 killing off international travel, Hyundai has even thought of the nomads out there and promised it will cook up a campervan version to emulate the success of the 2021 Volkswagen California Beach.
Set to arrive in June 2021, Toyota announced the Kluger will start from $47,650 (before on-road costs) with the hybrid variants a bit more from $54,150 (before on-road costs).
The move to the TNGA platform has brought more space inside and likely better dynamics with a new multi-link suspension system at both the front and rear.
It might have a confusing name but don’t let that put you off because this could be Audi’s most important model in quite some time.
Audi has put out some respectable figures as well, with up to 520km of range (WLTP) on a single charge, the battery can then be quickly topped-up with a 125kW DC charger and be ready to lay down some ferocious 0-100km/h times that get down to as little as 6.2-seconds with the twin-motor 220kW/460Nm setup.
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