This week in information: 13-17 March

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This week in information: 13-17 March
This week in information: 13-17 March


We publish a ton of automobile information tales through the working week, and it may be robust to maintain up with every little thing – which is the rationale behind this weekend record.

In brief, listed here are some key articles from our information desk since Monday of this week summarised, simply in case you missed them on the time.


Kia goes large and daring with electrical flagship

Kia has revealed its newest all-electric providing, the EV9 SUV, forward of an Australian launch earlier than the tip of 2023.

The idea first debuted in late 2021 and whereas many of the design has remained the identical on the skin Kia has fully refreshed the inside of its latest EV.

At a world premiere occasion later this month, Kia will element all of the specs for the upcoming flagship.

Kia Australia confirmed to CarExpert earlier this yr that 400 EV9s are already allotted to Australia for 2023, and can arrive within the latter levels of this yr.

FULL STORY: Kia’s new flagship EV appears to be like identical to the idea


Volkswagen reveals idea of latest entry-level EV

Volkswagen says it’s as soon as once more turning into “a model for the folks” because it unveils its new inexpensive compact electrical automobile (EV), the ID. 2all.

The ID. 2all idea automobile unveiled on the world premiere on Wednesday evening can be launched in 2025 with an meant beginning value of beneath €25,000 (A$40,000).

The recurring message was that the ID. 2all can be “inside as spacious as a Golf, however outdoors as cute and small as a Polo”, measuring in at simply 4050mm lengthy.

FULL STORY: Volkswagen reveals $40,000 EV idea ‘for the folks’


ID. 2all not low cost sufficient? Volkswagen has one thing else deliberate

Volkswagen has introduced “regardless of all of the challenges” it’s planning to launch an much more inexpensive electrical automobile (EV) than the ID. 2all compact EV idea.

The German carmaker has stated it’ll launch by 2026 and be priced at lower than €20,000 which, when immediately transformed to Australian {dollars}, is sort of $32,000.

For context, the manufacturing model of the ID. 2all will begin at lower than €25,000, which immediately converts to virtually A$40,000.

FULL STORY: Volkswagen planning Polo-priced entry EV


Chevrolet’s up to date Silverado priced

The up to date Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has touched down in Australia.

Opening the up to date vary is the ZR2, which mixes a collection of more durable exterior components with a variety of {hardware} upgrades designed to take the Silverado deeper into the wilderness.

The up to date Silverado additionally will get a brand new, extra luxurious inside.

FULL STORY: 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 value and specs


BMW slugs iX1 with value rise earlier than launch

Seems we had been fallacious – the BMW iX1 has been topic to cost will increase like its combustion-powered X1 sibling earlier than it’s even arrived in native showrooms.

Following affirmation of will increase by as a lot as $6000 for the usual X1 vary, CarExpert has confirmed that the all-electric iX1 xDrive30 is now $2000 dearer – priced from $84,900 plus on-road prices.

It additionally seems that the iX1 has misplaced some customary tools, too.

FULL STORY: BMW’s smallest EV is now $2000 dearer earlier than it hits sellers


Mercedes-Benz freshens its smallest SUVs

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its up to date GLA and GLB ranges, with freshened styling and a variety of electrified powertrains.

The updates intently mirror these already utilized to the up to date A-Class and CLA ranges.

The up to date GLB vary will arrive in Australia through the fourth quarter of 2023.

FULL STORY: Mercedes-Benz’s smallest SUV receives an replace
FULL STORY: Mercedes-Benz updates its smallest three-row SUV


New Passat, Tiguan right here this yr

Volkswagen will launch its next-generation mid-sized SUV someday in 2023.

The corporate has confirmed the subsequent Tiguan will debut this yr in Europe, which factors to a possible native launch in 2024.

As for the Passat, it’ll additionally debut this yr in Europe nevertheless it’s not assured to come back right here.

FULL STORY: When the next-gen Volkswagen Tiguan is launching
FULL STORY: Subsequent Volkswagen Passat debuting quickly, however will it come right here?


SsangYong reveals daring new electrical SUV

SsangYong has revealed the electrical model of its Torres SUV, and plans to point out off a lot extra new fashions later this month.

Beforehand codenamed U100, the brand new Torres EVX will slot in above the Korando e-Movement in SsangYong’s line-up.

The corporate has launched photographs of the brand new EV’s exterior and inside forward of an in-person reveal on the 2023 Seoul Mobility Present, which runs from March 30 to April 9.

FULL STORY: SsangYong reveals daring new electrical SUV


Mercedes-Benz reveals sleeker GLC Coupe

The second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe has been unveiled, and as earlier than it marries the GLC crossover’s entrance finish with a fastback-style rear.

As with its extra sensible sibling, the GLC Coupe has a extra rounded and sportier wanting physique, and rides on the rear- and all-wheel drive MRA platform.

A spokesperson for Mercedes-Benz Australia confirmed the GLC Coupe can be arriving within the fourth quarter of 2023, with particulars to be introduced nearer to that date.

FULL STORY: Mercedes-Benz reveals glossy new BMW X4 rival


Porsche Cayenne going inexperienced

Porsche stated it expects 80 per cent of complete gross sales to be of absolutely electrical automobiles by the tip of the last decade, with the automaker launching no less than 4 new EVs previous to 2030.

So as to make its EV goal a actuality, the Zuffenhausen-based automaker confirmed the fourth-generation Cayenne can be a pure electrical mannequin.

The brand new Cayenne EV can be based mostly on the all-electric SSP Sport structure being developed by Porsche, and which can be a spinoff of the Scalable Techniques Platform designed to unify the Volkswagen Group’s EV architectures.

FULL STORY: Porsche gross sales to be virtually totally electrical by 2030, Cayenne EV coming


Audi’s EV rollout to proceed with new entry-level mannequin

Audi’s annual media convention recapped a document yr for the corporate, in addition to the announcement of a forthcoming entry-level electrical automobile (EV) to sit down beneath the This autumn e-tron.

Within the annual evaluate, CEO Markus Duesmann confirmed that Audi will launch 20 new automobiles by 2025, 10 of which can be EVs.

“By 2027, we search to supply an all-electric automobile in every core section,” stated Mr Duesmann.

FULL STORY: Audi planning EV onslaught, together with A3 alternative


Ferrari reveals new drop-top grand tourer

Identical to the Colosseum, the Ferrari Roma is now open to the weather.

Revealed in a single day, first buyer deliveries of the brand new Roma Spider in Australia will start in late 2023 or early 2024.

It encompasses a cloth soft-top that may be lowered in 13.5 seconds, and at speeds as much as 60km/h. Ferrari claims the Roma’s five-layer cloth high “boasts acoustic consolation on a par with retractable hardtops”.

FULL STORY: Ferrari drops the highest on its Roma grand tourer



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