Car news this week: June 6-10, 2022

We publish a ton of car news every week (70-odd as a rule), and it can be hard to keep up with everything – which is the reasoning behind this weekend’s list.

In short, here it is Something The main articles in our news desk have been summarized since Monday of this week, if you miss them at that time.

Perhaps the new top-selling EV has landed

Tesla’s most anticipated model is the Y SUV Finally Priced for Australia.

The electric SUV will start at $ 68,900 before the on-road cost for the rear-wheel drive model, which is just called the Model Y, while the Model Y performance will give you back আগে 98,689 before the on-road.

The All-Wheel Drive Long Range model is not on offer at launch in Australia Delivery is expected to begin between August and November, led by the rear-wheel drive model.

Full story: 2023 Tesla Model Y price and specs, delivery time confirmed

Belt up, fool!

Queensland’s new camera has recorded more than 100,000 violations over the past six months for using a mobile phone and not using a seatbelt.

Between November 1, 2021, and May 25, 2022, a total of 100,375 infringement notices were issued based on images taken by these cameras. Although most of these (71,596) were for mobile phone use, 13,651 violation notices were issued for drivers not wearing seatbelts and 15,128 for passengers who did not wear seatbelts.

“It simply came to our notice then. If you do wrong, drive erratically or don’t fasten your seatbelts, you’ll run into a lot of problems, “said Mark Bailey, Queensland’s Minister for Transport and Main Roads.

Full story: Queensland cameras record 100,000 mobile phones and seatbelt crimes

DG DPF finds class action, leads to appeal

Toyota has filed an appeal in Australian federal court, alleging that defective diesel particulate filters (DPFs) earlier this year exposed it to potential billions of dollars of class action.

The carmaker said it would challenge the practical and legal basis behind paying compensation, resulting in a focus on those eligible for class action who did not suffer DPF problems.

In April of this year, the court negatively evaluated Toyota Motor Australia (TMC) for its high-selling Hilux and faulty DPF in Prado and Fortuner. It has been found that TMC engages in misleading behavior with relevant vehicle marketing and sales.

Full Story: Toyota Appeals to Federal Court for DPF Class Action Loom

RideShare to run EV Uptech

Ride-sharing service Uber will halve service fees for electric vehicle drivers by mid-2025 to encourage its operators to move away from petrol, diesel and hybrids.

The new policy, announced this week, follows a successful 12-month trial in Australia. Uber says the move is the equivalent of a 26 million investment in the Australian electric vehicle (EV) market.

The first 2,500 drivers who make the switch are eligible for a half-price service fee, up to $ 3,500 per year.

Full story: How Uber is forcing Australian drivers to go electric

What’s next for polyester?

What comes after Polyester 2? Polyester 3 course. The Electric Polyester 3 SUV was unveiled for the first time, before its release in October 2022.

The larger SUV will face the BMW iX and Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV when it launches, and is poised to lead the charge of the Polyester brand in the United States.

Underneath the skin, 3 will share its bones with the next-generation Volvo XC90 – probably known as the Embla. It will be made in China and the United States, with production set to begin in early 2023.

Full story: 2023 Polyester 3 targeting 600 km range

Booking downward trend

In the automotive industry it is not all destruction and depression. Despite ongoing stock shortages and waiting lists, some vehicles are actually on the rise in 2022.

This goes against the overall market, where sales fell 4.1 percent mainly due to inadequate shipments – largely the result of semiconductor shortages and covid-led factory closures.

Here are 10 relatively well-known, mainstream offers that show good growth in both percentage and numbers throughout 2022, compared to the same period in 2021. They are listed alphabetically.

Full story: 10 cars, including sales growth in 2022, ignore disappointment

Extended Ranger Incoming?

Looks like Ford may have some expansion plans for its new generation Ranger unit. On June 3, we parked at an IKEA in Melbourne and were able to capture exclusive images that looked like a longer version of the Ford Ranger.

Apparently normal from the cabin forward, this Speed ​​Ranger prototype has longer tubs than the regular double-cab unit with left-hand drive and extra space between its rear door and rear wheels. On the right is a side-exit exhaust.

It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.

Full story: 2023 The Ford Ranger spies with an extended tray

Apple CarPlay is developed

Forget about iPhone vs Android, the next battle between Apple and Google will be in the car.

At Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) this morning, it was announced that the next generation of CarPlay would be deeply integrated into newer cars than the current, phone-based system.

In addition to the central infotainment display, the next-generation carplay system will integrate with complementary screens used to control things like driver readouts and climate.

Full story: The next generation of Apple will have more control than CarPlay Media

Subaru plugs in, and fans are interested

Don’t expect to see it here until mid-2023, but Subaru Solitaire has already attracted thousands of brand enthusiasts and those interested in buying Subaru’s first all-wheel drive EV.

At the very least, this is according to Blair Reid, managing director of Subaru Australia, who gave CarExpert an initial look at the car for an ongoing evaluation before its market launch in Australia.

“We have already shown the car to various dealers and Subaru customers and I can say that the number of people who have registered their interest in Subaru’s first all-electric car is in the thousands,” Mr Reed said.

Full story: 2023 Subaru Solters, buyer interest in the brand’s first EV

The police!

Western Australian police are testing two zero-emission vehicles: the Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric crossover, and the Toyota Mirai hydrogen-fuel cell sedan.

These trials – and promotional exercises – are intended to demonstrate the potential for future frontline policing applications for these electric vehicles.

Both the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the Toyota Mirai are equipped with WA Police Force branding, police radios, lights and sirens.

Full Story: Hyundai Ionic 5 EV, Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Car Join WA Police

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