2022 Subaru WRX: Everything we know so far about the new go-fast sedan and wagon ahead of their Australian launch
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Up until recently, hatchbacks were the most popular type of new vehicle… then the SUV came along and moved things along.
In fact, there’s some key models due for release in the new decade. Let’s take a look at some of them here.
For performance enthusiasts, this is a good thing, but for those that enjoyed the regular Fiesta’s wares, it’s a disappointing move.
Polarising is certainly one way to describe the look of the current-generation Honda Civic small hatch, and it’s not going to change anytime soon.
While a facelift will arrive in January, it won’t be dramatic, so expect more of the same from the venerable Japanese contender.
Meanwhile, advanced driver-assist systems will become more widely available in a move in the right direction.
The popular Hyundai i30 is in line for a midlife facelift in the second half of 2020. And needless to say, it looks sharper.
That said, the changes are more than metal deep, with a 10.25-inch touchscreen multimedia system and a 7.0-inch multi-function display introduced inside.
The biggest news, however, is the availabilty of mild-hybrid powertrains, but whether or not they make it Down Under remains to be seen.
Ballistic. The second-generation is Mercedes-AMG A45 S is ballistic. Plain and simple. Yes, April will be that good.
Just look at the headline numbers: 310kW of power and 500Nm of torque from a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine. Not that long ago, they were considered to be more than acceptable V8 outputs. Oh, how times have changed.
And don’t worry this, the A45 S is no sleeper, upping the visual aggro over the regular A-Class with a purposeful body kit that can be taken to the next level with a trick aerodynamics package.
In a surprise to no-one, the Scala will come packed with more standard equipment than its predecessor, so it should be competitive.
On a much more sensible note, the new-generation Toyota Yaris due in the second quarter is perhaps all the car most will ever need.
This is now even truer thanks to the addition of an eagerly anticipated petrol-electric hybrid powertrain, which expertly combines power with fuel efficiency.
The Yaris has also moved to Toyota’s excellent TNGA platform, so drivers are likely in for a treat when they get behind the wheel if it’s other recent releases are anything to go by.