Mazda Australia’s sales hit a snag in August this year, dropping a significant 32.1 per cent compared to the same month last year. The brand’s bottom line has since bounced back, but the Japanese marque – like many others – is struggling to break new ground in a dwindling market.
It’s no secret that Mazda has been working on resurrecting its famed rotary engine, but the brand worries the time may have passed for the Wankel to be slotted into the bonnet of a low-slung sports car.
Scant details were revealed about the next Toyota LandCruiser at this year’s Tokyo motor show, but confirmation did come that the new SUV will be offered with an electrified hybrid version, as well as smaller engines.
Hyundai will finally offer up a bone fide rival to the popular Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger in the next few years, so we spin the top five facts you need to know about the light-commercial vehicle that could take the South Korean brand to the number two sales spot in Australia.
Toyota’s LandCruiser has been a perennial favourite for off-road aficionados and caravan-loving nomads for the better part of a decade, so we collate all we know about the next-generation version due in the coming years.