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Car news this week: top stories May 29 – June 4 2022

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Do you want to stay updated in the world of auto news? These are the biggest stories from last week.


Each week we’ll keep you up to date with speed and bring you “water coolant” information on what’s happening in the motoring world with our top five stories we’ve covered. Here’s what you need to know…

DeLorean is back in the future with the unveiling of a new electric sports car that pays homage to one of Hollywood’s most iconic movie cars.

Named after its founder John DeLorean, the original DeLorean company went bankrupt in the early 1980s before its first and only model, codenamed the DMC-12, achieved stardom in the Back to the future movie franchise.



Now, the DeLorean is back—more details here—but the ruler-drawn lines and original 1985 gasoline engine were left in favor of sleek styling and all-electric power built for the future.

Plus, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to reimagine what Marty McFly’s time machine might look like if it were based on the rebirth icon. Check it out here.

2023 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Pickup Registered as a Trademark in Australia

Toyota paved the way for its flagship Toyota Tundra pickup truck from the US to be introduced in Australia by applying for local brands.



While the applications for the brands themselves fall short of confirming a Toyota Tundra 2023 sale in Australia, it is a crucial step in the process of introducing the popular car domestically.

Toyota has successfully filed an application with Australian authorities to trademark the names “Tundra” and “iForce Max”.

The “iForce Max” badge is the name of the Toyota Tundra’s V6 petrol hybrid system, which promises V8 performance but with V6 fuel economy. More details here.



Victorian government denies motor tax rumor

Government officials have dropped an allegedly secret plan to tax Victorian motorists after rumors surfaced on social media.

The Victorian state government has responded to reports that it is considering a tax on vehicles with engines greater than 2.0 liters. Rumor has it that the “profit tax” would place an additional $300 cost on top of the filing fee.



Toyota GR Corolla Sedan on the cards: Report

A four-door sedan version of the hot hatch 2023 Toyota GR Corolla could be on the way, a new – but as yet unsubstantiated – report from Japan.

Japanese site goo net He claims the GR Corolla sedan will be revealed as soon as mid-2023, powered by the same 1.6-liter three-cylinder G16E-GTS engine as the hatch, developing 224 kW (or 220 kW in Australia), and with all-wheel drive.

However, Toyota has yet to confirm such a production model—and while the Corolla hatch and sedan share a platform, nameplate and key parts, introducing the GR Corolla sedan isn’t as easy as some might expect. Find out why here.



Ford trials geofence’s GPS technology to prevent speeding

Ford Europe is trialling a GPS-based “geofence” system that will automatically reduce vehicle speed to the permissible limit as a way to improve safety.

In a move to expand the use of technology to aid road safety for both drivers and pedestrians, Ford of Europe is testing a geofence system that will help control vehicle speed depending on where (and when) it is being driven.

Geofencing technology uses GPS data to determine a hypothetical geographic area. When a car enters an area with a lower speed limit – even in something like a school zone, which depends on time – the car alerts the driver and gradually reduces the speed to match the limit set inside the fence. Read more here.

These are the most read stories of the week. You can read all the auto news it covers leader On our news feed here.

Glenn Butler

Glenn Butler is one of Australia’s best-known automotive journalists and has spent the past 25 years reporting on cars for radio, television, the web and print. He was a former editor of Wheels, Australia’s most respected motoring magazine, and was the Deputy Editor of Drive.com.au before that. Glenn has also worked at an executive level for two of Australia’s most prominent car companies, so he knows how much interest and attention goes into designing and developing new cars. As a journalist, he has driven everything from Ferraris to Fiats on every continent except Antarctica (which he hopes one day to achieve) and loves to discover the unique character and strengths of each car. Glenn knows that the price of a car is not indicative of its efficiency, and even the cheapest car can enhance your life and expand your horizons.

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