Coming attractions

The new metal we’re driving next issue


Buyers will be spoilt for choice with the new RAV4, which launches locally next month, with three engines (including hybrids for the first time) across 11 variants. It’s built on Toyota’s TNGA platform, which has proven a winner for the likes of the Corolla and C-HR. Wheels will have one of the first Australian comparison tests next month, as the Toyota battles four of its toughest competitors.


It’ unclear when a converted car will actually roll off Clayton’ production line, but we’ re so keen to drive it, we had to include it here regardless. The Chev hero is powered by a 6.2-litre supercharged LT4 V8, producing around” 480kW and 860Nm, pending local certification. You’ need at least $160,000 to own one, and only 300 will be sold. As soon as we get our sweaty bums in one, you’ be the first to know.


Say au revoir to droopy AU Falcon looks for Merc’ smallest coupe-styled sedan, because there’ a new model on the way. We are driving the car currently in Europe, and will be able to tell you all about it in the next issue. Despite being built on the same platform, the CLA shares little stylistically with the A-Class hatch it’ based on. It’ 151mm longer, 34mm wider, and runs multi-link rear suspension for all variants.