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Automotive News: This Week’s Top Stories, August 7-13, 2022

Automotive News: This Week's Top Stories, August 7-13, 2022

Every week we’ll keep you updated and bring you the ‘water cooler’ information about what’s been happening in the world of cars and driving with the five biggest stories we’ve covered. Here’s what you need to know…


Seekers singer once starred in Torana commercials

Seekers singer Judith Durham once supported the iconic Holden Torana and offered her voice in commercials. The role involved both singing and speaking to promote a then-new ‘LC’ Holden Torana.

Durham took center stage in the commercials that sang the song Break awayand instead of getting cash back, the singer reportedly got a 1969 Holden Torana GTR. To watch the full video, check out our story here.

American Porsche restorer suspends orders for classic model

In an effort to boost profits, American Porsche restorer Singer has shut down its lineup of $1 million modified 911s.



The restoration company is known for its modifications of classic 911 versions, but is moving towards more profitable editions based on later 911 Turbo versions. View the full article here.

New ‘affordable’ electric cars planned for Australia

Five new electric cars are headed to Australia, all vying for one title: Australia’s more affordable electric car.

Within the next 12 months, four vehicles from China and one from Europe are expected in Australian showrooms, priced between $35,000 and $50,000. Click here for more information.



The new cars you can buy now

It’s no secret that buying a new car right now can be stressful. With ongoing inventory issues and semiconductor shortages, wait times for most models are long.

Hereby Motive we’ve put together a list of the cars you can now drive out of the showroom. For all the details, check out the full article here.

Meet the new car brands planned for Australia

Several new car brands will be heading to Australia in the coming year, some already on the local coasts and others still having showrooms.



From a British off-road ‘start-up’ to a host of Chinese brands, we’ve put together a list of all the new car brands in Australia you need to get to know. Click here to see more.

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