Car news this week: Top stories April 24-30, 2022

Car news this week: Top stories April 24-30, 2022

Want to keep up to date with the world of car news? These are the biggest stories of the past week.

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…

Ugly Pickup Converted SUV Gets Power Boost

As what could be one of the world’s ugliest cars, the Aznom Palladium has received a power upgrade – with the SUV now a twin-turbo 6.4-litre V8.

Reportedly, only 10 copies of the Palladium will be produced in Italy each year, with a staggering starting price of €1 million ($AU1.5 million). You can read the full story here.

BMW another brand reluctant to phase out petrol and diesel engines altogether

BMW has joined numerous global auto companies, including Toyota and Jeep, who have warned against completely eliminating petrol and diesel engines.

While EV sales will continue to grow globally in the coming years, some in the industry believe that EVs should remain an option alongside ICE vehicles. Read all about it here.

Apple CarPlay gets a shot in the world’s first police trial in Australia

Police in Western Australia are testing in-car entertainment to help respond to incidents.

Manufactured in conjunction with US multinational telecommunications company Motorola, the software is based on Apple CarPlay and will reportedly guide police to crashes, provide live crime scene updates and communicate with other devices. You can read the full article here.

Toyota Australia recalls thousands of popular SUVs

Toyota Australia has recalled 26,000 of its best-selling cars in Australia due to a possible software bug.

Hyundai unveils Staria campervan

Hyundai has converted its new people mover into a camper, called the 2022 Hyundai Staria Lounge Camper† The Camper can be transformed into a portable holiday home for on the go and comes complete with its own retractable awning. Check it out here.

These are the biggest stories of the week. You can read all the car news covered by To ride on our news feed here.

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