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KONA COM­ING

The SUV sib­ling of the new Hyundai i30, the Kona, is tipped for lo­cal show­rooms by late Septem­ber. Ex­pect the 1.6-litre turbo from the Veloster to power a Kona vari­ant and a base price of about $24K.

CLEAN IT UP

As Amer­ica con­sid­ers high­erqual­ity un­leaded fuel — up to 114 oc­tane — to boost en­gine ef­fi­ciency, the qual­ity of Aus­tralia’s un­leaded ranks only 66th in the world. The Aus­tralian in­dus­try lobby is press­ing for tougher new reg­u­la­tions, in­clud­ing a re­duc­tion in sul­phur, in sub­mis­sions to Can­berra.

GOLF’S LINKS

The com­ing VW Golf up­date, due in the first week of July and dubbed Mk 7.5, starts from $23,990 with the prom­ise of more kit in base ver­sions. The top-spec diesel wagon is $38,490. Per­for­mance ver­sions are due from mid-Au­gust — there will be a three-door GTI vari­ant and the Golf R wagon re­turns in 2018.

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