FAST ’N’ CURIOUS
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.
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.