Wild doors for Beast

The Weekend Post - Motoring - - CRUISE CONTROL -

THE wild SideWin­der doors on the Rez­vani Beast Al­pha cost an ex­tra $13,000 but are ex­pected to be a pop­u­lar choice when the Amer­i­can su­per­car goes into pro­duc­tion.

Built in Los An­ge­les and priced from $125,000, the Rez­vani (be­low) has a 2.5-litre 300kW turbo en­gine. MORE than 100,000 diesel ve­hi­cles, mostly Jeep Grand Chero­kees, are be­ing mod­i­fied in the US after claims by leg­is­la­tors they breach emis­sions reg­u­la­tions with soft­ware rem­i­nis­cent of that used by Volk­swa­gen on its Diesel­gate cars.

FCA Aus­tralia will nei­ther con­firm nor deny any im­pli­ca­tions for Jeeps in Aus­tralia. FU­TURE-proof­ing the com­pany is cost­ing Toy­ota more than $10 bil­lion a year in re­search-and-de­vel­op­ment bills.

The Ja­panese maker has boosted its re­search and de­vel­op­ment spend­ing on ev­ery­thing from au­ton­o­mous and elec­tric cars to the fac­to­ries to build them. THE num­ber “29” cost some­one a record $745,000 for the his­toric black-and-white NSW plate.

The price at the Shan­nons Au­tumn Clas­sic auc­tion topped the pre­vi­ous record of $689,000, set two years ago for NSW “2”, with the plate’s his­tory traced back to a 1915 Min­erva. HOLDEN’S new As­tra sedan and the im­mi­nent Subaru XV cross­over have both been awarded five stars from the Aus­tralasian New Car As­sess­ment Pro­gram (ANCAP) in the lat­est round of crash test­ing.

In hand­ing down the lat­est scores, the crash safety watch­dog took a swipe at Subaru for not of­fer­ing au­ton­o­mous emer­gency brak­ing (AEB) as stan­dard on the base vari­ant and Holden for not mak­ing the tech­nol­ogy avail­able on any As­tra sedan. KIA’S Sorento Si Lim­ited SUV, now comes with $3000 ad­di­tional value at no ex­tra cost, in­clud­ing 18in ma­chine fin­ish al­loy wheels, leather seats, a pre­mium steer­ing wheel with wood-look trim and ex­clu­sive Lim­ited badg­ing.

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