Queensland to ease non-essential travel, Focus RS axed, and much more!

Queensland is to ease non-essential travel from Saturday, May 2, 2020. The Focus RS has been axed citing EU Emissions, and much more this week on Auto Catch Up.

Panel: Ashley Perkins (@dailyautofix), Joel Strickland (@joelstrickphoto), Mick McWilliams (@loflyttech)

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Show Notes

What We’re Up To:

Ash – Driving the Kia Carnival SLi Diesel
Joel – Watching lots of iRacing!

Local News

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) reiterates that test drives are safe: https://www.carsales.com.au/editorial/details/fcai-says-test-drives-okay-123883/
Ford Focus RS is officially dead, citing EU Emissions rules: https://www.evo.co.uk/ford/202489/next-ford-focus-rs-officially-dead
HSV ends local conversion program for the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: https://www.carsguide.com.au/car-news/chevrolet-camaro-zl1-axed-supercharged-v8-muscle-car-gone-as-hsv-ends-local-conversion
New Audi A3 Sedan revealed: https://www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/press-releases/elegant-efficient-evolutionarythe-new-audi-a3-sedan-12759

Hyundai Kona N could be here sooner than expected: https://www.caradvice.com.au/844009/hyundai-kona-n-report/

Credit: CarAdvice.com.au

Hyundai Veloster N now has a DCT transmission, and i30 N Hatch and Fastback to get the same transmission in early 2021: https://www.motor1.com/news/414714/hyundai-veloster-n-dct-featured/

Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ arrives in Australia with local pricing and specification: https://www.caradvice.com.au/845529/2020-mercedes-amg-gle53-price/
New Ford Mustang to go four-wheel drive with a hybrid V8: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-mustang-go-four-wheel-drive-hybrid-v8
Herrod Performance working on a Ford Mustang Highway Patrol Car for NSW Police: https://practicalmotoring.com.au/car-news/exclusive-ford-mustang-highway-patrol-coming-soon/
Toyota Yaris Cross SUV is confirmed for Australia: https://toyota.pressroom.com.au/press_release_detail.asp?clientID=2&prID=45587&navSectionID=2
Tesla Cybertruck is going to be smaller than the prototype, and also meeting safety standards is unknown: https://driving.ca/%25make%25/auto-news/news/production-tesla-cybertruck-smaller-than-prototype-wont-have-paint-musk
Lincoln Australia brings to the Lincoln Navigator to Australia: https://www.carsguide.com.au/car-news/new-lincoln-navigator-2020-detailed-fords-luxury-brand-arrives-in-australia-with-flagship
More details of the Hyundai Santa Cruz ute arrive, and it could possibly come to Australia: https://www.carsguide.com.au/car-news/hyundai-santa-cruz-2021-everything-we-know-so-far-including-why-the-korean-micro-ute-could

International News

Porsche offers retro-fit option for Porsche 911 models and the 986 Boxster that brings factory Apple CarPlay support: https://press.au.porsche.com/prod/presse_pag/PressResources.nsf/Content?ReadForm&languageversionid=1086330&view=1

The name of Subaru’s Electric SUV revealed: https://www.caradvice.com.au/844382/the-name-of-subarus-new-electric-suv-has-been-revealed-report/
Updated 2021 Toyota HiLux design leaked: https://www.carsguide.com.au/car-news/toyota-hilux-2021-leaked-bold-new-look-and-power-boost-for-refreshed-ford-ranger-rival

Motorsport News

Toto Wolff buys shares in Aston Martin, maintains 30% ownership stake of Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 team: https://racer.com/2020/04/18/wolff-buys-shares-in-aston-martin/
Inaugural World RX eSports Invitational Results: https://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/article/10607/adielsson-wins-dramatic-opening-esports
Supercars Champion MarcosAmbrose joins All Stars Eseries: https://www.speedcafe.com/2020/04/26/supercars-champion-ambrose-joins-all-stars-eseries/
SRO E-Sport GT Series reveals all-star entry list for 2020 Championship: https://www.sro-motorsports.com/news/29/sro-e-sport-gt-series-reveals-all-star-entry-list-for-2020-championship


Budget Direct has some fun and reimagines 8 brands as utes including Rolls-Royce, and Audi: https://www.budgetdirect.com.au/blog/if-8-car-manufacturers-made-utes.html

Mazda launches the Art Hub for keeping kids and adults alike busy: https://www.mazda.com.au/art-hub
Free Virtual Tours of some amazing Car Museums including Porsche, McLaren, Pagani, and Skoda: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/532934

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