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Small torque - latest news
D-Max and Yaris as safe as ...
MINIs move to the dark side
Forester adds 2.5i Sport
THE first vehicles to undergo the ANCAP safety testing to expanded 2020 criteria have passed with flying colours.. All variants of the Isuzu D-MAX (utility) and Toyota Yaris (light car) have achieved the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating against the latest test and rating criteria – including the fitting of a new centre airbag. The D-MAX now comes standard with a front-row centre airbag.
TWO new limited edition MINI variants have been launched in Australia, the MINI Nightfall Edition 3-door Hatch and Convertible. They are finished in black and are powered by 170kW/320Nm 2-litre TwinPower Turbo engines driving the front wheels via an 8-speed automatic. The 3-door Hatch is priced at $70,990 driveaway, and the Convertible is priced at $75,290 driveaway.
SUBARU has expanded its Forester with the addition of a 2.5i Sport variant, due next month. Priced from $41,990, adds several external and internal features plus a revised headlight design shared with all 2021 model year variants. There is good news for Forester towing enthusiasts with maximum towing capacity increased from 1500 kg to 1800 kg for all non-hybrid variants.