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Automotive News: This Week’s Top Stories, October 16-22, 2022

Automotive News: This Week's Top Stories, October 16-22, 2022

Want to keep up to date with the world of automotive news? These are the most read stories of the past week.


Every week we’ll keep you updated and bring you the ‘water cooler’ information about what’s been happening in the world of cars and driving with the five most-read stories we’ve covered. Here’s what you need to know…

A unique Falcon that took the owner ten years to build

This one Ford Falcon XB Coupe has undergone significant changes with the owner in Western Australia revamping it to give a​​ 7.0-litre V8 and AMG interior. The owner, dubbed the ‘Insane XB’, spent nearly a decade on the build, which was featured on the Chris Cross YouTube channel. Read the full article here.

Toyota filed class action over diesel emissions fraud allegations

Toyota has been hit by a class action over allegations that the company has sold an estimated half a million diesel vehicles with emissions-cheating devices. You can read the full article here.



Most popular cars registered in major Australian capitals

Based on zip codes, a survey by financial advisory group KPMG has revealed which vehicles are preferred by residents of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. You may be surprised by some of the results. Check them out here.

Polestar big boss says recycling is not the company’s responsibility

North Star CEO Thomas Ingenlath has said that the recycling of vehicle components should not only fall on car companies. Ingenlath has asked for an industry standard for measuring production CO2 emissions. You can view the full article here.

Australian Distributor of BYD Delivers Safety Bulletin, Stop Delivery Notice

Australian customers of the BYD Atto 3 electric cars have been told not to install a child seat in the center rear seat, due to a violation of Australian design rules. Appeared in a security bulletin last weekend, the news comes after Motive reported that a five-star safety rating has yet to be awarded.



A cease and desist order was issued Friday. Read the latest story here.

These are the most read stories of the week. You can read all the car news covered by Drive on our news feed here.

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