Car news this week: Top stories 15-21 May 2022

Car news this week: Top stories 15-21 May 2022

Want to keep up to date with the world of automotive news? These are the biggest 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 biggest stories we’ve covered. Here’s what you need to know…

Construction of Australia’s longest tunnel to begin in early 2023

The longest tunnel in Australia will reportedly save commuters in New South Wales “up to 30 minutes during peak periods”. The tunnel is being built between the Blue Mountains and western Sydney and will be free. The completion date is not yet known. View the full story here.

Mercedes-Benz recalls thousands of vehicles due to braking error

Mercedes-Benz has recalled 17,678 vehicles for its ML-Class, GL-Class and R-Class models. Affected vehicles cover model years 2005 to 2013 for dealer-purchased vehicles, or up to 2016 for privately imported samples.

Owners are advised to “stop driving your vehicle immediately.” Read all the details from our story here.

Tesla Cybertruck can no longer be ordered in Australia

The Tesla Australia website has suspended orders for the Tesla Cybertruck, preventing customers from depositing $150. What was once an order tab has been replaced by a message that reads “Get Updates.” Click here for the full article.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Breaks Auto Sales Record at $200 Million

A classic Mercedes-Benz has broken the record price for a car, with a British billionaire buying the 66-year-old “Uhlenhaut” coupe for $204 million.

Hagerty UK reported that his vehicle was one of only two 1956 ‘Silver Arrow’ 300 SLR “Uhlenhaut” coupes ever produced – and it has now been confirmed. Read about it here.

Soviet-era car brought back to life

Russia to acquire a factory owned by French car manufacturer Renault. The Soviet-era Moskvitch car brand is expected to be revived, following previous government threats to nationalize foreign companies. View the full article here.

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

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