Here are the top stories from our colleagues in the broader Carsales network in Latin America, South Korea, and Brazil
Australia remains fixated on SUVs, but we are not alone. There’s a lot of interest in high-powered new models in other parts of the world as well, along with brand new electric vehicles and performance cars – some of which are going Down Under while others may …
Lightning out of the blue
Encar.com (South Korea)
The Chevrolet Bolt EV 2022 was caught in an underground car park in South Korea.
On its first appearance since its redesign, the Bolt EV drew more attention from Encar readers in June than any other story.
While the exterior and interior have been improved, the battery and powertrain have not been improved, so performance and range remain unchanged.
Brutal BMW M3 is coming
Web motors (Brazil)
The BMW M3 hit the Brazilian market a month late – the first forecast was May – and was Webmotors’ most popular story in June.
The WM1 team says: “The BMW M3 awakens a unique experience without being the most powerful car of the Bavarian brand … The M3 is not one of those brutal super sports cars that give you heavy blows on the back, but it is characterized by its agility and its handling. “
New engines for Dacia Duster
Aussies are learning about Dacia and its cars, which are marked with Renault in many parts of the world. And that’s the case in Argentina, where the Duster is one of the best-selling SUVs.
A new facelift has been released to keep it fresh and competitive in a highly competitive segment. Changes include a couple of new engine options and a new CVT transmission.
Haval H6 lands in Chile
Chile cars (Chile)
The third generation of the Haval H6 has arrived in Chile with 150 technology updates.
Haval is one of the most famous Chinese brands in the Chilean market, so the new H6 was eagerly awaited.
Haval’s flagship in the market is available in four variants with 4 × 2 and 4 × 4 traction systems starting from 14,790,000 Chilean pesos ($ 26,585 $).
Kia Forte in the foreground
Solo cars (Mexico)
Kia has launched new variants, engines and prices for the 2022 Kia Forte (also known as Cerato) in Mexico with more safety features and technology.
The Mexican launch surprised some as it has only been a few weeks since we had the first leaks of this midlife facelift and its global reveal in Korea came less than two months ago.
Toyota LandCruiser crushes everyone who arrives
Car sales (Australia)
The new Toyota LandCruiser 300 series 2022 will be lighter, safer, more high-tech, more powerful, more powerful and available in the tough GR-Sport guise, but it will also be significantly more expensive than the 200 series it replaces.
However, while some newer Toyota models like the Yaris are up to 30 percent more expensive than before, the LandCruiser 300-series prices will increase by about 10 percent compared to the expiring 200 series.
Full Australian pricing and specifications will be announced in August.