Car news: The week’s top stories, 12-18 June 2022


Want to stay up to date in the world of automotive news? These are the biggest stories from the past week.

Each week we’ll keep you up to speed and bring you the ‘watercooler’ information of what has happened in the world of cars and motoring with the five biggest stories we’ve covered. Here’s what you need to know…

Toyota is reportedly preparing an all-electric C-HR


There are rumours of a full model change for the Toyota C-HR, with the new model set to offer a fully-electric powertrain, alongside its petrol counterpart. Reports also suggest a hybrid 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine will be offered in the line-up. To learn more, click here for the full story.

Imagined: 2023 Toyota GR BZ4X electric SUV


Drive Photoshop expert Theophilus Chin has combined the Toyota BZ4X GR Sport concept with the spirit of the high-performance GR Yaris and GR Corolla. The outcome: a handsome electric performance SUV.

Sporting blistered wheel arches, six-arm 21-inch alloy wheels and a unique front bumper, this vehicle could be the ultimate step into electrification for the car giant. Check out the full story here.

The story behind the King of Rock’n’Roll’s ultra-rare BMW


While Elvis Presley was undergoing his compulsory service in the US Army he bought himself a second-hand white BMW 507, used to commute back and forth from the base in Bad Nauheim.

That was 60 years ago, and after a fascinating history, the ultra-rare sports car has been restored. Check it out here.

Wireless charging roads could be the way of the future


A kilometre-long stretch of road equipped with inductive charging technology has been revealed. Several automotive companies including Stellantis have given us a preview into what the future might look like, if this prototype proves a success. Read all about it in our full article here.

A model that may have pulled Saab out of the red


This year marks a decade since Swedish carmaker, Saab, went bankrupt. However, a new version of their most popular vehicle, the 9-3 was in the works and may have just been the saviour the company needed to get it out of the red. Here’s the full story.

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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