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2021 Jeep Gladiator, 2021 Mazda3 Turbo, Toyota Corolla Cross: Top 10 News Last Week

We look back at the top 10 stories in automotive news for the week of July 6

  • The Jeep Gladiator will offer an EcoDiesel engine

  • The Toyota Corolla Cross unveiled this week needs to come to North America

  • The 2021 Mazda3 Turbo is a pocket rocket and a sleeper all at the same time

Here’s a look back at the news that caught our attention during the week of July 6 to July 10.

1. 2021 Jeep Gladiator Gets EcoDiesel Engine

2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel
2021 Jeep Gladiator | Photo: Jeep

The Jeep Gladiator pickup will get the 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V6 in 2021. It delivers 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. It will be available in third quarter of 2020.

Read the full story on the 2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel here.

2. 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross Unveiled in Thailand

2021 Toyota Corolla Cross
2021 Toyota Corolla Cross | Photo: Toyota

Normally, the unveiling of a model for the Thai market wouldn’t be a huge deal, but there are rumors that the 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross may come to North America. We explore five reasons why Toyota needs to bring the Corolla Cross over here.

Read why we think the Toyota Corolla Cross would be a huge success here.

3. 2021 Mazda3 Turbo Debuts

2021 Mazda3 Turbo
2021 Mazda3 GT Turbo AWD | Photo: Mazda

The Mazda3 Turbo launched this week with a very powerful new 2.5-litre turbocharged engine that delivers up to 250 horsepower and an impressive 310 pound-feet of torque. Pricing was also announced. Oh, and it has all-wheel drive as well.

Read more about the 2021 Mazda3 Turbo AWD here.

4. 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Shown in Video

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series
2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series

Mercedes-AMG gave us a good look at its new 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, the fastest, quickest, most powerful Mercedes-AMG GT ever. It’s the final model for the current generation GT and ensures the model goes out with a bang.

Read more about the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series and its huge wing here.

5. Lamborghini Sian Roadster Unveiled

Lamborghini Sian Roadster
Lamborghini Sian Roadster | Photo: Lamborghini

Lamborghini unveiled the convertible version of its hybrid Sian. The Lamborghini Sian roadster is just as eccentric as the coupe, even more so actually. It makes 819 horsepower and all 19 planned units have already been sold.

Read more about the Sian Roadster hybrid here.

6. 2021 Chevy Corvette Got More Features and New Colors

The 2021 Chevy Corvette got more standard features as well as new color options, but the price remained the same. Features like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, and there’s a new standalone Magnetic suspension option

Read more about the changes made to the 2021 Chevy Corvette here.

7. New Mercedes-Benz S-Class Interior Unveiled

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class is just a few weeks if not days away. We got a good look at the new interior this week which features an impressive centre touchscreen and the new generation of MBUX technology.

Read more about the features coming to the next Mercedes-Benz S-Class here.

8. Chevrolet Sonic Canned In North America

The Chevrolet Sonic became the latest small car to be removed from the market. The Toyota Yaris was also canned in North America.

Read up on our thoughts regarding the small car market in North America here.

9. Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback Unveiled

The Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback concept was unveiled, looking very much like the production model slated to arrive next year. It is expected to offer 280 miles of range, or 450 kilometres.

Check out the other features of the Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback here.

10. Bronco Will Be A Family of Ford Models

The unveiling of the Ford Bronco will be the big news this week. Last week, it was the announcement that Bronco will be a new sub-brand from Ford and encompass numerous models.

Read more about the Ford Bronco brand here.



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Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur was studying to be a CPA when he decided to drop everything and launch a car website in 2012. Don't ask. The journey has been an interesting one, but today he has co-founded and manages 8 websites including and as General Manager of NetMedia360. He also sits on the board of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Send me an email


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