This week, myriad motor car manufacturers made motoring news headlines, with Ford and Mazda each teasing brand-new vehicles, Alfa Romeo revealing the Tonale SUV and Singer Vehicle Design unveiling its latest design study, the Turbo Study. Here’s what you need to know about this week’s top five motoring news stories…

1. Ford teases next-generation Ranger Raptor


Ford has released teaser footage of the next-generation Ranger Raptor. Developed by the Blue Oval’s performance arm, Ford says the new model has been engineered to be the most advanced Ranger Raptor yet. 

2. Mazda CX-60 teased as plug-in hybrid SUV


Demonstrating Mazda’s commitment to sustainable mobility, the Japanese automaker has released a teaser image of the CX-60, a new SUV boasting a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain that will offer “smooth, efficient and powerful acceleration”. The PHEV set-up comprises a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine and a “performance-enhancing” electric motor to produce a power output “in excess” of 224 kW. 

3. SA-bound Alfa Romeo Tonale unveiled with ‘sporty’ DNA


Scheduled to arrive on South African shores during the first quarter of 2023, Alfa Romeo has finally whipped the covers off the Tonale. According to the Italian manufacturer, the Stelvio’s sibling signifies the “radical” evolution taking place at the brand. 

4. Singer ushers in a new chapter with new Turbo Study 

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A fitting tribute to a car that changed Singer founder Rob Dickinson’s life (and that of many others), the US company has revealed its latest creation, the Porsche 930-inspired Turbo Study. The first-ever road-going, turbocharged 911 reimagined by Singer’s rear-mounted flat-six can be tailored to produce “over” 331 kW. The boxer unit is, in true Singer fashion, coupled to a six-speed manual shifter, directing power exclusively to the rear axle. 

5. Bugatti Centodieci tested in -20º C


A test conducted to establish the durability of the Centodieci’s build, Bugatti has put the limited-edition hypercar in a special climate chamber. “Like any other Bugatti, the Centodieci has to perform impeccably at all temperatures, be it 50 degrees Celsius or minus 20 degrees Celsius. We owe this to our quality pledge and to our customers,” said Carl Heilenkötter, Bugatti’s technical project manager for one-off and few-off projects.