Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk with Tegan Lawson. Each week we’ll bring you a video roundup of the stories that have been making headlines in both the automotive industry and Australia’s new-car market.
What’s happened in the week ending May 20, 2016? Check out our video above, and see our links to the full stories below.
THE WEEK IN NEWS:
The 2017 Jaguar F-Type facelift was spied near the Nurburgring, and there’s a four-cylinder option on the way. Also spotted this week was the new Porsche 911 GTS Targa, Kia GT Sports Sedan, Range Rover Sport prototype and Audi RS5 coupe.
More than 40,000 Nissan Tiida‘s have been recalled thanks to the international Takata airbag saga.
In other recalls, more than 5000 examples of the Hyundai Elantra have an airbag issue (unrelated to the Takata recall), a number of Volkswagen Touareg vehicles need a side airbag fix, Mitsubishi is fixing child seat anchor points on six 2014 Challengers and a fault with rear seat mounting bolts forced Renault to recall a small number of Kangoo and Trafic vans.
Audi revealed it’s developing software that will make self-driving cars behave in a more ‘human-like’ fashion.
Ford are reportedly developing an artificial engine noise system to encourage earlier gear shifts, in an effort to improve fuel economy.
Global NCAP testing of cars in the Indian market resulted in zero-star ratings for five cars. Some have no airbags, and body structures that collapse on impact.
Nikola Motor Company has revealed the Nikola One, a hybrid semi truck that promises to haul more than 36 tonnes and claims a range of around 1900 kilometres.