Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia’s new-car market.
Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews.
What happened in the week ending October 21, 2016? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.
THE WEEK IN NEWS:
Once remaining Dodge Journey stock are sold out in Australia, the brand will go into hibernation while business cases to bring in other models can be prepared and evaluated.
Audi Australia’s managing director, Andrew Doyle, will move to the company’s UK arm with Cian O’Brien to take the reigns around April next year.
The ACCC is conducting a study of the car industry to ensure both manufacturers and dealers, as well as consumers know their rights. However ANCAP hasn’t been consulted and believes crash ratings should be included as safety is a key element for new car buyers.
The 2017 Ford Escape will replace the Ford Kuga in Australia. Pricing and specifications have been revealed, and the entry price will be lower than before.
Nissan Australia says it will monitor market demand to determine whether there is a case to bring the seven-seat all-wheel drive X-Trail to Australia in the future.
The 2018 BMW i8 will also be offered as a roadster. The convertible i8 has been confirmed by BMW CEO Harald Kruger.
What will likely be the first fully-imported 2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon – the Opel Insignia Sports Tourer – has been spotted testing in Europe.
Hyundai’s first baby SUV has been spied in camouflage in Europe. It’s tipped to be revealed sometime next year.
Tim Slade set a new lap record at the World Time Attack Challenge 2016 held at Sydney Motorsport Park.
The 2017 Honda NSX has been bumped-in to the atrium in the lobby of the Crown Casino in Melbourne via the foodcourt.
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