It’s almost time to knock off for Christmas, so this week we’re taking a look at ten of the biggest car news stories of the year.
These are the ones that grabbed your attention and clocked up the greatest number of reader views.
Back in July pricing and specifications for the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan range were confirmed.
A brochure for the face-lifted 2016 Mazda 3 was leaked online in July giving us a sneak peek at the changes ahead of the cars official unveiling not long after the leak.
Ahead of production starting in August, back in June details of the 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series upgrade were revealed.
In February we were swept up in Ford fever with the reveal of the limited-edition 2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Sprint and XR8 Turbo Sprint sedans.
The fifth most popular story this year also came from Ford with the return of the Ford Bronco piquing plenty of interest.
This was big news back in February, but there hasn’t been much in the time since. At that time, the government was planning to allow parallel or grey import vehicles into Australia from 2018.
The unveiling of the 2017 Volkswagen Amarok in May was big news. It’s the only ute in the segment with a turbo diesel V6 engine.
The Toyota HiLux was back in the spotlight in October. Australia’s top-selling light commercial vehicle was put through a European extreme handling evaluation called the Moose Test.
Plenty of excitement too when Subaru revealed the 2016 Levorg would be offered with the same powertrain as the Subaru WRX.
A list of top Australian car news stories wouldn’t be complete without Holden Earlier this month the covers came off the model that will replace the formerly Aussie-built icon. Holden also says the new-generation will be ready for action as a general duties and highway patrol vehicle when it arrives in February 2018.
I’ll be back in the New Year, until then, have a safe and happy time on the road over the holidays. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.