Hi there, Tegan Lawson with you at the CarAdvice News Desk with a look at what’s been making headlines this week.
Details of the next-generation 2017 Holden Commodore have been revealed. It will be identical to the Opel Insignia and will retain the Commodore name.
Most of the range will have a 2.0-litre four cylinder turbocharged petrol or diesel engine, though the top sports model will be powered by a naturally aspirated 3.6-litre V6. Two body styles will be on offer, a sportback and a sportwagon.
Meantime Holden has confirmed the new-gen will be ready for action in the Police force as a general duties and highway patrol vehicle when it arrives in February 2018.
Mercedes-Benz has revealed the name of its upcoming ute range – plus two concept versions of the vehicle in Sweden. The pick-up will be known as the X-Class.
The 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 has been revealed. The super saloon is the most powerful E-Class ever, with a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 capable of pumping out 450kW and 850Nm.
More space, more tech and a PHEV drivetrain – the 2017 Mini Countryman has been revealed. The all-new second generation SUV is expected to launch here late in the first quarter of 2017.
Meantime there’s a new option for those that need seven seats. The Volkswagen Atlas has made its debut.
The 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series has been launched. The single-cab chassis starts at $62,490 before on-road costs and the troop carrier from $64,890. The 70 Series also scored its first five-star ANCAP safety rating ever, relevant to the single cab.
MG has returned to Australia, launching the new MG3 and MG6 Plus this week. They’ll go on sale in late November.
Mitsubishi has been forced to recall almost 32,000 ASX, Lancer and Outlander vehicles. The cars built in 2015 and 2016 with a continuously variable transmission could potentially experience a loss of power or delay in acceleration.
And Renault Australia has opened a brand concept store at Westfield Hornsby with the Koleos, Megane, Clio RS, Captur and Trafic on display.