Making headlines this week, new vehicle sales in Australia were up 1.3 per cent in September, keeping us on track for a record breaking 2016. Toyota was the most popular brand and the Mazda 3 was the best selling vehicle.
The Renault Nissan Alliance could secure a 34 per cent controlling stake in Mitsubishi by the end of the year. The Alliance has revealed the takeover is in the due diligence phase.
Hyundai’s next hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle will come to Australia in 2018. It will be built on a bespoke chassis and available in right-hand drive and the ACT government has secured 20 already.
The iconic Ford Bronco badge is set to return, with production of a new tough and rugged SUV to start in Michigan in 2018
Suzuki Australia has confirmed its baby SUV, the Ignis, will come to Australia. It’s due to arrive in early 2017 and could feature Suzuki’s new one-litre ‘BoosterJet’ turbocharged three cylinder engine.
BMW is reportedly set to expand its EV range by offering pure-electric drivetrains in the X3, X4, 3 Series and Mini.
Meanwhile we may have caught a look at what could be the BMW i5. Renderings have been published online, that were apparently submitted by BMW in April for a Japanese patent.
Nissan Australia has confirmed it will roll out its performance sub-brand Nismo here. The Nissan GT-R Nismo supercar will be first to arrive, possibly followed by the 370Z Nismo.
The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car has been unveiled at the Paris motor show ahead of the 2017 racing season.
And how you drive could affect your insurance premium, according to Renault’s connectivity guru. In-car technology that can collect and communicate data on your driving skills could be used in the future to lower or raise your premium.