Time Machine Tuesday: March 20, 2018

Take a trip into the CarAdvice archives
- shares

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews.

Here’s a look at what happened on the week of March 20 in years past.

Ford Kuga - 1

20 March 2013: Ford Kuga arrives from $27,990

On this day five years ago the then-"new generation" Ford Kuga arrived in Australia – it's now been renamed the Escape.

Three trims, two engines, and the option of front- or all-wheel drive were available depending on spec, allowing the Kuga to better compete against the likes of the Hyundai ix35 and Mazda CX-5.

Get the full story here

McLaren MP4-12C

22 March 2010: McLaren MP4-12C performance figures announced

Before the wild 720S and 675LT, McLaren Automotive came back from the dead with the MP4-12C some eight years ago.

Powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8, the MP4-12C claimed outputs of 447kW of power and 600Nm of torque.

The performance figures were crazy too, even by today's standards. Find out more here

17 March 2008: Bugatti Veyron review

Ten years on, the Bugatti Veyron still attracts plenty of admiration, and is still one of the fastest cars to have ever set tyre to tarmac.

On March 17, 2008, our founders Anthony Crawford and Alborz Fallah took the-then $2.7 million hypercar for a test drive, accompanied by a young Paul Maric.

The verdict? Find out here

23 March 2007: Fiat 500 confirmed for Australia

The Fiat 500 is one of the longest-running nameplates in automotive history, and even the reborn version that first went on sale in 2008 is pretty much the same today – 10 years down the track.

Just over a decade ago, however, is when we got word that the cute-and-cuddly Italian micro hatch would be heading Down Under.