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 July 17 in years past.
18 July 2017: Buick Regal GS revealed
The 'ZB' Holden Commodore has been on sale for a little while now – and continues to be a subject of controversy – but it's only been a year since the sporty VXR variant was previewed by the Chinese-market Buick Regal GS.
Like the model offered locally, the Regal GS is powered by a naturally-aspirated 3.6-litre V6 making 230kW of power and 370Nm of torque, sent to a Twinster all-wheel drive system via a nine-speed automatic transmission.
18 July 2016: Jeep Wrangler Salute concept revealed
Celebrating 75 years since the Willys MB, the Wrangler Salute concept was revealed two years ago this week.
The one-off show car was based on the two-door Wrangler, going without doors, B-pillars and a roof like its iconic ancestor.
17 July 2013: Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG revealed
It may have had a spruce-up recently, but it's now been a full five years since Mercedes revealed the current-generation AMG S63, complete with a stonking 430kW/900Nm 5.5-litre twin-turbocharged V8 under the bonnet.
The performance version of the Mercedes-Benz flagship limousine tipped the scales at a smidgen under two tonnes in 2013 guise, though it was still capable of hitting triple figures in just 4.4 seconds – 4.0-seconds if you bought the left-hook all-wheel drive version offered abroad.
17 July 2012: TVR goes bust
British sports car maker TVR announced it would be closing on this week six years ago, with the company's boss citing rising operating costs and expensive customer demands as the cause for the decision.
However, the company has since been revived, with TVR's first new model since its closure – the Griffith, a nameplate worn by the brand's cars in the 1990s – first revealed in September 2017.
15 July 2011: Subaru XV concept confirmed for production
In what may have been the smartest business decision Subaru has recently made, this week in 2011 saw the Impreza-based XV crossover confirmed for production.
The original announcement detailed that manufacturing would commence in Malaysia for the Malaysian, Thai and Indonesian markets initially, with Japanese production for global markets also confirmed but not detailed at the time.
In Australia the XV has been one of the Japanese brand's top-selling models for some time. The second-gen version sold currently managed 1399 registrations for the month of June, and is sitting at 7330 year-to-date as of June 30 – nearly 2000 more than Subaru's next most popular model, the Outback.