Isuzu’s non-truck products have been on sale for decades in Australia, once wearing Holden badges. Remember the Jackaroo SUV and Rodeo ute, precursor to today’s Colorado?
But the brand has only eponymously sold its wares here as Isuzu Ute for about a decade, over which time it has become a genuinely mainstream, successful player in a hyper-competitive market, appealing to those after hardcore machines capable of copping a beating.
Johan de Nysschen has been suddenly deposed as president of Cadillac, with his place being taken by Steve Carlisle with immediate effect.
Carlisle steps up from his previous role as head of GM Canada. Between 2010 and 2014 Carlisle was the head of global product planning, and prior to this he served as head of GM's south-east Asian operations and, briefly, head of sales in the US.
It's no secret the Alpina B7 is seriously fast, but this latest video shows just how fast the twin-turbo luxury yacht on wheels really is.
Based on the BMW 7 Series, the Alpina B7 features a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 pumping out 447kW of power and 800Nm of torque, sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Update (20/4): Renault has confirmed the Koleos's new AEB system operates at speeds between 30-140km/h, and we've also amended the price list for the MY18 range. See bottom of article for details
Renault Australia has announced a 2018 upgrade for its Koleos SUV, with autonomous emergency braking and Apple CarPlay now fitted as standard to every variant.
South Korean government may save GM Korea from bankruptcy
GM Korea has been thrown a lifeline, with the Korea Development Bank (KDB) indicating it will help fund the company's restructuring and investment.
Lee Dong-gull, CEO of the state-owned KDB, has told Reuters it could inject 500 billion won ($609 million) into GM Korea. He said an agreement could be reached as early as April 27, but is subject to due diligence being completed.