CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017
Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market.
Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage,with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews.
What happened in the week ending May 12, 2017? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.
It's been 12 months since the CarAdvice podcast began, and we celebrate with a bumper edition! A cardboard car has been made in its honour (admittedly with no bumpers), and you can check out some clowning-around photos at the bottom of this article.
Nissan Navara SUV: Ford Everest rival spied in production body
Nissan’s answer to rugged SUVs such as the Ford Everest and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is edging closer to production, as these new spy images of a development car show.
The incoming Nissan Navara wagon spin-off, which will also tackle the Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU-X and Holden/Chevrolet Trailblazer, is expected to be available with both five-seat and seven-seat configurations and to premiere in 2017.
Nissan Navara SUV wagon may never come to Australia
The forthcoming Nissan Navara NP300 ute-based SUV may never come to Australia, despite the popularity of rugged off-roaders in our market.
As you can read and see here, Nissan is developing a new seven-seat ladder-framed off-roader to take on the Ford Everest, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU-X and Holden Trailblazer, based the the NP300 Navara’s chassis as a spiritual successor to the old Pathfinder.