Hi there, welcome to the CarAdvice Garage, I’m Tegan Lawson with a look at what’s making news headlines this week.
Ford has announced plans to launch a completely driverless taxi fleet in 2021.
Uber has been quite vocal about its plans for a driverless ride-sharing service but is yet to declare a target launch date like Ford now has.
A motion to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2025 in the Netherlands has been passed by politicians in the nation’s lower house.
Norway and India are looking to implement similar legislation too.
The MG badge will relaunch in Australia with Chinese parent company SAIC Motor establishing an Australian subsidiary.
Volkswagen Australian has its sights set on establishing the brand as a semi-premium option – just below the high-end German offerings like Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz but above its Japanese and Korean competitors.
Meanwhile the new Australia-bound Volkswagen small SUV has been spied.
Images of the Skoda Kodiaq have surfaced online giving us our best idea yet of what the new SUV will look like.
The Kodiaq is set to make its public debut on September 1, while the new Skoda Yeti is due in 2018.
BMW have been forced to recall more than 17,000 X3 and X4 SUVs over concerns regarding the brackets used for mounting ISOFIX-compatible child seats.
The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class does the luxury sedan thing well, but BMW are primed to take on the Maybach with a big new 9 Series.
After 27 years Holden and Walkinshaw Racing will end their V8 Supercars partnership.
Triple Eight Race Engineering will inherit the Holden Racing Team name after a three-year deal was penned.
And the ‘Drift King’ is coming to Sydney. Japanese racing legend Keiichi Tsuchiya will drive the Pagani Huayra BC at the World Time Attack Challenge at Sydney Motorsport Park in October.