Hi there, Tegan Lawson at the CarAdvice News Desk with a look at what’s making headlines this week.
Australia is on track to break its new vehicle sales record in 2016, up 2.8 per cent year-to-date at the end of July.
Ford has sold over 6700 units more than this time last year while LDV has had the biggest percentage growth, up 194.2 per cent.
Honda is forecasting a sales boom in 2017. The new Civic sedan has just arrived, the Civic hatch is due early next year and the next generation CR-V is due in the second half of next year, the Japanese carmaker is tipping double digit growth.
The next-generation Honda Civic Type R will come to Australia. It’s set to arrive before the end of next year.
Meantime Honda Australia says it will need another 12 months to work through fixing all of the 400,000 odd vehicles affected by the Takata airbag scandal.
Mitsubishi is also facing a recall drama with more than 82,000 vehicles recalled in the US over concerns of a laggy transmission. No word yet on whether any cars in Australia are affected.
Images of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf update and the 2018 Volkswagen CC have surfaced online.
The Victorian state government has given Uber the green light as part of widespread commercial passenger vehicle reforms.
Great Wall has welcomed its first shipment of Steed utes to Australia ahead of the brand’s official return to the market on September 5.
Tesla has unveiled the new Model S P100D and Model X P100D.
The Model S P100D will be one of the world’s fastest production cars with a 0-100 time of 2.7 seconds.
And French aerospace company Airbus is working on developing autonomous flying vehicles for passenger and cargo transport.