A class action has been filed in the Federal Court of Australia on behalf of owners of Ford Fiesta, Focus and EcoSport vehicles who claim to have experienced issues with Ford’s PowerShift transmission.
The next-generation Nissan Navara and Mitsubishi Triton ute’s could share the same platform now that Nissan have a controlling 34 per cent stake in Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.
In spy shots this week, the facelift 2017 Jaguar F-Type was spotted at the Nurburgring. A new four-cylinder option will be introduced.
The new Porsche 911 GTS Targa was spied at the Nurburgring too. While the Kia GT sports sedan was roaming around California, and the facelift Range Rover Sport was also caught on camera, as was the Audi RS5 coupe.
To recalls and Nissan were forced to recall more than 40,000 Tiida’s as part of the international Takata airbag scandal.
Hyundai have recalled more than 5,000 Elantra’s over an airbag issue that’s unrelated to the Takata recall.
59 Volkswagen Touareg vehicles will undergo a side airbag fix, six Mitsubishi Challenger’s have a child seat anchor point issue and a small number of Renault Kangoo and Renault Trafic vans need a rear seat mounting bolt fix.
Audi have developed self-driving software that makes the car behave in a more ‘human-like’ manner.
Honda claim the 2017 Civic Type R will break the front-wheel drive Nurburgring record.
Ford have filed a patent for an artificial noise system that will encourage drivers to shift gears earlier and save fuel.
Five cars have scored a zero star rating in Global NCAP testing in India.
And Nikola Motors have unveiled the Nikola One, a hybrid semi truck.
More news headlines next week.