Welcome to the CarAdvice Garage. I’m Tegan Lawson with a look at what’s making news headlines this week.
Peugeot will start its electric vehicle range with the plug-in hybrid 2019 3008 model. Peugeot plans to launch pure electric versions of its smaller cars too.
Toyota and Uber have teamed up to offer drivers the opportunity to lease a vehicle and pay for it through their earnings.
Meantime Uber has developed a self-driving Ford Fusion (Ford Mondeo in Australia) and is testing it on the streets of Pennsylvania in the US. The vehicle is also equipped to collect mapping data at the same time.
Secondary impacts are the cause of the most serious injuries to pedestrians in collisions, and Google have an idea to help prevent this. It has patented the concept of a sticky bonnet.
In recalls this week, Holden have recalled six 2014 Holden Trax vehicles over a potential issue with loose wiring that may affect the steering while importer American Special Vehicles has recalled 152 Ram 2500 and 3500s over brake booster hose concerns.
Former Bentley senior designer SangYup Lee has joined Hyundai as senior vice president of styling and will largely focus on the Genesis brand.
In spy shots this week, what could be the Nissan Navara based SUV was snapped, the 2018 Porsche Cayenne was spotted, as was the yet-to-be confirmed BMW X3 M and the Mercedes-AMG GLC63. What could be the 2018 Peugeot 2008 was caught out and about, as was the 2017 Holden Trailblazer.
A leaked image from a Japanese brochure reportedly reveals the new Mazda 3 facelift.
The diesel Suzuki Vitara RT-X has joined the Australian line-up.
And the video trailer for Gran Turismo Sport has been released, the game is set to launch on November 15, 2016.
More news and reviews at CarAdvice.com. I’ll be back with more news headlines next week.