Hi there, Tegan Lawson with you at the CarAdvice.com News Desk. Here’s what’s making headlines this week.
Once the Dodge Journey is sold out in Australia, we won’t see the brand here for a while. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia will put Dodge into hiatus while they prepare business cases to bring in more models from the American brand.
Audi Australia’s managing director Andrew Doyle is heading overseas to head up the company’s UK arm. Cian O’Brien will take the reigns here.
ANCAP isn’t happy about being left out of a car industry study conducted by the ACCC, saying that crash ratings should have been included as it is a key element in car purchases.
The Ford Kuga will be replaced by the 2017 Ford Escape. Pricing and specification details for Australia have been revealed.
Nissan Australia says bringing the seven-seat all-wheel drive X-Trail to Australia isn’t impossible but there would need to be a lot of demand from the market.
The CEO of BMW, Harald Kruger, has confirmed that the 2018 BMW i8 will be offered as a roadster.
What will likely be the next generation Holden Commodore Sportwagon – the 2018 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer – has been spotted testing in Europe.
Meantime Hyundai’s first-ever baby SUV has been spied out and about in camouflage. It’s likely to be revealed next year.
Tim Slade set a new lap record at the World Time Attack Challenge 2016 at Sydney Motorsport Park.
And a 2017 Honda NSX has been driven through a food court, past stores and through a gaming area to be put on display in the lobby at the Crown Casino in Melbourne.