FAST ‘N’ CU­RI­OUS

Herald Sun - Motoring - - INSIDE LINE -

DETROIT NO SHOWS

A record num­ber of car brands rushed to high­light their ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy at the Con­sumer Elec­tron­ics Show in Las Ve­gas but there were some sig­nif­i­cant non­starters at the first ma­jor mo­tor show of the year at Detroit with Jaguar Land Rover, Mini, Mit­subishi, Porsche and Subaru turn­ing down stands.

SOFTROADER SURGE

Aus­tralia’s grow­ing ap­petite for SUVs brought fam­ily wag­ons closer than ever to pas­sen­ger car num­bers, 441,017 to 486,257, in 2016. Small cars were the coun­try’s favourite choice, with 224,450 sales in of­fi­cial VFacts num­bers, fol­lowed by medium SUVs at 172,194 and 4WD pick-ups at 146,820.

SHIFT THE MUS­TANGS

There could be a lot more Ford Mus­tangs com­ing to Aus­tralia in 2017. If the rum­blings in the US are right, ex­tra shifts will be de­voted to right-hand drive ver­sions, turn­ing out 12,000 ’Stangs to sat­isfy de­mand.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.