The five-star ANCAP safety rating for the latest Honda Civic does not apply to its highperformance Type R halo car. Changes to the front suspension and the installation of sports seats void the score, with no plans by either Honda Australia or the safety authority for a separate test on the Type R.
Just as other companies are extending warranties, Citroen has selected reverse gear on its coverage in Australia. It has effectively halved the warranty on its cars, slashing it from six years and unlimited kilometres to just three years/100,000km.
Holden dealerships will look fresher thanks to a $150 million “Dealership of the Future” program that starts with updated signage and adds interiors with layouts more like an airport lounge. Holden is also spending $7 million on resurfacing the 4.7km highspeed circular track at its Lang Lang proving ground.
PIT STOP STAY
Race fans can check in to the new The Bend Motorsport Park near Tailem Bend, SA — which will have an on-site hotel. Rydges is setting up in the main pit building at the track, which is confirmed for a Supercars race next year, with rooms available from early April.