Either way, Opel leaves behind a network of 20 dealerships, 15 head-office staff and 1530 new cars with unstable future values.
Ford’s Fiesta ST will launch in September, starting from $25,990 plus on-road costs. The Fiesta ST’s 1.6 litre EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine produces up to 147kW of power and 290Nm of torque.
For those looking to spend a little less on a Fiesta, the regular range starts at $15,825 plus on-road costs and is also due in September.
The Fiat Punto is back in Australian showrooms, starting from $16,000 drive-away. That buys you a five-door hatch with a 1.4 litre petrol engine and a five-speed manual gearbox. TMR drove the Fiat Punto this week, check out our review.
In other news, Jaguar’s new F-TYPE roadster is now on sale in Australia, starting from $138,645 plus on-road costs.
Audi’s RS 6 Avant wagon is also on sale from this week, boasting some impressive numbers performance-wise.
Another newcomer to the market this week was Mercedes-Benz’s CLS 63 AMG S Shooting Brake, joining the sedan in the local line-up.
The AAA has also had its say about the state of Australia’s national highways in its AusRAP report, and the news isn’t great,
It seems like every week we learn a little bit more about the BMW i3 electric vehicle, but this week we can finally look at the finished product.
So what else has TMR been driving this week?
We also drove the 2013 Kia Rondo small people-mover this week; a unique car in Australia - an MPV the size of a long-ish hatch - but perhaps one that other carmakers will be watching with interest.
And that’s… the week that was.