Last Week's Car News in Pictures
5 October 2020 to 10 October 2020
The Ford Fiesta ST Edition is a 300-unit run costing £27,075 (€29,834/$35,151), each example getting three doors only and blue paint. Upgrades include adjustable suspension, bigger brakes, lighter wheels saving 8 kilograms (18 pounds), and the normally optional Quaife differential. No additional power has been added, but when it takes 6.5 seconds to get to 60 MPH and a top speed of 143, is it really necessary?
2020 will be the last model year for the Jaguar XE in the US, which peaked at around 9,000 units in it's first year (2017), then falling to around 4,000 in 2018 and 3,000 in 2019. For Europe, however, it lives on with mild hybridization added to the diesel version.
Following suit after the F-Pace, the Jaguar XF has been given a midcycle refresh with minor cosmetic enhancements on the outside and 24 inches of screens on the inside. The XF range has been simplified and reduced from 64 versions to 28, with only three engines available: a 204bhp diesel mild hybrid and 250bhp RWD and 300bhp AWD petrols. Each one comes standard with an automatic transmission. Unfortunately, there will be no XFR version this time around, but the Sportbrake estate remains. Prices start at £32,585 (€35,783/$41,984).
Honda's refreshed Ridgeline features a new front end with a tougher look and the addition of a volume knob. All else is essentially carryover.
The Audi TT S Line Competition Plus is a limited-edition appearance package that will arrive at the end of the year, but not for Americans.
This world record is the largest-ever gathering of Subarus at 1,751, blasting the previous record of 549 to smithereens.