AWD Dodge Challenger, 2017 Ford Fusion Sport, 2018 Audi A5 Sportback: The Week In Reverse

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We heard about some updates coming to the current Dodge Challenger; Audi revealed the new 2018 A5 Sportback; and we drove the 2017 Ford Fusion Sport. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority.

Virtual reality is here, but it hasn't exactly set the world on fire, yet. Audi thinks that might change, and it could even play an essential role in the car buying experience. Someday, the German automaker sees the tech becoming a virtual showroom for customers, meaning dealerships wouldn't have to actually have cars in a showroom. Will it happen? Your guess is as good as ours.

As we approach fall we enter auto show season, and the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show is set for November. While it's unclear exactly what will be introduced, it's been confirmed that there will be at least 20 world debuts. Some of those introductions will be courtesy of Alfa Romeo, Chevrolet, Jeep, Mazda, Mini, Subaru, and Volkswagen. Stay tuned for more as we get closer to the show.

We had a chance to slide behind the wheel of the new 2017 Ford Fusion Sport. Powered by a twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6, the Fusion Sport is aimed at giving customers more power and premium features in the mainstream midsize segment. Does it deliver? Find out.

Word on the street has it that the current Dodge Challenger will receive an all-wheel-drive model later this year. That will be followed by a wide-body Hellcat next year. Don't confuse the two updates, as the wide-body Hellcat will likely not have all-wheel drive. This will be the last hurrah before the next-generation model is introduced around 2019.

Audi announced the new 2018 A5 Sportback which will make its formal debut later this month at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Based on the new A5, the A5 Sportback has four doors, an A7-inspired coupe-like roofline, and a hatchback rear liftgate. The big news with this new generation of A5 Sportback? It's actually coming to the U.S. market.

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