Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk. Each week we’ll bring you a video wrap of the latest goings-on in the automotive industry and in Australia’s new-car market.
Every Friday, Tegan Lawson will deliver your hit of headlines from the CarAdvice Garage, giving you a snapshot of what you need to know about the week in news.
What’s happened in the week ending May 13, 2016? Check out our video above, and see our links to the full stories below.
Nissan and Mitsubishi strike a deal worth 237 billion yen. The strategic alliance involves Nissan buying a 34 per cent equity stake.
MORE: Nissan close to taking over Mitsubishi – report
Toyota Australia’s design team has been credited with igniting the passion of its Japanese counterpart with the recent unveiling of the Toyota 86 Shooting Brake.
MORE: Toyota 86 future bright, says global chief engineer
Some 66 examples of the recently launched Jaguar XE sedan recalled over seatbelt issue.
MORE: Jaguar XE recalled for seat belt fix
Queensland-based importer Performax International has been forced to recall a number of its big American pickup trucks over a range of issues.
MORE: Dodge Ram, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra recalled by Performax
Subaru celebrates the 50th anniversary of the boxer engine, while Subaru Australia releases a special edition WRX.
MORE: Subaru celebrates 50 years of the boxer engine
MORE: 2016 Subaru WRX special edition celebrates 50,000 sales
Hyundai is working on new plug-in hybrid drivetrains and the growing Genesis range is set to benefit.
MORE: Genesis will offer plug-in hybrid drivetrain options
McLaren has big plans to triple sales by 2022 and add 15 new models to the line-up. It is also investing in hybrid drivetrain development.
MORE: McLaren wants to triple sales by 2022, commits to hybrid future
Three new cars were spotted testing at the Nurburgring in Germany during the week.
MORE: Chevrolet Camaro Z28, Mercedes-AMG E63 & Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Porsche unveiled its new twin-turbocharged V8 that will end up under the bonnet of a range of cars.
MORE: Porsche reveals new twin-turbocharged V8 for Panamera, Audi and Bentley to follow
A couple of new cars are set to hit Australia: the Holden Trailblazer will replace the Colorado 7 and Mahindra will extend the XUV500 range with the W10.
MORE: Mahindra to launch W10 luxury version of XUV in Australia MORE: Holden Trailblazer SUV confirmed, Colorado 7 badge to be axed
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio joins the Caribinieri, Italy’s military police force.
MORE: 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio joins the Caribinieri fleet