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Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia’s new-car market.

Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews.

What happened in the week ending August 19, 2016? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.

THE WEEK IN NEWS:

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Ford is planning to launch a driverless taxi fleet in 2021. Goodbye steering wheel, goodbye pedals.

MORE: Ford could beat Uber to driverless fleet


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A motion to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2025 in Netherland has been passed by politicians in the country’s lower house.

MORE: Netherlands, Norway & India looking to ban combustion-engined cars


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The MG badge is set for yet another attempted return to Australia with Chinese parent company SAIC Motor establishing an Australian subsidiary.

MORE: SAIC Motor announces MG plans for Australia


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Volkswagen Australia has its sights firmly set on establishing the brand as a ‘semi-premium’ option – just below the high-end German offerings like Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz – but above its Japanese and Korean competitors.

MORE: Volkswagen Australia aspires to premium status


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The new Volkswagen small SUV has been spotted undergoing testing in camouflage.

MORE: VW’s brand new small SUV spied – confirmed for Australia


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Images of the new Skoda Kodiaq have been leaked. The large SUV is due to make its debut on September 1.

MORE: 2017 Skoda Kodiaq leaked ahead of September debut


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BMW has been forced to recall more than 17,000 X3 and X4 SUVs over a fault with the brackets used for mounting ISOFIX compatible child seats.

MORE: BMW X3 & X4 recalled for ISOFIX fault


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BMW is primed to take on the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class – with a big new 9 Series sedan reportedly due for a 2020 debut.

MORE: BMW 9 Series coming to fight Maybach, report


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Holden has announced it will partner with Triple Eight Racing after the end of the 2016 V8 Supercars series, the pair will also work on the next-generation 2018 Commodore that will by driven on the race track by the new Red Bull Holden Racing Team.

MORE: Holden commits to Supercars – new Commodore to race in 2018


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The ‘Drift King’ and Japanese racing legend Keiichi Tsuchiya will drive the Pagani Huayra BC at Sydney Motorsport Park at the World Time Attack Challenge in October.

MORE: Drift King to drive Pagani Huayra BC at World Time Attack in Sydney


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