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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 26, 2016? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.

THE WEEK IN NEWS:

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Australia is on track to break its new-vehicle sales record in 2016. At the end of July, sales were up 2.8 per cent year-to-date, with Ford recording the biggest volume growth so far.

MORE: The fastest growing brands in 2016


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Honda Australia is tipping double-digit growth in 2017 thanks to the newly arrived Civic sedan, as well as both the Civic hatch and CR-V that are due next year.

MORE: Honda Australia forecasts massive 2017 growth


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The next-generation Honda Civic Type R has been confirmed for Australia.

MORE: Honda Civic Type R Australian launch locked in


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Honda Australia says it will need another 12 months to fix all of its cars affected by the Takata airbag recall. There’s a lot.

MORE: Honda Australia needs another 12 months to complete Takata airbag recall


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Overseas, Mitsubishi has been forced to recall more than 82,000 2015 and 2016 model-year Outlander Sport (ASX) and 2016 Lancer and Outlander vehicles in the US over concerns of a laggy transmission. It’s not yet known whether vehicles in Australia are affected.

MORE: Mitsubishi US recalls 82,000 cars for transmission fix, Australian impact unclear


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Images of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf update and the all-new 2018 Volkswagen CC have been leaked.

MORE: 2017 Volkswagen Golf update and all-new CC revealed in Euro press


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The Victorian government has given Uber an official green light with the introduction of new legislation to regulate the commercial passenger vehicle industry.

MORE: Uber legalised in Victoria, levy planned for taxi license buy-back


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Great Wall has welcomed its first shipment of Steed utes ahead of the brand’s official return to Australia on September 5.

MORE: Great Wall Steed utes have arrived in Australia


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Details of the new Tesla Model S P100D and Model X P100D have been announced. The Model S P100D will be one of the world’s fastest production cars time with a 0-100km/h time of 2.7 seconds.

More: 2017 Tesla Model S P100D ‘world’s quickest production car’ – Model X also announced


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French aerospace company Airbus is working on autonomous flying vehicles for passenger and cargo transport.

MORE: Airbus working on flying car project


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