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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 September 16, 2016? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.



Latest figures have revealed that sales of new sports cars priced over $200,000 are growing at three times the rate of the overall market average.

MORE: Exotic sports car sales growth triples market average

2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrak - Ocean

Nearly 90,000 related Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50 utes are being recalled over an issue with the rear seatbacks.

MORE: 2012-15 Ford Ranger recalled for rear seat fix, 58,000 vehicles affected

MORE: 2011-15 Mazda BT-50 recalled for seat fix, 33,000 vehicles affected


Mazda has also been forced to recall around 230,000 hatch-backed vehicles over an issue with the tailgate struts. The recall affects Mazda 3 hatch, 6 wagon, CX-3 and CX-5 models sold between 2008 and March this year.

MORE: Mazda 3, 6, CX-3 and CX-5 recalled for tailgate fix


The second-generation Mini Countryman has been spotted in light camouflage ahead of its expected Paris motor show debut.

MORE: 2017 Mini Countryman spied with less camouflage

11 Subaru XV Concept_ CA

The new-generation Subaru XV crossover, due mid-next year, will follow the same formula as the current generation and have the same body as the new-gen Impreza – with more body cladding and a taller ride height.

MORE: Subaru XV replacement due mid-2017 will follow same formula as current model

2017 Nissan Rogue SL

The 2017 Nissan Rogue has been unveiled in the US. We know it here as the X-Trail and Nissan Australia has confirmed the new look is indicative of what we can expect here.

MORE: 2017 Nissan X-Trail facelift hybrid revealed in the US


The Foton Tunland can now be ordered with a Carryboy Tradesman body featuring a drop-side tray and a built-on canopy.

MORE: Foton Tunland with Carryboy Tradesman body units hit the road


The face of the next-generation Toyota Camry has been outed, thanks to a photo taken at a closed-door NASCAR event that was posted on Instagram.

MORE: 2018 Toyota Camry front-end potentially revealed via NASCAR leak


Jaguar returns to the race track, announcing it will compete in the third season of the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship.

MORE: Jaguar confirms motorsport return in all-electric FIA Formula E Championship

Peugeot 3008 DKR

The twin-turbo rear-wheel drive 2017 Peugeot 3008 DKR has been revealed ahead of the Dakar Rally in January. The 2016 2008 DKR took out the off-road endurance rally raid last year.

MORE: 2017 Peugeot 3008 DKR twin-turbo rear-wheel drive SUV revealed for 2017 Dakar Rally

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