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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 October 7, 2016? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.

THE WEEK IN NEWS:

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New vehicle sales in Australia continue to increase at a record pace, up 1.3 per cent in September. Toyota was the best-selling brand overall, while the Mazda 3 was the best-selling vehicle.

MORE: September 2018 VFACTS new vehicle sales numbers winners and losers detailed


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The Renault Nissan Alliance could take control of Mitsubishi by the end of the year, following an announcement first made in May. The deal is in the due diligence phase and is expected to be signed and sealed within the next few months.

MORE: Nissan’s takeover of Mitsubishi close to completion


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Hyundai’s next hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle will come to Australia in 2018. It will be built on a bespoke chassis and will be available in right-hand drive.

MORE: 2018 Hyundai hydrogen vehicle to use bespoke chassis, right-hand drive confirmed


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The iconic Ford Bronco off-roader is set to return, with production to start in Michigan in 2018.

MORE: Ford Bronco is coming back in 2018


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Suzuki will bring its baby SUV, the Ignis, to Australia. It’s expected to arrive in early 2017, possibly with Suzuki’s new 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine.

MORE: 2017 Suzuki Ignis confirmed for Australia, launching first quarter next year


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BMW is reportedly set to expand its EV range by offering pure-electric drivetrains in a number of its current models beyond the i-range.

MORE: BMW EV range to include electric 3 Series, X3, X4 and Mini models – reports


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We may have been given a glimpse at what could be the BMW i5. Images published online were reportedly submitted by BMW in April for a Japanese patent.

MORE: BMW i5 patent renderings point to new electric family car


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Nissan will roll out its performance sub-brand, Nismo, in Australia starting with the Nissan GT-R Nismo supercar.

MORE: Nismo Australia rollout finally on track, 370Z to follow in GT-R’s tracks


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The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car has been unveiled at the Paris motor show, ready for the 2017 racing season.

MORE: 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car unveiled


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According to Renault’s connectivity guru, in-car technology that can collect and communicate data on how you drive your car, could affect your insurance premiums in the future.

MORE: Pay how you drive is here, and could save you money


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