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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 21, 2016? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.



Once remaining Dodge Journey stock are sold out in Australia, the brand will go into hibernation while business cases to bring in other models can be prepared and evaluated.

MORE: Dodge Australia goes into hibernation


Audi Australia’s managing director, Andrew Doyle, will move to the company’s UK arm with Cian O’Brien to take the reigns around April next year.

MORE: Audi Australia boss to head UK arm, Cian O’Brien to take over local operations


The ACCC is conducting a study of the car industry to ensure both manufacturers and dealers, as well as consumers know their rights. However ANCAP hasn’t been consulted and believes crash ratings should be included as safety is a key element for new car buyers.

MORE: Australian watchdog details car industry study – ANCAP questions its exclusion

2017 Ford Escape

The 2017 Ford Escape will replace the Ford Kuga in Australia. Pricing and specifications have been revealed, and the entry price will be lower than before.

MORE: 2017 Ford Escape pricing and specifications, $28,490 SUV to replace Kuga in Australia

2016 Nissan X-Trail STL-47

Nissan Australia says it will monitor market demand to determine whether there is a case to bring the seven-seat all-wheel drive X-Trail to Australia in the future.

MORE: Nissan X-Trail could get seven-seat AWD option if the market demands it

BMW i8 Spyder static front

The 2018 BMW i8 will also be offered as a roadster. The convertible i8 has been confirmed by BMW CEO Harald Kruger.

MORE: 2018 BMW i8 Roadster confirmed by CEO


What will likely be the first fully-imported 2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon – the Opel Insignia Sports Tourer – has been spotted testing in Europe.

MORE: 2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon spied


Hyundai’s first baby SUV has been spied in camouflage in Europe. It’s tipped to be revealed sometime next year.

MORE: Hyundai’s baby SUV spied Europe


Tim Slade set a new lap record at the World Time Attack Challenge 2016 held at Sydney Motorsport Park.

MORE: Tim Slade takes out World Time Attack Challenge 2016 with a new lap record


The 2017 Honda NSX has been bumped-in to the atrium in the lobby of the Crown Casino in Melbourne via the foodcourt.

MORE: That time we followed a Honda NSX through a foodcourt

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