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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 January 20, 2017? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.

 

THE WEEK IN NEWS

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The details of three Holden Commodore special editions have been released with production due to begin mid-year.

MORE: 2017 Holden Commodore Motorsport, Magnum and Director review


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Holden has confirmed it will shut down production at its Elizabeth plant, outside of Adelaide, on October 20 of this year.

MORE: Confirmed: Holden plant will shut October 20


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The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) is calling on the federal government to ditch both the luxury car tax (LCT) and the five per cent import duty on some vehicles.

MORE: Peak body wants ‘foolish’ car import duty axed


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The 2018 Ford Mustang facelift has been revealed with front and rear-end design changes, as well as interior and drivetrain updates.

MORE: 2018 Ford Mustang revealed with new face and more power


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The 2017 Suzuki Ignis has launched in Australia and Suzuki Australia says it is interested in a hotted-up version of the baby SUV.

MORE: 2017 Suzuki Ignis pricing and specs


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Suzuki has also confirmed it has no plans to soften up the Jimny Sierra when a new generation of the little off-roader is introduced.

MORE: New Suzuki Jimny Sierra will remain a hardcore off-roader, company promises


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Toyota is set to launch the updated 2018 Prius C in Australia later this year.

MORE: 2018 Toyota Prius C confirmed for Australia


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The impressive looking 2018 Kia Stinger GT made its local debut at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne this week.

MORE: Show-stopping Kia Stinger GT lobs down under to ace Australian Open crowds


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Lexus has unveiled its Sport Yacht concept in Florida, but says it has no plans to put the vessel into production.

MORE: Lexus Sport Yacht concept unveiled: Japanese brand floats a new idea with sexy boat


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