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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 February 17, 2017? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.

 

THE WEEK IN NEWS

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An inadvertent leak during a presentation has revealed juicy details of the upcoming performance hatch, the Hyundai i30 N.

 MORE: Hyundai i30N hot-hatch: detailed slides reveal design, power and specs

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It appears details of the next-generation 2017 Subaru XV have been published in the Japanese press.

 MORE: 2017 Subaru XV leaked in Japanese media

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Earlier this week a brochure for the upcoming Toyota ‘Supra’ was leaked, purportedly confirming the return of the nameplate… turned out the brochure was fake.

MORE: Toyota Supra brochure leaked

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Porsche Centre Brisbane called for expressions of interest in the 2018 Cayman GT4 RS 4.0 on Instagram. Yet, no such car has been confirmed. Accidental leak? Incorrect? Wait and see.

MORE: Cayman GT4 RS, did a Porsche dealer just leak the brand’s next big thing?

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The Holden Commodore could be in for a shake-up with GM and PSA Group confirming they are in discussions regarding the sale of Opel and Vauxhall.

 MORE: Peugeot and Citroen in talks with GM over Opel purchase

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Nissan has dropped the Pulsar from its local line-up. The hatch has already been axed, and now the sedan has been quietly dropped from the company’s website, for now.

MORE: Nissan Pulsar sedan dropped from local line-up, for now

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BMW will launch its seven-seat SUV in Australia. The 2019 BMW X7 is slated for a local launch, in a couple of years time.

MORE: BMW X7, seven-seat SUV coming to Australia

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Isuzu is getting ready to celebrate the sale of 100,000 utes and SUVs in Australia, likely in the second quarter. It’s also Isuzu’s 100-year anniversary this year.

MORE: 100,000 for 100; Isuzu Australia sales milestone and big birthday in 2017 

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Victoria Police will replace its fleet of Ford Territory SUVs with Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota Kluger vehicles.

MORE: Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Kluger to replace Ford Territory in Victoria Police fleet

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And New Zealand drifter ‘Mad’ Mike Whiddett has given his RX-7 a facelift. The Madbul Gen 7.3 features the face of a 1970s RX-3.

MORE: ‘Mad’ Mike’s original Madbul RX-7 drifter gets old-school facelift


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