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

THE WEEK IN NEWS

 

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New vehicle sales in Australia may be off to a slow start this year, but five brands in particular are enjoying strong growth. Kia, Subaru, Honda, Renault and Jaguar are leading the way.

MORE: Five brands swimming against the tide in Australia growing sales


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Hyundai’s answer to the Volkswagen Golf GTI, the i30 N, has been teased in a new video.

MORE: 2018 Hyundai i30 N teased in new video


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The Audi stable continues to expand, with confirmation the Q4 sporty compact utility will launch in 2019.

MORE: Audi Q4 confirmed for 2019 launch


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The new Mini Countryman will be the first Mini to offer a plug-in hybrid drivetrain in mass production volume.

MORE: Mini Countryman PHEV on Australian radar


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Volvo has announced its first all-electric vehicle will have a range of around 400km and will be ‘reasonably priced’.

MORE: Volvo’s upcoming EV to offer 400km range, affordable pricing


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Mazda will roll out Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the US, and models with Mazda Connect will be able to be upgraded.

MORE: Mazda planning rollout of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto


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Porsche is developing its autonomous driving technology and wants to include a Mark Webber racetrack mode.

MORE: Porsche working on Mark Webber mode for autonomous cars


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And Hugh Jackman will reportedly star in a movie about Enzo Ferrari.

MORE: Jackman jumping into Ferrari role as Bale bails


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