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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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Pricing for the upcoming 2017 Honda Civic hatch has been announced. The range will start from $22,390 before on-road costs.

MORE: 2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing announced, arriving in May


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Initial Australian specifications for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 have been revealed. The car is set to launch locally in July.

MORE: 2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 upgrades, Australian details


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The all-new LDV T60 ute will launch in Australia in October and the Chinese company is expecting the new model to become its top-seller here.

MORE: LDV T60 initial details revealed ahead of October launch


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Both Mercedes-Benz and BMW say moves will be made to trim model ranges by axing some of the body styles on offer.

MORE: BMW, Mercedes-Benz may cut some coupes, cabrios to trim model ranges


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A baby Kia crossover, rumored to be called the Kia Stonic, has been spied testing in Europe.

MORE: 2018 Kia Stonic spied again


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Mazda has filed two patents for new drivetrains with a rotary engine, with the US Patent and Trademark office.

MORE: Mazda rotary patents discovered online


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Lamborghini will offer its first plug-in-hybrid drivetrain in 2020. It’ll be the second drivetrain option on its new SUV, the Urus.

MORE: Lamborghini PHEV coming, V12 staying atmo and turbo V10 likely


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Volvo says it will not allow its autonomous vehicles to make moral decisions and choose between saving the driver over pedestrians or other road users.

MORE: Volvo autonomous cars ‘won’t make moral decisions for occupants’


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