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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 31, 2017? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.

THE WEEK IN NEWS

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Ford has issued a recall for 4450 of its 2013-2014 Kuga SUVs and 400 examples of the 2013-2015 Fiesta, over concerns of potential under-hood fires.

MORE: Ford Kuga 1.6 finally recalled over engine fires, Fiesta ST also affected


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Nissan Australia boss Richard Emery has lashed out at the Australian government, saying dealing with it on future automotive technology is like “amateur hour”.

MORE: Nissan Australia dealing with government on future automotive tech like ‘amateur hour’


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Meantime, Nissan Australia has confirmed the next generation 2018 Leaf is locked in for a local launch.

MORE: Next Nissan Leaf coming to Australia despite loss on current model


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Kia could be planning to get in on the electric vehicle action, lodging a patent for a new logo and badge based around the letter E.

MORE: Kia E: Badge trademark filing points to potential EV sub-brand

UPDATE: Kia E badge explained
UPDATE: Kia Stinger ‘E’ branding a contentious move


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Details and sketches of the new Skoda Vision E concept have been revealed ahead of its debut at the Shanghai motor show in April.

MORE: Skoda Vision E electric SUV concept detailed ahead of debut


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The Uber autonomous driving project is back on track after a not-at-fault crash involving its Volvo XC90.

MORE: Uber suspends autonomous driving project after crash, report


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Chery has filed a trademark claim against Mercedes-Benz to prevent the German company selling its EQ-badged electric vehicles in China.

MORE: Chery files trademark claim against Mercedes-Benz EQ


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Meanwhile the facelifted Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been snapped completely undisguised.

MORE: 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift spotted without camouflage


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The next generation BMW M6, or 6 Series M Sport, or possibly 8 Series, has been spotted at the Nurburgring.

MORE: 2018 BMW M6, M8 or 6 Series M-Sport spied


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Pricing and specifications for the 2017 MG GS have been announced. The range will start at $23,990, before on-road costs.

MORE: 2017 MG GS pricing and specs


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And Toyota has unveiled its HiLux Tonka concept in Sydney.

MORE: Toyota HiLux Tonka concept revealed


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