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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 April 21, 2017? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.

 

THE WEEK IN NEWS

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Details of the 2017 Ford Mondeo have been announced. The changes are minor, but Ford Australia says the model is crucial to the Australian market.

MORE: 2017 Ford Mondeo updates announced for Australia


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Meantime, Ford Australia has also announced its front-wheel drive Transit and Transit Custom vans will finally be available with an automatic transmission.

MORE: 2017 Ford Transits get engine update and overdue automatic option


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BMW Australia has confirmed the new M4 CS will come here, though we’re yet to find out how many of the limited-production cars will be made available to our market.

MORE: BMW M4 CS revealed, limited run but Australia a sure thing


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The 2017 MG ZS small SUV will launch in Australia in October with two engine options and three trim-levels.

MORE: 2017 MG ZS: October launch for Australia, new details confirmed


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Opel has unveiled its new Grandland X mid-sized SUV, but it’s unlikely we’ll see it here with a Holden badge.

MORE: Opel Grandland X SUV revealed


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Volkswagen is focused on bringing electric vehicle production costs down to ensure they cost not much more than conventional vehicles in the near future.

MORE: Volkswagen EV pricing to nearly match conventional cars


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Tesla will unveil a semi trailer in September, likely in concept form, followed by an electric pick-up within 18 to 24 months.

MORE: Tesla semi trailer to debut in September, ute within two years


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The Chinese-only, three-row, seven-seat Jeep Yuntu concept has been unveiled at the Shanghai motor show.

MORE: Jeep Yuntu seven-seat concept unveiled in Shanghai


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