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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 May 5, 2017? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.

 

THE WEEK IN NEWS

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Kia Australia says local tuning on the Kia Stinger is progressing well with the focus at the moment on getting the exhaust note just right.

MORE: Kia Stinger: local arm “determined” to get the sound right


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Pricing and specifications for the 2017 Isuzu MU-X have been revealed; it has arrived just a few months after the 2016.5 update and priced from $42,990 drive away.

MORE: 2017 Isuzu MU-X pricing and specs


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The 2017 Nissan X-Trail facelift has arrived with a few design updates and new driver assistance technologies, priced from $27,990 before on-road costs..

MORE: Nissan X-Trail pricing and specs


The 2017 Kia Picanto S will be priced from $14,190 for the new five-speed manual.

MORE: 2017 Kia Picanto pricing and specs


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The 2017 Volkswagen Golf pricing and specifications have been released, the Golf 7.5 range will start at $23,990.

MORE: 2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 pricing and specs


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Details for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack have also been revealed; the range has been expanded to three variants, starting at $38,490.

MORE: 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack pricing and specs


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The Golf GTI and R Performance range will arrive in Australia mid-August, including the three-door GTI Performance Edition 1.

MORE: 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, R  pricing and specs


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The all-new Volkswagen T-Roc has been teased in a new video, it’s expected to debut in Australia in 2019.

MORE: 2019 Volkswagen T-Roc teased in new video


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Mazda is the highest ranked car brand on the 2017 Australian Corporate Reputation Index.

MORE: Mazda declared Australia’s most reputable car company, Toyota and Hyundai follow


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Pininfarina is looking to morph from contractor to supercar marque under its new role with Mahindra.

MORE: Pininfarina brand could be used for electric supercar range


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According to the Detroit Bureau, General Motors head of global product development, Mark Reuss, says GM will be the first to sell ‘affordable’ electric vehicles at a profit.

MORE: GM will be first to make EVs at a profit says former Holden chief


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The Mini Countryman has a new accessory – a roof-mounted pop-up tent is now available in Europe.

MORE: Mini Countryman rooftop tent option revealed


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And a man has created an epic online ad for his ’96 Suzuki Vitara, check out the full video at CarAdvice.com.au.

MORE: #BuyMyVitara is the best video on the internet right now, trust me


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