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 will deliver 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 27, 2016? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.

THE WEEK IN NEWS: 

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Peugeot plans to extend its line-up to include plug-in hybrid vehicles from 2019, beginning with the newly unveiled 3008.


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Toyota has teamed up with Uber, allowing drivers to lease cars and pay for it through their earnings.


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Uber is testing its self-driving Ford Fusion - or Ford Mondeo as we know it in Australia - and collecting mapping data in the US.


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Could a sticky bonnet help save pedestrians from injuries caused by secondary impacts? Google has patented the concept.


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Six 2013 Holden Trax vehicles have been recalled over concerns loose wiring could affect the steering.


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Importer American Special Vehicles has recalled 152 examples of the Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks, over a potential issue with the brake booster hose.

Thankfully, most have not yet been delivered to customers.


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Hyundai has a new vice president of styling. Former Bentley senior designer SangYup Lee will focus largely on the upmarket Genesis brand.


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What's suspected to be the new Nissan Navara-based SUV has been spotted in camouflage.

Also spied this week: the 2018 Porsche Cayenne, the yet-to-be confirmed BMW X3 M, the high-powered 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC63, what could be the 2018 Peugeot 2008, and the 2017 Holden Trailblazer.


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Leaked images from a Japanese brochure reportedly show the Mazda 3 facelift.


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Suzuki will now offer a turbo-diesel Vitara, with the RT-X rounding out the Australian line-up after the recently added S Turbo petrol variant.


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The Gran Turismo Sport teaser video has been released. The game will launch on November 15, 2016.


Need to catch up on more news?

CarAdvice News Desk - May 20, 2016

CarAdvice News Desk - May 13, 2016

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