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by Tegan Lawson


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 June 10, 2016? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.



The Hyundai i30 tops the passenger car sales charts for the third month in a row, but the i30 Tourer wagon (above) has been dropped from the Australian line-up.

MORE: Hyundai i30 overtakes Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3
MORE: Hyundai discontinues i30 Tourer


The Toyota Corolla hybrid is expected to be priced at $26,990 before on-road costs when it arrives in Australia. Is this a Prius killer from within Toyota’s own ranks?

MORE: Toyota Corolla hybrid pricing

Audi Q2

Audi expect the new Q2 to be a huge opportunity for the brand in Australia, and there are rumours of an Sq2.

MORE: Audi Q2 an opportunity for the brand
MORE: Reports an Sq2 is in the pipeline

PHOTO - Mazda MX-5 (2016-onwards) frontal offset A

The Mazda MX-5 scores a five-star ANCAP safety rating, with the highest pedestrian protection score yet from the crash testing organisation.

MORE: Mazda MX-5 gets five stars


The Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 years edition will be available with a six-speed manual gearbox in Australia.

MORE: Special-edition Volkswagen Golf GTI manual for Australia


The next-generation Ford Fiesta has been spied. We’re likely to see a new ST variant and potentially even an RS model.

MORE: 2017 Ford Fiesta spotted


Those that text while driving could be caught out in the event of a crash, thanks to experimental new technology. Victoria Police wants to trial the ‘textalyser’.

MORE: Victoria Police eyeing off textalyser technology


American security research company Pen Test Partners has managed to hack the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

MORE: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hacked through mobile app


Jaguar Land Rover is suing the Chinese makers of a Range Rover Evoque knock-off.

MORE: JLR sue over Evoque copycat


A new four-wheel lap record has been set at the Isle of Man TT event by a highly modified Subaru WRX STI.

MORE: New record set at Isle of Man TT

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