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by Matt Campbell


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, Matt Campbell – filling in for Tegan Lawson – brings you this week’s video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews.

What happened in the week ending August 12, 2016? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.



The 2016 Paris motor show is approaching fast, with the major European event set to see the unveiling of plenty of shiny new things. What will we see there? Click the link below to find out.

MORE: 2016 Paris motor show – what to expect


The Takata airbag recall controversy continues, with more cars recalled both locally and internationally.

MORE: BMW recalls more than 28,000 vehicles
MORE: Jaguar Land Rover announce US recall for Takata airbags
MORE: Takata airbag recall – everything you need to know


Volkswagen announced a number of changes to its pricing structure, from the Polo up to the Touareg, with equipment added to some models and hikes of up to $3500.

MORE: Volkswagen passenger car range pricing increases 
MORE: Volkswagen commercial vehicle and people mover pricing changes

2016 Ford Focus RS_15

Thought the Ford Focus RS was already a benchmark setter? Performance tuning house Mountune has upped the grunt with its Phase Two pack, pushing power to 276kW and torque to 500Nm.

MORE: Ford Focus RS Mountune pack announced


Porsche looks set to join the high-riding coupe craze, with the German sports car specialist spotted working on a high-riding slopey-roofed prototype of what could turn into the Cayenne Coupe.

MORE: Porsche Cayenne Coupe spied


China’s innovative Transit Elevated Bus has been labelled a scam by local media. The bus – on rails – is alleged to be a front for a money-making scheme, according to Chinese news networks.

More: Chinese double-decker bus scam