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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 September 9, 2016? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.



August sales figures are out – the Australian new car market is up 4.6 per cent and the Toyota Corolla was the biggest seller last month.

MORE: August 2016 VFACTS new vehicle sales numbers

Dynamic photo, Color: Scuba Blue

The new generation 2017 Audi A5 Sportback has been revealed, it will make its official premiere at the Paris motor show next month.

MORE: 2017 Audi A5 Sportback & S5 Sportback revealed ahead of Paris motor show


The updated 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport will be launched in October and fresh details have been announced.

MORE: 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport priced for October launch

2017 Land Rover Discovery 5

We’ve been given a look at the big new Land Rover Discovery – it looks very similar to the Discovery Sport, its younger sibling.

MORE: 2017 Land Rover Discovery shows its face ahead of Paris debut


The 2017 Skoda Fabia range will come standard with a rear view camera. The announcement comes as the 2017 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo arrives Down Under.

MORE: 2017 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo hits Australia & rear view camera now standard across full range

Ram 1500 Night with Mopar accessories.

The 2017 Ram 1500 Night has been unveiled and Australian importers say it’s on the wish list.

MORE; 2017 Ram 1500 Night unveiled in America – big, bad truck on local wish list

Jeep Cherokee 3 copy

Another Jeep recall is underway with 2014 and 2015 Cherokee models at risk of an electrical issue.

MORE: Jeep Cherokee recalled for wiring fix


Ford’s 2017 graduate program will be recruiting designers, engineers and marketers to drive the business forward in Australia.

MORE: Ford Australia to recruit 23 new graduates in 2017


The Queensland University of Technology’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (CARRS) is recommending lower speed limits in local areas.

MORE: QLD University pushing for national 40km/hr local street limits

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