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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 December 16, 2016? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.

THE WEEK IN NEWS:

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It’s been a brilliant year for Subaru in Australia, the Japanese brand is on track to notch up its best year on record with sales up eight per cent to the end of November.


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Because it lacks curtain airbags, Suzuki will limit sales of the Jimny to 100 a year to comply with a Voluntary Code of Practice from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.


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The hotly-anticipated 2017 Honda Civic Type R will launch in Australia in the third quarter of next year, priced around $50,000.


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The Australian Cannabis Corporation has suggested the Holden plant could be used to grow crops of medical marijuana when vehicle production ceases at the end of next year.


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The Australian Automobile Association is testing lab-based manufacturer fuel consumption and emissions claims in a real-world study.


GENESIS NAMES EX-BUGATTI DESIGNER ALEXANDER SELIPANOV TO NEWLY CREATED ROLE OF CHIEF DESIGNER AT THE GLOBAL GENESIS ADVANCED STUDIO

Hyundai’s luxury sub-brand Genesis has signed on Alexander Selipanov as chief designer. He was responsible for the exterior design of the Bugatti Chiron.


Mercedes-Benz urban eTruck, Exterieur, Silver Arrow metallic, dreiachsiger Verteiler-Lkw, 2 x 125 kW, 2 x 500 Nm, 3 Module Lithium-Ionen-Batterien, Gesamtkapazität: 212 kWh, elektrisch angetriebene Hinterachse, Reichweite: bis zu 200 km, zul. Gesamtgewicht: 26 t ; Mercedes-Benz urban eTruck, Exterior, silver arrow metallic, three-axle short-radius distribution truck, 2 x 125 kW, 2 x 500 Nm, 3 modules of lithium-ion batteries, total capacity: 212 kWh, electrically driven rear axle, operating range: up to 200 km, permissible gross vehicle weight: 26 t;

Israeli start-up StoreDot is working on a new battery for electric vehicles that could be fully charged in less than five minutes.


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BMW has established an in-house team to develop a fully autonomous vehicle by 2021.


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The Nissan Leaf is being used as a self-driving tow truck at Nissan’s Japanese factory, hauling cars from the end of the production line, to it’s integrated port.


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