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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 January 27, 2017? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.




First up, a shocking result for the Ford Mustang. The GT Fastback coupe scored a two-star ANCAP safety rating under strict new testing criteria.

MORE: Ford Mustang gets two star ANCAP crash rating


The global Takata airbag recall strikes again. Honda has issued a recall for more than 25,000 vehicles sold in 2012.

MORE: Honda Australia expands Takata recall


Subaru has confirmed the all-new 2017 Subaru XV will make its debut at the Geneva motor show in March.

MORE: 2017 Subaru XV teased ahead of Geneva unveiling


Mitsubishi has teased its all new sporty, small SUV ahead of the Geneva motor show. And no, it’s not a replacement for the ASX.

MORE: Mitsubishi previews new compact SUV for Geneva motor show


Volkswagen Australia is looking into bringing the California campervan here.

MORE: Volkswagen California campervan under consideration for Australia


The specially tuned Lamborghini Huracan Performante has been spied testing, and the Italian car maker says it has set a new benchmark for the brand.

MORE: Huracan Performante – new hero Lambo will top the Aventador SVs Nurburgring time


Apple could be facing a class action lawsuit in California over not disabling iPhone functionality when in use by drivers behind the wheel.

MORE: Apple sued for not locking out iPhones while driving, report


An investigation into a fatal crash that claimed the life of a man in the US driving a Tesla in semi-autonomous Autopilot mode has wrapped up.

MORE: Tesla cleared of fault in fatal Autopilot crash but autonomous carmakers on watch


A warning for Queensland drivers after the introduction of mobile trailer-mounted speed cameras – the higher speed margin grace period is now over.

MORE: Queensland police trailer cameras snap 600 speeding motorists

mazda mx-5 fanfest

The Mazda MX-5 Fan Fest has been held at Sandown Raceway in Victoria with 1500 people in attendance, 600 cars in the show ‘n’ shine and 477 MX-5s hitting the track.

MORE: Mazda’s got a posse: records broken at Mazda MX-5 Fan Fest

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