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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 February 10, 2017? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.




It’s that time of the year again and the finalists for 2017 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) have been announced.

MORE: 2017 World Car of the Year finalists announced


Around $5 million worth of engines have been stolen from the Jaguar Land Rover plant in Solihull, England.

MORE: Daring heist at Jaguar Land Rover plant – $5 million worth of engines knicked


Holden has uncovered faulty aftermarket bonnet latches during an investigation into reports of counterfeit parts being fitted by collision repairers as part of the FCAIs ‘Genuine is Best’ campaign.

MORE: Holden investigation uncovers dodgy latches on aftermarket Commodore bonnets


Meantime, Holden will stick with the Sportwagon name, rather than switch to the Sports Tourer badge worn by the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia. It comes after the European version of the 2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon was officially revealed online.

MORE: 2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon revealed


Toyota and Suzuki have agreed to formally explore partnership opportunities in the areas of environmentally friendly technology, safety and IT.

MORE: Toyota and Suzuki to formalise technology partnership


The Australian distributor for SsangYong – Ateco – has put the brand on indefinite hiatus because of a pricing debate between the manufacturer and importer.

MORE: SSangYong on sales hiatus in Australia


Audi Sport isn’t ruling out the possibility of developing a small volume quattro hypercar to sit above the R8 V10.

MORE: Audi Sport contemplates hypercar program

2017 Bathurst 12 Hour podium

And an epic battle at the Bathurst 12 Hour last week, it seemed Ferrari and Mercedes-AMG would battle it out for top spot, but when Shane van Gisbergen crashed in a Mercedes-AMG, Ferrari took the win followed by Porsche then Bentley.

MORE: 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour, Ferrari wins bruising Bathurst battle

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