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 17, 2017? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.

 

THE WEEK IN NEWS

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An inadvertent leak during a presentation has revealed juicy details of the upcoming performance hatch, the Hyundai i30 N.

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It appears details of the next-generation 2017 Subaru XV have been published in the Japanese press.

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Earlier this week a brochure for the upcoming Toyota ‘Supra’ was leaked, purportedly confirming the return of the nameplate... turned out the brochure was fake.

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Porsche Centre Brisbane called for expressions of interest in the 2018 Cayman GT4 RS 4.0 on Instagram. Yet, no such car has been confirmed. Accidental leak? Incorrect? Wait and see.

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The Holden Commodore could be in for a shake-up with GM and PSA Group confirming they are in discussions regarding the sale of Opel and Vauxhall.

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Nissan has dropped the Pulsar from its local line-up. The hatch has already been axed, and now the sedan has been quietly dropped from the company’s website, for now.

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BMW will launch its seven-seat SUV in Australia. The 2019 BMW X7 is slated for a local launch, in a couple of years time.

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Isuzu is getting ready to celebrate the sale of 100,000 utes and SUVs in Australia, likely in the second quarter. It’s also Isuzu’s 100-year anniversary this year.

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Victoria Police will replace its fleet of Ford Territory SUVs with Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota Kluger vehicles.

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And New Zealand drifter ‘Mad’ Mike Whiddett has given his RX-7 a facelift. The Madbul Gen 7.3 features the face of a 1970s RX-3.


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