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

THE WEEK IN NEWS

 

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New vehicle sales in Australia may be off to a slow start this year, but five brands in particular are enjoying strong growth. Kia, Subaru, Honda, Renault and Jaguar are leading the way.


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Hyundai’s answer to the Volkswagen Golf GTI, the i30 N, has been teased in a new video.


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The Audi stable continues to expand, with confirmation the Q4 sporty compact utility will launch in 2019.


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The new Mini Countryman will be the first Mini to offer a plug-in hybrid drivetrain in mass production volume.


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Volvo has announced its first all-electric vehicle will have a range of around 400km and will be ‘reasonably priced’.


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Mazda will roll out Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the US, and models with Mazda Connect will be able to be upgraded.


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Porsche is developing its autonomous driving technology and wants to include a Mark Webber racetrack mode.


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And Hugh Jackman will reportedly star in a movie about Enzo Ferrari.