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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Pricing for the upcoming 2017 Honda Civic hatch has been announced. The range will start from $22,390 before on-road costs.


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Initial Australian specifications for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 have been revealed. The car is set to launch locally in July.


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The all-new LDV T60 ute will launch in Australia in October and the Chinese company is expecting the new model to become its top-seller here.


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Both Mercedes-Benz and BMW say moves will be made to trim model ranges by axing some of the body styles on offer.


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A baby Kia crossover, rumored to be called the Kia Stonic, has been spied testing in Europe.


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Mazda has filed two patents for new drivetrains with a rotary engine, with the US Patent and Trademark office.


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Lamborghini will offer its first plug-in-hybrid drivetrain in 2020. It’ll be the second drivetrain option on its new SUV, the Urus.


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Volvo says it will not allow its autonomous vehicles to make moral decisions and choose between saving the driver over pedestrians or other road users.