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 April 28, 2017? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.

 

THE WEEK IN NEWS

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The Great Wall Steed 4x2 petrol dual-cab has been awarded a two-star ANCAP safety rating in a disappointing result for the brand.


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Meanwhile, the new Hyundai i30 and Honda Civic received five-star ANCAP safety ratings.


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The Volkswagen Golf GTI three-door is returning to Australia. The special-edition Golf GTI Performance Edition 1 is set to land here in August.


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Volkswagen Group is reportedly looking into selling off Ducati in the wake of Dieselgate.


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The all-new Skoda Kodiaq will launch in Australia in a single specification priced at $42,990 before on-road costs.


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One hundred examples of the Subaru Liberty S-Edition will be available in Australia, at a $2000 premium over the 2.5i Premium variant.


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LDV is hoping its new T60 ute will help the brand penetrate the Australian market.


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The BMW M550d is hiding a three-litre six cylinder diesel engine with quad turbochargers under its bonnet.


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We won't see the M550d here, but the BMW 530e iPerformance PHEV will arrive in Australia in July.


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Mercedes-Benz is launching battery storage systems that store excess solar energy, for homes in the UK. Mercedes-Benz Energy will eventually launch in Australia.


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Uber is driving a plan to design and build flying taxis in time for the 2020 World Expo in Dubai.


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