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




The Great Wall Steed 4×2 petrol dual-cab has been awarded a two-star ANCAP safety rating in a disappointing result for the brand.

MORE: Great Wall Steed flunks ANCAP test with two-star rating

2017 Hyundai i30

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

MORE: Honda Civic, Hyundai i30 score five-star ANCAP safety ratings


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.

MORE: VW Golf GTI three-door comeback confirmed with GTI Performance Edition


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

MORE: Volkswagen engages bank to sell Ducati to pay for Dieselgate costs, report


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

MORE: 2017 Skoda Kodiaq pricing and specs: $42,990 starting price, here in May


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

MORE: 2017 Subaru Liberty S-Edition revealed


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

MORE: LDV T60 ute ‘the path of least resistance in improving brand image’ local distributor says


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

MORE: 2018 BMW M550d wagon packs four turbos under its bonnet

BMW 530e

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

MORE: BMW 530e iPerformance PHEV in Australia from July


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.

MORE: Mercedes-Benz Energy home battery system launches in the UK, Australia to follow shortly


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

 MORE: Uber planning to launch flying taxis by 2020 in Dallas and Dubai

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