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 May 19, 2017? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.

THE WEEK IN NEWS

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According to reports, the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler will have the option of a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine and a powered soft-top.


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Pricing and specifications for the 2017 Honda HR-V update have been announced, the range will still start from $24,990 before on-road costs.


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Honda's magic seat system couldn't magically fit in the new Civic hatch. It's built on a new platform and couldn't accommodate the handy feature.


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The new Skoda Karoq has made its world premiere. The junior Kodiaq SUV is expected to launch here around April next year.


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Initial details of the upcoming 2018 BMW M5 have been released, along with new images showing it tearing up the track.


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Groupe PSA is pushing for a renaissance in Australia, ditching distribution partner Sime Darby for Inchcape that currently looks after Subaru in Australia.


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The Renault Trafic Formula Edition has been launched in Australia. Just 80 will be available, featuring the Renault Sport yellow highlights.


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Local feedback and media coverage has apparently influenced the changes made to the updated 2018 Haval H9.


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The Lamborghini Urus has been clearly captured on camera, still in camouflage but it's our best look at the new Italian SUV yet.


General Motors is working with suppliers including Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear and Michelin to develop sustainable, natural rubber for tyres.


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And you don't see this everyday... three seven-seat Toyota SUVs racing down an airstrip. Check out our video of the Prado, Fortuner and Kluger.