PLUS: Panamera wagon review, Tesla charging challenge update, and Kona v Qashqai

For the last episode of the year, Mandy Turner is joined by Paul Maric and Mike Costello.

Topics covered in car news this week include the reveal of the Tesla-rivalling NIO ES8 SUV. Also unveiled were the Jeep Cherokee facelift, Honda Insight in Prototype form, and the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

The Navara-based Nissan Terra has been leaked in China but Australia won't be getting it, and Mike reveals his frustration. Toyota has announced its electrification plans, and Paul discusses how a stolen Melbourne Mercedes-Benz found its way to Dubai.

Curt Dupriez reviews a car with a name so long it's almost a sentence in its own right: the 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo.

We get an update on the Tesla Owners Club installing industrial outlets around Australia from Rob Dean.

Mandy attends an inaugural Volkswagen girls meetup brought together by a Facebook group, and Mike Costello compares the Hyundai Kona and Nissan Qashqai.

We announce the winner of the Chamberlain Handylift MyQ automatic garage door opener for the best suggestion for the makeover of the CarAdvice podcast in 2018.

Stay tuned next week for the best of the podcast, as we take a break and will return on January 12.

Merry Christmas!