The week's top news stories: March 4

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The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks.

To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here. Check them out, and let us know what caught your eye.

2018 Nissan Terra revealed... for China only

Nissan has unveiled its take on the formula outlined by the Ford Everest and Toyota Fortuner. The only catch? It's not bound for Australia.

With a rugged, body-on-frame construction, the Terra is something of a successor to the last-generation Pathfinder. It also breaks the mould set by Nissan's current road-biased set of crossovers.

Get all the details here.

2019 Toyota Corolla confirmed for Geneva

Toyota will use the Geneva motor show to unveil a new Corolla. Likely to be built on the Toyota New Global Architecture underpinning the Camry, C-HR and Prius, it promises to bring sharper looks, more technology and more space to the segment it already owns in Australia.

It even looks like Toyota will offer some interesting colour and roof combinations. Yep, hell has officially frozen over.

Check out the full story.

2018 Mazda 3 pricing and specs

Mazda has squeezed more gear into its ever-popular 3 hatch and sedan, and announced some sharp drive-away pricing to accompany the changes.

The biggest news? The entry-level Neo Sport (formerly just Neo) comes standard with the 7.0-inch MZD Connect system and a rear-view camera. Pricing kicks off at $21,490 drive-away in manual guise.

Get the full rundown.

2018 Lexus UX interior, front-end revealed

The Lexus UX was polarising in concept form, and it looks like the production car is going to split opinion as well. We saw the first official image of the car this week and... it's definitely a Lexus. Full details will be revealed in Geneva.

Get all the details here.

2018 Hyundai Kona EV revealed

Hyundai has finally unveiled its compact, pure-electric Kona crossover. With 470km of range in top-spec, the little SUV punches well above its weight – thank a 64kWh battery for that.

It looks like a regular car on the outside, it's got a (mostly) conventional interior and it should, hopefully, not be too expensive. Is this the mainstream electric vehicle to take Australia by storm?

Get the full breakdown here.

BMW 'cannot neglect' ute segment

Mercedes-Benz has the X-Class, BMW has... nothing. The company's local boss, Marc Werner, has told media BMW Australia “cannot close our eyes and neglect it, we cannot neglect market trends".

Does that mean we'll be seeing an X5-based pickup in the near future? Not necessarily, but BMW Australia is keen nonetheless.

Get the rundown here.

2018 Audi A6 unveiled

Just hours after it leaked, Audi revealed the A6 sedan.

Although the exterior design is evolutionary, the interior is a huge leap forward from the current car and, in news that will please tech nerds and eco-minded buyers, the launch petrol and diesel engines will be boosted by 48V hybrid technology.

Check it out here.

2019 Jaguar I-Pace

Speaking of cars that will excite eco-minded luxury buyers, the I-Pace has been officially unveiled and – shocker – it looks really good. With a 90kWh battery and dual motors, it'll hit 100km/h in 4.8 seconds and cover 480km without a charge.

Starting price? $119,000 before on-roads. Still want that Model X?

Get all the information here.