The week's top news stories, April 15

Pricing and specs from little hatches to big trucks
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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.

Ford Ranger Raptor pricing announced

Drumroll please, ladies and gentlemen. Ford has announced pricing for the hotly-anticipated Ranger Raptor, the first of its kind. Is the price too steep, or has the Blue Oval hit the nail on the head?

Check it out here

Camaro ZL1 headed Down Under: Trademark, facelift open door for 485kW coupe locally

Is the leanest, meanest Camaro coming to Australia? A recent Holden trademark, along with a facelift for the wider range, would certainly suggest that's the case. It's not going to be cheap, though.

Read up here

2018 Honda Civic VTi-S Luxe arrives from $26,490

Honda has added a few luxe-touches to the Civic VTi-S. You'll have to be quick – just 180 are coming to Australia.

Have a look at the Luxe here

2019 Ford Focus revealed, Australian launch confirmed

Ford has finally revealed the fourth-generation Focus, ending its endless stream of teasers, videos and shadowy pictures. It's got more technology, a more upmarket interior and a sharp new look. Oh, and ours is coming from Germany.

Get excited here

2018 BMW M3 CS pricing and specs

Pricing and specs for the most potent M3 ever built were revealed this week, with the CS to kick off at $179,900 before on-road costs when it touches down in June. With 338kW and 600Nm on tap, it'll hit 100km/h in just 3.9 seconds.

Get the pricing details here

2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR pricing and specs

We ran a quick poll around the office when this announcement was made, with guesses about the price of the hottest F-Pace ranging from $160,000 to $210,000. As it turns out, we were all way off the mark. Jaguar has sharpened its pencil on the SVR, with pricing to kick off at $140,020 before on-road costs.

Have a look here

2018 Hyundai i30 pricing and specs

The ever-popular i30 has been refreshed for 2018, making active safety gear available across a wider range of models, along with the option of petrol power for Elite and Premium variants.

Get the full rundown here

2018 Skoda Karoq here in September

Skoda will finally have a mid-size contender for the Volkswagen Tiguan in September. The Karoq range will be led by a price-leading front-wheel drive petrol model, with diesel and all-wheel drive variants to follow in 2019.

Have a look here

2019 Toyota Corolla chasing segment-leading safety

“We are positioning the new Corolla as a premium, high-quality hatch focused on performance and technology with more attractive styling, more spec including advanced safety, and more powerful yet more efficient drivetrains," Sean Hanley, vice president of sales and marketing for Toyota Australia, told CarAdvice.

Get the full rundown here