The week's top news stories: May 6, 2018

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.
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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 BMW 620d Gran Turismo revealed

BMW this week unveiled a new entry point to the 6 Series Gran Turismo range, in the form of a small diesel engine. With a four-cylinder turbo-diesel making 140kW of power and 400Nm of torque it'll still hit 100km/h in less than eight seconds, all the while sipping 4.8L/100km.

Get the rundown here

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC200 arrives from $61,990

Mercedes has killed the GLC220d, instead deciding to start its mid-size SUV range with the GLC200. Power comes from a four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine making 135kW and 300Nm – and power is sent exclusively to the rear wheels.

All the details are right here

2018 Mazda CX-5 pricing and specs

It's only been on sale since March 2017, but the second-generation Mazda CX-5 has been treated to a few choice upgrades. Along with minor cabin improvements, there's a revised diesel engine now making 140kW and 450Nm, the latter from just 2000rpm.

Check out the new CX-5 here

2018 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid unveiled

A plug-in hybrid has been added to the third-generation Cayenne line-up, complete with 340kW of power and 700Nm of torque. It'll cover 44km in electric mode on a full charge, and hits 100km/h in 5.0 seconds.

Do you like the look of this eco-friendly Porsche?

2018 Mini Hatch, Convertible pricing and specs

The third-generation Mini (well, you know, new Mini) has been given a mid-life refresh. Along with a dual-clutch transmission for Cooper and Cooper S buyers, the changes include more tech inside and Union Jack tail-lights. It's the little things, right?

Prepare to feel British here

2019 Toyota Corolla: Australian details

The sharper, more dynamic new Corolla will be here in August – but before then, Toyota has released some preliminary specs. The highlight is safety, with an array of semi-autonomous driver aids to be standard range-wide.

Check out what you get

ANCAP: Deputy PM announces $6.64 million funding plan

Five more years of funding was announced for ANCAP this week, with Deputy PM Michael McCormack making an announcement in Canberra.