The week's top news stories: August 12, 2018

Corolla pricing and specs, Tucson pricing and specs, and a tougher Colorado
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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 Toyota HiLux SR, SR5 facelift uncovered

The Toyota HiLux is set for a makeover, with SR and SR5 variants undergoing a design improvement as part of a recent technology change.

The new front-end is limited to SR and SR5 models in 4x2 and 4x4 hi-rider guise, taking on a very similar look to the recently-announced Rogue special-edition.

There are also hints of Rugged and Rugged X in the new look

2019 Toyota Corolla pricing and specs

Toyota fully expects the new-generation Corolla – launching in hatchback form this week – to keep the Hyundai i30 and Mazda 3 at bay, and remain Australia’s number one passenger car.

Here's how much it'll cost

Toyota Australia to 'make a stand' on CO2 emissions, calls for tighter regulations

Toyota says that it has a “responsibility to make a stand” as Australia’s market leader and drastically cut the CO2 emissions of its local vehicle range — with or without the sort of government-enforced regulations already entrenched in Europe, the US and much of Asia.

Here's what it thinks is required

Australian motorists reveal their worst habits behind the wheel

Almost 40 per cent of Australian motorists have eaten takeaway behind the wheel, while nearly a third have driven in thongs, according to new research from

Which of these do you do?

2019 Hyundai Tucson pricing and specs

Hyundai Australia has detailed pricing and specifications for the updated 2019 Tucson line-up, which brings fresh looks, new infotainment and the availability of active safety features across the range.

Check it all out here

30km/h speed limits coming to Melbourne's north

Collingwood and Fitzroy residents in Melbourne will be subjected to a 30km/h speed limit trial from 'late September', as Yarra Council seeks to make life easier for pedestrians and cyclists in residential areas.

Good idea, or bonkers?

2019 BMW X4 pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the all-new 2019 BMW X4 range have been announced this week, ahead of an on-sale date during the third quarter of 2018.

This is what it'll cost

Holden Colorado Z71 Xtreme revealed

Holden has whipped the covers off its answer to the Toyota HiLux Rugged and Rugged X, with the limited-edition Z71 Xtreme.

Tough enough for you?