The week's top news stories: October 14, 2018

X5 pricing and specs, Volkswagen tops customer loyalty survey and hits and misses from the Paris motor show
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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.

2019 BMW X5 pricing and specs

BMW Australia has announced pricing and specs for the fourth-generation X5 SUV, which touches down locally in November.

Is the price right?

Porsche Taycan: Australian launch confirmed for 2020

Porsche will launch its first pure-electric vehicle in 2019, but Australia will have to wait until 2020 for the Taycan.

What do you think?

2019 Maserati Levante pricing and specs

Ateco Australia has announced pricing and specs for the new base Maserati Levante, set to cost $125,000 before on-road costs.

Is $125,000 good value for a Maserati?

2019 Mercedes-Benz A250 4Matic priced from $49,500

Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing and specs for the new A250 4Matic, set to arrive Down Under in November.

Look at those infotainment screens!

Volkswagen tops brand loyalty study in Australia

Volkswagen customers are the most loyal in Australia according to a new survey by Roy Morgan, putting the German brand ahead of other non-luxury marques like Toyota, Mazda and Subaru.

Would you replace your car with another of the same brand?

2018 Paris motor show: hits and misses

All of the hot faves and the 'mate, what the?' moments from this year's motor show in the City of Love.

What were your biggest hits and misses?

2019 Kia Cerato GT fully revealed in Korea

The new Kia K3 GT has been fully revealed in its home market of Korea, including the first images of the hotted-up sedan version.

Would you take this or the Hyundai Elantra SR?

Audi Q7 3.0TDI temporarily removed from sale in Australia

Audi Australia has temporarily removed the non-S Q7 from its line-up, as the factory in Germany revises the car's AdBlue diesel exhaust treatment system.

Audi have yet to confirm when the 3.0TDI will return.

2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5T launches in Japan

The Mazda CX-5 has been updated in its home market, confirming the availability of the CX-9's 2.5-litre turbo petrol engine for the mid-sized SUV.

2.5T will bring the fight to Holden Equinox and Ford Escape.