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The week's top news stories: November 16, 2018

BMW updates the 1 Series, unveils two new 3 Series variants, Mitsubishi reveals future product direction
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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.


BMW 118d, 120i dead for 2019

BMW will bring the 1 Series into 2019 with a trimmed-back range, culling the 118d and 120i as it prepares to welcome the next-generation model.

The next-gen will ditch rear-wheel-drive


BMW 1 Series shadow editions announced

BMW Australia has announced the new 118i and 125i Shadow Editions, which bring sporty dark-themed appointments without any extra spend.

Do you like the blacked-out look?


Mitsubishi Pajero development on pause

Despite the current model living on borrowed time, Mitsubishi has no new Pajero in development, yet.

If there is a new model, it may be radically different to what die-hard Pajero fans know and love


Mitsubishi expected to lead alliance's pickup development

It looks like Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) will take a lead role in developing the pickup/ute platform used across the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance on the next-generation Triton (L200), Navara and Alaskan.

This makes sense, given the brand's recent focus on LCVs and SUVs


Tesla Australia to add CCS chargers to support Model 3

Tesla Australia has announced it will upgrade its Supercharger network with Combined Charging System (CCS) plugs, in order to support the upcoming Model 3 sedan.

The Model 3 should reach Australia mid next year


2019 BMW 330e unveiled

The BMW 330e plug-in hybrid has been unveiled overnight, with improved EV range and an electric 'overboost' mode.

Would you take this, or the M340i below?


2019 BMW M340i revealed: xDrive for us, RWD option for USA

The new 2019 BMW M340i xDrive has been revealed tonight ahead of its Australian debut, properly positioned as an AMG C43 rival – and with the glittery grille bling to match.

Would you take this, or the 330e hybrid?