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The week's top news stories: November 23, 2018

Mazda CX-5 gets turbo power, Range Rover unveils new Evoque and Ford reveals pricing for its Focus Active

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 Mazda CX-5 pricing and specs: turbo petrol flagship arrives

Mazda has revealed a number of changes for the 2019 model year CX-5, headlined by the addition of the 2.5-litre, four-cylinder turbo petrol engine out of the Mazda 6 and CX-9.

Prices have also risen across the board


Hyundai Tucson special edition announced

Hyundai has launched a new grade of Tucson, slotting in between the Elite and Highlander grades.

The Tucson special edition will be priced from $48,273 drive-away


Nissan removes Carlos Ghosen as chairman

Nissan has removed its chairman, following reports of a scheme to vastly understate his pay, as well as misusing company funds and expense accounts.

He is currently being held in detention


Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio pricing and specs

Alfa Romeo's 375kW, 600Nm super-SUV has launched in Australia, priced from $149,900 before on-road costs.

The Stelvio QV is priced $6,000 more than the Giulia QV


Mazda CX-8: Petrol off the menu for Australia

Mazda has confirmed that the CX-8 will not gain the option of a petrol engine, citing concerns of overlap with the CX-9 as a key factor.

There were 233 registrations for the CX-8 and 549 for the CX-9 last month


2019 Ford Focus Active pricing and specs

Ford has announced pricing and specs for its jacked-up hatchback, the Focus Active.

Pricing will kick off at $29,990 before on-road costs


2019 Range Rover Evoque revealed

Range Rover has unveiled the 2019 Evoque, with styling influenced by the larger Velar.

An Australian launch is expected in the second quarter of next year