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The week's top news stories: November 30, 2018

It's LA motor show week, with the new Porsche 911, Mazda 3 and Toyota Corolla Hybrid sedan all being unveiled.

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 Porsche 911 goes official, here in Q2 2019

Porsche have pulled back the covers on the eighth-generation 911, set to be priced from $265,000 when it arrives in Australia next year.

The big talking point is that rear end - what do you think?


2019 Hyundai Ioniq pricing and specs

Hyundai have revealed details of its Ioniq eco car, which will be available in hybrid, PHEV and pure-electric variants.

Pricing will start at $33,990, would you buy one over a Prius?


2019 BMW X2 M35i pricing and specs

BMW has detailed its new range-topping X2 – complete with a 4.9 second 0-100km/h sprint time.

For the first time in a BMW M Performance model, power will come from a four-cylinder


2020 Jeep Gladiator unveiled

The Wrangler ute debuts with V6 power, two 4WD systems, and one of the toughest names in motoring.

Australian availability has been confirmed, with touchdown likely in late-2019 or early-2020


2019 Mazda 3 revealed: Australian debut set for mid-year

Mazda has unveiled the new 3 sedan and hatch at the Los Angeles motor show - ushering in a new design era for the brand.

The Mazda 3 will also be the first Mazda to get the brand's Skyactiv-X powertrain


BMW M2 Competition: M Performance launch package priced from $15,990

Local arm announces special M Performance Parts deal for newly-launched performance coupe.

If you like the carbon-fibre look - this is the package for you


Elon Musk: Tesla was weeks from death

Tesla CEO has revealed that the company was "within single digit weeks" of running out of funds.

The electric start-up has since turned its first quarterly profit, but isn't quite out of the woods yet


2020 Toyota Corolla hybrid sedan revealed, confirmed for Oz

Petrol-electric sedan to join Corolla hatch, Camry and RAV4 in local hybrid push.

This will be the first time the Corolla sedan will be available with a hybrid powertrain locally