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.
Automotive 'black box' recorders could become mandatory in Europe
Proposed legislation being put to the parliament next month could see data recorders, along with a raft of active safety equipment, installed in all new cars sold within the EU.
2019 Mazda 3 pricing and specs
Mazda Australia has taken the bold decision to push its new 3 sedan and hatch upmarket, responding to what it calls customer demand for ritzier choices in the small car space.
Holden slams takeover talk, says it's a 'challenger brand'
Holden formally dismisses rumours of a new distributor, repositions itself as an underdog amid record low sales, vows to take on “keyboard warriors” who trash it online.
Volkswagen T-Roc and T-Cross confirmed for Australia
Volkswagen has managed to get its business case across the line for its compact SUVs, giving its line-up a long-awaited boost.
Emojis coming to Queensland number plates
That's right, you'll soon be able to add a smiley to your ideal plate configuration in Queensland.
Honda officially closes UK manufacturing operations
Honda has officially announced its Swindon operation will stop at the end of the Civic's lifecycle, a decision costing 3500 British jobs.
2020 Ford Focus ST revealed
The all-new hot hatch scheduled to arrive Down Under in 2020, packed with a new 2.3-litre turbo engine, the first-time availability of an automatic transmission, and more tech than you can sneeze at.
2019 Toyota HiAce officially revealed
Toyota's new van has gone official, with new 2.8-litre diesel and 3.5-litre petrol engines, a fresh spread of transmissions, a more upmarket interior and better safety.