Hot SUVs, hotter hot hatches, and tough times for car dealers are all in the news this week.
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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.


Hyundai Tucson N-Line revealed

Hyundai's mid-sized SUV becomes the second member of the line-up to get the N Line treatment, and the first SUV. We're waiting to hear back from Hyundai Australia regarding local availability.

Sportier... But better?


Volvo puts drunk drivers on notice

In-car technology will take control when drunk drivers are acting dangerously, as Volvo looks to end deaths and serious injuries in its cars.

Don't drink and drive, whatever you do


Toyota and Suzuki announce model, drivetrain sharing agreement

Suzuki to gain larger models and hybrid drivetrain technology, while Toyota will use Suzuki's engines and rebadge some vehicles for the Indian and African markets.

The deal isn't likely to impact Australia


2019 Mazda CX-8 gets Apple CarPlay, price hike

A mild makeover for the CX-8 brings with it new equipment, new wheels and a higher price across the range.

Mirroring changes from Japan


Toyota Australia announces multi-million dollar hydrogen filling station at Altona

Hydrogen production, storage and use in FCEVs is getting serious attention from big business and government, as a potential counterpart to battery electric vehicles.

Recycling an old facility for new uses


Ford Fiesta ST gets 165kW Mountune upgrade

Tuning firm Mountune has announced a new upgrade package for the Ford Fiesta ST in the UK, which can be installed via a smartphone app..

The package is called M225


2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 unveiled

Bentley's new V8 model sheds four cylinders, but is said to gain a 'characterful, burbling exhaust', and more agile handling than the W12.

Is this the thinking man's Continental?


Ford confirms 5000 European job losses, UK cuts to follow

The Blue Oval has begun offering voluntary redundancies in Germany, as it looks to boost operating profit around the world.

Bad news, with more to come


Fewer people are looking to buy new cars - Roy Morgan

The declining new car market looks likely to continue, with fewer people looking to purchase a new vehicle in the coming years than 12 months ago.

Tough market