The week's top news stories: May 5, 2019

British sports cars, Japanese ute updates, and some firm details on the Tesla Model 3. It's been a busy 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.

Tesla Model 3: Australian orders opening in May

That's right, upcoming Model 3 owners will be able to configure their cars in Australia. Musk has confirmed the news on Twitter.

Twitter giveth

Isuzu D-Max X-Runner: More luxury for runout special edition

Isuzu has re-introduced the X-Runner, but this time it’s based on the flagship LS-T rather than the middle-of-the-range model.

Running running yeah, running running

Isuzu announces six-year warranty, seven-year capped-price servicing

The updated Isuzu D-Max ute and MU-X SUV will gain a six-year warranty, six years roadside assistance and seven-year capped price servicing from 1 May 2019.

The kilometres aren't unlimited, though

2019 Aston Martin Vantage AMR revealed

The Vantage has been given a rougher, tougher makeover. Just 200 are being built, and they'll all have a manual transmission.

That's right, a manual!

Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR here in October

Local arm dishes initial details for limited-run front-drive performance flagship, which is the most powerful production GTI to date.

A fitting send-off?

HSV SportsCat RS unveiled

Just 100 HSV SportsCat RS utes will be built, but the key difference is the price.

Does this sticker pack tickle your fancy?

2020 Range Rover gains 48V Ingenium inline-six, Apple CarPlay

New six-cylinder mild-hybrid available to order from later this month as part of MY2020 update, with deliveries to commence in October.British inline-six power!

Renault Megane RS Cup EDC on sale from $51,990

The revised RS range gains equipment and a longer warranty for extra coin. No news on the flagship Trophy as yet, either.And a five-year warranty

Renault Australia: Anouk Poelmann named managing director

Andrew Moore's replacement has been named, and she has a history with French brands in Australia.Vive la France
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