The AMG A45 will be a weapon, VFACTS is in, and plenty more in this week's news wrap.
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 X joins Victorian Highway Patrol fleet
Victoria is among a select group of jurisdictions in the world using a pure-electric service vehicle, although it's a one-off for now.
2019 Hyundai Kona Hybrid revealed, 'under review' for Australia
The SUV shares its powertrain with the Ioniq Hybrid, and debuts some new tech likely to show up in a mid-life refresh for the standard Kona.
FCA withdraws Renault merger proposal
The American-Italian group will not continue to pursue a partnership with the French manufacturer, citing 'political conditions' as the main barrier.
2019 BMW M8 unveiled
BMW M's new 'Porsche Turbo killer' is finally here, and it looks properly mean. We're waiting for local timing, but expect only to see the Competition in Australia.
VFACTS: May 2019 new car sales figures
Car dealers are reporting a sales recovery since last month's Federal Election, but Australian new car registrations continued to decline in May, the 14th consecutive month of sales slowdown.
Mazda confirms Skyactiv-X outputs
The brand's new high-tech petrol engine will be down on power compared to the current 2.5-litre engine, but promises to sip at fuel, not swig.
GMA T.50: McLaren F1 successor coming
With power from a Cosworth V12, a manual transmission and a central driving position, the T.50 is shaping as something truly special.
Toyota and Subaru to develop joint EV platform
The two automakers, which have previously collaborated on compact four-cylinder sports cars, will co-develop a C-segment crossover based on the new EV platform.