New product, new technology, and new legal challenges lead 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.


2020 Toyota Yaris to go hybrid

Toyota Prius C is set to be phased out next year in Australia. It will be replaced by a hybrid version of the 2020 Toyota Yaris.

Hybrid rollout continues at Toyota


Holden Commodore LS3 V8 fuel injector dramas

The last run of Commodore V8s have developed a cough that puts them into “limp home” mode.

More bad news for Aussie V8 fans


2020 Audi SQ8 revealed, here in 2020

New performance SUV gets stonking 320kW/900Nm V8 turbo-diesel, and will be in Australian showrooms during the first half of next year.

That's a lot of torque


Mercedes slams stamp duty increases on luxury cars

Mercedes-Benz Australia has broken its silence on stamp duty increases on luxury cars in Victoria and Queensland amid concerns other states will follow.

Luxury brands aren't happy


2019 Toyota HiLux gets AEB across the range

Australia's best-selling car has been given a big safety upgrade, with prices up by between $800 and $875 across the board to compensate.

The tech is rolling out over the coming months


Chevrolet Camaro future up in the air

US reports claim the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro may be suspended.

2023 could be the end... for now


2020 Ford Puma detailed

Ford's born-again nameplate gets a full rundown ahead of European sales launch later this year.

Australia will miss out for now


Mitsubishi Triton fuel economy buyback sets 'concerning' precedent, industry calls for motoring tribunal

Victoria’s consumer tribunal awarded a full refund to a Triton owner due to a fuel economy dispute. The ruling is now being challenged in the Supreme Court as the car industry fears it could set a precedent for other states to follow.

Lawyer up


Lexus UX: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto coming in Q4

Japanese marque’s baby crossover next in line for a smartphone tech upgrade, which will be available to new and existing owners.

Key tech for Lexus's littlest SUV