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.
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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 BMW X1 pricing and specs

The facelifted BMW X1 has been made cheaper at the low end and pricier at the top end, with unchanged pricing for diesel models.

Like the new look?


2020 Volkswagen Passat: Australian launch hit with delays

Production setbacks caused by WLTP regulations will see a staggered launch of the facelifted mid-sizer's engine family, with the 140TSI scheduled to land first.

We'll still be getting some cars this year, though


Toyota HiLux gets updated five-star safety rating

Australia’s top-selling vehicle, the Toyota HiLux ute, has gone through a fresh round of crash tests to earn a 2019 five-star safety rating.

The rating will carry through to 2025


2020 Audi Q3 Sportback: Coupe-styled crossover revealed

Audi has unveiled its rival to the BMW X2, the Q3 Sportback, ahead of its arrival in Australia next year.

Look out BMW


2020 Hyundai Veloster here August/September

Hyundai's new coupe-hatchback has had its launch brought forward to the third quarter, after being delayed by 12 months due to production scheduling.

This or an i30?


2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport revealed, here next year

Mitsubishi's mid-life refresh sees design revisions, enhanced cabin tech and additional safety systems.

The controversial tail-lights remain


Kia pickup development underway

Kia Australia is confident its Korean parent, Kia Motors Corp (KMC), has commenced development of a ute range to rival the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger, and expects a market launch in 2022/23.

Watch out HiLux and Ranger?


Electric cars cheaper to run, but high prices still a problem: Study

New research from the RACQ shows what electric vehicles cost to own compared to petrol-powered vehicles, and the high price of entry is still an issue.

The price of plugging in


Honda E: Infotainment details revealed

Honda's pure-electric hatchback will offer a widescreen display with natural voice inputs, and a digital key to boot.

But it mightn't be for Australia