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.
VFACTS: New vehicle sales for July 2019
Market slump continues for a 16th straight month, though SUVs buck the trend. Ditto Kia, Subaru, Skoda, and brands out of China
Takata: 600,000 potentially deadly airbags still on the road
New details from the ACCC have revealed 3.2 million faulty Takata airbag inflators have been changed in Australia, but 600,000 are still out there.
Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar pricing and specs
Sweden's hotted-up mid-sizer is coming for the BMW X3 M40i and Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 with hybrid power.
VFACTS: Chinese brands continue to rise
Great Wall, Haval, MG and LDV all continue solid growth in a slowing market.
2019 BMW 840i pricing and specs
BMW has lowered the price of entry on its 8 Series line-up, bringing a turbocharged inline-six to the table.
Human Horizons HiPhi 1 gull-winged EV revealed, we talk to Mark Stanton
Another Chinese EV startup, and with a very silly name, but one with some serious engineering talent behind it.
Takata: Brands with lower completion rates still on track with mandatory recall
The Australian car industry is almost 80 per cent through its Takata airbag recall, but there are few brands with completion rates behind that figure.
2019 Audi A5 pricing and specs
The A5 has been given a minor equipment upgrade for MY20, with more standard kit on the range-topping 45 TFSI quattro.
Tesla brings back free Supercharging for Model X and S
Free access to the Tesla network of ultra-fast chargers has been brought back for its two biggest cars.
2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe pricing and specs
New four-door flagship due in the fourth quarter of 2019 priced from $199,900 before on-road costs.
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