The week's top news stories: September 1, 2019

New SUVs galore, complete with some pretty impressive powertrains.
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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.

2019 Peugeot 508 pricing and specs

GT-spec sedan and wagon arrive in Australia priced from $53,990 before on-road costs.

This, or a Volvo S60?

Honda develops safer front airbags

Designed to mimic a baseball mitt by wrapping around the driver's noggin, the new airbag is expected to hit production in 2020.

Coming in 2020

2020 Land Rover Defender leaked

The new Defender has been snapped on the set of the latest James Bond film, looking just like the concept preceding it.

Defender. Land Rover Defender...

2020 BMW X6 pricing and specs

BMW Australia has released pricing and specifications for the new-generation X6 'Sports Activity Coupe', with first deliveries to commence before the end of the year.

With an option glowing grille

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe revealed

The latest high-riding coupe from Mercedes-Benz will be touching down in Australia during the second quarter of 2020.

To take on the X6!

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander pricing and specs

Mitsubishi's mid-sized crossover has been treated to a range of small upgrades for the 2020 model year.

New infotainment system, who dis?

Drink driving accounts for 1 in 4 Queensland road deaths

A quarter of drivers and riders killed on Queensland roads had a blood alcohol content over 0.05 at the time of the accident.

Don't drink and drive

Ferdinand Piech: A short history of the man who transformed Volkswagen

His other credits include the Bugatti Veyron, Porsche 917, the aerodynamic Audi 100, and the company's intense focus on platform sharing.

RIP, Ferdinand Piech

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLB35 4Matic revealed

The latest addition to the AMG 35 line-up will be arriving in Australia during the second quarter of 2020.

Seven seats for more family fun

2020 Porsche Macan Turbo pricing and specs

Reworked performance model gets power boost from new bi-turbo V6, priced from $142,000 plus on-road costs.

New engine, new Turbo