The week's top news stories: September 22, 2019

New metal, new laws, and Tesla taking on the Nordschleife.
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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.

Dieselgate: Volkswagen Australia settles class actions with $127 million payout

Audi, Volkswagen and Skoda vehicles are included in the legal action, which surrounds EA189-equipped diesel models.

Big bucks

NSW: 40km/h slow down, move over laws expanded as trial ends

Drivers in New South Wales will need to slow to 40km/h for tow trucks and recovery vehicles, but the rules no longer apply on roads with speed limits above 90km/h.

The trial is over

Has Tesla just smashed the Porsche Taycan’s record at the Nurburgring?

Tesla is back on the track this week with a second highly modified Model S prototype. If our spy photographer’s stopwatch is accurate, it’s already faster than the Porsche Taycan.

Quick! But also, is it a production car?

Kia undecided on next-generation Stinger

Sales of sedans are falling globally and Kia is yet to decide if there will be a successor to its turbocharged performance flagship. It may even switch to electric power.

Say it ain't so!

Hyundai i30 N: DCT option delayed until late 2020

Korean hot hatch will have to wait another 12 months to offer a volume-selling auto option.

Three-pedals it is, then!

Tesla Nurburgring: two cars hit the track, go slower than before

Two Tesla Model S prototypes hit the track on Wednesday afternoon for a timed session, but appear to have done slower times than earlier in the week.

Tesla is going hard

2020 Toyota Granvia people mover: Tarago replacement pricing and specs

Toyota's Tarago replacement will arrive on October 13, with a higher price to match its more upmarket interior.

Pricier, but bigger

2020 Skoda Superb facelift: Australian launch delayed

Refreshed large liftback and wagon has been hit with delays due to WLTP legislation. The local division hasn't confirmed a new launch date, but expect the revised range to lob next year.

That's not superb at all