The week's top news stories: October 20, 2019

Kia's new compact crossover is finally here, Renault has priced its hottest-ever hatchback, and SUVs are undermining efforts to cut emissions.
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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.

SUVs are guzzling the fuel savings being made by eco cars: report

The global boom in SUV sales has soaked up the fuel-saving measures of smaller and more efficient cars, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency.

Check out the findings

2021 Volkswagen Golf leaked completely undisguised

Totally camouflage-free vehicle gives us our best look at the eighth-generation hatch ahead of its debut at the end of the month.

Evolutionary, as is the norm

New recall of 80,000 Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda cars with DSG gearboxes – some for the second time in six years

Technicians need to inspect 80,000 cars to determine if they are equipped with a faulty part that can trigger “limp home” mode. The engine can fail to restart once it’s switched off.

The full list of affected vehicles is here

2020 Porsche Taycan 4S revealed

The range-topping Taycan Turbo and Turbo S have been joined by the Taycan 4S, set to arrive Down Under late in 2020.

The range continues to expand

2020 Toyota Corolla pricing and specs

Revised range scores Apple CarPlay/Android Auto as standard, while high-spec versions pick up new safety and personalisation options with minor price increases across the board.

Toyota continues to update its hatchback

Kia Stinger Carbon Edition revealed

With a raft of fast-looking parts, the Carbon Edition is on sale in Australia for $4000 more than the standard Stinger GT.

Mmm, carbon

2020 Toyota Yaris unveiled: Option of hybrid power for the first time in Australia

The Toyota Yaris will have its first complete overhaul in almost 10 years when it goes on sale mid-2020 with a new three-cylinder engine and the option of hybrid power.

An angry little monster

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge: Brand's first electric vehicle here 2021

While it largely looks like other XC40 crossovers, the Recharge P8 has a range-topping 300kW/660Nm pure-electric drivetrain.

Looks neat

Renault Australia: 'Every model new or updated by the end of 2020'

French car maker Renault is set to have the newest line-up in Australian showrooms next year: all models with either be completely new or updated.

Viva le updates

Renault Megane RS Trophy-R price announced, Record Edition up for auction

Renault is about to roll-out its most comprehensive Megane RS range yet. Just 12 lucky customers will get a Trophy R and the sole Trophy Record Edition will go up for auction.

Pricey for a hot hatch!

2020 Kia Seltos pricing and specs

Kia's critical compact crossover has finally arrived in Australia, with sharp pricing to try and entice buyers.

The wait is over for Kia