It's been a big week in motoring, with lots of interesting quotes, concepts, and new models. Plus, there's a new Volkswagen Golf.
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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.


Study shows new cars are safer than ever, but advanced tech still not mandatory in Australia

ANCAP has done a detailed assessment of new-car sales and overlaid it with crash rating data that shows the safety of vehicles has improved sharply in just a few years.

Cars are getting safer


Rare snails put a stop to Mercedes-Benz imports, 900 cars turned around at the Australian border

Deliveries for many Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Australia have slowed to a snail’s pace after the latest shipments were ordered by the Department of Agriculture to be exported.

Snail's pace...


2020 Mitsubishi ASX pricing and specs: AEB now standard

Fresh looks, more kit along with new engine and variant options for top-selling Japanese crossover.

Still a strong seller


Nissan Ariya concept: Here’s why all electric SUVs are going to look like this

Nissan has unveiled its new design direction in the form of an electric SUV. But there’s now a clear theme emerging for the styling of these types of vehicles across a wide range of brands.

A sharp looker with one eye on the future


2020 Honda Jazz revealed in Tokyo

Honda's new compact hatch is ready, with a face that calls the original to mind, hybrid power, and a full safety suite.

Sharp looker


2020 Mazda MX-30: All-electric SUV revealed

The new Mazda MX-30 is the first all-electric vehicle from Mazda. It hasn't been confirmed for Australia, but it also hasn't been written off.

Mazda plugs in


Lexus to show first EV next month, previews beyond with radical LF-30 concept

Toyota’s luxury arm begins electric car rollout, shows four-motor LF-30 Electrified concept in Tokyo to set the tempo.

Just a concept, though


Subaru Levorg Prototype revealed: Production model coming in 2020

Japanese brand launches near-production sports wagon concept in Tokyo, featuring a new 1.8-litre turbocharged engine and the company's upgraded EyeSight technologies.

Don't change a thing, Subaru


Next Nissan 370Z and Nissan GT-R could switch to electric power

Nissan is debating whether or not to adopt new technology or stick with traditional power for its two iconic sports cars.

Build them already!


Toyota Australia looks to roll out EVs from around 2025

The company will be a late-comer to the world of BEVs, as it has demanded more durable batteries, more charge points, and lower prices.

They're coming


Toyota says rural buyers keen on HiLux, LandCruiser hybrids

Expect electrified commercials to come soon, provided they're still tough and ready to tow.

Give the buyers what they want


Mercedes-Benz dismisses X-Class ute as “niche” model, confirms it is under “review”

Mercedes has given its clearest indication yet it is making a slow retreat from the ute that was supposed to become a hero in its commercial vehicle line-up.

Signs not strong for the X


2020 BMW 4 Series front-end leaked

The new 4 Series has finally been uncovered for the first time, confirming BMW will give it the same gargantuan grille as the concept.

Big grille, right?


Kia e-Niro still not confirmed for Australia, despite social media post

A post on LinkedIn has claimed Kia's twin to the Hyundai Kona Electric is finally locked in for Australia, but Kia Australia hasn't officially confirmed it.

Missed it by that much


2020 Volkswagen Golf unveiled: Due in Australian showrooms this time next year

The Volkswagen Golf Mk 8 was unveiled in Europe overnight. While it’s too early for price and specifications on mainstream models, there’s good news for hot hatch fans.

It's still a Golf!