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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Toyota says rural buyers keen on HiLux, LandCruiser hybrids
Expect electrified commercials to come soon, provided they're still tough and ready to tow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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