The week's top news stories: November 10, 2019

VFACTS is in, Holden talks warranty, and Audi makes the R8 rear-wheel drive... for real!
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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.

Hyundai’s hybrid and electric-car stampede: 44 new models by 2025

Hyundai is going to take on Toyota in the hybrid and electric-car race globally, but it’s unclear how many of these models will come here.

That's a lot of electrified cars

2020 BMW M2 CS revealed

The most aggressive M2 yet will serve to farewell the current 2 Series, as BMW readies its rear-wheel drive successor, set for a mid-2020 launch in Australia.

Looks mean

VFACTS: October 2019 sales results

Another month of sales cuts as Mazda, Mitsubishi, Holden and Subaru plummet, though market leaders Toyota and Hyundai hang in, and Kia shows growth yet again.

The market's downturn continues

2020 Aston Martin DBX pricing revealed

Aston Martin will price its first-ever crossover between the Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Bentayga when it arrives in Australia.

A good deal?

Holden Monaro reborn: One-off 'Project Monaro' revealed

The blue coupe has been developed over the course of five months, and will be given to a lucky punter in March next year.

Brings memories flooding back

Audi R8 V10 RWD: Mid-engined supercar here in mid-2020

The R8 RWS was Audi's first-ever rear-wheel drive car. It was such a success the brand has come back for more – and this time it's a proper production model.


2020 Toyota Yaris GR-4 teased

Toyota is readying a new production Yaris hot hatch, following in the footsteps of the limited-run (and Europe-only) Yaris GRMN.

Big guards and four-wheel drive?

2020 Nissan Patrol pricing and specs: AEB now standard, no CarPlay/Android for Australia

Nissan has upped the price on its large SUV, but it wades into battle with more safety equipment and a fresh look.

Thoughts on the new look?

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage teaser photo released: can it win back sales in the city-car class?

Mitsubishi is giving its Mirage city-car its biggest makeover since this generation went on sale six years ago.

Not a mirage, a Mirage

Holden rules out seven-year warranty

Holden says there are no plans to introduce a permanent seven-year warranty, but is considering expanding its seven-year free servicing offer.

More service offers could be on the cards