This week, we join carmakers in search of Australia's most remote Takata airbags.
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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.


Pirelli P Zero World opens in Melbourne

The store is Pirelli's fifth around the world, and is designed to make the most of Melbourne's strong prestige market relative to the rest of Australia.

Lots of high-end rubber


Mercedes-Benz G-Class EV: Daimler confirms iconic off-roader is going electric

The electrification of Mercedes-Benz's model range continues, as the brand plans a plug-in version of its off-roading icon.

A legend goes electric


2020 Skoda Octavia revealed, Australian launch over a year away

Skoda's new sedan and wagon has finally been revealed, but we're going to be waiting a while to see it in Australia.

Looks good, but we're waiting


Maserati GranTurismo production ends with Zéda special

Maserati has put its long-running coupe flagship out to pasture, as it looks to the electrified future.

That paint!


Takata airbag recall: We join the tireless search for ticking time bombs

Car makers are going to the ends of the earth to replace potentially deadly Takata airbags, and yet thousands of motorists refuse to bring their cars to a nearby dealership.

A long read, but a great read


Holden becomes first car company to rent vehicles directly to the general public

Holden’s Maven rental cars were previously only for Uber and food delivery drivers in the ‘gig’ economy. Now they’re available to retail customers across Australia.

A smart move?


Toyota RAV4: 436 cars affected by stop sale

Toyota's strong-selling RAV4 SUV is subject to another stop sale, with some cars being delivered with the wrong wheels.

Wrong wheels, who this?


McLaren Elva revealed

McLaren's latest special edition harks back to one of Bruce McLaren's racers from the 1960s.

Topless beauty


2020 Ferrari Roma unveiled

The Prancing Horse has expanded its range with a new front-engined, V8-powered 2+2 grand tourer.

Good looking, or a bit derivative?


Hyundai ute: American Santa Cruz production starting 2021

Hyundai's ute is officially a go in the USA, with production to start in Alabama for the North American market. It hasn't confirmed whether we'll see the ute in Australia, however.

Tell us more!