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Darcy Foster • 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.

Tesla planning Berlin Gigafactory

Elon Musk has confirmed Tesla will build another of its huge factories in Germany.

Ich bin ein Berliner

Alpina: X7-based mule spied, Australian arm interested

More spy pictures have surfaced the Alpina XB7/XD7, the company's take on the seven-seat BMW X7.

Big, bad and fast

Caterham returns to Australia after emissions-fuelled hiatus

The small British brand is back, with a three-model line-up for 2020.

Low volume, but back nonetheless

2020 Mini JCW GP: Auto-only hot hatch revealed

The hottest ever Mini has been unveiled ahead of the Los Angeles motor show, and the manual transmission is gone.

Bye bye, manual

Ferrari 812 GTS Spider V12 to cost $675,888 when it arrives in late 2020

Ferrari unveils 812 GTS Spider V12 in Australia, however customers won’t get their cars until a year from now.

Big price, big headroom

Karma SC2 Vision concept, Revero GTS unveiled

More powerful sedan will go on sale next year in the US, while the dramatic coupe previews the company's next generation of all-electric cars.

Comes back around

2020 Lexus LC500 Convertible revealed, confirmed for Australia

Lexus has ended the tease and revealed the LC500 Convertible. It's only offered with a V8, and will be touching down in the second half of 2020.

That's right, V8 only

Audi e-tron Sportback revealed, here 'second half' of 2020

Swoopy-roof electric crossover outed as the second member of Audi's e-tron family.

Same powertrain, more swoop

300 SRT Pacer: Chrysler Valiant tribute special revealed

The Pacer is only a tribute for now, but a production version is in the works for Australia.

Retro special

2020 Aston Martin DBX revealed: Australian launch due next year

Not a moment too soon, Aston Martin leaps into the profit-building premium SUV party.

SUV... Aston SUV

2020 Audi RSQ8 revealed

The range-topping Audi Q8 has finally been revealed, with power from a hulking V8 engine and Volkswagen Group's active anti-roll technology.

Lean, mean, green

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLS, GLE63 S revealed with mild-hybrid V8

A pair of large performance SUVs are on the horizon for Mercedes in Australia, with an arrival time in the second half of 2020.


Ford Mustang Mach-E electric car ready for Australia

Ford confirms the Mustang Mach-E will be made in right-hand-drive but the UK will get it before we do.

A new generation

Hyundai working on “crazy” sports-car, due 2020

Korean car maker Hyundai says it will release a “crazy” sports-car next year...

...but won’t share any more details

Lexus UX300e revealed with 400km of range

The compact UX SUV has become the first-ever pure-electric Lexus, with 400km of claimed range and 300Nm.


2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC priced at $137,900

Battery-electric Benz hits showrooms on December 9 with the Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X in its crosshairs

Look out, e-tron