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.
The facelifted Ford Mondeo have been unveiled at the 2019 Brussels motor show in Belgium.
Subtle is probably the best way of describing this update. Up front all models gain a new front bumper, which visually joins together the lower air intake and fog light pods for a slightly sportier design.
Depending on the trim and model there's also new grille inserts and alloy wheel designs to marvel at.
Lotus looks likely to start manufacturing vehicles at a huge new factory in China, according to overseas reports.
Reporting from newswire Reuters has revealed a US$1.3 billion factory is being readied in Wuhan Province, as Zhejiang Geely Holding Group gets its hands dirty in search of greater volumes and, subsequently, profits from the storied brand.
The factory plans were uncovered in previously-unreleased government documents, backed by a number of job postings in the relevant area.
Bentley Australia has recalled the 2012-2018 Mulsanne and Mulsanne Speed, over concerns about the rear seat belt buckle anchoages.
According to the company, the anchorages mightn't fulfil their load requirements if both the central and outboard rear seats are occupied. If an accident occurs, there's a risk the seatbelt will detach from the body structure, increasing the risk of injury.
Kia has announced pricing for its new Cerato GT sedan and hatch on its Australian website, set to start at $31,990 drive-away.
UPDATE, 17/01/2019: This story has been updated with local imagery.
The new flagship model, powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, sits above the Sport Plus with 150kW and 265Nm, put to the front wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.