CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 18, 2016


Welcome to the News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia’s new-car market.

This week, regular host Tegan Lawson is on assignment overseas. In her place, Trent Nikolic presents this week’s video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews.

What happened in the week ending November 18, 2016? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.



Volkswagen this week released the updated version of the Golf, a model it is calling the Mark 7.5, with significant but subtle changes.

MORE: 2017 Volkswagen Golf: What’s changed?


Ferrari shocks Supercar fans by announcing it will build only hybrid engines from 2019 onward.

MORE: Ferrari to sell only hybrids from 2019: Report


Audi has announced it will double its RS performance range by 2018, with an AMG-like approach to enhancing every model range.

MORE: Audi Sport to double RS range by 2018: Report


Mazda has unveiled the all-new 2017 CX-5 in Los Angeles, offering an evolutionary but even more upmarket look than before.

MORE: 2017 Mazda CX-5 unveiled in LA


The incredibly popular Mercedes-Benz GLC range has only been limited in Australia by supply, with the manufacturer claiming it could sell a lot more.

MORE: Supply the only barrier to GLC sales success

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Morgan’s Australian arm put out the call for final orders to be placed locally with the quirky three-wheeler no longer meeting ADRs after that point.

MORE: Morgan 3 Wheeler: Final order call, car not road legal from November 2017


Ford has launched an innovative initiative aimed at educating young people to be better and safer drivers.

MORE: Ford launches Driving Skills For Life program in Australia


In huge news for car audio, Samsung recently completed a $10 billion purchase of audio-visual specialist Harman.

MORE: Your next car stereo could be a Samsung


American manufacturer Workhorse has released plans to build the W-15 a hybrid pickup with a 120km+ EV range.

MORE: Workhorse W-15 PHEV ute detailed with 128km all-electric range.


Mazda has released pricing for its new MX-5 Roadster Hardtop variant of the legendary sportscar ahead of its local launch in Australia.

MORE: Mazda MX-5 RF pricing revealed

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