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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 2017


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

Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews.

What happened in the week ending June 9, 2017? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.


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New vehicle sales were up 6.4 per cent in May, according to the latest VFACTS report. Toyota was the highest-selling make, followed by Mazda and Hyundai.

MORE: May 2017 new vehicle sales


For the second time since 1999, Ford outsold Holden – thanks to strong sales results for the Ranger and Mustang.

MORE: Ford outsells Holden thanks to Ranger, Mustang


The revamped Suzuki Swift has arrived, available in four specifications priced from $16,990 drive away.

MORE: 2017 Suzuki Swift pricing and specs


Construction on a new automatic logistics and warehouse facility, a joint operation between Nissan Australia and Mitsubishi Australia, is underway in Melbourne.

MORE: Nissan and Mitsubishi announce shared parts and accessories warehousing in Australia


Audi has issued a recall for around 24,000 2010-2013 A7 and A8 models with V6 and V8 TDI engines in Europe, over allegations emissions testing defeat software was installed in the vehicles.

MORE: Audi diesels in EU recalled over new defeat device, Porsche under investigation


The Kia Stonic has been teased in a series of new sketches, but it won’t be coming to Australia. Kia Australia says another compact SUV is in the works, due to arrive here in 2019.

MORE: 2018 Kia Stonic teased in new sketches


Tesla has teased its new medium SUV, the Model Y – but it isn’t due to launch until around 2020.

MORE: Tesla Model Y teased, set to launch by 2020


New details and images of the Euro-market 2017 Peugeot 308 and 308 GTi have been revealed, but we’re still waiting for confirmation on Australian specifications.

MORE: 2017 Peugeot 308, 308 GTi fully revealed in new images, more details confirmed


Apple will launch a new ‘do not disturb’ feature for iPhone that will block incoming messages and send an auto reply when activated while driving.

MORE: Do not disturb while driving: new safety-minded road coming to iPhone

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