The week’s top news stories: October 5, 2018

BMW 3 Series unveiled, Ford Endura pricing and specs, and a 5 year warranty from Volkswagen.

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.


Volkswagen offering five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty until December 31

Volkswagen will offer a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty across its range until December 31 – and its managing director says the trial will be ‘very informative’.

Hmmm, how informative?


2019 BMW 3 Series officially revealed

The all-new BMW 3 Series has officially been unveiled at the Paris motor show. It’s got more tech, and a mini-5 Series look.

What do you think of how it looks?


2019 Ford Endura pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the new, imported 2019 Ford Endura have been announced today, almost exactly two years since the company killed its Australian manufacturing program.

We’re still waiting on Australian images, but pricing is a start


Kia Stinger GT a sellout success in Australia, police interest a huge help

Every Kia Stinger GT that arrives in Australia is immediately sold, giving the company the best kind of problem with its performance halo – supply.

There are worse issues to have


Peugeot 508 Touring confirmed for Australia

Peugeot has confirmed the 508 Touring will join its sedan (Fastback) stablemate in Australia next year, answering the prayers of wagon-loving buyers across the nation.

Fire up, wagon lovers


2019 Citroen C5 Aircross confirmed for Australia

Citroen Australia has confirmed it will be bringing the C5 Aircross to our market in the second half of next year, debuting the company’s new comfort-focused Progressive Hydraulic Cushion suspension system locally.

More funky Frenchness, coming our way


Kia Niro Electric SUV is Australia-bound

Kia Australia is set to begin selling its first electric car before the end of next year, once its dealer network is up to speed on how to sell and maintain them.

Niro, Kona EV, Leaf – the electric vehicles are coming


2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS revealed

The Skoda Kodiaq RS crossover has been revealed a day before the start of the 2018 Paris motor.

Nice wheels, but we mightn’t get it here


VFACTS: September new vehicle sales in Australia

New vehicle sales dropped 5.5 per cent on the same month in 2017, with a total of 94,711 registrations recorded. Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia and Victoria all saw increases on last year, while the rest of the nation was down, led by a 4.4 per cent dive in New South Wales.

Get the data download