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2017 Renault Megane sedan revealed in manual leak

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2017 Renault Megane sedan revealed in manual leak

The look of the new Renault Megane sedan has been revealed via a leaked copy of the car's manual. These images taken of the Czech owner's manual were originally obtained and published by Rnews.cz...

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Mercedes-Benz considering dedicated EV brand - report
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Mercedes-Benz considering dedicated EV brand - report

Mercedes-Benz may soon launch a new marque for its upcoming range of pure electric vehicles. Anonymous sources have told Handelsblatt that Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, is planning on launching a new brand dedicated to electric vehicles. A final decision on whether to go ahead with the plan will be made at a board meeting scheduled for July 20...


BMW i8 EV under development - report
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BMW i8 EV under development - report

A pure electric version of the BMW i8 is reportedly being developed by the German automaker, and could one day be put into production. Sources have told Autocar that the company is working on a version of the i8 coupe that junks the current plug-in hybrid drivetrain in favour a three-motor electric layout...


2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo leaked ahead of debut next week
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2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo leaked ahead of debut next week

Although the world certainly hasn't been left wanting for teasers and spy photos of the second-generation Porsche Panamera, undisguised photos were leaked onto the internet overnight, and give us our clearest look yet at the next-gen model. These latest images, which we initially found via Motor1, show the exterior and parts of the interior of the new Panamera Turbo in showroom-ready trim...


Volkswagen to settle 'dieselgate' claim with US government for $13.8 billion - report
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Volkswagen to settle 'dieselgate' claim with US government for $13.8 billion - report

A new report indicates that the Volkswagen is close to agreeing a US$10.2 billion ($13.8 billion) deal with the US government to settle the 'dieselgate' emissions tests cheating scandal. Two sources have told the Associated Press that the Volkswagen Group has reached a tentative agreement with various government agencies, and that full details of the settlement will be announced on Tuesday (US time) by San Francisco district court judge Charles Breyer...


2017 Mini Countryman E: plug-in hybrid SUV details leaked
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2017 Mini Countryman E: plug-in hybrid SUV details leaked

A new report provides details and images of the Mini Countryman E, the brand's first plug-in hybrid, which will be based on the second-generation Countryman. Motoringfile has obtained, through unspecified means, photos and details about Mini's first electric vehicle since the Mini E that was based on the second-generation Mini hatch...


2017 McLaren 570S Sprint unveiled ahead of Goodwood debut
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2017 McLaren 570S Sprint unveiled ahead of Goodwood debut

The McLaren 570S Sprint has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed, which starts tomorrow. A track-only vehicle, the 570S Sprint was developed alongside the 570S GT4, which was unveiled in March. While the two share many elements in common, the Sprint isn't homologated for any racing series, although a GT4 compliance pack is available as an optional extra...


2017 Volvo S90/V90 R-Design pack unveiled, coming to Australia next year
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2017 Volvo S90/V90 R-Design pack unveiled, coming to Australia next year

The Volvo S90 R-Design and Volvo V90 R-Design styling packages have been unveiled, just as the first V90 wagons roll down the production line in Torslanda, Sweden. For the S90 sedan and V90 wagon, the R-Design package includes a new front bumper with a larger air intake area below the main grille, a sportier design, piano black plastic mouldings, and an absence of chrome embellishments...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage spied
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage spied

The next-generation Aston Martin Vantage has been spied on and around the Nurburgring Nordschleife. It's hard to get a good handle on the overall design direction for the new Vantage as the front and rear ends are covered by false body panels, but, if the DB11 is any guide, expect it to feature sharper body surfacing than today's car...


NEVS brand launched, bid to revive Saab abandoned
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NEVS brand launched, bid to revive Saab abandoned

New Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has officially conceded defeat in its battle to regain rights to the Saab name for use on its cars. Overnight, the Chinese-backed car maker announced that from 2017 it will begin producing vehicles based on the Saab 9-3 platform, including an electric vehicle. Mattias Bergman, president of NEVS, tried to paint this latest news in a positive light...


2017 Skoda Yeti spied
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2017 Skoda Yeti spied

The second-generation Skoda Yeti has been spied undergoing evaluation on public roads. While the current Yeti shares its parts with many vehicles throughout the Volkswagen Group, stylistically it's very much its own thing. The new one though, clearly shares more than its mechanical package with new Volkswagen Tiguan...


Maserati Alfieri EV could be on sale in 2019
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Maserati Alfieri EV could be on sale in 2019

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler (FCA), has said that an electric version of the Maserati Alfieri could be launched in 2019. He told Bloomberg that the electric Alfieri coupe won't be launched before the company's current five-year plan expires in 2018 and won't occur until after he retires as FCA's CEO in 2019...


Volkswagen Group to axe 40 models - report
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Volkswagen Group to axe 40 models - report

The Volkswagen Group will reportedly axe around 40 models to cut costs and make way for an electric vehicle onslaught. Sources within Volkswagen told German newspaper Handelsblatt that the automaker will cut a total of around 40 models from its mainstream Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Seat and Skoda marques...


Honda NSX-based EV Concept to race in 2016 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
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Honda NSX-based EV Concept to race in 2016 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

An electric race car based on the second-generation Honda NSX will compete in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb this weekend. The EV Concept ditches the 3.5-litre turbocharged V6 and nine-speed dual-clutch transmission from the production NSX in favour an electric Twin Motor Unit on each axle. With a total of four electric motors, the concept is able to independently allocate torque to each wheel...


2017 Mercedes-Benz S500e plug-in hybrid to feature wireless charging
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2017 Mercedes-Benz S500e plug-in hybrid to feature wireless charging

When the facelifted Mercedes-Benz S500e plug-in hybrid is unveiled next year it will be one of the first production vehicles with wireless charging. The inductive charging system will become available on the options list of the S500e when the facelifted car debuts in 2017...