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2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class spied

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been spied undergoing hot weather testing in southern Europe. Stylistically, the new off-roader will be boxy, angular and completely unrepentant about it...

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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatch spied
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatch spied

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback has been spied testing on public roads in Spain. Despite the generous quantities of disguise applied to the car, we can see that the new A-Class will feature evolutionary styling and a similar silhouette to today's car...


2017 BMW M4 spied
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2017 BMW M4 spied

The facelifted BMW M4 has been spied undergoing evaluation on the streets of Europe. Visually, the changes to the M4 look to be even more minor than what's in store for the rest of the updated 4 Series range, which was spied last week. Up front, the M4 sports new headlight internals, while the front splitter is much more prominent than the one fitted to the today's standard car...


Jaguar Land Rover to use next-generation BMW V8 engine - report
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Jaguar Land Rover to use next-generation BMW V8 engine - report

BMW and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) are reportedly negotiating a deal that would see the German company supply its next-generation V8 petrol engine to the British luxury car maker. According to Automobile, the deal would see BMW supply its next-generation turbocharged V8 engine for use in various Jaguar, Land Rover and Range Rover models...


GM and Isuzu end ute collaboration, Holden Colorado to move upmarket
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GM and Isuzu end ute collaboration, Holden Colorado to move upmarket

Late last week General Motors and Isuzu announced the two companies will be not be jointly developing their next-generation utes, which are currently sold in Australia as the Holden Colorado and Isuzu D-Max. In a media statement released to the media, including Reuters, GM said: "Both GM and Isuzu agree that due to unique requirements for each company, joint development of the next-generation midsize pick-up truck for [global] markets is no longer the optimal model for this project"...


Mazda MX-5: next generation could feature carbon-fibre, three-cylinder engines
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Mazda MX-5: next generation could feature carbon-fibre, three-cylinder engines

Despite the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 only going on sale last year, Nobuhiro Yamamoto, the car's program manager, has revealed some details about the next-generation model. Yamamoto told Autocar that the fifth-generation MX-5, which isn't due until 2021 at the very earliest, will attempt to shed more weight...


Volkswagen Dieselgate cheating stretched back to 1999, US states claim
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Volkswagen Dieselgate cheating stretched back to 1999, US states claim

In new litigation this week, three US states have accused Volkswagen of trying to cheat its way past diesel emissions testing since 1999. The attorney generals of New York, Maryland and Massachusetts have filed new lawsuits with evidence stating that Volkswagen has been working on emissions testing defeat devices since 1999...


2017 BMW 4 Series coupe facelift spied
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2017 BMW 4 Series coupe facelift spied

The BMW 4 Series facelift has been on public roads in Germany. From these photos, we can see that, superficially at least, the 4 Series update will be limited to a few tweaks to the front and rear bumper design, and new graphics for the both the headlamps and tail-lights. Under the skin, the 4 Series should receive the same upgrades that were applied to the 3 Series range last year...


2017 Nissan Micra spied with less camouflage
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2017 Nissan Micra spied with less camouflage

The next-generation Nissan Micra has been spotted in southern Europe doing a spot of hot weather testing. This latest prototype has shed all of the earlier car's bubble-like disguise elements, giving us a much clearer look at the car's design. Gone is the cutesy styling that has been a hallmark of the Micra for much of its lifespan...


2018 Range Rover Sport Coupe spied
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2018 Range Rover Sport Coupe spied

The new Range Rover Sport Coupe has been spotted in and around the Nurburgring. Although this prototype has fake panels coming out of the tailgate, we can see that the Sport Coupe has a much faster rake for the rear windscreen. When it goes on sale, the Sport Coupe will be targeted at the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe...


2018 Jeep Wrangler ute spied
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2018 Jeep Wrangler ute spied

The new Jeep Wrangler ute has been spied for the first time ahead of its debut some time next year. Visually, the new Wrangler will be evolutionary. As far the ute goes, it looks a lot like the five-door Unlimited, which was spied back in May, but with a tray tacked onto the end. Judging by these photos, the ute will probably have a longer wheelbase than its Unlimited sibling...


Audi wants 25 percent of sales to be EVs by 2025 - report
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Audi wants 25 percent of sales to be EVs by 2025 - report

Like its parent company, Audi is reportedly planning to invest heavily in electric vehicles as it pivots away from diesel cars. Sources within Audi have told Reuters that the luxury automaker is planning for electric vehicles to account for a quarter of its sales by 2025. In 2015, Audi sold about 1.8 million vehicles worldwide...


Germany will require autonomous cars to have black boxes - report
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Germany will require autonomous cars to have black boxes - report

The German government will soon require autonomous vehicles to be equipped with an on-board black box data recorder. Sources within German's ministry of transport have told Reuters that the government is preparing legislation that will require cars with self-driving functionality to have a black box on-board...


Washington DC might use taxi, Uber cars to handle some 911 cases
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Washington DC might use taxi, Uber cars to handle some 911 cases

Washington DC's government is considering employing taxis and Uber vehicles to handle non-emergency calls to its 911 hotline in order to reduce the workload on its ambulance and fire crews. Gregory Dean, chief of the city's fire and emergency medical services, told the local NBC affiliate: "We are working with the health department to find other ways to transport people, such as using a contract taxi cab or Uber...


2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 Black Series wagon spied
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2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 Black Series wagon spied

The regular E63 range hasn't even been released yet, but the Mercedes-AMG E63 Black Series wagon has already been spied enjoying a bit of summer sunshine in the south of Europe. Compared to the E63 and E63 S, which have been spied in both sedan and wagon forms, the Black Series prototype seen here features a wider track with flared wheel arches at both ends of the vehicle...