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2018 Volkswagen T-Roc teased in new video

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2018 Volkswagen T-Roc teased in new video

The new Volkswagen T-Roc crossover has been teased in an official video from the German automaker. Although the pre-production model shown in the video is wearing a camouflage wrap, it actually gives us a good look at the shape and design of the T-Roc's headlights, grille and tail-lights...

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2018 Skoda Yeti/Karoq spied with unique body panels
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2018 Skoda Yeti/Karoq spied with unique body panels

The replacement for the Skoda Yeti has been spied again, but this time it's sporting unique body work. The last set of spy photos we published, way back in the middle of 2016, showed the Yeti replacement looking virtually identical to its Volkswagen Tiguan sibling, except for a new grille and, potentially, new bonnet...


2018 Holden Commodore 'VXR' spied
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2018 Holden Commodore 'VXR' spied

The Holden Commodore 'VXR' has been spied undergoing road testing in Germany, and despite being sold with Opel, Vauxhall and Buick badges elsewhere in the world, this prototype is wearing the Holden lion. It's not certain what the hottest variant yet of the next-generation Commodore will be known as, but it's almost certain it will be branded as the Opel Insignia OPC on the Continent, and the Vauxhall Insignia VXR in the UK...


Mercedes-Benz SLC won't be replaced - report
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Mercedes-Benz SLC won't be replaced - report

A new report indicates the Mercedes-Benz SLC won't be renewed for another generation. Overnight, Automobile magazine detailed parts of the three-pointed star's near-term sports car strategy. According to the publication's sources, the SLC has disappeared from the company's product cycle plan...


Uber planning to launch flying taxis by 2020 in Dallas and Dubai
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Uber planning to launch flying taxis by 2020 in Dallas and Dubai

Uber has announced plans to expand beyond its ride-hailing smartphone app and its autonomous vehicle research into a new flying taxi service. According to Reuters, Jeff Holden, Uber's chief product officer, told the Uber Elevate Summit in Dallas earlier this week that the company plans to launch its flying taxi service in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, by 2020...


Volkswagen engages bank to sell Ducati to pay for Dieselgate costs - report
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Volkswagen engages bank to sell Ducati to pay for Dieselgate costs - report

The Volkswagen Group has reportedly taken the first steps to selling off motorcycle maker Ducati. Sources have told Reuters that the Volkswagen Group has engaged Evercore, a banking advisory firm, to sound out possible buyers for Ducati. Last year, Ducati recorded sales of 593 million euros ($852 million), a turnover of around 100 million euros ($144 million) and a profit of roughly 50 million euros ($72 million)...


Nissan creates Nismo road car division, promises more hot vehicles
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Nissan creates Nismo road car division, promises more hot vehicles

Nissan has created the Nismo Cars Business Department as part of its plans to expand its range of Nismo-branded cars and increase sales. The new department will be housed within Autech, the company's vehicle conversion business, with talent drawn from Nissan, Autech, and Nissan Motorsports...


2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake teased ahead of debut
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2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake teased ahead of debut

The next-generation Jaguar XF Sportbrake wagon has been teased ahead its debut in the not-too-distant future. Overnight, the British luxury car maker released an overhead shot of the new wagon, which shows off the variant's large panoramic roof. The company also had the silhouette of the XF Sportbrake painted on the Wimbledon's centre court, as it is a sponsor of this year's grand slam tournament...


Google begins public 'early rider' trial of autonomous cars, orders 500 more vehicles
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Google begins public 'early rider' trial of autonomous cars, orders 500 more vehicles

Waymo, Google's self-driving car division, has started an early rider program for its autonomous vehicle fleet, and has significantly increased its order for autonomous Chrysler Pacific plug-in hybrid people movers. The early rider program is currently only open to residents living in and around Phoenix, Arizona...


Roewe Vision-E concept previews 2018 crossover
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Roewe Vision-E concept previews 2018 crossover

The Roewe Vision-E concept made its debut at the Shanghai motor show, and shouldn't be confused with the Skoda Vision E concept. A production car based on the Vision-E will reportedly go into production in 2018. We expect that car to lose the concept's suicide doors, and it will likely feature a toned version of both the interior and exterior...


2018 Range Rover Velar 'SVR' spied
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2018 Range Rover Velar 'SVR' spied

A high-performance variant of the Range Rover Velar has been spotted outside the Nurburgring in Germany. Although the Velar was given its full debut in March, Jaguar Land Rover's development team has covered this prototype from head-to-toe in camouflage. From what we can see, this car has altered lower front air intakes and a new exhaust system...


2017 New York motor show: Oddities and curiosities from the Big Apple
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2017 New York motor show: Oddities and curiosities from the Big Apple

The 2017 New York motor show will soon close its doors for the last time. We've covered the new releases and concept cars in great detail already, but here's one car we missed, and a few oddballs that gave this year's smaller show some colour and light. Chevrolet Corvette The lower secondary hall is largely filled with crossovers, SUVs, and pickup trucks, as well as displays from some smaller brands...


Shanghai motor show: Best (and worst) of the rest
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Shanghai motor show: Best (and worst) of the rest

The Shanghai motor show is the largest and most important auto extravaganza in the world's most populous country. Although we've covered this year's show in exacting detail, here are few cars — most new, some not — that caught our eye, but which haven't received a full write-up...


2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI to use old Golf GTI engine - report
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2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI to use old Golf GTI engine - report

The next-generation Volkswagen Polo GTI will reportedly use the 2.0-litre turbocharged engine from the fifth-generation Golf GTI. Sources from within Volkswagen have told AutoExpress the new Polo GTI will ditch the current car's 1.8-litre turbocharged mill in favour of a 2.0-litre turbo unit, said to be the 147kW/280Nm engine used in the fifth-generation Golf GTI...


Modified Hyundai Santa Fe becomes first car to cross Antarctica
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Modified Hyundai Santa Fe becomes first car to cross Antarctica

A modified Hyundai Santa Fe has become the first passenger car to drive across Antarctica and back again, making a trip from Union Camp to McMurdo and back to Union Camp, as well as the first wheeled passenger vehicle to drive across the Ross Ice Shelf...