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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe spied with less camouflage

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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe spied with less camouflage

The next-generation Hyundai Santa Fe has been spied going through its paces in southern Europe. Compared to the last prototype, spotted in June, the latest car wears significantly less camouflage up front, where we can clearly see the company's now standard cascading grille...

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Chery to launch new brand, SUV concept in Frankfurt
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Chery to launch new brand, SUV concept in Frankfurt

Chery will launch a new brand at the Frankfurt motor show in September, and has teased the new marque's first model, a small SUV. The Chinese automaker says the crossover rides on an "all-new high quality platform". Both the crossover and subsequent models using the platform will be sold in Europe under the new marque...


Fiat Chrysler joins BMW, Intel and Mobileye's autonomous car development program
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Fiat Chrysler joins BMW, Intel and Mobileye's autonomous car development program

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has signed a memorandum of understanding to join the autonomous vehicle development program led by the BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye. The Italian-American car company says it will contribute engineering and other technical resources to the development of the new self-driving car platform, as well as large sales volumes and a significant presence in the North American market...


German chancellor keen on petrol and diesel sales ban
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German chancellor keen on petrol and diesel sales ban

German chancellor Angela Merkel is in favour of banning the sale of new petrol and diesel powered cars by 2030 or 2040, but her government isn't yet willing to set a firm date for the issue. In an interview with SuperIllu, excerpts from which were released earlier this week, Merkel said, "I cannot name a precise year yet [for the petrol and diesel sales ban], but the approach is correct"...


2019 Hyundai Veloster N spied with less camouflage
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2019 Hyundai Veloster N spied with less camouflage

The new Hyundai Veloster N has been photographed undergoing evaluation on and around the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Compared to the last prototype, spied back in June, this latest prototype has shed the heavy car bra-style coverings at the front and rear. As such, we can see the shape of the second-generation Veloster's grille and headlights for the first time...


2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited leaked undisguised from factory floor
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2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited leaked undisguised from factory floor

A photo of the next-generation Jeep Wrangler Unlimited from the factory floor has been posted online months ahead of the car's expected debut. This image was posted in the Jeep subreddit by LGTIII, although it's not clear how the Reddit user came into possession of this photo...


2018 Renault Megane RS interior and engine bay leaked
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2018 Renault Megane RS interior and engine bay leaked

More photos of the only light disguised next-generation Renault Megane RS have leaked onto the internet. This time around, pictures of the car's undisguised engine bay and interior have been posted on the Ferd Facebook fan page. It's not clear where the photos were sourced from. If accurate, the interior of the new Megane RS will feature shapelier seats with red stitching...


Fiat Chrysler rejected Chinese bid, others interested - report
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Fiat Chrysler rejected Chinese bid, others interested - report

Fiat Chrysler could be acquired by a Chinese car maker, with reports indicating it has already rejected one offer for no reason other than the size of the offer. According to Automotive News, a large Chinese automaker recently had a bid for the Fiat Chrysler (FCA) turned down...


2018 Hyundai i40 Tourer spied
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2018 Hyundai i40 Tourer spied

A new or updated Hyundai i40 Tourer has been spied undergoing testing in southern Europe. With the heavy amount of disguise layered on top of the new Hyundai i40 wagon, we can make out the car's overall profile, but not much else. Up front, the new i40 should feature a version of Hyundai's cascading grille, a thinner headlight setup, and LED driving and fog lights...


Infiniti Prototype 9 revealed with parts from new Nissan Leaf
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Infiniti Prototype 9 revealed with parts from new Nissan Leaf

The Infiniti Prototype 9 was teased earlier this week, and has now been detailed online ahead of its full debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance later this month. The Prototype 9 mixes the look of the pre-World War II Silver Arrows race cars from Mercedes-Benz with a few Infiniti cues, such as the harp-like grille and the raised Infiniti emblem right above...


2018 Audi Q8 spied almost completely undisguised
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2018 Audi Q8 spied almost completely undisguised

The upcoming Audi Q8 has been spotted almost disguise-free on a highway in Europe. The photo was taken by user Beckervdo and posted on the forums of AutoPareri. Although the car was only photographed from behind, and there's black tape disguising the tailgate's portion of the tail-lights, it's clear the production Q8 will be eerily similar to the concept car...


Intel plans 100 strong Level 4 self-driving car fleet after Mobileye acquisition
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Intel plans 100 strong Level 4 self-driving car fleet after Mobileye acquisition

Intel will, by the end of the year, begin rolling out a test fleet of around 100 Level 4 autonomous vehicles on public roads. The chip maker announced its plans after revealing it had completed the bulk of its acquisition of Mobileye, a major automotive safety systems supplier. To be developed and built by Mobileye, the Level 4 test fleet will be tested on public roads in Israel, the United States and Europe...


Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 convertible previewed ahead of Pebble Beach debut
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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 convertible previewed ahead of Pebble Beach debut

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 convertible has been teased ahead of its debut at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Overnight, Mercedes-Benz published a video teaser for the concept on its YouTube channel, but didn't provide any specifics about the vehicle...


Infiniti teases retro single-seat concept ahead of Pebble Beach
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Infiniti teases retro single-seat concept ahead of Pebble Beach

Infiniti has teased a single-seat concept car, which will make its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance later this month. According to Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan Motor Company's new senior vice president in charge of design, the concept sprang from a "what if?" question...


2019 BMW 3 Series sedan spied with showroom-ready lights
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2019 BMW 3 Series sedan spied with showroom-ready lights

The next-generation BMW 3 Series sedan has been photographed wearing production-ready LED head- and tail-lights. It's been over half a year since the last 3 Series prototypes were spied undergoing testing. This latest prototype does away with the placeholder parts used on earlier cars. There's also less disguise up front, fleshed out side sills, a fuel cap, and exhaust tip finishers...