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2017 Volkswagen 'Teramont' spied undisguised, revealed in leaked images

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2017 Volkswagen 'Teramont' spied undisguised, revealed in leaked images

The Volkswagen Teramont, rumoured to be the name of the company's new seven-seat SUV, has been photographed completely undisguised in China. At the same time, clear new renderings have surfaced in the European press...

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2017 Tesla Model S P100D 'world's quickest production car', Model X also announced
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2017 Tesla Model S P100D 'world's quickest production car', Model X also announced

New Tesla Model S P100D and Model X P100D variants have been unveiled overnight, debuting as the latest flagship upgrade in the electric car maker's line-up. Equipped with a new 100kWh battery pack, the P100D variants have a greater driving range and improved performance capabilities. So much so that the company claims the new Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous Mode is the world's quickest production car...


2017 Kia Rio drops camouflage in new spy photos - UPDATED
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2017 Kia Rio drops camouflage in new spy photos - UPDATED

The all-new 2017 Kia Rio has been spied testing once more, this time with a far lighter layer of camouflage at the front end revealing a good deal more of the hatch's finer details. Last spied in January, the new Rio is expected to debut later this year or early in 2017 as a timely replacement for the current third-generation model that first appeared at the 2011 Geneva motor show...


Kode57: Ferrari-based speedster unveiled in California
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Kode57: Ferrari-based speedster unveiled in California

Ken Okuyama, former design director at Pininfarina, who oversaw the development of the Ferrari Enzo and Maserati Quattroporte, has unveiled a new Ferrari-based speedster - the Kode57. Designed in Okuyama's Tokyo studio, and hand built at his company's factory in Yamagata, Japan, the Kode57 will go into limited production, although no price or number of units has been announced yet...


Honda patents 11-speed triple-clutch transmission - report
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Honda patents 11-speed triple-clutch transmission - report

Honda has reportedly filed a patent in Japan for an 11-speed triple-clutch transmission. According to AutoGuide, which initially found the patent, the filing was made by Honda on May 27, 2016. In a translation of the patent application Honda claims that the third clutch will reduce torque loss...


Kia considering killing off diesel hybrid project - report
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Kia considering killing off diesel hybrid project - report

Kia may stop development of a new diesel-electric hybrid drivetrain, which it previewed at the 2014 Paris motor show. Albert Biermann, head of high performance development at Hyundai and Kia, has told Autocar that although the "research project [into a diesel-electric hybrid drivetrain] is still going on", there are doubts as to whether it's worth pressing on in light of ever tougher emissions regulations and the negative impact of the Volkswagen Group's Dieselgate scandal...


2017 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante unveiled
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2017 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante unveiled

The new Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante convertible has been revealed, and will join its coupe sibling on the production line next year. As with the coupe, the Volante has a retuned version of the company's 5.9-litre V12 that produces 441kW of power, or 18kW more than the engine fitted to the standard Vanquish models...


Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept unveiled and detailed
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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept unveiled and detailed

After a series of teasers and a very revealing leak, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 coupe concept has been officially unveiled in California. Measuring 5700mm long, 2100mm wide, and 1328mm tall, the coupe is a large beast, but well shy of the originally touted six metre length. Despite its generous dimensions, seating is for four in a 2+2 layout...


2017 Lamborghini Centenario roadster unveiled, already sold out
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2017 Lamborghini Centenario roadster unveiled, already sold out

The Lamborghini Centenario roadster has made its public debut at Monterey Car Week, but is already sold out. Like the coupe, there's a 6.5-litre V12 situated behind the passenger cell. Developing 566kW of power and with the rev limiter set to 8600rpm, the engine is connected to all four wheels via a seven-speed semi-automatic independent shifting rod transmission...


Cadillac Escala concept debuts brand's new styling direction
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Cadillac Escala concept debuts brand's new styling direction

The Cadillac Escala concept has made its debut ahead of the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and is said to preview the brand's new design direction. If the Escala is a true guide to what's coming up from the American luxury brand, future Cadillacs will have a smoother and more classically beautiful sense of style...


2019 Ford Model E electric car range set to take on Tesla - report
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2019 Ford Model E electric car range set to take on Tesla - report

Ford is reportedly planning an assault on the electric car sector with a new range of cars under the Model E banner. According to Automotive News, Ford will use the Model E name for an upcoming range of small vehicles with electric drivetrains. The Model E lineup will reportedly feature at least two body styles: a high-riding SUV, and a more traditionally shaped car, although it's not known if this variant will be a hatch or a sedan...


Volvo and Uber team up to work on autonomous vehicles
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Volvo and Uber team up to work on autonomous vehicles

Overnight Volvo and Uber announced that they will join forces to develop the next generation of autonomous vehicles. According to Volvo, the two companies will "establish a joint project that will develop new base vehicles that will be able to incorporate the latest developments in [autonomous driving] technologies, up to and including fully autonomous driverless cars"...


Hyundai and Google in collaboration talks - report
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Hyundai and Google in collaboration talks - report

Hyundai Motor's president, Jeong Jin Haeng, has confirmed that the Korean automaker and Google are currently in collaboration discussions, but refused to elaborate further. In an interview with Bloomberg, which took place after a meeting between the ministry of trade and local car makers, Jeong said that Hyundai and the tech giant had common areas that could result in cooperation...


2017 Hyundai i30 N spied with less camouflage at the front
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2017 Hyundai i30 N spied with less camouflage at the front

The Hyundai i30 N has been spied again near the Nurburgring, but this time around the car is wearing less camouflage, giving us a better look at the front-end design. Although we can't see the details of the grille, the lower section of the front bumper is visible...


Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept leaked ahead of debut
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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept leaked ahead of debut

Official images of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept have leaked out a day before its full reveal at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The images you see here were first posted on Facebook overnight, and give us a good look at Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6's interior and exterior...