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Audi decides to keep Ducati

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Audi decides to keep Ducati

Audi has ditched plans to sell Ducati, electing instead to keep the motorcycle division. Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi, confirmed to Reuters and other news outlets: "I can assure you that Ducati belongs to the Audi family...

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2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class spied
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2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class spied

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz B-Class has been spotted during cold weather testing in northern Europe. As with the first two generations of the B-Class, the new model shares its underlying front-wheel drive platform with the A-Class, but with improved passenger comfort and load-lugging ability thanks to a taller roof line...


Porsche considering electric and coupe SUV options - report
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Porsche considering electric and coupe SUV options - report

Porsche is reportedly weighing up its options for a follow up to the upcoming Mission E electric sedan, and is also considering "coupe" versions of its SUV line. Although the brand is hard at work turning the Mission E concept into a production model, it's already considering its next steps in the EV arena...


Ford, Alibaba to explore technology, online sales partnerships
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Ford, Alibaba to explore technology, online sales partnerships

Ford and the Alibaba Group have signed an agreement to explore cooperation opportunities in the areas of connectivity, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), mobility services, digital marketing, and online sales...


2018 Volkswagen Jetta teased, Australian debut unlikely - UPDATE
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2018 Volkswagen Jetta teased, Australian debut unlikely - UPDATE

The next-generation Volkswagen Jetta sedan has been previewed via a sketch ahead of its debut next year. The sketch was first published by Motor1 after being revealed at a recent press event by Matthias Erb, chief engineering officer of Volkswagen's North American arm. Above and below: Undisguised Jetta prototype at Volkswagen's factory in Pueblo, Mexico...


Mazda 'RX-9' mule spied
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Mazda 'RX-9' mule spied

A mule for a possible Mazda RX-9 has been spied outside the Nurburgring in Germany. At first glance, the mule appears to be a standard RX-8, but closer inspection reveals the vehicle has an assortment of temporary pipes hiding behind the front grille. There's also extra bracing around the front windscreen, as well as telemetry gear and other measurement equipment throughout the cabin...


2018 Jeep Grand Commander revealed in patent sketches
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2018 Jeep Grand Commander revealed in patent sketches

The design of the new Jeep Grand Commander has been outed ahead of the car's debut next year in China. Autohome has published filings made by Fiat Chrysler with China's State Trademark Office. Among the documents lodged with the body are diagrams showing the design of a new seven-seat Jeep model, as well as registration details for the Grand Commander nameplate...


2019 BMW M3 spied
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2019 BMW M3 spied

The next-generation BMW M3 sedan has been spied for the first time, with the car undergoing testing on public roads in Germany. Spotted (completely by chance) by the head of our spy photography agency, he only managed to snag some photos of the new high-performance sedan from the rear...


Dieselgate executive jailed for seven years
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Dieselgate executive jailed for seven years

Oliver Schmidt, a former Volkswagen executive, has been sentenced to seven years jail for his role in the Dieselgate emissions cheating scheme. Schmidt agreed to a plea deal in October this year, and was officially given the maximum penalty this week: a seven year jail term and a US$400,000 ($525,000) fine...


911 GT3 Touring Package was a response to 'car flippers'
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911 GT3 Touring Package was a response to 'car flippers'

The Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package was created to quell the skyrocketing prices of the limited-edition Porsche 911R on the used car market. Speaking to Road and Track, August Achleitner, product director of the 911 range, said the 911 GT3 Touring Package was released in response to people buying the 911R at or list price and 'flipping' it for a massive profit...


2018 Jeep Cherokee to gain turbo petrol engine
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2018 Jeep Cherokee to gain turbo petrol engine

The face-lifted Jeep Cherokee will reportedly be offered with the option of Fiat Chrysler's new 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Bozi Tatarevic, a freelance automotive journalist, has done some sniffing around Fiat Chrysler VIN filings for the upcoming model year, and discovered a nugget of information about the upcoming Cherokee facelift, confirming the suspicions of many in the process...


2019 Porsche Mission E spied during winter testing
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2019 Porsche Mission E spied during winter testing

The Porsche Mission E has been spied again, this time undergoing cold weather testing near the Arctic Circle. Although the prototypes seen here are wearing the same level of disguise as the vehicles in our first batch of spy photos, the snow-covered surroundings and low winter sun show off a little more of the Mission E's curves and detailing...


FCA in partnership talks with Hyundai
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FCA in partnership talks with Hyundai

Fiat Chrysler is discussing with Hyundai regarding hydrogen fuel-cell technologies and vehicle transmissions. Fiat Chrysler CEO, Sergio Marchionne, spilt the beans to Bloomberg while speaking to media at the launch of Alfa Romeo's return to Formula One. Marchionne highlighted the "potential of a technical partnership with Hyundai" to develop transmissions and hydrogen technology...


2018 Spyker C8 Aileron LM85 unveiled
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2018 Spyker C8 Aileron LM85 unveiled

Spyker has unveiled the C8 Aileron LM85, which rounds out a seven-year production run for the stunning C8 Aileron. Named to reflect the number worn by Spyker at the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race, just three C8 Aileron LM85 models will be built. Each of these cars will feature a riveted aluminium body with wider wheel arches, and air intakes fashioned from solid billets of aluminium...


Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept teased ahead of Detroit debut
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Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept teased ahead of Detroit debut

The Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept has been teased, ahead of its debut at the 2018 Detroit motor show in January. Given its unveiling is a month away, Lexus isn't particularly forthcoming with detail about the LF-1 Limitless, except that it is a "flagship crossover that redefines the boundaries of luxury", and "reflects the next genre in luxury crossover vehicles"...