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Volkswagen, Skoda and Tata begin strategic alliance, shared development
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Volkswagen, Skoda and Tata begin strategic alliance, shared development

The Volkswagen Group and Tata Motors have officially signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), and will begin working on "long-term partnership" centred around India and the subcontinent. According to the two parties, the ultimate goal is to expand their offerings through jointly developed products...


Volvo XC40 key to brand’s growth plans: CEO
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Volvo XC40 key to brand’s growth plans: CEO

The small SUV craze won't be slowing anytime soon, and luxury brand Volvo is counting down the hours in anticipation of its new addition, the Volvo XC40. The all-new Volvo XC40 that is set to be unveiled within the next two months – likely at the Shanghai motor show in China, as the car will be built there, sharing parent company Geely’s small car platform – and Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson reckons the new small SUV will be vital as part of the company’s growth plans...


Aston Martin CEO wants to create Ferrari rival, Lagonda sedans to take on Bentley
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Aston Martin CEO wants to create Ferrari rival, Lagonda sedans to take on Bentley

Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin, has publicly revealed some of the company's possible expansion plans. In an interview with Car and Driver, Palmer said, "The reason we’re doing [the Valkyrie] is to create a halo car, but also to create DNA for a mid-engined sports-car range"...


Audi wary of 'youth focused' styling: older buyers find it appealing too
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Audi wary of 'youth focused' styling: older buyers find it appealing too

Audi has made it clear that there's a fine line between youthful design and creating cars that older people will buy to feel young, and it's something the company is clearly wary of...


2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast: more than a (seemingly obvious) name…
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2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast: more than a (seemingly obvious) name…

With Ferrari opting to name its newest super-quick supercar the 'Superfast', there were more than a few stunned (read: unimpressed) faces when the new 2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast broke cover ahead of its world premiere at this year's 2017 Geneva motor show...


2018 McLaren 720S: 400 orders already taken for all-new 650S replacement
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2018 McLaren 720S: 400 orders already taken for all-new 650S replacement

Like the look of the all-new McLaren 720S revealed for the first time at the 2017 Geneva motor show? Well it seems plenty do, with the UK supercar maker confirming it’s already taken some 400 orders for the car that succeeds the already blisteringly fast 650S in McLaren’s Super Series performance tier...


Audi Sport brand to expand with eight new models by 2019
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Audi Sport brand to expand with eight new models by 2019

Audi Sport may not be as much of a household name as Mercedes-AMG or BMW M, but the company's recently-appointed head wants that to change, and fast. Stefan Winkelmann, the man who used to head up Lamborghini and who is now employed as managing director of Audi Sport (formerly Quattro GmbH), said at the 2017 Geneva motor show that the Audi Sport brand needs to make itself better known among potential customers...


Roadshow: Upcoming car events across Australia, March to June
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Roadshow: Upcoming car events across Australia, March to June

Amateur motorsport, track days, poker runs, swap meets, cruises, classic and vintage festivals, motor shows, car club meetings... there are literally thousands of car events held across Australia every year. Between now and the end of June there are a slew of options with something for everyone - even an 'anything goes' bike race that looks like an epic amount of fun...


Lamborghini Aventador Performante spied
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Lamborghini Aventador Performante spied

A prototype believed to be the Lamborghini Aventador Performante has been spied during cold weather testing this week, suggesting the Italian marque is planning an even hotter version of its flagship supercar. Distinguishing this Aventador from the recently-launched Aventador S - apart from the contraption strapped to the bonnet - are two exhaust pipes sticking out the rear in addition to the central exhaust from the 'standard' car, though this appears to be fake...


Nissan design supremo Shiro Nakamura retires, former BMW head designer goes to Infiniti
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Nissan design supremo Shiro Nakamura retires, former BMW head designer goes to Infiniti

Shiro Nakamura, chief creative officer at Nissan, has retired as part of a sweeping set of boardroom changes at the Japanese automaker, including the departure of CEO Carlos Ghosn. Nakamura joined Nissan in 1999 from Isuzu, where he helped bring the VehiCross into production. He was lured across by the company's newly installed CEO, Carlos Ghosn, who had a wide remit to turn around the then struggling car maker...


Porsche Mission E to feature drivetrain options, over-the-air updates
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Porsche Mission E to feature drivetrain options, over-the-air updates

Details about the production version of the Porsche Mission E have been divulged by the company's CEO, Oliver Blume. At the 2017 Geneva motor show, Blume told Auto Express that the Porsche's first dedicated EV will be sized below the Panamera, the current generation of which measures just over five metres in length...


Volvo's upcoming EV to offer 400km range, affordable pricing
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Volvo's upcoming EV to offer 400km range, affordable pricing

Swedish manufacturer Volvo has announced its first all-electric vehicle (EV) will offer a range of at least 250 miles (402km) and start between US$35,000-$40,000 ($46,238-$52,844) when it hit markets in 2019. In a new report by industry journal Automotive News, Lex Kerssemakers, CEO of Volvo Car USA, is quoted saying if the company wants to do well in the States with this vehicle, it needs to meet these targets...


Citroen C5 Aircross sketched ahead of Shanghai debut
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Citroen C5 Aircross sketched ahead of Shanghai debut

The upcoming Citroen C5 Aircross SUV has been teased in sketches ahead of its debut at this year's Shanghai motor show in April. Released shortly after the presentation of the C-Aircross concept in Geneva - which is believed to preview the SUV-styled replacement for the C3 Picasso MPV - the renderings of the C5 Aircross closely resemble the Citroen Aircross concept that was shown at the 2015 Shanghai motor show...


Mini Countryman PHEV on Australian radar
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Mini Countryman PHEV on Australian radar

Mini Australia is yet to make up its mind on local potential for the Countryman PHEV, citing an iffy business case as the cause of its indecision. The new Countryman is the first Mini to offer a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain, in a variant called the Cooper S E All4. It couples the familiar 100kW 1...


Tesla Supercharger site opens in Ballarat
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Tesla Supercharger site opens in Ballarat

Tesla keeps on expanding its Supercharger network in Australia, this week opening a new site in the key regional Victorian city of Ballarat, about 120km from Melbourne. The six-bay charging station is billed as the first connection from Melbourne to Adelaide, and was opened by City Councillor Jim Rinaldi...