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2019 Audi S3 interior spied

The Audi S3 has been spied undergoing winter testing in Sweden, with this latest prototype offering a first glimpse of its interior. While the exterior looks to be evolutionary, the interior appears a radical reimagining of Audi's interior design language...

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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee to have three-row option - report
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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee to have three-row option - report

The next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee will reportedly be available with the option of three rows of seats. According to the Detroit News, the new crossover is due to go on sale in the US as a 2021 model year car, with production scheduled to begin towards the end of 2020. Initially only three-row versions will be manufactured...


2020 Volkswagen Golf sketch revealed
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2020 Volkswagen Golf sketch revealed

A sketch previewing the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf was displayed during the brand's annual session in Wolfsburg, Germany, this week. The teaser seems to confirm speculation the new Golf will feature a slimline set of headlights. Elsewhere we can see the trailing edge of the rear door will, once again, mirror the shape of the tailgate aperture, tail-light housing and bumper edges...


Nissan GT-R50 confirmed for production
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Nissan GT-R50 confirmed for production

The Nissan GT-R50 has been confirmed for a limited production run of just 50 cars. Designed by ItalDesign in Turin, the GT-R50 serves to celebrate the 50th birthday of the both design house, founded in 1968, and the GT-R nameplate, which went into production with the 1969 Skyline GT-R sedan...


Ghosn may have hidden $95 million in pay from Nissan - reports
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Ghosn may have hidden $95 million in pay from Nissan - reports

When Carlos Ghosn was arrested a few weeks ago, he was accused by Nissan of under-reporting his income in official stock exchange filings. Now details are beginning to emerge of just how he managed it. Various reports have suggested Ghosn hid between ¥5 and ¥9.5 billion ($60 to $110 million), with Bloomberg estimating a figure around $95 million...


2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition to debut in Detroit
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2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition to debut in Detroit

The Lexus RC F Track Edition will make its debut at the 2019 Detroit motor show, which takes place in the middle of January. Apart from the teaser image of the car's large carbon-fibre rear wing, and its debut date and name, Lexus hasn't revealed any other details about the new range-topping RC variant...


2019 Skoda Scala unveiled
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2019 Skoda Scala unveiled

After a drip feed of information longer than the Nile, the new Skoda Scala has been unveiled at an event in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Scala debuts a more emotive design language for the Czech brand. As noted previously, it ditches the Skoda logo on the tailgate for a large line of letters spelling out its name...


Aston Martin unveils reversible EV conversion for classics
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Aston Martin unveils reversible EV conversion for classics

Aston Martin is developing a reversible electric "cassette" powertrain, allowing its classics to be driven in jurisdictions that outlaw the use of internal combustion engines. To demonstrate the idea, the company has unveiled a proof-of-concept model using the 1970 DB6 Mark II Volante as its starting point...


Porsche Taycan production capacity increased
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Porsche Taycan production capacity increased

Initial demand for the Porsche Taycan is strong enough for the company to approve an increase in production capacity, as well as new variants. To be built at a plant in Zuffenhausen, near the company's headquarters, output was initially set at 20,000 cars per year. "Due to the positive response, we will adjust this number upwards," Oliver Blume, Porsche CEO, told Wirtschafts Woche...


Volkswagen could build cars in Ford US plants
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Volkswagen could build cars in Ford US plants

Volkswagen could build some of its vehicles at Ford factories in the USA, Herbert Diess, the German automaker's CEO, has revealed. Diess spoke to reporters including those from Automotive News after a discussion with US President Donald Trump, members of his administration, and senior officers from Daimler and BMW...


Waymo One driverless taxi service launched
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Waymo One driverless taxi service launched

The Waymo One self-driving taxi service has been given a soft launch in and around Phoenix, Arizona. The service is currently limited to people on the company's Early Rider program. Waymo says it will "gradually roll out [the service] so even more people can ride with us", although it hasn't provided a timeline...


Volkswagen: Next-gen platforms will be the last designed for petrol, diesel engines
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Volkswagen: Next-gen platforms will be the last designed for petrol, diesel engines

At Volkswagen Group, the next generation of flexible component sets will be the last engineered for internal combustion engines. According to Automotive News, Michael Jost, head of strategy for the Volkswagen brand, told an industry conference in Germany “our colleagues are working on the last platform for vehicles that aren’t CO2 neutral"...


Mazda MX-6 trademarked in Japan
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Mazda MX-6 trademarked in Japan

The Hiroshima-based car maker has filed a trademark application for the Mazda MX-6 name in its homeland. AutoGuide found the application for use on "automobiles and parts and accessories thereof" at the Japanese Patent Office's website, and a copy of it can be seen on the EU's European Trade Mark and Design Network...


New Alfa Romeo crossover to be based on Jeep Compass
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New Alfa Romeo crossover to be based on Jeep Compass

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has confirmed it'll spend over €5 billion ($7.7 billion) on new products and drivetrains to be produced at its Italian factories. The automaker met with union officials last week to outline its updated production plans for the next three years, which it hopes will return the company's Italian factories to full employment...


R33, R34 Skyline GT-R join Nismo Heritage parts program
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R33, R34 Skyline GT-R join Nismo Heritage parts program

Nissan has added the R33 and R34 Skyline GT-R to its Nismo Heritage parts program, joining the R32 as classic vehicles supported with a catalogue of factory parts. The company launched the program last year, developing a catalogue of 80 parts for the iconic R32 Skyline GT-R. Various exterior, powertrain, electrical and mechanical replacement parts for the R33 and R34 are now available through Nismo...