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2018 Suzuki Ertiga unveiled

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2018 Suzuki Ertiga unveiled

The second-generation Suzuki Ertiga has made its global debut at the 2018 Jakarta motor show. Measuring 4395mm long, 1735mm wide, 1690mm tall, and riding on a 2740mm wheelbase, the Ertiga seats seven people across three rows...

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Porsche powertrain development chief arrested over Dieselgate - reports
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Porsche powertrain development chief arrested over Dieselgate - reports

Joerg Kerner, head of powertrain development at Porsche, has reportedly been arrested by German prosecutors investigating the Dieselgate emissions cheating affair. A source has informed Reuters Kerner was taken into custody on Thursday, European time, and is being held as a flight risk. The offices of Audi and Porsche were raided by German authorities earlier this week...


Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept revealed ahead of schedule
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Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept revealed ahead of schedule

The Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept has been unveiled ahead of its scheduled debut at next week's 2018 Beijing motor show, with the manufacturer accidentally pushing the car's microsite live briefly before taking it down. Contrary to expectations, the Ultimate Luxury concept isn't just a gussied-up version of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLS crossover...


Honda Small RS Concept unveiled - UPDATE
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Honda Small RS Concept unveiled - UPDATE

Update (20/4): Honda Australia has confirmed the Small RS concept, and the Brio it's based on, won't be coming here. The Honda Small RS Concept has been unveiled at the 2018 Jakarta motor show. With its prominent sills, spoilers, wheel arch vents, bonnet scoop, rear diffuser, and blacked-out wheels and grille, the Small RS Concept looks, at a pinch, like a squashed Civic Type R...


Cadillac boss dumped, replaced by GM Canada boss
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Cadillac boss dumped, replaced by GM Canada boss

Johan de Nysschen has been suddenly deposed as president of Cadillac, with his place being taken by Steve Carlisle with immediate effect. Carlisle steps up from his previous role as head of GM Canada. Between 2010 and 2014 Carlisle was the head of global product planning, and prior to this he served as head of GM's south-east Asian operations and, briefly, head of sales in the US...


2019 BMW Z4 interior spied with less camouflage
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2019 BMW Z4 interior spied with less camouflage

The next-generation BMW Z4 has been spied again, but this time with its down and with the interior featuring significantly less camouflage than before. Compared to the photos taken in May 2017, this image gives us a clear view of the centre tunnel and console, the steering wheel, and instrumentation area...


South Korean government may save GM Korea from bankruptcy
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South Korean government may save GM Korea from bankruptcy

GM Korea has been thrown a lifeline, with the Korea Development Bank (KDB) indicating it will help fund the company's restructuring and investment. Lee Dong-gull, CEO of the state-owned KDB, has told Reuters it could inject 500 billion won ($609 million) into GM Korea. He said an agreement could be reached as early as April 27, but is subject to due diligence being completed...


China to remove foreign automaker ownership limits by 2022
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China to remove foreign automaker ownership limits by 2022

China is planning to repeal its foreign ownership restrictions on car manufacturers, with the cap to be fully removed by 2022. The country's state planner has informed the BBC and other news outlets it will remove foreign ownership caps on makers of fully-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles this year...


Skoda 'Kamiq' teased
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Skoda 'Kamiq' teased

A new Skoda crossover, expected to be badged Kamiq, has been teased ahead of its debut at the 2018 Beijing motor show next week. The new city SUV will only be sold in China, and slots in beneath the much larger Kodiaq and similarly-sized Karoq. Skoda has yet to provide any details about the new car, but we can see the styling is heavily influenced by those two aforementioned cars...


Automobili Pininfarina to launch electric hypercar in 2020
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Automobili Pininfarina to launch electric hypercar in 2020

Under the aegis of parent Mahindra, Pininfarina, the famed automotive design and engineering studio, has confirmed that it will launch its own electric car brand. Its first car will be a hypercar due to go on sale in 2020. Mahindra says Automobili Pininfarina will be based in Europe, and will "design, engineer and manufacture high technology, extreme performance, luxury electric vehicles for the most discerning global customers"...


Buick Enspire concept revealed
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Buick Enspire concept revealed

The Buick Enspire concept has been revealed ahead of the 2018 Beijing motor show, which kicks off next week. Although Buick is yet to provide full details about the Enspire's electric drivetrain, we know it generates a total of 410kW of power. That's reportedly good for a 0-60mph (0-97km/h) time of 4.0 seconds...


2019 BMW X5 interior and exterior spied
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2019 BMW X5 interior and exterior spied

The fourth-generation BMW X5 has been spied testing in Europe, and this time our agency has managed to grab a photo of the new crossover's interior. Inside, there's plenty of camouflage hiding the cabin's final design, but all of the areas that a driver would regularly interact are left in the open...


Dubai to trial digital number plates
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Dubai to trial digital number plates

The emirate of Dubai will begin testing "Tag 2 Connect" digital number plates from next month. Sultan Abdullah al-Marzouqi, head of vehicle licensing at Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has told the BBC the digital plates can inform emergency services if the vehicle they're attached to has been involved in an accident...


2019 Toyota Supra interior spied
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2019 Toyota Supra interior spied

The interior of the upcoming Toyota Supra has been spied during testing on the Nurburgring. Earlier prototypes had interiors where almost every uncovered element was lifted from the BMW parts bin, including the transmission shifter, iDrive controller, switches, steering wheel, and infotainment screen...


2019 Ford Focus revealed, Australian launch confirmed - UPDATE
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2019 Ford Focus revealed, Australian launch confirmed - UPDATE

The fourth-generation Ford Focus has been unveiled after a seemingly endless series of leaks, teasers and spy photos. Ford overnight revealed all three body styles of the new model at once. The hatch and wagon models are primarily aimed at European customers, while the sedan has its sights set on Asia and, presumably, North America...