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Vilner makes Abarth 595 even more Italian
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28th Oct 2017
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Vilner makes Abarth 595 even more Italian

Just when you thought the Abarth 595 couldn't look any more Italian, Bulgarian tuner Vilner has decked the little hatchback out in the classic Italian red, white and green. Modifications to the Abarth include a red, white and green stripe runing over the left side of the car, starting at the bonnet, stopping briefly for the sunroof, and then finishing at the rear, where the spoiler is covered in a red and white chequered flag theme.
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Mandy Turner
Top ten cars and concepts from the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
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27th Oct 2017
4 min read

Top ten cars and concepts from the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Mazda used the show to unveil a preview of what will become the next-generation Mazda 3, and the design didn't disappoint. Moreover, insiders suggest the production model will look similar - something for which the company has form. Remember the Minagi?
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Mike Costello
Maserati to launch second SUV by 2020
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27th Oct 2017
1 min read

Maserati to launch second SUV by 2020

Maserati is planning to launch its second SUV by the turn of the decade, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne, has confirmed this week. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News Europe, the Italian carmaker's boss said the new crossover will sit below the Levante in Maserati's line-up, based on Alfa Romeo's 'Giorgio' architecture – which currently underpins the Giulia sedan and the Stelvio SUV.
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James Wong
Nissan expects EV and combustion cost parity in 2025
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26th Oct 2017
3 min read

Nissan expects EV and combustion cost parity in 2025

Nissan has flagged 2025 as the year where electric vehicles and conventional combustion-engined vehicles will hit price parity, rapidly escalating their popularity in key markets, particularly those with the requisite charging infrastructure. The 2025 projection comes from two of the most senior executives within Nissan: chief planning officer, Philippe Klein, and executive vice-president for global marketing and sales, zero-emission vehicles and the battery business, Daniele Schillaci.
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Mike Costello
Toyota Yaris GRMN successor to be mass-production model
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26th Oct 2017
2 min read

Toyota Yaris GRMN successor to be mass-production model

Toyota and Gazoo Racing are already planning a successor to the Yaris GRMN hot hatch, which will be a mass-production model and serve as a homologation base for the next WRC rally car. Speaking with the UK's AutoExpress, Shigeki Tomoyama, senior manager for Gazoo Racing, said: "We know our current situation and we believe that we need to change the platform for the rally car to be even more competitive".
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James Wong