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Maserati forging ahead with Levante plug-in hybrid, but not at expense of driving pleasure
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28th May 2017
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Maserati forging ahead with Levante plug-in hybrid, but not at expense of driving pleasure

The Maserati brand name is associated with speed, performance and noise, but the brand understands a need to move toward fuel-efficient technologies to remain relevant in the current market. Last year former Maserati CEO, Harald Wester, confirmed that Maserati would develop a plug-in hybrid version of the Levante for overseas market.
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Paul Maric
Volkswagen Group's allegedly autocratic former culture proving hard to change
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27th May 2017
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Volkswagen Group's allegedly autocratic former culture proving hard to change

Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Mueller has admitted that the near-autocratic corporate structures that lied about diesel emissions and shattered the company's reputation is proving hard to break apart. A report from Reuters this week, run by Automotive News Europe, contained some remarkably frank quotes from the former Porsche AG chief, who was appointed Group chief shortly after the diesel scandal broke in September 2015.
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Mike Costello
Porsche 911 GT3 RS Lego crash test is weirdly satisfying
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27th May 2017
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Porsche 911 GT3 RS Lego crash test is weirdly satisfying

German automotive organisation, ADAC (equivalent of NRMA, RACQ or RACV), has performed a crash test on the Porsche 911 GT3 RS Lego Technic set, and it is sensational - not least because you're unlikely to see a real 911 crash-tested anytime soon. The three-minute video starts with a short time-lapse of the build, followed by setting up the ill-fated Porsche on a remote-controlled mini conveyor belt, with a glimpse of the crash wall ahead.
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Mandy Turner
Mercedes-Benz 'EQA' hatch heading to Frankfurt - report
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26th May 2017
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Mercedes-Benz 'EQA' hatch heading to Frankfurt - report

German marque Mercedes-Benz is planning to reveal the next member of its EQ electric sub-brand at this year's Frankfurt motor show in September, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar claims the vehicle will preview the company's entry-level EV, dubbed 'EQA', which will go on sale around the year 2020.
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James Wong
Lamborghini fostering a new generation of younger fans
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26th May 2017
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Lamborghini fostering a new generation of younger fans

Lamborghini says its core DNA of futuristic designs, emotional evocation from its naturally aspirated engines, and fun-to-drive sensation have led to its brand becoming far more popular amongst the younger generation than its rivals.
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Alborz Fallah