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Volkswagen, Skoda low-cost cars to share Tata platform - report
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9th Mar 2017
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Volkswagen, Skoda low-cost cars to share Tata platform - report

According to a report, Volkswagen and Tata will soon publicly announce a joint product development push centred around low-cost vehicles. A report in Autocar India states that during the 2017 Geneva motor show, which kicked off this week, Matthias Mueller, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, and Guenter Butschek, managing director of Tata Motors, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).
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Derek Fung
2017 Fiat Ducato recalled for camshaft fix
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9th Mar 2017
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2017 Fiat Ducato recalled for camshaft fix

Fiat has issued a recall for 56 of its 2016 and 2017 Ducato vans fitted with the 2.3-litre 'Multijet' engine over concerns the camshaft could crack. The Italian company reports the camshaft could crack while the vehicle is in use due to a manufacturing fault. If the conditions occurs, the vehicle could stop suddenly, posing a safety risk for occupants of the vehicle and other road users. The recalled Ducatos were produced from December 2016 through January 2017.
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James Wong
McLaren 720S Velocity by MSO revealed - UPDATE
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9th Mar 2017
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McLaren 720S Velocity by MSO revealed - UPDATE

Update - While the 720S Velocity is a one-off special, McLaren's local arm has confirmed that elements of the bespoke display car can be optioned into Australian models. See bottom of article for details The McLaren 720S Velocity by MSO has been revealed this week, some 24 hours after the 'regular' 720S made its debut at the Geneva motor show.
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James Wong
Techrules Ren: Turbine-recharged electric supercar revealed
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8th Mar 2017
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Techrules Ren: Turbine-recharged electric supercar revealed

The Techrules Ren that was unveiled and on display at the 2017 Geneva motor show is not only the Chinese research and development company's first production vehicle, but also the first to feature a turbine range-extender system. The Ren's body was designed by Fabrizio and Giorgetto Giugiaro, and will be available in one-, two-, and three-seat versions, each with a different polycarbonate canopy.
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Derek Fung
Did Volvo preview the 2018 S60 in its XC60 teaser this week?
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8th Mar 2017
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Did Volvo preview the 2018 S60 in its XC60 teaser this week?

The next-generation 2018 Volvo S60 may have made a short cameo in the photo demonstrations for the new XC60 SUV's safety systems. Spotted by keen-eyed CarAdvice reader, Graeme, the vehicle in question is seen parked on the side of the road in one of the images demonstrating the XC60's driver assistance features. Zooming in shows the computer-generated vehicle to be the shape of a sedan which looks very similar to the S60.
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