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Alfa Romeo going back to rear-wheel drive
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5th Mar 2014
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Alfa Romeo going back to rear-wheel drive

Alfa Romeo is set to return to its roots with a focus on rear-wheel drive, performance cars as the brand sets to hit reboot to take on the North American market and expand its appeal internationally. Fiat Chrysler boss, Sergio Marchionne - who’s automotive group owns the famous Italian manufacturer, as well as Ferrari and Maserati - is adamant that in order for Alfa Romeo to succeed it must look back and learn from its rich heritage.
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Alborz Fallah
Hyundai Genesis SUV possible, says senior European executive
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5th Mar 2014
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Hyundai Genesis SUV possible, says senior European executive

The premium Hyundai Genesis lineup could soon see the addition of an SUV variant, according to one of the senior-most executives of the brand's European arm. Allan Rushforth, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Hyundai Motor Europe, suggested to CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show that a luxury-focused SUV would be a logical offshoot for the Genesis line.
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Matt Campbell
Renault Megane RS : dual-clutch for next-gen hot-hatch; manual under a cloud
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4th Mar 2014
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Renault Megane RS : dual-clutch for next-gen hot-hatch; manual under a cloud

The next-generation Renault Megane RS may follow the smaller Clio RS in ditching its traditional manual gearbox entirely in favour of a dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT). Speaking exclusively with CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show, Renault Sport Technologies CEO Patrice Ratti confirmed it was logical to offer a DCT in the next-generation Megane RS hot-hatch, which is due to launch around 2017.
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Tim Beissmann
Nissan Juke : facelifted SUV gets 1.2-litre turbo, bigger boot, more tech
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4th Mar 2014
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Nissan Juke : facelifted SUV gets 1.2-litre turbo, bigger boot, more tech

Just over three years old, the Nissan Juke has come in for its first facelift, shown today at the Geneva motor show. While a slimmer front grille underscores new LED daytime running lights incorporated into the upper headlights that have new Xenon bulbs, styling changes are subtle. Door mirrors get LED side turn indicators and the rear tail-lights continue the trend – they’re packed with LED bulbs.
Daniel DeGasperi
2014 Toyota Aygo : Euro-hip city hatch unveiled
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4th Mar 2014
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2014 Toyota Aygo : Euro-hip city hatch unveiled

Looking as though it has a big, black ‘X’ stamped on its face, the new generation Toyota Aygo has debuted at the Geneva motor show just after its rival Renault Twingo and twins-under-the-skin Citroen C1 and Peugeot 108 were shown. Said to be styled off a design theme called ‘J-Playful’ – which in Japanese youth culture denotes strong and outspoken shapes and forms – about 10 panels of the three- and five-door sub-light hatchback are interchangeable by owners.
Daniel DeGasperi