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Rolls-Royce won't pimp its rides with bigger wheels, says design boss
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27th Sep 2015
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Rolls-Royce won't pimp its rides with bigger wheels, says design boss

Rolls-Royce Cars has ruled out offering overly large wheels for its vehicles, despite the brand’s design chief, Giles Taylor, admitting he has an affinity for big rims. Taylor told CarAdvice at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show that there is a limit to what is acceptable for the brand in terms of wheel size on its cars, though he suggested that some high-profile owners have pimped their rides with much larger wheels to help with the street cred of the cars.
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Matt Campbell
Next Opel Astra OPC may downsize to a 1.6-litre turbo
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22nd Sep 2015
3 min read

Next Opel Astra OPC may downsize to a 1.6-litre turbo

The Opel Astra OPC and Holden Astra VXR twins look set to downsize to a 1.6-litre turbo engine when the next-generation hot hatches emerge later this decade. New Astra chief engineer Marc Schmidt confirmed with Australian journalists last week that a 1.6-litre engine was “at this point the ceiling on the [sports car] assignment”, seemingly foretelling a decrease in capacity from the current model’s 2.0-litre capacity.
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Tim Beissmann
Alfa Romeo: autonomous cars will be an "intrinsic part of the automotive industry"
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21st Sep 2015
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Alfa Romeo: autonomous cars will be an "intrinsic part of the automotive industry"

Alfa Romeo believes that autonomous cars will become an industry norm, but that ultimately these systems will never fully take away the enjoyment of driving a car manually. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Frankfurt motorshow last week, the CEO of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, Harald Wester, said autonomous driving technology would soon be a regular feature across a variety of cars.
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Alborz Fallah
Mazda MPS performance renaissance on cards
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18th Sep 2015
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Mazda MPS performance renaissance on cards

The Mazda 3 MPS will return, but not for quite a while yet. On the plus side, the Japanese company could be aiming for hotted-up performance versions of multiple models such as the Mazda 6 and forthcoming CX-4 as well.
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Mike Costello
Alfa Romeo will gain new customers without discounting
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17th Sep 2015
3 min read

Alfa Romeo will gain new customers without discounting

Alfa Romeo says it will not cultivate a culture of discounting once its new range of products are released. The Italian brand is poised to release eight all new models by 2018 and will compete in the four largest premium segments globally against the likes of BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. The company is aiming for a seven to eight per cent market share. Nonetheless, it won’t be getting there with incentives and discounting.
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Alborz Fallah