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Nissan announces American subscription service
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20th Feb 2020
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Nissan announces American subscription service

Nissan has joined the ranks of carmakers offering a subscription service in the US market, with the announcement of Nissan Switch. The ‘Nissan Switch’ program will be offered initially to consumers living within a 32km radius of downtown Houston, Texas as a proof of concept. “This program provides more choice, convenience, and flexibility,” Nissan North America said in a statement.
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Liam Murphy
Volkswagen Golf: Alltrack and Sportwagen to be axed in the US
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20th Jul 2019
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Volkswagen Golf: Alltrack and Sportwagen to be axed in the US

Volkswagen of America has announced it will be killing off both the Golf Alltrack and Golf Sportwagen by the end of 2019, with three new SUV models due in North America over the next 24 months. According to the company's American division, both wagon variants of its staple small car will be discontinued following the 2019 model year, with the Alltrack to continue production right through to December at Volkswagen's Puebla facility in Mexico.
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James Wong
Mercedes-Benz GLE580 joins US line-up
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23rd May 2019
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Mercedes-Benz GLE580 joins US line-up

Mercedes-Benz USA has added a new range-topping variant to the new GLE range, in the form of the GLE580 with EQ Boost technology. It's the first time we've seen the new-generation GLE with a V8 engine – though the new AMG 63 version will get one too – and this one is shared with the larger GLS580.
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James Wong
Mercedes-Maybach GLS to be built in Alabama
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18th Mar 2019
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Mercedes-Maybach GLS to be built in Alabama

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed the upcoming Maybach version of the new-generation GLS SUV will be built at its Alabama facility in the US. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News, Mercedes-Benz USA CEO, Dietmar Exler, confirmed the news, describing the upcoming SUV flagship as a "halo car". "The Maybach brand "stands for luxury," he told the publication, "It will help build the Mercedes brand, no question."
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James Wong
BMW X1 gets 'no credit' in IIHS pedestrian AEB testing
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25th Feb 2019
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BMW X1 gets 'no credit' in IIHS pedestrian AEB testing

The BMW X1 has completely flunked pedestrian autonomous emergency braking testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). So poor was its performance, the littlest BMW crossover was the only vehicle to not be rated in a test of 11 compact SUVs. The second-worst rated car was the Mitsubishi Outlander, while the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and Volvo XC40 took top ratings.
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Scott Collie