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Report Says Nissan Xterra Will Be Dropped After 2015 MY


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Nissan will reportedly drop the Xterra SUV from its US lineup after the 2015 model year.

BMW Has Produced 1 Million 3-Series Sedans in South Africa


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BMW Group’s first plant opened outside Germany, located in Rosslyn, South Africa, has built its one-millionth vehicle, a 3-Series sedan.

First UK Customer of the Nissan GT-R Nismo Gets Special Treatment [w/Video]


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The first Nissan GT-R Nismo delivered in the UK, one of only 24 units allotted to the market, was handed over to its owner by Nismo racing driver Jann Mardenborough.

Daimler Boss Endorses Maybach SUV, Says 'No' To Audi Q1 Rival


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During the Detroit Auto Show, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche stated that a Mercedes-Maybach SUV will "most likely" be greenlit in the near future. Though apparently they're not interested in making smaller SUVs.

Cadillac CT6 To Get New V6 Engines, With A Twin-Turbo V8 On The Way


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Not only will the long-discussed Cadillac CT6 be showing its full face next month, but GM's luxury brand will also benefit from a range of new engines.

Report Says Next Mercedes E63 AMG Could Be Offered Exclusively As AWD


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Mercedes now offers its E63 saloon and estate as both rear- and all-wheel drive (outside the US). The move undoubtedly increased the model’s appeal, especially for buyers in cooler climates, but now it seems Mercedes is tempted to ditch rear-wheel drive completely for the next iteration of the E63.

BMW Reportedly Working On Nissan Juke-Sized Vehicle Called XCite


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While BMW has not released its all-new front-wheel drive-biased X1 (pictured here), the automaker is reportedly working on another crossover model. It’s internally called XCite and apparently it’s going to be a Nissan Juke-sized vehicle with either three or five doors and brash styling.

New Audi R8 Could Get V6, Diesel And RWD Over Its Lifecycle


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While Audi is launching its all-new Lambo Huracan chassis-based R8 exclusively with the V10 engine and all-wheel drive, the range will be expanded as time progresses. The new platform apparently allows for much more flexibility than before, so we could even see a V6-engined car with drive going exclusively to the rear.

VW Eos to Be Axed By the Middle of the Year


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VW announced that its four-seater convertible Eos will stop its career sometime between May and June of this year, due to the decreasing interest in the market.

GM’s Newly Trademarked “Badlands” Name Could be Used for Performance Pickup


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General Motors recently filed a patent for the name “Badlands” which has been suggested could be used as a performance moniker for its Ford F-150 Raptor-fighting truck. It could very well just be a different paint and trim package version that has nothing to do with extra performance, though – it’s pure speculation at the moment.

PSA Peugeot Citroën Will Build New Small DS Model at the Poissy Plant


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France’s biggest carmaker, PSA Peugeot Citroën, has announced that the Poissy plant outside Paris has been chosen to produce a new premium B-segment vehicle.

In Japan, It Could Be Easier To Charge A Car Than Fill It With Gas


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Japan now has more electric car charging points than fuel stations, but does that actually make it practical to drive an EV every day there?

ATS For Sale? Not So Fast Says Italy's ATS Brand Owner In A Tale Of Two ATS Names…


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Earlier this month, we received an email from ATS Automobili Turismo Sport stating that the boutique carmaker was up for sale, but now, ATS Automobili is saying that's not true…

VW Gets Green Light to Build Fuel Efficient Cars in Thailand


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Volkswagen has received approval from authorities in Thailand to build a vehicle assembly plant near Bangkok for fuel efficient cars. However, as the announcement comes after months of delays, a VW spokesman said the automaker hasn’t made a decision yet whether to build the factory.

Volvo Wants You to Know its New XC90 Marks Brand’s “Rebirth”


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The new XC90 is quite a big departure from anything the firm has ever done (in a good way) and we already know it shows a sign of things to come. Volvo is keen to have us know that the new SUV is actually the poster vehicle for the company’s “rebirth.”

Will Chevy Retain “Bolt” Name for Upcoming 200-Mile EV?


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We already know that the production EV GM has planned to release in 2017 will look similar to the Bolt concept. We also know that it’s said to be able to travel up to 200 miles / 322 km on a single charge – but what will it be called; “Bolt” seems to be creating confusion and they may or may not be keeping it.

Volvo Wants to Sell 750 Polestar Models This Year, Enters Middle East Markets


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Volvo and Polestar’s expectations on customer demand for the S60 and V60 Polestar were exceeded substantially by reality last year, which is why the two companies have decided to build 750 units in 2015 and expand to new markets.

Lotus Dominates Weekend in Barcelona as Alonso is Airlifted to Hospital


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It seems that all it took for Lotus was a simple switch from Renault to Mercedes power units in order for their fortunes to turn around completely.

The Saab-NEVS Saga Lingers on; Now Struggling to Decrease Debt


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Saab is still under state-imposed administration after declaring bankruptcy, a situation it can’t seem to pull itself out of even with financial aid from owners National Electric Vehicle Sweden or NEVS.

Formula 1 Revamp Rejected for 2016, Could Still Happen in 2017


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If you were looking forward to more powerful engines, wider tires and better looking Formula 1 cars, you may have to wait until at least the 2017 season.