MG has cut the CO2 emissions figures for its diesel MG6 down to 129g/km. That's compared to 139g/km when the model first launched. The improvement is available on MG6 GT and Magnette diesel variants, while the decrease in emissions also lowers the tax band for all MG 6 diesels from group E to group D.

Audi has confirmed a successor to the current RS3 will be launched. Quattro GmbH chief Stephan Reil confirmed the decision to Autocar, saying the new model would rival the Merceded-Benz A45 AMG and would retain its predeccessor's 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine.

General Motors has submitted a patent for a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. It's rumoured that the transmission might be used in the new Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray, replacing the car's existing six-speed torque converter automatic unit.

Infiniti has announced the appointment of Hugues Fabre as its new general manager in Western Europe. Currently the brand's global marketing strategy director, Fabre will take on the new role next month. He will be responsible for overseeing the brand's sales and marketing, focusing initially on the new Q50.