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Tata/Fiat Nano tie-upLexus plans 1-Series rivalSpecial Range Rover announcedHarder, lighter Impreza WRXMazda RX-8 update plannedSmart upgrades diesel FortwoSubaru Forester special editionHotter Lambo Murcielago SVJaguar XJ exclusiveHyundai’s radical new coupeSaab 9-5 pics leakedUpdate: Salon Prive galleryAudi TT RS power upgradesAudi A1 set for FrankfurtOne-77 heading to the ‘RingVeritas planning coupe and SUVKia prepares to build Hyundai SUVKTM X-Bow gets power boostUpdated: New Alfa Milano picsElectric SLS hits 60mph in 4.0secMini Broadspeed Coupe revealedGrand Bentley sketches revealedSkoda Yeti prices and specsEco 207 hits 99g/km of Co2VW’s 1.4 boosted to 200bhpNew Audi A8 teaser picturesRolls confirms Ghost specAlfa GTA’s future ‘undecided’Grand Bentley sketches revealedAcura ZDX confirmedMercedes extends E-class rangeFiat 500C Abarth plannedAston Lagonda project put on holdSV 9 Competizione launchedMitsubishi plans more i-MiEVsHyundai i10 orders top 10,000Tuned Ferrari F430 revealedHonda speeds up Insight updateM cars could get dieselsBMW and Merc to use three-pots
UK car production picks upMagna’s Vauxhall job threatQatar buys VW stakePorsche boss quits; VW merger onAudi/Lambo see end to slumpNissan creates 100 UK jobsNo Opel/Vauxhall decision yetBAIC out of Opel/Vauxhall raceFord’s financial woes easeVW set to takeover PorscheNew factory for next Nissan MicraToyota’s European sales woeMandelson’s Jaguar threatBlow-up factory threat on holdThree bidders for Vauxhall/OpelVW/Porsche deal in jeopardySsangyong factory still besiegedGermany steps in to Opel saleFiat records £155m lossSaab sale ‘by August’Porsche CEO likely to goGerman states ‘favour Magna’
Lotus offers free track actionBuy a car, get a free AK-47Nissan confirms UK battery planEcclestone’s Silverstone hintLambo LP560 racer launchedJag Le Mans winner hits BradfordScrappage cash running outDrive better with AutocarVehicle crime unit gets £300kGM to sell Volt on eBayTailgating is UK’s biggest menace