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22 May 2009

Welcome to autocar.co.uk's weekly news round-up, featuring the best of the week's stories.

Car news

BMW 5-series GT breaks coverMore pics: VW Scirocco R20Porsche’s supercar plansUpdate: Next Mini scoopedSpied: Rolls Royce GhostBrabus tunes the E-Class CoupeGolf estate unveiledAston V12 Vantage cabrio spiedMitsubishi FQ-330 launchedHot Golf GTI and Polo conceptsFirst pics: Subaru Legacy estateInsignia VXR estate revealedToyota RAV4 gets Avensis dieselNissan Pixo prices up £1000Golf tops European salesAudi Q5 Concept revealedNismo’s Nissan GT-R tweaksMerc speedster visits Mille MigliaFerrari smashes auction recordSporty VW Passat trim revealedVeritas set for London debutWatch your Panamera being built

First drives

Mitsubishi Evo X FQ-330 GSR SSTAudi A5 3.0 TDI Quattro S Line CabrioletHyundai Genesis 4.6 V8Toyota RAV4 2.2 D4-D 150 SRLexus IS 250CBMW Z4 sDrive23iSkoda Octavia 1.4 TSIMercedes SLR McLaren Stirling MossAston Martin Vantage 6.0 litre V12 2dr Coupe

Road test

Ford Focus RS

Video

Autocar.tv: Aston Martin V12 VantageComing soon: Jaguar XFR road testVideo blog: Lexus LF-A in actionAutocar.tv: Mercedes 500E & CLS 63 AMG

Industry

China's BAIC may bid for OpelBritish Motor Show to be revived?UK car production plungesGM 'no early push to Chapter 11'US to control GMAC car financeTata gets loan reprieveFord: 'Rivals' subsidies unfair'GM slashes Canadian dealersChrysler restructuring threatenedMandelson: Opel sale 'painful'Chrysler appoints new chairmanRolls Royce takes on new staffSMMT calls for bank supportMcLaren reveals UK base plansPorsche ‘seeks Middle East cash’Chrysler dealers fight closureSaab confirms three biddersDaimler buys into TeslaPorsche tries to rescue VW dealVauxhall job fears deepenGM registers bankruptcy domainsOpel to contract manufacture?Geeley denies Saab/Volvo interestAxed Chrysler dealers want helpVW/Porsche talks called offOpel to get bridge loan lifeline

Scrappage

Scrappage problemsresolvedFord and Honda delay scrappageOpel to get bridge loan lifelineScrappage begins with more rows

Other news

Oil prices hit six-month highControversy over M25 contractSat-nav systems ‘to fail in 2010’Pay-as-you-go for electric carsTough new US mpg regulationsBoris outlines electric visionRail parking fees a rip-off

Motorsport

Lexus LF-A – pictures and videoRally won by 13-year-oldElectric Le Mans concept car

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