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Lexus IS-F production ends after 7 years and 11,000 units sold

August 2, 2014

Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot of rumors about the disappearance of the IS-F, but nothing was official until this week. Talking to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, a Lexus official confirmed the end of production for the high-performance sedan. Launched back in 2007, Toyota had high hopes for the Lexus IS-F, the high-performance version of […]

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BMW preparing SUV offensive with eight now models, including X2, X7 and X8

August 2, 2014

We already know the SUVs are one of the most important parts in BMW’s strategy to keep up their sales and the news that the Bavarian carmaker is preparing a fierce SUV offensive shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. According to recent reports, the German company will soon have eight SUVs in its lineup, […]

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First sketches with next generation Kia Sorento

July 22, 2014

The South Korean carmaker is preparing a new generation for their current flagship SUV, the Kia Sorento, which is scheduled to get its market launch sometime next year. Until then, we just got hold of the first sketches previewing the Asian SUV’s design and we can see an even more sportier silhouette and a new […]

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GM Europe reorganized as Opel Group

July 22, 2014

General Motors has just announced several changes in their European corporate structure. A newly formed organization, called Opel Groupe will control the carmaker’s operations in Europe and Russia, being in charge with all its brands, Opel, Vauxhall, Cadillac and Chevrolet, on the markets where the American brand is still present. The decision to replace GM […]

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1,050-hp Ferrari LaFerrari XX coming in 2015

July 22, 2014

The Italian carmaker is currently working on an XX edition for the Ferrari LaFerrari, which will deliver around 1,050-hp and will be ready in 2015. At least that’s what Antonello Coletta says, the head of Ferrari’s Sporting Activity Department, quoted by Car&Driver. The XX Programme is a Ferrari project that produces “turnkey” racing cars for […]

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Special Jaguar F-Type Coupe to be used as Tour de France support car

July 22, 2014

We’ve already reported that Jaguar is Team Sky’s partner for the 2014 Tour de France and it looks like the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe once again came into the attention of the British brand’s Special Vehicle Operations division as part of this partnership. More exactly, Jaguar’s engineers modified an F-Type Coupe to be used during […]

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Bentley preparing 550-hp Mulsanne Speed

July 21, 2014

The British carmaker has some surprise ready for this autumn’s Paris Motor Show and one of them will be a more powerful version of their luxury limousine, called the Bentley Mulsanne Speed. Despite most people thought these were only rumors, it looks like it’s the real deal and Bentley is really working on a more […]

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Rosberg wins in Hockenheim, Hamilton third after great race

July 21, 2014

The 2014 German Grand Prix offered once again an interesting race, with plenty great duels and contacts throughout the entire race. Following the pole position won on Saturday, Nico Rosberg was one of the few drivers that wasn’t involved in any “combat”, the German proving why he was considered favorite to win the race, doing […]

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Upcoming Jaguar XE to make world debut on September 8

July 20, 2014

The British carmaker has decided to release a few additional details about the highly anticipated Jaguar XE, the midsize luxury sedan that will fight the BMW 3-Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Audi A4. The XE, which is the successor of the X-Type (whose production ended in 2009, will be getting a lot of advanced […]

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Volkswagen confirms upcoming SUV based on Passat

July 20, 2014

During a press conference held at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the German carmaker’s officials announced that a seven seat crossover will be built in the United States starting with the second half of 2016. At the special event, Volkswagen also announced a $900 million investment in the factory aimed at increasing production capacity […]

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Maserati to limit annual production to keep exclusive status

July 20, 2014

Maserati will follow a similar strategy used by their Italian competitors, Ferrari, in order to boost sales but not lose their exclusive status. According to the carmaker’s managing director for Maserati Global Overseas Markets quoted by Automotive News, Maserati wants to go over 50,000 units per year by 2018, but will limit sales to 75,000 […]

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Nissan and Manchester City sign 5-year sponsorship deal

July 20, 2014

It looks like football (soccer) is getting a more and more important role in the Japanese carmaker’s marketing strategy. First there was the partnership with UEFA (the European administrative body) for sponsoring the world’s most important football competition, the UEFA Champions League, after Ford was the competition’s official partner for 21 years. And that’s not […]

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Bentley considering bespoke division

July 15, 2014

The British carmaker wants to bring back a tradition that has been around ever since the automobile was invented, that of one off vehicles with custom-made bodywork. These details were published by British magazine Autocar after talking to Kevin Rose, Bentley’s head of sales and marketing, who declared he is thrilled by this idea. According […]

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The story of a failed stunt: 100 mph crash during attempt to break jump record

June 20, 2014

Back in March, French rally driver and professional skier Guerlain Chicherit tried to break the world record for the longest car jump. To do that, he drove a modified Mini Countryman on a special ramp built in Tignes, a ski resort in south-eastern France. If successful, Chicherit’s 360 ft jump (almost 110 m) would’ve beaten […]

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Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV scheduled for 2018, named after the world’s largest diamond

June 16, 2014

Earlier this year, Bentley officially confirmed the first luxury SUV in history for 2016, it’s time for the other British luxury carmaker to respond with a similar model. According to the first reports coming from England, the upcoming Rolls-Royce SUV has been given the “Cullinan” codename. In case you’re not familiar with the jewelry industry, […]