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Volvo XC40 allows your friend or family to borrow the car without a key

Say you're away on vacation and someone you trust, perhaps a close friend or family member, needs to borrow your car. With the 2019 Volvo XC40 arriving next spring, you'll be able to grant a person access to the car via an app. The person borrowing the car will be able to access and start it all with a smartphone, so you don't need to...

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Alfa Romeo’s next car likely to be a Giulia-based coupe, arrive late 2018

Alfa Romeo's relaunch in the United States may have had a shaky start but the brand is very much committed to our market and has a number of new models in the works. The relaunch started with the 4C sports car which has since been joined by the Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV. Still in the pipeline are a mid-size sedan, compact SUV, mid-size SUV, compact...

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Great Wall launches luxury SUV brand Wey

Great Wall is China's largest producer of SUVs and pickup trucks but the company has ambitions to be much more than that. Great Wall has openly admitted its desire to acquire Jeep in its attempts to become the world's biggest producer of SUVs but at the same time the company wants to develop its own brands. Two of its leading brands are Haval...

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Luxury automakers focus on too much "stupid" tech, Genesis performance boss says

Genesis' performance chief Albert Biermann had some harsh words for the brand's German rivals. The former BMW M boss of 30 years said rival brands invest too much in unnecessary technology, and it gives Genesis a clear path forward for quality and longevity. "It's all marketing, first of all," Biermann told Drive. "How many people really buy it later...

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Will Lexus bring an LS F to the Tokyo motor show?

Lexus used the 2017 Detroit auto show to debut the totally redesigned 2018 LS sedan, but Tokyo may be the place where the LS earns its performance credentials. Posted to an Instagram by the user Jzsinternational is a photo from a Japanese automotive magazine with a caption that seems to claim a Lexus LS F will debut at the upcoming Tokyo motor show. The...

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Mull and crossbones: Infiniti QX50 on hiatus; QX60 Hybrid killed

Infiniti is pausing two of its crossovers for 2018, the automaker confirmed Tuesday. Nissan's luxury brand said it won't offer a 2018 QX50 ahead of a completely overhauled model that's expected to hit dealers early next year. This new 2019 Infiniti QX50 will closely resemble the QX50 concept shown at the Detroit auto show this year, according to a...

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German customers can now track their new Mercedes-Benz as it’s being built

Buying a new car is an exciting time, but waiting is the hardest part. While most American buyers will take delivery directly from dealer inventory, that's not the case in Europe. To help placate its customers in Germany, Mercedes-Benz is letting customers make that waiting time a little more bearable with its new "Joyful Anticipation" program. "Joyful...

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Final Mercedes-Maybach G650 to be auctioned for charity

Mercedes-Maybach revealed the ultra-posh G650 earlier this year at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show and announced that 98 of the planned 99 units were already sold. What became of the last unit? The German luxury brand plans to auction off the final G650 SUV for charity at a Bonhams auction next month. Bonhams has waived all fees associated with the sale and every...

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Bugatti might replace Chiron with a sedan

Bugatti's Chiron has only just arrived but a decision on a successor will have to be made soon as development will have to start in 2019. Why the rush? Because the rate at which Bugatti is building the Chiron, approximately 70 cars per year, means all 500 planned examples will have been completed around 2024. While one might assume the successor will...

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