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Report: Next-generation Opel Insignia to share platform with Cadillac XTS replacement

Report: Next-generation Opel Insignia to share platform with Cadillac XTS replacement

Opel/Vauxhall’s next-generation Insignia will share underpinnings with the Cadillac XTS replacement rather than the next-gen Peugeot 508 and Citroen C5. According to a report from Autocar, Opel interim CEO Thomas Sedran revealed that the next Insignia will be twinned with a Cadillac. “We will draw on developments from within the […]

Audi reportedly cancels A2 electric car project

Audi reportedly cancels A2 electric car project

Audi has canceled plans to build a production version of its 2011 A2 electric car concept, Autocar reveals. According to “highly-placed company sources”, plans for the aluminium-framed production model that would have rivalled the BMW i3 had been dropped. The new Audi A2 was originally scheduled to go into production […]

Maruti considering Africa assembly plant

Maruti considering Africa assembly plant

Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker by volume, is considering building its first overseas assembly plant in Africa in a bid to revive its exports. The New Delhi-based carmaker is exploring new export markets and Africa is more or less untouched, said Maruti Suzuki chairman R.C. Bhargava. Maruti is targeting emerging […]

Porsche Pajun gets green light

Porsche Pajun gets green light

Porsche is determined to approve the Pajun project after more than a year of research and debate, company insiders told Autocar. The Pajun, a sub-Panamera model, would rival the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. If the Pajun gets board approval, it will arrive on the market no sooner than in […]

Ford likely to discontinue the Ka, executive says

Ford likely to discontinue the Ka, executive says

The Ford Ka is likely to be discontinued after the current generation reaches the end of its lifecycle, a Ford executive said. According to a report from Autocar, which quotes Ford of Europe design boss Martin Smith, the Ka doesn’t make any profit at all and doesn’t fit in the […]

Audi to make decision on Brazil plant in 2013

Audi to make decision on Brazil plant in 2013

Audi will decide next year whether to start making cars in Brazil again, following BMW’s plans for a new plant in the country and rumours that Acura and Infiniti are on the way. According to Audi Brasil boss Leandro Radomile, the project is in its initial phase, with nothing defined […]