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The Car Expert brings you all the latest news updates from manufacturers, industry leaders and the wider automotive world.

Infiniti QX50 revealed with high-tech engine

The Infiniti QX50, debuting at the Los Angeles Auto Show, will be the first production car in the world to use an engine with a variable compression ratio.

Bold new Aston Martin Vantage revealed

The 2018 Aston Martin Vantage has been unveiled, bring a bolder visual appearance to one of the brand's most famous model names dating back to the 1950s.

Jeep Compass compact SUV goes on sale

The Jeep Compass compact SUV will go on sale in February 2018, costing from £22,995. It will target a booming market with front and all-wheel-drive models.

Tesla Roadster hits 60mph in 1.9 seconds

Tesla has unveiled a surprise new $200,000 electric Roadster model with a claimed 0-60mph time of 1.9 seconds and a 620-mile range.

Renault Trafic Spaceclass offers nine-seat shuttle

Renault has joined the ranks of van-based people carriers by launching the nine-seater Renault Trafic Spaceclass at prices from £32,500 (excluding VAT).

Volvo S90 and V90 gain new petrol engine

The Volvo S90 and V90 range-topping saloon and estate models can now be ordered with a new petrol engine targeted primarily at company drivers.

Used car sales on the slide

Used car sales are following the new car market downwards – but at a much slower rate, sliding 2.1% in the third quarter of 2017.

Extreme sports for Lotus Exige Cup 430

British sports car manufacturer Lotus is targeting serious performance fans with the £99,800 Lotus Exige Cup 430, boasting a 3.2-second 0-62mpg time.

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport on sale in 2018

The Mitsubishi Shogun Sport will further expand the Japanese brand's range of SUVs in 2018. The seven-seater offers full off-road ability.

Volkswagen blaming customers for failing to fix Dieselgate cars

The Environmental Audit Committee has demanded that Volkswagen explain why it has not fixed nearly 400,000 emissions-cheating Dieselgate cars.

‘No confidence’ as UK car sales slump again

UK car sales plummeted again in October, as industry figures blamed the slide on collapsing consumer confidence and an over-hyped campaign against diesel.

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