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

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.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio; sub 4-sec SUV

With a 3.8-second 0-62mph time the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Qudrafoglio is the fastest SUV in its class, claim the new performance model's creators.

PSA Groupe takes control of Vauxhall finance division

The next step in Vauxhall's absorption into the PSA Groupe (Peugeot, Citroën, DS) has been finalised, with PSA  taking control of Vauxhall Finance.

Mercedes-Benz X-Class targets lifestyle buyers

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class, on sale in January at £27,310, will likely tick boxes with lifestyle buyers as a pickup wearing a desirable badge.

Star new models at the Tokyo Motor Show

While much of the new metal at the Tokyo Motor Show is destined for the domestic Japanese market, there are also cars that preview future European models.

Citroën C4 Cactus bumps up its comfort

New suspension technology and major changes to the signature 'air bumps' feature on the new Citroën C4 Cactus, unveiled ahead of its launch in Spring 2018.

BMW X2 looks for younger audience

The BMW X2 has been unveiled as the brand's sportiest small crossover yet – with the aim of attracting more younger buyers.

Tokyo show suggests more Nissan LEAF models

A pair of concepts unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show suggest that the Nissan LEAF electric car is set to grow into a family.

Tokyo show debut for flagship Lexus LS+ concept

The Lexus LS+ Concept, unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show, previews a host of autonomous driving technology coming to the brand's future models.

£104K buys Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

Dealers are now taking orders for the updated Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, with prices starting from £104,115. Entry model to the flagship range, unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show in September, is the S 560, replacing the outgoing S 500. Major change to the model is its 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 petrol engine, producing 469hp and 700Nm of torque. The S 560 will reach 62mph from rest in 4.6 seconds ...

New Audi A7 Sportback revealed

Audi has unveiled the second generation of the A7 Sportback, a sleeker, five-door liftback incorporating much of the technology from the new A8 saloon.

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