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Polestar 1's price tag could make your wallet beg for mercy

Excited for the new Volvo-based Polestar 1? Well, if its limited numbers weren't enough to discourage you, the expected price tag might be. Think "Porsche 911 Turbo" rather than "Chevrolet Corvette," Polestar reps say, and that's if the company actually decides to offer them for retail sale. For the moment, the only expected path to ownership is a subscription-based service.


Toyota's new Prius V takes shape

Toyota is testing its new liftback variant of its Prius hybrid. It is expected to arrive some time next year as a 2019 model.


South Korea to test diesel engines for NOx emissions

South Korea will introduce strict pollution control measures in 2021. Diesel-powered cars built after January 1st, 2018, and registered in the Seoul area will need to go through a NOx test as part of their annual inspection.   


Tesla sued over racial discrimination

Tesla is getting sued by three former employees over alleged racial discrimination. The suit claims the factory in Fremont, California, is hostile towards black employees; it notes supervisors used racial slurs and drew racist graffiti. The company hasn't commented on the suit yet.   


Jaguar XK to return?

Jaguar design boss Ian Callum wants the brand to return to the 2+2 coupe market. His team is working on a replacement for the XK, though the project hasn't been approved for production yet. The model will be built alongside the next-gen F-Type if it receives the green light.   


Land Rover: Next Defender to spawn family of models

Land Rover has confirmed the next-generation Defender will spawn an entire family of models. Automotive News speculates the lineup will include a two-door soft top, a five-seater wagon, a seven-seater model with a stretched wheelbase, and a pickup truck. Most of those will be sold in the United States, though the pickup will remain overseas due to the Chicken Tax.   


New London taxi begins testing

LTC's new London taxi has started its first round of real-world testing in the British capital. Built by Geely, the same company who owns Volvo, the plug-in hybrid cab is capable of driving on electricity alone for short distances. Pricing starts at 55,599 pounds, a sum that represents nearly $75,000.   


New Rolls-Royce Cullinan spy shots show more details

Rolls-Royce's first-ever SUV has been spotted in the wild by Digital Trends. The photos confirm a tall, Phantom-esque front end, suicide doors, and a gently-sloping roof line. Expect the Rolls-Royce Cullinan to make its debut next year.   


Next Defender won't go retro

The next-generation Land Rover Defender won't receive a retro design, the company has confirmed. "I am a modernist. I look forward, not back," said Land Rover design boss Gerry McGovern.   


Uber's expanding fake city in Pittsburgh is a playground for automation

Uber has taken city simulation to the next level with its massive test facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. According to Business Insider, Uber's robocar proving ground features everything from simulated traffic control devices to deliberately erratic drivers and pedestrians. Uber is in the process of expanding the facility.