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MINI could build electric model in the U.K. after all

A top BMW executive recently hinted MINI's long-rumored electric car might not be built in England in the wake of Brexit. However, Reuters reports the battery-powered model will be built in Oxford, England, after all.   

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New XC40 will be the most colorful Volvo ever

Volvo promises the new XC40 will be its most colorful model ever. Volvo promises the SUV will offer "a broad selection of possible color combinations range from a solid, monochromatic theme, to dual compositions in vivid colors that lends themselves to self-expression." The interior will "deliver a truly youthful and premium feel."   

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2018 Subaru Impreza gets small price hike

The latest Subaru Impreza is about $140 more expensive for its second model year on the market. It receives a feature that turns the headlights on automatically when the wipers are activated, while Sport models equipped with a manual transmission benefit from a short-throw shifter designed by STI.   

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Audi giving German fans a ride in an autonomous A7

Audi wants customers and fans to experience autonomous cars. To that end, it has started offering rides in a fully-autonomous A7-based prototype named Jack on the German Autobahn. The feedback received from passengers after the hour-long trip will be incorporated into the development of the company's autonomous software.   

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Mercedes builds 190E 2.5-16 Evolution replica

Mercedes-Benz has built an accurate replica of the 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II. The classic race car was recreated specifically to avoid trashing the original model on the track. It will make its track debut on August 3rd during the company's Trackdays event.   

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Jeep Wrangler diesel allegedly confirmed for U.S. market

The Jeep Wrangler will be available with a turbodiesel engine in the United States for the first time ever, according to JLWranglerForums. The oil-burning engine will debut at the end of the 2019 model year.   

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Volvo announces first-ever XC40

Volvo has confirmed plans to introduce its first-ever small SUV. Named XC40, the model will likely make its debut this fall at the Frankfurt Auto Show.   

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Registration opens for Woodward drag racing with Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge

Registration has opened up for another year of legal drag racing on historic Woodward Avenue. Interested? Sign up now to run at M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan, on Saturday, August 12 with Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge.   http://bit.ly/2tjttsj

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Authorities investigating German automakers for possible collusion in emissions scandals

The European Commission has launched an investigation to determine whether German automakers colluded in producing systems to reduce diesel exhaust emissions, Reuters reports.   http://reut.rs/2tjNteh

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Startup wants to sell you munchies on your Uber ride home

Startup Cargo wants to introduce mobile vending machines to Uber's fleet, allowing operators to offer snacks and other essentials to riders. Drivers who sign up would receive a console-mounted display filled with items such as candy, chips and hangover cures which riders can purchase using their smartphones, TechCrunch reports.   http://tcrn.ch/2uN8FO7

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