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Subaru prices WRX STI Type RA, BRZ tS

Subaru has released pricing information for the WRX STI Type RA and the BRZ tS, two limited-edition models it's launching for the 2018 model year. The Type RA costs $49,885 once a mandatory $860 destination charge is factored in. The tS starts at $33,495. Production of each model is limited to 500 examples.   

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Volvo XC90 gets standard third-row seat

The Volvo XC90 now comes with a standard third-row seat. The Swedish brand hopes making all XC90s seven-passenger models will boost sales, which fell slightly this year.   

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Polestar 1 going on sale next year

Polestar will begin taking orders for the 1, its plug-in hybrid coupe, in early 2018. The auto-maker -- which is owned by Volvo parent company Geely -- has also confirmed it will open the first standalone Polestar dealerships halfway through 2019. The United States and China will get some of the first stores.   

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You could be this Lancia Stratos' new owner

There is a Lancia Stratos currently listed for sale on website Bring a Trailer. Built in 1974, it's a two-owner car with 44,000 original miles that has never been raced. Bidding is currently up to $311,000 with about six days left before the end of the auction, so this rare Italian could cross the $500,000 threshold.   

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Tax bill allegedly retains EV credit

The government's new tax bill keeps the $7,500 credit given to buyers who purchase an electric car, according to an anonymous source who spoke to Bloomberg. The House proposed getting rid of the credit as part of a broader tax cut plan.   

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China blacklists Faraday Future founder over debts

China put Faraday Future founder Jia Yueting on a list of defaulters, China Daily reports. He owes at least $70.2 million. An earlier report suggests the company doesn't have enough money to survive another month.   

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Alpine begins A110 production

Alpine has started building the A110, its first car since the mid-1990s, in its historic Dieppe, France, factory. The company invested over 35 million euros (about $41 million) into the facility to build the Porsche Cayman-fighting coupe.   

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Final McLaren Senna sells for $2.67M

McLaren sold the final Senna build slot for $2.67 million. The proceeds from sale will be donated to charity. To put that figure into perspective, the other 499 examples of the sold-out supercar retailed for about $1 million each.   

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Toyota, Panasonic could form battery joint-venture

Toyota and Panasonic are considering creating a joint-venture to produce prismatic batteries. They also want to collaborate on solid-state batteries, according to Autocar.   

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British insurer offers discount for Tesla owners

British insurance provider Direct Line is offering Tesla owners a five-percent discount when they use the brand's AutoPilot system. The company told Reuters it's encouraging use of the system while aiding research, so it presumably examines driving data.   

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