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Raj Nair appointed vice president of Ford North America

Raj Nair will become the executive vice president of Ford North America starting on June 1st. His current roles are executive vice president of product development, and chief technical officer.   http://bit.ly/2rnLOag

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Oettinger tunes Golf GTI

German tuner Oettinger has introduced a hot-rodded Volkswagen Golf GTI. The 2.0-liter turbo four has been completely rebuilt with strengthened components and tuned to pump out 380 horsepower. The extra power is complemented by a full body kit.   

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Porsche 911 GT2 Evo sells for $1.4 million

A Porsche 911 GT2 Evo sold for $1.45 million at an auction last week. One of just 11 examples built, the model is a one-owner example with just 4,350 miles on the clock.   

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Jaguar announces 600hp XE

Jaguar will give the BMW M3 a run for its money with a 600-horsepower version of the XE. 300 examples will be hand-assembled in Coventry, England, starting next year.   

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BMW shows M4 GT4

BMW's newest race car has broken cover ahead of its official debut at the Nurburgring 24 Hours race. The M4 GT4 is loosely based on the street-legal coupe it shares part of its name with but it features a stripped-down cabin, carbon fiber doors, and a more aggressive aero kit.   

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Nissan Kicks coming to the U.S.?

Nissan will allegedly build a U.S.-spec variant of the Kicks, a small crossover currently sold exclusively in Latin America. The front-wheel drive soft-roader could debut in the coming months with a 1.6-liter turbo four rated at 188 horsepower.   

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Uber ordered to hand over Otto term sheet

The judge hearing the Waymo vs. Uber lawsuit ordered Uber to hand over to Waymo an unredacted copy of its term sheet with Otto--the company Uber purchased for its LiDAR technology which Waymo claims was as its IP. TechCrunch reports that Judge Corley didn't see any basis for Uber's desired redactions.   http://tcrn.ch/2rlZItt

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Nissan Juke discontinued?

The Nissan Juke is getting the axe in North America, The Truth About Cars reports. The same source said it will be replaced by the Nissan Kicks.   http://bit.ly/2rV9sbh

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BMW formally introduces its new 8 Series concept

It's big; it's brash; it's back. The BMW 8 Series returns in concept form, with production slated to begin next year.   

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GM issues statement in response to diesel lawsuit

General Motors spokesperson Pat Morrissey released a statement in response to the lawsuit filed by owners alleging that its diesel HD pickups employ an emissions "defeat device," stating: "These claims are baseless and we will vigorously defend ourselves. The Duramax Diesel Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra comply with all U.S. EPA and CARB emissions regulations."   http://bit.ly/2rVgCMK

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