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When Volkswagen unleashed a 256bhp, 350Nm monster hatch called the Golf R last year, I wondered aloud if it might have left out the all-wheel-drive system and given us something lighter, snappier and less expensive.
Halving the number of seats in any car slashes its practicality by half, but also doubles its street cred.
Audi plans to roll out electric-powered derivatives of all its series production models.
STOCKHOLM (AFP) - The owner of Saab said on Monday it was in talks to sell the beleaguered Swedish carmaker to a different configuration of Chinese partners in what appeared to be a bid to secure approval from previous owner GM.
TOKYO (AFP) - Japanese motor giant Nissan won Car of the Year Japan at the Tokyo Motor Show on Saturday for its Leaf electric model, its makers said, the first time an electric vehicle has picked up the award.
TOKYO (AFP) - A foldable robot scooter controlled by a smart phone wowed visitors to the Tokyo Motor Show on Thursday as its makers unveiled what they hope will be the future of urban driving.
FRANKFURT (REUTERS) - Volkswagen's luxury car brand Audi plans to build the A3 compact in a new plant in Foshan in southern China starting 2013, which will see its production capacity expanded to 700,000 vehicles per year.
MUMBAI (AFP) - India's biggest auto maker Maruti Suzuki on Thursday said monthly sales for November fell 18.5 per cent, as demand for cars slowed due to rising fuel costs and high interest rates.
BANGKOK (THE NATION/ANN) - The 28th Thailand International Motor Expo has lowered its sales-booking target to 25,000 cars in its 12-day fair from the previous target of 30,000 orders.

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