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Volkswagen issues stop-sale order for T6 van over diesel concern

"Emissions uncertainties" caused Volkswagen to stop deliveries of the Multivan and the Transporter in Europe. Reuters reports the company detected diesel-powered models emit more nitrogen oxide than they are allowed to, and it quickly notified the authorities. The issue is unrelated to the so-called defeat device in TDI-powered cars. Volkswagen is complying with German authorities to find a solution, and it has issued a stop-sale order in the meantime.   

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Kahn plans Defender-based Maybach G650 rival

The Land Rover Defender died about two years ago, but that's not stopping British tuner Kahn from trying to one-up the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet. An early sketch of the car shows it has three axles and a power soft top like the Maybach's. We expect the off-roader to make its debut in March at the Geneva Auto Show.   

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Alpine planning lighter, more hardcore A110

Renault's born-again Alpine division will expand its line-up with a lighter, more hardcore version of the brand-new A110, according to Auto Express. It's not headed to America, however.   

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Jeep prepares Grand Commander for China

As expected, the Yuntu concept Jeep showed in Shanghai earlier this year was an accurate preview of a production model. Patent images uncovered in China show what the three-row crossover will look like. It will most likely wear the Grand Commander nameplate, and it will be built in China for the local market only. This isn't the Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer we're expecting on our shores by the end of the decade.   

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China's Uber rival eyeing North America

DiDi, China's answer to Uber, is beginning to look across the Pacific. Reuters reports the company wants to begin operating in Mexico as early as next year. It would be the company's first venture outside of its home country.   

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U.S.-spec Lamborghini LM 002 sells for $467,000

An American-spec Lamborghini LM 002 built in 1990 just sold for $467,000 at an auction. For that price, you could buy two examples of the brand-new Urus and still have money left over for a Jeep Wrangler.   

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Ex-Spice Girl buys Ringo Starr's Mini

Geri Horner, a member of the Spice Girls, purchased Ringo Starr's classic Mini for $137,000. The car has received numerous modifications, including a two-tone paint job and a rear hatch in lieu of the flip-down tailgate.   

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Saleen 1 costs $100,000

Saleen has announced the 1 it unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show costs $100,000 in its most basic configuration. The company is accepting $1,000 deposits, and it expects to build 1,500 cars annually in China.   

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Polestar explains why it must limit 1 production

Volvo sister company Polestar explained just 500 examples of the 1 will be available annually because the coupe is difficult to build. Its carbon fiber body is bonded on a shortened S90 chassis, according to Automotive News.   

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Volkswagen T-Roc R coming with 306 hp?

Volkswagen will stuff the Golf R's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine under the T-Roc's hood, according to British magazine Autocar. Unfortunately, there's no indication the 306-horsepower, all-wheel drive crossover will set sail across the Atlantic and arrive in North America.   

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