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Here's what Aston's latest V-name means

It seems a distinct possibility that the name of Aston Martin's upcoming SUV will not remain "DBX," as it has been known. The British Autocar reports that the manufacturer has earmarked the name Varekai for it, which would certainly tie in nicely with the company's earlier V-named products.


The Phaeton never got a wagon, but the Arteon might

Volkswagen's flagship Arteon may not be the flight of fancy the venerable Phaeton was, but it might have one trick up its sleeve, one the Phaeton never got. The British AutoExpress is reporting that the Arteon is going to get a shooting brake version, and another addition to the Arteon portfolio could be the 3.6-liter V6 engine that's currently fitted in the Atlas SUV.


Slow-selling sedan launched just as crossovers began to rule the Earth

After only 18 months on sale, the vultures of rumor have begun circling above the Lincoln Continental. Ford Authority says "sources intricately familiar with Ford Motor Company's future product plans" for the domestic luxury brand say the Continental won't get another chance at life after this generation. Those sources didn't detail Ford's reasons for dispatching the executioner on another sad task, but if this is true, even the reasons we can only guess make enough sense to justify the move.


Our completely made-up idea that could bring the Mazda6 Wagon here

If it works for Buick, why not let Mazda take a whack?


It starts with Australia's Nissan Navara and could work its way here

Nissan plans to study the case for a racy off-road version of the Navara pickup, in the vein of the Ford Ranger Raptor. That could lead to a hot Frontier for the U.S.


After all, the 8 Series needs a competitor for fire-breathing, six-figure sedans like the 605-horsepower Audi RS7 Sportback and the coming Mercedes-AMG GT4.


Along with the photos is a leaked performance detail: its horsepower

Leaked photos appear to show Ferrari's new Special Series V8 will be called the 488 Pista.


Ford performance chief talks Everest Raptor SUV.

It has us dreaming of a Ford Bronco Raptor for the U.S.


Using a detuned M4 engine, it will replace the 365-hp M2

BMW will replace the 365-hp M2 with a 405-hp M2 Competition using a detuned M4 engine.


Supra's double-bubble roof matches the spy shots we've seen.

That huge wing has a lot of expectations to shoulder.


A Bimmerpost user claims the coming Toyota Supra will be a Toyota in name and design only, using BMW interior parts, trim materials, and colors.


Elon Musk's future plans impact the Croatian electric car's spec sheet.

Will it be enough to out-duel the next Tesla Roadster?


"Raptors are a slam dunk" — the trick is differentiating from F-150

A 2.3-liter EcoBoost seems like a good fit.


With an earlier $4.5 billion offer rejected, Geely ups its game.

Chinese company still trying to get a foothold with Daimler.


GT3 might get a twin turbo and bequeath its naturally aspirated engine to the 718 twins

Rumors continue that the next Porsche Boxster Spyder will get the 4.0-liter flat-six from the 911 GT3, rated around 430 hp.


Reports say Ford's new RWD platform will also spawn a Lincoln SUV

The Explorer's gonna go back in time.


HR-V-based SUV with the same name doubled Acura sales in China when it was introduced

Honda reapplies to trademark the name CDX in the US, but still no word on if or when we'll get an Acura CDX.


They'll have to tone it down from the wild concept, but CUV would slot in below the Lexus NX.

Rumor has it Lexus will bring a production version of the UX concept compact crossover shown in 2016.


Due in 2019, it will be based on Concept 40.2, offer various motors and batteries.

It will offer a selection of various motors and batteries.