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March 4, 2016

From The Car Connection:

Takata recall expands again: 2008 Toyota Corolla, Matrix; 2008-2010 Lexus SC 430

Toyota has announced an expansion of recalls related to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. According to the automaker, the 2008 Toyota Corolla, 2008 Toyota Matrix (aka the Toyota Corolla Matrix), and the 2008-2010 Lexus SC 430 will be added to the recall roster.

2017 Audi R8 Review

Before a production version of the Audi R8 ever existed, racing fans were very familiar with it. Audi began racing the R8 Prototype at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2000, winning in its first time out and building a legacy of excellence over the next five years.

FCA's Sergio Marchionne wants to help Apple make electric cars

Last year, Sergio Marchionne made headlines with his dogged pursuit of Mary Barra. The Fiat Chrysler CEO was bound and determined to partner with Barra's General Motors, and he even considered a hostile takeover of FCA's Detroit-based competitor.

2017 Lincoln MKZ

2017 Lincoln MKZ

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From Motor Authority:

Lincoln's new 400-hp MKZ priced from $43,575

If Ford is finally getting serious about its Lincoln division, there's no better better indication of that than its newly-priced 2017 MKZ, which will list from $43,575, including destination, when equipped with the headline-grabbing 400-horsepower variant of its 3.0-liter V-6 engine.

Zenvo launches TS1 supercar at 2016 Geneva Motor Show: Live photos and video

Zenvo, the other Scandinavian supercar marque, first burst onto the scene back in 2009 with its ST1. The car boasted a supercharged and turbocharged V-8 delivering in excess of 1,100 horsepower, plus an aggressive look that makes a GT-R appear tame in comparison.

2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R Spy Shots

These are the latest spy shots of the upcoming track-focused Mercedes-AMG GT designed to rival the likes of Aston Martin’s Vantage GT12, the Porsche 911 GT3 and the more mainstream Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and Nissan GT-R NISMO models.

Morgan EV3

Morgan EV3

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From Green Car Reports:

Morgan EV3 electric three-wheeler: eccentric British maker's official video

For British carmaker Morgan, tradition usually trumps technology. Morgan is known for building cars with designs and construction methods first employed before World War II, including using wood to frame the bodywork of certain models.

German shareholders sue VW over diesel emission scandal

Volkswagen has another lawsuit on its hands related to the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal. In addition to suits filed by hundreds of disgruntled customers and dozens of regulatory agencies in various countries, VW shareholders in Germany are now suing the company.

Subaru XV Concept hints at next Crosstrek due for 2018 model year

The Subaru XV Crosstrek is set to be replaced soon as the entire Impreza compact lineup gets redesigned. And Subaru previewed the new model with a concept car at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

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