Updated Mazda 6 teased ahead of LA Motor Show debut

Flagship Mazda saloon will be introduced in North America, with a late-2018 introduction into the UK market on the cards. Mazda will debut an updated version of the Mazda 6 saloon at the LA Motor Show next month, with an official teaser previewing the re-engineered and redesigned model. The revised Mazda 6 will be introduced to the North American market initially, but Auto Express understands that the facelifted model will come to the UK in the second half of 2018. From the outside, the Mazda 6 doesn’t look much different…

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New seven-seat Lexus RX L on the way

More practical, seven-seat Lexus RX L will debut at the LA Motor Show later this month. Lexus has confirmed that a seven-seat version of its flagship RX SUV, to be called the RX L, will be launched at this month’s LA Motor Show. And it will be coming to UK showrooms in the second half of next year. Previewed by a single teaser shot, the RX L will give Lexus a rival for the likes of the Audi Q7, Land Rover Discovery and Volvo XC90. The two additional seats will…

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Official: Norton 650 Scrambler in development

Norton will reveal their intention to build a new family of 650cc parallel-twins at this weekend’s Motorcycle Live, showing renderings of a new scrambler model to canvass input from potential owners. The desire is to launch two scrambler-styled bikes, one more road focussed, the other a more serious dual-purpose option for riders who want to get their kicks in the dirt – and ride home afterwards. “It started off life as half of the V4,” says Norton head of design Simon Skinner. “We always knew we wanted to do a…

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Electric BMW X3 to get iX3 branding with more EV SUVs to come

New BMW trademark applications for the iX1 to iX9 model names suggest more electric SUVs are on the way. BMW’s aggressive roll-out of new electric vehicles shows no sign of letting up. The German brand has trademarked every badge from iX1 to iX9, indicating that a raft of new electric SUVs could be on the horizon. So far, the only electric 4×4 BMW has confirmed for production is a fully electric version of the new X3. The recent trademark applications give us our best indication yet as to how this…

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2018 Mini Cooper S snapped during testing

The facelifted Mini Cooper S five-door has been caught testing in Germany, revealing minor tweaks ahead of its formal launch. As you can probably see, the life cycle impulse (LCI, or BMW speak for mid-life refresh) five-door hatch won’t run with any major sheetmetal changes over its predecessor. Instead, external updates are limited to new graphics for the head- and tail-lights, inspired by the Union Jack motif used in the JCW GP Concept, among other Mini concepts from the past few years. Sebastian Mackensen, senior vice president of Mini, has…

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