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Subaru’s all-new XV heads for Frankfurt

The first in a whole new generation of Subaru crossover vehicle will be unveiled at the 64th Frankfurt Motor Show, September 13 – 25, 2011. The production Subaru XV, which was shown in concept form at the Auto Shanghai motor show in April, is said to remain true to the Concept and Subaru is confident that it will bring something fresh to the segment.

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 makes its Asian debut in China

The V12 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 made its Asian debut this morning on Lamborghini’s stand at the Auto Shanghai 2011. The event also marked the launch of the Gallardo LP 550-2 Tricolore at a special off-site event held in the Shanghai Expo. The LP 550-2 Tricolore was developed to pay homage to Italy, but this was the first time it had been shown in China.

Subaru’s XV Concept hints at the next-generation Forester

It’s called the XV Concept, but it looks a lot like where Subaru are likely to be heading with a Forester replacement. Launched this morning at the Shanghai Auto Show, Subaru describes the XV Concept as “..defining a new generation of crossover vehicle, blending traditional SUV practicality within a fashionable form.”

Volkswagen puts the Bug back into the Beetle

The original Volkswagen Beetle built between 1938 and 2003, became the longest-running and most-produced vehicle in the history of the car, with over 21 million units sold in its 65-year lifespan. It was developed by Ferdinand Porsche under instruction from Der Führer himself, Adolf Hitler, as the Type 1 Volkswagen – which literally means “people’s car” in German.

Audi Motorsport unveils TT-based GT4 contender

Audi finally lifted the wraps on its much anticipated TT GT4 at last weekend’s final round of the DTM series in Shanghai. The TT, developed by the Technical Development and the Production divisions plus quattro GmbH, is intended to extend Audi’s new modular customer motorsport program from 2012 onwards.