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Mazda to revamp U.S. dealer network

Mazda's American dealers are in for a makeover. Automotive News reports the company wants some of its dealers to move to new locations, and it wants to strengthen the training process they go through. Mazda stores across the nation will be getting a new look, too. The company hopes the update will help it achieve a two-percent market share.   

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Next Mazda RX concept to debut in Tokyo

Mazda has confirmed plans to introduce the next RX-badged concept car next month at the Tokyo Auto Show. "With the Tokyo show we will be introducing a new design concept - you can think of it as an evolution of the theme of the RX Vision," said Mazda's vice president for R&D in Europe in an interview with Auto Express.   

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Volkswagen in no rush to build electric commercial vans

Volkswagen's electrification plan doesn't place a big emphasis on battery-powered commercial vehicles. Tesla's electric semi truck will debut next month, but the Wolfsburg-based automaker is intentionally watching from the sidelines before committing to the segment.   

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Ford, Mahindra join forces

Ford has teamed up with Indian automaker Mahindra to work jointly on product development and mobility programs. The agreement could expand to other areas of the automotive industry in the coming years.   

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BMW bringing back CSL nameplate

BMW has confirmed plans to resurrect the heritage-laced CSL nameplate. "CSL will be the top-of-the-line track tool, made on the track for the track, just with a number plate," BMW M boss Frank Van Meel told Road & Track. The CSL designation will replace the GTS badge.   

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F1: the rankings after Singapore

Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton secured his lead over Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel after the Singapore Grand Prix. He's in first with 263 points, while Vettel has earned just 235 points. AMG's Valtteri Bottas is in third with 212 points. Mercedes-AMG is also leading the constructor standings with 475 points. Ferrari and Red Bull are in second and third with 373 and 230, respectively.   

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