A man taking photos beside the Volkswagen logo at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, China, in April. A  vast shopping spree  in past years built up the now titanic Volkswagen Group. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

“The merger is wonderful news. It will be the saving . . . of the industry. One has the know-how on the heavy vehicle side and one on the car side.(...)

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BMW 3 Series

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Volvo XC90

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Adrian Yeates, managing director of Volvo Cars Ireland, in the new XC90: “Safety will always be our number one concern, and that has a conservative dimension, but now we want to go over and above that with a focus on design.”

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Boom models include the Jeep Renegade (above), Renault’s Captur and the BMW X5

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A 2016 aluminium Jaguar XF is shown at the 2015 New York International Auto Show in New York City in April. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

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British comedian Dom Joly jumps from onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during the start of leg six from Itajaí in Brazil to Newport in Rhode Island. Photograph: Getty Images

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Super-luxury XC90 Excellence previews Volvo’s move into more premium markets

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Exit M-Class, enter GLE

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