Martin Winterkorn, member of the Volkswagen AG board responsible for research and development, does not call the upcoming ’03 model under development with Porsche AG a sport/utility vehicle. He refers to it as an "off-road car," confirming it will use the unique 6L W-12 engine earmarked for VW’s D1 luxury sedan. The new model will bow in Detroit in January and hit the market in the ’03 model year. • Mazda Motor Corp.’s new rotary engine for the RX-8 meets current U.S. (and Japan) ...
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