SEAT wanted to profit from the hype around the SUV, so it built the Leon X-Perience – an off-roader based on a normal station wagon.
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As interest wanes in more traditional car segments, sport utility vehicles have been riding high - a phenomenon that's unlikely to grind to a halt as stricter fuel consumption rules kick into gear in the next years.
The decision follows reports that car collisions were slicing seatbelts in its popular models. Embroiled in its own recall scandal, airbag-maker Takata has denied plans to close plants in Europe.
US hail-riding company Uber is planning to buy tens of thousands of cars with self-driving features from carmaker Volvo. It would turn the taxi service firm into the owner and operator of its own fleet of cars.
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