Nissan announced it will bring back the Datsun name to emerging markets as a new budget brand. The new vehicles are being described as green and affordable cars with high percentages of locally-sourced content. Sadly, Nissan has no plans to bring the Datsun nameplate back to the U.S. market after working so hard to kill the name some 30 years ago.

After a slight hiatus, Audi is bringing back the #WantAnR8 Twitter campaign. Fans who want to drive a 2012 Audi R8 for a day can enter the contest by simply posting a tweet on Twitter containing the #WantAnR8 hashtag. A panel of judges will select two winners during each period. The winners will have the choice of driving an R8 on the track at the Audi Sportscar Experience in Sonoma, CA, or having an R8 delivered to their doorstep for a day.

Jaguar said while building SUVs is Range Rover's job, it is working on a crossover. Reports indicate the overall shape and design of the crossover is already in the works and it will likely be similar in style to the Jaguar sedans. We expect to see the crossover around 2015.

For more on these stories and the rest of today's car news, check the links below:

2014 BMW i3 Spy Video

Jaguar Land Rover Forms Alliance With China's Chery

Audi Working On A4 "Superavant" MPV: Report

Next-Generation Hyundai Genesis Due In 2013

BMW X1 To Make U.S. Debut At 2012 New York Auto Show?

NASCAR Overturns All But $100,000 Fine To No. 48 Sprint Cup Team

Callum Confirms Jaguar Crossover in The Works, Says SUVs Are For Land Rover

Want An Audi R8? Audi Brings Back Twitter Campaign: Video

Nissan Brings Back Datsun Brand For Emerging Markets, Not U.S.

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class Debuting At New York Auto Show


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