Land Rover has reportedly registered the Landy name, which the automaker may end up using on a new crossover positioned below its Range Rover Evoque. Previously, Land Rover has struggled to make a case for a smaller model, but as the compact crossover and SUV segments increase in global markets, the time could be right for Land Rover's smallest, most efficient model ever.

We hear a new Volkswagen Phaeton is currently in the works and eventually due in U.S. showrooms. To ensure it’s not a flop this time around, VW is said to be packing the car with its latest technology and may even use aluminum for its construction.

Sahara Force India is the first team to reveal its new car for the 2014 Formula One World Championship. According to its designers, the biggest challenge was incorporating the season’s new turbocharged V-6 engine.

You'll find all of this and more in today's car news headlines from around the High Gear Media network, right here at Motor Authority.

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