Mercedes-AMG has dropped the first images of its new A35 hot hatch. The car is the first member of a 35 series that will set beneath the replacement for AMG's 45 series of compact cars. It will debut in October at the 2018 Paris auto show.

Also in Paris will be the DS 3 Crossback. Not only does it look good, but the subcompact crossover SUV will also offer an electric powertrain good for 183 miles of range.

Volkswagen has confirmed that the 2019 model year will be the last for the Beetle, a nameplate that's been in continuous production since 1938. While no successor is planned, the modern Microbus due in 2022 will serve as the automaker's retro-inspired model for the time being.

You'll find these stories and more in today's car news, right here at Motor Authority.

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