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Fiat Chrysler sells Magneti Marelli
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23rd Oct 2018
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Fiat Chrysler sells Magneti Marelli

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has sold its Magneti Marelli supplier division for US$7.1 billion ($10 billion) according to new reports from the United States. An article published in Reuters says Calsonic Kansei (owned by KKR, a private equity firm in the USA, since 2016) will turn into Magneti Marelli CK Holdings when the deal goes through, becoming the seventh-largest independent automotive supplier in the world in the process.
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Scott Collie
Renault Koleos scores five-star ANCAP rating
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23rd Oct 2018
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Renault Koleos scores five-star ANCAP rating

The Renault Koleos has been awarded a five-star ANCAP safety rating, based on tests carried out by Euro NCAP. However, the rating has a 2017 date-stamp and only applies to two-wheel drive variants sold from June 2018 – a little confusing, but it coincides with the recent introduction of autonomous-emergency braking and lane-departure warning across the range.
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2019 Audi e-tron deliveries delayed by software change - report
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22nd Oct 2018
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2019 Audi e-tron deliveries delayed by software change - report

Audi has been forced to delay its first all-electric production car, the e-tron quattro, by around four weeks because of a software bug. According to Automotive News Europe, a spokesperson for the brand said a new piece of software in the pure-electric Audi needs regulatory clearance before deliveries can kick off. At launch, the car was slated for a European market arrival at the end of 2018. It's meant to be touching down in Australia by the middle of 2019.
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Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo confirmed for production
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22nd Oct 2018
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Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo confirmed for production

Porsche has confirmed the Mission E Cross Turismo will be going into production, creating 300 new jobs at its Zuffenhausen headquarters in the process. A derivative of the all-electric Taycan – previously known as the Mission E – the Cross Turismo is a high-riding sportswagon capable of driving 500 kilometres per charge, and claims to sprint from 0-100 in just 3.5 seconds.
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McLaren BC-03: Vision Gran Turismo concept to spawn one-off project
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22nd Oct 2018
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McLaren BC-03: Vision Gran Turismo concept to spawn one-off project

Remember the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo? Well, it could be on its way to becoming a real-life car thanks to McLaren Special Operations (MSO). A spokesperson for the British supercar specialist recently confirmed with Piston Heads a one-off hypercar project is in the works with MSO, codenamed 'BC-03', believed to draw inspiration from the virtual track car concept.
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