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Aston Martin DBX to get 405kW V8
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24th Sep 2019
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Aston Martin DBX to get 405kW V8

Aston Martin has continued the drip feed of information about its upcoming DBX SUV, today revealing how much power and torque its V8 engine will offer. The 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, supplied by Mercedes-AMG, will offer 405kW of power and 700Nm of torque. That makes the DBX crossover more powerful than the Vantage with which it shares an engine.
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Honda to end diesel car sales in Europe by 2021
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24th Sep 2019
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Honda to end diesel car sales in Europe by 2021

Honda will stop selling cars with diesel engines in Europe by 2021, with the company's European range to instead be dominated by electrified drivetrains. The automaker confirmed to Reuters it will cease selling diesel-powered vehicles by the 2021. The timing of diesel's demise for Honda's European operations coincides with the closure of its UK manufacturing plant.
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Derek Fung
Kia considering Picanto EV
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24th Sep 2019
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Kia considering Picanto EV

Kia is looking at making a battery-electric version of its entry-level Picanto micro car, Automotive News Europe reports. If the Picanto EV makes production it would be the third electric Kia, following in the footsteps of the e-Soul and e-Niro crossover. Kia is aiming to have an EV "in almost every main segment", according to Emilio Herrera, chief operating officer of Kia Europe, targeting 40,000 electric sales in Europe next year.
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William Stopford
Jaguar F-Type: Next generation may be mid-engined, inspired by C-X75
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23rd Sep 2019
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Jaguar F-Type: Next generation may be mid-engined, inspired by C-X75

Jaguar's outgoing head of design has laid out his vision for the next-generation Jaguar F-Type. Speaking to Autocar, Ian Callum revealed he laid down his preferred blueprint for new F-Type with his successor, Julian Thomson, before he left the company. This would see the next F-Type switch to a mid-engined layout or an electric drivetrain, and have styling inspired by the C-X75 show car.
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Renault considering high-performance Zoe
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22nd Sep 2019
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Renault considering high-performance Zoe

Renault is considering giving its city-focused Zoe EV a massive shot in the arm, with European reports suggesting the Zoe e-Sport concept could make production. Top Gearreports the e-Sport, a 340kW and 640Nm version of the otherwise rather vanilla Zoe, is still front of mind for Renault's electric vehicle boss, Gilles Normand. "The e-Sport was more to test the water, to show that you can EVs are not boring,” he told the British publication.
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Patent filings hint at Mazda RX-9
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22nd Sep 2019
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Patent filings hint at Mazda RX-9

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Derek Fung
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22nd Sep 2019
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Patent filings hint at Mazda RX-9

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