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2020 Volvo S90 spied
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13th Nov 2019
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2020 Volvo S90 spied

Darcy Foster • A facelifted version of the Volvo S90 has been spied testing in public. Though the lower half of the front fascia is disguised in a vinyl wrap, an updated grille more in line with the V60 wagon and S60 sedan can be spotted, while an LED matrix lighting system appears to round off changes at the front.
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Fiat Chrysler developing straight-six engine, patent indicates
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12th Nov 2019
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Fiat Chrysler developing straight-six engine, patent indicates

A new patent seems to confirm rumours Fiat Chrysler (FCA) is developing a new turbocharged inline six-cylinder petrol engine. Mopar Insiders has discovered a patent on the US Patent and Trademark Office website for exhaust gas recirculation system for a turbocharged petrol engine. The patent, which was approved April this year, features an explanatory diagram with a straight-six engine.
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Derek Fung
2020 Kia Optima (K5) revealed, not for Oz
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12th Nov 2019
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2020 Kia Optima (K5) revealed, not for Oz

Kia has revealed the first images of its all-new K5/Optima mid-sized sedan, which is a marked departure from the vehicle that preceded it. Measuring 4905mm long and 1860mm wide, the new Optima is 50mm longer and 25mm wider than the current model, while the longer 2850mm wheelbase is claimed to provide a "stable driving character", while the 20mm lower roofline (1445mm) ensures a "low-slung sporty profile".
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James Wong
More details on next-gen Range Rover, new crossover
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12th Nov 2019
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More details on next-gen Range Rover, new crossover

Jaguar Land Rover doesn’t see a slinky silhouette and reduced off-road ability as being impediments for a Range Rover-branded product, while it also sees an opportunity for the eponymous Range Rover to go even further upmarket. Auto Express reports the new Range Rover crossover – referred to in the past as the Road Rover – will be the lowest and sleekest SUV ever to bear the Range Rover name, while the flagship Range Rover will be positioned to better rival the Bentley Bentayga.
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William Stopford
Lamborghini, MIT patent supercapacitor technology
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11th Nov 2019
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Lamborghini, MIT patent supercapacitor technology

Lamborghini and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have patented a part of the super capacitor technology underpinning the Sian hypercar. Where most conventional hybrid and electric vehicles use nickel-metal hydride or lithium-ion batteries to power their electric motors, Lamborghini and MIT turned to super capacitors for the Sian.
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Scott Collie