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Kia reveals new mild-hybrid system
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16th May 2018
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Kia reveals new mild-hybrid system

Kia has detailed its new EcoDynamics+ diesel mild-hybrid system, which will debut in the Sportage SUV later this year – but it won't be coming to Australia. Combining a turbo-diesel engine with a 48V electric motor, Kia says the mild-hybrid setup "provides electric power and reduces engine load under acceleration", while also recuperating energy during in-gear deceleration and braking.
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James Wong
Pope's Lamborghini sells for $1.1 million
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15th May 2018
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Pope's Lamborghini sells for $1.1 million

A Lamborghini Huracan RWD coupe gifted to Pope Francis has been sold at auction for €715,000 ($1.1 million). Lamborghini gave Pope Francis a specially decked-out Huracan RWD in November 2017, with a unique exterior treatment based on the Vatican City's flag, and gold-on-white stripes. The pontiff's "permanent autograph" also adorns this one-off supercar. Over the weekend, the car was auctioned off by RM Sotheby's at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.
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Derek Fung
Around the Tracks: Shark Bay, Melbourne and a Porsche legend
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15th May 2018
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Around the Tracks: Shark Bay, Melbourne and a Porsche legend

When we're not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here's a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?
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Scott Collie
Push-button start contributing to carbon monoxide poisoning - report
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15th May 2018
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Push-button start contributing to carbon monoxide poisoning - report

Keyless and push-button start systems have contributed to upwards of two dozen carbon monoxide poisoning deaths in the United States, according to an in-depth report published in The New York Times. According to the Times report, more than "two dozen people" were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning between 2006 and 2018 after leaving their keyless vehicle running in a garage. A further 45 were injured during the same period, although the report says the real figures "could be higher".
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Scott Collie
Matthew Wiesner departs Jaguar Land Rover Australia
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15th May 2018
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Matthew Wiesner departs Jaguar Land Rover Australia

Jaguar Land Rover is looking for a new managing director in Australia, after Matthew Wiesner today stepped down from the role after four years. No replacement is currently lined up, but the current JLR Australia finance director, Janet Perich, will step up and act as managing director during the search.
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Scott Collie