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Mazda appoints new CEO, prioritises USA
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16th May 2018
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Mazda appoints new CEO, prioritises USA

Akira Marumoto has been named CEO of Mazda, and will take over from Masamichi Kogai on June 26, assuming he gains shareholder approval. Marumoto (above) is being elevated into the company's top job from his role as head of Mazda's North American operations, a position he has held since 2013.
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Tesla Model X tows Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Video
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16th May 2018
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Tesla Model X tows Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Video

Avid motoring enthusiasts probably remember Volkswagen towing a Boeing 747 with a diesel V10 Touareg. People saw diesel very differently in 2008, and the 747 was still alive and kicking. Now, Tesla and Qantas have teamed up for a more up-to-date take on the same stunt. The tow car in the video is a Model X P100D, and the plane is the latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, carrying a "small amount of fuel on board" but no passengers.
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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
2015-17 Mazda CX-3 Diesel recalled
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15th May 2018
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2015-17 Mazda CX-3 Diesel recalled

Mazda has recalled the 2015-2017 CX-3 Diesel, over concerns about the engine's behaviour when run at high revs in Neutral or Park. According to the company, operating the engine at high revs in Park or Neutral could make the engine draw in residual oil accumulated in the engine intake. If this happens, Mazda says the engine could go into its "over-run condition", running uncontrollably at high revs until it's damaged or fails. This could pose a risk to the owner or other road users.
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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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