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Mazda sticking with diesels
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30th Oct 2017
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Mazda sticking with diesels

Mazda, the Japanese brand that has bet its powertrain future on the continuation of the internal combustion engine for the medium to long-term, has also acknowledged that work on its SkyActiv D turbo-diesel engines will continue for years to come. Despite having announced and soon set to launch a range of new compression-ignition SkyActiv X engines, which take the best of petrol and diesel into account, Mazda says there is still a place for diesel engines in its line-up.
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Alborz Fallah
Ferrari FXX-K Evo revealed
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30th Oct 2017
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Ferrari FXX-K Evo revealed

The Ferrari FXX-K has been treated to a comprehensive package of upgrades for more speed, more grip and even less weight. With an aerodynamics package inspired by the full spectrum of motorsport categories, and no road rules or FIA regulations to hold it back, the FXX-K Evo will be available only to the most valued of Ferrari customers.
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Scott Collie
Toshiba battery delivers 320km of range on six minute charge, but greater advances still to come
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29th Oct 2017
3 min read

Toshiba battery delivers 320km of range on six minute charge, but greater advances still to come

Toshiba has established itself as a leader in the field of electric vehicle (EV) battery technology, supplying the lithium-ion packs for the Mitsubishi i-Miev and Honda Fit (Jazz) EV. With a claimed life of 10 years and all the requisite safety precautions for use on the public road, the current Super Charge ion Battery (SCiB) does its job with a minimum of fuss.
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Scott Collie
Top ten cars and concepts from the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
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27th Oct 2017
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Top ten cars and concepts from the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Mazda used the show to unveil a preview of what will become the next-generation Mazda 3, and the design didn't disappoint. Moreover, insiders suggest the production model will look similar - something for which the company has form. Remember the Minagi?
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Mike Costello
Maserati to launch second SUV by 2020
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27th Oct 2017
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Maserati to launch second SUV by 2020

Maserati is planning to launch its second SUV by the turn of the decade, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne, has confirmed this week. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News Europe, the Italian carmaker's boss said the new crossover will sit below the Levante in Maserati's line-up, based on Alfa Romeo's 'Giorgio' architecture – which currently underpins the Giulia sedan and the Stelvio SUV.
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James Wong