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The week's top news stories: May 12, 2019
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11th May 2019
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The week's top news stories: May 12, 2019

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11th May 2019
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The week's top news stories: May 12, 2019

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Scott Collie
Tata denies Jaguar Land Rover sale is close to completion
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11th May 2019
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Tata denies Jaguar Land Rover sale is close to completion

The Press Association claims it has seen a "post-sale integration document" that's making its way around Jaguar Land Rover. The document reportedly talks about cost savings which will be achieved after the British automaker is sold to the PSA Group, which currently operates the Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall marques. One source told the Press Association "things are moving quickly behind closed doors".
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Derek Fung
Tesla adds factory Model 3 tow hitch option in Europe
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10th May 2019
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Tesla adds factory Model 3 tow hitch option in Europe

Tesla has launched a tow hitch add-on for its Model 3 in Europe, allowing owners to haul 910kg with their all-electric sedans. The feature can't be retrofitted to the car, meaning only new Model 3 owners will be able to get their electric vehicles set to tow by the factory. There are, of course, aftermarket options in the USA already.
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GM to convert Canadian factory into parts plant, test track
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10th May 2019
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GM to convert Canadian factory into parts plant, test track

GM will invest C$170 million ($180 million) into its plant in Oshawa, Ontario to turn it into a factory producing aftermarket parts and testing facility. The Oshawa plant currently produces the previous-generation Chevrolet Silverado (below) and GMC Sierra, as well as Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala (above). All of these vehicles are due to cancelled by the end of the year.
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Honda Architecture: Flexible platform to debut in 2020
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9th May 2019
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Honda Architecture: Flexible platform to debut in 2020

In a speech this week Takahiro Hachigo, CEO of Honda, gave a broad outline of the company's near-term plans, including a new global architecture, cost cutting, and electrification measures. The headline announcement is the new Honda Architecture, which seems to be a scalable platform or module set similar to Volkswagen's MQB and Toyota's TNGA.
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Rolls-Royce auctioning one-off 2020 Phantom
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9th May 2019
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Rolls-Royce auctioning one-off 2020 Phantom

Rolls-Royce will celebrate its 115th birthday with a one-off 2020 Phantom, set to be auctioned in New York by RM Sotheby's. Details about the car are hard to come by, but the teaser image you see here likely provides a hint. It'll be red, and the cabin will feature a "hand-crafted leather work of art". What that will look like remains to be seen.
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Scott Collie
2016 Volvo XC90 recalled
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9th May 2019
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2016 Volvo XC90 recalled

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9th May 2019
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2016 Volvo XC90 recalled

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