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Volvo S90, V90, XC90 get new 'T5' petrol engine in the UK
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8th Aug 2018
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Volvo S90, V90, XC90 get new 'T5' petrol engine in the UK

Volvo Car UK has added a new engine option for its 90 Series models in the form of the 186kW 'T5' petrol engine. Serving as a new entry point to the petrol-powered large car line-up, the T5 engine is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo unit with 350Nm of torque, mated as standard to an eight-speed automatic transmission. In the S90 and V90, the T5 powertrain is available in all model grades (including V90 Cross Country) with the exception of the entry-level Momentum and Momentum Pro.
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James Wong
Citroen joins Takata recall
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8th Aug 2018
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Citroen joins Takata recall

Citroen Australia has recalled vehicles across several model lines as part of the Takata airbag campaign, including the old-generation C3, C4, DS3, DS4 and DS5. As with all Takata-related notices, the affected airbag inflators can feature propellant that degrades over time due to humidity and high temperatures. Should the propellant degrade, the metal inflator housing could rupture if the airbags are deployed in the event of a collision, shooting metal fragments into the cabin.
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James Wong
Ford senior product manager fired over misconduct
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8th Aug 2018
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Ford senior product manager fired over misconduct

Ford has fired its second high-profile senior employee over alleged misconduct this year, with reports confirming Prakash Patel, global director of program management and ex-lead project manager on the 50th Anniversary Mustang, has been let go. According to a report in Automotive News quoting "a source with knowledge of the matter", Patel was fired for "acting inappropriately". Further details about what that actually looked like haven't been revealed.
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Scott Collie
Honda Civic Type R sets Hungaroring lap record - video
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7th Aug 2018
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Honda Civic Type R sets Hungaroring lap record - video

The Honda Civic Type R has set another lap record around a European race circuit, this time at the Hungaroring track in Hungary. With former F1 driver (and current NSX Super GT driver) Jenson Button behind the wheel, the Type R set a new standard for front-wheel drive cars with a time of 2 minutes 10.19 seconds. Button knows the Hungaroring track quite well, given it's the same circuit he at which won his first Grand Prix race with Honda in 2006.
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James Wong
Audi PB 18 e-tron could preview electric R8 replacement - report
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7th Aug 2018
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Audi PB 18 e-tron could preview electric R8 replacement - report

The Audi PB 18 e-tron concept scheduled to be revealed later this month could be a preview for the company's next-generation electric supercar, according to a new report. Industry journal Automotive News claims the PB 18 could "signal plans" to re-introduce an e-tron version of the R8 supercar, or "replace it altogether".
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James Wong