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Hyundai developing 2.3-litre turbo engine for future N models – report
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16th Dec 2020
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Hyundai developing 2.3-litre turbo engine for future N models – report

The next-generation Hyundai i30 N may see the introduction of a new turbocharged 2.3-litre engine. According to Korean newspaper Kyunghyang Shinmun, Hyundai is developing the new 2.3-litre turbo powertrain with a 7000rpm redline for its future performance 'N' models. This isn't the first time rumours of the engine have surfaced. Back in April 2020, a mid-engined Veloster-based track car was caught on a tow truck in Korea, with the prototype showing 'MR23T' graphics.
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Ben Zachariah
2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled with potential brake hose fault
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16th Dec 2020
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2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled with potential brake hose fault

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall on 127 examples of its Sprinter van, citing a potential fault with the brake hose. The affected vans were sold between the 6 April 2020 and 30 October 2020 (Model Year 2020). The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says “the outer layer of the brake hoses at the front and rear axles may have been damaged during the production process”. “Affected brake hoses may leak brake fluid,” the notice continues.
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William Davis
Mercedes-Benz EQ electric vehicle offensive detailed: Six new models due by end of 2022
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16th Dec 2020
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Mercedes-Benz EQ electric vehicle offensive detailed: Six new models due by end of 2022

Mercedes-Benz's EQ electric vehicle division looks set to undergo rapid expansion in the coming years, with the brand this week releasing further details of its plans to launch six all-new models by the end of 2022. First cab off the metaphorical rank will be the EQS, an all-electric, bespoke-bodied version of Mercedes-Benz's flagship S-Class limousine, due to enter production in the first half of 2021.
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Alex Misoyannis
Lamborghini and Ducati not for sale, Volkswagen confirms
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15th Dec 2020
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Lamborghini and Ducati not for sale, Volkswagen confirms

Lamborghini and Ducati are safe for the time being. Since October 2020, industry rumours have suggested Volkswagen Group would be selling both Italian sports car brand Lamborghini and Italian sports bike brand Ducati. A media release overnight from Volkswagen Group confirmed the company would not be selling either of the two businesses. "There is agreement on the Board that Lamborghini and Ducati will remain part of the Volkswagen Group," the statement read.
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Ben Zachariah
Solid-state batteries are the new arms race: Car giants race to be first
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15th Dec 2020
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Solid-state batteries are the new arms race: Car giants race to be first

A tech company in the US has announced it is now producing 20 amp-hour (Ah) solid-state batteries for automotive applications. Solid-state batteries are an important next-step for electric vehicles (EVs), improving safety, range, weight, and charging times, compared to more conventional lithium-ion batteries currently used.
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