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New Jaguar Land Rover shape-shifting seat mimics walking
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17th Jan 2020
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New Jaguar Land Rover shape-shifting seat mimics walking

Jaguar Land Rover’s Body Interiors research division is trialling shape-shifting seats that trick your brain into thinking you’re walking. JLR call it a ‘morphable’ seat where actuators in the foam mimic the rhythm of walking. Each seat can be suited for different drivers, much like memory seats currently found in modern cars.
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Mandy Turner
Kia's Australian Open Fleet hits the road
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17th Jan 2020
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Kia's Australian Open Fleet hits the road

It's tennis time in Melbourne again, which means the streets are swarming with Kias. For the 19th consecutive year, Kia is supporting the Australian Open with a squadron of branded vehicles to transport, players, officials and VIPs to and from the Melbourne Park facility. The 130-strong fleet, made up of Kia Carnival, Sorento and Stinger, is expected to make over 20,000 trips and cover more than 300,000km over the tournament period, which concludes on February 2nd, 2020.
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James Ward
Nissan 370Z replacement to get twin-turbo V6 power, according to overseas reports
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17th Jan 2020
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Nissan 370Z replacement to get twin-turbo V6 power, according to overseas reports

The Nissan 370Z sports car is expected to have twin turbo V6 power when it eventually goes on sale some time in the next couple of years. Nissan dealer sources in the US, who have reportedly seen the new model, told Autoblog the next-generation Zed car – rumoured to launch in 2021 or 2022 – will use a version of the twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 from the Infiniti Q50 and Q60 Red Sport.
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William Stopford
Fiat Chrysler planning to make electric cars with iPhone manufacturer
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16th Jan 2020
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Fiat Chrysler planning to make electric cars with iPhone manufacturer

Foxconn, the contract electronics manufacturer most closely associated with the Apple iPhone, has confirmed in a filing with authorities it is planning to start a car-making joint venture with Fiat Chrysler (FCA). In the documents discovered by Bloomberg, the two companies are looking to setup a 50/50 joint venture to manufacture electric vehicles. Initially, EVs made by this new pairing will be targeted at the Chinese market, but exports may be considered further down the track.
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Derek Fung
Kia plans 11 EVs by 2025, headlined by 500km-range crossover
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16th Jan 2020
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Kia plans 11 EVs by 2025, headlined by 500km-range crossover

Kia plans to have 11 battery-electric vehicles in its global stable by 2025, headlined by a dedicated EV crossover with a Porsche Taycan-matching 800V electrical architecture and 500km of driving range due next year. The ambitious company plans to sell 500,000 EVs around the world by 2026 (oddly, excluding China where it runs a joint-venture presumably with its own separate targets), equal to 6.6 per cent of global market share.
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Mike Costello
Ford trademarks Stormtrak name in Europe
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15th Jan 2020
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Ford trademarks Stormtrak name in Europe

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Derek Fung
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15th Jan 2020
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Ford trademarks Stormtrak name in Europe

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Derek Fung