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Kia looks to supercharged hybrid technology for future models
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4th Mar 2014
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Kia looks to supercharged hybrid technology for future models

Next-generation Kia models will be available with an innovative hybrid system that integrates an electric supercharger to deliver a low-down performance kick in addition to heightened fuel efficiency. Kia’s engineers are targeting reductions in fuel consumption and CO emissions of up to 15 per cent from the new mild hybrid system compared with conventional powertrains in its existing production cars, as well as a 15-20 per cent power boost from the electric supercharger.
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Tim Beissmann
Mazda Hazumi concept revealed
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4th Mar 2014
3 min read

Mazda Hazumi concept revealed

It's called the Mazda Hazumi concept but this is the new Mazda 2 city car in thin disguise. The Japanese company says the Hazumi concept – unveiled at the 2014 Geneva motor show ahead of an expected on-sale date of late 2014 or early 2015 for Australia – is a “glimpse at Mazda’s ideal next-generation subcompact”, claiming it focuses on four key aspects: the brand’s Kodo styling; SkyActiv technology; proactive safety; and the MZD Connect connectivity system.
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Matt Campbell
Skoda VisionC concept : New photos of Czech showcar revealed
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4th Mar 2014
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Skoda VisionC concept : New photos of Czech showcar revealed

The Skoda VisionC concept that will be revealed at the upcoming Geneva motor show could preview a possible coupe-styled five-door liftback from the Czech brand. The Volkswagen-owned car maker has shown the new VisionC concept ahead of the show, describing its styling as "the next stage in the development of Skoda design language".
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Matt Campbell
2014 Audi TT : Leaked pictures show new coupe in full
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3rd Mar 2014
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2014 Audi TT : Leaked pictures show new coupe in full

The new Audi TT has been leaked ahead of its official unveiling on the eve of the 2014 Geneva motor show. A number of images of Audi's new sports coupe surfaced on a Dutch automotive blog in TTS guise, and while the pictures have not officially been verified as showing the actual vehicle, they certainly appear to be legitimate.
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Matt Campbell
Lexus RC F GT3: 400kW rear-drive coupe races to Geneva
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3rd Mar 2014
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Lexus RC F GT3: 400kW rear-drive coupe races to Geneva

The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept will race into the halls of the Geneva motor show tomorrow as a preview of the Japanese brand's racing aspirations in 2015. With a tuned 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine from the IS F and RC F now producing power "approaching 400 kilowatts" and a kerb weight of just 1250kg, the Lexus RC F GT3 Concept has been developed specifically to GT3 international racing standards.
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