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2016 Toyota Prius technical details revealed in Frankfurt
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17th Sep 2015
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2016 Toyota Prius technical details revealed in Frankfurt

The Japanese auto giant has provided further details about its fourth-generation Toyota Prius hybrid hatchback at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. At the global reveal of the fourth-gen Prius last week in Las Vegas, Toyota provided few details about its new hybrid warrior. With the car's unveiling in Europe this week, the company has filled in a few of our knowledge blanks.
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Derek Fung
Volkswagen Group to replicate battery technologies across models and introduce 800V EV system
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16th Sep 2015
3 min read

Volkswagen Group to replicate battery technologies across models and introduce 800V EV system

Unlike internal combustion engines, which have been refined over a number of years and continuously progress toward greater efficiency, a move to a fully electric vehicle requires considerably more research and development. In a bid to reduce this cost burden, the Volkswagen Group is working to group battery cell technologies across its models.
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Paul Maric
Next Renault Koleos to grow up, get seven seat option
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16th Sep 2015
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Next Renault Koleos to grow up, get seven seat option

The next-generation Renault Koleos medium SUV — or whatever nameplate it ends up wearing — will grow significantly over the current model, enough to accommodate a seven-seat derivative and thereby carve out a significantly bigger piece of a lucrative market.
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Mike Costello
Mazda RX rotary sports car concept might emerge next month in Tokyo
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15th Sep 2015
3 min read

Mazda RX rotary sports car concept might emerge next month in Tokyo

Mazda has given one hell of a strong hint that it will begin talking in earnest about its long-speculated reborn rotary sports car at the Tokyo motor show next month. The mooted launch of a reborn Mazda RX sports car (some say to be called the RX-9) with a modernised rotary engine has long been a talking point surrounding the Japanese company.
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Mike Costello
Kia small SUV imminent, will take cues from Niro concept
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15th Sep 2015
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Kia small SUV imminent, will take cues from Niro concept

Kia is set to launch a sub-compact SUV based on the Niro concept that was revealed at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show. In the past two years, work has been underway to bring a production car to market. Speaking with CarAdvice at the Kia design centre in Europe, chief designer Gregory Guillaume said the brand's B-segment SUV contribution was is "not far away".
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Tegan Lawson