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Volvo three-cylinder petrol engine confirmed for XC40, S60 and V60
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26th May 2017
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Volvo three-cylinder petrol engine confirmed for XC40, S60 and V60

The Volvo brand made quite a ruckus a few years ago when it declared it wouldn’t offer any engines larger than four cylinders. It has stayed true to that mantra, and will soon add an even smaller three-cylinder engine to its range. The new three-cylinder engine will be a variation on Volvo's 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged and supercharged petrol drivetrain offered in the brand’s cars today, but without a supercharger, and with a 1.5-litre displacement.
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Matt Campbell
Autonomous cars are 'the vaccine that will cure deaths on the road', says industry figurehead
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6th Jan 2017
4 min read

Autonomous cars are 'the vaccine that will cure deaths on the road', says industry figurehead

People die on the roads, that’s a fact of life. But it doesn’t have to be, according to the head of an energy industry watchdog in the US. Robbie Diamond, CEO of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), addressed media at CES 2017 overnight in Las Vegas, where he said autonomous vehicles could be a way of dramatically cutting down the road toll on a global level.
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Tow ball mass: What does it all mean?
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26th Nov 2016
2 min read

Tow ball mass: What does it all mean?

Tow ratings have become pretty serious marketing fodder among SUV and pickup manufacturers. Superlatives abound about ‘best in class’ capabilities, but while the maximum rating is good to know, there is another value that might just be more important. Tow ball mass. CarAdvice reader Frank asks: Where the maximum rating deals with the mass of the trailer, the tow ball mass looks at the weight, or force, the trailer exerts down onto the tow-hitch itself.
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James Ward
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 8
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8th Jul 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 8

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage,with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. What happened in the week ending July 8, 2016? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below. THE WEEK IN NEWS:
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Tegan Lawson
Pirelli Dragon Sport launched: High-performance tyre exclusive to Asia-Pacific
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28th Apr 2016
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Pirelli Dragon Sport launched: High-performance tyre exclusive to Asia-Pacific

Pirelli has revealed the Pirelli Dragon Sport tyre in Shanghai this week, which is rubber designed exclusively for aftermarket fitment in the Asia-Pacific market. The high-performance tyre has been designed to offer consumers a safe and sporty option that can be fitted to their car to replace OEM tyres. Available in 16 different sizes ranging from 17- to 20-inch and 215 to 275mm width, Pirelli expects to expand the product offering in the coming months.
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Paul Maric
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