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Mercedes-Benz unveils its revamped G-Class

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The all-new G-Class makes its public debut at the Detroit auto show in G550 form. Completely redeveloped and fitted with a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo gasoline engine offering 427ps and 450 lb-ft of torque at 2,000rpm to 4,750rpm, despite near-identical looks to its predecessor plenty has changed for the Mercedes-Benz SUV.


Ford’s F150 pickup gets its first diesel motor

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Developed by the powertrain team behind the 6.7-liter Power Stroke engine for super duty trucks, the all-new 3.0-liter V6 Power Stroke unit promises 250ps, 440 lb-ft of torque, and an anticipated 5175kg of towing capacity.


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In light of Fisker's solid-state battery breakthrough and claims of a one minute charge time, will this electric vehicle technology development kick-start mass BEV uptake? 

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Turbo power for Kia’s first hot hatch

Kia has confirmed plans to launch its first ever hot hatch – the pro_cee'd GT, which will attempt to compete with established performance developed models from the likes of Ford, Volkswagen, Opel, Seat, Renault and Peugeot.

A 1.6-liter turbocharged GDI engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission will be at the heart of the upcoming cee’d derivative, which will go on sale in most European car markets by the second quarter of next year.

For the time being, though, Kia’s not revealing any more details about its European-inspired hot hatch aside from it being based on the all-new pro_cee'd, which made its debut at the Paris Motor Show in September. The South Korean car maker also says the pro_cee'd GT, which could make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, will be developed to align to Kia’s “sportiness and fun to drive” positioning.

30 November 2012


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