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ANALYSIS - Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian X

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Look ma, no spark plugs (some of the time)

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Struggling GM Holden axes remaining cars

GM Holden is to cull the Astra and Commodore, the final two car models in a line-up which will soon be reduced to one pick-up and four SUVs. The...

Vietnam sales decline in November

New vehicle sales in Vietnam declined by 2.7% to 27,989 units in November 2019 from 29,709 units in the same month of last year, according to...

EC backs EUR3.2bn State aid for battery research

European Commission (EC) authorities have approved, through EU State aid rules, a EUR3.2bn (US$3.5bn) Important Project of Common European interest...

Russia November sales fall 6.4%

Sales of new passenger cars and LCVs in Russia decreased by 6.4% in November.

BYD lands Europe’s largest ever electric bus order

BYD says it has secured the largest ever single order for electric buses in Europe in a deal with Keolis Nederland BV, the Dutch subsidiary of global...

Avtovaz buys GM stake in Togliatti joint venture

Avtovaz has signed an agreement with General Motors to purchase its 50% share of the Togliatti-based GM-Avtovaz joint venture.

Volvo Group Venture Capital invests in AV software

Volvo Group Venture Capital AB has invested in Apex.AI, a leading software company in autonomous mobility.

Japan vehicle sales continue to drop in November

Japan’s new vehicle market continued to decline sharply in November 2019, by almost 13% to 385,859 units from 441,943 units a year earlier, according to registration data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA).

West European car market up 4.2% in November

West European new car sales grew by 4.2% year-on-year (YoY) in November according to data released by LMC Automotive.

Jaguar updating all I-Paces using race series experience

Tata Motors'Jaguar is using technical knowledge gained from the I-Pace eTrophy race series to give current owners a...

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ANALYSIS - Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian X

Mid-life facelifts aren't often as dramatic as the one which Mitsubishi has given the fifth generation L200 pick-up. There's also a new Euro 6d compliant 2.3-litre diesel engine and the choice of six-speed manual or new six-speed automatic transmissions plus a significantly upgraded four-wheel drive system.

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ANALYSIS - Nissan X-Trail 1.7 diesel 4x4

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Look ma, no spark plugs (some of the time)

In the hundred-plus years of the automobile, certain technology has bubbled to the top and largely stayed there. Pistons still go up and down (or side to side) inside engines. Despite the occasional flirt with rotaries (tip sealing problems) and alternatives such as the Orbital. Petrol motors have spark plugs, diesels work on compression ignition. Friction clutches separate engine from gearbox so you can change a box of cogs essentially unchanged since the dawn of time. Automatics are still best, I think, as epicyclic gear trains with a torque converter. Freon became the air conditioning refrigerant of choice because you could chill a meat locker with such a system.

China’s automakers look to reverse sharp EV market decline

Since the government cut subsidies in June, China’s new energy vehicle (NEV) market - comprising mainly electric and...

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