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Porsche is done with diesels for good

| Auto News | 23.09.2018

Porsche has officially decided to kill off its diesel engines and will instead focus its energy on electrified vehicles. You’ll recall that BMW also recently made a similar announcement, since it too has decided to discontinue all its diesel-powered models after the 2018 model year. Porsche’s decision to drop its diesel models isn’t too surprising […]

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News: Hyundai Fuel Cell Semi Shown in Germany

| Green | 23.09.2018

Hyundai introduced a hydrogen fuel cell electric semi-truck and announced plans to introduce it in Europe’s eco-friendly commercial vehicle market. The Hyundai Fuel Cell Semi may beat the Tesla electric Semi to the market.

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2019 Peugeot 3008 SUV – Off-Road Driving

| Video | 22.09.2018

PEUGEOT 3008, A GREAT SUCCESS THAT BRINGS NEWS
The SUV 3008 has not only conquered the criticism, but also the many Italian customers who have chosen it so far. They were more than 40,000 items sold specimens on the peninsula since it entered the market conquering a dense crowd of admirers for its design highly SUV, but with the style distinctive of the latest generation Peugeot, for the quality and technology truly innovative that It elevates the security but also the pleasure of driving .

Technology that today is even more confirmed by the renewed range of engines, all able to comply with the Euro 6.2 regulations . Not enough, the new engines are part of the "Generation 2020" because it is able to comply with parameters expected in the future in terms of polluting emissions. Merit of the advanced technology made, for what concerns the Diesel, of SCR (selective catalytic reduction), FAP and also reduction of the displacement with increase of the power (new 1.5L BlueHDi 16v from 130 HP). In petrol engines, the new PureTech Turbo 130 with GPF filter comes into the range(gasoline particulate filter, without specific maintenance) and with a renewed and even more effective anti-pollution system, thanks to new materials and use of new technologies for the catalyst. Engine that leads to the debut also the new 6-speed manual transmission, even more precise and silent in the grafts.

The protagonist of the 3008 range, however, remains the 8-speed automatic transmission (EAT8) as standard or on request on different engines in the range, both petrol and Diesel. The new PureTech 180 petrol adopts it as standard and this combination allows to enhance the dynamic characteristics of this new entry into the range.

Since the "Car of the year" election in 2017, Peugeot 3008 has received 45 awards during these months.

From Alghero to Bosa and then even further down, to Piscinas: from the dunes of South America, where Sainz took her to victory in the Dakar 2018, to the dunes of Sardinia, with sand to act as a fil-rouge to the two adventures, a more extreme, the other little more than tourist.

Peugeot 3008 is the SUV, sporting soul and shaped in elegant and refined shapes, able to pamper you in its luxurious and enveloping Peugeot i-Cockpit, welcoming and silent, with precious materials and finishes, with a sophisticated infotainment system. At the same time, it can also give emotions of a satisfying guide, thanks to a perfect combination of engine and chassis.

So much technology on board, but always at the service of those who are behind the wheel, not to take anything away from the pleasure and leave the driver only the beauty of driving. The 66 curves spread over the 46 km that lead to Bosa enhance the accuracy and roadholding of the 3008, even when fully loaded, while the comfort and ease of driving also allow those sitting in the driver's seat to enjoy the views that only Sardinia and its sea can give as gifts.

And there is no need to put the wheels on the sand of the extraordinary dunes of Piscinas, even if it is precisely where the bottom becomes more difficult that you perceive it more, that you appreciate the Advanced Grip Control, a plus that creates the 3008 and those who drive an absolute feeling and a feeling of control and predictability that make each transfer a pleasant journey.

An advice to make an unforgettable adventure in Sardinia: in addition to driving a 3008, remember to coast counterclockwise, just so you will always have the best view of the sea.

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Best Driver’s Car 2018 – Picking The Winner

| Video | 22.09.2018

#MTBDC The big reveal is here – discover the loudest, craziest, most powerful Best Driver's Car ever. Watch the winner reveal: http://bit.ly/2OI3iGq

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2019 Mazda CX-3 – Interior, Exterior & Driving

| Video | 22.09.2018

For its second update, designers and engineers were emboldened with the mission of making Mazda CX-3 "Exquisite and Edgy." Mazda applied its latest technologies and design principles to further elevate CX-3, including customer feedback to make Mazda CX-3 an even more compelling vehicle, offering improved ride comfort without compromising its driving dynamics, updating the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 for greater responsiveness and efficiency and enriching CX-3's interior with a beautiful Japanese aesthetic, replete with new, upscale materials and design.

Refined Performance

Mazda strives to build vehicles that further heighten the sense of connectedness between driver and car-a valued characteristic of all Mazda vehicles called Jinba Ittai. Based on this approach, every aspect of how CX-3 drives was taken into account and refined. Those efforts resulted in a host of upgrades to its powertrains and suspension, leading to improved handling, ride comfort and quietness.

Mazda CX-3 comes standard with an eager SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter, direct-injection gasoline engine. This highly efficient, four-cylinder engine has been retuned to increase torque across its entire RPM range, improve fuel-efficiency and reduce internal friction. These advancements allow CX-3 to be able to respond much quicker to the driver's intentions, while improving refinement. Peak SKYACTIV-G 2.0 numbers increase to 148 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque.

The revised engine is complemented by Mazda's G-Vectoring Control (GVC) technology, which uses engine timing to control chassis dynamics, leading to smoother, more accurate steering inputs. CX-3's suspension and power steering have also been fine-tuned to optimize dampening characteristics and enhance responsiveness. Furthermore, new 18-inch, low-profile tires have been developed to better absorb shocks from road surfaces and reduce braking distances.

Thicker door panels, rear-door glass, headliner and upgraded door seams additionally help provide a quieter and more refined cabin. Altogether, these carefully engineered tweaks encourage a balance of exhilarating performance, precision handling and excellent ride comfort fitting for any adventure ahead.

Elevating Expectations

Mazda does not stop at delivering vehicles that meet customer expectations. Instead, its engineers, designers and product planners look to exceed them. Mazda believes in constant improvement in order to enrich the drive and help owners and drivers build a strong bond with the brand. Mazda CX-3 takes yet another step forward with elegant, refined design enhancements and satisfying performance that continue to draw praise from owners and media, alike.

Constant refinements, even the most minute, can make all the difference when they're all combined. More than just a vehicle that will simply take you from point A to B, or a fad that comes and goes, Mazdas are designed to provide an enjoyable experience, from their striking design to crafted, high-quality, intuitive interiors to a driving experience that even makes the smallest tasks into enjoyable adventures. Mazda CX-3 may be the gateway into the Mazda brand, but it's hardly merely entry-level. It continues to be the standard of a new generation, elevated.

The new Mazda CX-3 goes on sale in the U.S. in spring 2018.

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