Kia introducing bi-fuel gasoline-LPG Picanto in Europe

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Responding to growing customer demand in Europe for small cars with low running costs and low emissions, Kia is introducing a bi-fuel gasoline-LPG model to its Picanto small car range. Picanto LPG is powered by a special version of Kia’s three-cylinder 1.0-liter Kappa engine which produces 67 ps (66 hp, 49 kW) and 90 N·m (66 lb-ft) of torque. The Kia Picanto achieved a 4-Star safety rating in EuroNCAP crash tests. Picanto Click to enlarge.

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Tesla Model 3 Europe’s best-selling pure EV in February in its first full month on the market

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This was due to an 8% increase in registrations in Germany, which helped to offset double-digit falls in Italy, France, Spain and the UK. It was the best performing SUV in Austria, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, and the second best in Germany, Croatia, Denmark and Italy.

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Euro Big 5 auto markets up 8.6% in April, SUVs continue to dominate; shift in segment shares

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Led by strong growth in Spain and Italy, new car registrations in Europe’s Big 5 markets grew by 8.6% However, the largest growth figures were recorded in Italy and Spain, where April’s volumes grew by 12.3% While Italy moderated its growth, after an 18% rise in January, followed by 28% in February and 18% in March, Spain returned to positive growth after a 1% decrease posted in March. Ford, Mercedes, Hyundai, Kia and Fiat were the other big winners.

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Total new car sales in Europe drop 2% in July; SUV sales up 12.5%

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While Spain, Italy and the UK all posted modest growth in July, this could not fully compensate for the declines seen in France and Germany. to 108,769 units and sales in Italy were up 2.6% Other big winners include Dacia, who posted double-digit growth in four of the five markets, thanks mostly to the Sandero hatchback, Kia’s new Sportage, and the good results of Land Rover’s updated Evoque.

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VM Motori Awards CGI Block and Bedplate Contracts for New 3.0L Diesel to Tupy

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Independent engine manufacturer VM Motori SpA of Italy has awarded. Following pre-machining of the cylinder blocks and bedplates at Tupy, final machining and engine assembly is performed in a purpose-built manufacturing facility at VM Motori in Cento, Italy.

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Fisker Recruits First US Dealers for PHEVs; Appoints First Distributors for Europe

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Fisker Automotive has appointed two distributors: for southern Europe, GP Supercars in Merano, Italy represented by CEO Gianfranco Pizzuto; and in northern Europe, Nellemann Group in Copenhagen, Denmark, represented by CEO Jac Nellemann.

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