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SPIED: G80 BMW M3 – three.0L inline-six, 480 hp, AWD?

The brand new G80 BMW M3 has been noticed out within the open once more, forward of its debut this September on the Frankfurt Motor Present alongside its two-door sibling, the M4. Whereas absolutely camouflaged, this prototype sports activities the standard widebody M look, as clearly seen with the flared wheel arches. Not a lot may be made out from the entrance, however a fast look from behind reveals the quad exhaust ideas, which is a typical trait of the M3. Nevertheless, not like the outgoing F80 M3, the next-generation mannequin can be accessible in a variety of choices, together with the potential for an all-wheel drive variant. Heresy, you say? Effectively, not fairly. However first, let’s tackle the powertrain in query. At launch, the G80 M3 is predicted to make use of the brand new S58 three.Zero litre twin-turbo straight-six petrol engine, that includes the high-tech water injection system....




508 Peugeot Sport Engineered Idea proven forward of Geneva debut – electrical AWD, Zero-100 km/h in four.3s!

Peugeot is ready to unveil the high-performance 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered idea on the upcoming Geneva Motor Present subsequent month. The brand new tremendous sedan is constructed based mostly on the brand new 508 Hybrid, and its debut units in movement the model’s electrification push, which is able to see each mannequin get electrified from right here on. Let’s dive straight into the juicy particulars. The 508 Sport Engineered idea, seemingly a conceptual manifestation of the rumoured 508 R plug-in hybrid, is powered by a complicated PureTech 200 engine that’s married to 2 electrical motors. One e-motor makes 112 hp and drives the entrance wheels, whereas a separate 203-hp (150 kW) unit drives the rear wheels, which in impact makes it an electrical all-wheel drive automotive. There’s no point out on the overall mixed output (the 508 R was stated to get round 350 hp), however Peugeot claims a zero....


Kia XCeed sketch revealed – doable debut at Geneva

Kia has one other crossover mannequin on the best way, which is being teased on this sketch you see earlier than you. Reportedly known as the XCeed, the mannequin is alleged to be a jacked-up model of the common Ceed, albeit with some styling tweaks. The sketch is definitely a dramatic one, with outsized wheels paired with a sloping roofline and a daring rear finish. Absent cues embody door handles, facet mirrors and shut traces for the automobile’s doorways and home windows, though these are to be anticipated. A clearer (and extra consultant) have a look at the mannequin might be obtained from earlier spyshots of a improvement automobile making the rounds. In them, we see a considerable quantity of camouflage and physique cladding on each ends, seemingly indicating the XCeed shall be clearly differentiated from the Ceed hatchback. Anticipate the XCeed to get the identical engines as the remainder....




SPYSHOTS: Geely Binyue B-segment SUV noticed testing in Malaysia – new Proton X50 on the best way?

Proton is about to increase its newly established SUV portfolio to incorporate a brand new B-segment compact SUV based mostly on the Geely Binyue (SX11), which many are tentatively calling the X50. Just lately, camouflaged examples of the Binyue have been noticed within the nation, as seen in these pictures posted by The Ajerul Fb web page. The autos seen listed below are all left-hand drive items, and are doubtless used for improvement functions much like what we’ve witnessed with the X70 previous to its debut. In response to the supply, normal and “sports activities” variations of the Binyue are being examined; the latter is recognized by its bumper design that options smaller fog lamp enclosures, quad exhausts and a distinguished rear wing. If the X70 is any indication, the Binyue ought to get its fair proportion of personalised revisions by way of design and gear to higher go well....


DRIVEN: 2019 Toyota Vios – outdated hand learns new methods

For so long as I might bear in mind, the B-segment sedan market was the epicentre of the Malaysian automotive trade – it was the section that commanded essentially the most consideration and one which had the best impression on our purchasing habits. And whereas loads of section gamers have come and gone, two titans stay etched in shoppers’ minds – the Honda Metropolis and the Toyota Vios. Each automobiles battled it out for many years as king of this hotly-contested section, every taking turns to deal blows with each passing technology, and every seemingly unwilling to again down. Lately, it was the extra trendy, extra competent Metropolis that secured the lead, serving to Honda break Toyota’s stranglehold on the non-national gross sales title, in addition to changing into the second hottest model general. Not a second too quickly, the brand new Vios was launched simply final month, right here....




MRT station safety to be stepped up – extra cameras and lights, patrolling by plainclothes police

After the violent theft on the Taman Mutiara MRT station final week, the transport ministry has recognized larger danger MRT stations and is planning to step up safety at these areas. There may also be auxiliary police patrolling prepare stations in plain garments, transport minister Anthony Loke mentioned, reported by Malay Mail. “There are 1,300 present auxiliary police and a few will begin working in plain garments and they’re going to begin working all through our operational hours. We take this matter very significantly and even deputy PM Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail introduced his matter up throughout cupboard and has requested us to beef up safety on the stations,” Loke advised reporters yesterday. The six MRT stations recognized as sizzling spots for crime are Batu 11, Bukit Bintang, Taman Maluri, Kajang, Taman Pertama and Taman Mutiara – the latter was the place the precise crime passed off.....


Honda Jazz Mugen, BR-V Particular Version launched in Malaysia – restricted to 300 models every, from RM88,600

Honda Malaysia has launched two particular version fashions within the nation – the Jazz Mugen and BR-V Particular Version – with every being restricted to simply 300 models. The Jazz Mugen is basically similar to the present automotive the corporate placed on show on the 2018 Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Motor Present (KLIMS), and relies on the Grade V variant with quite a few add-ons. The primary is a Mugen physique equipment that features a new entrance aero bumper, which options LED fog lamps and three-hole cutouts for DRLs (however with solely two utilised both sides) on the decrease sides. You’ll additionally get a Mugen brand on the entrance grille, aspect skirts, rear bumper extension, tailgate spoiler and a rear mid-mounted spoiler extension. Nevertheless, not like the KLIMS idea, the Jazz Mugen doesn’t get the 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels and makes do with the 16-inch set that comes with the Grade....




Subsequent-gen Lexus IS to share Z4-Supra’s three.0L inline-six?

Apparently, the collaboration between BMW and Toyota doesn’t simply finish with the G29 Z4 and A90 Supra. In accordance with bestcarweb, the next-generation Lexus IS would be the subsequent mannequin in line to obtain the three.zero litre straight-six engine. Within the Supra, the engine makes 340 PS and 500 Nm of torque. The Japanese publication states that Lexus’ sporty picture just isn’t as extensively generally known as rivals BMW and Mercedes-Benz. To sort out this, it appears there are plans so as to add a mid-range high-performance sports activities mannequin with an inline-six engine, one which might sit between the common 2.zero litre four-cylinder fashions and range-topping IS F. Platform-wise, the brand new IS will reportedly sit on the Toyota New International Structure (TNGA) FR-based platform, which underpins the brand new Toyota Crown. Styling-wise, the report mentioned the brand new IS received’t look too dissimilar to the outgoing mannequin (pictured....


KTM Komuter prepare fares get 20% low cost from April

Excellent news for many who depend on the KTM Komuter prepare service. Transport minister Anthony Loke introduced yesterday a 20% low cost for all KTM Komuter fares on all sectors (Klang Valley, Northern, Southern) ranging from April 1, 2019. The cupboard authorised the low cost for each money and cashless funds. Presently, those that pay for rides with Contact n Go get 20% off board charges, and this shall be retained submit April. Individually, there’s a concession low cost of 50% for college students, senior residents, kids and the disabled. In an announcement, the transport ministry stated that with this fare low cost, KTM Komuter riders will get to scale back their month-to-month bills for public transport fares. The saved quantity can be utilized to help different bills comparable to meals and lodging, that are the largest prices aside from transport. “Price of transport has been recognized because the third....




Mercedes-Benz to debut new CLA Taking pictures Brake, GLC facelift, Idea EQV at Geneva Motor Present

It’s going to be a busy time for Mercedes-Benz on the 2019 Geneva Motor Present, because the German carmaker has introduced it can unveil a number of new fashions on the occasion. These embrace the CLA Taking pictures Brake, facelifted GLC and the Idea EQV. The primary of the three is the choice physique model to the C118 CLA Coupe, which was launched earlier in January. Count on the taking pictures brake model to undertake lots of the applied sciences and powertrains already obtainable for the coupe, together with the Mercedes-Benz Consumer Expertise (MBUX) infotainment system. Primarily based on earlier spyshots of CLA Taking pictures Brake growth vehicles, the design of the mannequin is basically similar to the common CLA Coupe from the entrance, whereas the added actual property on the again offers extra boot area. A protracted, sloping roofline can also be seen on mules to make sure the....


2019 Ford Focus ST Mk4 debuts – 276 hp and 430 Nm 2.three litre turbo, 6-sp handbook or 7-sp auto transmissions

Ford has unveiled its fourth-generation Focus ST, which fits on sale in Europe in the summertime. Based mostly on the Focus Mk4 that made its debut final 12 months, the Sport Applied sciences by-product options the identical five-door hatchback and property body-styles of its predecessor. The ST doesn’t veer an excessive amount of from the usual automotive styling-wise, the adjustments being slightly delicate and useful. On the entrance, the automotive will get revised higher and decrease entrance grilles which were optimised for elevated cooling functionality, together with decrease wing parts that assist channel air in to the air-curtain inlets for improved aerodynamic efficiency. On the again, the mannequin ditches the big logotype ‘Focus’ lettering on the tailgate, and will get a bigger, extra steeply-angled rear roof spoiler together with a pronounced rear diffuser. The tailpipe format has additionally been reconfigured from the Mk3, now that includes twin exit tailpipes in....




Alfa Romeo to debut “one thing new” at Geneva present

Since introducing the Giulia and Stelvio SUV, Alfa Romeo has been a bit quiet on the brand new product facet of issues. Nicely, that silence is about to be damaged on the Geneva Motor Present taking place subsequent month, as a result of the Italian automaker is tipped to unveil a brand new mannequin. Firm spokesman Berj Alexanian instructed Roadshow: “Alfa Romeo will probably be on the Geneva Motor Present in full drive with our award-winning line-up and one thing new up our sleeves as properly. We’re excited to point out everybody a style of what’s subsequent on the planet of Italian efficiency and luxurious. Keep tuned on March 5 to see a glimpse into the subsequent chapter of Alfa Romeo’s legendary story.” So far as issues go, there’s no telling what precisely the automaker will probably be unveiling. Nonetheless, experiences recommend the potential of a smaller crossover that’s positioned....


Geely GE11 all-electric sedan – first official pictures out

Geely has launched first pictures of the automobile that it teased final month, the Geely GE11. The three pictures you see right here appeared on Fb with the caption “new automobile, new vitality, new emblem, new paradigm.” Beforehand, Geely mentioned that the GE11 shall be unveiled in early 2019. No full data but, however what we all know is that the GE11 is a brand new battery powered EV, the primary for Geely because the launch of the Emgrand EV in 2015. The sedan is a “globally developed product” and can spearhead the Chinese language carmaker’s efforts in coming into abroad markets. The GE11’s face makes use of a “closed frontal design language” with the headlights designed across the idea of ‘Yi’, the Chinese language phrase for one. This permits the eyes of the automobile to succeed in throughout the entrance and up into the entrance arches. The shortage of....




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R231 Mercedes-Benz SL Grand Version will get unveiled

The present, sixth-generation R231 Mercedes-Benz SL has been round for a superb variety of years now, however the German carmaker just isn’t trying to retire the grand tourer simply but. As an alternative, it has launched a brand new Grand Version mannequin, which it says is reserved for “particularly unique Mercedes-Benz particular version fashions.” With the SL Grand Version, what you’re getting is a bunch of aesthetic enhancements to make your SL seem extra unique than others round it. Subsequently, there are high-gloss chrome and matte silver functions on the entrance bumper, as a begin. Elsewhere, there’s a set of staggered (19-inch entrance, 20-inch rear) AMG 10-spoke cast wheels in high-gloss black with a high-sheen rim flange and spokes, in addition to Grand Version badging to function a refined reminder. Inside, designo tundra brown pearl leather-based is used on varied a part of the inside, together with on the sports....




SPIED: 2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 noticed chilly testing

The Mercedes-AMG A 45 mega hatch has been noticed as soon as once more, apparently on a last take a look at section earlier than making its world debut on the 2019 Geneva Motor Present in March. It’s been noticed a number of instances earlier than, however that is the primary time the take a look at mule has been noticed sporting a cool, vibrant camouflage wrap. As beforehand reported, a lot of the automobile might be primarily based on the present W177 A-Class, however the range-topping mannequin might doubtless sport a meaner entrance fascia (together with a Panamericana grille), which is unapologetically hinted by the awful-looking white masking. The whole lot else appears just about production-ready, the extent of which might be revealed in full on the sacred grounds of the Geneva present. When it comes to efficiency, the W177-based A 45 is predicted to run on a boosted....


Apple patent for facial recognition unlocking – report

Apple has filed a patent for facial recognition expertise which can allow customers who’re registered with the car to unlock doorways as they method, in accordance with Futurism. Although printed very lately, the patent was truly filed early in 2017, in accordance with the doc sighted on Free Patents On-line, which dates the patent again to earlier than Apple transferred greater than 200 staff from Challenge Titan, its self-driving automotive endeavour. As such, it’s unclear if the event of facial recognition expertise is a part of a present, ongoing course of, or whether it is one thing from Challenge Titan’s earlier days which Apple needs to safeguard for potential later use. Described as ‘system and technique for car authorisation’, the patent seems as an example a facial recognition system that may accommodate personalised settings for every registered consumer, from seat and mirror place settings that are generally used presets in....




Citroen Ami One Idea – electrical 2CV of tomorrow

That is the Citroen Ami One Idea that can be displayed on the upcoming 2019 Geneva Motor Present. Don’t name it a automobile – Citroen describes Ami One as a disruptive all-electric “object” that locations digital expertise on the coronary heart of a brand new city mobility expertise, providing extra freedom and peace of thoughts. Mentioned to be a response to new buyer behaviours and the challenges of power transition within the metropolis, the Ami One is being visioned because the Citroen 2CV of the long run, offering freedom of motion to the lots like the enduring old-timer did in its time. Citroen designed Ami One Idea as a substitute for public transport and different modes of transport comparable to bikes and electrical scooters. At simply 2.5m lengthy and 1.5m huge, the tiny 425 kg two-seater goals to supply good agility within the city surroundings, whereas conveying robustness by means....


2019 SsangYong Korando SUV – first pictures launched

Oft-forgotten South Korean carmaker SsangYong has launched the primary images of its new Korando forward of its residence market launch in March. The midsize SUV – which sits between the Tivoli and the Rexton within the lineup – is about to make its world premiere on the upcoming Geneva Motor Present, debuting plenty of new options and applied sciences for the model. As anticipated, the styling borrows closely from the smaller Tivoli, sharing its trapezoidal headlights, slim higher grille, pronounced rear fender bulge and black C-pillar trim, giving the automobile an in-vogue “floating roof” look. The tail lights with arrow-shaped graphics are linked by a horizontal chrome bar, mimicking the entrance finish. Inside, the Korando contains a “Blaze Cockpit” design that’s mentioned to be impressed by the most recent plane cockpits, integrating the 10.25-inch fully-digital instrument cluster, nine-inch navigation touchscreen and 34-colour “infinity” ambient lighting. An air vent strip spans....




Aston Martin Mission 003 hypercar teased – 2021 debut

Aston Martin has yet one more hypercar on the way in which, which is being known as Mission 003 for now. The yet-unnamed mannequin would be the third hypercar to be developed by the corporate after the Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Professional (previously 001 and zero02), and is slated to be launched in late 2021. Particulars are restricted at this level, however Mission 003 will likely be constructed round a light-weight construction that’s joined by energetic aerodynamics and energetic suspension programs. The powertrain is claimed to function a turbocharged petrol-electric hybrid engine, which differs from the Valkyrie’s naturally-aspirated mill (additionally electrified). One other level of distinction is practicality, as Aston Martin says Mission 003 is “designed and engineered to supply extra sensible concessions to highway use, together with house for baggage.” Based mostly on the supplied teaser picture, the automobile seems to have a quite broad observe and slender cabin....


FK8 Honda Civic Sort R being evaluated for Malaysian police use – the brand new ‘Helang Lebuhraya PDRM’?

Pictures circulating on social media have revealed that the Royal Malaysian police (PDRM) is ready to trial an FK8 Honda Civic Sort R, deploying it as a high-speed pursuit automobile. We’ve learnt from sources that the automotive, decked out in police livery, has not been bought by PDRM however is a trial unit being loaned out by Honda Malaysia for the aim of discipline checks. If it aces the working trials, there’s the chance that the Sort R will turn out to be the weapon of alternative for the PDRM as the brand new Helang Lebuhraya Polis. With 310 PS at 6,500 rpm and 400 Nm of torque being provided from its 2.zero litre turbocharged VTEC mill, the automotive received’t be quick on skill to chase baddies down. It’s not the primary time a barnstormer has been picked for pursuit obligation. A decade in the past, the police commissioned 25....




Audi provides GLOSA to Visitors Gentle Data system

To assist cut back the variety of stops at pink lights, Audi of America has expanded performance of its Visitors Gentle Data (TLI) – a Car-to-Infrastructure (V2I) know-how – to incorporate Inexperienced Gentle Optimized Pace Advisory (GLOSA). Out there for choose 2017 mannequin 12 months and newer Audi fashions, GLOSA makes use of site visitors sign data (obtained by way of V2I know-how) and the present place of a car to supply velocity suggestions supposed to permit drivers to move site visitors lights throughout a inexperienced interval. Parameters which are considered to allow this embody the space to a site visitors gentle, the velocity restrict profile for the realm and the sign timing plans. The final merchandise talked about makes use of on-board 4G LTE information connectivity to obtained real-time sign data from the site visitors administration system, letting the motive force know roughly how a lot time stays earlier....


Mercedes-Benz SLC Remaining Version proven – final hurrah?

The Mercedes-Benz SLK was a revolution when it was unveiled in 1996, debuting a folding metallic hardtop design that was copied the world over. Nevertheless, lacklustre gross sales in recent times have put the way forward for the roadster – now referred to as the SLC – unsure, and with the present R172 era now eight years previous, Stuttgart has chosen to launch a Remaining Version mannequin that harks again to its seminal premiere. One callback is the solar yellow paint choice that’s unique to this variant, reminiscing the uncharacteristic (for Mercedes) yellowstone hue that was the launch color for the unique R170. The automobile additionally is available in AMG Line trim as normal, including sportier entrance and rear bumpers in addition to 18-inch five-spoke AMG alloy wheels – these rollers are completed in black with a machined face. Additionally fitted as a part of the AMG Line bundle is....




Toyota Prius C to retire, changed by Corolla Hybrid?

The Toyota Prius C might quickly go into retirement. In keeping with Motor1, the compact hybrid hatchback might be changed by the bigger and extra gas environment friendly Corolla Hybrid. Group vice chairman of Toyota Advertising, Ed Laukes informed the publication: “You’re in all probability not going to see Prius C for lengthy. The Prius C has served its function properly.” Manufacturing of the Prius C (also called the Toyota Aqua in Japan) first began in late 2011, and it was particularly positioned to be a smaller, inexpensive hybrid automotive to the bigger Prius. Motive energy comes from the 1NZ-FXE 1.5 litre Atkinson cycle mill, making 74 PS and 111 Nm. The engine works alongside an electrical motor/Ni-Mh battery mixture providing 61 PS and 169 Nm, with mixed most output being 100 PS. Efficiency figures embody a Zero-100 km/h time of 10.7 seconds and a 35.four km per litre consumption,....


2019 Toyota Yaris: Vios hatch coming to Malaysia quickly

Keep in mind the brilliant yellow Toyota Yaris that was noticed on a transporter alongside NKVE final November? Nicely, this piece of reports got here straight from the horse’s mouth – UMW Toyota Motor has confirmed that the “Vios hatchback” will in truth be launched for the Malaysian market, and it’ll arrive throughout the second quarter of the yr. The large information is that will probably be domestically assembled on the newly-built Meeting Companies Sdn Bhd (ASSB) plant in Bukit Raja, Klang, the place the Vios facelift can also be made. The Yaris is at present offered in Thailand and Indonesia, and the latter market will get the 2NR 1.5 litre four-cylinder engine, which is similar unit utilized by the Perodua Myvi. Fitted with DOHC and Twin VVT-i, the engine produces 107 PS and 140 Nm of torque. In Indonesia, it’s accessible with a five-speed handbook or CVT, though it’s....




A90 Toyota GR Supra to be launched in M’sia this 12 months

Excellent news! UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has formally revealed that the brand new A90 Toyota GR Supra will probably be making its option to Malaysia this 12 months, so for many who have been ready for the reborn sports activities automobile, get these cheque books prepared. For now, there’s no phrase on official pricing or the variants that we are going to be getting right here. Two engine decisions can be found for the Supra, beginning with a 2.zero litre turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 197 PS from four,500 to six,000 rpm and 320 Nm of torque from 1,450 to four,200 rpm. The identical engine can also be obtainable in a better state of tune, producing 258 PS from 5,000 to six,000 rpm and 400 Nm from 1,550 to four,400 rpm. No shock that the extra highly effective four-pot completes the zero to 100 km/h dash faster at 5.2 seconds in....


Honda confirms Swindon UK plant closure – Turkey to cease making Civic sedan in 2021, however will reside on

Honda has formally introduced its choice to shut its Swindon, UK plant in 2021. The closure of the manufacturing facility that makes the Jazz, CR-V, Civic Hatchback and Civic Kind R (Swindon is the worldwide hub for the FK8) is a part of a transfer to restructure Honda’s international manufacturing community, and to concentrate on electrification. “This restructure comes as Honda accelerates its dedication to electrified automobiles, in response to the unprecedented modifications within the international automotive trade. The numerous challenges of electrification will see Honda revise its international manufacturing operations, and focus exercise in areas the place it expects to have excessive manufacturing volumes,” Honda mentioned. Swindon presently produces 150,000 automobiles per 12 months, and employs roughly three,500 individuals. Session with doubtlessly affected staff will start right now, Honda says. Manufacturing unit apart, Honda’s European HQ will proceed to be positioned within the UK. The worldwide restructure can even....




Perodua Aruz vs Honda BR-V: we evaluate the service prices of each 7-seat SUVs over 5 years/100,000 km

Perodua launched the Aruz only a month in the past, with two variants – 1.5X (RM72,900) and 1.5 Advance (RM77,900) – being supplied for the seven-seat SUV. The proverbial query on the minds of most individuals is, “how a lot does it price to run the Aruz?” We’re right here to reply that query, and as a comparability, we’ll evaluate the upkeep prices of the Aruz towards one other in style finances seven-seater, the Honda BR-V. Earlier than we proceed additional, it must be famous that the BR-V’s price ticket begins at RM80,989 for the bottom E variant, whereas the top-spec V goes for RM87,701 (retail costs talked about listed below are on-the-road with out insurance coverage). The worth hole between each fashions is between RM8,000 to RM9,800, and whereas each include a five-year guarantee, solely the BR-V will get limitless mileage (150,000 km for the Aruz). Primarily based on....


2019 Nissan Livina makes world debut in Indonesia – new 7-seater MPV based mostly on Mitsubishi Xpander

The brand new 2019 Nissan Livina made its world debut in Indonesia in the present day. Beforehand spied carrying little or no disguise, the brand new Livina replaces an ageing mannequin that’s struggling to compete in Indonesia’s core Low MPV section, the place the the Toyota Avanza, Daihatsu Xenia, Honda Mobilio and Suzuki Ertiga play in. The brand new boy on this price range three-row MPV section is the Mitsubishi Xpander, which the brand new Livina is predicated on. Many of the Xpander’s sheetmetal have been carried over, however Nissan did make slight modifications to the Dynamic Protect face of its Alliance companion’s donor automotive. As per the Xpander, there are slim daytime working lights sitting above huge principal beams in a three-tier lighting association, though the LED DRL design is completely different, and the Mitsu’s trademark chrome strips that give the sunken cheeks look is absent. With out this....




Honda to shut Swindon UK plant – to value three,500 jobs?

Honda will reportedly announce the closure of its Swindon automotive manufacturing facility in 2022, a transfer that may see roughly three,500 staff lose their jobs, the BBC reviews. The Japanese automaker produced 160,000 models of the Honda Civic in Swindon final 12 months, and over 90% of which had been exported to Europe. Whereas an official announcement has but to be made, a UK member of parliament, Justin Tomlinson mentioned he had spoken to Honda, which confirmed it was consulting with ‘all workers’.”There may be not anticipated to be any job losses, or adjustments in manufacturing till 2021,” Tomlinson mentioned. The Unite union mentioned the reviews, if confirmed, can be a “shattering physique blow,” with officer Des Quinn saying “the automotive trade within the UK during the last 20 years has been the jewel within the crown for the manufacturing sector – and now it has been introduced low by....