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In this week’s news section, Mazda continues to refine its electric vision, now ruling out a ‘big-battery’ EV. The Japanese firm reckons that these bigger battery cars are less environmentally friendly than even diesel-powered models, stacking its chips on smaller batteries for the future.
As strict new European CO2 targets loom, Jeep is also looking to cut back on emissions, considering a plug-in hybrid Wrangler and even an electric SUV. Elsewhere, the upcoming Cupra Formentor has been spied, looking virtually unchanged from the concept car shown at the 2018 Geneva motor show, while PSA and Fiat Chrysler confirm their industry-shaking merger, now formalised in a legally binding agreement.
We’ve also got the lowdown on Jaguar Land Rover’s acquisition of off-road Land Rover tuner Bowler, before capping the news section with an examination of the world’s largest car market - China - and our yearly round-up of the automotive industry’s winners and losers.