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SEMA News—May 2018

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Porsche 911 Turbo

 

’19 Fiat 500X

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Porsche’s next-generation 911 is due in 2019, and here are the best shots yet of what’s to become the new 911 Turbo, likely due just months after the basic 911.

The Turbo-typical horizontal air inlet in the hood will be featured again, and so will the air intakes behind the doors. Huge air intakes in the front bumper, the extendable spoiler lip plus a pair of double daylight running lights will round off the 911 Turbo.

The car retains turbocharged engines under the rear trunk, powering either the “regular” Turbo or the Turbo S. That top-of-the-range model might crack the 600hp barrier and will get pretty close to a time of 2.5 seconds for the 0–60 sprint.

 

Since photos of the revised ’19 Jeep Renegade have surfaced, it’s only natural that its Italian cousin, the Fiat 500X, will also get a few new features for the new year.

It’s hard to tell much from these photos, but expect new bumpers and lamp units front and rear, and a new eight-speed automatic may replace the troublesome nine-speed. The new 2.0L Turbo will appear as an option.



 

Kia Sorento Diesel Mule

Kia

 

Kia

This is a mule for the U.S.-spec Kia Sorento diesel, caught testing near Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Kia said in January that it would sell a diesel-powered version of the revised Sorento in the United States starting in 2019—a first for the automaker. This mule testing on U.S. soil is likely awaiting final tuning and an emissions certificate.

The Sorento should be powered by the same 2.2L turbodiesel four-cylinder found in the recently debuted Hyundai Santa Fe. In the Santa Fe, that engine is good for 200 hp and 320 lb.-ft. of torque.

The Sorento is likely to be in a small class when it gets here. In any case, expect to see a Sorento diesel early next year.

     

 

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