"La macchina ha un motore nuovo."

Translation:The car has a new engine.

March 26, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_LeeGreen

I thought "nuovo" was one of the adjectives that can come before the noun, too.

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CivisRomanus

Yes, un nuovo motore is absolutely correct.
But La macchina ha un motore nuovo underlines that the car's engine is new, whereas La macchina ha un nuovo motore underlines that the car has an engine (which, incidentally, is not old).
So both word orders are correct, but they infer two slightly different meanings.

March 26, 2019
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