The ban on petrol and diesel cars

The announcement of a ban on sale of petrol or diesel powered cars from 2040 must rank right up there as one of the most momentous motoring announcements of recent years.

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Vauxhall Opel joins PSA Group

General Motors and the PSA Group have announced an agreement that will take GM’s Opel and Vauxhall European subsidiaries to join Peugeot and Citroen as part of the the PSA Group.

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New Range Rover slots in above Evoque

Encouraged by the huge success of the Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover has launched the new Range Rover Velar to fill the gap between the small Range Rover and the Range Rover Sport.

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Jaguar unveils I-Pace electric concept car

Jaguar has unveiled its I-Pace electric concept car and there is a little bit more interest in this concept, because Jaguar have confirmed that the I-Pace will go into production. The production version of the I-Pace will be revealed next year and will go on sale in 2018.

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Suzuki increases its supermini options

Suzuki now has two superminis to offer buyers, but they see them appealing to subtly different markets. The Swift is seen as their supermini with a bit more of a sporty image. The new Baleno, produced in India, will be aimed at buyers whose main motoring priority is practicality.

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Maserati Levante spied on autostrade

On a recent trip to Italy we spotted the new Maserati Levante on the A14 autostrade near Imola. The car appeared so suddenly we had no time to get cameras organised, so this was taken on an iPhone.

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Shell explores energy efficiency with concept car

Shell has taken the unusual step of producing a concept car which, were it ever to go into production, could deliver significant energy savings.

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Mitsubishi admits fuel consumption irregularities

Mitsubishi has confirmed that it has discovered that fuel consumption testing data submitted to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Japan has been improperly presented in order to improve fuel consumption rates. The testing method was also different from that required by Japanese law. Read More...
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Building confidence in driverless technology

Driverless cars have been big in the news for some time. But, recent news stories this month have brought renewed focus on the issues involved.

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Aston Martin launches DB9 successor

If you have been to see the Bond film Spectre, you may believe that you have seen the new Aston Martin already. But, the reality is that the Aston Martin DB10 in the film was not the real successor to the long-lived DB9. That successor has just been launched at the Geneva Motor Show and it is the DB11.

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Seat and Skoda take a small step towards the self-driving car

The launch of Seat’s first SUV is significant not only because it takes the Spanish manufacturer into new territory, but it also marks another small step towards self-driving cars.

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Volkswagen diesel: is your car affected?

Volkswagen has now published a website at which UK owners can check if their Volkswagen Group car will need to be modified in response to the recent scandal following the discovery of software that detected when cars were being emissions tested. Read More...
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The Volkswagen scandal fall-out

Many column inches have been devoted to analysing the issues surrounding the Volkswagen emissions scandal, but what are the real issues for owners of affected vehicles?

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Hot weather testing in Death Valley

Motor manufacturers were out in force in Death Valley when DriveBlog.co.uk visited this week.

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Supercars gather for cancer charity

Although the low oil price is taking the sheen off Aberdeen’s gold-plated economy, the streets of the Granite City are still home to a considerable number of the world’s exotic supercars.

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Provisional 2016 Formula One calendar

The World Motor Sport Council has approved rule adjustments for Formula 1 and announced the provisional calendar for the 2016 Formula 1 season.

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Smartphones taking over the driving?

We’ve had quite a bit about autonomous vehicles or piloted vehicles – basically cars that drive themselves – but this intrigued me because it is a different angle on the subject.

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Toyota Avensis strives for prestige and elegance

Toyota has unveled the latest in a lineage of Avensis models that stretch back over four models to the original launched in late 1997. In all 1,711,800 Avensis models have been sold, so this new one has to please existing customers, while hopefully bringing in ‘conquest’ sales.

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TVR to return with Cosworth-powered sports car

TVR, one of Britain’s best-loved specialist sports car brands, should return to the market in 2017 with an all-new Cosworth-powered sports car.

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First pictures of New Vauxhall Astra

Vauxhall has issued the first pictures of the new Vauxhall Astra which is due to go into production later this year at the Ellesmere Port factory in Cheshire. Its debut (under the Opel badge) will be at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

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The most beautiful race in the world

Following the “Mini Miglia” shakedown in Scotland, at the end of last month, nine classic Jaguars lined up in Brescia, Italy for the start of the Mille Miglia – an event once described as “the most beautiful race in the world”.

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Car hire chaos predicted this summer

Do you have a UK driving licence? Are intending to hire a car abroad? If so, there’s an important change from early next month that you need to be aware of.

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50th anniversary of Jim Clark's 1965 season

This month Club Lotus and the Jim Clark Trust will be holding a weekend of celebrations to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jim Clark’s 1965 season in which he won his second Formula One World Championship title, his win at the Indianapolis 500, the Formula 2 championship and the Tasman Championship.

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All-new Jaguar XF unveiled

Jaguar has taken the wraps off its all-new Jaguar XF at the New York motor show, with UK order books now open and the first deliveries taking place towards the end of this year. Prices will start from £32,300.

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Sports and supercars to the fore at Geneva

As the first major European show of the year the Geneva Motor Show always has an array of glittering car launches. But, this year it seems to have excelled itself with new models and a number of tantalising concepts.

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Ford GT steals the limelight in Detroit

Ford has grabbed the headlines at the Detroit Motor Show with the surprise unveiling of the new Ford GT supercar. It comes as Ford celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Ford GT which went on to take a 1-2-3 victory at the 1966 24 hours of Le Mans.

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Jaguar F-Pace gets green light

As expected Jaguar has confirmed that it will build the crossover that it previewed in its C-X17 concept car. As sister company, Land Rover, has seen the SUV market has remained remarkably strong in a difficult market.

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Jaguar XE will deliver over 75mpg

The new Jaguar XE will be “the most fuel-efficient Jaguar ever” according to the company. They go on to say that extensive use of lightweight aluminium construction will help the new smaller Jaguar saloon to return “over 75 mpg” on the EU combined cycle.

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New Mini unveiled

Manufacturers face something of a dilemma when it comes to producing a new version of a popular model. Do they come out with a radical new look to underline the newness? Or, does that risk scaring off the buyers who clearly like the look of the existing car?

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i3 puts BMW's weight behind electric motoring

BMW has revealed the production-ready BMW i3 electric car following its appearance as a concept at the Los Angeles Motor Show last year. This will be the first of two electric/hybrid vehicles in BMW’s range.

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Cascada to debut at Geneva

Vauxhall is give the new Vauxhall Cascada cabriolet its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

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New McLaren P1 will have petrol and electric power

The new McLaren P1 will have two power units that will work together to produce 916PS of power. By combining the output of the 3.8-litre petrol V8 and a lightweight electric motor, the design team say the new model will have “superb throttle response, day-to-day drivability” and, of course, a headline grabbing top speed.

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Audi claim 188mpg for new A3 e-tron

Audi will unveil their new plug-in hybrid version of the Audi A3 at the Geneva Motor Show, claiming that it is capable of 188 mpg with just 35 g/km of carbon dioxide emissions.

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BMW i3 concept coupe at Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Auto Show is where BMW have chosen to show their first-ever all-electric model from the new BMW ‘i’ brand as work goes on to prepare the car for series production.

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Jaguar F-type high-speed testing

With just five days to go until the new Jaguar F-TYPE sports cars is given its public debut at the Paris Auto Show on September 27, for those who can’t wait, here is some footage of the Jaguar in high-speed testing. Read More...
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All new Ford Mondeo revealed

Ford has taken the wraps off its all-new mainstream model, the new Ford Mondeo. Among the headlines is that one of the power units will be the remarkable one-litre Ecoboost petrol engine, as the ‘Blue Oval’ seeks to achieve the ‘best in class’ fuel economy.

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Ford updates the Fiesta

These are the first pictures of the updated Ford Fiesta that will be launched at the Paris Motor Show later this month.

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New Volkswagen Golf unveiled

Volkswagen has unveiled the new Volkswagen Golf 36 years aver the first Golf was launched. Since then 29 million Golfs have been sold.

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New premium look for Freelander

Perhaps in response to the huge success of the Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover is giving its sibling, the Land Rover Freelander a makeover which will be shown for the first time at the Moscow International Motor Show on August 29. The aim of the upgrade is to give the Freelander greater upmarket appeal and Land Rover say it is designed to deliver better comfort, more convenience and greater driving enjoyment.

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Jaguar goes four-wheel-drive

The good news: Jaguar is going four-wheel-drive to give its XF and XJ models more appeal to drivers in the “snow belt” of North America, Russia, China and continental Europe. The bad news: all-wheel-drive will not be an option in the UK home market – at least, not in the 2013 model year.

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New Range Rover first pictures

These are the first official pictures of the new Range Rover that Land Rover will show for the first time at the Paris Motor Show in September. Although it has so faithfully carried forward distinctive Range Rover design cues that it might look, at first glance, like a facelift, the new Range Rover is actually new from the ground up.

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Beware of new breathalyser and satnav laws in France

There has been lots of publicity about the newly introduced law requiring all drivers to carry approved breathalysers while travelling on French roads but British drivers using their company car abroad need to be aware of another new regulation introduced by our Gallic neighbours - it is now illegal to have a satellite navigation device that has inbuilt speed camera location information.

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Vauxhall Adam first pictures

These are the first official pictures of the Vauxhall Adam Vauxhall a car designed to take on the growing market for chic, stylish small hatchbacks. As such the Adam will squaring up to cars like the Mini and the Fiat 500.

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Jaguar F-type confirmed for 2013

At the New York Auto Show, Jaguar has confirmed that they will finally go ahead with production of the Jaguar F-type – spiritual successor to the legendary Jaguar E-type.

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Jaguar's real estate, the XF Sportbrake

Jaguar has unveiled the estate car version of the Jaguar XF. Considering the popularity of the Jaguar X-type Estate, some might find it strange that Jaguar did not take the plunge sooner.

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National Fairfuel Day fuel price protest

Hauliers, motorists and others descend on a very wet Westminster this week for National FairFuel Day. The plan was to give those present the opportunity to lobby their MPs about record fuel prices and extortionate levels of fuel duty.

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New Audi A3 unveiled at Geneva

Unlike Mercedes-Benz with their new A Class, Audi has opted not to risk radical change to the design of the new Audi A3, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. But, although at first glance it looks very similar to the outgoing model, Audi point out that this is an all-new design.

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Number of filling stations continues to dwindle

Away back in 2007 we pointed out that the number of filling stations in the UK was declining at the rate of one a day. Unfortunately the decline continues and it becomes more and more difficult to fill up your car.

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Bentley shows SUV concept at Geneva

It has been a fairly open secret that Bentley has been looking at the SUV market as a possible extension to its range. Now, at the Geneva Motor Show, Bentley is testing the reaction of the public with the Bentley EXP9F concept.

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Range Rover Evoque Cabriolet

In this motoring world of crossovers and lifestyle vehicles, I suppose we should not be surprised. But, there is no doubt that Land Rover will raise a few eyebrows with the concept of a convertible Range Rover Evoque which will be one of the attractions on their stand at the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show.

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Ford B-Max opens up the MPV

Ford has shown off the new door system that will give greater access to their new B-Max small MPV.

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Vauxhall sharpens up the Zafira

The Vauxhall Zafira was one of the pioneers of a new smaller breed of MPVs (or minivans as our Transatlantic cousins would call them). Not much bigger than a car, the 1999 Vauxhall Zafira had room for up to seven passengers, with a particularly neat pair of rear seats that fold down to leave a completely flat load floor.

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New Fusion is really the new Mondeo

What you see here is the new Ford Fusion. That may be exciting news in the USA. But, when we tell you this is also the new Ford Mondeo to be launched in Europe in early 2013, the interest level on this side of the Atlantic is bound to increase.

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New small SUV to join Vauxhall range

These are the first official pictures of the new Vauxhall Mokka, a small SUV that will take Vauxhall into a new market sector when it is officially launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

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On starting grid for "world's greatest motorsport show"

More than 80,000 motorsport fans are expected to descend on Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC), UK, on January 14-15 for the Autosport International show.

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UK's pothole-proof cars revealed

Time was when road tests used to talk about taking cars over to France to try them out on poor road surfaces. Britain’s roads in those days were so smooth as to be not an effective test for suspension.

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Saab: All lives used up?

The news that Saab is to enter administration is a bitter end to what has been a roller coaster since we ran the premature obituary on this blog exactly two years ago.

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New BMW 3 Series unveiled

BMW has taken the wraps of the sixth generation of its BMW 3 Series, which BMW proudly state is the world’s best-selling premium saloon.

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New British car maker debuts at Frankfurt Motor Show

It’s not often that a new car maker joins the motor industry elite, let alone a new British car maker. But, there’s a new British name over one of the stands at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Jaguar unveils 'E-type' C-X16 Concept

Jaguar has today released the first details and photos of the C-X16 concept – the car that is aimed at taking the Big Cat back into the market it used to dominate with the legendary E-type (or XKE as it was known Stateside) – ahead of its world debut next Tuesday at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Land Rover's Defender concept

How do you replace something as iconic as the original Land Rover, more recently known as the Land Rover Defender?

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Ford Evos concept car points to future

Drawing a lot of the attention on the Ford stand at the Frankfurt Motor Show will be the Ford Evos Concept, which Ford has said will guide much of its future design work.

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Audi confirms A8 Hybrid

Audi has confirmed that it is to put a hybrid version of its Audi A8 flagship into series production, starting from the beginning of 2012. The first Audi A8 hybrids will reach the UK late next year.

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Porsche to unveil new 911

Porsche is to unveil the new 911 Carrera at the Frankfurt Show next month. This will be a completely new generation of the iconic Porsche model that was first launched in 1963.

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Volkswagen's Up!

Volkswagen has released the first photos of its new Up! in production form, prior to the debut at the Frankfurt motor show next month.

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BMW shows new i brand

BMW has shown two concepts from its proposed new i brand of low-consumption, low-emission cars.

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Mini range expands: Now, the coupe

For the first time the Mini range gets the addition of a two-seater coupe, which MIni say gives the ‘ultimate in go-kart feeling’ to the already agile Mini handling.

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Jaguar to build C-X75 hybrid supercar

Jaguar has confirmed that it will launch the remarkable Jaguar C-X75 concept car as an exclusive hybrid supercar.

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Volvo's concept car is designed to provoke

For Volvo, now owned by Chinese company Geely, the Shanghai Motor Show is obviously of particular importance and so it was appropriate that they used the event to launch a concept car designed to provoke discussion about the future design direction for the company.

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New, new Volkwagen Beetle unveiled

There were various debates at the time of the Volkswagen Beetle, then Mini, revival about the various merits of the two retro designs. Questions were asked how you could update a model like the Beetle that was just a modern lookalike of a classic car from the past. Since then, of course, we have had others, like the new Fiat 500.

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Update Jaguar XF and XK for 2012

Jaguar has unveiled its refreshed XF saloon at the New York Auto Show. Following a trend among prestige manufacturers, the updates are significant but subtle.

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New report demonstrates decade of CO2 emissions progress

A new report, published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, shows that emissions of new cars has fallen by 20% since 2000. Whereas in 2000, only 1% of new cars produced less than 130 g/km of CO2, 40% of new cars are now in that low-emission bracket.

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UK heads for ‘Third World’ roads as £3 million a day pothole crisis deepens

Drivers could be forking out nearly £3 million every day – or £1 billion a year – to repair cars damaged by Britain’s crumbling roads, according to Potholes.co.uk.

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Audi A3 concept goes saloon and sporty

With a clear eye on the American market (which is not so smitten by hatchbacks as we are in Europe) Audi has taken a new four-door saloon concept, based on the A3, to the Geneva Motor Show.

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Virage returns to Aston Martin stable

The name Virage is back in the Aston Martin catalogue with the launch of a new Virage at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Mini concept shrinks back to original size

For those who complained that the new Mini was too big compared with the original, Mini have the answer. The Mini Rocketman Concept was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Lamborghini's new 700hp flagship

Lamborghini has continued the tradition of giving its cars the name of a bull. The new Aventador is named after a particularly courageous specimen from the world of the Spanish Corrida. Aventador was the name of a bull that entered into battle in October 1993 at the Saragossa Arena, earning the “Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera” for its outstanding courage.

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80 years on, Morgan re-engineers three wheeler

The three wheelers of the sixties, seventies and eighties were all one front wheel and two at the rear, the famous Morgan three-wheeler of the 1930s offered sports car thrills with two front wheels and one rear. That car still holds the distance speed records for one-litre cars.

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Saab looks boldly to the future

Saab has signalled its future design direction under its new ownership with the Saab PhoeniX concept car unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.

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£2.25 billion road maintenance backlog in Scotland

The shocking state of the roads in UK was thrown into sharp relief by a report released yesterday by Audit Scotland that stated that less than two-thirds of Scotland’s roads were in an acceptable condition and that the backlog of maintenance had now reached £2.25 billion.

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BMW Vision concept showcases technology

BMW will be giving its Vision ConnectedDrive concept car at the Geneva Motor Show. A two-seat roadster the concept is aimed at showing the potential of current and future in-car technology and how it could aid comfort, safety and ‘infotainment’.

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Ferrari FF first pictures

The official Prancing Horse web site, Ferrari.com, has revealed the first photographs of the new FF, the company’s most powerful four-seater ever, and its first ever four-wheel drive car.

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Glasgow start for Historic Monte-Carlo

The Monte Carlo Rally Historique will celebrate the centenary of the famous rally when it returns to one of the traditional start points – Glasgow’s Blythswood Square on Thursday, January 27.

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Audi launches its smallest performance RS

Audi has turned up the heat for its A3 range with the launch of a new high performance Audi RS3 Sportback – the smallest Audi RS model ever. Powered by a turbocharged five-cylinder engine, the Audi RS3 accelerates from 0-62 mph in just 4.5 seconds.

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New car pricing site for UK

A new UK car price guide website – priceanycar.com – has recently been launched. Developed by a group of friends, the site owners say the big benefit is that the prices are based on “real cars for sale”.

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All-new Sharan unveiled

Volkswagen has opened the order book for its all-new Sharan with prices starting from £22,980 (RRP OTR) for the entry-level S 1.4-litre TSI model.

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Saab's new 4x4 crossover

Just months after its takeover by Spyker, Saab is about to launch a new model at next month’s Los Angeles Auto Show. The new Saab 9-4X is clearly aimed at the growing market for 4x4 crossovers particularly in the USA.

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Manufacturers make leap in drive for economy

The average fuel economy of new cars in the UK has improved by 7.64 per cent in the past year, according to a study by DrivenData.

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New Scottish motoring website

Two established Scottish motoring journalists, Jim McGill and Alan Douglas, have joined forces to create the first motoring and motorsport website for Scotland, Scotcars.co.uk.

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Jaguar unveils C-X75 supercar concept

Just ahead of its starring role on their stand at the Paris Motor Show, Jaguar have revealed a supercar concept designed to celebrate 75 years of the famous marque.

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Vauxhall introduces lifetime warranties

Vauxhall has ‘set the cat among the pigeons’ with the introduction of a lifetime warranty on all its new cars.

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Mini set to return to rallying

Mini is to make a return to rallying with ambitious plans to tackle the World Rally Championship, starting with selected rounds in the 2011 series and a full season in 2012.

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Audi takes wraps of new executive coupé saloon

Audi has taken the wraps of its new Audi A7 Sportback, the German manufacturers challenger in the growing market for four-door saloons with coupé looks.

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Land Rover produces baby Range Rover

These are the first official pictures of Land Rover’s new baby Range Rover, released following an exclusive preview in London for guests attending a 40th birthday celebration of Range Rover held in partnership with Vogue magazine.

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Mini updated to add appeal

Mini has given its model range a refresh to face the challenge from other current and future entrants into the chic small hatch market niche.

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Murray's city car unveiled

Gordon Murray – best known for his design of the McLaren F1 supercar and Formula 1 racing cars – has turned his attention to designing a radical new city car.

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Ford reveals 2011 Mondeo

This is Ford’s updated 2011 Mondeo, which will be launched at the 2010 Moscow International Automobile Salon on August 25, before going on sale in the UK in October.

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Greenest Skoda ever

The new Škoda Fabia Greenline II will become the most environmentally-friendly car ever to wear the Škoda badge which goes on sale on sale in the UK next week.

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Saab 9-5 the start of a new era

Six months on from the obituaries, against all the odds Saab is back with a brand new model the new Saab 9-5. Started under the ownership of GM, the new car is launched under its new owners Spyker.

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New Suzuki Swift unveiled

Suzuki has released the first images and preliminary information of the new, third generation Swift which will go on sale in the UK in the Autumn.

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Renault on the right Latitude

Renault has today provided the first glimpse of its latest global family saloon, Latitude.

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New Volkswagen Touran launched

Volkswagen has chosen the Leipzig Motor Show to unveil its refreshed Touran compact MPV.

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Fastest-ever road-going Ferrari

These are the first photos and information on the new Ferrari 599 GTO, the company’s fastest-ever road car.

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Alfa brings back the Giulietta

Alfa Romeo has revived the Giulietta name for its new five door hatchback. Previously this name was used on the attractive to door coupe produced in the 1950s and then again for a series of saloons produced in the 1970s.

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Bentley announced details of Mulsanne

At the Geneva Motor Show, Bentley announced details of its new Mulsanne, stating that it “reaffirms the marque’s intent to create a new flagship Bentley with refined performance, unparalleled levels of interior luxury and coach building skills to the fore”.

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Audi A1 e-tron extends range with Wankel engine

Audi predicts new A1 e-tron concept on its stand at the Geneva motor show. It has an electric drive system, with backup power produced by a small Wankel engine.

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Seat shows IBE concept car at Geneva

Seat took the wraps off its IBE concept car at the Geneva motor show. Described as a compact sports coupe, it is intended to be a zero emission car of the future combining “a sporty and dynamic concept for urban mobility”.

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Vauxhall shows Flextreme concept

Vauxhall has revealed its Flexstream GT/E concept car at the Geneva Motor Show. The Flexstream is described as an extended range electric vehicle designed to achieve power without using fossil fuels.
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Ampera prototype drives to Geneva Show

The first prototype of Vauxhall’s production Ampera has successfully completed its long-distance drive debut from Rüsselsheim to the Geneva Motor Show. At the wheel for the final leg of the 500-kilometre journey, was Vauxhall CEO Nick Reilly.

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A1 is Audi's new compact supermini

Audi say they have ‘shrink-wrapped everything they stands for to create the new A1’. This is their first small hatchback since the Audi A2 and it will be launched at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

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Nissan Juke, as British as a duke?

Nissan has unveiled the new Juke, some weeks before its official launch at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. Following the lead its sibling, Qashqai, the Juke is styled to have the appeal of an SUV, but most models will be only front-wheel-drive.

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Touareg loses weight and becomes more green

Volkswagen’s second generation Touareg has been unveiled and the new car has been on a diet, loosing no less than 200 kg. To help improve its green credentials the new Touareg is up to 20% more fuel efficient than its prececessor and there is also a hybrid version.

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More detail about way forward for Saab Spyker

The intention is that Spyker Cars NV will change its name to Saab Spyker Automobiles NV, with two separate operating companies – Spyker and Saab – focussed on their own particular markets and their own vehicle lines. Read More...
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Spyker statement on Saab purchase

General Motors Company and Spyker Cars N.V, late yesterday confirmed the details of a binding agreement over the transfer of ownership of Saab Automobile AB of Trollhättan, Sweden.

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Mini Countryman the new 4x4 Mini

The long-expected Mini 4x4 crossover has been announced today. The new Mini Countryman is not only the first MIni to offer four wheel drive, it is also the first with four passenger doors (the Clubman has three passenger doors, the third controversially being on the “wrong” side for the the UK).

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New Ford Focus unveiled

The next-generation Ford Focus has been unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Peugeot celebrates 200th year with new look

It was in 1810 that Jean-Pierre and Jean-Frédéric Peugeot turned their father’s cereal mill into a steel foundry and took the Peugeot family into the industrial era.

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Spyker submits offer on Saab

Spyker Cars, of The Netherlands, today confirmed it has made a revised offer to General Motors for the acquisition of Saab Automobile AB.

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