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PRODUCT EYE: Porsche 911 Turbo

The latest 911 Turbo might not look revolutionary but for Porsche it is. Electric power steering, ‘virtual’ gears to smooth out changing for...

PRODUCT EYE: Audi RS Q3

It was a record March and first quarter for Audi, globally and in Britain. To stay ahead of BMW and Mercedes-Benz, more crossovers, includin...

PRODUCT EYE: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Motors UK's MD is making a bold claim for a brand which retailed 2,700 passenger vehicles in Q1: he wants to sell 3,000-10,000 un...

PRODUCT EYE: Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé - the tech story

Measuring 33,000Nm/degree, this is the most torsionally rigid car yet from Jaguar, and the 550PS 5.0-litre V8 is unique to the hatchback bod...

Latest Interviews

CEVT's Mats Fägerhag on Geely-Volvo CMA platform 24 Apr 2014

Glenn Brooks

Mats Fägerhag, the former head of R&D for Saab, is now the CEO of China Euro Vehicle Technology AB (CEVT). This small firm's engineers are quietly creating the new CMA scalable architecture for C and B segment Geely and Volvo models.


Q&A with Bizol 22 Apr 2014

Matthew Beecham

Bizol is a lubricant and technical fluids brand wholly-owned by Boris Tatievski. Matthew Beecham spoke to him about oils for alternative powertrains and how business is shaping-up in BRIC markets.

Latest News

BEIJING: First four-cylinder Porsche since 1995 23 Apr 14

Glenn Brooks

Unlike the V4 in its new 919 World Endurance Championship racer, the engine in the just-announced Macan is made by the Volkswagen Group, not Porsche.


Complaints prompt NHTSA brake and charger probes 23 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

The NHTSA has opened preliminary investigations into the 2014 Chevrolet Impala and a Bosch fast charger used with a 2013 Nissan Leaf model sold in the US after receiving just one complaint each about automatic braking and battery recharging respectively.


2014 BEIJING SHOW: Global debuts list 22 Apr 14

Glenn Brooks

The media preview day for AutoChina 2014 was Sunday 20 April.


Mitsubishi building proving ground in Thailand 22 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

Mitsubishi Motors Thailand will build a THB500m (EUR11m) proving ground to help develop products for ASEAN markets.


Hyundai steps up green car programme 22 Apr 14

Tony Pugliese

Hyundai Motor said it planned to target a greater share of the rapidly expanding market for low and zero emission vehicles, following the launch of the fuel cell electric Tucson SUV last week.


2014 NYIAS: List of world premieres 18 Apr 14

Glenn Brooks

The media preview days for the 2014 New York International Auto Show were 16 & 17 April.

Latest blogs

Spring issue of Lotus Engineering's proActive 14 Apr 14

Dave Leggett

The latest issue of Lotus Engineering's proActive is out.


About those US octane ratings... 14 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

Interesting comment about my earlier blog on US octane ratings from our Brazilian correspondent Fernando Calmon.

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