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F23 2 Series Convertible & future BMWs

While it may be true that worldwide sales of convertibles have peaked, that doesn’t mean there isn’t still good business to be had from this...

Clio R.S. 220 Trophy & future Renaults

Does it matter that a version of the Clio now holds the record as the fastest small hatchback at the 20.8km long Nordschleife? To Renault it...

Range Rover Sport SVR - the fastest Land Rover yet

Jaguar has been in the news this week with the first details of the F-TYPE SVR. We should get used to those initials, as they signify what y...

Vehicle analysis - Kia soon to release Sportage 4G

Kia is set to launch its fourth generation Sportage, which made its global debut at the 2015 Frankfurt show, across European markets in this...

Latest Interviews

Detroit interview - Ford CEO Mark Fields 14 Jan 2016

Dave Leggett

Ford’s Fields tells just auto he wants to revolutionise the automotive customer experience.

CEO says Citroen wants to be quirky again 25 Nov 2015

Chris Wright

Citroen is looking to re-establish its reputation for being unconventional, or even quirky, as it aims to boost sales from 1.2m to 1.6m globally by 2020.

Latest News

GM's Opel promises Europe a "revolutionary" EV 11 Feb 16

Graeme Roberts

General Motors' European unit Opel said it would launch "a revolutionary" new battery electric car next year as part of its plan to launch 29 new models between 2016 and 2020.

Chicago show debuts list - Patrol becomes Armada 11 Feb 16

Glenn Brooks

Nissan North America will rebadge and import the six-year old Patrol as its replacement for the Armada, a big SUV which was discontinued during CV2015. The 2017 Armada is to be built in Japan, its 5.6-litre V8 shipped there from the US.

Kwid and Brazilian Captur are Renault’s best bets 9 Feb 16

Fernando Calmon

Renault Brazil would prefer to launch the Captur first ahead of the Kwid to take advantage of a wave of compact SUVs in a segment likely to become the second most important in Brazil this year and second only to compact hatchbacks and saloons. The Captur is not due for launch until the first quarter of 2017.

Volvo nixes range extenders 5 Feb 16

Chris Wright

Volvo has decided against using range-extenders with its hybrid models, or using internal combustion engines to charge up batteries on the move because of the increased fuel consumption this causes.

2016 Delhi Auto Expo - world premieres list 4 Feb 16

Glenn Brooks

Chevrolet, Fiat, Hyundai, Isuzu, Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki, Renault, Tata Motors, Toyota and Volkswagen all had vehicle and/or concept world premieres at 2016's New Delhi Auto Expo.

Spreading virus prompts Tata to re-name new model 3 Feb 16

Graeme Roberts

Car names falling flat unexpectedly in certain markets are the stuff of legend but Tata Motors, parent of Britain's Jaguar Land Rover, has been caught due to a growing medical crisis not of its own making - a name it chose for a new model made perfect sense until now.

Latest blogs

The first VW Kombi revised, based on the new T1 11 Feb 16

Glenn Brooks

What would a new version of the original Volkswagen Transporter look like, using the latest T6 model as the base vehicle? The answer to that question is fascinating to see.

Ford Everest catches fire Down Under 4 Dec 15

Graeme Roberts

Ford's new Everest SUV, a spin off of the popular Thai-built Ranger pickup truck, and, in its latest form, now on sale in more countries, has got off to a bad start in Australia.

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