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Advanced tech previews from OEMs - PLDB

There has been a flurry of announcements in recent weeks concerning the next wave of high-tech components....

Clubman takes BMW's Mini to size C

The redesigned Clubman has taken BMW's English brand into new territory where Mini previously dared not tread - would you believe C segment?...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Outlander & future Mitsubishis

The plug-in hybrid version of the Outlander has been a strong seller for Mitsubishi Motors in the UK and many other European markets. Now co...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Toyota Avensis, powered by BMW

It’s a conundrum for Toyota Motor Europe - how to justify staying in the declining D segment? Volkswagen, Opel-Vauxhall and Ford leverage th...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Ford Europe's CD-car vehicle line directo 21 Sep 2015

Calum MacRae

At the 2015 IAA, Calum MacRae spoke with Rolf Deges, Vehicle Line Director, CD-cars and covered Ford’s product development process, AWD developments and the challenges that connectivity brings.

Kia UK MD on how to raise brand pricing 23 Jul 2015

Glenn Brooks

In the second of a two-part Q&A, Paul Philpott reveals when Kia will launch a B-crossover, how he won't rule out one day outselling Toyota, and the secret of how a cheap cars brand became one now selling GBP40,000-plus models.

Latest News

CEO says Citroen wants to be quirky again 25 Nov 15

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.

World premieres at 2015 LA auto show 19 Nov 15

Glenn Brooks

The following vehicles were world premieres at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show.

MG updates MG3’s powertrain 16 Nov 15

Dave Leggett

MG says it has upgraded the MG3 model’s 1.5-litre gasoline powertrain for the 2016 model year to boost its efficiency. The revised model also comes with an updated personalisation range and a new chrome grille.

Opel adds ‘AirWellness aroma system’ on new Astra 16 Nov 15

Dave Leggett

Opel is claiming that an innovation on the new Astra model helps to make the cabin “a warm and welcoming personal wellness oasis”.

Ford uses active noise control in Mondeo Vignale 12 Nov 15

Graeme Roberts

Ford's European unit is using active noise control in its Mondeo Vignale [US readers, a poshed-up Fusion] with three microphones strategically placed in the cabin, to detect undesirable noises from the engine and transmission. The system counteracts those noises with opposing sound waves from the audio system – without affecting volume levels of music and conversation. Driver and vehicle behaviour is recorded and anticipated, for example when a driver is accelerating in a lower gear.

Cadillac & Fiat world premieres at Dubai show 10 Nov 15

Glenn Brooks

The world premieres of several vehicles from FCA and GM took place at the 2015 Dubai International Motor show.

Latest blogs

Is this Toyota China's Nissan Leaf rival? 23 Oct 15

Graeme Roberts

News just in from China suggests a Toyota joint venture there - via a new China-only brand - is readying what might be a decent five door hatchback rival for Nissan's well-entrenched Leaf EV.

Volvo V90 revealed: as a model car 20 Oct 15

Glenn Brooks

Following the appearance of those infamous S90 pics a couple of months back, now it's the turn of the V90 to hit the web - as a model car.

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