November 19, 2014

  • from Autocar

    Mercedes-AMG GT driven; full Vauxhall Corsa road test; Ford Focus versus Volkswagen Golf; Jaguar F-type long-term update; Audi TT used buying guide The brand spanking new Mercedes-AMG GT is the star of this week's issue of Autocar magazine, dated 19 November 2014 and available to buy now.The German manufacturer's new twin-turbo V8 GT is the eagerly awaited follow-up to the mighty SLS. Matt Saunders finds out if Mercedes-AMG has truly hit its stride this time around.Other cars tested in this...
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    LandWind X7 sparks controversy for drawing heavily on Evoque design, and Land Rover chiefs will challenge Chinese officials over the car Land Rover chief executive officer Dr Ralf Speth has confirmed to Autocar that he will complain to Chinese officials regarding what he considers to be Intellectual Property theft regarding the Range Rover Evoque lookalike LandWind X7 SUV, which was launched at the Guangzhou motor show in China today.The LandWind X7 bears a striking to the Range Rover Evoque, a...
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    LandWind X7 sparks controversy for drawing heavily on Range Rover Evoque design The Chinese-built LandWind X7 has been unveiled at the Guangzhou motor show, drawing heavily on the design of the Range Rover Evoque.LandWind is a standalone Chinese car maker created as a joint venture between respected Chinese car makers Changan Auto and Jiangling Motors Corporation.Changan Auto is regarded as one of the top four Chinese car makers, producing two million cars a year and working in other joint...

November 18, 2014

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    Who really cares about body colours and optional extras? Fuel consumption is now the most important factor for used car buyers Cheap and cheerful isn’t good enough anymore. We really don’t care about the colour, or whether a car has got an electric lumbar support – the one thing that a used car must be is economical.Ideally it should be cheap to tax, insure and fuel. So with a nominal budget of not very much at all, which frugal beauties should we be considering? Here’s a mixed selection of...
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    The new i20 is a very spacious, well-kitted and keenly priced addition to this competitive segment, but it’s let down by weak engines The i20 seems to be the unsung hero of Hyundai’s hatch back line-up. While the original i10 was the face of the scrappage scheme, and the i30 marked the brand’s first major step towards taking on the might of the VW group, the i20 has so far passed by relatively unnoticed despite strong sales since 2008 – until now that is.With this new model, Hyundai’s major...

November 17, 2014

  • from Autocar

    The new i20 is a very spacious, well-kitted and keenly priced addition to this competitive segment, but it’s let down by weak engines The i20 seems to be the unsung hero of Hyundai’s hatch back line-up. While the original i10 was the face of the scrappage scheme, and the i30 marked the brand’s first major step towards taking on the might of the VW group, the i20 has so far passed by relatively unnoticed despite strong sales since 2008 – until now that is.With this new model, Hyundai’s major...

November 13, 2014

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    Next Porsche Panamera first details; Nissan Pulsar road test; Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG versus Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy R; maximum attack in Kris Meeke's Citroën DS3 World Rally Car This week’s issue of Autocar magazine, dated 12 November, kicks off with details of the all-new Porsche Panamera, which the German manufacturer is currently developing ahead of a launch in 2016.Based on a new, advanced rear-drive and all-wheel-drive platform, dubbed MSB, the Panamera will incorporate multiple weight...

November 12, 2014

November 6, 2014

  • from Autocar

    Some of the more offbeat highlights form the world's largest aftermarket show in Las Vegas SEMA is a motor show where anything goes, and the madcap creations get as many headlines as the latest manufacturer products.The 2014 SEMA show didn’t disappoint in displaying the wacky, wonderful and sometimes weird cars and components.Most eye-catching was a Chevrolet Camaro modified to run on 34inch alloy wheels, something the firm who created it, Starr, proudly claimed as a world first. Other...
  • from Autocar

    All the action from the year's wackiest motor show in Las Vegas, featuring a new Mazda MX-5, several hot Ford Mustangs and a trick Toyota One million-square foot of floor space at the Las Vegas Convention Centre is playing host to SEMA, a motor show like no other.SEMA is the Speciality Equipment Market Association’s annual trade show, an event where more than 2500 of the global organisation for the aftermarket’s members display their latest products to more than 60,000 members of the trade.From...

October 31, 2014

October 22, 2014

  • from Autocar

    Only one way to find out: get seven very different cars, a wet track and a data logger. We reveal who reigns in the rain How entirely fitting it was that the day of this test was that day that always comes each autumn. You know the one. It’s Monday morning. You leave the house in darkness. It is pelting with rain. You know that you’ll not return before darkness. There is no question about it: you will need a decent coat, from this very day forward, until the return of spring.The only...

October 21, 2014

  • from Autocar

    BMW M2 coupé scooped, wet handling test, new Corsa takes on Fiesta and Polo, Bentley GT3-R driven, Porsche 918 Spyder road test, our long-term Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV goes off-road This week's issue of Autocar magazine, dated 22 October 2014, reveals the secrets of the forthcoming BMW M2 coupé. We've got the latest information on the Munich manufacturer's latest performance car, which is currently under development.As the autumnal weather takes a turn for the worst, we ask what car is best in...
  • from Autocar

    The Ford Fiesta is Britain’s best-selling car, the VW Polo the country’s classiest supermini. Can the new Vauxhall Corsa topple them? Want to know how important the new Corsa is to Vauxhall? It’s the company’s most profitable car. One in three Vauxhalls sold is a Corsa. Even last year, late in its model cycle, Vauxhall shifted 85,000 of them in the UK. Four per cent of all new cars sold here is a Corsa.And half the people who buy them are spending their own money. They’re not fleet buyers, they...
  • from Autocar

    Only one way to find out: get seven very different cars, a wet track and a data logger. We reveal who reigns in the rain How entirely fitting it was that the day of this test was that day that always comes each autumn. You know the one. It’s Monday morning. You leave the house in darkness. It is pelting with rain. You know that you’ll not return before darkness. There is no question about it: you will need a decent coat, from this very day forward, until the return of spring.The only...
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