Toyota GT86 – a real driver's car

I lined the Toyota GT86 up at the start of hil. I was a little concerned, but I gently squeezed the throttle. The road was quite narrow and I knew there was a danger of slithering off. I felt elated as crested the first rise and entered the tricky, rising left hander that so often brings such efforts to a halt.

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Mercedes goes conventional with new A-class

The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class, to be launched on the UK market next month, is quite a departure from the model it replaces. We have all become quite accustomed to the tall A-class, which has proven so popular over the years.

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Sponsored: Price comparison websites remain the cheapest way to gain a better insurance policy

Recent reports from the AA motoring association suggest that, for the first time in several years, car insurance premiums have fallen across the industry after a prolonged period of big increases and inflation. Read More...
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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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Isuzu D-Max Utah

When other manufacturers are chasing their share of mainstream markets, Isuzu just seems to keep happily producing models for their own niche – vehicles like the Isuzu Trooper and the D-Max pick-up.

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BMW's four-door coupé

Now we have the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé which I had the chance to drive recently. Some might argue that Mercedes-Benz filled this niche first with the Mercedes-Benz CLS. I don’t see it that way. I think BMW’s eye has been more firmly on the Porsche Panamera.

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Sponsored Post: Protect Your Car This Winter

It is always worthwhile keeping on top of your car’s condition, but this becomes even more important when winter hits. The bad weather can cause some treacherous driving conditions. Make sure you are prepared for the worst by following some of this helpful advice. Read More...
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Don't blindly accept insurance renewal

When your insurance renewal comes in, take the time to check it. Simply letting your policy renew could mean you lose out on quite significant savings.

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Volkswagen up! hits the city car mark

The up! can actually trace its history back to the concept of the same name that was launched at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. Although the looks have been retained the mechanicals have changed considerably.

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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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Kia Optima a saloon for hatch prices

I almost missed it in the car park. Holding onto Kia keys I have to admit I was scanning the rows for a rather ordinary looking saloon.

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Alfa Romeo Guilietta - now that's better!

Anyone who read my road test of the Alfa Romeo Guilietta JTD would probably have come away with the impression that I really wanted to like the car, but was struggling with four aspects that dulled the appeal.

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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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Mercedes CLS becomes more assertive

In 2004, Mercedes-Benz CLS arguably started the trend for swoopy-roofed, coupé-style rooflines on four-door saloons. Now they have launched a new CLS, which continues the theme of luxurious transport for four, but with a slightly different style.

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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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Sponsored: Driving Daily - Commuter safety tips

The latest studies have found that the average worker spends the best part of 200 hours commuting in the United Kingdom. Not only that, but we also tend to spend more than £200 on food while driving, but we digress. Unsurprisingly, the biggest commute is for people in London, but generally the further you go to get to work the more you earn – so, it’s not all bad.

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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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Range Rover Evoque appeals

The significance of the Range Rover Evoque is greater than just the launch of a new model. In effect it marks the launch of a new sub brand.

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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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V10 propels Audi's R8 into supercar territory

Occasionally a car appears on my forward car test list that has me reaching for the highlighter pen to mark off the weekend. This indicates that no other commitments will be allowed so that I can spend maximum time behind the wheel. One such weekend was reserved for the Audi R8 V10 Spyder.

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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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Citroen DS4 raises the game

Go back a few decades and Citroen had something of a split personality. At one end of the scale they produced the Citroen 2CV, one of the most basic cars you could imagine. At the other end of the range was the Citroen DS, a forward-thinking, luxuriously-appointed technological masterpiece.

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Peugeot's diesel electric hybrid

When it comes to hybrids, until now it has been the products of either Toyota (and its upmarket Lexus sibling) or Honda that I have driven. So, it was with more that a little interest that I seized the opportunity to sample a European hybrid in the shape of the new Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4.

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Sponsored video: Chevrolet Volt video

Using the theme of a Zombie attack and the need for a ‘fast pair of wheels’ to make your getaway, a new video has been released to promote the Chevrolet Volt – a new electric car with a conventional motor to extend its range.

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Chrysler opens new market with Delta

The Chrysler name may be American, but you won't see many of these Chryslers plying the freeways of America. Not yet, at least. The Chrysler Delta, you see, is sold here under a badge of convenience.

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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet widens fresh air options

If you are in the market for a compact convertible Volkswagen have got your options pretty well covered. If you like the idea of a folding metal roof convertible, you can go for the Volkswagen Eos. If, however, you prefer the idea of a conventional cloth-roof convertible, you can now choose the latest Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet.

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Jaguar's 550bhp grand tourer

It is fascinating to watch a new, more youthful, more confident Jaguar emerging from the various trials and turmoils of recent decades. It was a transformation that was needed. The age profile of Jaguar owners was greying and getting greyer.

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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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Kia Rio practical and fun to drive

I have to admit that picking up a set of keys with the name "Kia" inscribed on them has tended not to produce any emotional response in the past. No excitement. Equally, no disappointment.

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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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Honda's revitalised Accord

It may not look new, but this Honda Accord is the revised model introduced into the UK last summer. The aesthetic changes are minimal, both inside and out, most of the effort having been focussed on updating the engines to make them over efficient and to lower emissions.

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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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Mitsubishi ASX takes on the crossover market

In some ways it is surprising that it has taken Mitsubishi until so recently to launch their ASX range. With their expertise in 4x4 vehicles, a crossover of this type seems such an obvious direction to take.

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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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Video of Jaguar XKR-S and C-X16

Sit back and enjoy these videos of the Jaguar XKR-S and the Jaguar C-X16 Concept in action. Read More...
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Let your body drive

Peugeot is driving us into the future. Get a whole new 208 experience with their interactive film. Will you be able to get yourself out of this sticky situation? Have a go!! Read More...
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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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New tech to woo the buyers

It used to be that garages boasted when the cars on their used car lot had a heated rear window (HRW) or power assisted steering (PAS). But, now that almost every car has these, and much more, as standard the race is on to find technology to tease potential buyers.

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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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