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19/03/2010, by in Features

Moody MagentisKia’s flagship car, the Magentis, is about to take on a whole new look; a look which I’m convinced is going to be a major boost to the Korean manufacturer’s image in Europe and the USA.The first pictures of the next generation Magentis show a sleek and moody car, all narr... Read more...

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12/03/2010, by in Features

Sipping at the tankPeugeot is telling us that if you drive one of its regular diesel cars you can, if you try, wring almost 90 miles of motoring from a single gallon of fuel.That is what it is extrapolating from its latest fuel economy experiment. It took 72 people from 18 countries, gave t... Read more...

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05/03/2010, by in Features

Smoking CitroënThere’s a new rally car lookalike about to go on the market in the UK based on Citroën’s DS3 hatchback. It’s not just a cosmetic makeover either. There’s a major power boost at the heart of it and the rest of the gear has been upgraded to cope. The DS3 that it’s based... Read more...

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26/02/2010, by in Features

Ford fanciesFord is preparing to unveil a few new cars at the Geneva Motor Show next month.It will be showing off its new C-car alongside the latest version of the C-MAX multi-purpose vehicles and upgraded Kuga four-wheel-drive and Mondeo family car.C-MAX comes as standard with five sea... Read more...

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19/02/2010, by in Features

Touring the new TouaregVolkswagen has whipped the wraps off the latest version of its top of the range 4x4, the Touareg.It’s said to be lighter, cleaner, more fuel efficient and still able to combine hot-hatch acceleration with off-road and touring ability.The company talks of clean n... Read more...

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12/02/2010, by in Features

New cars for old Vauxhall is the latest car company to take an idea of the government’s and turn it into a sales pitch.With the demise of the scrappage scheme, there is clearly an opportunity in the market and Vauxhall is making the best of it, just like Toyota did a few weeks ago. ... Read more...

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05/02/2010, by in Features

Nifty and niceCan it really be 20 years? Mazda is celebrating the 20th birthday of its little MX-5 sports car with a special anniversary edition it’s launching at the Geneva Motor Show.I can’t believe it. I must be getting old. Two decades of the MX-5. Incredible!Anyway, what of thi... Read more...

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29/01/2010, by in Features

Chirpy AurisDo you remember that gladly optimistic, chirpy little smile of affection that Frodo Baggins regularly gives Sam in the Lord of the Rings films? Well you can now buy a car wearing that very expression.Toyota has revised the looks of its Auris family hatchback and in line with some... Read more...

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22/01/2010, by in Features

Swap, don’t scrapToyota has come up with a clever marketing ploy to sell more of its cars. The hugely popular govern­ment-sponsored scrappage scheme comes to an end in February, but Toyota is planning to extend the benefits it offers for another few months.Just like the scrapp... Read more...

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15/01/2010, by in Features

Re-FocusingThe next generation Ford Focus has just had the covers whipped off it at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.You won’t be able to buy it in Europe and America till the end of the year, and you won’t be able to buy it in the UK till the start of next year, bu... Read more...

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08/01/2010, by in Features

Fresh breezeIt may not be the swiftest version, but there’s a new Volkswagen Scirocco on sale now that may yet be one of the most popular versions.Powered by a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine that turns out 120bhp of power, it’s a new bargain basement version of the little coupe that’s lik... Read more...

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04/12/2009, by in Features

Amarok on the horizonVolkswagen has released the first official pictures of its next addition to the four-wheel-drive family.The pick-up truck will be known as the Amarok and it looks very similar to the concept vehicle that toured the motor shows last year, toned down only slightly for the ... Read more...

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27/11/2009, by in Features

Reliable as a TransitSimilarly it is impossible to tell, just from looking at a vehicle, whether or not it is particularly reliable, so we rely on independent testers to try them out for us.A recent survey here in the UK has turned out some interesting results for Ford. According to... Read more...

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20/11/2009, by in Features

Big day for dirt monkeysIt’s an important week in the 4x4 world. Toyota has just launched a new version of its awesome Land Cruiser, one which the company says is as tough as ever when it comes to handling the dirt, but more poised when trawling the tarmac.There is one basic model availabl... Read more...

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13/11/2009, by in Features

Green grow the engines-oCitroën is ploughing ahead with its programme of greener car production with the introduction of two new clean engines to its C5 range of family-sized cars.The 1.6-litre petrol engine was developed with BMW and replaces the two-litre engine currently available in th... Read more...

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06/11/2009, by in Features

Nice RsVolkswagen is now taking orders for the quickest versions of its Golf and Scirocco cars ever built, a pair of cars proudly bearing the R badge.You can book a Golf R from just under £29,000 or the Golf-based coupe, the Scirocco R, from just under £27,000.Interestingly enough, the... Read more...

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16/10/2009, by in Features

CrossoverMazda is preparing to launch a new version of its four-wheel-drive five-door known as the CX-7. It’s classed as a “crossover” car which means it’s mostly road-orientated but with some limited ability in slippery conditions.The biggest change is to the engine. The old CX-7 w... Read more...

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09/10/2009, by in Features

Sharks’ fins and interesting floating roofsCitroën cars have been distinctive before, but whether or not they’ve been the most attractive has always been open to debate.That debate may be laid to rest soon though when the first of a new range of cars comes out. The DS line wil... Read more...