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LA Motor Show: SUBARU Previews Fifth-Generation Legacy

LA Motor Show: SUBARU Previews Fifth-Generation Legacy

SUBARU has showcased its new Legacy concept, which strongly hints at the future styling of the brand’s marquee model.At the Los Angeles Auto Show Subaru took the wraps off the preview model ahead of the fifth generation Legacy’s expected launch in 2014, when it will celebrate its 25th anniversary. The […]

FIRST DRIVE: VAUXHALL MOKKA

FIRST DRIVE: VAUXHALL MOKKA

SMALL is now big business in the car world, and nowhere is this more obvious than in the SUV sector. With fuel prices rocketing and space in our cities at a premium, large, lumbering 4x4s are taking a back seat to their compact cousins. It doesn’t mean that the basic […]

Tokyo Motor Show: VW’s Up! Gets Uprated

Tokyo Motor Show: VW’s Up! Gets Uprated

FRESH from all the positive feedback regarding its radical, super-frugal XL1, Volkswagen has unveiled a similarly high-tech version of its Up! city car.Packing a modified version of the diesel-electric hybrid powertrain fitted to the XL1, the Twin-Up! boasts a claimed range of 31 miles on electric power and an astonishing […]

Tokyo Motor Show: Concepts To Make Life Better From Toyota

Tokyo Motor Show: Concepts To Make Life Better From Toyota

TOYOTA chose its home motor show to unveil a handful of concepts that it believes, someday, may make the act of driving that bit more enjoyable.Getting a world premium was the firm’s off-beat FV2, a personal mobility device Toyota has positioned under its new ‘Fun To Drive’ philosophy. Piloting the […]

Tokyo Motor Show: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Final Edition

Tokyo Motor Show: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Final Edition

GERMAN car maker Mercedes has used both the Los Angeles and Tokyo Motor Show to unveil the last version of its striking flagship performance car, the SLS AMGIn traditional Mercedes Final Edition guise the car will soon bow out, but not before offering a lucky few buyers the chance to […]

Tokyo Motor Show: Toyota FCV

Tokyo Motor Show: Toyota FCV

TOYOTA is taking a step closer to its goal of producing a production-ready fuel cell car with the unveiling of its FCV Concept model at the Tokyo Motor Show.What’s important about this car is that its exterior design previews the production model Toyota aims to launch around 2015. As a […]

All-American Heroes Head Up The Beaujolais Run

All-American Heroes Head Up The Beaujolais Run

THE START of this year’s Beaujolais Run, an annual charity driving experience that raises money for good causes, was headlined by a stellar cast of exotic Chevrolets and accompanied by equally legendary drivers.Adding a touch of glamour to proceedings, a new 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray lined up alongside the 2012 […]

UK Car Production Sets New Pace

UK Car Production Sets New Pace

CAR PRODUCTION roared ahead last month, according to official figures that show the largest monthly increase of 2013.A total of 160,854 vehicles were produced in the UK in October – 17.4% up on the same month last year, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said. This was the […]

LA Motor Show: Porsche Unveils New Macan

LA Motor Show: Porsche Unveils New Macan

PORSCHE has entered a whole new market segment with the unveiling of its long-awaited Macan compact SUV during a special preview event at the Los Angeles international motor show.The significantly downsized new sibling to the Cayenne will be the fastest, and Porsche claims the most dynamically capable, car in the […]

Honda Looks Ahead With New SUV

Honda Looks Ahead With New SUV

HONDA has unveiled a brand-new crossover SUV at the Tokyo Motor Show, scheduled to reach the UK in 2015.The compact-sized Vezel offers four-wheel drive and in Japan will come in petrol and hybrid models, although the 1.6-litre diesel is likely to feature in European specification. Combining the stance and driving […]