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Smart ForTwo first drive: Three generations in, it's smarter than ever
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Smart ForTwo first drive: Three generations in, it's smarter than ever

By 26 February 2015

When the original Smart launched in 1998, it felt like a momentous occasion in the car world. For perhaps the first time since the original Mini or Fiat 500, here was a car that was genuinely small, ingeniously packaged and seriously useful in a city.... >>

Maserati Ghibli S review: Representing a centenary of specialness
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Maserati Ghibli S review: Representing a centenary of specialness

By 18 February 2015

Mas-er-ati. Say it slowly and one of the most beautiful and evocative names in the automotive world sounds even more special. What is it about Italian words? They're enough to make the average Brit go weak at the knees. Maserati has ambitious new plans... >>

Volkswagen Passat (2015) first drive: Shedding its dull image
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Volkswagen Passat (2015) first drive: Shedding its dull image

By 12 February 2015

Ask any automotive enthusiast to name a dull car, and there's a fair chance they might name the Passat. But Volkswagen has sold 22 million of the things since 1973, so clearly the gear-heads are missing something. For 2015, there's a new Passat to tempt... >>

Kia Sorento (2015) first drive: Savvy 7-seater
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Kia Sorento (2015) first drive: Savvy 7-seater

By 28 January 2015

Can a SUV ever be a truly exciting drive? Now in its third generation, the Kia Sorento has had more than just a facelift to bring it up to date, and while its new body and wheelbase is never going to feel like a Ferrari on the road, for carting around... >>

Land Rover Discovery Sport 2015 first drive: All terrain with all the comforts
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Land Rover Discovery Sport 2015 first drive: All terrain with all the comforts

By 27 January 2015

"We're turning back, the weather's beaten us." This was the start of our trip to Iceland to drive the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport. That may sound like the car failed but in reality it was the only thing that kept us alive. We knew the trip would test... >>

Honda CR-V 2015 first drive: Tech-tweaked SUV
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Honda CR-V 2015 first drive: Tech-tweaked SUV

By 27 January 2015

Honda is looking at having a big year in 2015. You can't help but have noticed the new Type R or NSX that will be hitting the roads in 2015, leading the charge in a complete refresh of the company's cars.  The new Honda CR-V, first off the blocks, is... >>

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept: The Tiguan from the future (hands-on)
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Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept: The Tiguan from the future (hands-on)

By 16 January 2015

This is VW's latest crossover concept, the Cross Coupe GTE. Shown at the Detroit Auto Show as a proof of concept vision, it hints at the next generation of Volkswagen's crossovers and SUVs. The GTE label – which is the new moniker for high-performance,... >>

Audi Q7: Awesome tech meets awkward design (hands-on)
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Audi Q7: Awesome tech meets awkward design (hands-on)

By 15 January 2015

The Audi Q7 was the most important new mainstream production car to be launched at the Detroit Auto Show, joining a growing throng of recently refreshed big SUVs. Given that BMW debuted a new X5 in 2014 (although it looks just like the old one), Volvo... >>

Honda NSX: Ford GT competitor shows off 25 year pedigree (hands-on)
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Honda NSX: Ford GT competitor shows off 25 year pedigree (hands-on)

By 15 January 2015

If the Ford GT was the surprise supercar launch at the Detroit Auto Show, then the Honda NSX (here badged as an Acura, for the North American market) was the one we knew we were going to get. After all, Acura has been showing the NSX in concept version... >>

Your next car won't have mirrors, as long as you buy a Maserati (hands-on)
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Your next car won't have mirrors, as long as you buy a Maserati (hands-on)

By 13 January 2015

The company that is the underlying tech for most of the cars on the road, QNX, claims that we won't need the wing mirrors or even a rear view mirror in our cars in the future. Demoing a new concept car at CES in Las Vegas, based on a Maserati Quattroporte... >>