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Mini 5-door first drive: Cartoon-style fun for the whole family
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Mini 5-door first drive: Cartoon-style fun for the whole family

By 23 October 2014

Up until now, beyond the price differential, one key reason to overlook buying a Mini - beyond its cartoonish design - was the lack of rear doors. And with sales in this market splitting roughly 65/35 in favour of 5-door models, it's clear Mini thinks... >>

Kia Soul Mixx review
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Kia Soul Mixx review

By 12 October 2014

The Kia Soul sits in the increasingly popular crossover segment of the market, taking something that's essentially a hatchback and giving it characteristics closer to that of an SUV. It's the follow-up to the 2008 original, now based on the Kia C'eed... >>

Lamborghini Asterion concept: The 910bhp hybrid beast that will (probably) never get made
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Lamborghini Asterion concept: The 910bhp hybrid beast that will (probably) never get made

By 9 October 2014

Two weeks before the Paris Motor Show began, Lamborghini sent us a teaser silhouette of its new concept car. Underneath it was written: "How do you improve on perfection? Double it." For reasons that right now seem unclear, we - along with the rest of... >>

Audi TT Sportback concept: Less concept than the name suggests
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Audi TT Sportback concept: Less concept than the name suggests

By 8 October 2014

The Audi TT Sportback perhaps qualifies as the major surprise of the Paris Motor Show as it was one of just a few uncertainties to be revealed. Although if you've been following Audi's strategy over recent shows, it should come as no surprise at all.... >>

Land Rover Discovery Sport preview: So does it replace the Freelander?
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Land Rover Discovery Sport preview: So does it replace the Freelander?

By 7 October 2014

When is a Freelander not a Freelander? When it's a Discovery Sport. From now on, the Freelander is dead. Instead it's replaced by the Discovery Sport as Land Rover changes the structure of its range, creating a series of sub-brands. So from now on, Discovery... >>

Jaguar XE: Exciting enough to challenge BMW? (hands-on)
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Jaguar XE: Exciting enough to challenge BMW? (hands-on)

By 7 October 2014

After making an exuberant entrance in London a couple of weeks back (it was dangled from helicopters, motored up the Thames on a speedboat) we finally get to lay our hands on Jag's long-awaited XE at the Paris Motor Show. It is a rival aimed squarely... >>

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT: No gulwing doors, can V8 powerhouse fill SLS's boots? (hands-on)
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Mercedes-Benz AMG GT: No gulwing doors, can V8 powerhouse fill SLS's boots? (hands-on)

By 6 October 2014

The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT was originally shown at a private event in Stuttgart, but the first public chance to see the car is at the Paris Motor Show 2014. The GT is significant because it effectively replaces the gulwing-door SLS and becomes Mercedes-Benz's... >>

Subaru WRX STI first drive: More fun than you can shake a gearstick at
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Subaru WRX STI first drive: More fun than you can shake a gearstick at

By 2 October 2014

Subaru is the first to admit that it's something of a niche brand. Best known in the UK for rally success and resultant gold-wheeled Impreza tearing around our roads, recent years have been slightly chequered for the Japanese company. Having enjoyed the... >>

BMW M3 review (2014)
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BMW M3 review (2014)

By 1 October 2014

Create a legend and it creates a rod for its own back. The BMW M3 is one such legend and with every new version you'll hear the same complaints: "It's moved too far away from the original concept." "It's too heavy." "It's got the wrong number of cylinders."... >>

Volkswagen Polo (2014) first drive: The sensible small car gets an internal tech boost
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Volkswagen Polo (2014) first drive: The sensible small car gets an internal tech boost

By 11 September 2014

Spare a thought for the Volkswagen Polo. While big brother Golf gets all the headlines and gold stars in the VW family pecking order, Polo sits there quietly, getting on with its job of being an entirely decent little car. In the world of supermini cars,... >>