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Ford Sync with AppLink 2.0 arrives, we test out the in-car voice-activated app system

Ford Sync with AppLink 2.0 arrives, we test out the in-car voice-activated app system

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Driving isn't what it used to be. It's far more technological and way cooler. Ford has further reinforced this with its update to Sync with AppLink - which enables drivers to voice-control various apps, including TomTom navigation and Hotels.com - and... >>

Pioneer NavGate HUD for smartphone navigation makes you feel like a jet fighter pilot

Pioneer NavGate HUD for smartphone navigation makes you feel like a jet fighter pilot

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Want to turn your car into a fighter pilot's cockpit? A heads-up display should do the trick there. That's where the Pioneer NavGate HUD's 29-inch display comes into its own.The unit itself, which offers navigation information from your mobile's CoPilot... >>

Hands-on: Mercedes G63 AMG review

Hands-on: Mercedes G63 AMG review

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Rappers aren't known to frequent the picturesque town of Buckingham. And we're not well known for spittin' bars. Which is perhaps why, as we roll through the picturesque middle England town in a Mercedes G63 AMG, we get so many stares.Rendered in a spectacular... >>

Toyota Rav4 Icon 2.2 Diesel 4x4 review
4.0 stars

Toyota Rav4 Icon 2.2 Diesel 4x4 review

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When Toyota launched the first Rav4 in 1994 it gave birth to the whole soft-roader, crossover format. Given it opened the way to all kinds of horrors we've seen from other manufacturers in the segment, it'd therefore be easy to hate it. But the Rav4 has... >>

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupe pictures and hands-on

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupe pictures and hands-on

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Last year, when Mercedes asked us if we'd like to drive its SLS AMG GT Coupe supercar, we were down at the company's Brooklands Centre in Buckinghamshire before you could utter the letters AMG.The SLS represents a bloodline for Mercedes, which stems back... >>

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S review
5.0 stars

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S review

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With the new 991-generation car, Porsche has created the most usable, spacious - not to mention largest - 911 ever. The Carrera 4S model - recently added to the range and often abbreviated as "C4S" - not only offers the slightly pimped-up aesthetic of... >>

Renault Zoe pictures and hands-on

Renault Zoe pictures and hands-on

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BMW has announced its i3 electric car - and by all accounts it's a cracker. But there's another company that has its eggs heavily invested in the electric car basket right now: the Renault-Nissan alliance and launch of the Renault Zoe. It's got us more... >>

Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG pictures and hands-on

Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG pictures and hands-on

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When we reviewed the BMW M135i, it's fair to say that we were blown away by its spectrum of all round talents. Its turn of speed had us suggesting that, should you really feel the need to go faster, you'd need to jump into a supercar.Yet here we are,... >>

Renault Captur 1.2 Tce EDC hands-on and first drive

Renault Captur 1.2 Tce EDC hands-on and first drive

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Back in happier times, Renault made groundbreaking cars. Historians may quibble, but the company ultimately created the supermini (Renault 5), the people carrier (Espace) and then the small MPV (Scenic). How times have changed: you can’t even buy an... >>

BMW i3 pictures and hands-on: The premium electric megacity car

BMW i3 pictures and hands-on: The premium electric megacity car

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If you were playing buzzword bingo at the launch of the BMW i3, then "megacity" would probably be the winning word, so keen was BMW to tell us exactly who should be buying the new BMW i3.It's a term that makes us think of Judge Dredd, throwing us into... >>

Driving the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell: The world's first production hydrogen fuel cell car

Driving the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell: The world's first production hydrogen fuel cell car

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"It's right here, it's right now", said Tony Whitehorn, Hyundai UK president and CEO. He wasn't quoting Fat Boy Slim, but talking about hydrogen, which Hyundai is making a serious commitment to as a future fuel for cars, as an alternative to conventional... >>

Peugeot 208 GTI review
4.0 stars

Peugeot 208 GTI review

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Once upon a time, when most of the Pocket-lint was still in short trousers, Peugeot made a car called the 205 GTi. It became a legend. Along with the Golf GTi, it created a whole new breed of car – a performance-orientated, fun to drive car that didn’t... >>

Lotus Elise S review
5.0 stars

Lotus Elise S review

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It was with a fair amount of trepidation that we set out on a near 1,000 mile road trip in the Elise S. The car isn’t exactly known for its refinement and this being our first time behind the wheel of Lotus’s most iconic car, we figured 15 hours on... >>

Range Rover Sport 2013 pictures and first drive

Range Rover Sport 2013 pictures and first drive

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It's not easy for the Range Rover Sport. It has to be almost as proficient off-road as the Discovery, nearly as old money as the Range Rover and better to drive than both. It has to be versatile like nothing else.While the original Sport never had the... >>

RenaultSport Clio 200 Turbo EDC pictures and first drive

RenaultSport Clio 200 Turbo EDC pictures and first drive

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There's never been much point in approaching a RenaultSport product from the perspective of say advanced technology or design aesthetics. Historically, if you wanted a hot hatch and you wanted the best, most raw, connected driving experience in an affordable... >>

OBDLink MX Bluetooth car monitoring accessory
4.5 stars

OBDLink MX Bluetooth car monitoring accessory

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There was a time when you could open the bonnet of a car, look beneath it and see the engine in all its mechanical glory. If something went wrong, you'd more than likely be able to see something, or hear something - or in some alarming cases, smell something... >>

Citroen C4 Picasso review
4.5 stars

Citroen C4 Picasso review

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The idea of an MPV being exciting is one which very few believe is actually possible. With the new C4 Picasso, Citroen hopes to change that. Dynamic styling, a 12-inch HD screen and an extremely bright interior with 5.3 metres square of glass, all put... >>

Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG pictures and first drive

Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG pictures and first drive

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There is a certain brutality to the current range of AMG Mercedes products that we find ourselves giggling about like school children, every time we get behind the wheel.It’s no different in this, the newly updated E63 AMG. Along with the rest of the... >>

Mercedes-Benz CLA 220 CDi Sport pictures and first drive

Mercedes-Benz CLA 220 CDi Sport pictures and first drive

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On paper, some ideas seem great. For instance, you can see how the following would seem like a good idea if you were Mercedes-Benz: take one, front-wheel drive, A-Class platform. Give it a footprint and space inside that’s roughly the same as a C-Class... >>

Jaguar F-Type pictures and first drive

Jaguar F-Type pictures and first drive

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"Bella, bella!," shout the kids on bikes as we trundle past, through yet another picture-postcard Umbrian village in the new Jaguar F-Type - exhaust note crackling and ricocheting off the walls of surrounding buildings. Even if your grasp of Italian is... >>

BMW M135i review
5.0 stars

BMW M135i review

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Until just a few days before your reading it, the start of this story was quite different. It was built on the premise that this - the littlest performance BMW - had turned the brand’s performance hierarchy on its head, because it was faster than an... >>

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
4.0 stars

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

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The relevance of a 6.4 litre, V8 Jeep might be lost in Pocket-lint's home country. But knowing we were heading to the States, we thought it high time we review a car with more of an American flavour on these pages. It needed to be something that could... >>

Real-life Batmobile Tumbler pictures and eyes-on

Real-life Batmobile Tumbler pictures and eyes-on

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Think of the Batmobile and chances are you think of the Tumbler. Despite being about as far away as you can get from the original 1960s Batmobile, the Tumbler is just as iconic. Pocket-lint was among the few lucky journalists who managed to set eyes... >>

Volvo V60 D6 plug-in hybrid pictures and hands-on

Volvo V60 D6 plug-in hybrid pictures and hands-on

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Volvo hopes to do something rather special with its V60 hybrid. Looking to be the most fuel efficient car launched in 2013, this diesel powered hybrid is quite unlike anything we have driven before.The electric motor combined with a diesel engine, which... >>

Porsche 911 Carrera pictures and hands-on

Porsche 911 Carrera pictures and hands-on

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When it comes to two-seater sports car there are few quite as iconic as the Porsche 911. Pegged as the ultimate daily driver sports car, each year Porsche refines things just that little bit more. The result is a car which is now 50 years old, but looks... >>

Audi R8 V10 Plus pictures and hands-on

Audi R8 V10 Plus pictures and hands-on

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The Audi R8 V10 Plus is the latest incarnation of Audi's iconic two-seater sports car. The new V10 plus boasts a much improved gearbox, carbon ceramic brakes and the most incredible-looking turn indicators we have ever seen on a vehicle. It also implements... >>

Lotus Evora S IPS
4.0 stars

Lotus Evora S IPS

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The Lotus Evora is a strange car. Having spent well over 1,000 miles in one, driving every possible surface, from tracks to the streets of Soho, we still can't quite get our heads round it.When Lotus designed the Evora, it wanted a car to take on the... >>

Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC SE review
3.5 stars

Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC SE review

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"Economical, isn't it?", proclaimed the man from Honda who came to pick up our Civic diesel. Given that he was talking to the lead-boots of the Pocket-Lint office, this was a risky statement. It’s not unknown for us to at least halve the official fuel... >>

McLaren MP4-12C Spider pictures and hands-on

McLaren MP4-12C Spider pictures and hands-on

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The McLaren MP4-12C is a car that, despite being a complete and utter technical marvel, has lacked some of the special stuff that makes a supercar truly super. Traditionally the car fantasies of every 8-year-old have started with the letter F and ended... >>

Mercedes-Benz CLS 250 CDI BlueEfficiency AMG Sport Shooting Brake
4.5 stars

Mercedes-Benz CLS 250 CDI BlueEfficiency AMG Sport Shooting Brake

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"Wow, how much did this cost then?" That was most people's opening gambit when they saw us in this new, Shooting Brake body-style CLS. For what it's worth, the answer is that it starts at around 50 grand. But our car, with options, came out at more like... >>

Audi SQ5 TDI pictures and hands-on

Audi SQ5 TDI pictures and hands-on

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The Audi Q series is incredibly popular as a luxury softroader and it's easy to see why. The Q range of SUVs makes an easy choice for someone looking for a domineering position on the road, plenty of technology and the reassurance of Audi's attention... >>

Audi S3 pictures and hands-on

Audi S3 pictures and hands-on

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There's very little doubt that the new A3 is an amazing car. Everything that could possible be said in a negative way about the old car - and there really isn't that much - has been tweaked and improved in the new car. And, then, along comes the S3 and... >>

Mini Cooper S Paceman
3.5 stars

Mini Cooper S Paceman

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Right now, there are more than ten different types of Mini to choose from, all of which build on that now iconic shape of the original 2001 launch model. The latest, the Mini Paceman, definitely falls into the "Mini that isn't mini" category. Designed... >>

Citroen DS 3 DSport 155 Red
4.5 stars

Citroen DS 3 DSport 155 Red

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We'll be honest, we love the DS3. It does have its foibles, but as a complete three-door hatchback package, it is up there with the best. Right now it sits in between the Fiat 500 and the Mini in terms of price, offering just as much fun as each, a strong... >>