Car reviews - Page 6

Show all Cars: Reviews News
McLaren 650S pictures and hands-on

McLaren 650S pictures and hands-on

By

It's not every day that you get to sit in a supercar. But at the Geneva Motor Show it seems to be the norm. Not that this made sitting in and spending some time with the new McLaren 650S any less special.Based on the McLaren 12C, the 650S is a similar... >>

Dacia Duster review
4.0 stars

Dacia Duster review

By

Money. In 2014, it’s still a dirty word to some people. But in the case of the Dacia Duster Ambience dCi 110 4x2 that we’re testing here, money isn’t something you should be ashamed of talking about. Because when it comes to modern cars, you can... >>

Volvo Concept Estate pictures and hands-on

Volvo Concept Estate pictures and hands-on

By

Volvo showed its third of three concept cars at the Geneva Motor Show, the Volvo Concept Estate - moving back into the true heartland of the brand. It’s the final concept before the new XC90 arrives at the Paris Motor Show in September.The observant... >>

Lamborghini Huracan pictures and hands-on

Lamborghini Huracan pictures and hands-on

By

Blowing into Geneva with a bid to rival the winds coming off Lake Leman, the Lamborghini Huracan stole the show on the first morning of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.The replacement for the Gallardo won't have the headlines all its own way by the end of... >>

Hands-on: BMW M235i review

Hands-on: BMW M235i review

By

If, like us, you’re struggling to keep up with BMW’s numbering system, the skinny on the BMW M235i is that it’s the sleeker, less practical coupe sister to the hatchback M135i we tested (and loved) last year.Like the 435i that’s gone before it,... >>

Ford Focus (2014) and Ford SYNC 2 pictures and hands-on

Ford Focus (2014) and Ford SYNC 2 pictures and hands-on

By

Rather than wait until next week's Geneva Motor Show, Ford decided to launch its new 2014 edition of the Ford Focus at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This was partly to make its stand look great and partly to show off the new Ford SYNC 2 in-car infotainment... >>

Lexus IS 300h F Sport Auto review
4.5 stars

Lexus IS 300h F Sport Auto review

By

Despite the fact that it is tainted for some by a certain comedy character who resides in Norfolk, it’s a good thing Lexus exists right now. Because since Alfa, Volvo and Saab all but gave up, the IS 300h is about the only genuine alternative to a German... >>

Vauxhall Mokka SE 1.7 CDTi 4x4 review
3.0 stars

Vauxhall Mokka SE 1.7 CDTi 4x4 review

By

SUVs. We all love to hate them. Or do until we grow up, have a couple of kids or move to somewhere slightly suburban where driving up a farm track or dodgy side road isn't the same as in a city car. It's then that cars such as the 4x4 Vauxhall Mokka seem... >>

Audi A3 Saloon review
4.5 stars

Audi A3 Saloon review

By

There aren't many small saloons on the roads, but the Audi A3 Saloon - or Sedan if you're from the US - is looking to swell those numbers. Judging by the mass of BMW 1-Series Coupes, which is soon to be 2-Series Coupes, that we've seen on the roads recently... >>

Kia Pro_Cee'd GT review
3.0 stars

Kia Pro_Cee'd GT review

By

In the car world 2013 was very much the year of the hot hatch, or GTi if you're of a particularly VW persuasion. Every manufacturer had a go at turning the regular family shopping car into a fire-breathing road eater last year, the latest example being... >>

Kia GT4 Stinger Concept: Korean manufacturer shows off GT muscle

Kia GT4 Stinger Concept: Korean manufacturer shows off GT muscle

By

Don’t be confused by the name. The GT4 in the Kia Stinger Concept’s name doesn’t mean the company is two generations out of step with other manufacturers producing cars specifically for a certain PlayStation racing game (non-gamers you'll see what... >>

Toyota FT-1: Gran Turismo 6 concept car makes real-word appearance at Detroit show

Toyota FT-1: Gran Turismo 6 concept car makes real-word appearance at Detroit show

By

As concept cars go, the Toyota FT-1 concept made a good case for star of the show at the Detroit Motor Show 2014. And if you’re gutted that you never actually get to go up close and personal with these types of concepts, then here's a little treat -... >>

BMW M3 & M4 (2014) pictures and hands-on

BMW M3 & M4 (2014) pictures and hands-on

By

Muscle cars, performance cars and anything sporty was back with a bang at the Detroit Motor Show in 2014. And if you’re looking for the personification of that statement, you needed to look no further than the BMW stand, where the new M4 coupe, resplendent... >>

Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept pictures and hands-on

Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept pictures and hands-on

By

Let's forget for a moment about the stupid long-winded name, and call this car what it is: the next Audi TT. "Say what?," we hear you ask? And you’d have a point. It’s not quite the next TT. We’re not expecting the next TT to have a high ride height,... >>

Mercedes C-Class (2014) pictures and hands-on

Mercedes C-Class (2014) pictures and hands-on

By

Unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show 2014, the new Mercedes C-Class looks as though it's about to shake up the small executive car segment. Or is it now know as the upper-medium segment? Either way, to cut to the chase, this Merc's glorious interior knocks... >>

Hands-on: Jaguar XFR-S first drive

Hands-on: Jaguar XFR-S first drive

By

Fancy starting 2014 with a bang? Then you could do worse than get yoursel a seat in a Jaguar XF-RS, one of the most insane models the company has created.When we say "bang", we mean metaphorically of course, although the first time you gun the starter... >>

Hands-on: Audi Smart Display 10.2-inch tablet to control your radio from the backseat (video)

Hands-on: Audi Smart Display 10.2-inch tablet to control your radio from the backseat (video)

By

German car maker Audi has debuted its 10.2-inch Smart Display tablet at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, which it hopes will lead to a better in-car experience.It connects to an Audi via Wi-Fi, letting passengers in both the front and back seats control the car's... >>

Hands-on: Rara music streaming in BMW 4 Series Coupé review

Hands-on: Rara music streaming in BMW 4 Series Coupé review

By

Car manufacturers are increasingly looking to offer connected services to drivers. Those used to having everything at their fingertips on their smartphone can now find that the car is just as connected a place.Cars have long been offering online services... >>

Hands-on: Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid first drive

Hands-on: Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid first drive

By

We didn't have very long with the Porsche Panamera, but we thought it was worth some hands-on love, because it's a very special car. We've spent time with the diesel previously, and really liked it and the truth is, the Panamera is a bit weird to initially... >>

Hands on: Audi A1 Sportback review

Hands on: Audi A1 Sportback review

By

The Audi A1 is the baby of the Audi family with its cutesy hatchback styling setting it apart from the larger and more serious-looking Audi A3. It shares similar front styling to its larger brother, giving it a slightly aggressive look from the front,... >>

Renault Clio RenaultSport 200 Turbo EDC Lux review
4.0 stars

Renault Clio RenaultSport 200 Turbo EDC Lux review

By

Pocket-lint is quite fond of the RenaultSport Clio. In fact, we’ve owned two of the previous versions, one of which is still in our possession.But we come to the new 200 Turbo Clio - or 200T as we refer to it - with some trepidation. Taking it out for... >>

Hands-on: Porsche Panamera Diesel review

Hands-on: Porsche Panamera Diesel review

By

Is a diesel Porsche a proper Porsche? That’s the big question that hangs in our minds before we jump into the low-set, leather-clad seat of the Panamera Diesel. Especially given that this one’s propelled by an engine you can find under the bonnet... >>

Ford Mustang GT 2015 coming to the UK: Pictures and eyes-on

Ford Mustang GT 2015 coming to the UK: Pictures and eyes-on

By

Some cars are just special. Particularly the seemingly unobtainable ones. And we don’t mean just the super-pricey. The Ford Mustang is one such example - an iconic car that will celebrate its 50th birthday in April 2014. And Ford’s way of celebrating?... >>

Hands-on: Audi RS Q3 review

Hands-on: Audi RS Q3 review

By

Audi is unleashing more and more Rennsport, or RS models, including a beefed-up version of its baby SUV, the Audi Q3.Racing in with the Audi RS Q3 name, this model gets a 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, giving you 310PS. That makes this SUV a rocket,... >>

Hands-on: Audi RS7 Sportback review

Hands-on: Audi RS7 Sportback review

By

Audi isn't scared to bring its RS badge to a widening array of cars and the Audi RS7 Sportback sits at the top of the pile. It's one of the newest additions, along with the RS Q3, and sees the premium A7 Sportback get a makeover.The A7 arrives at £41,170,... >>

Peugeot 2008 Allure e-HDi 92 review
4.0 stars

Peugeot 2008 Allure e-HDi 92 review

By

The gene pool of the modern crossover derives from the 4x4, yet few have four-wheel drive. Combine this with fat, lower-profile summer tyres and the average crossover is about as much use off-road (or in the snow) as a chocolate fireguard. Which might... >>

Nissan BladeGlider pictures and hands-on

Nissan BladeGlider pictures and hands-on

By

Yes, we know what you’re thinking - "Just what the hell am I looking at?" This is the Nissan BladeGlider - try saying it after you’ve had a few drinks - and while we’ll admit that it looks pretty challenging, it’s nonetheless rather important... >>

Lexus RC 300h pictures and hands-on

Lexus RC 300h pictures and hands-on

By

You’ve got to hand it to Lexus and its RC 300h, as shown off at this year's Tokyo Motor Show.In German premium brand-obsessed Europe, the Japanese company might be all too easy to overlook. But to have established the brand from scratch less than 30... >>

Jaguar F-Type R Coupe pictures and hands-on

Jaguar F-Type R Coupe pictures and hands-on

By

The Jaguar F-Type Coupe was a sure bet for production the minute the F-Type convertible launched and immediately acquired a waiting list several months long. While Jaguar primarily launched this new, coupe version of the F-Type at the LA motorshow - taking... >>

Porsche Macan pictures and hands-on

Porsche Macan pictures and hands-on

By

This is the latest new Porsche, the Macan. Yes, we know, it’s hard to keep up. The company didn’t make an SUV 10 years ago, but now it’s got a second one under its belt.Little brother Macan joins big brother Cayenne - the theory perhaps being that... >>

Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport Tech review
5.0 stars

Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport Tech review

By

It took 120 miles for us to fall in love with the Mazda MX-5. At first, and despite loving the idea of the small, reasonably cheap and pretty little sportscar, we just didn't get it. There wasn't a great deal to really grab our attention and it's got... >>

Mini Cooper and Cooper S (2014) pictures and hands-on

Mini Cooper and Cooper S (2014) pictures and hands-on

By

This is the new, new Mini – the third generation of BMW’s modern take on the 60s British classic. It’s a car that the company is hoping will be a huge hit, because while the design is evolutionary, to say the least, there’s also a big jump forward... >>

Vauxhall Adam SLAM 1.4i ecoFLEX
4.5 stars

Vauxhall Adam SLAM 1.4i ecoFLEX

By

The Vauxhall Adam is a car that is aimed squarely at the city dweller. Compact, yet cool, it’s loaded with tech and complete with an economic engine that will not only save you money but also do less harm to the planet. It's ideal for younger drivers... >>

Jaguar XF Sportbrake 3.0 Diesel S Portfolio review
4.5 stars

Jaguar XF Sportbrake 3.0 Diesel S Portfolio review

By

Perhaps more than almost any other product, the experience we have of a car is affected by how it is specified - its colour, typology, interior trim, wheels, engine type. This is how it proves with the Jaguar XF Sportbrake - the 3.0 Diesel S Portfolio... >>

Hands-on: BMW i3 review

Hands-on: BMW i3 review

By

After spending time in the company of the new, electrically powered BMW i3 we came away with a clear thought in our minds: we’d just driven the future. Not into the future, of course, as the i3 is a production car in the here and now. You can pop to... >>

Volvo V40 T2 R-Design Nav review
3.5 stars

Volvo V40 T2 R-Design Nav review

By

Back at its launch in 2012, we were big fans of the Volvo V40. It was a leftfield choice, but smart, comfortable and above all packed with safety features and technologies.Since then the diminutive Volvo has gained numerous fresh challengers. Volkswagen... >>

Hands-On: Volkswagen XL1 review

Hands-On: Volkswagen XL1 review

By

As a kid, if someone had asked you what cars were going to look like when you grew up, we’re betting you wouldn’t have imagined them looking like the Volkswagen XL1.If you were a child of the 60s - the era of Concorde and the space race - perhaps... >>

BMW Z4 sDrive 18i Roadster review
4.0 stars

BMW Z4 sDrive 18i Roadster review

By

Looking out of the window one grey and wet October morning, it's hard to understand why Brits buy more convertibles than any other country in Europe.Perhaps that's because there are now a wide array of cars - like the upgraded BMW Z4 as tested here -... >>

Hands-on: Volkswagen Golf GTi (Mk7) review

Hands-on: Volkswagen Golf GTi (Mk7) review

By

The VW Golf GTi has been an ever present in the automotive world since 1975. Six generations of the car have sold over 200,000 units for VW in the UK alone. A smash hit? Yes, but rather like Top of the Pops, the game's moved on since the GTi first arrived... >>

BMW 435i M Sport review
4.5 stars

BMW 435i M Sport review

By

What difference does a name make? Or a number? This is the new BMW 4-Series, or the 435i M Sport to be name precise - and it's a brand new model number in the BMW range that waves goodbye to the outgoing 3-Series Coupe. What exactly was wrong with the... >>

Jaguar C-X75 pictures and eyes-on

Jaguar C-X75 pictures and eyes-on

By

Jaguars C-X75 is everything the C-X17 is not. It's not a family 4x4 and it's not something you can even start to think about affording. Instead its Jaguar's vision of the "hypercar of tomorrow."For roadies who like specs, the car comes with a total of... >>

Jaguar Project 7 F-Type pictures and eyes-on

Jaguar Project 7 F-Type pictures and eyes-on

By

Project 7 is special one-off Jaguar, which made its debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and promises, says Jaguar, to reflect the heart of the company’s sports car DNA.Supposedly inspired by a simple sketch, a small team of Jaguar designers... >>

Jaguar C-X17 comes to London, but it's only ever going to be a folly

Jaguar C-X17 comes to London, but it's only ever going to be a folly

By

If you like the Jaguar C-X17 4x4 concept car, we've got some bad news. On its first official outing in the UK, Jaguar has told Pocket-lint that in its current form, it won't be going on the market.Julian Thomson, director of advanced design at Jaguar,... >>

Smart electric bike review
3.5 stars

Smart electric bike review

By

Pedalling through London on the Smart electric bike doesn't feel like riding a bicycle, it's more like gliding along on a two-wheeled spaceship. There's something almost more European about this ride: German-engineered, a little Dutch in appearance, the... >>

Hyundai i40 Tourer review
4.0 stars

Hyundai i40 Tourer review

By

If you're looking for an estate car, then you're spoilt for choice. The Hyundai i40 Tourer joins a growing army of options to consider.Not only are there the large estate models, like the Passat or the A6, but in many cases shorter-wheelbase options,... >>

Volvo Concept Coupe hands-on, the new face of Sweden's finest

Volvo Concept Coupe hands-on, the new face of Sweden's finest

By

No more vanilla Volvos. That's the message from the Swedish company as it launches its concept coupe in Frankfurt.What exactly does that mean? Well, for the past few years, Volvo's been chasing the Germans - think Audi, BMW, Mercedes - and not really... >>

Alfa Romeo Disco Volante by Touring Superleggera pictures and hands-on

Alfa Romeo Disco Volante by Touring Superleggera pictures and hands-on

By

Do you have a Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione coupé that you just don't like the look of? Do you want to dump a whole heap of cash on giving it a complete remodelling? Then the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante is possibly the car for you.Alfa Romeo has given its... >>