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Fiat Panda 4x4
4.5 stars

Fiat Panda 4x4

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The Fiat Panda 4x4 has a real go-anywhere, do-anything feel about it. A light clutch, raised suspension and fairly impressive traction even with a tiny TwinAir engine, make it genuinely feel like a capable off-road vehicle.Fiat has been making some excellent... >>

Nissan Qashqai 1.6 dCi n-tec+
4.5 stars

Nissan Qashqai 1.6 dCi n-tec+

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Last year in the UK, Nissan sold more of these high-spec “n-tec” trim-level Qashqais than Ford did Mondeos. Consider that for a moment. This one trim level of the Qashqai now outsells the entire range of a car that just a few years back was Britain’s... >>

Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi
4.5 stars

Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi

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Let's make one thing very clear, the Fiesta is probably not the car you think. When Pocket-lint was a young, newly qualified driver, the Ford range was a lot simpler. It went, Fiesta, Escort, Sierra and then Granada. The progression was from basic in... >>

Lotus Evora Sports Racer
4.5 stars

Lotus Evora Sports Racer

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The Lotus Evora is a really important car for the British performance brand. Unlike the Elise of Exige, it is designed to sway those who would be considering something like a Cayman S over to the Lotus way of doing things.Here is a sports car that you... >>

Lotus Exige S (2012)
5.0 stars

Lotus Exige S (2012)

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Driving a car like the Lotus Exige isn't the sort of thing that translates well into the written word. We can explain how well connected you feel to it and the road, and how taut and controlled it feels, but honestly, the only way to understand is by... >>

Audi TT 2.0 TFSI S tronic
4.5 stars

Audi TT 2.0 TFSI S tronic

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The Audi TT has something of an image problem. The original, with its curvaceous arches and bubbly behind, quickly became stereotyped and although this model, the second-edition TT is much more aggressive in design, much of that stigma still exists.When... >>

Hands-on: Vauxhall Cascada review

Hands-on: Vauxhall Cascada review

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The Vauxhall Cascada is the company's latest attempt at shaking off its rather grey and glum reputation. It follows on from the likes of the Adam and Astra GTC, both far more shapely than anything Vauxhall had offered previously.This is also the first... >>

Volkswagen XL1 pictures and hands-on

Volkswagen XL1 pictures and hands-on

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And now for something completely different. Having brought you the skinny on the supercar wars going on between Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren - with a not exactly attainable Rolls Royce thrown in for good measure - we’ve saved the best thing from... >>

Rolls-Royce Wraith pictures and hands-on

Rolls-Royce Wraith pictures and hands-on

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It’s not every day a new Rolls-Royce comes along, so we stood expectantly with the crowds to watch the Goodwood-based company’s latest car being unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.Said to be built "in the spirit of the company founders’ historic... >>

McLaren P1 pictures and hands-on

McLaren P1 pictures and hands-on

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Here at Pocket-Lint, we’ll only bring you content and reviews on stuff that we’ve spent time with. So although the McLaren P1 concept was "unveiled" last September in Paris, we’ve waited until now to bring you details because back then it was an... >>

Ferrari LaFerrari pictures and eyes-on

Ferrari LaFerrari pictures and eyes-on

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The Ferrari LaFerrari, what do we know of this, Ferrari’s flagship hypercar – successor to the 2005 Enzo and before that the legendary F50 and F40? Well for starters, we can tell you that it’s absolutely huge. It might be low, but while McLaren’s... >>

Lamborghini Veneno pictures and eyes-on

Lamborghini Veneno pictures and eyes-on

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Lamborghini has always had an amusing relationship with Ferrari. It was set up by a man who built tractors because he got annoyed with old-man Ferrari’s less than bothered attitude towards fixing his personal Ferrari when it broke. And ever since, the... >>

Lotus Evora Sports Racer pictures and hands-on

Lotus Evora Sports Racer pictures and hands-on

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The Lotus Evora has received numerous accolades since its launch. Using a combination of value for money, good looks and impressive performance, it has become the sports car that every motoring enthusiast can aspire to.The Evora exists in two different... >>

Nissan Juke Acenta Premium 1.6L
3.5 stars

Nissan Juke Acenta Premium 1.6L

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The Nissan Juke Acenta is, well, it's rather hard to describe without diving into a whole stock of synonyms for "unusual". Yes it has four wheels and vaguely resembles a five-door hatchback car-meets-SUV, but it's an unconventional design to say the least.For... >>

Citroën C1 Connexion: The Facebook crowdsourced car

Citroën C1 Connexion: The Facebook crowdsourced car

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Citroën has launched a special edition of its C1 city car, the C1 Connexion, designed by its fans on Facebook.Back in 2012, the car manufacturer set about crowdsourcing the specifications for a special edition of the car via its Facebook page. Taking... >>

Citroen DS4 DSport HDi 160 6-speed Auto pictures and hands-on

Citroen DS4 DSport HDi 160 6-speed Auto pictures and hands-on

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Citroën has introduced a new option for the DS4 and that's a 6-speed automatic paired with the 160bhp turbo diesel. Here it's residing in the DSport version of this hulking hatchback, which we had the chance to take for a test drive.When we reviewed... >>

Caterham Supersport R
4.5 stars

Caterham Supersport R

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You would think reviewing a Caterham would be easy. Put foot to floor, world melts, smile appears on face. That sort of thing. But there is so much more to a Caterham than excitement. This is a car that your life revolves around.Get out of it and you... >>

Tackling a Land Rover Experience day with the all-new Range Rover

Tackling a Land Rover Experience day with the all-new Range Rover

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The first time Pocket-lint jumped into the new fourth-generation Range Rover was in Morocco. The weather was hot, the terrain soft and fast, but the relevance to a UK driver virtually nil. While it showed us what the "all-new" Range Rover could achieve,... >>

Citroën DS3 Cabrio pictures and hands-on

Citroën DS3 Cabrio pictures and hands-on

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The Citroën DS3 is a car that turns heads. The compact hatch brings dramatic design to Citroën's line, with the company shifting more than 200,000 DS3 models since the launch in March 2010.The latest addition to the range, announced at the Paris Motor... >>

Maserati Quattroporte pictures and hands-on

Maserati Quattroporte pictures and hands-on

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It may seem like the quintessential Italian big saloon car, but this new Quattroporte (sounds sexy, but in Italian it simply means "four door") has been redesigned primarily for China.You see the old car, svelte though it was, was a little cramped in... >>

Lexus IS pictures and hands-on (video)

Lexus IS pictures and hands-on (video)

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There’s no getting round it. Whatever interesting nuggets we tell you about the features of the new Lexus IS, or however interesting we reckon the car’s general looks are, whether you like it is probably going to come down to what you think of that... >>

BMW 4-Series Coupe Concept pictures and hands-on

BMW 4-Series Coupe Concept pictures and hands-on

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Don’t believe the concept name, this is your new 3-Series coupe. After being hit for six by the Audi A5-which up-ended this coupe market by introducing an altogether different body style to the saloon A4 - BMW has responded by repositioning its coupe... >>

C7 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray pictures and hands-on

C7 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray pictures and hands-on

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It’s not exactly exaggerating to say that a new Corvette doesn’t come along every day of the week. So perhaps it’s unsurprising that the new "C7" Corvette, which ushers back in the famous "Stingray" name too, is on the front of every US paper this... >>

QNX car platform 2.0 concept in a Bentley Continental GTC pictures and hands-on

QNX car platform 2.0 concept in a Bentley Continental GTC pictures and hands-on

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QNX is probably the biggest company you’ve never heard of, when it comes to in-car tech. Wholly owned by RIM of BlackBerry fame, the company’s on-board operating system sees service in the vehicles of most car manufacturers you care to name and in... >>

Aston Martin Vanquish 2014 pictures and eyes-on

Aston Martin Vanquish 2014 pictures and eyes-on

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Las Vegas is a city full of visual treats, but here's something we didn't expect to see on the Consumer Electronics Show floor: the 2014 model of the Aston Martin Vanquish.Hubba, hubba. The Brit-born company's latest motor sure is a visual treat, one... >>

Tesla Model S 17-inch screen pictures and hands-on

Tesla Model S 17-inch screen pictures and hands-on

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It isn't often you think of a car having a Quad-core smartphone processor in it, let alone two. Nor do you typically think of a car with a 17-inch touchscreen as a centre console. But the dual Tegra 3-packing Tesla Model S has done both.This is a car... >>

2014 Ford Fiesta ST pictures and eyes-on

2014 Ford Fiesta ST pictures and eyes-on

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Ford announced the Fiesta ST at the LA Auto Show in November and since then we have been desperate to get a look at the hot hatch.The bright orange bad boy was lurking at Ford's Sync stand at CES. We didn't manage to sit inside it unfortunately, but the... >>

Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi KX-4
4.0 stars

Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi KX-4

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We’ve been looking at the 4x4 - or SUVs, as they’re now more commonly known - in many recent reviews. Although it’s been knocking about for a couple of years, we didn’t think it was fair to leave Kia’s Sportage out of the round.In many respects,... >>

Fiat Panda Easy TwinAir
4.5 stars

Fiat Panda Easy TwinAir

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The squircle. It’s one of those slightly ridiculous, post-millennial words that any writer worth his or her salt ought to avoid. Yet before long, it’ll probably be making an appearance in the Oxford English Dictionary. And given that the squared-off... >>

Honda CR-V 2.0 iVTEC EX
4.0 stars

Honda CR-V 2.0 iVTEC EX

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Everyone loves to hate an SUV, don’t they? Yet, as our recent review of the VW Touareg attests, even those of us who hate the breed can’t help but be won over and see why they’re so popular with modern families, after a week behind the wheel.And... >>

RenaultSport Megane 265 Cup
4.5 stars

RenaultSport Megane 265 Cup

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In the land of the hot hatch RenaultSport would be king. Back in the Eighties, when this type of car truly took off, Peugeot and VW – with the 205 GTi and the Golf GTi – were the kings of transforming euro shopping trollies into cheap ways to get... >>

VW Touareg 3.0 TDI with Dynaudio sound system
4.0 stars

VW Touareg 3.0 TDI with Dynaudio sound system

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The Americans have always been obsessed with big cars. They have big roads, and the inexplicable need to own cars with big, 5-litre V8 engines. While we can see the charm of a big lump of power under the bonnet - sorry, hood - with fuel now rivalling... >>

Porsche Cayman pictures and hands-on

Porsche Cayman pictures and hands-on

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Porsche revealed its new Cayman in Los Angeles yesterday at the 2012 LA Auto Show, and we were in town to get a first glimpse. The sister car of the Boxster unveiled earlier this year in Geneva, the Cayman appears at first glance to be very much a “same... >>

Audi A6 Allroad 3.0 TDI Quattro
4.0 stars

Audi A6 Allroad 3.0 TDI Quattro

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The Audi A6 Allroad is something of a strange car. Not strange in terms of looks, because it has a prettiness to it's toughened design, but strange in terms of it's positioning as a car.It's something of a rare breed, combining the practicality of a conventional... >>

Ford Fiesta (2013) pictures and hands-on

Ford Fiesta (2013) pictures and hands-on

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The Ford Fiesta is a bit of a staple of the car world. Affordable, reliable and fun, it has been planting smiles on the face of the average motorist for 36 years. Back in 2008, Ford gave the car a major refresh, with a new set of punchy colours and a... >>

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2013) pictures and hands-on

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2013) pictures and hands-on

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The new A-class is a new type of car. That might be stating the obvious, but what we mean is that while it’s kept the name of the model, Mercedes has fundamentally changed the concept of its smallest car.The A-class used to be a packaging marvel –... >>

Hands-on: Vauxhall Adam review

Hands-on: Vauxhall Adam review

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If you’re the sort of person who names their car, then you’ll perhaps be pleased to hear that from early next year Vauxhall will sell you one that comes pre-named: Adam.We’ll leave the obvious and easy name puns to you, but if you think Adam’s... >>

Peugeot 208 Allure e-HDi
4.0 stars

Peugeot 208 Allure e-HDi

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Talking to Peugeot’s design chief, Gilles Vidal, makes you acutely aware of the importance of the 208, and it’s need to "re-generate" both Peugeot and, so it’s makers say, the small, B-segment class of car in general. But does it work, and should... >>

Range Rover TDV6 Autobiography pictures and hands-on

Range Rover TDV6 Autobiography pictures and hands-on

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The Range Rover arguably invented the sport utility vehicle genre when it was launched in 1970. The brainchild of engineer Spen King, his objective was to build the ultimate go-anywhere vehicle. Later it became the default choice for those looking to... >>

First drive: Renault Clio
0.0 stars

First drive: Renault Clio

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Remember when the Clio was advertised by Nicole and Papa? Or when it proclaimed to have va-va-voom long before Mazda got zoom-zoom? Well, so does Renault. Having sold 12 Million Clios since the first generation in 1991, it’s now launching the brand... >>

Audi R8 Coupe (2012) pictures and hands-on

Audi R8 Coupe (2012) pictures and hands-on

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There’s a saying that German cars are boring. But put the Audi R8 Coupe’s pedal to the metal and it’s definitely not boredom that you’ll find bouncing between the ole synapses.Pocket-lint took the R8 - complete with R-Tronic 6-speed auto ‘box... >>

Jaguar XJL Ultimate pictures and hands-on

Jaguar XJL Ultimate pictures and hands-on

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You are never expected to drive the Jaguar XJL Ultimate. That's for your driver to worry about.Once you grasp that concept you can sit back and enjoy the sheer luxury of the latest top-of-the-range Jaguar from the rear seat, as the world flies past the... >>

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 (2013) pictures and hands-on

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 (2013) pictures and hands-on

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When it comes to car fantasies, the Ford Mustang is right up there. From Steve McQueen's Bullitt to Nicolas Cage's Eleanor, the Ford Mustang has captured the imagination of car fans everywhere, us included.It's a rare beast to see in the UK, so when Ford... >>

Smart Forstars pictures and hands-on

Smart Forstars pictures and hands-on

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When Pocket-Lint chatted to Gorden Wagener – chief of design for Daimler (Mercedes and Smart) at the Paris auto show, he told us that Smarts are the iPhones of the car world. Sorry to disagree with you Gorden, but we’ve already awarded that accolade... >>

Renault Clio (2013) pictures and hands-on

Renault Clio (2013) pictures and hands-on

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The fourth-generation Renault Clio took over the entire Renault stand in Paris. Illuminated under hundreds of beautiful globe lights, which gently changed colour and bobbed up and down, an array of red, orange and yellow Clios spread out across the Renault... >>

Range Rover (2013) pictures and hands-on

Range Rover (2013) pictures and hands-on

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A new Range Rover doesn’t come along every day. This is only the fourth full-size Range Rover ever -although don’t forget it’s no longer just a model though, but forms part of a range together with Evoque and Sport. The previous model lasted a full... >>

Ford Mondeo (2013) pictures and hands-on

Ford Mondeo (2013) pictures and hands-on

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Remember once upon a time when the Ford Mondeo was Britain’s best-selling car, or at least thereabouts? Well, now it doesn’t even make it into the top ten. Tellingly, the BMW 3-Series outsells it.Ford would like to change that and here in Paris it’s... >>

Volkswagen Golf VII pictures and hands-on

Volkswagen Golf VII pictures and hands-on

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Let’s cut to the chase. This is the iPhone 5 of the car world if there ever was one. Longer, "lower", wider and - crucially - lighter, one can’t help but compare the new, seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf to a certain phone recently unveiled by the... >>