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Hyundai Santa Fe Premium SE pictures and hands-on

Hyundai Santa Fe Premium SE pictures and hands-on

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The new Santa Fe is a new car on a new platform, Hyundai tell us, taking this four-by-four SUV beyond the facelifted 2010 model that's done surprisingly well in the UK.The SUV market has exploded in recent years, with larger platform cars coming from... >>

Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE pictures and hands-on

Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE pictures and hands-on

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The Hyundai Veloster is a strange beast. The Korean company pushes it as two cars in one: from the driver's side, it's a coupe; from the passenger side, ia hatchback. Some might argue that, rather than being a coupe, it’s a simply a strange four-door... >>

Mercedes-Benz C220 CDi BlueEfficiency AMG Sport Coupe pictures and hands-on

Mercedes-Benz C220 CDi BlueEfficiency AMG Sport Coupe pictures and hands-on

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Let’s say you’ve read our hands-on pieces of the Mercedes SLS and SL AMGs and now fancy something sporty with the three-pointed star on the bonnet, but your budget’s a little more five figures than six. Then perhaps a new, 2013 Model Year C-Class... >>

Kia Cee’d Sportswagon 1.6 CRDi 3
3.5 stars

Kia Cee’d Sportswagon 1.6 CRDi 3

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Are you ready to join the “wagon revolution”? Taking its lead from the lofty heights of the likes of Audi’s RS brand, the latest addition to the Kia range - an estate version of the company's Ford Focus-rivaling Cee’d – has been renamed the... >>

Volkswagen CC GT TDi 170 DSG pictures and hands-on

Volkswagen CC GT TDi 170 DSG pictures and hands-on

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Your company car policy says you need four seats and four doors. Which is a pesky pain, because you’ve just got a promotion and you’ve always fancied a nice-looking coupe, something like an Audi A5 or BMW 3-Series. Unfortunately, they’re off limits... >>

Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG pictures and hands-on

Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG pictures and hands-on

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You’d think two cars sharing what is fundamentally the same engine would feel very similar, right? Not in the case of the Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG and its supercar brother, the SLS AMG: these are two different beasts as you can see from our hands-on... >>

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster pictures and hands-on

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster pictures and hands-on

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There are some things you just can't refuse, so when Mercedes-Benz invited us to get friendly with its AMG cars, what were we to do? We don’t like to do things by halves, so we were straight into the SLS AMG Roadster and racing off along the leafy byways... >>

Audi A3 2.0 TDI Sport pictures and hands-on

Audi A3 2.0 TDI Sport pictures and hands-on

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The new Audi A3 isn't just a facelift, it's a new car. It rolls in on the new platform that will also see the likes of the VW Golf seventh gen, but retains that Audi A3 look. We've heard it before, with Audi telling us it has "A3 genes" and who's to argue... >>

Volkswagen Golf GTi cabriolet first drive pictures and hands-on

Volkswagen Golf GTi cabriolet first drive pictures and hands-on

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It’s a bit of a perennial favourite, the Golf GTi. Right now, pretty much every one of its competitors offers more power and the promise of greater road thrills, but few can match the all-round talents and general classlessness of the GTi. It’s still... >>

Ford Focus Zetec S 1.0 Ecoboost
5.0 stars

Ford Focus Zetec S 1.0 Ecoboost

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"Go on" we asked, "guess how big the engine is" we continued with an annoyingly knowing grin on our face that probably gave the game away. "I don't know came the answer, 1.6-litre?". "HAHA, NO! A million times NO!" we roared back. And then, with joy in... >>

Ford Focus Electric pictures and hands-on

Ford Focus Electric pictures and hands-on

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The Ford Focus Electric was at IFA - Europe's largest consumer electronics show, in Berlin, Germany - and Pocket-lint had the chance to take a gander at the compay's first all-electric car. In particular it was the MyFord Touch experience, Sync and those... >>

Hyundai Veloster 1.6GDi Sport DCT
3.0 stars

Hyundai Veloster 1.6GDi Sport DCT

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In the words of Monty Python: now for something completely different. Well, as different as things get in the seemingly ever-samey world of cars. Because the Hyundai Veloster you see in the picture above is a unique beast. Ever had the desire for a two-door... >>

Land Rover Discovery 4 SDV6 HSE
4.0 stars

Land Rover Discovery 4 SDV6 HSE

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A car industry executive once told us that no matter how good his company’s new model was, he knew it wasn’t going to sell many, because people in the UK were badge snobs. Look around you at how many BMWs and Audis there are on the road, and its hard... >>

Nissan NV200 London taxi pictures and hands-on

Nissan NV200 London taxi pictures and hands-on

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London's black cab drivers are known for being the best in the world. In the not so distant future, we may well see our knowledge-laden cabbies driving around in adapted Nissan NV200 vehicles, as the car company has unveiled its concept and vision for... >>

VW Scirocco 2.0 TSi GT
4.5 stars

VW Scirocco 2.0 TSi GT

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It’s been around for quite a while now, the VW Scirocco. After a 16-year hiatus, the Scirocco came storming back into the VW Range in 2008. We’re not in the habit of reviewing cars that have been on the market for four years, but – as our recent... >>

BMW C Evolution pictures and eyes-on

BMW C Evolution pictures and eyes-on

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BMW is about cars most of the time, but it also has a motorbike division and it's been working just as hard as the car concept team to embrace electric as the main power source.On show at the BMW Pavilion in the Olympic Park, as well as being used as... >>

Toyota GT86
5.0 stars

Toyota GT86

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When was the last time you were excited by a Toyota? Prius, Auris, Yaris – all laudable cars but hardly the last word in excitement.But that changes here. Under new boss Akio Toyoda, the firm wants to get you excited about its products again and to... >>

Porsche Silverstone Driving Experience pictures and hands-on

Porsche Silverstone Driving Experience pictures and hands-on

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"Bit of power now, little bit more, no too much!" shouts Ed, just as the Porsche 911 I’m at the wheel of begins to spin round and we pirouette backwards through the water fountains. Belatedly, my mental faculties kick back in, I press the brake and... >>

BMW 520 Efficient Dynamics
4.0 stars

BMW 520 Efficient Dynamics

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What price size? When we reviewed the BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics a few weeks back we found it to be fundamentally brilliant and concluded by saying that it was all the car you could ever need. So why might you want to take a step up the BMW ladder, shell... >>

Mini Rocketman Concept London edition pictures and eyes-on

Mini Rocketman Concept London edition pictures and eyes-on

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First shown at the Geneva Motor Show, BMW has created a new London and Team GB-inspired version of its Mini Rocketman Concept for the London 2012 Olympic games and Pocket-lint has had the chance to see it up close in the flesh ahead of the official public... >>

Audi City 'cyberstore': Build your own virtual Audi to drive away

Audi City 'cyberstore': Build your own virtual Audi to drive away

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Audi’s new showroom in London’s Piccadilly certainly goes down the radical route. The ground floor of the Audi City store doesn’t have a car to be seen anywhere. Instead the open space opts for "virtual access" to the full car range via three huge... >>

Volvo V40
4.5 stars

Volvo V40

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When the Volvo brand name is uttered what’s the first thing that springs to mind?  Safety? Family? Swedes (and we don’t mean the vegetable)?We reckon all of the above, veg excluded. And yet the introduction of the five door V40 certainly adds a lick... >>

Vauxhall Astra GTC SRI CDTI
4.0 stars

Vauxhall Astra GTC SRI CDTI

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We’ve already had a day of seat time in the almost comically overpowered VXR version of the Astra GTC. But what if your tastes - and frankly - your wallet, would prefer something a little more restrained and economical?Enter the (deep breath) Astra... >>

Volvo S60 DRIVe R-Design 1.6 litre turbo diesel
4.0 stars

Volvo S60 DRIVe R-Design 1.6 litre turbo diesel

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Why not buy a German car? We'll tell you why not, because you can have a Swedish one instead. Of course there are a lot of German car lovers out there, so it might be a tough sell to get them to make the switch.But that's a shame, because cars like the... >>

Ford Focus ST 2013 pictures and hands-on

Ford Focus ST 2013 pictures and hands-on

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Sometimes a lot of fun can be had with relatively little money. The new Focus ST takes this idea and multiplies it by ten. It is, at £21,995 for the base model, one of the most enjoyable experiences to be had on the road for the price.The new ST comes... >>

Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid pictures and hands-on

Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid pictures and hands-on

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The world is increasingly focusing on hybrid technology, and why not? After all it's a pretty good way to help reduce emissions and hopefully save money. However you feel about the tech though, hybrid cars often divide opinion. The Prius is certainly... >>

BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics
4.5 stars

BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics

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The BMW 3-Series is a car that epitomises the phrase "all things to all people". It’s consistently one of the 10 best-selling cars in the UK - and it’s easy to see why.It’s big enough for four people and luggage, yet small enough to park easily.... >>

Citroen DS5 DSport Hybrid4 200 Airdream
4.0 stars

Citroen DS5 DSport Hybrid4 200 Airdream

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One question that arises time and again, is why car makers build concept cars. And why the stuff that actually appears in the showrooms looks nothing like the wild design that appeared on a motorshow stand two years earlier.The answers of course, are... >>

Vauxhall Astra VXR
4.5 stars

Vauxhall Astra VXR

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The hot hatch is the preserve of young, enthusiastic petrolheads the country over. No doubt seen as a blight by some, these cars offer staggering performance at an incredibly reasonable price. Well, it's reasonable before your insurance company tells... >>

Lexus GS450h
4.0 stars

Lexus GS450h

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It might come as a surprise to learn that this new Lexus GS is actually the fourth generation of the model line.And if you’re lucky enough to have climbed to near the top of the company car tree, this car is rather good news. It not only means there’s... >>

Honda Civic 1.4 iVTEC SE
3.5 stars

Honda Civic 1.4 iVTEC SE

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When reviewing a car, we can ask a manufacturer for a specific model and engine, but rarely have any say in what spec we get. This means they usually send us one that’s in top line trim and then had the entire options list thrown at it for good measure.We... >>

Ferrari 458 Italia pictures and hands-on

Ferrari 458 Italia pictures and hands-on

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Ferrari has a long history of success in Formula One. Right now Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is sitting at the top of the F1 standings, neck a neck with Sebastian Vettel. All that technology, all that research, it seems only right that it ends up somewhere... >>

Kia Cee'd (2012)
4.0 stars

Kia Cee'd (2012)

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Building on what made the original model a success, the 2012 Kia Cee’d is an all-new motor with enough clout to keep it in check with the other big-boy car markers.The Korean manufacturer might have a reputation for practical, sensible vehicles, but... >>

Renault Twizy pictures and hands-on

Renault Twizy pictures and hands-on

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The first time you see a Renault Twizy on the road, we suspect one of two things will happen. You’ll either laugh. A lot. Or you’ll be desperate to have a go. But get over the fact that it’s got a name that only the French could come up with and... >>

Bentley Mulsanne pictures and hands-on

Bentley Mulsanne pictures and hands-on

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Ever wondered how the other half live? Well, today we got to find out, during a short acquaintance with Bentley’s newest car, the Mulsanne. A moment of context is needed here. Bentley’s sales have climbed from almost nothing in the past 15 years,... >>

Porsche 911 Carrera (991) 2012 pictures and hands-on

Porsche 911 Carrera (991) 2012 pictures and hands-on

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The Porsche 911 is a Marmite car. Before reading any of the words we put down on this page, you’re going into this article either believing that the 911 is the best sports car in the world. Or that it’s some stupid, anachronistic development of the... >>

Mazda CX5 2.2 TDI AWD
4.0 stars

Mazda CX5 2.2 TDI AWD

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Talking to the Mazda team, it's interesting to hear how the company views itself, and even more interesting to hear how the firm is introducing some pretty interesting engineering techniques to make its cars better, and its production lines even more... >>

Renault Grand Scenic Dynamique TomTom 1.5 dCi
4.0 stars

Renault Grand Scenic Dynamique TomTom 1.5 dCi

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When it first appeared in 1996, the original Scenic broke ground as the first "small" people carrier to hit our roads. It did without the seven seats of existing people carriers such as its big brother Espace, but brought all that was loved about that... >>

Porsche Cayman S
4.5 stars

Porsche Cayman S

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"Would you like to drive a Porsche around the south of France?" is the kind of question which - like, "Would you like either a kick in the crown jewels, or this gold ingot?"  - doesn’t require a lot of thinking about. "Yes," we replied, and a couple... >>

Tesla Roadster
4.5 stars

Tesla Roadster

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We find people fall in to two categories: those who love electric cars, and think they're the future, and those who don't want to give up on petrol. It is, perhaps, unsurprising that we, as gadget and technology lovers, find the idea of electric cars... >>

Kia Rio CRDi 2
3.5 stars

Kia Rio CRDi 2

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In August 2010, we had one of the worst hire car experiences of our life. It came courtesy of a Kia Rio saloon that looked like it had been dropped down a flight of stairs and housed a pack of wild dogs for the previous few months.Above 50 miles an hour,... >>

McLaren MP4-12C pictures and hands-on

McLaren MP4-12C pictures and hands-on

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You’ve got £7,000 burning a hole in your pocket and you need a car – what do you do? While most people would be thinking about a capable supermini or second-hand BMW M3, this McLaren MP4-12C could also be yours. For a week.This is the latest offering... >>

Evanta Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato pictures and hands-on

Evanta Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato pictures and hands-on

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Spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on a slice of classic automotive exotica and you can be sure of many things: rarity, raw simplicity and individuality. Unfortunately for many, lying on the hard shoulder of the M25, spanner in driving-glove-clad hand,... >>

MG Icon concept pictures and hands-on

MG Icon concept pictures and hands-on

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Remember MG Rover and its demise? We do, vividly. In a tale of blame, accusation and much finger pointing one of the upshots (some would say causes) of MG Rover’s failure was a proposed buy out by - then subsequent selling off of model platforms to... >>

Range Rover Evoque Victoria Beckham edition pictures and hands-on

Range Rover Evoque Victoria Beckham edition pictures and hands-on

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Remember when the Range Rover Evoque was first unveiled at a Chelsea art gallery by George Lamb and they announced Victoria Beckham would be working on its design? No, us neither.But she, er, has been working with Range Rover on the Evoque. And this is... >>

Mercedes Concept Style Coupe pictures and hands-on

Mercedes Concept Style Coupe pictures and hands-on

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China is now the biggest market in the world for most luxury and premium car brands. Once you know that, it comes as less of a surprise that Mercedes chose to show this new concept car at the motor show in Beijing this week, rather than New York two weeks... >>

Citroën DS Concept Numero 9 pictures and hands-on

Citroën DS Concept Numero 9 pictures and hands-on

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Like many concept cars we saw in Beijing, the DS Numero 9 didn’t have an interior. Why? We’re not sure. Possibly politics, because Citroën as a French firm needs to hold something back for its "home" motor show in Paris in September. Possibly there... >>