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Altea gets the 4x4 treatment

Altea gets the 4x4 treatment

By 7 March 2007

SEAT has unveiled the Altea Freetrack Prototype, a 4x4 concept based on its existing Altea hatchback. At 185 mm higher than the Altea, the Freetrack has the same 250bhp 2.0 T FSI engine as the recently debuted in the new Leon Cupra. The model’s width... >>

Audi unveils most powerful diesel SUV

Audi unveils most powerful diesel SUV

By 4 March 2007

The most powerful diesel SUV on the market will be shown at the Geneva Motor Show next week. The 335bhp Audi Q7 has a 4.2-litre V8 TDI, capable of hitting 62mph in just 6.4 seconds and with a top speed of 146mph. Power is transmitted through a six-speed... >>

BMW X3 2.0d SE review
3 out of 5

BMW X3 2.0d SE review

By 3 February 2007

I’ve never really understood why anyone would buy a BMW X3. It’s by no means a bad car – far from it, in fact. Sure, early ones looked a bit funny, the ride was unforgivably choppy and the interior had been built by Romanian peasants earning three... >>

AA slams Richmond over emissions parking plan

AA slams Richmond over emissions parking plan

By 1 February 2007

A vote to determine the introduction of emissions-based parking charges is going ahead dispite, a leading motoring organisations claims the move is nothing more than a cynical money-making scheme. Larger vehicles in some of the capital’s boroughs –... >>

Volvo announces XC60 concept car

Volvo announces XC60 concept car

By 18 December 2006

The latest concept from Volvo has been unveiled - and continuing the current trend for genre mash-ups, it looks like a 4x4 coupe could be coming our way. The design, which we are assured will form the basis of the new XC60, will be shown at the Detroit... >>

Volkswagen unveils new Tiguan compact 4x4

Volkswagen unveils new Tiguan compact 4x4

By 30 November 2006

Volkswagen has unveiled an all-new concept compact 4x4 at the LA Auto Show – and for what passes as quick turnaround in the automotive world, it will go on sale by the end of next year. The Tiguan, so named after the result of a poll of more than 350,000... >>

Volkswagen Touareg tows Boeing 747

Volkswagen Touareg tows Boeing 747

By 23 November 2006

As PR stunts go, getting a Volkswagen Touareg to successfully tow a Boeing 747 is rather impressive. The 155-tonne retired passenger liner - the very same one you can see in the background on Top Gear when they’re testing cars on the track - was hauled... >>

Peugeot 4007 becomes company's first 4x4

Peugeot 4007 becomes company's first 4x4

By 26 October 2006

Just when the world seems to be going cold (or should be hot?) on 4x4s, Peugeot has decided to produce its first ever SUV. The 4007 is the result of co-operation between PSA Peugeot-Citroen and Mitsubishi, and it will be on sale sometime next year. Styled... >>

Range Rover's new diesel incapable of accepting petrol

Range Rover's new diesel incapable of accepting petrol

By 10 October 2006

Range Rover’s new flagship diesel version will be the first production car to have a special system built in to prevent drivers filling the tank with petrol instead of diesel. With modern diesel cars behaving more like petrol-powered vehicles than ever... >>

New Kia cee’d to come with 7 year warranty

New Kia cee’d to come with 7 year warranty

By 27 September 2006

It won’t really matter if Kia’s new cee’d model breaks down – it will sell with a monumental 7-year/150,000km warranty. Simply put, that is the best warranty ever offered by any manufacturer for a car sold in the UK and Europe. Comprising 5 years... >>