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  • Volkswagen Golf VII pictures and hands-on
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    Volkswagen Golf VII pictures and hands-on

    By 26 September 2012

    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...

  • Hyundai Santa Fe Premium SE pictures and hands-on
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    Hyundai Santa Fe Premium SE pictures and hands-on

    By 25 September 2012

    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...

  • TomTom Hands-free Car Kit for Smartphone review
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    TomTom Hands-free Car Kit for Smartphone review

    By 24 September 2012

    Mounting your smartphone in your car has never been much of a problem. Windscreen suction mounts are ten a penny, with any manner of mounting options on offer. Going hands-free is also well catered for through headsets, visor mounts and many other choices....

  • Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE pictures and hands-on
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    Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE pictures and hands-on

    By 21 September 2012

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

    By 14 September 2012

    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 review
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    Kia Cee’d Sportswagon 1.6 CRDi 3 review

    By 13 September 2012

    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
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    Volkswagen CC GT TDi 170 DSG pictures and hands-on

    By 11 September 2012

    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
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    Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG pictures and hands-on

    By 11 September 2012

    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
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    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster pictures and hands-on

    By 7 September 2012

    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
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    Audi A3 2.0 TDI Sport pictures and hands-on

    By 6 September 2012

    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...

  • Golf GTi cabriolet first drive pictures and hands-on
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    Golf GTi cabriolet first drive pictures and hands-on

    By 6 September 2012

    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 review
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    Ford Focus Zetec S 1.0 Ecoboost review

    By 5 September 2012

    "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
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    Ford Focus Electric pictures and hands-on

    By 1 September 2012

    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...

  • TomTom HD Traffic 6 will give you even excuse to be late
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    TomTom HD Traffic 6 will give you even excuse to be late

    By 30 August 2012

    TomTom is promising customers will have even fewer excuses to be late after adding several new enhancements and features to its TomTom traffic software on its LIVE-enabled GPS devices. "TomTom HD Traffic 6.0 offers more-precise information about roadworks,...

  • Ford bringing Sync to UK and Europe in its Focus Electric
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    Ford bringing Sync to UK and Europe in its Focus Electric

    By 30 August 2012

    Ford is bringing its smart in-car technology Sync to the UK next year with its all-electric Focus. The voice-control system is built in collaboration with Microsoft, and will include MyFord Touch - the latest generation of the system - and includes a...

  • TomTom for Android pictures and hands-on
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    TomTom for Android pictures and hands-on

    By 30 August 2012

    We told you that TomTom for Android would be launching this year and the date has now been set. "We will launch in October," Gerard Hines, VP mobile at TomTom, tells Pocket-lint, although he won't be drawn on a specific date. We sat down with TomTom to...

  • TomTom for Android coming October
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    TomTom for Android coming October

    By 29 August 2012

    TomTom has confirmed at IFA in Berlin, Germany, that it will be launching its TomTom for Android app in October. Pocket-lint broke the news that the company was working on an Android version of the app in June, with TomTom at the time saying it was due...

  • Mini Mini Cooper S pictures and hands on
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    Mini Mini Cooper S pictures and hands on

    By 24 August 2012

    This isn't the first time we've had the opportunity to look at a "mini Mini". At London 2012, BMW's radio-controlled Minis were used to relay javelins, discuses, hammers and shots from the grass. There's little chance that the smartphone-controlled mini...

  • Hyundai Veloster 1.6GDi Sport DCT review
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    Hyundai Veloster 1.6GDi Sport DCT review

    By 24 August 2012

    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...

  • The Nissan Juke with Ministry of Sound limited edition that is the ultimate jukebox
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    The Nissan Juke with Ministry of Sound limited edition that is the ultimate jukebox

    By 23 August 2012

    Nissan has teamed up with London super club The Ministry of Sound to create a limited-edition version of the Nissan Juke that comes packed with speakers and a dedicated playlist to get the party started. The limited run of 3,000 cars will go on sale later...

  • Land Rover Discovery 4 SDV6 HSE review
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    Land Rover Discovery 4 SDV6 HSE review

    By 21 August 2012

    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...

  • Electric Audi R8 e-tron to come with Samsung 7.7-inch AMOLED digital rear-view mirror
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    Electric Audi R8 e-tron to come with Samsung 7.7-inch AMOLED digital rear-view mirror

    By 14 August 2012

    Audi's forthcoming electric version of R8 supercar will come with a digital rear-view mirror. Instead of a conventional reflective version, the Audi R8 e-tron will use a Samsung 7.7-inch AMOLED display, which will show the driver what is behind the vehicle....

  • Nissan e-NV200: Electric taxi to trial in London in 2013
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    Nissan e-NV200: Electric taxi to trial in London in 2013

    By 7 August 2012

    Not only is Nissan set to produce what it believes to be London's future black cab, it's also confirmed that an electric-powered taxi, built on its e-NV200 concept, is also in the works. Speaking at the NV200 London taxi launch in London, Andy Palmer,...

  • Nissan NV200 London taxi pictures and hands-on
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    Nissan NV200 London taxi pictures and hands-on

    By 7 August 2012

    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...

  • BMW Mini MINI radio-controlled car to ferry javelins, discuses, hammers and shots at London 2012
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    BMW Mini MINI radio-controlled car to ferry javelins, discuses, hammers and shots at London 2012

    By 3 August 2012

    BMW is to use a new Mini MINI at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the athletic stadium this week to help ferry javelins, discuses, hammers and shots back from the field to the throwing area. It's a move to save valuable time during competition. If you're...