Car And GPS archive

  • VW Scirocco 2.0 TSi GT review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    VW Scirocco 2.0 TSi GT review

    By 3 August 2012

    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
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    BMW C Evolution pictures and eyes-on

    By 30 July 2012

    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 review
    Cars 5 out of 5

    Toyota GT86 review

    By 30 July 2012

    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
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    Porsche Silverstone Driving Experience pictures and hands-on

    By 27 July 2012

    "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 i3 and i8 concept cars race into Olympic Park
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    BMW i3 and i8 concept cars race into Olympic Park

    By 24 July 2012

    Like futuristic concept cars? Going to the London 2012 Olympics this year? Then you are in luck, BMW will be showing off its i range of concept cars, the BMW i8 and the BMW i3 to all those who visit the BMW Pavilion in the Olympic Park in east London...

  • BMW 520 Efficient Dynamics review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    BMW 520 Efficient Dynamics review

    By 23 July 2012

    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
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    Mini Rocketman Concept London edition pictures and eyes-on

    By 20 July 2012

    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...

  • INTERVIEW: Chris Cunningham talks tech and low-budget filmmaking
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    INTERVIEW: Chris Cunningham talks tech and low-budget filmmaking

    By 17 July 2012

    Ushered into a private room, at the back of Audi's central London "cyberstore" showroom, Pocket-lint first catches sight of the the acclaimed director-turned-video-artist that is Chris Cunningham. Now 41, though he looks some 10 years younger, Cunningham...

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

    By 16 July 2012

    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 review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Volvo V40 review

    By 13 July 2012

    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...

  • GolfBuddy Voice pictures and hands-on
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    GolfBuddy Voice pictures and hands-on

    By 11 July 2012

    We've dabbled with Golf GPS systems here on Pocket-lint before, namely the Garmin Approach G5 and Approach S1 watch. However, when you don't quite need all the features those kind of devices offer, and you'd like to know how far away from the flag you...

  • Vauxhall Astra GTC SRI CDTI review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Vauxhall Astra GTC SRI CDTI review

    By 6 July 2012

    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...

  • Lit Motors C-1 gyroscopically-stabilised vehicle
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    Lit Motors C-1 gyroscopically-stabilised vehicle

    By 5 July 2012

    A revolutionary new vehicle promising to fuse the practicality of a car with the two-wheeled manoeuvrability of a motorbike will reach the UK in 2014, the creators have told Pocket-lint. The Lit C-1 is the brainchild of Danny Kim, who says it is one of...

  • Volvo S60 DRIVe R-Design 1.6 litre turbo diesel review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Volvo S60 DRIVe R-Design 1.6 litre turbo diesel review

    By 3 July 2012

    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...

  • Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid pictures and hands-on
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    Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid pictures and hands-on

    By 29 June 2012

    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 review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics review

    By 29 June 2012

    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....

  • TomTom Map Share update: free daily map changes for all
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    TomTom Map Share update: free daily map changes for all

    By 28 June 2012

    Previously available only on select TomTom devices, the navigation provider is now making Map Share available to all of its 60 million portable navigation devices. This means free daily map changes and tip-offs from other TomTom users.  Drivers can update...

  • Citroen DS5 DSport Hybrid4 200 Airdream review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Citroen DS5 DSport Hybrid4 200 Airdream review

    By 21 June 2012

    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...

  • Crash test kiddies: Inside the Britax test centre
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    Crash test kiddies: Inside the Britax test centre

    By 21 June 2012

    Sitting off a roundabout outside Andover is the UK headquarters of Britax. The company is all about car safety, and having merged with German counterpart Römer in 1979, has been making child car seats for more than 40 years. Housed on the Hampshire site...

  • Vauxhall Astra VXR review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Vauxhall Astra VXR review

    By 18 June 2012

    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 review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Lexus GS450h review

    By 14 June 2012

    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...

  • TomTom: Maps will power the smart connected cars of the future
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    TomTom: Maps will power the smart connected cars of the future

    By 13 June 2012

    Peter-Frans Pauwels, TomTom co-founder and CTO, has revealed to Pocket-lint some of his ideas about what lies in store for the mapping company and automotive industry in the future. The connected car is central to Pauwels's vision of the future, with...

  • Mapping paradise: How TomTom maps are made
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    Mapping paradise: How TomTom maps are made

    By 12 June 2012

    When someone says TomTom to you, you probably think about that little black box you stick to your windscreen. But TomTom isn't about hardware, no matter how successful and widespread the company's devices are. The "diamond in the crown is the content",...

  • TomTom supplies Apple Maps and we're not surprised
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    TomTom supplies Apple Maps and we're not surprised

    By 12 June 2012

    TomTom has confirmed, via a posting on its corporate website, that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Apple for "maps and other information", following Apple's announcement of an entirely new version of Apple Maps at WWDC in San Francisco...

  • Honda Civic 1.4 iVTEC SE review
    Cars 3.5 out of 5

    Honda Civic 1.4 iVTEC SE review

    By 5 June 2012

    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....