Car And GPS archive

  • New TomTom Go starts at £159, available online now
    Gadgets

    New TomTom Go starts at £159, available online now

    By 14 June 2013

    TomTom has confirmed the pricing for its latest TomTom Go satnav devices that were announced in April. The new TomTom Go comes in three sizes: 4.3, 5, and 6-inch displays, numbered as 400, 500 and 600 respectively and all offer the same functionality,...

  • Mercedes-Benz CLA 220 CDi Sport pictures and first drive
    Cars

    Mercedes-Benz CLA 220 CDi Sport pictures and first drive

    By 13 June 2013

    On paper, some ideas seem great. For instance, you can see how the following would seem like a good idea if you were Mercedes-Benz: take one, front-wheel drive, A-Class platform. Give it a footprint and space inside that’s roughly the same as a C-Class...

  • Jaguar F-Type pictures and first drive
    Cars

    Jaguar F-Type pictures and first drive

    By 12 June 2013

    "Bella, bella!," shout the kids on bikes as we trundle past, through yet another picture-postcard Umbrian village in the new Jaguar F-Type - exhaust note crackling and ricocheting off the walls of surrounding buildings. Even if your grasp of Italian is...

  • Corning Gorilla Glass could be coming to cars
    Cars

    Corning Gorilla Glass could be coming to cars

    By 11 June 2013

    Corning has said that it "expects at least one" car manufacturer to incorporate Corning Gorilla Glass within the next year. The comment comes from Jeffery Evenson, senior vice-president of Corning, talking at the MIT Technology Review's Mobile Summit...

  • BMW M135i review
    Cars 5 out of 5

    BMW M135i review

    By 10 June 2013

    Until just a few days before your reading it, the start of this story was quite different. It was built on the premise that this - the littlest performance BMW - had turned the brand’s performance hierarchy on its head, because it was faster than an...

  • A week in reviews: June 3 - 7
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    A week in reviews: June 3 - 7

    By 8 June 2013

    June is the month when the summer sun should come out in the UK. It's also the month when we've brought you a variety of product reviews - some ideal for soaking up the rays outdoors such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, others such as Naughty Dog's PS3...

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT review

    By 4 June 2013

    The relevance of a 6.4 litre, V8 Jeep might be lost in Pocket-lint's home country. But knowing we were heading to the States, we thought it high time we review a car with more of an American flavour on these pages. It needed to be something that could...

  • Real-life Batmobile Tumbler pictures and eyes-on
    Cars

    Real-life Batmobile Tumbler pictures and eyes-on

    By 31 May 2013

    Think of the Batmobile and chances are you think of the Tumbler. Despite being about as far away as you can get from the original 1960s Batmobile, the Tumbler is just as iconic.  Pocket-lint was among the few lucky journalists who managed to set eyes...

  • Tesla: Cheaper model in 3-5 years, supercharger network to be tripled
    Cars

    Tesla: Cheaper model in 3-5 years, supercharger network to be tripled

    By 30 May 2013

    Elon Musk, the head of Tesla motors, has said he expects to be selling a $30K or $35K electric car that is 20 per cent smaller than the Model S within the next three to five years. The comments, made at the D11 conference staged by All Things Digital,...

  • Porsche 911 Carrera pictures and hands-on
    Cars

    Porsche 911 Carrera pictures and hands-on

    By 24 May 2013

    When it comes to two-seater sports car there are few quite as iconic as the Porsche 911. Pegged as the ultimate daily driver sports car, each year Porsche refines things just that little bit more. The result is a car which is now 50 years old, but looks...

  • New Lexus IS shows you free parking spaces in real-time
    Cars

    New Lexus IS shows you free parking spaces in real-time

    By 22 May 2013

    Lexus and Inrix have teamed up to create one of the most awesome in car satnav systems we have seen. Inside the new Lexus IS is a navigation setup capable of detected free parking spaces around you and directing you to them. Things don't stop there either,...

  • Bang & Olufsen CEO: 4K TV on the way, stacks more premium products due this year
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    Bang & Olufsen CEO: 4K TV on the way, stacks more premium products due this year

    By 22 May 2013

    Bang & Olufsen is synonymous with design; the Danish company's products are like the audio equivalent of a Paul Smith suit. So it's no big surprise that Pocket-lint's London meet-up with the audio brand's chief exec, Tue Mantoni, is held at the designer...

  • A week in reviews: May 13 - May 17
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    A week in reviews: May 13 - May 17

    By 18 May 2013

    An interesting week in reviews again with cars, headphones and the mighty Popcorn Hour A-400. There was a time when the Popcorn Hour was the must-have gadget for the home cinema aficionado with a lot of video stored on computers, but these days, things...

  • Audi R8 V10 Plus pictures and hands-on
    Cars

    Audi R8 V10 Plus pictures and hands-on

    By 16 May 2013

    The Audi R8 V10 Plus is the latest incarnation of Audi's iconic two-seater sports car. The new V10 plus boasts a much improved gearbox, carbon ceramic brakes and the most incredible-looking turn indicators we have ever seen on a vehicle. It also implements...

  • Lotus Evora S IPS review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Lotus Evora S IPS review

    By 15 May 2013

    The Lotus Evora is a strange car. Having spent well over 1,000 miles in one, driving every possible surface, from tracks to the streets of Soho, we still can't quite get our heads round it. When Lotus designed the Evora, it wanted a car to take on the...

  • Garmin Nuvi Premium 3598LMT-D pictures and hands-on
    Cars

    Garmin Nuvi Premium 3598LMT-D pictures and hands-on

    By 15 May 2013

    Pocket-lint tested out Garmin's latest Premium satnav device, the Halfords-exclusive Nuvi 3598LMT-D, on the streets of London in the rarest of fashions: in the passenger seat of a 1912 Rolls-Royce Phantom. Talk about a juxtaposition of old and new. We...

  • More US teens killed texting while driving than drinking
    Cars

    More US teens killed texting while driving than drinking

    By 12 May 2013

    Texting while driving has now replaced drunk driving as the number one cause of teenage deaths on the road in the US, new research has found. The study, undertaken by the Cohen Children's Medical Center in New York, found that more than 300,000 teens...

  • A week in reviews: May 6  - May 10
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    A week in reviews: May 6 - May 10

    By 11 May 2013

    It’s fitness week on Pocket-lint, at least informally, with two reviews of things you put on your wrist that help keep you fit: the Polar RC3 and Jawbone Up. But there were also cars, cameras, a phone and a satellite receiver that blows everything from...

  • Down the road, Tesla wants to add self-driving car tech to its fleet
    Cars

    Down the road, Tesla wants to add self-driving car tech to its fleet

    By 8 May 2013

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk is considering adding driverless features to its line of electronic automobiles some day, with Google's technology in mind, says Bloomberg. Musk has reportedly talked with Google about the self-driving technology, which aims to...

  • Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC SE review
    Cars 3.5 out of 5

    Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC SE review

    By 7 May 2013

    "Economical, isn't it?", proclaimed the man from Honda who came to pick up our Civic diesel. Given that he was talking to the lead-boots of the Pocket-Lint office, this was a risky statement. It’s not unknown for us to at least halve the official fuel...

  • Mercedes-Benz CLS 250 CDI BlueEfficiency AMG Sport Shooting Brake review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Mercedes-Benz CLS 250 CDI BlueEfficiency AMG Sport Shooting Brake review

    By 6 May 2013

    "Wow, how much did this cost then?" That was most people's opening gambit when they saw us in this new, Shooting Brake body-style CLS. For what it's worth, the answer is that it starts at around 50 grand. But our car, with options, came out at more like...

  • A week in reviews: April 29 - May 3
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    A week in reviews: April 29 - May 3

    By 4 May 2013

    After much waiting, the BlackBerry Q10 went on sale. To say that this is a make or break device for BlackBerry isn't overstating it. This is the product that will either save the firm, or push it further into the abyss. Why? Because this is its Qwerty...

  • Audi S3 pictures and hands-on
    Cars

    Audi S3 pictures and hands-on

    By 1 May 2013

    There's very little doubt that the new A3 is an amazing car. Everything that could possible be said in a negative way about the old car - and there really isn't that much - has been tweaked and improved in the new car. And, then, along comes the S3 and...

  • Mini Cooper S Paceman review
    Cars 3.5 out of 5

    Mini Cooper S Paceman review

    By 30 April 2013

    Right now, there are more than ten different types of Mini to choose from, all of which build on that now iconic shape of the original 2001 launch model. The latest, the Mini Paceman, definitely falls into the "Mini that isn't mini" category. Designed...

  • Citroen DS3 DSport 155 Red review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Citroen DS3 DSport 155 Red review

    By 29 April 2013

    We'll be honest, we love the DS3. It does have its foibles, but as a complete three-door hatchback package, it is up there with the best. Right now it sits in between the Fiat 500 and the Mini in terms of price, offering just as much fun as each, a strong...