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Volvo's Polestar performance division is releasing its first car, the Polestar 1

Volvo's Polestar performance division is releasing its first car, the Polestar 1

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Polestar, the performance company used by Volvo to soup up its cars, has announced it is splitting off as a standalone performance electric car brand. Polestar has said it will produce three cars from a new factory in China (due to be completed in mid-2018),... >>

BBC launches iPlayer Radio app for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

BBC launches iPlayer Radio app for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

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The BBC has announced a brand new version of its iPlayer Radio app, designed specifically for use in the car when connected to an Android Auto or Apple CarPlay system. Apple CarPlay explored: Taking iOS on the road Android Auto explored: Taking Google... >>

Prepare for Virgin Hyperloop One as Branson invests heavily in future of travel

Prepare for Virgin Hyperloop One as Branson invests heavily in future of travel

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One of the world's richest men likes the idea of a hyperloop. A hyperloop is essentially a fast train. Elon Musk, who popularised the idea, calls it a "cross between a Concorde, a railgun, and an air hockey table". One company making this type of high-speed... >>

Nissan created a PS4-controlled GT-R, and we've driven it

Nissan created a PS4-controlled GT-R, and we've driven it

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Nissan has long had ties with the Gran Turismo gaming franchise, not only appearing in the game, but running its own GT Academy, aiming to turn gamers into racing drivers. Now it has taken a real-life Nissan GT-R car and made it remote control, using... >>

Nvidia determined to make Robotaxis a reality with Pegasus autonomous driving computer

Nvidia determined to make Robotaxis a reality with Pegasus autonomous driving computer

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Games hardware company Nvidia is one of the biggest players in autonomous vehicles, supplying chipsets and architecture to many car manufacturers developing in the field.However, its latest AI computer could prove to be the biggest breakthrough yet,... >>

Audi A8 with AI: How Audi Traffic Jam Pilot autonomous driving tech works

Audi A8 with AI: How Audi Traffic Jam Pilot autonomous driving tech works

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Anyone who is tuned into the news or has the faintest interest in cars will know that self-driving automobiles are very much on the way."Shock, horror, gasp," we hear you cry. And for good reason, too, because a robot will soon be trundling you up and... >>

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review: Phwoar to the floor
5.0 stars

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review: Phwoar to the floor

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How do you define fast?For some it's a case of bald figures. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio does 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 190mph. So, that's the "head" box ticked.For others it's defined in less tangible terms. Driving the Alfa... >>

BMW to add Alexa in-car control in 2018

BMW to add Alexa in-car control in 2018

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German car manufacturer BMW has announced that it will add Amazon Alexa voice-control to its in-car infotainment service, as well as Mini's, from mid-2018. What can Alexa do and what services are available? With Alexa onboard, BMW and Mini owners will... >>

Volvo XC60 review: The best-in-class mid-size SUV?
4.5 stars

Volvo XC60 review: The best-in-class mid-size SUV?

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The outgoing Volvo XC60 continued to be the best seller in its class right up until the end of production. Whereas other "new" Volvos — the XC90, S90, V90 — replaced cars that were so old people had forgotten they existed, the previous XC60's success... >>

BMW to introduce wireless car charging with 2018 530e

BMW to introduce wireless car charging with 2018 530e

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BMW could be one of the, if not the, first car manufacturer to introduce a wireless charging solution for the 530e iPerformance in 2018. BMW 530e plug-in hybrid preview: The best of both worlds? Future electric cars: The battery-powered tech cars that... >>

Dyson confirms it's making a radical and expensive electric vehicle

Dyson confirms it's making a radical and expensive electric vehicle

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Let's hope Dyson's new car sucks as well as its vacuums.Dyson, the UK company that makes fancy vacuum cleaners, has announced in a letter sent to employees that is developing an electric car. It should be unveiled in 2020. Dyson also confirmed it has... >>

Tesla Model 3's touchscreen interface shown off in full detail

Tesla Model 3's touchscreen interface shown off in full detail

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Tesla vehicles are always associated with the very latest technology, and if you've seen one or been in one, you would have noticed a large touchscreen panel in the main centre console. Tesla Model 3 is the super electric car you can afford to drive Tesla:... >>

Mini Cooper SD Countryman (2017) review: Mighty improvements for the mega Mini?
4.0 stars

Mini Cooper SD Countryman (2017) review: Mighty improvements for the mega Mini?

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Do you remember the exact moment when every manufacturer scrambled to add a high-riding SUV to their line-up? It was around the time the Nissan Qashqai started to become a runaway sales success. As a result, all sorts of bizarre shapes started to appear... >>

Toyota C-HR review: High-roller or middle-of-the-roader?
4.0 stars

Toyota C-HR review: High-roller or middle-of-the-roader?

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"Cars, they all look the same these days." It's almost as if the designers of Toyota's new C-HR had that phrase in mind, and were determined to shoot it down. Toyotas — aren't they cars that are reliable, well-built and, well, just a little bit dull?... >>

25 of the most incredibly futuristic electric cars from the last few years

25 of the most incredibly futuristic electric cars from the last few years

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Concept cars are incredible, especially if and when they eventually become reality. Of course, a lot of them don't and perhaps some are nothing more than a pipe dream or a manufacturer showing that they're not just stuck in their ways and can think "outside... >>

Audi Aicon: A glimpse at a fully autonomous future and ultra-impressive user interface

Audi Aicon: A glimpse at a fully autonomous future and ultra-impressive user interface

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What does the future look like? It's a perennial question, one that for cars feels more pertinent than ever. This, the Aicon, is what the future looks like according to Audi.You'll know that cars are becoming battery powered (or electrifying - as the... >>

Amazing futuristic car designs from racing cars to rescue vehicles

Amazing futuristic car designs from racing cars to rescue vehicles

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The future is frighteningly fast, ferocious and full of potential. Car designers and enthusiasts are always looking for ways to innovate and come up with the next new design that'll change the future of the vehicles we drive. With the technology behind... >>

30 incredibly bonkers and beautiful cars from the 1950s to now

30 incredibly bonkers and beautiful cars from the 1950s to now

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Concept cars are nothing new, for decades car manufacturers have been pushing the boundaries of design and creating incredible cars way beyond their time. Usually, these cars are created to gauge public interest at the big motor-shows before production... >>

Best of the Frankfurt Auto Show 2017 in pictures: Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Honda, Kia and more

Best of the Frankfurt Auto Show 2017 in pictures: Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Honda, Kia and more

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The Frankfurt Auto Show is Europe's biggest car show — quite literally, as we already have sores on our feet from the 12 miles walked on day one.Despite a series of high-profile absentees in 2017 — there's no Volvo, Peugeot, Fiat, Alfa, Jeep, Mitsubishi,... >>

Seat to offer Alexa integration in select models later this year

Seat to offer Alexa integration in select models later this year

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Seat has announced it will be the first car manufacturer in Europe to offer Alexa integration in its vehicles. Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what services are compatible  Alexa will arrive in Leon and Ateca models from the end of this year, and... >>

Future electric cars: The battery-powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years

Future electric cars: The battery-powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years

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Electric cars are already a mainstay on Britain's roads, with several all-electric models being available to buy right now. A lot of them are simply electric versions of fuel-powered cars, but in the not-too-distant future, we'll see new designs around... >>

BMW commits to electric car production, introduces i Vision Dynamics concept coupe

BMW commits to electric car production, introduces i Vision Dynamics concept coupe

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BMW has unveiled a new concept car to join its i-Series of electric vehicles at the Frankfurt auto show, while also committing to electric car production. The i Vision Dynamics coupe is just a concept for now, but BMW insists it will go on sale. Future... >>

Mercedes-Benz announces an electric future from 2022

Mercedes-Benz announces an electric future from 2022

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Mercedes-Benz Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche used the company's investor day in Sindelfingen, Germany to announce it will offer hybrid and fully-electric versions of its entire fleet by 2022. Smart Vision EQ ForTwo concept preview: The future autonomous... >>

Mercedes shows off its 1000-horsepower Project One hypercar

Mercedes shows off its 1000-horsepower Project One hypercar

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Mercedes-Benz has shown off that new hypercar it's been teasing.Dubbed the Mercedes-AMG Project One, the showcar was unveiled at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. Based on the features, like more than 1,000 horsepower, it seems like a concept,... >>

Ford GT review: An astounding aerodynamic accomplishment

Ford GT review: An astounding aerodynamic accomplishment

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It is very easy to think you know everything about the latest Ford GT, for this is a car that seemingly came out of nowhere at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show and subsequently stole almost every column inch, headline and online article. Oh, and then it... >>

Uber wants its entire vehicle fleet in London to be all-electric by 2025

Uber wants its entire vehicle fleet in London to be all-electric by 2025

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Uber's cheapest, most popular UberX tier will soon be either fully-electric or hybrid.With "500-year" hurricanes happening all the time now, it seems like everyone should be talking about climate change and the role we play as a fossil fuel-dependent... >>

BMW details exciting roadmap for electric vehicles going forward

BMW details exciting roadmap for electric vehicles going forward

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BMW no longer sees itself as simply a car manufacturer; it now sees itself as a tech company. And it has revealed its plans for an emission-free future.By the end of the year, it claims that there will be 200,000 "electrified vehicles" (fully electric... >>

Electric dreams: New Jaguar and Land Rover cars from 2020 will have electric options

Electric dreams: New Jaguar and Land Rover cars from 2020 will have electric options

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Jaguar Land Rover has set out its commitment to the electrification of its vehicles, saying that all new vehicles from 2020 will come with electric options, be that fully electric, plug-in hybrid or mild hybrid. The company hasn't gone much further than... >>

Jaguar E-Type reborn as a modern electric masterpiece, the E-Type Zero

Jaguar E-Type reborn as a modern electric masterpiece, the E-Type Zero

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You don't really need an excuse to photograph a Jaguar E-Type. It's one of the most iconic cars ever made, embodying the long and low aesthetics of Jaguar design, the quintessential classic car and the love child of the 1960s.It's no surprise, then, that... >>

Nissan Leaf (2018): New and improved for an EV takeover

Nissan Leaf (2018): New and improved for an EV takeover

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Nissan has unveiled its long-awaited next-generation Leaf electric vehicle, offering a significant redesign and improvement in specifications and technology compared to its predecessor.Seven years after the original Leaf, and more than 275,000 sold,... >>

New Nissan Leaf 2018: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

New Nissan Leaf 2018: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Nissan was the first to introduce an all-electric vehicle to the mass market with the original Leaf appearing way back in 2010. Since its arrival, Nissan has sold more than 277,000 units, making it one of the world's best selling electric vehicles.With... >>

New Nissan Leaf unveiled: Improved design, more power and 235-mile range

New Nissan Leaf unveiled: Improved design, more power and 235-mile range

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Nissan has announced its new Leaf electric vehicle, following months of rumours and teasers.The new model features 50 percent greater range to its predecessor, more power and an improved design, inspired by the company's IDS concept shown off at the... >>

Smart Vision EQ ForTwo concept preview: The future autonomous car for slick city transit

Smart Vision EQ ForTwo concept preview: The future autonomous car for slick city transit

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Daimler has revealed its Smart Vision EQ ForTwo concept in Stuttgart, two weeks before it gets shown to the public at the Frankfurt Auto Show.The concept — which the company stresses is not designed to preview the exterior styling of the next Smart... >>

Audi has now made it possible to see your new car in VR before it's made

Audi has now made it possible to see your new car in VR before it's made

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German vehicle manufacturer Audi is rolling out a new VR experience to showrooms in Germany, the UK and Spain, that will let customers see their ideally configured Audi car before placing an order. MMI explored: A deep dive into Audi's in-car infotainment... >>

Range Rover Velar review: A titan of tech and a lesson in SUV styling
5.0 stars

Range Rover Velar review: A titan of tech and a lesson in SUV styling

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Jaguar Land Rover has hauled the Velar name out of the history books to grace the fourth Range Rover model in the marque's long and illustrious history.Granted, the original Land Rover incarnation was apparently pronounced "Vee-lar", as opposed to today's... >>

Audi A8 can be specced with a 23 speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system

Audi A8 can be specced with a 23 speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system

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Audi has turned to Danish audio company Bang & Olufsen once again for its in-car sound system for the Audi A8, but this time there's a slight difference. Audi A8 (2017) preview: The most technological car interior, ever? The system for the A8 can be specified... >>

Amazon Alexa coming to a Skoda near you soon

Amazon Alexa coming to a Skoda near you soon

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Skoda has confirmed it is working on integrating Amazon Alexa into its future in-car infotainment systems, to replace the current voice-controlled system. Apple CarPlay: Which cars support it, what can it do and how does it work? Alexa will offer more... >>

Your future electric Audi could come with a solar roof to extend its range

Your future electric Audi could come with a solar roof to extend its range

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German car manufacturer Audi has partnered up with Alta Devices, a subsidiary of Chinese solar-cell producer, Hanergy, to develop a thin solar film layer to be installed in car roofs. Future electric cars: The battery-powered tech cars that will be on... >>

VW revives the iconic camper van design with I.D. Buzz, goes on sale in 2022

VW revives the iconic camper van design with I.D. Buzz, goes on sale in 2022

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Volkswagen has confirmed it will put its I.D. Buzz bus concept electric vehicle into full commercial production. The eight-seater vehicle will go on sale in the US, Europe and China in 2022. Future electric cars: The battery-powered tech cars that will... >>

Mercedes-AMG GT R first drive: One 'Green Hell' of a car

Mercedes-AMG GT R first drive: One 'Green Hell' of a car

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GT R. If that's a name that sounds familiar, it's because you'll normally find it attached to the boot-lid of Nissan's fastest road car. But it's also now attached to the most potent Mercedes-AMG.Mercedes-AMG already has a GT model — which we drove... >>

Waymo patents a car that can adjust rigidity if it were to hit a human

Waymo patents a car that can adjust rigidity if it were to hit a human

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Google-owned Waymo has always wanted to reduce the number of deaths related to automobile accidents, and its latest patent is just another attempt at accomplishing that goal.The Mercury News and Quartz spotted a Waymo patent for a new type of driverless... >>

Renault Koleos review: Can the 5-seat SUV make its mark?
3.5 stars

Renault Koleos review: Can the 5-seat SUV make its mark?

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French brands have never really succeeded in selling larger cars in the UK. There's one notable exception: the Renault Espace, a ground-breaking people carrier that did will in the 80s and 90s.But in 2017 — despite there being an all-new Espace which... >>