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Mini Countryman Cooper S E preview: Mini's first electric hybrid hits the road

Mini Countryman Cooper S E preview: Mini's first electric hybrid hits the road

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By its own management's admission the Mini brand has overstretched itself. Like a greedy child with eyes bigger than its belly, the once maker of an uber-compact car has seen its range balloon. Now Mini makes a whole host of options, including cabrios,... >>

BMW 530e plug-in hybrid preview: The best of both worlds?

BMW 530e plug-in hybrid preview: The best of both worlds?

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The new BMW 5-Series is a car we already know to be talented. In our 5-star review of the upper-spec 530d, we said that, judged in isolation, it goes "straight to the top of the class". That's a class which includes the Mercedes E-Class, which when we... >>

Audi RS5 (2017) review: Pedal to the metal
4.0 stars

Audi RS5 (2017) review: Pedal to the metal

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Got a spare £60k rattling around in your pocket and want to buy a German sports car? There's a new kid on the block: the Audi RS5. The souped-up Audi Sport version of the S5 coupe, the RS5 has the likes of the Mercedes AMG-C63 and BMW M4 Coupe directly... >>

Own a BMW? You can join a Skype meeting without leaving your car

Own a BMW? You can join a Skype meeting without leaving your car

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Next time you Skype your boss, do it from your BMW.Skype for Business users can now place or join conference calls from the driver's seat - so long as they own a BMW. Drivers will use the mounted display and their voice to navigate BMW's iDrive menu system... >>

Jaguar E-Pace: Jag's Cub is an adorable compact SUV disruptor

Jaguar E-Pace: Jag's Cub is an adorable compact SUV disruptor

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Jaguar has pulled the covers of the Jaguar E-Pace, following closely in the tracks of the excellent Jaguar F-Pace. This compact SUV looks to repeat the successes of the F-Pace, a car that's very much changed the face of Jaguar, appealing to a whole new... >>

Audi A8 (2017) preview: The most technological car interior, ever?

Audi A8 (2017) preview: The most technological car interior, ever?

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The Audi A8 has long been considered as chauffeur to the stars; a cushy place to sit in luxury when being carted around. In its 2017 guise, the new A8 elevates that concept to new heights, not only for passengers but driver too.For the 2017 Audi A8 is... >>

Bentley's monstrous Bentayga SUV will go green in 2018

Bentley's monstrous Bentayga SUV will go green in 2018

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Luxury car maker Bentley has confirmed it will release a plug-in hybrid version of the Bentayga SUV in 2018, which will see an electric motor connected to a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 engine.Bentley is owned by Volkswagen, which also owns the Audi brand,... >>

Ford Fiesta (2017) review: The little car that's a very big deal
5.0 stars

Ford Fiesta (2017) review: The little car that's a very big deal

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The Ford Fiesta has been the best selling car in the UK for eight years straight. That's a long time to hold the top spot and a lot of pressure for an all-new model to have on its pillars. So the question is, how does Ford make Britain's favourite... >>

Jeep Compass (2017) review: The compact SUV with big off-road performance
3.5 stars

Jeep Compass (2017) review: The compact SUV with big off-road performance

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With 75 years of all-terrain vehicle production under its belt, Jeep is a car manufacturer that knows a thing or two when it comes to off-road driving. It's also all too aware that the compact SUV market is seeing a huge surge at the moment and wants... >>

Seat DriveApp now works fully with Android Auto

Seat DriveApp now works fully with Android Auto

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Seat has released a new version of its DriveApp Android application that now fully integrates with Android Auto. The Spanish car manufacturer claims to be the first to support the Android-based in-car system with a dedicated application.Seat DriveApp... >>

DS Automobiles DS4 review: Flair and individuality, but at what cost?
3.5 stars

DS Automobiles DS4 review: Flair and individuality, but at what cost?

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DS Automobiles continues its march into independence, dropping the badges of its Citroen heritage as it tries to mark itself out as something different. The aim is it awaken the "spirit of avant-garde" in DS' words. It's about being French, about great... >>

Volvo is making the move to all-electric from 2019

Volvo is making the move to all-electric from 2019

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Volvo Cars has announced that all of the cars in its lineup will have an electric motor from 2019, and will subsequently become the first car manufacturer to completely ditch internal combustion engines. Volvo and Nvidia have just teamed up to make self-driving... >>

Alfa Romeo Giulia (2017) review: An Alfa that doesn’t do clichés
4.0 stars

Alfa Romeo Giulia (2017) review: An Alfa that doesn’t do clichés

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There is a saying that, to be a true car fan, you must have owned an Alfa Romeo. But a Mito, and a Giulietta (the extent of Alfa's range until now) hardly represent petrol-head nirvana. For Alfa fans, the Giulia has been a long time coming.Its predecessor,... >>

Honda Civic Type R (2017) review: The hot hatch hooligan
4.5 stars

Honda Civic Type R (2017) review: The hot hatch hooligan

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When you think hot hatch, there are typically three letters that immediately spring to mind: G.T.I. Over the past four decades, Volkswagen's souped-up Golf has developed into one of the auto industry's most endearing and successful icons, blending sporty-yet-subtle... >>

Apple CarPlay: Which cars support it, what can it do and how does it work?

Apple CarPlay: Which cars support it, what can it do and how does it work?

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Apple's foray into in-car technology and the infotainment space comes in the form of CarPlay. CarPlay connects a supported vehicle to a compatible iPhone, enabling access and interaction with Apple's ecosystem directly through a car's dashboard touchscreen.First... >>

Volvo and Nvidia have just teamed up to make self-driving cars by 2021

Volvo and Nvidia have just teamed up to make self-driving cars by 2021

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Volvo has been working on driverless cars for a while, but now it has a new strategy to get those cars on the road within four years.The Swedish carmaker is teaming up Nvidia, which plans to supply computing power to Volvo's initiative, as well as Autoliv,... >>

Jaguar InControl explored: A deep dive into Jaguar's infotainment system

Jaguar InControl explored: A deep dive into Jaguar's infotainment system

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Connectivity is one of the biggest considerations when buying a car these days. We're all used to having everything on demand through our smartphones and the car makers - providers of the biggest gadget you're likely to buy - are constantly trying to... >>

Apple CarPlay explored: Taking iOS on the road

Apple CarPlay explored: Taking iOS on the road

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Apple CarPlay has been around for a few years now but things have moved on significantly in those years, with more and more manufacturers offering compatibility and not just in premium models either.We've been using it in the 2017 Kia Sportage to give... >>

Nissan Qashqai (2017) review: Is the original SUV crossover still the best?
4.0 stars

Nissan Qashqai (2017) review: Is the original SUV crossover still the best?

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There's barely a suburban street that doesn't have a Qashqai, or a pair of Qashqai. There isn't a school car park or supermarket without a brace of Qashqai. Nissan's mini SUV is pandemic, having created the crossover category and now dominated it for... >>

New Nissan Leaf will have ProPilot autonomous driving technology

New Nissan Leaf will have ProPilot autonomous driving technology

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Nissan has confirmed that the upcoming facelifted model of the Leaf electric vehicle will be available with its ProPilot autonomous driving technology. Driving with Nissan ProPilot: Removing the legwork Nissan Leaf 2016 first drive: Increased range, but... >>

Kia announces Stonic SUV to take on Nissan Juke

Kia announces Stonic SUV to take on Nissan Juke

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Kia has unveiled its first smaller SUV in the Kia Stonic. The new compact crossover will launch in Europe during Q3 of 2017, taking on the likes of the Nissan Juke and sitting below the larger Kia Sportage.The Kia Stonic is claimed to offer the company's... >>

Forget Amazon Go cashier-less stores, Moby Mart is already here

Forget Amazon Go cashier-less stores, Moby Mart is already here

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Imagine an Amazon Go - but on wheels.Swedish startup Wheelys has come up with a cashier-less, driver-less store called Moby Mart. But unlike Amazon Go, which is stationary and based in Seattle, Moby Mart is now cruising down the streets of Shanghai.... >>

Tim Cook confirms Apple is working on self-driving car tech

Tim Cook confirms Apple is working on self-driving car tech

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After months, and nearly years of speculation, Apple CEO Tim Cook has finally shed some light on the tech giant's plans in the automotive sector. Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg, Cook said, "We're working on autonomous systems, it's a core technology... >>

Lady Renault Twingo drivers can now get a nail polish to match their car

Lady Renault Twingo drivers can now get a nail polish to match their car

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Renault has released a four-strong range of nail polishes that match four colour finishes of the Renault Twingo, the French car manufacturer's dinky city car. Renault is all to aware that the Twingo is seen as a "girl's car" and so is asserting that fact... >>

Waymo killed its adorable self-driving cars to focus on minivans

Waymo killed its adorable self-driving cars to focus on minivans

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You know those cute Waymo cars - the ones that are the size of golf carts? Well, don't expect to see them on the road again.Waymo is a self-driving car company that began at Google but was recently spun off by Google's parent company, Alphabet. The unit... >>