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  • TomTom Commuter satnav concept: For the 'untapped' everyday user
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    TomTom Commuter satnav concept: For the 'untapped' everyday user

    By 18 April 2013

    TomTom has lifted the lid on a concept that it sees as the future satnav solution for the everyday commuter. Currently called the "Commuter concept" the device will be targeted at the - you guessed it - commuter who, despite already knowing their route...

  • Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.4 TB MultiAir 170 Sportiva review
    Cars 3.5 out of 5

    Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.4 TB MultiAir 170 Sportiva review

    By 12 April 2013

    Having tried, and been rather impressed with, the ball of energy that is Alfa’s 170bhp, 1.4 "MultiAir" engine a couple of weeks back in the Mito, we couldn’t help wondering what kind of Alfa options were available if you needed a bit of extra space...

  • Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost review
    Cars 5 out of 5

    Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost review

    By 10 April 2013

    There's a saying that goes "There's no replacement for displacement". It is, unsurprisingly, used mainly in America, where car engines verge on the larger capacity. It's not uncommon in the US to be driving around strapped to a 5-litre engine. That's...

  • Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG roadster
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    Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG roadster

    By 6 April 2013

    "It's not a hairdressers car is it?" the man from Mercedes said as we got out of the SLK 55 AMG roadster. His question probably came from two things, the first being the reputation that the original SLK garnered back when it launched. A reputation we've...

  • Volkswagen Golf GT 1.4 TSi review
    Cars 5 out of 5

    Volkswagen Golf GT 1.4 TSi review

    By 5 April 2013

    There is no car quite like the VW Golf. The default European choice of motoring appliance, it is possibly no more and no less a car than you’ll ever need. But some people have a different view. Seeing this new Golf for the first time at the Paris motor...

  • Inside the McLaren Technology Centre
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    Inside the McLaren Technology Centre

    By 4 April 2013

    Nestled off an innocuous roundabout on the A320 lies the McLaren Technology Centre. A bespoke building which, with its sister the McLaren Production Centre, makes up the beating heart of the company most famed for it's Formula One success. It's barely...

  • Citroen DS3 Cabriolet review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Citroen DS3 Cabriolet review

    By 3 April 2013

    In a world obsessed with the cult of retro, the Citroen DS3 stands out against the likes of the Fiat 500 and Mini. Its looks would make even Marty McFly do a double take, with a futuristic design that is as eye-catching as it is functional. You see the...

  • Alfa Romeo MiTo Cloverleaf review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Alfa Romeo MiTo Cloverleaf review

    By 2 April 2013

    The hot hatch falls into two distinct categories: understated and exaggerated. Think Golf GTI or Vauxhall Astra VXR, each has its merits and they are clearly targeted at different markets, but crucially both are about adding some fun to your driving....

  • EE to launch 4G-enabled taxis in London and Birmingham
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    EE to launch 4G-enabled taxis in London and Birmingham

    By 2 April 2013

    Special 4G-enabled black taxis will begin cruising the streets of London and Birmingham from 2 April,  bringing speedy connections to commuters via in-cab Wi-Fi on EE's 4G network. You could use your mobile phone, but if speed is what you need, hopping...

  • The story behind McLaren's chrome silver Formula One cars
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    The story behind McLaren's chrome silver Formula One cars

    By 2 April 2013

    McLaren. It's a name that's synonymous with high performance, thanks in no small part to the success of its Formula One team, with names like Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna and Lewis Hamilton having contributed to McLaren's impressive haul of trophies. But...

  • 2014 Range Rover Sport unveiled with lighter look, new tech inside
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    2014 Range Rover Sport unveiled with lighter look, new tech inside

    By 27 March 2013

    Land Rover has unveiled its new 2014 Range Rover Sport at a media event in New York. It was complete with an unveil from James Bond actor Daniel Craig, showing off the exterior's super-sleek design and some sweet changes inside. The instrument cluster...

  • Fiat Panda 4x4  review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Fiat Panda 4x4 review

    By 25 March 2013

    The Fiat Panda 4x4 has a real go-anywhere, do-anything feel about it. A light clutch, raised suspension and fairly impressive traction even with a tiny TwinAir engine, make it genuinely feel like a capable off-road vehicle. Fiat has been making some excellent...

  • Nissan pairs with YouTube to launch dedicated web racing channel
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    Nissan pairs with YouTube to launch dedicated web racing channel

    By 22 March 2013

    In a YouTube first, Nissan is to launch its own dedicated racing channel, partnering with the video-streaming site and even bringing YouTube branding to its racing team.  Called Nismo.TV, Nissan hopes it will changed the way that people engage with motorsport....

  • Nissan Qashqai 1.6 dCi n-tec+ review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Nissan Qashqai 1.6 dCi n-tec+ review

    By 21 March 2013

    Last year in the UK, Nissan sold more of these high-spec “n-tec” trim-level Qashqais than Ford did Mondeos. Consider that for a moment. This one trim level of the Qashqai now outsells the entire range of a car that just a few years back was Britain’s...

  • Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi review

    By 19 March 2013

    Let's make one thing very clear, the Fiesta is probably not the car you think. When Pocket-lint was a young, newly qualified driver, the Ford range was a lot simpler. It went, Fiesta, Escort, Sierra and then Granada. The progression was from basic in...

  • Lotus Evora Sports Racer review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Lotus Evora Sports Racer review

    By 18 March 2013

    The Lotus Evora is a really important car for the British performance brand. Unlike the Elise of Exige, it is designed to sway those who would be considering something like a Cayman S over to the Lotus way of doing things. Here is a sports car that you...

  • All-new Range Rover Sport confirmed, details coming 26 March
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    All-new Range Rover Sport confirmed, details coming 26 March

    By 15 March 2013

    Land Rover has confirmed that it will be launching an all-new Range Rover Sport on 26 March in New York. Although the company gives little away in making the announcement, the accompanying teaser video says there will be an "All-new Range Rover Sport",...

  • Lotus Exige S (2012) review
    Cars 5 out of 5

    Lotus Exige S (2012) review

    By 12 March 2013

    Driving a car like the Lotus Exige isn't the sort of thing that translates well into the written word. We can explain how well connected you feel to it and the road, and how taut and controlled it feels, but honestly, the only way to understand is by...

  • Audi TT 2.0 TFSI S tronic review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Audi TT 2.0 TFSI S tronic review

    By 11 March 2013

    The Audi TT has something of an image problem. The original, with its curvaceous arches and bubbly behind, quickly became stereotyped and although this model, the second-edition TT is much more aggressive in design, much of that stigma still exists. When...

  • Vauxhall Adam Siri edition, the first Apple iCar?
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    Vauxhall Adam Siri edition, the first Apple iCar?

    By 11 March 2013

    Vauxhall's Adam range is about to get the mother of all special editions, in the form of the Vauxhall Adam Siri. The car is colour-matched with the iPhone, shipping in white or black, and features brushed-aluminium detailing in a clever nod to Apple's...

  • Alfa Romeo premieres two-seater 4C at Geneva Motorshow, F1-style tech in £50k road car
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    Alfa Romeo premieres two-seater 4C at Geneva Motorshow, F1-style tech in £50k road car

    By 11 March 2013

    Alfa Romeo has come good on its promise to deliver a sporty two-seater, rolling out the 4C at the Geneva motorshow. Designed to tempt the potential Cayman and Lotus owners of this world, the 4C goes for that classic lightweight and high-power combination....

  • Hands-on: Vauxhall Cascada review
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    Hands-on: Vauxhall Cascada review

    By 11 March 2013

    The Vauxhall Cascada is the company's latest attempt at shaking off its rather grey and glum reputation. It follows on from the likes of the Adam and Astra GTC, both far more shapely than anything Vauxhall had offered previously. This is also the first...

  • Volkswagen XL1 pictures and hands-on
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    Volkswagen XL1 pictures and hands-on

    By 8 March 2013

    And now for something completely different. Having brought you the skinny on the supercar wars going on between Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren - with a not exactly attainable Rolls Royce thrown in for good measure - we’ve saved the best thing from...

  • Rolls-Royce Wraith pictures and hands-on
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    Rolls-Royce Wraith pictures and hands-on

    By 8 March 2013

    It’s not every day a new Rolls-Royce comes along, so we stood expectantly with the crowds to watch the Goodwood-based company’s latest car being unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. Said to be built "in the spirit of the company founders’ historic...

  • McLaren P1 pictures and hands-on
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    McLaren P1 pictures and hands-on

    By 6 March 2013

    Here at Pocket-Lint, we’ll only bring you content and reviews on stuff that we’ve spent time with. So although the McLaren P1 concept was "unveiled" last September in Paris, we’ve waited until now to bring you details because back then it was an...