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  • Qualcomm: Expect your car to do more than offer you Wi-Fi in the future
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    Qualcomm: Expect your car to do more than offer you Wi-Fi in the future

    By 25 October 2012

    Qualcomm has told Pocket-lint that it is working with car manufacturers to make the connected car a standard rather than something you only see on Sci-Fi movies, but that it is still a long way off. "The product lifecycle in cars is really slow. For us,...

  • First drive: Renault Clio review
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    First drive: Renault Clio review

    By 24 October 2012

    Remember when the Clio was advertised by Nicole and Papa? Or when it proclaimed to have va-va-voom long before Mazda got zoom-zoom? Well, so does Renault. Having sold 12 Million Clios since the first generation in 1991, it’s now launching the brand...

  • Jaguar XJL Ultimate pictures and hands-on
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    Jaguar XJL Ultimate pictures and hands-on

    By 11 October 2012

    You are never expected to drive the Jaguar XJL Ultimate. That's for your driver to worry about. Once you grasp that concept you can sit back and enjoy the sheer luxury of the latest top-of-the-range Jaguar from the rear seat, as the world flies past the...

  • Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 (2013) pictures and hands-on
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    Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 (2013) pictures and hands-on

    By 10 October 2012

    When it comes to car fantasies, the Ford Mustang is right up there. From Steve McQueen's Bullitt to Nicolas Cage's Eleanor, the Ford Mustang has captured the imagination of car fans everywhere, us included. It's a rare beast to see in the UK, so when...

  • Nissan unveils a self-driving car... not quite Knight Rider
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    Nissan unveils a self-driving car... not quite Knight Rider

    By 4 October 2012

    Nissan has revealed an electric car that is able to drive itself unaided, at the Ceatec 2012 event in Tokyo. Though the Nissan NSC-2015 is still only a concept, it works, and provides a glimpse at what the future might hold for car travel. Part of Nissan’s...

  • Toyota Smart Insect prototype car uses Kinect motion sensor, too bad it's not for sale
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    Toyota Smart Insect prototype car uses Kinect motion sensor, too bad it's not for sale

    By 2 October 2012

    A fully electric car that integrates Microsof’s Kinect motion detection along with the ability to open its doors via a voice command has been unveiled by Toyota at its CEATEC booth. Unfortunately this is one prototype that’s unlikely to hit markets....

  • Maserati picks Bowers & Wilkins for in car audio from 2013
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    Maserati picks Bowers & Wilkins for in car audio from 2013

    By 28 September 2012

    From 2013 Italian sports car manufacturer Maserati will fit all its cars with audio sound systems made by Bowers & Wilkins. The long-term partnership will produce a new high-performance car sound system, created by Bowers & Wilkins in collaboration with...

  • Hyundai Santa Fe Premium SE pictures and hands-on
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    Hyundai Santa Fe Premium SE pictures and hands-on

    By 25 September 2012

    The new Santa Fe is a new car on a new platform, Hyundai tell us, taking this four-by-four SUV beyond the facelifted 2010 model that's done surprisingly well in the UK. The SUV market has exploded in recent years, with larger platform cars coming from...

  • TomTom Hands-free Car Kit for Smartphone review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    TomTom Hands-free Car Kit for Smartphone review

    By 24 September 2012

    Mounting your smartphone in your car has never been much of a problem. Windscreen suction mounts are ten a penny, with any manner of mounting options on offer. Going hands-free is also well catered for through headsets, visor mounts and many other choices....

  • Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE pictures and hands-on
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    Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE pictures and hands-on

    By 21 September 2012

    The Hyundai Veloster is a strange beast. The Korean company pushes it as two cars in one: from the driver's side, it's a coupe; from the passenger side, ia hatchback. Some might argue that, rather than being a coupe, it’s a simply a strange four-door...

  • Kia Cee’d Sportswagon 1.6 CRDi 3 review
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    Kia Cee’d Sportswagon 1.6 CRDi 3 review

    By 13 September 2012

    Are you ready to join the “wagon revolution”? Taking its lead from the lofty heights of the likes of Audi’s RS brand, the latest addition to the Kia range - an estate version of the company's Ford Focus-rivaling Cee’d – has been renamed the...

  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster pictures and hands-on
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    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster pictures and hands-on

    By 7 September 2012

    There are some things you just can't refuse, so when Mercedes-Benz invited us to get friendly with its AMG cars, what were we to do? We don’t like to do things by halves, so we were straight into the SLS AMG Roadster and racing off along the leafy byways...

  • Which car works best with your iPhone?
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    Which car works best with your iPhone?

    By 6 September 2012

    Nearly every new car on the market now has some method of connecting with the iPhone. Some come as standard, others are expensive systems that add all sorts of clevel bells and whistles. No drive is complete without a decent selection of music and most...

  • Audi A3 2.0 TDI Sport pictures and hands-on
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    Audi A3 2.0 TDI Sport pictures and hands-on

    By 6 September 2012

    The new Audi A3 isn't just a facelift, it's a new car. It rolls in on the new platform that will also see the likes of the VW Golf seventh gen, but retains that Audi A3 look. We've heard it before, with Audi telling us it has "A3 genes" and who's to argue...

  • Ford Focus Zetec S 1.0 Ecoboost review
    Cars 5 out of 5

    Ford Focus Zetec S 1.0 Ecoboost review

    By 5 September 2012

    "Go on" we asked, "guess how big the engine is" we continued with an annoyingly knowing grin on our face that probably gave the game away. "I don't know came the answer, 1.6-litre?". "HAHA, NO! A million times NO!" we roared back. And then, with joy in...

  • Ford Focus Electric pictures and hands-on
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    Ford Focus Electric pictures and hands-on

    By 1 September 2012

    The Ford Focus Electric was at IFA - Europe's largest consumer electronics show, in Berlin, Germany - and Pocket-lint had the chance to take a gander at the compay's first all-electric car. In particular it was the MyFord Touch experience, Sync and those...

  • Hyundai Veloster 1.6GDi Sport DCT review
    Cars 3 out of 5

    Hyundai Veloster 1.6GDi Sport DCT review

    By 24 August 2012

    In the words of Monty Python: now for something completely different. Well, as different as things get in the seemingly ever-samey world of cars. Because the Hyundai Veloster you see in the picture above is a unique beast. Ever had the desire for a two-door...

  • Airpod concept car that runs on compressed air
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    Airpod concept car that runs on compressed air

    By 24 August 2012

    Tata Motors has been showing off a new concept car that runs on compressed air and will give you 125 miles per full tank of…well, air. The three-wheeler is controlled via a joystick rather than a steering wheel and utilises pneumatic motors, which use...

  • The Nissan Juke with Ministry of Sound limited edition that is the ultimate jukebox
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    The Nissan Juke with Ministry of Sound limited edition that is the ultimate jukebox

    By 23 August 2012

    Nissan has teamed up with London super club The Ministry of Sound to create a limited-edition version of the Nissan Juke that comes packed with speakers and a dedicated playlist to get the party started. The limited run of 3,000 cars will go on sale later...

  • Land Rover Discovery 4 SDV6 HSE review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Land Rover Discovery 4 SDV6 HSE review

    By 21 August 2012

    A car industry executive once told us that no matter how good his company’s new model was, he knew it wasn’t going to sell many, because people in the UK were badge snobs. Look around you at how many BMWs and Audis there are on the road, and its hard...

  • Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Duo review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Duo review

    By 15 August 2012

    Oh my, what a name. It's hard to deny that Mophie has a penchant for the verbose when it comes to naming things. It's good then, that its devices are so solid, and have rescued us from some very deep holes in the past. The Powerstation Duo is the latest...

  • Ford cars to sync with Roximity's location-based deal finder iPhone app
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    Ford cars to sync with Roximity's location-based deal finder iPhone app

    By 9 August 2012

    Roximity, the iPhone app that finds the best deals for you based on your current location, has landed a major coup after Ford confirmed it was making the app compatible with its in-car Sync AppLink solution. It means Ford drivers will be alerted to deals...

  • BMW Mini MINI radio-controlled car to ferry javelins, discuses, hammers and shots at London 2012
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    BMW Mini MINI radio-controlled car to ferry javelins, discuses, hammers and shots at London 2012

    By 3 August 2012

    BMW is to use a new Mini MINI at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the athletic stadium this week to help ferry javelins, discuses, hammers and shots back from the field to the throwing area. It's a move to save valuable time during competition. If you're...

  • 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...

  • 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...