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  • Jaguar XKR-S convertible  review
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    Jaguar XKR-S convertible review

    By 20 February 2012

    When the Jaguar XKR-S coupe emerged last year, it proved to be the the company’s fastest, most powerful mass produced vehicle ever. It was undoubtedly brilliant, but to sun-worshipping petrol-heads it was horribly flawed in one respect - it had a roof....

  • Ford B-Max and Made in Chelsea's Cheska Hull pictures and hands-on
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    Ford B-Max and Made in Chelsea's Cheska Hull pictures and hands-on

    By 16 February 2012

    Ford has unleashed its latest take on the small car, the Ford B-Max, with a little help from Made in Chelsea star Cheska Hull at a preview event in London today. The car is said by Ford to be stuffed to the gunnels with safety technology and gadgets of...

  • Tesla Model X SUV goes back to the future
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    Tesla Model X SUV goes back to the future

    By 10 February 2012

    Over in sunny LA, Tesla has taken the covers off of its third car model - the Tesla Model X. Following the original electric vehicle from the Silicon Valley startup - the Tesla Roadster - and the Model S, the Model X is an SUV that is designed to give...

  • Cadillac ATS pictures and hands-on
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    Cadillac ATS pictures and hands-on

    By 13 January 2012

    A Cadillac on Pocket-Lint? Half the team has gone to Detroit and Las Vegas this week, so we figured you'd forgive us if we indulged our inner American, donned a Stetson and put some country and Western on the stereo. But it's just that kind of cheesy,...

  • Acura NSX concept pictures
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    Acura NSX concept pictures

    By 13 January 2012

    Other than the Lexus LF-LC, the car that has caused the greatest excitement here in Detroit is the Acura NSX. If you're not familiar with Acura, it's Honda's premium brand - relating to it in the same way Lexus does to Toyota. But worry not about that,...

  • Toyota NS4 pictures and hands-on
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    Toyota NS4 pictures and hands-on

    By 13 January 2012

    With the influx of electric cars, the Toyota and Lexus environmentally-friendly image halo - built up thanks to its leadership in hybrid cars - is under threat. So it’s no surprise to see this "NS4" concept appear in Detroit, and be badged with some...

  • The Augmented Reality adverts that are leaping off the page
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    The Augmented Reality adverts that are leaping off the page

    By 12 January 2012

    Qualcomm, alongside augmented reality experts Vuforia, has demoed a series of new AR adverts at CES that continue to show what is possible with the technology and how it plans to change advertising not in the distance future, but right now. New examples...

  • Lexus LF-LC concept pictures and hands-on
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    Lexus LF-LC concept pictures and hands-on

    By 12 January 2012

    There is one car's name on everybody's lips in Detroit: the Lexus LF-LC. This stunning, lipstick red super-sports car is sadly not bound for production anytime soon, but it does give us several clues to a Lexus-flavoured future. And we - along with about...

  • Ford Fusion pictures and hands-on
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    Ford Fusion pictures and hands-on

    By 12 January 2012

    You’re looking at the new Mondeo. So why is it called Fusion? It might have a name that in Europe we know in the Ford lexicon as belonging to granny’s shopping hatch, but in America, Ford’s mid-large car is known as Fusion. Under the company’s...

  • Audi A3 interior pictures and hands-on
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    Audi A3 interior pictures and hands-on

    By 12 January 2012

    It tells you everything you need to know about where the car industry is at, that Audi chose to show its new A3 interior here in CES, rather than at Detroit earlier in the week. And, in a word, it is stunning. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment,...

  • Range Rover Evoque Coupe Prestige SD4 review
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    Range Rover Evoque Coupe Prestige SD4 review

    By 29 December 2011

    Our time with the Range Rover Evoque on the UK launch in Scotland gave us the impression that it is quite a special car. But many cars that impress in isolation lose their shine when subjected to the mundane chores of everyday family life. This is, without...

  • Boris Johnson unveils cutting-edge tech bus for London
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    Boris Johnson unveils cutting-edge tech bus for London

    By 16 December 2011

    Boris Johnson, fresh from the cold brutal slaying of the bendy bus, has unleashed an alternative for the capital, a "21st century bus" described as the "most environmentally friendly of its kind". It's the first time in 50 years that London has had a...

  • Jaguar XF 2.2D Premium Luxury review
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    Jaguar XF 2.2D Premium Luxury review

    By 15 December 2011

    For many people, the idea of driving a Jaguar - as opposed to the alternatives from BMW, Audi and Mercedes - is very appealing indeed. Jaguars are supposed to stir the soul. But since Jag launched the XF back in 2006, fewer have made it onto our roads...

  • Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet TSI DSG review
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    Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet TSI DSG review

    By 7 November 2011

    November might seem an odd month to review a convertible. But having served up one of the dullest summers ever, the good old British weather decided it was time for one of the warmest Octobers on record. As we write, this shows little sign of changing....

  • Toyota Yaris 1.33 T Spirit 5 door review
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    Toyota Yaris 1.33 T Spirit 5 door review

    By 28 October 2011

    Motoring reviews, or rather the people who write them, have a penchant for favouring cars that are powerful and fun to drive down a twisting B-road. But let’s face facts. Most people don’t care about driving like that, and when it comes to shelling...

  • Toyota Touch Life takes your iPhone for a ride
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    Toyota Touch Life takes your iPhone for a ride

    By 26 October 2011

    Let's face it, although in-car entertainment systems are getting better, they're simply no match for your smartphone. And that must be exactly what the boffins at Toyota thought when they were developing the Touch Life system - a seven inch display that...

  • Range Rover Evoque pictures and hands-on
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    Range Rover Evoque pictures and hands-on

    By 6 October 2011

    If you’ve not heard about the Range Rover Evoque before now, you’ve clearly been living under a rock for the past few weeks. In car-world terms, the media storm around the Evoque has been similar to the kind the guys in Cupertino create every time...

  • Panasonic car demos the dashboard of tomorrow
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    Panasonic car demos the dashboard of tomorrow

    By 5 October 2011

    Panasonic used its CEATEC keynote, much as it did with its IFA eqivelent, to highlight its growing commitment to green technology. It gave the Tokyo audience an overview of its Eco Navi, SEG and smart EV solutions and the message was clear; it's heavily...

  • Ford Evos Concept pictures and hands-on
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    Ford Evos Concept pictures and hands-on

    By 23 September 2011

    Let's get one thing straight: this isn't the new Capri, and if you mention that word to anyone at Ford... well, let's just say we warned you. The front face of the Evos is the new Mondeo according to Ford's design team, however. And looking at it, you'd...

  • VW Nils Concept pictures and hands-on
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    VW Nils Concept pictures and hands-on

    By 20 September 2011

    The 2011 Frankfurt motor show's theme was clear to see: urban mobility. And while Audi and Opel brought very cool and interesting sub-car concepts, the one that deserves your greatest attention is the VW Nils. Why? Because this isn't concept car hocus-pocus....

  • Lightning GT pictures and hands-on
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    Lightning GT pictures and hands-on

    By 20 September 2011

    This has to be one of the most hotly anticipated cars for a long time. While excitement about the Tesla was feverish, there seems to be just as much enthusiasm around the Lightning GT. You can see why when you look at it though. Its nose has the style...

  • Vauxhall Ampera pictures and hands-on
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    Vauxhall Ampera pictures and hands-on

    By 19 September 2011

    Last week, Pocket-lint got its hands on the very first Vauxhall Ampera to hit UK shores. This is not the finished car, but it's pretty close to it. Aside from having its steering wheel on the wrong side, it gives a very complete feel for how the UK model...

  • Kia GT Concept pictures and hands-on, with video
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    Kia GT Concept pictures and hands-on, with video

    By 16 September 2011

    Still think Kia is a value brand you buy just for its long warranty? Think again, that time has long gone. Kia now has some of the most impressive production car designs on the road (thanks to former Audi design boss, Peter Schreyer for that) and at this...

  • Mercedes-Benz F125 Concept pictures and hands-on, with video
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    Mercedes-Benz F125 Concept pictures and hands-on, with video

    By 16 September 2011

    The F125 (so named because Mercedes is 125 years old this year) is a riotous celebration of the latest display technologies. Not content with connecting the car to the cloud, meaning that you can either send or grab your personal content on the move,...

  • Lockheed Martin SMSS carries your gear to war, offers Xbox controls
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    Lockheed Martin SMSS carries your gear to war, offers Xbox controls

    By 13 September 2011

    The Squad Mission Support System, developed by Lockheed Martin, is a manned or unmanned six-wheeler, which aims to lighten the burden on ground troops. It will be entering service in Afghanistan towards the end of 2011. A Lockheed Martin agent on the...