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  • Mini Clubman Concept pictures and hands-on
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    Mini Clubman Concept pictures and hands-on

    By 7 March 2014

    We’re not huge fans of the original Mini Clubman. The adverts are cool, the brand heritage is cool, those barn doors on the back are kind of cool too - but the whole bizarre 3-door element just left us cold. That’s all just changed. Because the Mini...

  • Toyota FV2 pictures and eyes-on: Tron-like concept ‘car’ that you won’t be driving in the future
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    Toyota FV2 pictures and eyes-on: Tron-like concept ‘car’ that you won’t be driving in the future

    By 7 March 2014

    You are looking at the Toyota FV2. We know, it’s one of those things that’ll make you cock your head to work out exactly what it is and what's supposed to go where. Originally announced at the Tokyo Motor Show, it’s taken until the 2014 Geneva Motor...

  • Volkswagen Golf GTE pictures and eyes-on: Mean meets green
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    Volkswagen Golf GTE pictures and eyes-on: Mean meets green

    By 7 March 2014

    We first wrote about the VW Golf GTE in late February when the hybrid car was announced. But after seeing it at the Geneva Motor Show it's impressed our retinas enough to feel the need to feature it once again. It's not the first electric car we've seen...

  • European cross-continent drive in Tesla Model S soon to be reality
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    European cross-continent drive in Tesla Model S soon to be reality

    By 6 March 2014

    Tesla isn't looking to slow down, highlighting its commitment to Europe while at the Geneva Motor Show this week.  The company announced huge plans to expand its Supercharger network across Europe, and that it will open more than 30 service centres...

  • Mercedes-Benz may let you install Apple's CarPlay in older models
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    Mercedes-Benz may let you install Apple's CarPlay in older models

    By 6 March 2014

    If you have a Mercedes-Benz and are wanting Apple's new CarPlay, go ahead and put down your checkbook as you may not have to buy a 2015 model. A Mercedes-Benz spokesperson speaking to 9to5mac said the company is looking into “an after-market solution...

  • Renault Twingo pictures and hands-on
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    Renault Twingo pictures and hands-on

    By 6 March 2014

    Renault started the supermini revolution back in the late 70s with the classic Renault 5. It did it again with the first generation Twingo in the early 90s - a car that never came to the UK. So it's perhaps not the greatest shock to see the company reinventing...

  • Alfa Romeo 4C Spider concept pictures and eyes-on
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    Alfa Romeo 4C Spider concept pictures and eyes-on

    By 6 March 2014

    There was quite the buzz around the Alfa Romeo stand at the Geneva Motor Show. And for good reason: the company was showing off its 4C Spider concept car. This dinky little car weighs under a tonne and despite being a concept looks to pave the way for...

  • Wave is the aerodynamic micro-turbine powered truck of the future
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    Wave is the aerodynamic micro-turbine powered truck of the future

    By 6 March 2014

    Walmart has unveiled its concept truck, Wave (Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience), that uses aerodynamics and micro-turbines for super fuel efficiency. The concept truck, that looks like it's crushing a small car, is built to be 20 per cent more aerodynamic...

  • Audi TT (2014) pictures and hands-on
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    Audi TT (2014) pictures and hands-on

    By 6 March 2014

    Audi has pulled the covers off the new Audi TT Coupé, refreshing the car's design inside and out. It was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, and we caught up with the new TT at an exclusive preview event at Audi City London. The new Audi, which will be...

  • McLaren 650S pictures and hands-on
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    McLaren 650S pictures and hands-on

    By 6 March 2014

    It's not every day that you get to sit in a supercar. But at the Geneva Motor Show it seems to be the norm. Not that this made sitting in and spending some time with the new McLaren 650S any less special. Based on the McLaren 12C, the 650S is a similar...

  • Dacia Duster review
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    Dacia Duster review

    By 6 March 2014

    Money. In 2014, it’s still a dirty word to some people. But in the case of the Dacia Duster Ambience dCi 110 4x2 that we’re testing here, money isn’t something you should be ashamed of talking about. Because when it comes to modern cars, you can...

  • Volvo Concept Estate pictures and hands-on
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    Volvo Concept Estate pictures and hands-on

    By 5 March 2014

    Volvo showed its third of three concept cars at the Geneva Motor Show, the Volvo Concept Estate - moving back into the true heartland of the brand. It’s the final concept before the new XC90 arrives at the Paris Motor Show in September. The observant...

  • Hands-on: Apple CarPlay review
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    Hands-on: Apple CarPlay review

    By 5 March 2014

    Apple CarPlay is the tech giant's foray into in-car technology, which has been propelled into the public interest at the Geneva Motor Show 2014. And that's exactly where we've had the chance to take a look at it in action. But not at the Cupertino company's...

  • Lamborghini Huracan pictures and hands-on
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    Lamborghini Huracan pictures and hands-on

    By 4 March 2014

    Blowing into Geneva with a bid to rival the winds coming off Lake Leman, the Lamborghini Huracan stole the show on the first morning of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The replacement for the Gallardo won't have the headlines all its own way by the end of...

  • What is Apple CarPlay and when can you get it?
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    What is Apple CarPlay and when can you get it?

    By 3 March 2014

    Apple has officially begun its foray into in-car technology and the infotainment space by unveiling a product called CarPlay. It connects a supported vehicle to a compatible iPhone, enabling uninterrupted access to and interaction with Apple's ecosystem...

  • Hands-on: BMW M235i review
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    Hands-on: BMW M235i review

    By 3 March 2014

    If, like us, you’re struggling to keep up with BMW’s numbering system, the skinny on the BMW M235i is that it’s the sleeker, less practical coupe sister to the hatchback M135i we tested (and loved) last year. Like the 435i that’s gone before it,...

  • Google Projected Mode in-car dash could be coming to Mercedes
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    Google Projected Mode in-car dash could be coming to Mercedes

    By 3 March 2014

    Google Projected Mode - a seamless Android in-car experience - may have leaked thanks to a Mercedes job advertisement. The job ad, posted by Mercedes parent company Daimler, requests a software engineer to implement "Google Projected Mode". This was described...

  • BMW Honeycomb concept re-thinks the way autonomous cars will work
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    BMW Honeycomb concept re-thinks the way autonomous cars will work

    By 3 March 2014

    This BMW concept not only redesigns the car, but the way cars work. Rather than buying one vehicle users will be served by a colony of cars that go from person to person picking up and dropping off, autonomously. The music industry has changed to offer...

  • Apple CarPlay integrates iPhone with your car for mapping, music, messages, with Siri control
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    Apple CarPlay integrates iPhone with your car for mapping, music, messages, with Siri control

    By 3 March 2014

    Apple has announced CarPlay, which it calls a "smarter, safer and more fun" way to use your iPhone in the car. The new system will allow cars and the iPhone to work closer together, giving drivers access to mapping, music services and messages, with...

  • Tesla's affordable Model E will be 20 per cent smaller than Model S, have 200 mile range
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    Tesla's affordable Model E will be 20 per cent smaller than Model S, have 200 mile range

    By 2 March 2014

    Tesla's upcoming Model E, aimed to be an affordable all-electric car for the mass market, will be smaller than the Model S currently available. Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk told the California Public Utilities Commission the Model E will be 80 per...

  • First iOS in the Car integration to come next week: Ferrari, Volvo and Mercedes
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    First iOS in the Car integration to come next week: Ferrari, Volvo and Mercedes

    By 1 March 2014

    Apple will formally unveil its iOS in the Car initiative next week at the Geneva Motor Show, after showing glimpses of the infotainment software in the past, according to the Financial Times. The publication says Apple has partnered with Ferrari, Volvo,...

  • Ford Focus (2014) and Ford SYNC 2 pictures and hands-on
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    Ford Focus (2014) and Ford SYNC 2 pictures and hands-on

    By 28 February 2014

    Rather than wait until next week's Geneva Motor Show, Ford decided to launch its new 2014 edition of the Ford Focus at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This was partly to make its stand look great and partly to show off the new Ford SYNC 2 in-car infotainment...

  • Buy a street-legal Batmobile Tumbler for $1 million
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    Buy a street-legal Batmobile Tumbler for $1 million

    By 28 February 2014

    Batman and Batgirl wannabes, your time has come. A street-legal Batmobile "Tumbler" is now available to buy for a suitably playboy-billionaire-superhero price of $1 million. The Tumbler is a replica of the one used in The Dark Knight. The creators, James...

  • Ford Focus 2014 first to hit Europe with SYNC 2 voice-activated in-car tech
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    Ford Focus 2014 first to hit Europe with SYNC 2 voice-activated in-car tech

    By 24 February 2014

    Ford has announced that the new Ford Focus for 2014 will be the first car in Europe to feature its advanced, voice-activated in-car system, SYNC 2. It features a high-resolution colour touch screen and advanced voice control over the in-built apps, such...

  • Volkswagen announces plug-in hybrid Golf GTE, capable of 188mpg
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    Volkswagen announces plug-in hybrid Golf GTE, capable of 188mpg

    By 21 February 2014

    Volkswagen has revealed a sneak peek at the next generation of its Golf GTI line-up, and it's a plug-in hybrid called Golf GTE. Plug-in hybrids use a normal engine plus an electric one which can be charged from an external power source. That means short...