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Seat Leon Cupra review: Simmering rather than on-the-boil hot hatch
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Seat Leon Cupra review: Simmering rather than on-the-boil hot hatch

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Seat launched the first-generation Leon in 1998. Sportier than the VW Golf, and cheaper than the Audi A3 (with which it shared much), it married the best qualities of both and the car reached its zenith as the range-topping Cupra R performance model.That... >>

Tesla cars may be even safer now due to Autopilot, US probe finds

Tesla cars may be even safer now due to Autopilot, US probe finds

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Tesla's got to be gloating right now.The electric automaker's crash rate has fallen ever since it launched its semi-autonomous Autopilot feature. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced Thursday that it's finished a preliminary... >>

New Ford Mustang offers 12-inch all-digital display, smartphone unlocking

New Ford Mustang offers 12-inch all-digital display, smartphone unlocking

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Ford has just unveiled the brand new 2018 Mustang, the latest version of world's best selling sports coupe. While it may have upgrades under the bonnet and in the overall build for improved performance, it's inside where Ford has really gone all out on... >>

Nissan Micra (2017) first drive: Same name, different personality

Nissan Micra (2017) first drive: Same name, different personality

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Nissan's Micra has been around for decades. Since 1983 in fact, selling over 3.5million in Europe alone during its lifetime. It's a car everyone has heard of, even if not for all the best reasons.Despite its popularity, the Micra hasn't ever been the... >>

Mazda 2 review: One of the best cars in its class
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Mazda 2 review: One of the best cars in its class

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If you are thinking about buying a supermini then cars like the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa, Renault Clio and maybe a Volkswagen Polo or something else from the VW group come to mind.One car that might be slightly off your radar is the Mazda 2. Despite... >>

Best of CES 2017 - Cars: All the major automotive announcements from the show

Best of CES 2017 - Cars: All the major automotive announcements from the show

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Considering CES is a consumer electronics show, you may wonder what business cars have turning up at the show.Nowadays cars can have more technology in them than your average home. Whether it be electric power, in-car entertainment or self-driving/autonomous... >>

Faraday Future's first production car, FF 91 hits the road in 2018

Faraday Future's first production car, FF 91 hits the road in 2018

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After a lot of hype and intrigue, Faraday Future has finally revealed its first production car. The FF 91 keeps some of the styling of the audacious concept car shown last year, but puts it in to a more practical design. On the outside, Faraday Future... >>

Whoa! Is Nissan about to add Microsoft Cortana to its cars?

Whoa! Is Nissan about to add Microsoft Cortana to its cars?

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You may be sick of CES news already, even though the week has only started, but we promise you Nissan's latest tease is worth your time.Okay, so Microsoft has said it is opening up Cortana so that third-party companies can release devices with the assistant.... >>

Peugeot 308 GTi review: Five door with added ooh la la
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Peugeot 308 GTi review: Five door with added ooh la la

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Think GTi and Volkswagen springs to mind, right? But as you'll know if you've read our review of the Peugeot 208 GTi, the French car-maker has something to say about its German cousin owning that moniker.And the very Golf-sized Peugeot 308 is now available... >>

Kia Sorento review: The savvy seven-seater
4.5 stars

Kia Sorento review: The savvy seven-seater

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Can an SUV ever be a truly exciting drive? Now in its third generation, the Kia Sorento has had more than just a facelift to bring it up to date, and while its new body and wheelbase is never going to feel like a Ferrari on the road, for carting around... >>

Tesla prices are going up because Brexit

Tesla prices are going up because Brexit

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Tesla has sent out a memo to prospective customers in the UK, letting them know of a 5 percent price increase on custom car orders from 1 January 2017. The price increase has been blamed on "currency fluctuations" as a result of Brexit and the UK's decision... >>

What is Google Waymo and when can you expect the first cars?

What is Google Waymo and when can you expect the first cars?

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After many years and millions of miles of testing, Google has launched a dedicated company for its self-driving car efforts.The company, called Waymo, will act like a venture-backed startup, but it's actually a standalone organisation within Google's... >>

This is what Google's new self-driving Chrysler minivans look like

This is what Google's new self-driving Chrysler minivans look like

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Google's self-driving cars have come a long way since those golf cart-looking prototypes we've all seen.Earlier this month, Google revealed it was shaking up its autonomous car efforts by spinning its self-driving project into an all-new company, Waymo,... >>

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Edition 40 review: The retro-inspired hot hatch
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Edition 40 review: The retro-inspired hot hatch

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The fact that the GTI Clubsport even exists is a miracle in itself. Volkswagen already offers the brilliantly capable GTI and the Golf R for those needing extra spice, while the fallout from an emissions scandal has seen the entire Volkswagen group withdraw... >>

You could hail a self-driving Uber the next time you're in San Francisco

You could hail a self-driving Uber the next time you're in San Francisco

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Uber is skipping past California's regulations and testing self-driving Volvos around Silicon Valley.Many car companies have been testing their self-driving concepts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which is cool, but not really, since no one realistically... >>

Are futuristic self-driving cars already a thing of the past? Google stops development

Are futuristic self-driving cars already a thing of the past? Google stops development

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Google has been developing its own self-driving autonomous car for the past few years, racking up several million testing miles. But before the car could even make it onto the roads for real, Google has already decided to stop development. Perhaps the... >>

Win a TomTom Go 620 Sat Nav worth £250

Win a TomTom Go 620 Sat Nav worth £250

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TomTom and Pocket-lint have teamed up to give one lucky reader the chance to win a TomTom Go 620 Sat Nav this Christmas. The new TomTom GO 620 sat nav boasts a six inch touchscreen and comes with WiFi, making it easy to keep the device up to date with... >>

Lexus has turned a car into a giant LED lightshow

Lexus has turned a car into a giant LED lightshow

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Thought having LED headlights was cool? Maybe they're even adaptive to adjust to oncoming conditions. Lexus laughs in the face of your puny headlights and has decided to cover one of its IS cars in 41,999 LEDs instead. We're not quite sure why one more... >>

Android Auto app: Bringing connectivity to all cars

Android Auto app: Bringing connectivity to all cars

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Until recently, access to Android Auto was at the whim of car manufacturers or else involved switching out your head unit for a system that would support Google's in-car platform.When Google released the Android Auto app for all phones in all cars in... >>

Audi Q5 (2017) review: Technical brilliance in a slightly vanilla design
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Audi Q5 (2017) review: Technical brilliance in a slightly vanilla design

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The Audi Q5 is arguably Audi's most important SUV. Sitting in the mid-sized segment, it occupies a space where it's a little more useful than the cutsey Audi Q3 and a little easier to live with in suburban tight spots than the Audi Q7.Built in Mexico... >>

John Deere just made its first fully-electric tractor, see it here

John Deere just made its first fully-electric tractor, see it here

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John Deere, the American manufacturer that makes all things tractor-related, is going green - and we're not talking about a new paint job.Although the company is known for its yellow-and-green diesel machines that are anything but eco-friendly, John Deere... >>

Nissan's autonomous driving future: The Qashqai and beyond

Nissan's autonomous driving future: The Qashqai and beyond

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Autonomous vehicles are no longer just a figment of the imagination, nor are they the preserve of science fiction. They are coming and whether you like the idea or not, in 10 years time, it's likely that autonomous vehicles will be considered the norm.Each... >>

Mercedes-AMG E63 first drive: The luxe lunatic

Mercedes-AMG E63 first drive: The luxe lunatic

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There are only handful of car buyers in this world that require their daily drive to develop 604bhp, pack the latest semi-autonomous driving functionality and boast enough room inside for four business associates.It's a dilemma that most of us normal... >>

Ford announces refreshed 2017 Fiesta line-up with more technology than any other small car

Ford announces refreshed 2017 Fiesta line-up with more technology than any other small car

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Ford has unveiled the 2017 Fiesta at a special event in Cologne, Germany, that will see the company’s ubiquitous small car receive some major technological updates.All 4 of the new model variants: Titanium, ST-line, Vignale and Active crossover get... >>

Tesla's heavily upgraded Autopilot will start rolling out in December

Tesla's heavily upgraded Autopilot will start rolling out in December

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If you recently bought a Model S or Model X, you'll be happy to know that Tesla's Enhanced Autopilot support will arrive for you soon.Elon Musk took to Twitter over the weekend to inform a new Model S owner that the Enhanced Autopilot update will start... >>

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards winners

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards winners

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Another year draws to a close but not before we celebrate the finest games, gadgets and other tech treats of the last 12 months in the annual EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. It's time to reveal the winners.You have been voting in your droves, along with... >>

What is Uber and how does it work?

What is Uber and how does it work?

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Traditional cabs are a thing of the past.Instead, your neighbor and his BMW, your hairdresser and her Mini, your best friend and his Tesla, or your co-worker and her Prius might be who you hail next to get a ride to the airport. That's because ride-hailing... >>

NextEV Nio EP9 in pictures: The world's fastest electric supercar is simply stunning

NextEV Nio EP9 in pictures: The world's fastest electric supercar is simply stunning

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No, that's not a new McLaren you're looking at, it's the Nio EP9 - the world's fastest electric supercar. And it's made by none other than NextEV, the Chinese brand best known (until now) for its Formula E team.The Nio name is the new part of the package,... >>

Jaguar I-Pace preview: More titillating than a Tesla?

Jaguar I-Pace preview: More titillating than a Tesla?

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It only seemed like 15 minutes ago that we were arguing about whether or not Jaguar should build an SUV. With the I-Pace shown off at the LA Motor Show - or AutomobilityLA as it's now known - Jag shows us it's not only thinking about building more SUVs,... >>

Alfa Romeo Stelvio preview: Alfa’s first SUV

Alfa Romeo Stelvio preview: Alfa’s first SUV

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At the LA Motor Show - or AutomobilityLA as it's now known - it felt as though every brand brought a new SUV. From Honda and Mazda, through to Chevrolet, Jaguar and - most surprisingly of all - Alfa Romeo.Alfa has never made an SUV before, but the demand... >>

BMW and Baidu aren't making self-driving cars together anymore

BMW and Baidu aren't making self-driving cars together anymore

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German automaker BMW and Chinese search giant Baidu might not be getting along too well these days.According to Reuters, the two companies have ended their partnership and are no longer cooperating on nor testing self-driving cars in the US and China.... >>

The Grand Tour now available, see the hijinks of the ex-Top Gear crowd on Amazon

The Grand Tour now available, see the hijinks of the ex-Top Gear crowd on Amazon

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Amazon's rival show to Top Gear has finally started. Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond present The Grand Tour, a new car show that started on Amazon Prime Instant Video today, Friday 18 November.A new episode will debut each Friday for... >>

When is The Grand Tour on TV and how can I watch it?

When is The Grand Tour on TV and how can I watch it?

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The new car show starring ex-Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May is now available on Amazon Video.The Grand Tour is an Amazon exclusive, after the online retailer and content provider snapped up the rights more than a year... >>

Volvo's new concierge service lets you remotely fuel and move your car

Volvo's new concierge service lets you remotely fuel and move your car

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Volvo has created a luxe concierge service for its customers.What does that mean? Well, it's like an ecosystem aimed at giving Volvo drivers access to third-party service providers. With it, you can remotely fuel your car, wash your car, service your... >>

Best of the LA Motor Show 2016: Mercedes, Jaguar, and more

Best of the LA Motor Show 2016: Mercedes, Jaguar, and more

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Los Angeles: Hollywood, sun, sand, silicon and celebrity.But it's also the USA's home of car culture. Every November a major motor show rolls into town, where the traditional big car brands' satellite studios show their thinking about what will be happening... >>

Mini's first hybrid is an AWD Countryman with an electric mode

Mini's first hybrid is an AWD Countryman with an electric mode

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Mini has unveiled a hybrid all-wheel-drive Countryman S E at LA Auto Show.Interestingly, the front wheels are powered by the gas engine, while the rear wheels are connected to the electric motor. The two powertrains push out 221 horsepower altogether,... >>

You can now unlock your Hyundai and get it warmed up using Amazon Alexa

You can now unlock your Hyundai and get it warmed up using Amazon Alexa

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Hyundai has now made it possible for us to be even lazier as the car company has announced it has added a Blue Link skill for its connected car service to Amazon Alexa. What it means is that you can ask any Alexa-enabled device to start the engine of... >>

Jaguar's first electric car is the I-Pace SUV

Jaguar's first electric car is the I-Pace SUV

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Jaguar has revealed its first ever all-electric car in Los Angeles, with the event being live streamed to the UK via HTC Vive VR headsets. Jaguar says the model shown is at concept stage for now, but will unveil the full-production model in late 2017... >>

Samsung acquires Harman for $8 billion

Samsung acquires Harman for $8 billion

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Samsung has confirmed it has bought Harman International Industries for $8 billion in cash, at a value of $112 per share. Samsung says it's bought Harman to give it a "significant presence in the large and rapidly growing market for connected technologies,... >>

Google Android Auto update brings car mode to all Android smartphones

Google Android Auto update brings car mode to all Android smartphones

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Android Auto is Google's answer to Apple CarPlay. It lets you view compatible apps from your smartphone on the car's main head unit display, leaving you to keep your eyes on the road and ultimately be a safer driver.Google is all too aware that some people... >>

Honda HR-V review: An unusual acquaintance
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Honda HR-V review: An unusual acquaintance

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Honda is one of Britain's great car makers. Yes, you did read that correctly. Despite being a Japanese firm, the company's vast operation in Swindon - where it builds the Civic, Jazz and CR-V - makes it one of the UK's biggest car producers.Which makes... >>

Nissan's new e-Power drivetrain lets you drive further on electric power without stopping to charge

Nissan's new e-Power drivetrain lets you drive further on electric power without stopping to charge

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Nissan has unveiled details of its new e-Power drivetrain which will be fitted to the Nissan Note. The e-Power drivetrain combines a high-output battery to power the wheels, with a small gasoline engine that recharges it when necessary.The system helps... >>

Best Car 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best Car 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016 will be taking place for the 13th year at the end of November in association with EE. There are 14 categories this year, with a couple of new ones joining in the form of Best VR Device and Best Car, as well as a split... >>

Audi R8 Spyder (2016) review: Tinnitus, tyre marks and turned heads guaranteed
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Audi R8 Spyder (2016) review: Tinnitus, tyre marks and turned heads guaranteed

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Audi R8 owners dislike the sentiment, but the German speed machine has always been the sensible supercar.The controlled but elegant exterior styling, the impressive interior technology and its ability to make terrible drivers feel confident behind the... >>

Never stop at a red light again with future Ford and Jaguar Land Rover cars

Never stop at a red light again with future Ford and Jaguar Land Rover cars

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Ford and Jaguar Land Rover have announced they're working on a system for their cars that will let them communicate with traffic lights and relay information to the driver. The system will let the driver know what speed to travel at to make the green... >>

Apple Pay was used to buy an £825,000 Aston Martin DB5

Apple Pay was used to buy an £825,000 Aston Martin DB5

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A private collector has paid £825,000 for an Aston Martin DB5 through the social media platform, Vero. The car was sold through international auctioneers Coys of Kesington, and was one of four classic cars available to buy. The winner of the auction... >>

Tesla confirms heavily upgraded Autopilot for all new cars

Tesla confirms heavily upgraded Autopilot for all new cars

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his company had a big announcement for October 17. Unfortunately he didn't make that date and it got put back to Wednesday October 19 instead. What Musk had to announce was that all Tesla's produced from now will have heavily... >>

BMW's new 5 Series does CarPlay without the wires

BMW's new 5 Series does CarPlay without the wires

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BMW has recently unveiled the new 2017 5 Series saloon and with it, a whole host of technologies to improve the driving experience. Chief among them is the addition of Apple CarPlay, but the 5 Series is the very first car to deliver wireless CarPlay.... >>

Watch this GoPro capture Hollywood-style stunts of Hot Wheels cars

Watch this GoPro capture Hollywood-style stunts of Hot Wheels cars

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Many little boys and girls dream about being Hollywood stunt drivers - but that profession takes a lot of money, practice, and, well, luck.Unless, of course, they plan to use Hot Wheels toy cars instead of actual cars when testing all their burnouts... >>

Mini's hybrid test car offers a glimpse into an electric future

Mini's hybrid test car offers a glimpse into an electric future

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Mini has released details of its new plug-in hybrid car and explained how it would work in real-life situations with its latest press release.The BMW-owned car company has said development of the new car is nearing completion, so it shouldn't be too long... >>