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Renault Scenic (2017) review: The master of reinvention
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Renault Scenic (2017) review: The master of reinvention

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Reinventing any vehicle represents a challenge. Change the name and you'll lose customers, keep the same name and you create certain expectations. And with the Scenic, Renault has one of the most distinctive names in the business - the car that started... >>

Red Cross Land Rover Discovery can dispatch a drone to save lives

Red Cross Land Rover Discovery can dispatch a drone to save lives

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Jaguar Land Rover has announced a bespoke version of its Land Rover Discovery vehicle designed to help save lives. The Project Hero edition has been made for the Austrian Red Cross and can even dispatch a search and rescue drone from its roof.The drone and... >>

Meet Sedric: Volkswagen's self-driving lounge car of tomorrow

Meet Sedric: Volkswagen's self-driving lounge car of tomorrow

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Volkswagen has introduced a new car concept that models its vision for autonomous driving.Called Sedric (as in "self-driving car"), the vehicle is fully autonomous and has no steering wheel or pedals. Volkswagen Group AG, the parent group of Volkswagen,... >>

Maserati Levante review: Heritage with added hench
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Maserati Levante review: Heritage with added hench

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When you think Maserati, you probably think if its thoroughbred Italian racing heritage, the glamour and slick sports car lines. You might not think about it in beefier SUV form, but that's exactly what you get in the new Maserati Levante: it's heritage... >>

Range Rover Velar: A tech packed 4x4 for a new generation

Range Rover Velar: A tech packed 4x4 for a new generation

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Drive on any road around the world and you'll probably drive past a Range Rover Evoque eventually. The car, launched in 2011, has become one of the company's most popular models. But Range Rover has a problem.The gap between the Evoque, which tops... >>

Stunning Instinct Concept car shows Peugeot's vision of an autonomous driving future

Stunning Instinct Concept car shows Peugeot's vision of an autonomous driving future

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Mobile World Congress is traditionally the trade show where many technology manufacturers announce their latest smartphones, tablets and wearables so when you introduce a concept car to that atmosphere, needless to say it stands out. Like, really stands... >>

Jeep launches Renegade Desert Hawk SUV, limited to 100 models in the UK

Jeep launches Renegade Desert Hawk SUV, limited to 100 models in the UK

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Jeep has taken the wraps off a desert-inspired, limited edition version of its popular Renegade crossover SUV. Called the Renegade Desert Hawk, the new model, limited to just 100 in the UK, is based on the top-of-the-range Trailhawk edition, but comes... >>

Smart Electric Drive (2017) first drive: Nippy inner-city transport sprouts a plug socket

Smart Electric Drive (2017) first drive: Nippy inner-city transport sprouts a plug socket

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Stop anyone in the street and ask them to name the electric car pioneers and it's likely the big names will make up the majority of answers: the Renault Zoe, Nissan Leaf and Elon Musk's Tesla Model S.It might be difficult to comprehend but Smart has been... >>

BMW 5 Series (2017) review: Saloon car perfection?
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BMW 5 Series (2017) review: Saloon car perfection?

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The last-generation BMW 5 Series sold more than two million units worldwide. Two million. To put that into perspective: between 2010 and 2015 Porsche built just over two million cars in total, across its entire range.It is, therefore, not hard to see... >>

Jaguar drivers in UK can now pay for Shell gas without leaving their car

Jaguar drivers in UK can now pay for Shell gas without leaving their car

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Jaguar has introduced a new app integration that allows some drivers to use their car’s touchscreen to pay for fuel.The Shell app, described as a new cashless payment app, will work with several Jaguar Land Rover models. With it installed, you can drive... >>

Honda Civic 2017 first drive: Classic hatch gets a millennial makeover

Honda Civic 2017 first drive: Classic hatch gets a millennial makeover

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The Honda Civic is a funny old car. It's a real challenge to pinpoint who, exactly, it's aimed at, yet equally difficult to fault - despite historically boasting a number of irksome quirks.For example, most owners seem to be the reserved type, well into... >>

Jaguar F-Pace review: Outpacing its SUV rivals?
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Jaguar F-Pace review: Outpacing its SUV rivals?

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Ten years ago, the concept of a Jaguar SUV would have been laughable. Since the brand twinned with Land Rover there was logic in the argument that Jag did the pretty saloons and coupes, while Land Rover did the off-road practical stuff. But the SUV market... >>

Morgan made a £6,660 kid version of its all-electric EV3 vehicle

Morgan made a £6,660 kid version of its all-electric EV3 vehicle

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Less than a year after unveiling the three-wheel, all-electric EV3, British car company Morgan has announced a version for kids.Morgan's first all-electric vehicle -- which launched last year with a 62bhp electric motor fed by lithium ion batteries,... >>

Audi MMI explored: A deep dive into Audi's in-car infotainment systems

Audi MMI explored: A deep dive into Audi's in-car infotainment systems

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Of all the car brands out there, Audi is known for offering one of the most expansive and integrated information and entertainment systems you'll find in a car.There's whole range of options available, from Wi-Fi hotspots, to live traffic, there's Virtual... >>

Audi A5 (2017) review: Sporty looks, refined drive
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Audi A5 (2017) review: Sporty looks, refined drive

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The Audi A5 was launched in 2007 and revised in 2009 to put doors into the back of the Coupé version for a more conventional five-door arrangement, the Sportback as Audi calls it. So solid was the A5 that the second-generation A5 has only just appeared,... >>

O2 now sells car insurance and even offers a black box for teens

O2 now sells car insurance and even offers a black box for teens

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O2 has launched car insurance that includes a black box system.O2 is now the first mobile operator in the UK to offer a car insurance service. It is called O2 Drive and applies to new and existing O2 customers. Features include discounted car servicing... >>

Kia Rio (2017) review: All about connectivity
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Kia Rio (2017) review: All about connectivity

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The new Kia Rio features support for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with a range of safety features from autonomous emergency breaking to lane departure warning systems, making it the most technologically advanced Rio yet.The Korean company... >>

Porsche 718 Boxster S review: Four-cylinder foibles
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Porsche 718 Boxster S review: Four-cylinder foibles

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Can you believe the Porsche Boxster is 20 years old? We barely can either. But back when the Spice Girls were miming Wannabe on Top of the Pops and kids were losing their minds over POGs, the Boxster was waiting in the wings, preparing itself to utterly... >>

Toyota GT86 (2017) review: Coupe a load of that

Toyota GT86 (2017) review: Coupe a load of that

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It's -15C. Yep, minus fifteen degrees centigrade. And we're stood staring at the brand new Toyota GT86 - which positively radiates its warm blood red coat of paint against the snowy Finnish backdrop - wondering what on earth could possibly go wrong when... >>

Ford will make your dumb car smart with plug-in module

Ford will make your dumb car smart with plug-in module

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Ford has said it will release a plug-in module later this year for Ford and Lincoln cars made between 2010 - 2016 without a modem, that will add smart functions such as remote start, security alerts and a Wi-Fi hotspot. New Ford Mustang offers 12-inch... >>

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
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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... >>

Android Auto now supports 'OK Google' hands-free commands

Android Auto now supports 'OK Google' hands-free commands

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Android Auto now lets you go completely hands-free, thanks to "OK Google".Recently, Google launched Android Auto for your phone - so all you need to enjoy the infotainment experience is the latest version of the app and a phone or tablet mount. With... >>