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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
3.5 stars

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
5.0 stars

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.... >>

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... >>

Mini Cooper S Works 210 first drive: Pocket rocket lite

Mini Cooper S Works 210 first drive: Pocket rocket lite

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Some may have feared for Mini when BMW rolled in and took this British icon and modernised it, but spend 10 minutes on any major road and you'll know that the public adoration for the Mini hasn't abated.With the John Cooper Works super-charged version... >>

Tesla confirms product announcement for October 17

Tesla confirms product announcement for October 17

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed via Twitter that there'll be a Tesla event being held on October 17. He said in the tweet that it's unexpected by most, which while may seem to relate to the actual product being revealed, we're taking it as though the... >>

Volvo V90 preview: Superior interior

Volvo V90 preview: Superior interior

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Volvo is on a roll. The Swedish company has come out of the shadows of the dowdy, safe image it once had and is managing to out-cool the established German brands with some very handsome new car designs which are awash with tech.Nothing we're going to... >>

Volkswagen ID Concept preview: Electric atonement?

Volkswagen ID Concept preview: Electric atonement?

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"What does the ID stand for?" "Isn't Diesel'?!" shouted one lark across the Volkswagen stand at the Paris Motor Show.Follow the auto industry and you'll know the score by now about the pickle VW is in related to diesel emissions fixing. Yes, Volkswagen... >>

Best of the Paris Motor Show 2016: BMW, Porsche, Citroen and more

Best of the Paris Motor Show 2016: BMW, Porsche, Citroen and more

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Every other year car makers, journalists and public descend on Paris for a few days in late September, to attend what is Europe's largest motor show, or Mondial de l'Automobile if you're feeling especially French.Alternating with the Frankfurt show in... >>

The Renault Zoe can now go 250 miles, further than any other electric car

The Renault Zoe can now go 250 miles, further than any other electric car

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Renault has unveiled a new battery for the Zoe electric car that will let it go 250 miles on a single charge, further than any other mainstream electric car and double the range of the original Zoe. The Tesla Model S by comparison can go 240 miles on... >>

Bose's first sound system for small cars will go in the Nissan Micra

Bose's first sound system for small cars will go in the Nissan Micra

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Bose has used the Paris Motor Show to announce the Personal Sound System, designed specifically for small cars and the first recipient will be the Nissan Micra.The system for the Micra comprises six speakers, the placement for which required Bose to work... >>

Nissan built these self-driving chairs so you won't have to stand in line

Nissan built these self-driving chairs so you won't have to stand in line

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Nissan, the Japanese carmaker, is now making autonomous chairs.Most people are familiar with waiting in line. In the UK, you do it at the bank. In the US, you do it at the DMV or post office. Queues are a thing everywhere in the world, and almost everyone... >>

Audi TT RS review: A serious upgrade, with serious performance
4.5 stars

Audi TT RS review: A serious upgrade, with serious performance

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Of all the Renn Sport models that Audi makes, the TT RS perhaps makes the most sense. At its basic level, the Audi TT is a sports car lite. That dropping roof and low-slung stance point to a sporty little coupé or roadster, even when it's a front-wheel... >>

Ford Focus RS first drive: The B-road baller

Ford Focus RS first drive: The B-road baller

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When was the last time you truly felt alive? Today more than ever, it is perhaps the experiences we have - and the moments when we feel a sense of risk, jeopardy, fear, exhilaration or just sheer joy - that make us truly wide-eyed.Which brings us to the... >>

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso review: Carting the kids around couldn't be more cool
4.5 stars

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso review: Carting the kids around couldn't be more cool

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With SUVs flying off forecourts and onto driveways at a pace that doesn't match their often-sluggish performance, the MPV class is seen as the wallowing hinterland of modern cars. It's where you end up when you've expanded your family beyond an estate... >>

Inside the McLaren Technology Centre

Inside the McLaren Technology Centre

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Nestled off an innocuous roundabout on the A320 lies the McLaren Technology Centre. A bespoke building which, with its sister the McLaren Production Centre, makes up the beating heart of the company most famed for its Formula 1 success.It's barely visible... >>

Apple Car: Here's why Apple wants to buy British automaker McLaren

Apple Car: Here's why Apple wants to buy British automaker McLaren

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Apple is reportedly considering another acquisition, but this one stands out from all the others because it involves McLaren.According to The Financial Times and The New York Times, Apple is attempting to buy British automaker McLaren - or at the very... >>

Elon Musk says Tesla will update Autopilot on 21 September

Elon Musk says Tesla will update Autopilot on 21 September

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Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous feature will get a major update Wednesday.In a tweet on Friday, Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, said the automaker planned to roll out the update on 21 September. Musk detailed the upcoming software changes Sunday in a blog post,... >>

Ford will offer a B&O Play in-car sound system in 2017

Ford will offer a B&O Play in-car sound system in 2017

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Ford will be upping its in-car audio game as of next year thanks to a collaboration with Harman and B&O Play.The car manufacturer has said there will be a global roll out of a new sound system, which will take on different forms in different cars. The... >>

TomTom Via 62 review: Gets you there, but not without a hiccup
3.5 stars

TomTom Via 62 review: Gets you there, but not without a hiccup

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Of all TomTom's satnav offerings, the Via appears to make the most sense. It offers Traffic, meaning it's a full head and shoulders above the entry-level Start model, but it's slimmer and much more affordable than the Go models.Available in two sizes:... >>

Bear Grylls confirms: New Land Rover Discovery has seats you can fold with a smartphone

Bear Grylls confirms: New Land Rover Discovery has seats you can fold with a smartphone

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Land Rover is going to be unveiling the new Discovery on 28 September, with a radical shift in design for its luxury SUV model.With the Discovery Sport recently unveiled, it looks as though the new Discovery adopts some of that softer and more sporty... >>

TomTom Go adds Wi-Fi, smartphone notifications and Siri, Google, Cortana voice controls

TomTom Go adds Wi-Fi, smartphone notifications and Siri, Google, Cortana voice controls

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TomTom's latest Go satnav device adds a range of connectivity options to make it a more rounded companion for your car, not just a device to get you from A to B.The TomTom Go includes all the features you expect from the Go family - like Traffic, speed... >>

TomTom Vio is a satnav for scooters, to help you get where the funk you're going

TomTom Vio is a satnav for scooters, to help you get where the funk you're going

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TomTom is launching a new satnav that's designed specifically for those commuting on scooters or motorbikes.A simpler alternative to TomTom's existing Rider line of bike navigation devices, the TomTom Vio opts for a funky round design, so it will match... >>

Gamification of driving: TomTom Curfer will deliver driving stats to improve your performance

Gamification of driving: TomTom Curfer will deliver driving stats to improve your performance

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There's a connection on your car that's talked about on car forums and in service centres, but not a lot else. It's called the OBD, on-board diagnostics, and TomTom has just made a fun accessory for it.The TomTom Curfer connects to the car's OBD port... >>

Elon Musk says Tesla will update Autopilot with 'major improvements'

Elon Musk says Tesla will update Autopilot with 'major improvements'

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Tesla's chief has taken to Twitter once again to announce news related to his electric car company.Elon Musk revealed that "major improvements" to Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous system are coming to cars via future over-the-air updates, called V8.0... >>

Kia Optima Sportswagon first drive: A big friendly giant that lacks a bit of personality

Kia Optima Sportswagon first drive: A big friendly giant that lacks a bit of personality

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The Kia Optima is the sort of car that you see starring in flashy US TV commercials, where enormous NBA superstars cram their frames into the cockpit and ramble on about its superb comfort and desirability, despite the fact they likely own a fleet of... >>

Volkswagen Golf R Estate review: The ultimate fast, all-weather estate
4.5 stars

Volkswagen Golf R Estate review: The ultimate fast, all-weather estate

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It is sometimes said that a Volkswagen Golf is the car for everyone. But who is everyone? There's now an electric Golf and a hybrid Golf in among the regular diesel and petrol Golfs, plus a powerful diesel one and a powerful petrol one.But which powerful... >>

Tesla's new battery makes its P100D the 'quickest production car' ever

Tesla's new battery makes its P100D the 'quickest production car' ever

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Tesla Motors has announced a new 100kWh battery module that will help the Model S P100D hit 60 mph in 2.5 seconds.That’s a major boost compared to the P90D’s 2.8 seconds, although the P100D version of the Model X SUV will only hit 60 mph in 2.9 seconds.... >>

Uber and Volvo jointly working on autonomous taxis, as test fleet arrives in Pittsburgh

Uber and Volvo jointly working on autonomous taxis, as test fleet arrives in Pittsburgh

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Uber and Volvo have signed an agreement that will lead to a jointly-developed autonomous vehicle, Volvo has announced.The new vehicle will meet the demands of both companies to develop fully-autonomous driverless cars, the next generation of such vehicles... >>

Mini John Cooper Works review: Mini by name, maxed-out by nature
4.5 stars

Mini John Cooper Works review: Mini by name, maxed-out by nature

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The Cooper Car company was founded in Surbiton in 1947. Charles Cooper and his son John began building racing cars that eventually changed the face of F1. In 1961, John Cooper conceived the first faster-and-tuned Mini, which dominated rallying in the... >>

Nissan BladeGlider first drive: Madcap concept hints at all-electric sports car future

Nissan BladeGlider first drive: Madcap concept hints at all-electric sports car future

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It's almost 34-degrees Celsius and we're standing at the edge of a rickety karting circuit that's located around 50-miles outside the centre of Rio de Janeiro. No, this isn't the Olympics, this is our real-world induction to the Nissan BladeGlider.The... >>

Volkswagen Touran review: Peak practicality
4.0 stars

Volkswagen Touran review: Peak practicality

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The world might have gone SUV and crossover mad, but if you've a brood of three (or more) to cart around then a mid-sized crossover like the Nissan Qashqai doesn't actually cut it. That's why - despite their perceived lack of sexiness - MPVs like the... >>