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Range Rover Evoque Convertible first drive: Top down, revs up

Range Rover Evoque Convertible first drive: Top down, revs up

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Land Rover has taken the top off its Range Rover Evoque to make it convertible. Sounds simple, but this good-looking topless SUV is a feat of modern design, engineering and manufacturing. This is the first convertible Range Rover, other than the Queen's... >>

Audi S8 Plus first drive: V8 power, and then some

Audi S8 Plus first drive: V8 power, and then some

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Sitting at the top of Audi's saloon family is the A8. Give it a sporty makeover and it becomes the S8. Give that a bit of a tweak and a boost and you arrive at the Audi S8 Plus, the most powerful saloon that Audi has ever put on the road.  And by the... >>

Volkswagen T-Prime GTE Concept preview: Prime cut SUV

Volkswagen T-Prime GTE Concept preview: Prime cut SUV

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Whoever is naming new VW concepts is going down an ever weirder rabbit hole. In the past couple of years we've had the T-Roc and the T-Cross Breeze — both from subsequent Geneva Show reveals — and now the T-Prime GTE Concept unveiled at the Beijing... >>

Angry Birds Action: Rovio goes the whole hog with biggest game yet

Angry Birds Action: Rovio goes the whole hog with biggest game yet

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After the incredible success of the original Angry Birds, it can be argued that the series has been superseded in popularity by games by developers that embraced the free-to-play model faster than Rovio. Look at the top grossing apps on Apple's App Store... >>

Tesla Model X preview: An SUV without compromise?

Tesla Model X preview: An SUV without compromise?

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Tesla has been making waves in the car industry with the Model S, an all-electric car that not only offers blistering performance, but offers a range that leaves most other current electric cars on the sidelines. Tesla is taking its successes with the... >>

Porsche 718 Cayman preview: Firing on all (four) cylinders

Porsche 718 Cayman preview: Firing on all (four) cylinders

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Twinned with the new 718 Boxster that we drove a couple of weeks back, Porsche's new model offensive continued at the Beijing Auto Show with the launch of the 718 Cayman. The hard-top coupe twin version to the Boxster's drop top, the 718 Cayman holds... >>

LeEco LeSee preview: See what all Le fuss is about

LeEco LeSee preview: See what all Le fuss is about

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The star of the Beijing Auto Show isn't a Volkswagen, or a Porsche, or a Mercedes. It's something most people have never heard of before: the LeSee, a car from LeEco (formerly LeTV). You might be thinking, "so what?". But this car is significant for a... >>

Jaguar F-Pace first drive: Aspirational yet attainable

Jaguar F-Pace first drive: Aspirational yet attainable

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Jaguar has created its first crossover SUV, the F-Pace, that aims to offers the size and comfort of a larger car while still delivering the driving performance and luxury you'd expect from a Jag. Jaguar calls it a practical performance car. The F-Pace... >>

Jaguar XE R-Sport review: Everyday superhero?
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Jaguar XE R-Sport review: Everyday superhero?

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In this game of ours we can't help forming an opinion of a car before we've driven it. We do that based on how it looks, how the spec shapes up, and even, to a degree, the opinions of some trusted friends and journalists. All of whom have raved about... >>

Amazon Kindle Oasis review: First class reader, first class price
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Amazon Kindle Oasis review: First class reader, first class price

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The Amazon Kindle has been fairly predictable over the past few years, walking a path from button-laden ebook reader at its 2007 launch, all the way through to the ultra-refined and ultra-simple Paperwhite and Voyage generation. The Kindle exists for... >>