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Range Rover Evoque 2016 review: Pushing design and performance further
4.0 stars

Range Rover Evoque 2016 review: Pushing design and performance further

By Luke Edwards

When Land Rover first unleashed the Range Rover Evoque it was met with baffled responses. It was totally new, an attractive compact SUV, the likes of which hadn't been seen before. Since it has become hugely popular and, some might argue, started the... Read more

Own a Ford and an iPhone? You can now use Siri voice control in your car

Own a Ford and an iPhone? You can now use Siri voice control in your car

By Rik Henderson

Ford is finally adding Siri compatibility to its cars, with vehicles globally able to receive a software update to add Apple Siri Eyes-Free capability to their in-car systems.Cars from the last four years are able to get the update as long as they have... Read more

Jaguar XJ 2016 first drive: Future tech meets heritage, in style

Jaguar XJ 2016 first drive: Future tech meets heritage, in style

By Luke Edwards

The absolute pinnacle of Jaguar luxury is found in the XJ model. Owned by royalty, sheikhs and gangster rappers, this car sends out a definite status symbol message. While the powerful engine options keep it punchy, the interior is adorned with all the... Read more

Range Rover Evoque Convertible pictures: Packed with tech you didn't know about

Range Rover Evoque Convertible pictures: Packed with tech you didn't know about

By Luke Edwards

Land Rover already rocked the SUV world when it unleashed the first compact Range Rover in its Evoque. Now it's doing it again with a Range Rover Evoque Convertible.While the original Evoque was a design innovation that turned heads, the challenge of... Read more

Volvo gets Christmas shopping delivered to your car

Volvo gets Christmas shopping delivered to your car

By Luke Edwards

Christmas is coming and with it the inevitable battles at the shops to get presents. Volvo is trying something new to help out.Thanks to Volvo cars being accessible via digital locks, it's going to be possible for owners to leave their cars and have items... Read more

Tesla is recalling every Model S after learning a passenger’s seat belt came apart

Tesla is recalling every Model S after learning a passenger’s seat belt came apart

By Elyse Betters

Tesla knows how to put a decent spin on a potentially devestating story.Here's the situation: A Tesla spokesperson told Jalopnik.com that a customer in Europe discovered a seatbelt malfunction after a person sitting in the front passenger seat of her... Read more

BMW 7 Series review: A tech-rich haven
5.0 stars

BMW 7 Series review: A tech-rich haven

By Luke Edwards

The 2015 BMW 7 Series is one of the most tech-crammed cars on the road right now. If you drove this back in time, even by 10 years, the people lucky enough to get a ride in it would have expected it to fly.While the BMW 730Ld M Sport, as reviewed here,... Read more

Chevrolet to unveil Chevy Bolt all-electric crossover at CES in January

Chevrolet to unveil Chevy Bolt all-electric crossover at CES in January

By Elyse Betters

Tesla is about to get some stiff competition from automaker Chevy. Just 10 months after unveiling a concept version of the Chevrolet Bolt at the Detroit Auto Show 2015, General Motors has announced that Chevrolet will now unveil a production version of... Read more

Toyota Prius (2016) first drive: Taxi!

Toyota Prius (2016) first drive: Taxi!

By Mike Lowe

When we think Toyota Prius we think taxi. Whether New York City Taxicab or one of many Uber cars, this hybrid electric vehicle is a well-established player that, well, you're probably more used to sitting in the back of rather than behind the actual wheel.Back... Read more

Audi A7 Sportback h-tron first drive: Hydrogen goes hyper

Audi A7 Sportback h-tron first drive: Hydrogen goes hyper

By Mike Lowe

Hydrogen fuel cell powered cars aren't new - we've already driven the BMW 5 Series concept, the Hyundai IX35 and the road-ready Toyota Mirai - but Audi's first foray into the tech is an altogether meatier, more powerful concept car. The A7 Sportback h-tron... Read more

Audi A4 (2016) first drive: All about the extras

Audi A4 (2016) first drive: All about the extras

By Mike Lowe

During our pre-brief ahead of test-driving the 2016 Audi A4 Saloon, there was one line that resonated in our minds: "connectivity and systems are now as important as ride handling". It's largely true - as we'll come to later in separating our views between... Read more

11 mind-blowing tech wonders in the new BMW 7 series

11 mind-blowing tech wonders in the new BMW 7 series

By Luke Edwards

The BMW 7 Series for 2015 is full of tech, it's like a scientist's test lab on wheels. Only these gadgets are all fully developed to blow your mind.From gesture controls to remote control parking brilliance, it's tough to compare this car to any other... Read more

Toyota Mirai first drive: Hydrogen progress precedes practicality

Toyota Mirai first drive: Hydrogen progress precedes practicality

By Mike Lowe

Depending on where you're from Mirai means "future" or "miracle". However, the Toyota Mirai, one of the first production hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, isn't in the future: it's available in the here and now. Yet it would be a minor miracle to spot one... Read more

Google's self-driving cars just got a fresh paint job, see the new looks here

Google's self-driving cars just got a fresh paint job, see the new looks here

By Elyse Betters

Although Google's self-driving cars just started cruising down the streets of Mountain View this past summer, they've already been given a major update. Well, a physical one anyway. The entire fleet is now sporting fresh paint jobs.The cute vehicles,... Read more

Driverless cars are reality: Toyota's autonomous car takes us for a drive

Driverless cars are reality: Toyota's autonomous car takes us for a drive

By Mike Lowe

We're sat in the passenger side of a Lexus GS 450h driving along a highway. Which might not sound like all too unusual an experience. Only this Lexus is the Highway Teammate and it's driving itself; steering, changing lanes, accelerating, braking, monitoring... Read more

First driverless Navya buses to hit the streets in 2016

First driverless Navya buses to hit the streets in 2016

By Luke Edwards

Autonomous vehicles are almost here and it looks like buses could be some of the first to hit the roads. Watch out bus drivers.Swiss start-up BestMile has created a connected electric bus system that allows for buses to drive themselves. These are due... Read more

Rolls-Royce Wraith review: Sporting luxury, with a dab of charm
4.5 stars

Rolls-Royce Wraith review: Sporting luxury, with a dab of charm

By Chris Hall

The Queen. Heads of state. Rock stars and swimming pools. FAB 1. So rich is the lore of Rolls-Royce that it's a motorcar company that needs little introduction. Seeing one on the roads might be a rare thing, but this iconic marque enjoys the highest of... Read more

Lexus LF-FC: Future Fuel Cell concept eyes-up BMW 7 Series

Lexus LF-FC: Future Fuel Cell concept eyes-up BMW 7 Series

By Mike Lowe

We've said this for a while now: Lexus is on a roll. LF-LC, LF-CC, LFA, IS and RC are all pretty stunning (if you'll ignore their boring acronym names).Next up on the roster of updates, and adopting the L-Finesse design language is the LS flagship sedan,... Read more

Nissan IDS concept: The driverless car of the future

Nissan IDS concept: The driverless car of the future

By Joe Simpson

Far from some kind of bowel disease, or a Conservative Minister's initials, Nissan's IDS stands for Intelligent Driving System. The concept car shown at the Tokyo Motor Show won't make production but it does preview two things: first, it's a showcase... Read more

Mazda RX-Vision: Stunning sports concept steals Tokyo show, reintroduces rotary engine

Mazda RX-Vision: Stunning sports concept steals Tokyo show, reintroduces rotary engine

By Joe Simpson

First out of the box, and stealing the show on the first morning of the Tokyo Motor Show, was Mazda with its RX-Vision concept.A long-body, firmly analogue 2-seat sports car, the RX-Vision picks up Mazda's "RX" lineage of sports cars with a rotary engine... Read more

Tokyo Auto Show 2015 in pictures: Crazy concepts, futuristic supercars and more from the show floor

Tokyo Auto Show 2015 in pictures: Crazy concepts, futuristic supercars and more from the show floor

By Mike Lowe

Tokyo is known as one of the world's most futuristic cities, so when the Tokyo Motor Show rolls into town it's all about showing off whacky and wild concept cars. Ah, we do like a bit of fun.Not that it's all entirely "Japan crazy", of course. The Tokyo... Read more

Google's time-traveling car plans 'leak' online on Back to the Future Day

Google's time-traveling car plans 'leak' online on Back to the Future Day

By Elyse Betters

It seems like every company is using Back to the Future Day for fun or promotional purposes, including Google.While Lyft is offering free DeLorean rides throughout New York City on 21 October 2015, Nike has announced it is collaborating with the Michael... Read more

Watch Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd joke about the tech of Back to the Future II

Watch Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd joke about the tech of Back to the Future II

By Rik Henderson

As part of the build up to 21 October 2015, the date Marty McFly travelled to in Back to the Future II, Toyota has been seeding videos onto YouTube and teasing an announcement on the day where "the future will become reality".It will also release an entire... Read more

Tesla's autopilot mode: When is it coming and what can it do?

Tesla's autopilot mode: When is it coming and what can it do?

By Elyse Betters

If you own a relatively-new Model S or are itching to get a Model X, you'll be glad to know that after this week both cars will be capable of enabling some of the fancy autopilot features that Tesla first showed off last autumn.A software update, called... Read more

Hyundai and Kia tease the wacky and wonderful future of vehicles

Hyundai and Kia tease the wacky and wonderful future of vehicles

By Luke Edwards

Every year Hyundai and Kia hold their R&D Idea Festival. This is where engineers have the opportunity to create what they see as the future of vehicles.This year ten entries made it to the final presentation stage after just six months of development... Read more

Nissan shows off autonomous car tech, promises cars on the road by 2020

Nissan shows off autonomous car tech, promises cars on the road by 2020

By Elyse Betters

Nissan wants you to know that it isn't ignoring the self-driving car trend - especially with companies like Google beginning to test autonomous vehicle prototypes and Tesla rolling out autopilot functionality to its sedans.The carmaker first announced... Read more

Elon Musk: Apple has only hired fired Tesla engineers for its car project

Elon Musk: Apple has only hired fired Tesla engineers for its car project

By Elyse Betters

Elon Musk certainly knows how to garner press attention.When he's not hyping up Tesla products via Twitter, he's being rather blunt during interviews, and his latest talk with German newspaper Handelsblatt is a perfect example. The CEO recently made some... Read more

Renault Kadjar first drive: French-kissed Qashqai

Renault Kadjar first drive: French-kissed Qashqai

By Joe Simpson

Ka-jar. Say it phonetically and fast and the name of Renault's new crossover doesn't sound quite so weird. Ok, we might have lied about that. We sometimes wonder whether all the good product names have now been used up. So much so that companies – and... Read more

Castrol Nexcel gives you a 90 second engine oil change, debuts on Aston Martin Vulcan

Castrol Nexcel gives you a 90 second engine oil change, debuts on Aston Martin Vulcan

By Chris Hall

Castrol has announced what it's calling "a leap in liquid engineering" looking to revolutionise engine oil with the Nexcel system. Nexcel is a system based around an oil cell, a sealed unit that contains both the engine oil and oil filter, designed to... Read more

Tesla's Elon Musk drums up publicity for new Model Y in now-deleted tweet

Tesla's Elon Musk drums up publicity for new Model Y in now-deleted tweet

By Elyse Betters

Elon Musk isn't just a man. He's also a press relations company.Whenever the founder and CEO of Tesla tweets, it makes headlines. Musk has used Twitter in the past to hype up events for Tesla, Tesla products (like stationary home battery packs and snake-like... Read more

Everything you need to know about the Tesla Model X, the safest SUV ever

Everything you need to know about the Tesla Model X, the safest SUV ever

By Luke Edwards

Tesla is not only about luxury performance cars. It's an electric SUV provider too. But in typical Tesla style this can't just be an SUV with electric drive. It goes way above and beyond.The Tesla Model X is fast, the top end can hit 60mph from standing... Read more

BMW X1 2015 first drive: Second-gen SUV makes off-road easy

BMW X1 2015 first drive: Second-gen SUV makes off-road easy

By Luke Edwards

BMW already has an X1 on the road. So what's special about this year's model, now in its second-generation 2015 form? Well, it's been redesigned from the ground up and wants to go off-road more than ever.Whereas the original X1 was built on the basic... Read more

Bloodhound supersonic car in pictures: The 1,000mph British record-breaker shown in London

Bloodhound supersonic car in pictures: The 1,000mph British record-breaker shown in London

By Mike Lowe

There are fast cars and there are fast cars. Although Bloodhound, the British-borne supersonic project theoretically capable of topping 1,000mph, could only really be described as a vehicle - and a spectacular one at that given its 13.5m length.The Bloodhound... Read more

Spectre Bond cars, in photos: Jaguar CX75, Aston Martin DB10, Range Rover Sport SVR and Land Rover Defender

Spectre Bond cars, in photos: Jaguar CX75, Aston Martin DB10, Range Rover Sport SVR and Land Rover Defender

By Luke Edwards

The next James Bond film, Spectre, is set to arrive before the end of 2015 this October. Aside from the usual action, fashionable posing and suave behaviour the things we really want to see are the cars.Jaguar Land Rover has been working with the Bond... Read more

It's official: Tesla schedules September event to launch Model X crossover

It's official: Tesla schedules September event to launch Model X crossover

By Elyse Betters

Tesla is about to launch a 4-door SUV known as the Model X crossover.The electric car maker has just sent invites to the media, asking them to attend a press event at its factory in Fremont, California on 29 September. The company is expected to launch... Read more

Apple Car has 2019 ship date but likely won't be fully autonomous by then

Apple Car has 2019 ship date but likely won't be fully autonomous by then

By Elyse Betters

New details on Apple's electric car project have emerged, suggesting the company has targeted a ship date that's just three years out, but because of the tight deadline, we shouldn't expect Apple Car to be autonomous.Apple Car isn't the vehicle's official... Read more

Apple’s self-driving car rolls on, meeting held with autonomous driving officials

Apple’s self-driving car rolls on, meeting held with autonomous driving officials

By Luke Edwards

The rumour of Apple's self-driving car has just had some serious weight added to its authenticity after executives reportedly met with California autonomous driving officials.According to a report by The Guardian Apple's senior legal counsel, Mike Maletic,... Read more

Audi e-tron Quattro SUV concept: An electric Q6 in disguise

Audi e-tron Quattro SUV concept: An electric Q6 in disguise

By Joe Simpson

It's not just Porsche targeting Tesla (with its Mission E concept). As the Californian electric motoring brand turned up to the Frankfurt Auto Show without its new Tesla Model X SUV (because, hey, launching a car at a motor show is a bit, y'know, 80s),... Read more

Best of the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015: The best supercars, concepts, hybrids and more

Best of the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015: The best supercars, concepts, hybrids and more

By Mike Lowe

The Frankfurt Auto Show (also known as IAA 2015 for those in the know) is one of the world's largest car shows, with 2015 delivering a mixture of fun concepts, SUVs galore, and plenty of other automotive awesomeness besides.Most notable in among the mix... Read more

Rolls-Royce Dawn: The sexiest and most sociable Rolls ever

Rolls-Royce Dawn: The sexiest and most sociable Rolls ever

By Chris Hall

The launch of a new Rolls-Royce isn't something that happens with a great deal of regularity. When you're the epitome of luxury, announcing a new model of motor car is something of a celebration, a chance to show the world your craftsmanship and reassert... Read more

Thunder Power Sedan EV: 400 mile range, fast-charging, Tesla quick and features the future of interiors

Thunder Power Sedan EV: 400 mile range, fast-charging, Tesla quick and features the future of interiors

By Luke Edwards

Thunder Power may not be a car manufacturer you recognise yet, but it should be soon. At the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 the manufacturer has revealed its first all electric Sedan.The Taiwanese Thunder Power Sedan isn’t just an electric car, it uses next-generation... Read more

Shell and Ferrari team for incredible interactive F1 garage tour, works great on phone or tablet

Shell and Ferrari team for incredible interactive F1 garage tour, works great on phone or tablet

By Rik Henderson

Shell and the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One racing team have created an amazing online interactive experience that gives you a detailed tour of the inside of the Ferrari F1 garage and paddock. And what's more, you can try it for yourself right now.Scuderia... Read more

Lexus NX300h Luxury Nav review: Hitting the luxury SUV mark?
3.5 stars

Lexus NX300h Luxury Nav review: Hitting the luxury SUV mark?

By Joe Simpson

Welcome to the club Lexus, what took you so long? It'll remain a mystery why Lexus – a brand that was early to the large SUV club with the RX – has played the Johnny-come-lately roll in the hugely popular mid-sized SUV spec.The NX300h is here now... Read more

Watch out, Tesla: Dyson isn't ruling out making its own electric cars

Watch out, Tesla: Dyson isn't ruling out making its own electric cars

By Elyse Betters

Dyson might soon add electric cars to its bustling product portfolio.The company is best known for making premium consumer vacuums, but clues recently dropped by the company's CEO have suggested it might also be known one day for making energy-efficient... Read more

Tesla's $35K Model 3 sedan will be up for pre-order in March, with 2017 production

Tesla's $35K Model 3 sedan will be up for pre-order in March, with 2017 production

By Elyse Betters

Two years from now, you might be driving an affordable Tesla.Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, has announced via Twitter that his company's lower-cost Model 3 sedan will be unveiled next March. At that time, you'll also be able to place a pre-order. But you'll... Read more