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Hyundai Tucson first drive: Attractive affordable adventure with all the trimmings

Hyundai Tucson first drive: Attractive affordable adventure with all the trimmings

By Luke Edwards

The compact SUV is fast becoming one of the more popular choices of car for families and adventurers alike. With Asian manufacturers producing higher specced vehicles at affordable prices it's little wonder the Chelsea tractor has become a common inner... Read more

Land Rover has invented an invisible trailer, sort of

Land Rover has invented an invisible trailer, sort of

By Luke Edwards

Land Rover seems to be constantly revealing new futuristic inventions of late, and its most recent creation wants to use invisibility to help drivers.The Land Rover Transparent Trailer isn't, as the name suggests, really see-through. Rather it uses clever... Read more

Ford S-Max first drive: Redefining MPVs

Ford S-Max first drive: Redefining MPVs

By Chris Hall

Competing against the ever-popular SUV in the kids'n'dog category is the MPV. It's a much derided class of car; where SUVs have "sport" in the name - suggesting athleticism and virility - MPVs carry the stigma of being the end of the motoring line. It's... Read more

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde review: Four-leaf fun
3.5 stars

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde review: Four-leaf fun

By Chris Hall

They say that you're not a real driver until you've owned an Alfa Romeo. They also say that most of that ownership time will be spent waiting for breakdown services to arrive. With a motoring heritage as rich as that of Alfa Romeo, reputation and expectation... Read more

Electric Aston Martin Rapide confirmed: 800hp AWD supercar gunning for Tesla

Electric Aston Martin Rapide confirmed: 800hp AWD supercar gunning for Tesla

By Luke Edwards

Tesla may have got a head start on electric supercars but now Aston Martin has confirmed it's joining the race. The Aston Martin Rapide should be an 800hp electric supercar, due soon.Speaking to Automotive News, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer revealed... Read more

England roads to wirelessly charge cars as they drive

England roads to wirelessly charge cars as they drive

By Luke Edwards

Highways England has announced that it will create roads made to wirelessly charge cars as they drive.The plan is to encourage electric vehicles by building infrastructure that will support their use. Imagine never having to charge or refuel your car,... Read more

Mazda MX-5 (2016) first drive: Analogue awesomeness in a digital world

Mazda MX-5 (2016) first drive: Analogue awesomeness in a digital world

By Joe Simpson

We live in a world where driverless cars will be a reality soon, where hoverboards and drones fulfil our childhood sci-fi fantasies, where we need never again get lost thanks to constant connectivity and Google Maps. That's all well and good, but welcome... Read more

This is what Tesla's disturbing 'solid metal snake' charger looks like

This is what Tesla's disturbing 'solid metal snake' charger looks like

By Elyse Betters

Tesla announced earlier this year that it was developing an automatic charging system that moved much like a "solid metal snake" - and now the electric car maker has revealed how it actually looks and works. And it's disturbing.The idea behind the charger... Read more

Lexus Slide hoverboard: New videos show how it was made and really works

Lexus Slide hoverboard: New videos show how it was made and really works

By Elyse Betters

Lexus has finally shown the world how its hoverboard actually works.Lexus announced last week that its Slide hoverboard would arrive on 5 August. And now, just one day before Slide was supposed to arrive, the luxury car maker has posted two new videos... Read more

Lexus says it'll officially unveil the Slide hoverboard in August

Lexus says it'll officially unveil the Slide hoverboard in August

By Elyse Betters

Lexus created a real-life, rideable hoverboard and has been teasing it via videos on YouTube for well over a month, but now the luxury car maker is ready to make things official.The company has announced - via another video, naturally - that its hoverboard... Read more

Audi Q7 first drive: SUVving wicked this way comes

Audi Q7 first drive: SUVving wicked this way comes

By Mike Lowe

Gliding along Hampshire A-roads in the all-new Audi Q7 and there's a sudden bang. A sparrow has somehow flown head-first into the windscreen, presumably distracted by this SUV's all-new looks – which are altogether more sophisticated and a bit less... Read more

New Honda cars to add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, starting with 2016 Accord

New Honda cars to add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, starting with 2016 Accord

By Elyse Betters

Honda is holding an event at its new R&D Center in Mountain View, where it just confirmed its upcoming vehicles will be among the first to offer the latest infotainment systems from Apple and Google.The updated 2016 Accord, which Honda has dubbed the... Read more

Honda CR-V 2015 review: Tech-tweaked SUV
4.5 stars

Honda CR-V 2015 review: Tech-tweaked SUV

By Chris Hall

Honda is looking at having a big year in 2015. You can't help but have noticed the new Type-R or NSX that will be hitting the roads in 2015, leading the charge in a complete refresh of the company's cars. The new Honda CR-V, first off the blocks, is... Read more

New Tesla Roadster and Model S upgrades are coming: Here's what you need to know

New Tesla Roadster and Model S upgrades are coming: Here's what you need to know

By Elyse Betters

Tesla Motors has just unveiled new upgrades for its Model S car line-up. The electric carmaker also announced a new single-motor Model S as well as revealed a new Roadster is coming.Wow. So much new stuff. Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, dumped all this and addressed... Read more

BMW 2-Series Active Tourer eDrive first drive: Plug-in baby

BMW 2-Series Active Tourer eDrive first drive: Plug-in baby

By Mike Lowe

Hybrids are all the rage in the automotive industry at the moment. And while the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer might look like the twisted hybrid spawn of a BMW rear-mounting a Mini Clubman – the two share the same UKL1 wheelbase platform after all –... Read more

Watch pro skater Ross McGouran be amazed by Lexus Hoverboard in new video

Watch pro skater Ross McGouran be amazed by Lexus Hoverboard in new video

By Elyse Betters

Lexus' hoverboard has been featured in a new teaser video from the company - and it still looks totally awesome.Luxury car maker Lexus announced earlier this summer that it created a real-life, rideable hoverboard, and in case you never really believed... Read more

New Fiat 500 first drive: Cute, charming and colourful

New Fiat 500 first drive: Cute, charming and colourful

By Britta O'Boyle

The Fiat 500 is no stranger to the road. In fact, this little number has been whizzing around the streets since 1957, first by the name of Cinquino, before it was redesigned and relaunched on its 50th anniversary in 2007.Eight years on and the Fiat 500... Read more

Chevy is adding an air conditioner just for overheated phones to 2016 cars

Chevy is adding an air conditioner just for overheated phones to 2016 cars

By Elyse Betters

All smartphones occasionally overheat, but Chevrolet wants to stop it. You've probably experienced your phone getting overly warm when doing the most common tasks, like streaming music or playing a graphic-intense game. Even high ambient temperatures... Read more

Pow! Is that the BMW Batmobile? Nope, it's a modded i8 concept with hydrogen fuel cell tech

Pow! Is that the BMW Batmobile? Nope, it's a modded i8 concept with hydrogen fuel cell tech

By Mike Lowe

What you're looking at might appear to be a super-cool revamped version of the Batmobile for 2015 (and we're talking 1960s Adam West era here), but BMW isn't in the process of making one of those (well, not that we know of). No, this is a modified BMW... Read more

BMW 5 Series GT hydrogen fuel cell first drive: Driving into the future?

BMW 5 Series GT hydrogen fuel cell first drive: Driving into the future?

By Mike Lowe

It's almost strange to think how nonchalantly we consume the world's depleting fossil fuel reserves. Sure, it's fun to hammer a performance car down the motorway (or even a normal car for that matter), with that satisfying hum from the exhausts, but the... Read more

Hyundai now lets you voice control its cars remotely with Apple Watch

Hyundai now lets you voice control its cars remotely with Apple Watch

By Elyse Betters

If you own a Hyundai car and an Apple Watch, you just got some new functionality between the two: the ability to remotely control your vehicle from your wrist.The Android Wear version of the Hyundai's Blue Link app, which launched earlier this year, allowed... Read more

Party On! Nissan turns electric e-NV200 into a DJ party van

Party On! Nissan turns electric e-NV200 into a DJ party van

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Nissan has transformed its all-electric e-NV200 into the ultimate party on wheels for those moments when you need to take the party atmosphere with you. The vehicle, called the PART e-VAN, is really an electric e-NV200 that has been kitted out with plenty... Read more

Google's little prototype cars are now self-driving on California roads

Google's little prototype cars are now self-driving on California roads

By Elyse Betters

Google's prototype self-driving cars were due to hit California roads by this summer, and now the company has announced they are ready and already cruising down the streets of Mountain View.The cute vehicles, which were first announced last year without... Read more

Lexus made an actual hoverboard, and this is what it looks like

Lexus made an actual hoverboard, and this is what it looks like

By Elyse Betters

Luxury car maker Lexus has created a real-life, rideable hoverboard.The company has announced that it partnered with experts in super conductive technology in order to create what it described as "one of the most advanced hoverboards ever developed".... Read more

Forget helicopters, the US Army is going with real-life hoverbikes

Forget helicopters, the US Army is going with real-life hoverbikes

By Elyse Betters

The US Department of Defense has struck a deal with UK-based Malloy Aeronautics to develop and build hoverbike vehicles in the States.Malloy's current Hoverbike prototype, which is a one-third scale model, is meant to act like a helicopter, but better.... Read more

Cyclists rejoice, new Ford cars can see round corners and spot you at junctions

Cyclists rejoice, new Ford cars can see round corners and spot you at junctions

By Luke Edwards

Ford has just announced a new feature on its cars that could help cyclists be far safer at junctions. Their new cars can see round corners. While this isn't brand new tech it's "new in segment" for Ford - hitting the mainstream should mean safer roads,... Read more

Mazda CX-3 first drive: A grades for this B-segment crossover?

Mazda CX-3 first drive: A grades for this B-segment crossover?

By Joe Simpson

What do the Nissan Juke, Mini Countryman and Renault Captur have in common? They're members of one of the fastest growing automotive segments – the so-called B-segment crossover.Now Mazda has joined the party with the new CX-3, so we went to northern... Read more

These are the Formula 1 cars of the future that could change everything

These are the Formula 1 cars of the future that could change everything

By Luke Edwards

Formula 1 is about breaking boundaries and stunning fans. According to Dutch designer Andries van Overbeeke F1 has lost its way. But he's ready to show it the correct course once more.The problem, Overbeeke says, is that Formula 1 has too many rigid... Read more

Audi RS3 Sportback first drive: Power trip

Audi RS3 Sportback first drive: Power trip

By Mike Lowe

The 2015 Audi RS3 is one ultra-powerful hot hatch, delivering more snap, crackle and pop than your average bowl of morning cereal. As we can imagine from just one days' driving, to sit behind the wheel of this beast every morning would never fail to bring... Read more

BMW shows off LED streetlights that double as electric car chargers

BMW shows off LED streetlights that double as electric car chargers

By Luke Edwards

BMW has shown off how it plans to take on Tesla and its Supercharger network with its own version. The BMW charging stations, called Light & Charge, will use LED street lights to power up electric cars.Announced last year, BMW's Light & Charge system... Read more

New DS 5 first drive: Just don't call it a Citroën

New DS 5 first drive: Just don't call it a Citroën

By Chris Hall

The Citroën DS is heralded as a design classic. It was revolutionary at its 1955 launch, some 60 years ago. Looking to reclaim the premium heyday of French motoring, Citroën has split out DS Automobiles as a separate branch, offering a premium take... Read more

Tesla Model 3 challenges BMW to become your next company car, here's how

Tesla Model 3 challenges BMW to become your next company car, here's how

By Luke Edwards

Tesla is probably the best known premium electric car offering on the roads right now, but that's about to change. Tesla is going to become affordable.Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, recently announced that the next line of cars will be aimed at everyone. The... Read more

Will your autonomous car kill you if it means saving pedestrians?

Will your autonomous car kill you if it means saving pedestrians?

By Luke Edwards

Self-driving cars are coming. Cars that can make millisecond decisions will hold our lives in their processors. Are we ready for that?A classic philosophical problem posits: You're a train controller with a tram full of children about to crash, you can... Read more

We just drove a Land Rover using an iPhone

We just drove a Land Rover using an iPhone

By Luke Edwards

We just drove a 2-tonne Land Rover like it was a remote control car, using an iPhone.We've spent the day at Jaguar Land Rover development headquarters to see its Technology Showcase. This is essentially an early look at all the tech it's working on, which... Read more

Ford GT: The £200k, 200mph production supercar surprise (hands-on)

Ford GT: The £200k, 200mph production supercar surprise (hands-on)

By Joe Simpson

There were rumours of a new Ford GT coming, but no one quite predicted the unveil of this striking new production model on the first press day of the North American Auto Show in Detroit. This is the new production-ready Ford GT, which will go on sale... Read more

Next-gen BMW 7 Series is stuffed full of James Bond tech

Next-gen BMW 7 Series is stuffed full of James Bond tech

By Chris Hall

BMW hasn't been shy of showing off some of its techy treats recently. We've reported on fancy keyfobs, remote parking and plenty more over the past 12 months. Well, they've all found a home IRL in the new BMW 7 Series.BMW boasts that this is the first... Read more

Cadillac's 2016 fleet will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Cadillac's 2016 fleet will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

By Elyse Betters

Mere weeks after Hyundai and Chevrolet announced they would be among the first car manufacturers to support either Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, Cadillac has confirmed it is jumping on the infotainment bandwagon this summer as well.The company said products... Read more

You'll never guess how many accidents Google driverless cars have been in

You'll never guess how many accidents Google driverless cars have been in

By Elyse Betters

Have you ever wondered if Google's driverless-car project has resulted in any accidents (or worse yet - injuries and fatalities)? The company has realised people may be asking these sort of questions, so it wants to begin reporting all incidents.The news... Read more

Honda Civic Type-R 2015 first drive: A track car for the road

Honda Civic Type-R 2015 first drive: A track car for the road

By Luke Edwards

For the first time in 7 years Honda has updated its Civic Type-R. But this isn't just an update, this is a reinvention to deliver more power and handling than any Civic Type-R before it.There are a lot of accolades for the 2015 Honda Civic Type-R. According... Read more

Driverless cars and the future of in-car tech: Nvidia explains what to expect and when

Driverless cars and the future of in-car tech: Nvidia explains what to expect and when

By Mike Lowe

In tech right now the hot topic is cars, specifically driverless ones. Google is at it. Audi is at it. Tesla too.Behind the scenes there's a lot of work going on to progress the industry. We spoke to Danny Shapiro, Nvidia senior director of automotive,... Read more

Driverless cars will 'model how the human brain works', share learning via the cloud

Driverless cars will 'model how the human brain works', share learning via the cloud

By Mike Lowe

We know what you're thinking, it's all getting a bit too close to a Skynet reality, just like in Terminator. Driverless cars that learn, all on their own?That is the future according to Danny Shapiro, Nvidia's director of automotive, who we spoke to last... Read more

Audi TT Coupé review: The TT's coming of age
5.0 stars

Audi TT Coupé review: The TT's coming of age

By Chris Hall

The Audi TT is a car that's always had an image problem and it all stems from the curvaceous and bubbly first iteration. That was 1998, however, and as much as there was pointing and laughing from some drivers, it didn't stop the TT making its mark on... Read more

BMW Drive Now car sharing: An affordable way to have a car in the city (hands-on)

BMW Drive Now car sharing: An affordable way to have a car in the city (hands-on)

By Luke Edwards

Getting access to a car in a city isn't always easy or affordable. Car sharing services are now launching that allow for short-term car use, without costing an arm and a leg. BMW offers its Drive Now service in London and worldwide.We signed up to Drive... Read more

These 14 models in Chevy's 2016 fleet will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, says GM

These 14 models in Chevy's 2016 fleet will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, says GM

By Elyse Betters

Hyundai announced yesterday that it would be the first car manufacturer to support Android Auto with its 2015 Sonata. Now General Motors has one-upped that news by confirming it'll soon support not only Android Auto but also Apple CarPlay.While speaking... Read more

Android Auto: How does it work and when will it finally be available?

Android Auto: How does it work and when will it finally be available?

By Elyse Betters

Google isn't going to let Apple steal your attention, not even for one second, so it outlined a new plan of attack last summer that aims to keep you tied to Android...even from behind the wheel. Jump forward to today, and the company has just started... Read more

How will Qualcomm technologies improve Daimler, Mercedes and other connected cars in the future?

How will Qualcomm technologies improve Daimler, Mercedes and other connected cars in the future?

By Rik Henderson

As a partner of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team, Qualcomm works closely with them to help ensure their cars are amongst the most connected in the sport. The team has dominated F1 this year and communication technologies are key to that success.However,... Read more

Audi R8 e-tron in pictures: The all-electric driverless supercar of the future?

Audi R8 e-tron in pictures: The all-electric driverless supercar of the future?

By Mike Lowe

The Audi R8 e-tron, the all-electric supercar that we've been dubbing as Iron Man's car since its announcement back in March, is hankering for some extra attention. At CES Asia 2015, it was unveiled on stage at Audi's pre-show keynote in its driverless... Read more