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New Cars

  • Jaguar confirms it’ll be building F-Pace crossover

    Jaguar has confirmed that it'll be putting a crossover based on the C-X17 concept car into production and is targeting a 2016 launch. The luxury marque says that the car, which will be called the F-Pace, is set to be loaded with technology and innovations. Inspired by the F-Type, the five-seater crossover will come with all-wheel drive and Jaguar's All-Surface Progress Control technology. According to Jaguar director of design Ian Callum, the F-Pace "represents a perfectly judged balance of performance, style and practicality. It offers a unique combination of Jaguar sports car inspired exterior design, fused beautifully with a...

  • Volvo is building a jacked up cross country S60 sedan

    Do you like high ground clearance and being able to cross tricky terrain but hate SUVs and the various crossovers they've inspired? Fret not dear reader, for the boffins at Volvo have your back. The Swedish car company has announced that it will be adding the S60 sedan to its collection of cross country vehicles. Set to debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Vovlo is hoping the the jacked up sedan will be as successful as its cross country wagons were in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The S60 Cross Country shares a number of...

  • Ariel Nomad is an Atom for the lead-footed off-road adventurer

    The Ariel Atom is probably the scariest track day car around, easily capable of dislodging your face from your head in corners, but what if you hate the black stuff and find yourself more at ease going up mountains? Well, there's an Atom for that too. It's called the Nomad and is a lot more badass than it sounds. Featuring a rear-mounted Honda Accord 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine developing 235-horsepower, the 670kg Nomad screams from 0 to 100km/h in around 3.4 seconds. Why on earth would you need an off-road vehicle capable of such ludicrous speed statistics? Well, why not? For one, you...

  • 5 of the geekiest small cars we can look forward to in 2015

    Small cars crammed full of geeky technology and powered by pretty fascinating engines – what’s not to love? Well, 2015 promises to serve up a particularly tasty batch of such vehicles, from frugal entry-level city cars to fire-breathing hot hatches. Yes, there’s pretty much something for every compact-car-shopper this time around. And we’re happy to report that all of the vehicles below are available with pretty decent standard tech, as well as an array of rather special optional extras. Oh, and for some unfathomable reason, they’re all also sporting red paintjobs. So, have a peek at our list of five delightfully...

  • 5 of 2014’s most innovative cars

    Cars haven’t changed much over the past century or so, have they? Most still run on four wheels, burn some sort of fossil fuel and have a penchant for transforming otherwise peaceful individuals in raving mad road-ragers. But each and every year, automakers come up with new and exciting vehicles that not only move the industry forward, but also serve up some sort of newfound delight for us, the car-loving consumers. And it’s these innovative automobiles to which we doff our grease-tarnished hats today. Yes, the following cars that debuted in 2014 have broken new automotive ground in some or...

  • Cadillac CTS-V smacks BMW M5 with 640-horsepower, 320km/h sticker

    Can any marque rival the Germans when it comes to making a high-performance sedan? Jaguar has had a go, but didn't quite succeed, and Volvo has also tried its luck. Both aren't really as desirable or performance orientated though. Well, it seems like this is about to change. The Americans are getting in on the act and Cadillac has unveiled its CTS-V -- an absolute monster of a car. The CTS-V is the performance variant of the CTS, and when we say performance, we're talking 640-horsepower and a top speed touching 320km/h. The 0 to 100km/h time is completed in just 3.6...

  • Nissan Juke, beware: 6 new mini-SUVs coming in 2015

    When Nissan confirmed that the Juke would go into production from 2010, the brave new vehicle found itself in the strange position of having no true rivals. Yes, with this oddly styled mini-crossover, Nissan in effect invented a whole new segment -- and it was successful from the very start. Other automakers thus soon started following suit, unveiling similar urban-themed creations that fell somewhere between subcompact car and full-size SUV. In fact, since this bug-eyed Nissan hit the scene, we've seen the likes of the Ford EcoSport, Renault Captur, Opel Mokka, Chevrolet Trax, and Peugeot 2008 arrive as so-called...

  • These are the contenders for Europe’s 2014 car of the year [Gallery]

    With as many car manufacturers as there are in the world, catering to as many individual needs as they do, coming up with a definitive car of the year isn't easy. It's why so many "Car of the Year" awards from around the world end up going to different cars. It's also got a lot to do with how the awards are judged and things don't much more complicated than they do for Europe's version of the award. There, a panel of jurists from seven different publications, in seven different countries, speaking seven different languages attempt to name their joint...

  • There’s a new Mini John Cooper Works and it’s all about power

    This should have Mini fans rubbing their hands in glee. There's a new John Cooper Works (JCW) model out and it's the tuning division's most powerful to date. While the new car looks pretty much as you'd expect it to (it is a Mini after all), the BMW-owned company has tweaked it slightly to provide more differentiation from the MINI 3-door. If you're buying a John Cooper Works though, looks are very much a secondary concern. What matters is what's under the skin and that should put a very big smile on your face indeed. The 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine...

  • Merc is very much ready to take on BMW’s X6 with the GLE Coupé

    Do you like SUVs with sloping backs but hate the idea of having to drive around in something with a BMW badge? Well we've got some good news for you. Mercedes-Benz has announced the launch of the GLE Coupé, a sporty SUV with the BMW X6 firmly in its crosshairs. It certainly looks interesting and seems likely cause many a divided opinion. It's also the first car to feature the German automakers new naming system. So in future, whenever you see the letter "GL" in a car by Merc, you can guarantee that it'll be an SUV. While the...

  • This is Volvo’s all-new plug-in hybrid XC90 [Gallery]

    Chances are our collective futures are likely to include a lot more plug-in hybrid SUVs. It's likely the only way these urban behemoths will be able to achieve the kind of mileage owners are starting to expect and it also means a little extra power on the road. Porsche led the way with its plug-in Cayenne and now Volvo looks set to follow suit with the latest version of the XC90. According to Volvo, the XC90 T8 is the first car in its stable designed from the ground up for plug-in/electrification compatibility. This, the Swedish company reckons, has enabled it...

  • The name isn’t the only rude thing about the Ferrari FXX K

    Ferrari has gone mad. As in releasing track-only versions of its top-end hypercar with dirty names mad. The 1 036 bhp LaFerrari FXX K -- yep that really is its name -- isn't even meant to be used in a racing series (that would mean adhering to regulations). Nope, the Italian marque just wanted to see how mental a track monster its engineers could build. The hybrid drivetrain allowing it to get that kind of power consists of a six litre V12, which provides the majority of the power working in conjunction with a smaller electric engine. Together they...

  • Meet the Merc CLA Shooting Brake

    Fans of the station wagon should be rejoicing right about now because it looks like the form is making something of a comeback. Last week, we told you about the powerful, but practical Golf R Wagon and now Mercedes-Benz has announced the launch of an all-new CLA Shooting Brake. According to Merc, the car is similar to its big brother, the CLS Shooting Brake, in as much as it's aimed at "active customers who are looking outside of the mainstream for a car that impresses with a high utility value." And it's that utility we should start with. The...

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