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Opel Ampera unveiled at Geneva motor show 2009

Rated 2 out of 52

Ben Pulman, 02 March 2009 23:28

This is the new Vauxhall/Opel Ampera extended-range hybrid – just unveiled at the Geneva motor show – and General Motors has confirmed it’ll go into production in the second half of 2011. And it won’t just be as an Opel (or American Chevrolet Volt), there will be a right-hand drive Vauxhall version too.What must I know about the Vauxhall Ampera?For ...

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Opel Ampera unveiled at Geneva motor show 2009

Rated 2 out of 52

Ben Pulman, 02 March 2009 23:28

This is the new Vauxhall/Opel Ampera extended-range hybrid – just unveiled at the Geneva motor show – and General Motors has confirmed it’ll go into production in the second half of 2011. And it won’t just be as an Opel (or American Chevrolet Volt), there will be a right-hand drive Vauxhall version too.What must I know about the Vauxhall Ampera?For ...

Seat unveils a hybrid: Leon Twin Drive Ecomotive

Rated 4 out of 54

Gareth Evans, 23 January 2009 09:00

Seat showed its prototype Leon Twin Drive Ecomotive today at its technical centre near Barcelona. The finished petrol-electric hybrid is expected in showrooms by 2014. The new hybrid Leon uses Twin Drive with power generated by an electric motor for shorter, urban trips while, for longer drives, the car seamlessly switches to an internal combustion engine. Seat is still developing ...

Holden to build new Astra-based car in 2010

Rated 4 out of 54

Ben Pulman, 23 December 2008 16:31

Holden will start building an all-new small car in Australia from 2010. It’ll be based on GM’s Delta small car platform, which underpins the new Vauxhall/Opel/Saturn Astra and Chevrolet Cruze, and this solitary teaser picture reveals next-gen Astra design cues grafted onto a three-box saloon shape. So the new small Holden will only be a saloon? No. GM says the new car ...

VW Golf Plus unveiled at Bologna motor show

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Ben Pulman, 03 December 2008 10:20

Volkswagen used today’s Bologna motor show to unveil its Mk2 Golf Plus, the third Golf model (after the three- and five-door hatchbacks) to get Wolfsburg’s latest looks. Only the nose on the new VW Golf Plus looks new! What’s changed? That new nose is indeed the obvious change. The headlamps, now with daytime running lights, receive a little nip on ...

Mazda 3 five-door (2008): the first photos

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Tim Pollard, 25 November 2008 09:43

Mazda has issued five photographs of its new 3 hatchback ahead of its debut at next week's Bologna motor show. The five-door, announced today, follows hot on the heels of the Mazda 3 four-door saloon unveiled at last week's 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show.Few firm details have been released today, but Mazda claims the engines will be more efficient, the ...

Lexus confirms plans for baby IS

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Ben Pulman, 22 October 2008 14:15

Lexus has officially confirmed it will build a BMW 1-series rival. Speaking to the German media, European company MD Tadashi Arashima told reporters: 'We will offer a Lexus in the compact class'. He explained that Lexus needed 'smaller and more efficient vehicles' in the face of European CO2 regulations. When will we see this new baby Lexus? Arashima refused to speculate on ...

VW announces Mk6 Golf prices

Rated 3 out of 53

Ben Pulman, 20 October 2008 12:17

VW has released prices for the new Mk6 Golf, but while the new car was rushed into production to cut costs, none of these savings seem to have been passed onto the consumer – the base 1.4 S now starts at £13,150 – £870 more than the Mk5 entry-level Golf. What goodies does my £13,150 Mk6 Golf come with? Along with ...

Mazda 3 saloon (2009): first photos

Rated 3 out of 53

Tim Pollard, 09 October 2008 12:20

Mazda is replacing its 3 family of hatchbacks and saloons and we'll see this US-market sedan at next month's Los Angeles motor show. It's a four-door for the notchback-obsessed Americans, but we'll see the five-door Euro-style Mazda 3 hatch a few weeks later at the 2008 Bologna motor show. The new Mazda 3 is believed to be based on the ...

Lancia at the Paris motor show 2008

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Ben Barry, 02 October 2008 22:57

At the Paris Motor Show 2006, CAR Online witnessed the covers come off the concept that was to pre-empt Lancia’s C-segment superstar. Today the Lancia Delta takes pride of place on the Lancia stand, flanked by the rest of the range: Ypsilon and Musa. Tell me more about the Lancia Delta It’s the name that probably means most to UK ...

Citroen C4 facelift (2008): first photos

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Ben Whitworth, 16 September 2008 11:13

Citroen has given its C4 hatch a mid-life brush-up with the introduction of two new petrol engines, a range of economy tweaks for the HDI diesels and an is-it-new-or-not facelift.  It looks like a subtle makeover for the Citroen C4. Talk me through the changes The C4’s nose gets a revised bumper and grille and a repositioned number plate, that according ...

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