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Citroen DS High Rider concept (2010): first news

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Tim Pollard, 12 February 2010 13:56

Here's the big Citroën news at the 2010 Geneva motor show: the new DS High Rider concept car, a thinly veiled version of the forthcoming DS4 due in early 2011.It will be the second addition to the fledgling DS sub-brand of near-premium cars, following in the footsteps of the DS3. A three-door coupé, it's our first look at what is ...

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Citroen DS High Rider concept (2010): first news

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Tim Pollard, 12 February 2010 13:56

Here's the big Citroën news at the 2010 Geneva motor show: the new DS High Rider concept car, a thinly veiled version of the forthcoming DS4 due in early 2011.It will be the second addition to the fledgling DS sub-brand of near-premium cars, following in the footsteps of the DS3. A three-door coupé, it's our first look at what is ...

Toyota Auris facelift (2010): first official photos

Rated 2 out of 52

Tim Pollard, 25 January 2010 09:57

Toyota is attempting the impossible: to make its Golf challenger more interesting. The new-for-2010 Toyota Auris receives a facelift inside and out, engineering tweaks to nudge CO2 downwards and a sportier model to lure in younger drivers. Good luck, Toyota… Forgive us for sounding harsh, but CAR has never seen eye to eye with the Auris, dubbing it the ‘magnolia’ ...

Nissan news at 2009 Tokyo motor show

Rated 2 out of 52

Ben Pulman, 21 October 2009 02:20

Carlos Ghosn, Nissan CEO and general talisman, struts his stuff with the new electric Leaf – and promises three other EVs: a van based on the NV200, a compact, high-performance, luxury four-seat Infiniti (think Lexus LF-Ch or BMW 1-series) and an urban car inspired by the crazy Land Glider concept. Yes, the leaning-over, futuristic looking Nissan Land Glider has some ...

Ellesmere Port's bid to build Ampera hits snags

Rated 4 out of 54

Rob Golding, 09 October 2009 15:02

Prime minister Gordon Brown’s personal crusade to get Vauxhall's version of the Chevrolet Volt petrol-electric plug-in hybrid – the Ampera – built in Britain's Ellesmere Port factory in 2012 is a dream delayed, CAR can disclose today.News that the UK Astra plant is the best in Europe, that the Astra's Delta platform will underpin the Ampera, and that Volt will ...

Ford Focus BEV at 2009 Frankfurt motor show

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 15 September 2009 10:00

Not one to miss out on a party, Ford gatecrashed the French brands’ electric carfest at the 2009 Frankfurt motor show. The new Focus BEV (battery electric vechicle) is a working prototype and not bound for production – yet, although that is the longer term intention. A demo programme starts with 15 cars hitting UK roads in 2010. The battery ...

Volvo facelifts the C30 (2009): first photos

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 08 September 2009 10:42

The pace of previews for the 2009 Frankfurt motor show gathers pace. Today it’s the turn of Volvo to show off its new, gently facelifted-for-2009 C30. The Swedes are trying to ‘sport up’ the C30, so there’s fresh front and rear styling, in line with the revised C70 and taking its inspiration from the S60 concept car. Think curvier lights, ...

Toyota Auris Hybrid, Prius Plug-in Hybrid, Land Cruiser and iQ (2009): first official pictures

Rated 2 out of 52

Tim Pollard, 02 September 2009 13:25

Toyota has announced its line-up for the 2009 Frankfurt motor show – and it’ll be led by a new hybrid version of the Auris hatchback. The Hybrid Synergy Drive tech from the Prius has squeezed under the bonnet of the Auris to make a new, cleaner hatch and extend the Japanese firm’s lead in petrol-electric tech. It won’t be just ...

Lexus Premium Compact Concept – a 1-series by Lexus

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Gareth Evans, 17 August 2009 10:03

Lexus today issued a sneak peak at its new Premium Compact Concept ready to make its public debut at the 2009 Frankfurt motor show in mid-September.Think BMW 1-series by Lexus, and you'll get the idea. Not that you'd know too much from the solitary teaser sketch released today.Details are vague at present, with only the above sketch and no technical ...

Kia Ceed facelift at 2009 Frankfurt motor show

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Ben Pulman, 10 August 2009 10:01

The Ceed is the car that changed our perception of Kia, and three years after launch the first model the Korean company designed and built entirely in Europe has been given a mid-life facelift. What are the important changes to the new Kia Ceed? The new looks are obvious, with revised headlights and a tweaked grille meant to give the Ceed ...

Vauxhall Astra (2009): first interior photos

Rated 3 out of 53

Ben Pulman, 18 June 2009 15:15

Vauxhall has released the first interior pictures of the new sixth-generation Astra, showing that the inside of the five-door hatch has been heavily influenced by the bigger Insignia's. Talk me through the Vauxhall Astra's insides The architecture broadly follows that of the Insignia, with (at least in top-spec models) a high-set sat-nav system, sitting above the audio and air-con controls and ...

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