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Mazda 6 launched at 2012 Moscow motor show

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Ben Whitworth, 28 August 2012 18:00

Mazda has unveiled its new 6 saloon at the 2012 Moscow motor show – a nod to the significance of the Eastern European markets for the Japanese car maker. This third-generation Mazda 6 will be the second model in Mazda’s line-up to feature both its suite of innovative SkyActiv drivetrain and chassis technologies and the company’s ‘Kodo – Soul of ...

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Mazda 6 launched at 2012 Moscow motor show

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Ben Whitworth, 28 August 2012 18:00

Mazda has unveiled its new 6 saloon at the 2012 Moscow motor show – a nod to the significance of the Eastern European markets for the Japanese car maker. This third-generation Mazda 6 will be the second model in Mazda’s line-up to feature both its suite of innovative SkyActiv drivetrain and chassis technologies and the company’s ‘Kodo – Soul of ...

Teewave AR1 (2011) - Gordon Murray's roadster unveiled

Rated 3 out of 53

Ben Whitworth, 21 September 2011 13:01

It may have a daft name - let's face it, driving a car called a Teewave does sound terrifically uncool - but Gordon Murray Design's latest creation is a very important vehicle. The Teewave AR1 not only showcases the Surrey-based company's design and engineering capabilities that elevate it to full design studio status, but also illustrates the very sweet spot ...

Nissan’s EV onslaught continues with Townpod

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Ben Whitworth, 30 September 2010 13:26

Nissan’s Townpod will be the company’s third electric vehicle (a battery-powered version of the NV200 commercial vehicle will slot in after the Leaf) and is slated for a late 2012 arrival in the UK. Looking remarkably like a character from Pixar’s Cars film, the Townpod takes the lithium-ion battery-powered drivetrain of the Leaf and cloaks it in urban friendly sheetmetal. ...

Hexatech F1-spec driving simulator goes on sale

Rated 2 out of 52

Ben Whitworth, 23 November 2009 13:59

If you’re serious about your gaming – and we mean very serious indeed – then Dutch simulator firm Cruden has just unveiled the last word in driving simulators. The Hexatech is a six-strut hydraulic set-up that’s normally only sold to F1, WRC and NASCAR teams. But it has now decided to unleash it on the public – you just need ...

Peugeot’s new RCZ (2009) – first official pictures

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Ben Whitworth, 14 July 2009 14:47

Peugeot has pulled the wraps off its new RCZ coupé ahead of its official debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September 2009. Well, when we say wraps, we mean these shadowy silhouettes of the bubble-roofed coupe, along with a few moody shots of it sharing the frame with some hip model incapable of sorting out his tie and collar. ...

Honda gives CR-Z hybrid hot-hatch the green light

Rated 4 out of 54

Ben Whitworth, 13 July 2009 12:18

Honda has confirmed that its nifty CR-Z hybrid hatch will get the production go-ahead for a UK debut early next summer. The announcement was made by new Honda boss Takanobu Ito – the engineer behind the NSX – and the CR-Z will join Honda’s line-up of Integrated Motor Assist-powered cars alongside the Insight and Civic hybrid. This is great news ...

Mini JCW convertible (2009): first official pictures

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Ben Whitworth, 10 February 2009 12:07

The new UK-built John Cooper Works Convertible will take centre stage on the Mini stand at the Geneva motorshow in February. Priced at a hefty £23,470 and on sale at the end of March, the convertible features the same chassis and powertrain tweaks as the JCW tintop. That’s an awful lot of money for a Mini. What do I get ...

Chevrolet Spark first official pictures

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Ben Whitworth, 10 February 2009 10:05

When it goes sale in the UK in January 2010, Chevrolet will pitch its Spark supermini at well below the £7000 mark to undercut its Hyundai i20, Suzuki Swift and Ford Ka rivals. The Matiz replacement will make its global debut at the Geneva motor show in March, and these are the first images of the car’s rear and cabin. ...

Hyundai HED-6 concept car for next Tucson

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Ben Whitworth, 09 February 2009 14:09

This is a drawing of Hyundai’s concept car that we’ll see at Geneva that will then transform itself by the end of the 2009 into the ix35, the Tucson replacement. Called HED-6, the Hyundai soft-roader is the work of its European design team and the sleek wedgy styling is a world away from the bulbous and anonymous looks of the ...

Seat Leon and Altea facelifts (2009) first photos

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Ben Whitworth, 09 February 2009 12:36

Seat has given its Altea and Leon ranges a neat visual facelift, complemented by the introduction of new common rail diesel engines and enhanced levels of luxury and safety kit. The new-look models will make their debut at the Geneva motorshow in early March, alongside the new Exeo estate and a yet-to-be-seen Ecomotive concept. Hmmm, they don't look much different… ...

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