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Volvo reveals safety kit on 2015 XC90 SUV

Rated 5 out of 55

John Mahoney, 22 July 2014 10:34

Volvo claims the all-new XC90 that will be revealed in late August will be one of the safest cars money can buy thanks to pioneering new safety technology. So far the Swedish carmaker has teased us with designer sketches of how the seven-seat crossover will look, told us how it will be offered with a 395bhp plug-in hybrid that emits ...

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Volvo reveals safety kit on 2015 XC90 SUV

Rated 5 out of 55

John Mahoney, 22 July 2014 10:34

Volvo claims the all-new XC90 that will be revealed in late August will be one of the safest cars money can buy thanks to pioneering new safety technology. So far the Swedish carmaker has teased us with designer sketches of how the seven-seat crossover will look, told us how it will be offered with a 395bhp plug-in hybrid that emits ...

Power outputs released for the 2015 Ford Mustang

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Anonymous, 21 July 2014 13:50

Ford has released power outputs, but not performance figures, for its all-new Mustang that goes on sale in right-hand drive in the UK this summer 2015. Two engines will be offered: A 429bhp 5.0-litre V8 or a more European-friendly (slightly) 306bhp 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. US buyers also get the option of a 296bhp 3.7-litre V6, but it’s not coming ...

Mercedes GLA 200CDI AMG Line

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Ben Barry, 21 July 2014 09:21

This is the Mercedes GLA, essentially Merc’s Golf rival – the A-class – with its wellies on. The compact crossover is the baby of the Mercedes SUV family, and gives Stuttgart an answer to cars such as the Range Rover Evoque and Audi Q3. The GLA comes with a selection of four-cylinder petrol and diesel models; we’re testing the entry-level ...

Audi range proliferation soars to 60 models by 2020, led by Q1

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Tim Pollard, 15 July 2014 23:39

Audi is about to embark on the next stage of its range expansion - and the choice facing Audi buyers is about to get even more confusing, with a flurry of crossovers, niche models and go-faster high-performance diesel models. Chairman Rupert Stadler told CAR that the Audi range is going to be stretched by a further 10 models, as the ...

BMW on course to hit 2m sales in 2014

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Tim Pollard, 15 July 2014 07:11

The BMW group has said it is on track to pass more than 2 million vehicle sales in 2014. The milestone is proof that the company's diversification with its growing BMW brand, and expanding Mini and Rolls-Royce sub-brands, is working. BMW: more than 2 million sales in 2014 Global sales and marketing chief Ian Robertson gave a sales update during ...

Tomorrow's world: Jaguar and Land Rover showcase intelligent car tech

Rated 4 out of 54

John Mahoney, 11 July 2014 17:21

CAR has been given a sneak preview of some of the weird, wonderful and slightly creepy new technology that’s coming to Jaguar and Land Rovers in the not too distant future. The new tech - including gesture control, next-gen voice control and intelligent windscreens - was shown at an event in Whiteley, where Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) also announced details of ...

The good times return to Bentley and Maserati

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 09 July 2014 11:35

Bentley and Maserati today both reported record sales in the first half of 2014 - putting both luxury car brands on track for another record year. Crewe said global sales leaped by 23% in the first six months of the year, while Maserati said it had posted a 223% increase in UK sales in the same period. It's a world ...

Aston Martin DB 2/4 at auction: Bond classic for sale

Rated 4 out of 54

Adam Binnie, 09 July 2014 10:02

A classic Aston Martin, thought to be the inspiration behind James Bond’s car in the Ian Fleming novel Goldfinger, will be sold at auction this Saturday, 12 July 2014. When a father-and-son restoration team discovered the unassuming DB 2/4 Mk I Vantage collecting dust they had no idea of its potential significance. As they began to peel back the layers they ...

Smart video hints at new ForTwo and ForFour designs (2014)

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Adam Binnie, 08 July 2014 12:42

Good news if you cannot wait for the official launch of Smart’s two new 2014 models: a sneak preview of the new ForTwo and ForFour has been released. The video shows off the innovations of the new models, including the ForTwo’s new ‘smile’ and wider stance, and was uploaded to the Daimler AG YouTube channel ahead of the cars’ launch ...

Caterham calls time on iconic Superlight R500

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Adam Binnie, 08 July 2014 10:52

The final Caterham Superlight R500 has rolled off the production line as the Dartford sports car maker closes the order book on one of its most extreme creations. The 253bhp R500, which is capable of reaching 60mph in 2.88 seconds, pirouetted onto the scene in a cloud of tyre smoke in 2008. This lightweight David went on to win hearts ...

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