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Seat confirms new SUV model: is Skoda next? (2014)

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Ollie Kew and Damion Smy, 26 March 2014 13:00

Seat has officially announced today that it is developing an all-new compact SUV model to join the Spanish outfit’s range in 2016. A Seat SUV? Tell me more Seat says that the new SUV is already two years into development at the company’s Martorell technical facility in Spain. The as yet unnamed car is likely to share engines and platform ...

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Seat confirms new SUV model: is Skoda next? (2014)

Rated 1 out of 51

Ollie Kew and Damion Smy, 26 March 2014 13:00

Seat has officially announced today that it is developing an all-new compact SUV model to join the Spanish outfit’s range in 2016. A Seat SUV? Tell me more Seat says that the new SUV is already two years into development at the company’s Martorell technical facility in Spain. The as yet unnamed car is likely to share engines and platform ...

Driverless cars: why you wont be buying one soon (2014)

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Damion Smy, 24 March 2014 23:00

The driverless car is here – yet it’s not for sale. The technology has been showcased by almost every major car maker in recent times. In 2013 at the company’s AGM, Audi chief Rupert Stadler drove an A7 onto the stage via his iPhone, and BMW took journalists down autobahns in saloons that changed lanes by themselves, while Mercedes promises ...

CAR test drive survey: win £500!

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Ollie Kew (photography by Richard Pardon), 13 March 2014 14:00

If you’re after a new car, do you head straight for the online configurator, your local dealership, or online drive verdicts like CAR’s reviews section? We want to hear your views: click the link below to complete our short survey and you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win £500! With so much information online, and brands like BMW ...

Nürburgring sold for £83m to German auto tech group (2014)

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Ollie Kew, 12 March 2014 11:00

The Nürburgring racetrack in Germany has been sold to German automotive and aerospace technology conglomerate, Capricorn Group, for a figure in excess of €100m (£83m), it has been announced. The Capricorn bid narrowly beat a rival offer from HIG Europe by virtue of its ‘higher purchase price and good prospects for the region’. What does this mean for the Nürburgring? ...

Jaguar plots new flagship coupe as XK bows out (2014)

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Ollie Kew and Georg Kacher, 10 March 2014 15:00

Jaguar has announced that the XK will cease production in summer 2014. The Ian Callum-penned coupe and convertible models, which have jointly sold more than 54,000 units since arriving in 2006, have been canned with no direct replacement in the pipeline. Instead, Jaguar is plotting a stunning £110,000 flagship to rival the Aston Martin DB9 and Bentley Continental GT. The ...

Seat Leon Cupra 280 breaks Nürburgring lap record (2014)

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Ollie Kew, 05 March 2014 11:00

You’re looking at the fastest front-wheel drive car ever to lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife: the Seat Leon Cupra 280. A paddleshift DSG-equipped three-door example has lapped the 12-mile lap in 7min 58.44sec – smashing the previous record of 8min 7.97sec, held by the Renaultsport Megane Trophy. It's a slap in Honda's face too: the Japanese maker wanted its new Civic ...

Peugeot 308 wins European Car of the Year 2014

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Ollie Kew, 03 March 2014 14:30

The Peugeot 308 has won the 2014 European Car of the Year award. The new family hatchback fought off competition from the likes of the tech tour de force Mercedes S-class and slick-driving new Mazda 3 to take the gong. The 308 also bested BMW’s i3 EV, which won the UK Car of the Year award, and the acclaimed Tesla ...

CAR interviews Ferrari's tech boss on 458 Speciale and beyond (2014)

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Ben Pulman, 10 January 2014 11:30

2014 is an exciting year for Ferrari. The new 458 Speciale is relishing the change to take on all comers from McLaren and Lamborghini, and the LaFerrari hybrid supercar will finally be passed on to 499 lucky (and well-heeled) customers. CAR's Ben Pulman met with Ferrari's technical director at the marque's Maranello HQ to talk Speciale, hybrid supercars, and what's ...

2013 UK automotive sales highest since 2007

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Damion Smy, 07 January 2014 10:48

The UK car market is showing further buoyancy with 2,264,737 sales in 2013, up from 2,044,069 in 2012. The 10.8% increase makes the UK the best performing market in Europe, exceeding its forecast by posting its highest sales figures since 2007. Top of the charts once again is the Ford Fiesta, which sold almost 13,000 additional units than in 2012, ...

Fiat buys remaining stake in Chrysler (2014)

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Damion Smy, 03 January 2014 13:30

Fiat has purchased the remaining stake in Chrysler to become the sole owner of the US car firm. In a deal worth £2.2billion, the Italian company bought the remaining 41.46% of Chrysler from the VEBA Trust (Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association) made up of current and former Chrysler employees. Fiat Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne says: ‘In the life of every major ...

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