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Mazda appoints Brit Kevin Rice as new European design chief

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 18 August 2014 10:13

Mazda has appointed Kevin Rice as its new European design director to replace the retiring Peter Birtwhistle. Rice joins at a key time for Mazda, which is replacing its model range at a rate of knots. It will show the new 2 supermini at the Paris motor show in October 2014, following the 3 mid-sized hatch and 6 family car ...

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Mazda appoints Brit Kevin Rice as new European design chief

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 18 August 2014 10:13

Mazda has appointed Kevin Rice as its new European design director to replace the retiring Peter Birtwhistle. Rice joins at a key time for Mazda, which is replacing its model range at a rate of knots. It will show the new 2 supermini at the Paris motor show in October 2014, following the 3 mid-sized hatch and 6 family car ...

Dallara branches out from track to road with 2017 coupe

Rated 4 out of 54

Georg Kacher, 13 August 2014 09:27

Dallara - the company involved in top-end motorsport from Formula E to Indycar - is readying a sports car for the road, CAR magazine can reveal. In the new September 2014 issue on sale today, Gian Paolo Dallara, the firm's founder, confirms a back-to-basics eponymous sports car due to arrive by 2017. The Dallara road car will be extremely focused: ...

Ferrari M458-T (2015) - more details of 458 Italia’s turbo

Rated 3 out of 53

Georg Kacher, 06 August 2014 09:46

Twenty-six years after the F40, the California T marks Ferrari’s late comeback to the turbo fraternity. Predictably enough, the next turbocharged model - the facelifted 2015 Ferrari 458 Italia - is just round the corner. At the 2015 Geneva motor show, the Italian sports car maker is expected to launch the M458-T, otherwise known as the revised Ferrari 458 Italia. ...

Rolls-Royce confirms new convertible - a Wraith cabrio

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Tim Pollard, 05 August 2014 12:49

Rolls-Royce today confirmed a new, eighth model range - a convertible due to join the Phantom, Ghost and Wraith in mid-2016. Goodwood is being tight-lipped on the exact identity of the new Rolls, but CAR can confirm it is the Wraith convertible. Not that Rolls-Royce would do anything as vulgar as call it that; expect a new name. Rolls-Royce methodically works ...

Daimler raises its stake in Aston Martin to 5%

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 04 August 2014 17:42

Daimler has raised its stake in British sports car maker Aston Martin as the Anglo-German alliance strengthens, it emerged today. The Mercedes-Benz parent company grew its stakeholding by 1% on 31 July 2014, the company confirmed. Daimler now owns 5% of Aston Martin. ‘We didn’t make an announcement, but it is true that Daimler increased its stake in Aston Martin ...

German premium brands go SUV crazy: 10 new 4x4s coming

Rated 3 out of 53

Tim Pollard, 04 August 2014 11:15

Here’s a new trend among the German premium manufacturers that appears to be reaching boiling point: the insatiable rise of SUVs and crossovers. It’s been happening for a while, of course, but CAR can reveal that no fewer than 10 - ten! - new 4x4s are on the drawing boards at Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. These are incremental, new models, ...

Autonomous cars on British roads by January 2015

Rated 3 out of 53

Tim Pollard, 30 July 2014 09:18

The British government today announced new laws to allow autonomous cars on UK roads by 2015, prompting a review of the Highway Code and new legal measures to make sure driverless cars comply with current motoring law. Business secretary Vince Cable attended an event at the motor industry test facility at MIRA in the Midlands to unveil the measures, which ...

British drivers shun autonomous cars in new survey

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 28 July 2014 14:14

A quarter of British adults fear autonomous cars will be unsafe - and 56% would never buy a driverless car, it was claimed today. The survey by Churchill Car Insurance reveals that entrenched attitudes in Great Britain put the new generation of autonomous cars at a disadvantage before they’ve even turned a wheel on British roads. Google is leading the ...

Mercedes unveils powerful new AMG 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8

Rated 4.5 out of 54.5

John Mahoney, 25 July 2014 17:09

Mercedes AMG has released details of an all-new 503bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that will help fill the void when the production of its normally aspirated 6.2-litre V8 ends. Lightweight, compact and more efficient than the big 6.2-litre it replaces, the new smaller capacity turbocharged V8 produces 479lb ft from just 1750rpm. The first car to receive the new engine will ...

Aston Martin confirms Middle East-only Lagonda super-saloon

Rated 2 out of 52

John Mahoney, 25 July 2014 16:54

Aston Martin has confirmed it will once again make a Lagonda super-saloon - but only for Middle Eastern markets. The details of Aston’s secret plans to resurrect its luxurious nameplate for a small production run of luxury saloons were revealed in the July 2014 issue of CAR amgazine after our spy photographer captured a wedgy four-door saloon testing on the roads ...

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