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Jaguar XJ facelift (2015): clearest view yet of Jag’s updated limo

Rated 4.5 out of 54.5

James Taylor, 30 January 2015 08:57

We’ve been spotting Jaguar XJ test cars rumbling around as far back as August 2013, but these shots show the clearest view yet of the facelifted XJ, due later in 2015. Something of a belated mid-life facelift, updates are likely to be relatively minor. With the balance of JLR’s resources concentrated elsewhere, the XJ facelift is essentially a holding operation ...

Jaguar F-Pace (2016) spyshots: proof that CX-17 show car style is intact!

Rated 4 out of 54

James Taylor, 27 January 2015 14:56

As the dust settles over that name, early prototypes of the Jaguar F-Pace SUV have been spied testing on West Midlands roads ahead of a production launch in 2016. Even underneath all that camouflage war paint, it’s clear that much of the original C-X17 SUV concept’s exterior will make the jump from showfloor to showroom unscathed. Jaguar’s initial teaser image of ...

Audi’s new e-Quattro and wireless charging tech coming soon

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Georg Kacher, 26 January 2015 08:00

Vorsprung durch Technik is epitomised through two new Audi technologies coming soon: the Quattro system is succumbing to the electrification trend and soon you won’t have to plug your car in to top up its batteries. Audi’s new e-Quattro system Coming to a raft of new Audis, including the new 2015 A4 and 2017’s TTQ coupe-crossover, is the latest iteration ...

Audi TT Offroad concept to get nod for 2017 launch as TTQ

Rated 3 out of 53

Georg Kacher, 23 January 2015 06:54

Audi is busying expanding its SUV line-up like never before. And from 2017, we can reveal that the Audi TTQ - the TT Offroad concept made real - will join the 4x4 range. CAR recently reported how Audi is running out of Q badges, as Fiat’s Alfa Romeo owns the Q2 and Q4 nameplates, disrupting Ingolstadt’s plan to neatly order ...

Ford Focus RS (2016) to be unveiled on 3 February

Rated 3 out of 53

Tim Pollard, 22 January 2015 08:26

The new 2016 Ford Focus RS will be unveiled at an event in Germany on 3 February, the company has confirmed, ahead of a full debut at this spring’s Geneva motor show. This artist’s impression, by TopSpeed, shows the likely look of the turbocharged hot hatch and there’s a new official teaser video you can watch below, too. What do ...

Audi and Fiat at loggerheads over Q2 and Q4 badges

Rated 4.5 out of 54.5

Georg Kacher, 15 January 2015 09:55

In a week where all the naming spotlights are on the new Jaguar F-Pace and Bentley Bentayga, there’s another badging argument brewing quietly on the Continent. The Fiat group is refusing to allow Audi rights to the Q2 and Q4 nameplates. Alfa Romeo owns the badges, previously used to denote its two- and four-wheel drive models such as the 159 ...

McLaren P13 V8 Sports Series confirmed for spring 2015 launch

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Tim Pollard, 12 January 2015 13:00

Here's our first look at the carbonfibre tub of the new McLaren Sports Series, aka the P13 smaller McSupercar to stretch Woking's range into Porsche 911 territory.  Today McLaren has issued the fourth in a series of images of the P13, the 650S's smaller brother and we've added it to our existing gallery here. We've now seen the car in action on the track, with ...

BMW 5-series (2016): new G30 Five scoop dossier

Rated 4 out of 54

Georg Kacher, 09 January 2015 09:34

Frugal three-cylinder engines, a 600bhp M5, and the ability to drive itself – the next BMW 5-series will offer something for everyone, even those people who don’t like driving.  Codenamed G30, the sixth generation of BMW’s exec saloon arrives in summer 2016. Bookended by a 5-series Gran Turismo that spring (yes, BMW is having a second go at the hippopotamus-arsed hatch-cum-limo) and ...

Range Rover Evoque Convertible (2016) is go, go, go!

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Tim Pollard, 08 January 2015 09:49

CAR magazine has papped the best spy photos yet of the new 2016 Range Rover Evoque Convertible, the mutant SUV that’s joining the soft-top cabriolet club. This is an unusual car indeed; the only other 4x4 convertible we can think of is the strange open-top Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet, which was deemed too weird to sell in the UK. Land Rover ...

Audi Q1: the baby SUV codenamed AU276 lands in 2016

Rated 3 out of 53

Georg Kacher, 26 December 2014 07:30

The Audi Q1 is being prepared for launch in 2016 to challenge the likes of the BMW X1, Mercedes GLA and Range Rover Evoque. And although based on cut-n-shut Q3 hardware, it’s said to have a different enough design to dodge any matrioshka doll criticisms. Developed under the internal codename AU276, the new Q1 is in essence a rebodied short-wheelbase ...

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