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Jaguar XF (2016) spotted by a CAR reader in the US

Rated 4.5 out of 54.5

Tim Pollard, 29 September 2014 12:57

It’s amazing what you spot when out and about in Yosemite, in the US. A CAR magazine reader, who preferred to remain anonymous, spied the next-generation Jaguar XF on a prototype test. Our friend was in the national park, home to great twisting roads, not much traffic and some suitably high altitudes for powertrain testing - not to mention some ...

CAR reader stumbles upon crushed Alfa Romeo 4Cs

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 01 September 2014 17:00

This is enough to make your eyes water: CAR magazine reader David Whitton spotted this clutch of Alfa Romeo 4C sports cars at a breakers yard on his Continental summer holiday road trip. We think these are prototype 4Cs bound for the crusher. Although seemingly sacrilegious, this is the fate due to most manufacturers’ pre-production prototypes, which can never be ...

Mercedes' baby shooting brake (2014) spied by CAR reader

Rated 3 out of 53

Tim Pollard, 02 June 2014 16:24

CAR reader Nick Burgess spied this Mercedes on his travels around Milton Keynes - not far from the company's UK headquarters. Nick was driving on the A421 to the west of Milton Keynes when he spotted this silver shooting brake on weekend manoeuvres. It looks to us like Daimler's new baby shooting brake - the fifth and final member of the ...

Volvo SUV mule spied (2013) first glimpse of the new XC90?

Rated 4 out of 54

Ollie Kew, 10 December 2013 17:00

Volvo could be readying the long-awaited XC90 successor on British roads, under the disguise of a cut-and-shut V70 estate. CAR reader Rory Smith sent us these shots of the mysteriously tall Volvo wagon mule refuelling in Weatherby, West Yorkshire. The comedic-looking test car uses a current-gen V70 bodyshell, stretched outrageously below its pronounced shoulderline to SUV dimensions for comically tall, ...

Mini Cooper S (2013) spied in the UK by CAR reader

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Ollie Kew, 21 May 2013 12:00

The new BMW Mini is almost ready, as we can see in these spy shots sent in by CAR reader Marc G. S. Chapman. Marc spied this disguised Mini Cooper S in a four-car-convoy in Buckinghamshire, undergoing final UK set-up testing ahead of an expected debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September 2013. What’s new for the next Mini? ...

Mercedes GLA crossover (2015) spy shots

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Georg Kacher, 13 December 2012 12:01

It was only a matter of time before Mercedes got in on the burgeoning mini SUV market – and that time is in 2015, when the GLA you see here will join the rapidly expanding A-class family to bring fresh competition to the BMW X1/X2 and Audi Q3/Q4 set. The styling of the 2015 Mercedes GLA According to CAR's sources, ...

Bentley Flying Spur V8 (2012) spotted by CAR reader

Rated 3 out of 53

Ollie Kew, 15 November 2012 10:20

Bentley is hard at work prepping the next model in its Continental line-up: the four-door Flying Spur limousine. CAR reader Juraj papped two camouflaged cars testing in Bratislava, Slovakia, as Bentley readies its new Flying Spur for a very lucrative eastern European audience. The 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur The last time we saw the Continental GT Flying Spur, it ...

Renault's Twizy police car spotted by CAR reader

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Ollie Kew, 13 September 2012 09:00

At worst, the Renault Twizy, you might think, isn't a relevant new car choice at all - too draughty, too slow, too hemmed in by its 60-mile range. On the other hand, it's a cheap-to run, zero-emission bundle of fun that shows there's still life in the beleaguered and battle-scarred French car industry. Question is, how would you react if ...

Mercedes S-class (2013) papped by CAR reader

Rated 3 out of 53

Georg Kacher, 23 August 2012 10:50

With the brand new W222 Mercedes S-class less than 12 months away, development of the upcoming flagship Mercedes is in its final stages - testing in the UK. A disguised test mule has been spotted again, this time by CAR reader Kshitij Malkan, who caught the new car testing alongside the best-selling current model in Norman Park, Bromley. The tell-tale ...

Range Rover (2012) spied almost undisguised

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Ollie Kew, 26 July 2012 09:02

The wait for the new Range Rover is almost over. Our new spy shots show the lighter, greener car almost completely naked, save for a few remaining streaks of dazzle-camouflage. We've also received some new photos of the Range Rover sporting a two-tone paint job, just like its little Evoque brother. Seeing such minimal disguise signifies only one thing: the fresh Rangey has been ...

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