Car News - : 2007

  • The stars of the 2007 Frankfurt show

    30 November 2007

    Frankfurt

    CAR's team of pundits presents the seven most important cars unveiled in Germany - from the tiny Toyota iQ and VW Up! to the BMW X6 and Lamborghini Reventon - in our exclusive video.It's a chance to...

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  • Skoda Fabia Scout Design Concept

    04 October 2007 by Tim Pollard

    Skoda Fabia Scout Design Concept: the lowdown Few surprises are in store - it follows the formula set down by the Roomster and Octavia Scouts. So it's based on the estate version of the new Fabia, but...

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  • Citroen C-Cactus concept's green secrets

    17 September 2007 by Tim Pollard

    Citroen C-Cactus: the lowdown Citroen’s C-Cactus concept car on show at Frankfurt signals the start of a programme to investigate simplifying the construction of its cars –stripping out unnecessary...

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  • Alfa offers new vintage

    17 September 2007 by Guy Bird

    Alfa Romeo at Frankfurt

    No new car for Alfa at Frankfurt? No, but the brand did launch a customisation programme called ‘Unique Alfa’ to make its cars look even better. Three ranges will be offered: Vintage...

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  • Lancia Musa and Delta plans

    14 September 2007 by Guy Bird

    Lancia Musa front three-quarter

    Why should I care about Lancia – or its revised Musa? Because Lancia is returning to the UK in autumn 2008 after what will be a 14-year absence. You might care a little less about the Fiat...

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  • Volvo ReCharge Concept

    13 September 2007 by Ben Barry

    Volvo ReCharge concept

    A Volvo hybrid? Let me guess, it appeases the greens but fails to deliver in the real-world The typical hybrid this is not. Instead of having an electric motor that only works at very low speeds...

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  • Lexus IS-F and GS

    13 September 2007 by Tim Pollard

    Lexus ISF: the lowdown We’ve seen the ISF before, but it’s here again in Frankfurt ahead of its arrival in the UK in March 2008. Don’t think of this 400bhp 5.0 V8 as an M3 rival, officials warn. ‘It...

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  • Peugeot 308 RC Z and hybrids

    13 September 2007 by Tim Pollard

    Peugeot 308 RCZ: the lowdown The Peugeot stand at Frankfurt was a timely reminder just how much the market has fragmented these days. It was packed with 27 cars in rambling hall 8 – five of which were...

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  • Ferrari 430 Scuderia

    13 September 2007 by Guy Bird

    There’s no ‘F’ in Scuderia? Ferrari is at pains to point out that the third V8 in its family – the F1-inspired new 430 Scuderia – 'is not just a stripped-out version of the F430'. So it has dropped...

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  • Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S

    13 September 2007 by Guy Bird

    Welcome to the sportiest Quattroporte yet If the recently launched Sport GT version of Maserati’s flagship Quattroporte wasn’t quite sharp enough for you, now there’s yet another version to choose:...

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  • Mazda 6

    12 September 2007 by Ben Barry

    Mazda 6: haven't we seen this before? Kind of. We’ve previously been teased with a press shot showing just the front of the new, Mondeo-based Mazda 6, but the car was officially unveiled at Frankfurt,...

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  • Suzuki Kizashi Concept

    12 September 2007 by Ben Barry

    Hasn't Toyota shown this car before? Suzuki, it's a Suzuki. But yes, the front end does resemble Toyota's FT-HS concept. Suzuki is making a statement of intent with the world premiere of its Kizashi...

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  • Seat Ibiza Ecomotive

    12 September 2007 by Ben Barry

    Seat Ibiza Ecomotive: the lowdown Even the Spanish went green at Frankfurt. Using the Polo BlueMotion’s 1.4-litre TDi engine, longer gear ratios and Dunlop tyres that generate less friction, the Ibiza...

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  • Jaguar XF show debut

    12 September 2007 by Ben Oliver

    The Jaguar XF makes its debut - but haven't we seen it already? You've already been treated to advance pictures and details of Jaguar's crucial new 5-series rival in CAR magazine and on CAR Online,...

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  • Land Rover Landie teaser

    11 September 2007 by Tim Pollard

    Land Rover Landie: the lowdown Land Rover flashed up this tantalising glimpse of the Landie at the Frankfurt Motor Show today, confirming the long-rumoured lower-priced SUV to slot beneath the...

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  • Daihatsu OFC-1 and HSC concepts

    11 September 2007 by Ben Pulman

    Daihatsu HSC side

    It looks remarkably like a Copen… It does indeed, and at 5mm shorter, the same width, and only 45mm higher the OFC-1 is all but identical to the Copen. In fact, it is the new Copen, just not as cute.

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  • Volkswagen Up concept

    11 September 2007 by Ben Barry

    Volkswagen Up!: the lowdown Volkswagen today unveiled what it hoped will be the modern-day successor to the Beetle: the Up! concept, a small city car targeted at the young, the cash-poor, and the...

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  • Lamborghini Reventon

    11 September 2007 by Ben Barry

    Lamborghini Reventon Frankfurt debut

    What’s this? It looks like a Murcielago auditioning for the Batmobile! It’s actually the Lamborghini Reventon, a €1m special of which only 20 will be built. Named after a particularly feisty bull that...

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  • Opel Flexstreme concept

    11 September 2007 by Tim Pollard

    Opel Flextreme: the lowdown Vauxhall’s European sister brand Opel showed off its surprise at Frankfurt today – the new Flextreme concept car. Under that voluminous monocab body lies GM’s E-Flex...

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  • Toyota iQ concept

    11 September 2007 by Tim Pollard

    Toyota iQ: the lowdown The Japanese scored one of the very few surprises of the Frankfurt show this year, with the titchy iQ concept car that previews Toyota’s new sub-Aygo city car. It’s one of our...

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  • Kia Kee concept

    11 September 2007 by Ben Pulman

    Kia Kee Frankfurt debut

    Kee, huh? So what bad puns have you come up with? Just the one: this is a key car for Kia. But whatever bad jokes we make the Korean manufacturer openly admits to this play on words. Why? Because this...

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  • Renault Laguna Coupe concept

    10 September 2007 by Tim Pollard

    Renault Laguna Coupé Concept: the lowdown Critics of the new dull-looking new Laguna - and there have been a few - can seek solace in the new two-door coupé version unveiled today in Frankfurt. It's a...

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  • Nissan Mixim concept inside out

    30 August 2007 by Guy Bird

    Hold onto your hats, we’re off to 2020! Mixim is Nissan’s futuristic Frankfurt show concept. The firm hopes the fully electric four-wheel drive ‘supermini coupe’ with a radical interior could be just...

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  • Vauxhall Corsa SRi

    08 June 2007 by Tim Pollard

    Vauxhall Corsa SRi: the lowdown Can't afford the VXR, but want something to spice up your Corsa? Vauxhall, or rather sister company Opel, unwrapped a new junior hot hatch at this week's Barcelona...

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