Car News - : 2008

  • Mazda 3 saloon unveiled at LA Auto Show

    19 November 2008 by Ben Pulman

    Mazda 3 sedan previews  new hatch for Europe

    Mazda has officially unveiled its new 3 four-door saloon at the LA Auto Show today, revealing the car in full and releasing more technical details. A five-door hatchback (favoured in Europe) will be...

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  • Race of Champions 2008

    11 November 2008 by Ben Whitworth

    The KTM X-Bow has been signed up to star in the 2008 Race of Champions. The minimalist trackday special will be one of a number of cars in which competitors will lock horns at the annual motorsport...

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  • SEMA 2008 show report: Pontiac G8 and Solstice

    07 November 2008 by Ben Whitworth

    According to Pontiac, its G8 GXP Street, G8 ST and Solstice GXP concepts at the SEMA show ‘raise the performance bar even higher, taking style and sportiness to the highest levels’. Time to don your...

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  • SEMA 2008 show report: Hummer H3

    07 November 2008 by Ben Whitworth

    Las Vegas being Las Vegas – and SEMA being SEMA – there’s probably no better place to unveil a trio of modded Hummers H3s. GM bosses bill the H3T Weekend Warrior, the H3 X and the H3 Alpha...

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  • SEMA 2008 show report: Volkswagen Passat CC

    07 November 2008 by Ben Whitworth

    Volkswagen’s sobriety took a back seat at the SEMA show in Las Vegas this week – it pulled the covers off a pair of muscle-bound Passat CCs, a racy 295bhp Tiguan and a grunty diesel Jetta aimed at...

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  • SEMA 2008 show report: Dodge Challenger

    06 November 2008 by Ben Whitworth

    Chrysler may have its back against the wall, but that hasn't stopped its SRT skunkworks team churning out what is easily the most politically incorrect – and, as a result, wonderfully desirable –...

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  • SEMA 2008 show report: Hyundai Genesis Coupe

    06 November 2008 by Phil McNamara

    Hyundai kicked off the show by unveiling six modded versions of its rear-wheel drive Genesis range. Using SEMA as a platform was the latest step in the Genesis PR push, as Hyundai builds up to the...

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  • The greatest cars in film: CAR's top 40

    27 October 2008 by Tim Pollard

    CAR today reveals the top 40 greatest cars in film history – as voted by you. We asked 1650 readers for their favourite motoring movie moments and today we publish your top ten. Click on our new...

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  • 2008 British Grand Prix car guide

    25 June 2008 by Tom Clarkson

    CAR Online's Grand Prix reporter Tom Clarkson presents his guide to how each of the cars will perform at the British Grand Prix. First up, the Ferrari F2008... FERRARI F2008 The class of the...

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  • 2008 British Grand Prix driver guide

    25 June 2008 by Tom Clarkson

    CAR Online's Grand Prix reporter Tom Clarkson rates the chances of each of the 20 drivers who will race in the British Grand Prix. First up, the 'Ice Man'... KIMI RAIKKONEN From seven starts at...

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  • British Grand Prix 2008 video highlights

    25 June 2008 by Tim Pollard

    Check out CAR’s selected video highlights from the British Grand Prix on our player below. Scroll between clips and hit play to watch. Agree with our selection? Wonder why we haven’t picked your favourite moment from the Brit GP archives? Then click ‘Add your comment’ and let us know below.      

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  • British Grand Prix 2008 race report

    25 June 2008 by Tim Pollard

    We could have done some crystal ball gazing, but no – we haven’t written our review of the 2008 British Grand Prix yet. However, once the race is over on 6 July 2008, our F1 correspondent will scribble his report as quickly as Mssrs Microsoft and Yahoo will allow. Click here to read Tom Clarksons Race report  

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  • Roewe 550 - the next MG?

    22 April 2008 by Keith Adams

    The new Roewe 550 unveiled at Beijing this week is Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation’s promising new mid-range hatch, but could yet turn into the next MG saloon - and be built in Europe.

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  • Mercedes GLK unveiled in Beijing

    21 April 2008 by Guy Bird

    Feedback on the forthcoming Mercedes GLK has been mixed to say the least. The final production version at the Beijing motor show is – as predicted – little changed and still ugly, especially in the...

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  • Buick Excelle and Invicta at Beijing

    21 April 2008 by Guy Bird

    Why would such a quintessentially American brand like Buick unveil its cars in China first? Simple economics: China overtook the USA as Buick’s number one market over a year ago, allegedly on...

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  • Audi Q5 unveiled at Beijing

    21 April 2008 by Guy Bird

    How does the new Audi Q5 stack up in the metal? CAR Online is reporting from the Beijing motor show - and we pored over the newcomer and met its designers at a preview night. The Q5 looks refreshingly...

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  • New York Auto Show 2008 blog

    21 March 2008 by Liz Turner

    In the early 1970s, muscle cars hit the wall of emissions regulations and disappeared for decades. At the New York Auto Show, there was a sense of déjà vu. Dodge had its Challengers, Pontiac launched...

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  • Suzuki Kizashi 3

    20 March 2008 by Liz Turner

     The third car of Suzuki’s dramatic Kizashi trilogy had its world debut at New York, and we’re told this handsome sports sedan is close to the production vehicle. When it arrives in the US this...

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  • Saleen S5S Raptor

    20 March 2008 by Liz Turner

    Saleen is best known for its red-hot Mustangs, but at New York it revealed an American supercar concept to rival the Europeans. Its S5S Raptor is around the same size as a Ferrari 430, and should be...

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  • Kia Koup concept

    20 March 2008 by Liz Turner

    Kia’s Koup. If you saw this compact coupe concept without its badges and had to guess who made it, there’s no way your first guess would be Kia. Its lines are simple and sporty, not a million miles...

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  • Dodge Challenger

    20 March 2008 by Liz Turner

    Lucky US buyers can now get behind the wheel of a Dodge Challenger for less than $20,000 (about £10k). The base model is the 250bhp 2.5 V6, described as an ‘economy car’ because of its 25mpg, then...

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