Laurin & Klement SLAVIA B: The history of ŠKODA Motorsport began 120 years ago between Paris and Berlin
Laurin & Klement’s second motorbike model, the SLAVIA B, plays a very special role in Laurin & Klement’s corporate history: it was the first motorbike that the Mladá Boleslav-based company entered in an international race in 1901. The long-distance race from Paris to Berlin was considered the toughest challenge of its time.
Bridgestone Corporation celebrates the 90th anniversary of its founding on March 1, 2021 with a logo commemorating the 90th anniversary of its founding. This logo highlights the milestone of the company’s 90th anniversary and the future that lies beyond. It also expresses a commitment to pursuing innovation and ...
Lotus is working with a renowned British music producer, inspired by the engine note of the iconic Type 49, to develop a range of sounds for the all-electric Evija hypercar.
The 2021 model year versions of the Mazda CX-30 and Mazda3 see the debut of the updated version of Mazda’s unique Skyactiv-X SPCCI Spark Controlled Compression Ignition petrol engine. Renamed e-Skyactiv X, the updated version delivers increased performance and even more efficiency.
The world's oldest surviving Automotive Brand is reaffirming its personality and character with a new logo. It is turning over a new page in its history. On 25 February 2021, PEUGEOT unveiled its new logo: a coat of arms adorned with a magnificent lion's head.
After celebrating its centenary in 2020, 2021 sees the 50th Anniversary of one of Mazda’s most interesting, adaptable and successful cars. Often overlooked when compared to the later RX-7 coupe or the earlier and far rarer Mazda Cosmo, the Mazda RX-3 was a landmark car in Mazda’s history – a car that cemented ...
Volvo Cars is committed to becoming a leader in the fast-growing premium electric car market and plans to become a fully electric car company by 2030. By then, the company intends to sell only fully electric cars and phase out any car in its global portfolio with an internal combustion engine, including hybrids.
The new ŠKODA Fabia in its fourth generation presents a striking design, bigger interior, increased comfort and, thanks to advanced safety and assistance systems, even greater levels of safety. 22 years after its debut, the popular small car combines classic ŠKODA qualities such as reliability, ease of use and outstanding practicality with enhanced safety, comfort and dynamism.
Motorists can now make an eco-responsible choice, save money and increase range as Michelin’s e.Primacy tyre hits the shelves. The Michelin e.Primacy was engineered to be carbon neutral at the point of purchase, taking into account emissions from raw material extraction to delivery to the customer.
Volvo Cars and Geely Auto have agreed on a wide-ranging collaboration that will maximise the strengths of the Swedish and Chinese automotive groups, delivering synergies in powertrains, sharing of electric vehicle architecture, joint procurement, autonomous drive technologies and aftersales.
With 330,000 vehicles produced since its launch at the end of 2017, C3 Aircross SUV has proved very popular in the highly competitive B-SUV segment. From launch, customers have been impressed by its ultra-customisable and unique design, and by its spaciousness and unrivalled practicality.
Hyundai Motorsport will soon participate in the inaugural all-electric touring car championship PURE ETCR, which will commence later this year. PURE ETCR will set the benchmark for electric racing around the world and accelerate the transition to emissions-free mobility. Hyundai’s involvement marks the...
The all-electric Lotus Evija hypercar has been recognised in the prestigious International Design Awards (IDAs), winning the ‘Product Design of the Year’ category.
Legendary racer and Automobili Pininfarina Test and Development Driver Nick Heidfeld has taken the new Battista hyper GT on track for the first time as part of the ongoing prototype development at the Nardò Technical Center in Italy.
DS Automobiles introduces the all-new DS 4, the new premium C-segment vehicle that will support the company’s continued growth across the globe. Built on the new, multi-energy EMP2 platform with a unique and world-renowned expertise in the field of electrification, the all-new DS 4 is available with petrol, diesel and a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) powertrain, with the ...
The Renault 5 Prototype, unveiled in January, makes a clear reference to the original Renault 5 - a cult car from the 1970s – with its iconic shape and striking details. Part of this new design includes a modern interpretation of the original car’s recognisable winking headlights. In the first of this video series, Nicolas Jardin, the ...
Origins of an IconLord Montagu of Beaulieu (1866-1929) was one of Britain’s motoring pioneers. As founder and editor of The Car Illustrated magazine, he employed an illustrator, Charles Sykes. In 1909, Lord Montagu commissioned Sykes (who was also a sculptor) to create a mascot for his Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost. Sykes produced ...
Volvo Cars has received the highest rating for its sustainability performance from EcoVadis, a leading provider of corporate sustainability assessments, further strengthening its position as one of the most sustainability-minded companies in the car industry.
DS Automobiles has revealed its new DS 7 CROSSBACK LOUVRE, a limited-edition model created in collaboration with Le Louvre museum in Paris. Featuring unique design enhancements and the ability to access over 180 significant works of art through its 12-inch infotainment screen, this exclusive model embraces the ...
VinFast announced 3 brand new self-driving electric SUV models, using AI with many outstanding smart features. This is an important milestone, affirming the vision of becoming a global smart electric vehicle company; and contributing to bringing Vietnam to a new level on the world map of automobile industry.
The online awards ceremony for the Festival Automobile International was held recently with Maserati was amongst the winners. The recently launched MC20, which premiered globally last September at the MMXX international show in Modena, ...
A new series of sports cars is confirmed, with prototype production of the Lotus Type 131 to commence this year from a world-class manufacturing facility in Hethel, Norfolk.
Volvo Cars to triple electric production capacity in Ghent after strong year of electrified car sales
Volvo Cars is tripling electric car manufacturing capacity at its plant in Ghent, Belgium as it prepares to meet fast growing demand for its Recharge line-up of chargeable cars.
Land Rover is preparing for future electric vehicles with advanced lightweight composite research that will help deliver increased range, greater performance and a more dynamic drive.
Inspired by the feeling of exhilaration that goes hand-in-hand with winter exploration, Nissan has unveiled its vision for sustainable adventuring with its innovative all-electric e-NV200 Winter Camper concept.
PEUGEOT is expanding its electric vehicle range with the new PEUGEOT e-Partner, the latest light commercial vehicle (LCV) in the brand’s line-up to be offered as a full electric vehicle. The new e-Partner joins the existing zero emissions PEUGEOT e-Expert van. With a 100% electric range of up to 171 miles / 275km (WLTP), ...
Revolution Campervans, which produces campers on new or used VW Transporters, has witnessed a noticeable trend in 2020 of customers buying them as somewhere to work from home (WFH) and as a mobile office – then doubling as a base for camping adventures and staycations.
New Nissan Qashqai: Electrified powertrains accelerate Europe’s best-selling crossover into the future
The all-new Nissan Qashqai offers an uncompromising combination of dynamic performance, refined running gear and fuel efficient powertrains.
Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) announced recently that it signed an investment contract with the government of Guangdong Province to establish an offshore fuel cell system production facility in Guangzhou, China. The investment advances the Group’s ...
The All-New Isuzu D-Max combines smart new styling and impressive safety technology with improved off-road performance has been awarded a maximum five-star safety rating in the tough new Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) test. Not only does it deliver the strength and durability you’d expect from ...
Maserati GB welcomes the start of the New Year with the introduction of the highly specified and desirable Sportivo Special Edition, available on the iconic marque’s Levante SUV and Ghibli saloon models.
Kumho has been awarded with a 2020 China Red Dot Design Award – the only tyre manufacturer to be so. The focus of the prize was the company’s Majesty 9 SOLUS TA93, a range-topping asymmetric summer tyre engineered specifically for the Chinese market.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (“FCA”) (NYSE: FCAU / MTA: FCA) and Peugeot S.A. (“Groupe PSA”) announced that their respective shareholders’ meetings, has approved the merger of FCA and Groupe PSA to create Stellantis N.V. (“Stellantis”) by an overwhelming majority (with more than 99% of the votes cast in favor of the transaction).
Aston Martin is known worldwide for its high-profile successes in sports car racing. A famous outright win at Le Mans and a third consecutive victory at the Nürburgring 1,000km saw Aston Martin crowned World Sportscar Champions in 1959. Multiple class wins at Le Mans stretch from 1931 to this year’s multi-class victory ...
Despite the global situation, 2020 was characterized by the conquest of the MotoGP Constructors' World Title, the continuation of the process of strengthening the sales network, the opening of the new Australian subsidiary and the start of production of one-off limited series such as the Superleggera V4 and the Diavel 1260 ...
Automobili Lamborghini responded to a year marked by the great challenges of the global pandemic, with enormous energy and determination. The company delivered 7,430 cars worldwide in 2020, a decrease of only 9% compared to the previous year. The slight drop is clearly attributable to the 70-day production ...
Kia’s high-performance fastback sports saloon, the Stinger, now boasts a refreshed design to amplify its gran turismo character and features a range of technology and safety upgrades.
The winners of the XVII edition of the Best Event Awards competition were announced in December 2020 where Maserati was awarded the highest accolade in the events sector thanks to its extraordinary “MMXX: Time to be Audacious” show, held last September to inaugurate a new Era in the history of this more than a century-old Brand and reveal the new MC20 super sports car.
Kia has revealed its new corporate logo and global brand slogan that signify the automaker’s bold transformation and all-new brand purpose. The introduction of the new logo represents Kia’s ambitions to establish a leadership position in the future mobility industry by revamping nearly all facets of its business.
As part of the Alpine Business Unit development, Groupe Renault and Group Lotus have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to study a number of areas of cooperation, including the joint development of an EV sportscar.
Bentley is taking the next step on its journey to a sustainable future with the launch of the new Bentayga Hybrid – the only electrified true-luxury SUV in the world, and a model that Bentley predicts will become the best-selling member of the new Bentayga family.
Kia Motors has earned two prestigious design awards for two of its latest models, as the new third-generation Kia K5 saloon and fourth-generation Kia Sorento SUV both won accolades in the Transportation category of the annual GOOD DESIGN Awards.
Hyundai Motor Company recently unveiled the first teaser image of the highly anticipated IONIQ 5 midsize CUV, the first model in its IONIQ dedicated BEV lineup brand.
Pioneer in electric mobility, Renault is leading the European electric vehicle market sales with 95,985 units sold year-to-date to end November 2020. Compared to last year, this figure represents an 80 per cent increase in registrations.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has today revealed a clue to its recently unveiled Wraith Kryptos Collection. As clients around the world begin to receive their highly limited Wraith Kryptos cars, they will embark on decoding the mysterious messages found within the Bespoke elements of the motor car’s interior and exterior.
Mazda Motor Corporation started life on the 30th January 1920, as the Toyo Cork Kogyo Company producing cork for gaskets, insulation and cushioning material. It was not until 1931 that the first vehicle rolled off the production line - the Mazda-Go three-wheel truck and it was another 29 years until Mazda produced its first passenger car - the R360 coupe in 1960.
Volvo’s award-winning XC60 mid-size SUV is now available with a full range of electrified powertrains. The former World Car of the Year is offered purely with hybrid power, from mild-hybrid petrols and diesels to petrol-electric plug-in hybrids.
Toyota and Hino Launch Initiative with Seven-Eleven, FamilyMart, and Lawson to Introduce Light-Duty Fuel Cell Electric Trucks
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Hino Motors, Ltd. (Hino), together with Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd. (Seven-Eleven), FamilyMart Co., Ltd. (FamilyMart), and Lawson, Inc. (Lawson), have agreed to jointly consider introducing light-duty fuel ...
In a year that saw the coronavirus pandemic threaten to scuttle the staging of Japan’s Car of the Year awards altogether, a comprehensive reorganization of award procedures enabled manufacturers to provide contender cars to jurors for their evaluation and voting. In the first of two voting procedures, ...
Following the arrival of the self-charging hybrid and diesel versions of the all-new Sorento earlier in the year, Kia Motors (UK) Limited is pleased to announce prices for the new Plug-in Hybrid variants of its flagship SUV.
25 years ago, PEUGEOT launched the 106 Premium, the smallest model in its range at the time, but with equipment usually exclusive to luxury saloons and models in the upper segments. Today, the all-new PEUGEOT e-208 GT Premium is spearheading this philosophy, thanks to a full electric 100kw (136hp) motor and technology ...
Lamborghini Squadra Corse presents the SC20, a unique specimen of an open-top track car type-approved for road use. The SC20 is the second one-off engineered by the motorsport department and designed by Centro Stile in Sant’Agata Bolognese: the car was created following the customer’s wishes, who was involved in the project from the very first drawings by Lamborghini’s designers.
For MY21, Alfa Romeo introduced the new Veloce Ti to the Stelvio line-up for the first time. With a wide range of equipment and cutting-edge technology as standard, its styling evokes the Quadrifoglio version highlighting the performance and dynamics of this SUV, now with new and more efficient engines, in line with E6d-final regulations.
Kia is ending the year in style, with the launch of the Sportage ‘JBL® Black Edition’, a stunning new limited edition that not only looks good, but sounds good too.
Honda UK announced details of the revised and updated 2021MY CR-V Hybrid; built around Honda’s innovative i-MMD system for unparalleled levels of efficiency and refinement. A number of revisions and styling tweaks, inside and out, refresh and align the CR-V more clearly with Honda’s other e:TECHNOLOGY products.
Any pre-conceived notion that Rolls-Royce’s Black Badge variants all have to be black is comprehensively laid to rest by the super-solid Neon Nights colours.Created initially for clients in the United States, three further iterations of each colour are available for commission worldwide, making a limited run of just four of each ...
Hyundai Motor Group has become a global powertrain company, thanks to Hyundai Transys – a merger of Hyundai Powertech and Hyundai Dymos. The Group now boasts the commendable capability of designing and building its own IVT (Intelligent Variable Transmissions).
DS Automobiles has revealed first details of the all-new DS 4: a new premium C-Segment vehicle that combines French luxury expertise and augmented technology encapsulated in a daring new design. Created for customers who want style, purity, intuitive technology and driving enjoyment, the all-new DS 4 will go on sale in 2021.
Hyundai Motor has revealed the name of a new crossover SUV model: Hyundai Bayon. Coming to the European market in the first half of 2021, Bayon will be a fully-new model and an important addition to the current Hyundai SUV line-up.
Following the Government announcement to bring forward the end date on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars to 2030, DS Automobiles is confirming it will meet the new guidelines five years ahead of time.
Automobili Lamborghini presents the Lamborghini Huracán STO - Super Trofeo Omologata: a road-homologated super sports car inspired by the racing heritage of Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s one-make race series with Huracán Super Trofeo EVO, as well as its three-time 24 Hours of Daytona-winning and two-time 12 Hours of Sebring- winning Huracán GT3 EVO.
New Discovery combines an exceptional design evolution with a versatile and intelligently packaged interior which embodies the spirit of family adventure that has characterised Land Rover’s premium family SUV for more than 30 years.
Mazda Motorsport ended the 2020 IMSA Sportscar Championship in style with overall victory in the Sebring 12 Hours. Delayed from its traditional March date due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the world-famous once-round the clock endurance race at Sebring ranks alongside the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Daytona 24 Hours as one of sportscar racing’s ‘big three’.
With the 2021 model year, in production since September 2020, the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+ (fuel consumption combined: 12.5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 286 g/km) is even faster on the legendary Nordschleife of the Nürburgring.
Nissan hits refresh on its iconic Micra, marking the next step in the evolution of the successful city car that first debuted in Europe 38 years ago.
The updated 2021 Micra enhances the customer offering, whilst maintaining the current grade line up of Visia, Acenta, N-Sport and Tekna. This will enable customers to maintain a clear....
The Morgan Motor Company is marking the end of production of one of its most well-loved models, the 3 Wheeler, with the announcement of the P101 edition. The 3 Wheeler - which was introduced in its current form in 2011 — will cease production in 2021, once type approval on its S&S V-twin engine finishes.
Renault has introduced an advanced E-TECH powertrain to one of its most successful models ever, giving buyers of the best-selling Clio more choice than ever with a broad spectrum of engine and powertrain options.
The Volvo P1800 Cyan is the result of thousands of engineering and design hours, creating a car that represents Cyan Racing's philosophy of how a sports car from the sixties merged with modern day performance should be.
Hyundai Motor Group brands to feature NVIDIA DRIVE ‘connected car’ infotainment platform as standard
Hyundai Motor Group and NVIDIA announced recently the roll-out of the NVIDIA DRIVE ‘connected car’ platform across all new models from Hyundai, Kia and Genesis from 2022 onwards.
Volkswagen Group Components reinforces its position as a key supplier of central electric vehicle components for the brands and joint ventures of the Volkswagen Group in the most important market for electric mobility. With immediate effect, the Chinese components factory in Tianjin will be producing the APP ...
Kia Motors Corporation has recently revealed its plans for the development of a new standard platform for next-generation military vehicles, strengthening the company’s capabilities in future military projects.
With a refreshed exterior, enhanced interior, the latest Pivi Pro infotainment, new vehicle architecture and a choice of powerful and efficient engines – including an advanced Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)**** powertrain – the new Jaguar E-PACE is more assertive, connected, refined and efficient than ever.
Bespoke Wraith commissioned through Rolls-Royce Abu Dhabi features unique air-brushed artwork depicting the Middle East, as seen from space Bonnet artwork took over 100 hours to complete; unique hand-painted coachline incorporates the Sun and planets of the Solar System
The new Golf R gets off to a flying start: world premiere of the most powerful series- production Golf yet
Volkswagen is celebrating the world premiere of the new Golf R, the Golf flagship generating 235 kW (320 PS)*1. The Golf R is traditionally the most powerful model of Volkswagen’s most successful product line. Always with all-wheel drive, always ...
At Volvo Cars, they are known as the company’s in-house detectives. Yet they could also be called the Swedish car maker’s own CSI team, with a little twist on the acronym of TV fame.
The spider version of the SF90 Stradale, the SF90 Spider, was unveiled today during a dedicated digital event. This special online event provided Ferraristi from all over the world with an exclusive introduction to the car’s innovative features and in-depth information on its development.
Hyundai Motor has revealed its latest high-performance model, the all-new i20 N, a racetrack hot hatch inspired by the i20 WRC rally car. As with other Hyundai N models, it offers fun to drive characteristics thanks to its exclusive engine performance and dynamic technology innovations. The latest model joins the ...
Automobili Lamborghini took part in the 2020 Modena Cento Ore with two cars from its MUDETEC museum: a Jarama GTS and a Countach 25th Anniversary. Considered one of the most dynamic and exciting events in the classic car calendar, this year the event celebrated its twentieth edition with a route running from Rome to Modena, from October 10 to 15.
The all-electric Lotus Evija hypercar makes its dynamic public debut at Goodwood SpeedWeek this weekend. The Evija will be in action on the historic race track and will be taking part in a variety of high-octane activities, including the Supercar Run.
Porsche is completing the product line-up for the new Panamera with models that include a 514 kW (700 PS), 870 Nm flagship. The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is now the most powerful variant in the completely revamped product line, combining a 420 kW (571 PS), four-litre biturbo V8 with a 100 kW (136 PS) electric motor.
Luxury on a grand scale, consumption at its most modest – like its more familiar relatives the new Audi Q8 TFSI e quattro goes above and beyond to provide the most superlative driving experience in the Audi SUV range, but the brand’s seventh plug-in-hybrid also goes to even greater lengths to do so as environmentally ...
The Bentley Flying Spur – hailed as “the best luxury sedan in the world” – is now available with Bentley’s renowned and highly successful V8 powertrain, as an alternative to the iconic W12.
Suzuki is launching the new Across in Autumn 2020, a robust and sporty SUV equipped with a sophisticated Plug-in Hybrid system and E-Four electronic 4x4, delivering uncompromising performance and efficiency with the capability and styling of a full-fledged modern SUV.
The new Golf Mk8 is picking up even more speed. Following on from the GTI2, GTE3 and GTD4, Volkswagen is now presenting the next highlight from its sporty family of Golf models: the new Golf GTI Clubsport1 . This vehicle marks the next chapter in the brand’s tradition of high-performance GTIs: the first Golf GTI Clubsport was launched in 2016 on the 40th anniversary of the iconic sports ...
The new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV will feature a new look, more technology and class-leading driver assistance systems when it arrives in UK showrooms in the coming months. The new 5008 SUV also features new trim levels and a new ‘Black Pack’ for improved customisation.
Lotus Evija: stunning new film reveals driving characteristics of the world’s first British electric hypercar
Lotus reveals further details on the Evija all-electric hypercar in a stunning new film featuring an engineering development vehicle testing on the 2.2-mile track at Hethel.
A unique Ferrari has been seen lapping Fiorano during a brief yet intense shakedown. While the V12 engine note reverberating around the track may have sounded familiar, the car’s arresting looks are unique although guaranteed to strike a chord with the marque’s aficionados.
The new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV introduces new styling features, more technology and class leading safety features to the compact SUV segment. With a choice of plug-in hybrid, petrol and diesel powertrains, plus new trim levels, the new 3008 SUV will arrive in UK showrooms in the coming months.
The Volkswagen Tiguan is Europe’s most successful Sports Utility Vehicle and one of the top-selling SUVs in the world. More than six million units have been produced to date. In 2019, the Tiguan was again the most popular model of the brand and entire Volkswagen Group, with around 911,000 units produced.
As luxuriously accommodating as ever, and now even more accelerative – Audi is underlining the already bold performance element of the SQ7 and SQ8 SUVs by equipping them with a new TFSI engine. The new high-tech biturbo V8, which replaces the original eight-cylinder TDI, introduces even more power and ...
The new Bentayga has the greatest breadth of ability of any car on the road, and with the Four Seat Comfort Specification, the Bentayga’s abilities as the limousine of SUVs comes to the fore. With the four-seat version of the car now available from launch ...
DS Automobiles is continuing with its electrification strategy. Alongside DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE (100% electric) and DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 4x4 (4-wheel drive, 300 horsepower plug-in hybrid), the range is complemented with a new DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 225 model.
All-Electric Mustang Mach-E 1400 Prototype by Ford Performance and RTR Takes Racing, Drifting to New Levels
Ford introduces the all-electric Mustang Mach-E 1400 – a one-of-a-kind prototype developed in collaboration with RTR Vehicles to demonstrate the performance possibilities of electric propulsion.
Koenigsegg has announced that its sensational world’s first ‘mega GT’ will be making its UK debut at this year’s Salon Privé Week. Long renowned for pushing the performance envelope, the Swedish brand will be presenting the all-new Gemera – its first four-seat model – in the magnificent surroundings of Blenheim Palace.
Already offered with a wide range of powertrain options giving customers more choice than ever before, these electrified versions enhance the Captur and Clio’s appeal further for those looking for strong performance and low running costs.
Eden Hazard loves the thrill of speed. Oliver Rowland loves soccer. When the two met at the Jarama Circuit in Spain to push Nissan’s high-performance electric cars to their head-spinning limits, the excitement was mutual.
Pure SUV or Sportback SUV with a dash of coupé extract? Audi Q3 and e-tron customers are already accustomed to choosing which of these silhouettes suits them best, and the unveiling of the new Q4 Sportback e-tron concept* means the same dilemma will also ...
Alfa Romeo returns to the Nürburgring
Two months after its unveil, the Giulia Quadrifoglio was called upon to dominate the mighty Nordschleife, a track that over the years has witnessed many Alfa Romeo wins. The "Grüne Hölle", or "green hell" was given this ominous nickname by Sir Jackie Stewart in ...
Already offered with a wide range of powertrain options giving customers more choice than ever before, these electrified versions enhance the Captur and Clio’s appeal further for those looking for strong performance and low running costs.
The Audi Q5 is adapting to the fast-changing digital landscape by venturing into new technological territory – the successful midsize SUV has been extensively updated inside and out, with highlights including the latest Audi touch-screen MMI Touch control in the cabin and new next generation digital OLED exterior lighting for ...
Suzuki has launched the new ACROSS, a robust and sporty SUV equipped with a sophisticated Plug-in Hybrid system and E-Four electronic 4x4, delivering uncompromising performance and efficiency with the capability and styling of a full-fledged modern SUV.
“STORIE ALFA ROMEO” EPISODE 9: The 8C Competizione – A supercar homage to tradition with one eye on the future
etween past and future
The 8C Competizione was both a return to the roots of Alfa Romeo and a testbed for the future. It was created in the middle of a process of reorganisation in the automotive sector as it prepared to face the new millennium. It became the banner around which ...
Hyundai Motor has revealed first images and videos of the new Santa Fe. The enhanced version of Hyundai’s flagship SUV in Europe offers a range of premium updates and new hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains. In addition, it will be the first Hyundai vehicle in Europe to utilise the company’s all-new third-generation ...
Automobili Lamborghini Urus Pearl Capsule: unlocking new adventures in color for the Lamborghini Urus
This first exclusive customization option for the Urus is created by Lamborghini’s Centro Stile design department to showcase the inimitable style and exhilarating performance of the Lamborghini Super SUV. The assertive two-tone exterior embraces ...
“STORIE ALFA ROMEO” EPISODE 8: Design, Sportiness and Innovation – The 156 was an authentically successful Alfa Romeo
A saloon with a sporty heart
With almost a million people visiting dealerships on the first "open doors” Sunday, over 100,000 orders placed in just a few months and 680,000 total sales between 1997 and 2005, the Alfa Romeo 156 one of the most successful models in the brand’s history.
Jaguar I-PACE – the world’s first premium all-electric performance SUV – now offers a new fast, intuitive infotainment system and quicker charging capability, making owning and driving an electric vehicle easier than ever.
Ever since the debut of its first generation in 1999, the IS has pursued the fun of driving unique to compact rear-wheel-drive sports sedans. Along with being a car that has built Lexus driving performance by serving like a whetstone for fine-tuning the driving sense of drivers, the IS has earned popularity through its high-level driving performance, as well as through its sporty styling, ...
“STORIE ALFA ROMEO” EPISODE 7: A revolution in shapes and colours with the 33 Stradale, Carabo and Montreal
The car as a sign of the times
Since the 1930s, the “coachbuilders” (a name that remains to this day) have become experts in metalwork, beating the sheet metal into shape by hand, directly onto a wooden frame, creating genuinely unique models with rounded, sensual lines that seem ...
From hybrids to hydrogen fuel cell, Hyundai has been at the forefront of the development of environmentally-friendly vehicles now for three decades. Providing clean mobility and promoting a sustainable future are key elements related to Hyundai’s progressive mind-set, which is driving the company forward.
Rolls-Royce celebrates 110 year anniversary of Charles Stewart Rolls’ world’s first non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by aeroplane. At 6.30 pm on 2 June 1910, aviation pioneer Charles Stewart Rolls took off alone in his flimsy biplane from Swingate aerodrome, near Dover, to achieve the world’s first non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by aeroplane.
Toyota has launched the new model RAV4 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) in Japan on June 8, 2020. The RAV4 is the pinnacle of this brand, which paves the way for Toyota brand's crossover SUVs. The new model RAV4 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) augments the superior performance of RAV4 by realizing the full potential of the plug-in hybrid system, while striving to be...
The PEUGEOT 308 was named ‘Car of the Year’ and since then over one and a half million vehicles have been sold. Now, the multi-award winning PEUGEOT 308 is being updated for the 2020 collection. A new "Vertigo Blue" colour and two new alloy wheels will be available, whilst inside, the dashboard is equipped with a 100% digital PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® as well as a ...
Before the Duetto, the Giulietta Spider starred in Italian films at the beginning of the 1960s, directed by Fellini and Antonioni. Faithful to Alfa Romeo DNA, the Duetto was much more than a trend-setter, it was deeply elegant and also capable of providing a thrilling and satisfying driving experiences. The Duetto enjoyed the longest ...
The new Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Coupé and Cabriolet: More brand identity, more sportiness, more individuality
Mercedes-AMG systematically continues to strengthen its brand identity: the new E 53 4MATIC+ Coupé and Cabriolet (combined fuel consumption: 9.1-8.9 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 209-204 g/km)*** have now also been given the characteristic AMG-specific radiator grille with vertical louvres. Its A-shaped ....
Within the new world of mass-market electric vehicles, a frontier that Nissan pioneered with the Nissan LEAF a decade ago, there has been a growing trend to focus on pure performance. The combination of an electric motor and battery pack provides levels of acceleration and torque once reserved for supercars or ...
The new Volkswagen Golf line-up has been expanded further, with the addition of a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. The eighth-generation Golf with two 1.5-litre petrol engines and two 2.0-litre diesel units, and the advanced 1.5 eTSI mild-hybrid.
The first of five fully electric cars to be launched by the Swedish company over the next five years, the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric P8 is capable of travelling more than 249 miles on a single charge, and can be charged to 80% of its battery capacity in as little as 40 minutes using a fast charger. Being an electric car, it will deliver ...
“Stories Alfa Romeo” EPISODE 5: “GAZELLES” AND “PANTHERS” roam the streets of Italy with Alfa Romeo at the service of the Law
In post-war Italy, Alfa Romeo became both a status symbol and the perfect vehicles for serving the State, kitted out in the livery of the State Police and that of the Carabinieri. From the 1900 to the Giulia of today, the Police Forces have used all of the most Alfa Romeo important models.
2020 is Suzuki’s 100th Anniversary with Michio Suzuki having first started in business in March 1920 with the manufacture of textile looms. These became more advanced and very popular right through to the early 1950’s when there was a global decline in the Cotton industry.
Sir Henry Royce once said, “Small things make perfection, but perfection is no small thing.” It is in this vein that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars presents to its clients, perfect scale models of Cullinan, the marque’s stellar SUV.
A prototype of the Maserati MC20, the new Maserati super sportscar, will pay homage to Sir Stirling Moss, the British motor-racing ace who died on 12 April at the age of 90.
Mazda has begun production of the all-new Mazda MX-30, the company's first all-electric vehicle, at Ujina plant No. 1 in Hiroshima, Japan. The new MX-30 is equipped with e-Skyactiv - Mazda's new electric drive technology. The front-wheel-drive powertrain combines a 107kW (145 PS) AC synchronous electric ...
Geely Group Motorsport has made its first delivery for a customer programme in Asia, with Teamwork Motorsport taking delivery of three Lynk & Co 03 TCR race cars. “We are very happy to welcome Teamwork Motorsport into the growing family of our Lynk & Co 03 customer racing programme,” said Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Geely Group Motorsport.
Arrow Electronics launches integrated bi-directional power converter solution for advancing vehicle-to-grid technology
Global technology-solutions provider Arrow Electronics recently launched an integrated bi-directional power converter solution for equipping electric vehicles (EVs) with a robust mobile energy charger, capable of both storing electricity and contributing ...
“Storie Alfa Romeo Episode 4: Alfa Romeo became the first constructor to win the Formula 1 Championship
Race number 1,000
13 May marks the anniversary of the very first Formula 1 Grand Prix race ever, launching one of the great sporting myths of our time. The launch of this event, in 1950 at Silverstone, was ...
As Audi prepares to launch a range of new plug-in hybrid electric models, we look back at the company’s first hybrid model, the 100 Avant quattro Duo of 1989. The drive towards zero-emission mobility at Audi continues apace. At the end of this year, the Vorsprung durch Technik brand will put its third ...
The unique porosity and phenomenal downforce of the Evija all-electric hypercar has been brought to life in a new animation from Lotus. For the first time, Richard Hill, the highly experienced senior engineer who has guided this critical element of the 2,000 PS car’s design, details the philosophy of the Evija’s sophisticated ...
Symbol of an era
In the spring of 1949, when the 6C 2500 with coachbuilding by Touring made its appearance on the Cernobbio stage, it was clear to everyone which car would win the Gold Cup. Its originality and unique lines were so overwhelming that it seemed only ...
Lamborghini uses Augmented Reality to launch Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder: celebrating life in the open air
Automobili Lamborghini reveals the new Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder virtually during this time of global emergency and social distancing, using Augmented Reality (AR) for the first time on its official website lamborghini.com. Using Apple’s AR Quick Look, the company is bringing its latest V10 super sports car directly ...
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars records another chapter in its long story as it was on this day in 1904 that The Hon Charles Rolls first met Henry Royce at the Midland Hotel, Manchester – an encounter after which the motor car, and the world of luxury, would never be the same again. It is with a fitting sense of historical symmetry that ...
This year 2020 Suzuki celebrated its 100th Anniversary, Michio Suzuki first started his business in March 1920 with the manufacturing of textile looms and was very popular right through to the early 1950’s till there was a global decline in the cotton industry.
Lotus has launched four new limited-edition versions of the Elise, each with a vibrant and distinctive colour palette which pays tribute to the company’s pioneering and highly successful racing history.
Hyundai Motor has released two new videos showing winter testing for its high-performance models, including a prototype of the all-new i20 N in camouflage. The videos, which were shot in Arjeplog, Sweden, show Hyundai WRC driver Thierry Neuville putting the i20 WRC, the RM19, and the i20 N through their paces in a snowy ...
Aston Martin made its official debut in the esports arena recently, as it enters season two of The Race All-Star Series - beginning a five-week battle for the Pro Cup teams’ and drivers’ championships with three of its works drivers. It will also campaign for Legends Trophy honours with three-times Le Mans-winner Darren Turner.
A preferred layout for attractive and visionary car design since the 1930s, the traditional two-door coupe has long been seen as the most stylish model in a manufacturers line-up. From the elegant high-class appeal of early grand European coupes to the ostentatious size and extravagant design of big American ...
This Mustang Day – the nameplate’s 56th birthday – Mustang can now celebrate two global sales crowns, earning world’s best-selling sports car and its fifth straight best-selling sports coupe title. Mustang is also America’s best-selling sports car of the last 50 years.
The flying man from Mantua
13 April, 1930, just after 5am, the silent shadows beside Lake Garda are shaken by the rumble of an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport spider Zagato driving at 93mph with its headlights turned off. At its steering wheel is Tazio Nuvolari, from Mantua, ...
It won’t hurt your ears and doesn’t use a drop of fuel, but it’s projected to crush the quarter-mile in the low-8-second range at more than 170 mph. For the first time ever, Ford Performance introduces a one-off Mustang Cobra Jet factory drag racer with all-electric propulsion.
Polestar 2 continues its role of spearheading the introduction and development of new technologies for the Volvo Car Group. It is the first fully electric vehicle to be crash tested, the first to feature new Acoustic Vehicle Alert System (AVAS) technology, and the first to be fitted with new front-inner-side airbags within the Group.
The Frenchman from Naples
Officially the story of Alfa Romeo begins on the 24th of June 1910, with the foundation of Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili (ALFA). But it actually starts a few years earlier, with a ...
Honda Motor Europe is expanding its battery recycling partnership with SNAM (Société Nouvelle d’Affinage des Métaux) to advance the sustainable usability of its end-of-life traction batteries. The pan-European arrangement will see SNAM collect and recycle batteries from Honda's increasing number of hybrid and electric vehicles ...
It was 35 years ago, in a monsoon conditions, that a determined young Brazilian raced to his first Formula 1 victory and cemented his name in motorsport folklore. It was Sunday 21 April and the 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix. Behind the wheel of a Lotus 97T was Ayrton Senna, just turned 25 years old. With the car at ...
The Toyota Yaris Cross its new compact SUV, has made its world debut, originally planned to be revealed at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show*1. As a new SUV that inherits the qualities of the brand's flagship compact car, Yaris, Yaris Cross will be launched in Japan in Autumn this year, and in Europe mid- 2021.
For PEUGEOT, a concept car is not a free exercise in style. It is part of a real brand strategy. It is a heightened vision that nourishes and inspires the style and technology of the future. PEUGEOT always develops its concept cars so that they are functional and driveable, in order to offer a complete experience, even when dynamic.
Motorists concerned by the rise in the theft of cars with keyless entry systems can sleep easier as Ganvol launches its cutting-edge keyless key fob protector. This Ganvol Faraday Box S1 is a fob protector and signal blocker to stop car thieves in their tracks, manufactured to high precision from the same grade ...
On the road to purely electric mobility, plug-in hybrids represent what is perhaps the key bridging technology. With its EQ Power models, Mercedes-Benz is presenting an efficient drivetrain package which is already in its third generation, marking a further step towards CO2-neutral mobility. Mercedes-Benz customers will ...
Precept, the car with which Polestar envisions its future, was created to showcase three key areas for the Swedish brand: sustainability, digital technology and design. Following its digital reveal in February, Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath now takes a look at Precept in detail, and in reality, in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced that it plans to release its new model Harrier in around June 2020. Since its debut in 1997, the Harrier has continued to lead the way by pioneering a new "Urban SUV"*1 genre that is not constrained by traditional categorization.
As the Evija moves ever closer to series production, Lotus has revealed how customers of the all-electric hypercar are choosing their vehicle’s bespoke specification. Production of the Lotus Evija will start later in 2020, and the first year’s allocation is already designated to customers around the world.
The Mazda3 has won the 2020 World Car Design of the Year award, one of the special categories of the World Car Awards (WCA). The Mazda3 is the second Mazda to be named World Car Design of the Year, following the Mazda MX-5 in 2016.
Ferrari has received the prestigious 2020 Red Dot: Best of the Best award for the SF90 Stradale and two Red Dot awards for the Ferrari Roma and the F8 Tributo.
PEUGEOT has won Europe’s most coveted automotive award, the "Car Of The Year” title for the sixth time, becoming only the third brand to do so. The prestigious trophy was presented to the all-new PEUGEOT 208 after being judged by an independent jury of 60 ...
The Porsche Taycan has been awarded first in two categories in this year’s World Car of the Year Awards 2020 (WCOTY): the World Luxury Car and World Performance Car of the Year. At the World Performance Award, it succeeded in a historic triple against the 911 and the 718 Spyder/Cayman GT4.
The KIA SOUL EV has won the 2020 World Urban Car award and KIA TELLURIDE is the 2020 World Car of the Year which was announced via digital media due to widespread impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Goodyear reCharge is a revolutionary self-regenerating concept tyre that can adapt and change to meet individual mobility needs. The Goodyear reCharge Concept – Making Tyre Changing Easy with Customised Capsules that Renew your Tyres
The new Mazda CX-30 and MX-30  have both been rewarded in the 'Red Dot: Product Design 2020' awards. The CX-30 compact SUV and Mazda's first all-electric car, the MX-30, join the growing list of award-winning Mazda models designed under the Kodo: Soul of Motion philosophy.
Honda’s all-new, highly acclaimed Honda e has been awarded the ‘Red Dot: Best of the Best 2020’ award, the highest honour in the internationally renowned ‘Red Dot’ awards, for its ground-breaking product design.
The All-New Kia XCeed urban crossover has been recognised with a 2020 Red Dot design award. The ‘Product Design’ prize makes the XCeed the fourth member of the Ceed model family to receive a Red Dot prize.
120 years ago, the name of an eleven-year-old girl became the epitome of cars and the first luxury car brand in the world. On April 2, 1900, Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft decided to call its automobiles Mercédès, after the daughter of Emil Jellinek. The Austrian businessman, who lived in Nice, traded in Daimler vehicles and registered them for racing events. The first vehicle with this ...
Volvo Cars has its eyes firmly set on the future as it celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its acquisition by Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely) on 28 March. The company has seen a complete transformation of its business under Geely ownership, changing from a purely European firm to a truly global and strong ...
Aston Martin has revealed further details of its in-house designed V6 engine, which has been created initially for deployment in a new range of mid-engined sportscars, starting with the Aston Martin Valhalla from 2022.
Bentley Mulliner has opened its new Collections portfolio with the creation of a truly bespoke Continental GT Convertible – the Equestrian Edition. This one of a kind Continental GT Convertible embodies a myriad of distinctive features, building on the strengths of Bentley’s iconic open top Grand Tourer.
BMW is adding to its successful coupe line-up with the new, sleek 2 Series Gran Coupé. The car celebrated its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2019, completing both BMW’s 2 Series line-up and the company’s four- door coupe range.
Sant’Agata Bolognese, 19 March 2020 – In Fiscal Year 2019 (1 Jan - 31 Dec), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. achieved its best-ever results across the board, entering new dimensions in its year-long growth. The Italian super sports car producer outperformed all previous key business benchmarks: sales, turnover and profitability achieved levels unprecedented in the 56-year history of the brand.
In the 2019 financial year, Porsche AG increased deliveries, sales revenue and the operating result before special items to new record levels. The company handed over 280,800 vehicles to customers in 2019, corresponding to an increase of ten percent compared with the previous year. Sales revenue rose by eleven percent...
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Hino Motors, Ltd. (Hino) have agreed to jointly develop a heavy-duty fuel cell truck, and to proceed with initiatives toward its practical use through verification tests and other means.
Audi is systematically moving forward with its e-offensive: The Audi e-tron and the Audi e-tron Sportback are becoming more agile, sharper and more dynamic as S models. The three electric motors, two of which are located on the rear axle, together provide 370 kW of boost power and 973 Nm of torque. This allows the two purely ...
Czinger unveiled its groundbreaking 21C in London, UK recently, and confirmed it is the first in a series of exclusive vehicles that will use its proprietary technologies and unique design elements to explore the limits of creativity and performance. All will be vehicles built for discovery and pleasure in cutting edge design and ...
As we move into the 2020’s, Rolls-Royce embodies the spirit of the roaring twenties by introducing its first Collection Car of the new decade. The Dawn Silver Bullet Collection is an ode to decadence, to frivolity, to heady heydays and irreverent past times. Traversing the landscape with supreme accuracy, travelling great distances ...
For the first time ever, two of the three finalists for 2020 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) are from the same brand. The Mazda CX-30 and Mazda3, the initial two members of Mazda’s latest vehicle generation, will vie this year for the distinguished title alongside the Kia Telluride. The Mazda3, with its acclaimed Kodo ...
Zenvo has revealed its latest commission TSR-S alongside further developments from the Danish hypercar manufacturer. This example of the 1177bhp twin-supercharged V8 TSR-S model, the street legal variant of the TSR track car, has received numerous bespoke touches and is the first car to receive ...
Automotive intelligence is now getting exciting and dynamic: The E-This year, Suzuki are celebrating its 100th anniversary. It was on March 15, 1920 that Suzuki Loom Manufacturing Company was founded by Michio Suzuki. Since then, Suzuki has expanded its business from looms to motorcycles, automobiles, outboard ...
APEX, the global sports car brand, has taken the covers off its stunning new all-electric AP-0 sports car at its global launch event in London today. The brand brings a new philosophy to the sports car market, embracing the emotional connection between driver and machine, craftsmanship and pioneering, and design and ...
Automotive intelligence is now getting exciting and dynamic: The E-Class Saloon and Estate have undergone a comprehensive update as the first representatives of this model series. Both models will arrive in the showrooms of our European dealers in summer 2020. The long-wheelbase version of the Saloon (China), as well as the Coupé and Cabriolet, will follow soon thereafter.
Aston Martin V12 Speedster made its global debut recently, with just 88 examples of this puristic limited-edition model set to hit the road. Created by luxury British marque’s bespoke customisation service ‘Q by Aston Martin’, the Aston Martin V12 Speedster is a truly visceral driver’s car that draws inspiration from both ...
The BMW Group is opening a new chapter in its history with the unveiling of a pure- electric Gran Coupe in Geneva. The BMW Concept i4 takes electric drive to the core of the BMW brand and heralds a new era in Sheer Driving Pleasure. The BMW Concept i4 represents a look ahead to the BMW i4, slated to enter production in 2021 as the BMW Group’s first all-electric model in the ...
Following DS 7 CROSSBACK and DS 3 CROSSBACK, this is a large, stylish saloon to head up the new French premium brand’s line up. With DS 9, DS Automobiles is emphasising its expertise, design, sophistication and technology with a global vision. With these exciting characteristics, DS 9 conveys a perfect blend of ...
The MORPHOZ concept is Renault’s vision of personal, shareable, electric mobility of the future. The smart, modular, crossover vehicle is able to physically and technologically adapt whether it’s being used for a short commute, trip to the shops or a longer journey. The vehicle is able to recognise and welcome the driver ...
An elegant and electrified coupé with superb agility and driving dynamics, a high-traction all-wheel drive vehicle offering exceptional everyday comfort: the new Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 (S) 4MATIC+ Coupé (combined fuel consumption: 11.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 263-262 g/km) combines numerous vehicle personalities in one model.
In March 2020, a fleet of 500, 100% electric Renault ZOE cars, equipped with ZITY technology will be made available to Parisians on a self-service basis using a free mobile application. This is a flexible scheme that responds to a strong trend: 20% of the capital's inhabitants use car-sharing.
Touareg R - plug-in hybrid model from Volkswagen R combines maximum dynamic performance with electric efficiency
Volkswagen is set to add a range-topping new premium model to its flagship Touareg line – the Touareg R*. The versatile model’s 340 kW (462 PS) plug-in hybrid drive offers an innovative blend of superlative performance and electric efficiency. When the ...
Hyundai Motor Company unveiled its new concept EV, “Prophecy”, expressing the company’s latest design language. The visionary concept clearly expresses Hyundai’s latest design philosophy, Sensuous Sportiness, expanding on the era-defining example set by last year’s “45” concept EV that stripped away complexity in favor of clean lines and minimalistic structures.
Hyundai Motor has released new details of the new i30 which will feature a new design, advanced connectivity features and offer an electrified 48-volt mild hybrid option, resulting in increased fuel efficiency.
The concept of ‘refined boldness’ inspired Kia’s designers, who sought to maintain the robust, tough-looking aesthetic of earlier generations of Sorento, while applying a greater degree of refinement and elegance. More stylish than ever, the Sorento’s redefined design incorporates sharper lines and uninterrupted ...
Volvo Cars introduces refreshed S90 and V90 models, plus mild-hybrid powertrains across entire line-up
Volvo Cars recently introduced the refreshed versions of the S90 saloon and V90 estate, including a refined exterior design and a brand-new, state-of-the-art sound system by Bowers & Wilkins.
The establishment of a dense public network of ultra-fast e-vehicle charging stations can be realized much faster than previously assumed. E.ON and Volkswagen Group Components are giving a new impetus with the prototype of a new, flexible ultra-fast charging station that will be presented in Essen. By integrating a battery ....
Czinger Vehicles has revealed the full specifications of its groundbreaking 21C hypercar, of which just 80 will be built. The reveal includes an in-depth look and explanation of Czinger’s in-house developed drivetrain and proprietary production and manufacturing technologies. The Czinger 21C is designed, built and manufactured in Los Angeles for the 21st century.
Hyundai Motor’s all-new i20 features a revolutionary and ambitious design that follows the company’s new Sensuous Sportiness design language. With best-in-class connectivity features and the most comprehensive safety package in its class, it sets new standards for a B-segment car.
The C3 is Citroën’s best-selling model, in the top five in the B segment in Europe, as at end of December 2019. The charismatic and charming C3 is continuing its offensive in its highly competitive segment, by strengthening its unique design, its colourful personality and its unparalleled comfort. The model that gave ...
Honda is expanding its Civic Type R range with the addition of two new variants, Limited Edition and Sport Line. Building on the dynamic performance capabilities of the standard Type R GT, the new models each offer a different style and performance proposition, further broadening the appeal of Honda's award-winning hatchback.
Automobili Pininfarina has made a fast start into 2020, the 90th anniversary year of Pininfarina SpA, commencing the testing and development phase for the ground-breaking Battista – the world’s first fully electric luxury hypercar.
Nissan developed the 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO to be the pinnacle of the iconic nameplate. For maximum performance, the engine was upgraded, its aerodynamics further enhanced, and weight was shed through the meticulous use of exotic materials.
As the demand for electric mobility builds, Audi is moving to make its growing EV and PHEV ranges ever more accessible through new models like the e-tron 50. The new variant, which joins the line-up alongside the continuing e-tron 55 quattro, combines its strong performance, WLTP-ratified range of up to 190 miles and ...
The heartbeat of Aston Martin’s sports car range just got that little bit faster with the introduction of the new Vantage Roadster. Joining the Vantage Coupe, which was launched in 2018, this convertible model amplifies the emotional appeal of a model renowned for delivering a compelling blend of potent performance, outstanding dynamics and everyday usability.
Nissan’s world-leading expertise in electric vehicles and top-class motorsport experience have seamlessly come together in the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC – an exhilarating showcase of the power, innovation and excitement of Nissan electric vehicle technology.
Porsche Asia Pacific delivered 3,025 vehicles in the region together with its importer partners in 2019, recording an increase of 41% year-on-year, making it one of the fastest growing Porsche regions in the world.
Toyota is exploring a new flight path for mobility through a new collaboration with Joby Aviation (Joby), an aerospace company that is developing and commercializing all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to enable the deployment of fast, quiet and affordable air transportation services. The collaboration ...
Lotus has launched a new version of the Evora – the GT410. As a second model in the range it sells alongside the Evora GT410 Sport, which also benefits from a revised specification.
Alcon Components Ltd, a world-leader in the design and manufacture of ultra-high-performance brake and clutch systems, unveiled their latest AAC03 brake-by-wire technology at the Autosport International 2020.
Beauty can be reflected in a jewel, a painting or a landscape. Elegance, on the other hand, is not only confined to a glance. Elegance can be found in a movement, in an expression or in conversation. Simply put, elegance is beauty in motion, and no car moves with more elegance than a Maserati, the ultimate expression of dynamic beauty.
Nissan has unveiled the newly updated version of its toughest Navara yet – the OFF-ROADER AT32. Building on the success of the previous limited edition and growing the #GoAnywhere capabilities of the Navara*, the refreshed model has been manufactured to be more efficient and better to drive, without compromising its class-leading off-road ability
Transmission technology specialist Xtrac unveiled more advanced transmissions at the recent Europe's premier motorsport show on 9-12 January 2020 at Birmingham's NEC. Uniquely, the technology includes an e-axle for the first electric-powered cars to compete in the 2021 to 2024 FIA World Rallycross Championship. The ...
Audi is once again displaying exciting exhibits – from futuristic vision vehicles to technologies ready for series production at the recent 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). In doing so, the premium brand is defining the digital experience of the future.
The Land Rover Defender family showcased its 21st century dual-eSIM connectivity at the recent CES 2020 in Las Vegas, the world’s largest consumer electronics show. New Defender is the first vehicle with two embedded LTE modems for enhanced connectivity, ...
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) premiered the new GR Yaris―a homologation*1 model born to win the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) at the recent Tokyo Auto Salon*.
Nissan is elevating the performance capability of electric vehicles with its new twin-motor all-wheel-control technology called e-4ORCE. The technology provides instant torque to all four wheels to deliver balanced, predictable power and handling on par with many premium sports cars.
The updated 2020 Mazda MX-5 is now available with both the Convertible and RF Retractable Fastback featuring a 10-model line-up - four Convertibles and six RFs - the 132ps 1.5-litre Convertible is offered in SE-L and Sport trim, while the 184ps 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G engine is matched to Sport Tech and the new range-topping GT Sport Tech trim.
The BMW Group’s ongoing commitment to electrified technology is exemplified in its continuous development of electrified powertrains. Thanks to recent advances in battery cell technology, new BMW plug-in hybrid models are extending the possibilities of locally emissions-free driving – both in the city and beyond.
One of the most significant Lotus 19s is set to take the classic car world by storm when it goes under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions Race Retro Sale on the 22nd and 23rd February at Stoneleigh Park.
Groupe Renault is a pioneer and expert in electric mobility – the cornerstone of the Group’s current and future commitment to sustainable mobility for all. For over 10 years, the Group has garnered expertise in electric vehicles that translates into more dynamic and efficient hybrid motors.
Toyota announced that it will reproduce spare parts for the A70-*1 and A80-model*2 Supra as GR Heritage Parts Project, and will sell them both domestically and overseas (North America, Europe, etc.).
After nearly 1,200,000 vehicles sold in its previous version, this new generation of PEUGEOT 2008 asserts itself with a particularly powerful and distinctive style. Ultra-technological, it adopts the whole new generation of the immersive PEUGEOT ...
The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition, the first offering from the recently-announced partnership between Aston Martin Lagonda and Airbus Corporate Helicopters was revealed recently.
Kia Motors Corporation and Hyundai Motor Company have debuted a new virtual reality (VR) design evaluation system at the brands’ global design headquarters. The new system, introduced to the Namyang Research and Development Center in South Korea, demonstrates a heightened focus on enhancing vehicle ...
Volkswagen provides a glimpse into the future in which the search for charging stations for electric cars comes to an end. Volkswagen Group Components’ mobile charging robot takes over this task – and drives to the electric car completely autonomously.
The fifth-generation Toyota RAV4, on the market for barely a year, is going more places than it has ever gone before. The arrival of the first-ever RAV4 TRD Off-Road model was announced earlier last year, and at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota debuts a new ....
For the first time in a decade, Toyota captures Japan Car of the Year award with its RAV4 while BMW’s 3-Series picks up the import car trophy. Some 60 jurors, representatives from 40 of the country’s most influential automotive publications and dozens of OEM executives gathered to witness the vote-counting and prize-giving ceremony for this year’s Japan Car of the Year.
In line with continued plans to further reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel economy across its range of vehicles, Suzuki GB PLC to introduce three 48-Volt Self-Charging Hybrid equipped derivatives to its range in Spring 2020 which will also include the launch of the new K14D Boosterjet petrol engine.
The range of compact 35-series entry-level models to the world of Mercedes-AMG is now complete. The seven-member family extends from the A-Class as a hatchback and notchback (in a long version for China) to the CLA Coupé and Shooting Brake and the seven-seater GLB - and is now rounded off by the new GLA 35 4MATIC (combined fuel consumption 7.5-7.4 l/100 km; combined CO2 ...
Mazda2, the 2020 model year version of this popular supermini is offered with a simplified five-model range, exclusively powered by Mazda’s familiar 1.5-litre Skyactiv-G petrol engine - which for the first time is matched to Mazda’s M Hybrid mild-hybrid system*.
Sixty years ago, the 5000 GT, a 2+2 coupé, was presented at the Turin Motor Show and was the undisputed star of the event. Maserati now celebrates the anniversary of this extraordinary car, built to the specific request of the Shah of Persia, Reza Pahlavi.
For the first time in 55 years, Ford is expanding the Mustang family, bringing the famous pony into the electric age with Mustang Mach-E, an all-new, all-electric SUV born of the same free-spirited ideals that inspired the best-selling sports coupe in the world.
Range expansion and diversification continue apace at Audi Sport, as demonstrated particularly conclusively by the new Audi RS Q8, which has made its world debut recently at the 2019 LA Auto Show. The first ever full-size Audi SUV to bear the RS badge pushes the boundaries of performance for a model of this type, a claim that it underscores by being
The new Ferrari Roma, the latest coupé from Maranello features timeless and sublimely refined design and has all the power and agility required to guarantee a unique driving experience. Its signature Italian styling is a contemporary reinterpretation of the carefree lifestyle of 1950s and ‘60s Rome, from which it takes its evocative name, Roma.
The heart of the BMW brand beats in the premium segment of the mid- range category. Along with the BMW 4 Series Coupé, BMW 4 Series Convertible and BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé models, it is the BMW 3 Series that brings out the qualities that are key to hallmark brand driving pleasure in a particularly concentrated form.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio have been updated for model year 2020. While retaining their class leading driving dynamics and classic Italian design, Alfa Romeo has improved its driver-centred approach by updating the interior of the cars with a new layout and materials, incorporating new ADAS systems to bring level two ...
The opportunities to drive an electrified Audi are becoming ever more plentiful, with five plug-in hybrid models scheduled for introduction in the second half of 2019 alone. The A6 55 TFSI e with an impressive 367PS system output and the scope to travel for up to 32 miles under purely electric power is the latest in the line.
The Mazda3 has been named “Supreme Winner” at the 2019 Women’s World Car of the Year award at the 2019 Dubai International Motor Show on 16th November. In addition to taking the top award, the model also won Women’s World Family Car of the Year.
Maserati takes another step towards a new chapter of its story. The Brand will unveil a special car, the GranTurismo Zéda, to mark the end of production of the Maserati GranTurismo. The new car coincides with the Brand’s recent announcement regarding production innovations, electrification and autonomous ...
Sometimes less really is more: the forthcoming battery-powered Volvo XC40 SUV, Volvo Cars’ first fully electric car, proves that Volvo cars can be made better by taking certain things away.
World premiere of the plug-in hybrid Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 de 4MATIC (weighted fuel consumption 1.1 l/100 km, weighted CO2 emissions 29 g/km, weighted power consumption 25.4 kWh/100 km.
MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) has unveiled its restyled and updated Mirage (and Attrage saloon – not sold in the UK) in Thailand. Both models will be on display at the Thailand International Motor Expo 2019 was held recently.
The Golf is the most successful European car for more than four decades. A new chapter in the history of this best-seller begins the world premiere of the eighth Golf – digitalised, connected, and intuitive to operate. Never before has a Golf been so progressive.
Set to become a true modern classic, DBS GT Zagato has been unveiled recently at the newly-formed Audrain’s Newport Concours in the United States, completing the DBZ Centenary Collection.
Ferrari has unveiled the new version of the 488 GT3 at the Ferrari Finali Mondiali at Mugello which will be competing in the main international GT championships in 2020. The new Evo package is the result of Ferrari’s desire to further refine certain aspects of one of the most successful cars in the marque’s history. This has ...
Mazda North America has revealed the latest addition to its motorsport programme with the announcement of the all-new Mazda3 TCR race car. Built to global TCR regulations it will make its competition debut in the 2020 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series, which begins with a four-hour race at the world famous Daytona Speedway in January.
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced the launch of the new "Copen GR SPORT" in Japan. The new Copen GR SPORT is a two-seater convertible sports car according to the minivehicle standards and the first sports car in the series "GR" developed by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing. This is an OEM car manufactured by ...
Hyundai unveiled the Veloster “Grappler” concept at the recent 2019 SEMA show. The Grappler concept boasts increased ground clearance, combining superb approach and departure angles for confident off-roading capability, while custom front and rear brush guards were developed to ensure the Veloster Grappler is ...
Mercedes-Benz Vans presented the Concept EQV as a study at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019. Now the series version of the Mercedes-Benz EQV (combined power consumption: 27,0 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km, provisional figures)* is ...
Hyundai Motor will display the company’s focus toward the future direction of car design at the forthcoming IAA Frankfurt Motor Show (Sept. 10-22, 2019). Inspired by looking back at the brand’s first model in the 1970s, the 『45』 fully-electric concept car will act as a symbolic milestone for Hyundai’s future EV design.
Volkswagen breathes fresh air into the SUV segment with the world premiere of the new T-Roc Cabriolet*. The open-top version expands the range of the popular crossover model, adding yet more lifestyle to the booming SUV market. The new T-Roc Cabriolet sees its official presentation at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) from 12 to 22 September. The launch will take place in spring 2020.
Volvo has extended its S60 range – the third generation of the firm’s premium mid-size saloon – to incorporate further powertrain choices and equipment grades, including an allwheeldrive petrolelectric hybrid and a trim level that focuses on luxury and craftmanship.
Across the world, millions of people every day get behind the wheel of a virtual Ford vehicle and enjoy racing against friends and as part of online communities. Now Ford is going to be seeking out the best online racers to form its first ever esports teams.
The Volkswagen Arteon is gaining a new entry-level SE specification, making this stylish model available to even more customers who are in the market for a smart business-class fastback.
Hyundai Motor is launching its first car with a solar roof charging system. This groundbreaking eco-friendly technology will provide vehicles with additional electrical power, as well as increasing fuel efficiency and driving range.
MINI has unveiled the new MINI Electric at the Oxford plant, the home of the brand where the very first Mini was built 60 years ago. After 15,000 potential customers already expressed an interest in the car. Manufacturing will begin in late 2019, with first deliveries in the spring of 2020 and exports headed around the world.
Lotus and newly promoted Premier League team Norwich City Football Club as a new multi-year global partnership. The collaboration sees the state-of-the-art training facility renamed The Lotus Training Centre, and the all-new Academy building renamed The Lotus Academy.
Ford Reveals Special Edition Mustang55 5.0-litre V8 Anniversary Model and Revised Mustang 2.3-litre EcoBoost
Ford has announced the new Ford Mustang55 special edition model for customers in Europe, celebrating the 55th anniversary of the famous sports car. Based on the 450PS Ford Mustang 5.0-litre V8, the new Mustang55 Edition features unique exterior styling ...
Resurgent British sports car maker Lotus has unveiled the Evija, the world’s first all-electric British hypercar, at an exclusive event in London. Hosted at the Royal Horticultural Halls, Victoria, over two sessions, more than 350 VIP guests attended. They were made up of international automotive, business, technology and design ...
Maserati Completes Its A Tribute to China 2019 Grand Tour: 10,000km Journey Celebrates 15 Years in China
Maserati completed its spectacular 10,000km A Tribute to China Grand Tour which was held to mark Maserati’s 15th anniversary in the Chinese market and pay tribute to the traditions and cultural heritage that China and Italy share.
MG Motor UK announced its entry into the zero-emissions vehicle market with the first truly affordable, family friendly electric car. The sensational MG ZS EV has been designed to bring EV technology to a wider audience than ever before and represents an exciting new chapter in the MG story.
Hyundai has received two further major awards for the future-oriented direction of its drive technologies. The company was honoured for the first time as ‘Most Innovative Volume Brand’ and ‘Most Innovative Volume Brand - Alternative Drives’ at the 2019 AutomotiveINNOVATIONS Awards evening by the Center of ...
Evolution E-Types held their range of steel and aluminium bodied hand crafted E-Types at the London Concours on the 5-6 June. Models on display included the stunning brandy wine coloured all aluminium bodied E-Type Roadster unveiled at the London Classic Car Show in January alongside the gunmetal grey steel bodied E-Spec Plus fixed head coupe.
The 21st edition of the International Engine & Powertrain of the Year has seen Ferrari triumph again, taking the overall title with its 720-cv, 3.9-litre V8 for the fourth year running, a feat never achieved by any other engine in the history of the awards.
The Arc Vector, the world’s most advanced electric motorcycle, is right on schedule and its breathtaking innovations are being eagerly refined. Announced at last November’s EICMA show in Milan, the £90,000 neo-café racer will enter full production at the end of 2020 with 399 units to be built to order in the first 18 months.
Making its debut in the All-New Mazda3, Mazda’s ground-breaking Skyactiv-X engine will go on sale in the UK this autumn. Featuring Mazda’s unique Spark Plug Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) technology, the 2.0 litre, four-cylinder Skyactiv-X engine is the ...
A prototype version of the all-new PEUGEOT e-208 was shown at the Fully Charged Live 2019 electric vehicle event, held at Silverstone. The pre-production e-208 was one of the key attractions at the Fully Charged Live event, which was held from the 7th to 9th June.
Honda has announced the details of the chassis, battery and charging details for the highly anticipated Honda e compact electric car. Designed from the ground up, the Honda e is the first Honda to be built on a dedicated EV platform. The car will feature a water-cooled 35.5 kWh Lithium-ion high-capacity battery that can be ...
The Honda e and the 2019 NSX are set to make their UK debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. With the UK’s largest motoring garden party set to kick off from Thursday 4th July to Sunday 7th July 2019., both cars will be on static display on the ...
Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations division has developed a more restrained road-oriented version of the extreme XE SV Project 8 featuring a discreet new rear spoiler, delivering a covert design that belies the 600PS vehicle’s race track-honed performance capabilities.
Lexus unveiled the new 2020 RX luxury SUV today, revealing evolutionary changes to the brand's core model, which helped establish the luxury SUV segment when it was first introduced in 1998.The 2020 RX is scheduled to go on sale in late August 2019. The new RX is a testament to Lexus' ongoing commitment to maintain its status as a pioneer of the luxury SUV segment.
Fresh from an update across the range last August, the Mazda CX-3 line-up gets a new burst of colour this summer with the addition of the new GT Sport Nav+ and limited to just 500 cars, the GT Sport Nav+ features unique styling and extra value in one attractive package.
Family adventures are now better than ever thanks to a complete powertrain upgrade in the Nissan X-Trail crossover SUV with reduced CO2 emissions and improved fuel economy across the revised range.
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is set to become the newest James Bond inspired car, thanks to the most recent collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions, the company that produces the James Bond films with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios.
The future of car development is here: Volvo Cars and Varjo, the Finnish maker of high-end augmented-reality headsets, have created a world-first mixed-reality approach to evaluating prototypes, designs and active safety technologies.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars unveiled its latest Collection Car, Wraith Eagle VIII, on the shores of Lake Como at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, from 24-26 May. Created by the Bespoke Collective at the House of Rolls-Royce, a Collection of just 50 Wraith Eagle VIII motor cars will tell the epic tale of one of the most pivotal moments of the 20th century.
Ferrari introduces a new chapter in its history with the introduction of its first series production PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), the SF90 Stradale, images, videos and information on which can be seen on the dedicated web site: SF90stradale.com. The new model is extreme on every level and represents a true paradigm shift, ...
Lotus confirmed that Type 130, the brand’s first all-new model in more than a decade, will be revealed to the world’s media at an exclusive event in Central London on 16 July.
The new Supra is the first global model of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing's GR sports car series. Ever since first competing in Germany's 24 Hours of Nürburgring endurance race in 2007, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has been aiming through its motorsports activities to develop its cars and people, with the goal of "making ever-better ...
Renowned for delivering one of the most exhilarating driving experiences currently on the market, the Aston Martin Vantage has been given an extra dose of excitement with the addition of a third pedal and manual transmission. The result? Vantage AMR.
Karma Automotive making their global debuts in China, and on display at the show is the 2020 Karma Revero GT and Karma SC1 Vision Concept both feature leather from Bridge of Weir, using hides sourced from the very best heritage breeds.
Few vehicles in the world can be instantly identified by just three letters. But to motoring enthusiasts everywhere, “GT-R” has become synonymous with excitement, high performance and unparalleled refinement.
Subaru of America recently introduced the all-new 2020 Outback offering the most advanced features, design and capability in its history. The sixth-generation SUV comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and Subaru’s award-winning EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. With an available tablet-style 11.6-inch ...
MG Motor UK’s first-ever fully electric car, the ZS EV, was shown to the UK and European public for the very first time at the recent London Motor Show. The ZS EV breaks new ground for the MG brand and its European public debut will give potential buyers their first glimpse of the family friendly electric car.
On 4 May 1904, Charles Rolls and Henry Royce met for the first time at The Midland Hotel, Manchester; an encounter that would change the course of automotive history. Exactly 115 years later, the marque they agreed to form that day continues to set global standards for innovation and excellence and uphold their legacy as the originators of ‘the best car in the world’.
Toyota announced that the company premiered its C-HR and IZOA battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as part of its activities in the recent Auto Shanghai 2019. The C-HR and IZOA will be the first BEVs to launch in China under the Toyota brand. Sales on the new models are slated to start from 2020.
Volkswagen extensive model offensive in China and will have doubled its SUV range by 2020. Volkswagen announced during the recent Auto Shanghai 2019, that the share of SUVs is expected to rise to up to 40 per cent. It is targeting the traditional part as well as the growing e-mobility sector. The Volkswagen brand presented five new SUV, four of them as world premieres.
NIO offered the first glimpse of its all new Sedan product line and its entire NIO Power service solution, along with its 220 kW permanent magnet synchronous motor electric drivetrain at the recent Auto Shanghai 2019. It also announced the extension of the “One Click for Power” service to other EV brand users.
Aston Martin has revealed the full performance figures delivered by Aston Martin Valkyrie’s hybrid powertrain. The heart of the Aston Martin Valkyrie’s powertrain is its clean sheet Cosworth-built 65° naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 engine. Evoking the spine-tingling, ultra-high-revving F1TM engines of the 1990s, but benefitting ...
The new Jaguar XE delivers an enhanced exterior design, all-new luxurious interior and advanced technologies, including a segment-first ClearSight rear view mirror, utilising a wide-angle rear facing camera. The XE also becomes first-in-class to offer a diesel variant compliant with the stringent RDE2 NOx emissions limit, well ...
With the Concept GLB at Auto Shanghai 2019, Mercedes-Benz shows what SUV ideas on the company's compact car platform might also be realised alongside the GLA as a sporty all-rounder. While the latter promises progressive driving enjoyment with its coupé-like lines, the Concept GLB places the emphasis on spaciousness and ...
Volkswagen celebrates the launch with the world premiere of an equally exclusive sporty limited edition: the Passat Variant R-Line Edition. Limited to 2,000 units. All-wheel drive (4MOTION) with optional top-of-the-range engine with 176 kW/240 PS (TDI) or 200 kW/272 PS (TSI). Pre-sales of the limited edition will begin in Europe in May.
Bentley Motors is the most sought after luxury car brand in the world. The company’s headquarters in Crewe is home to all of its operations including design, R&D, engineering and production of the company’s four model lines, Continental, Flying Spur, Bentayga and Mulsanne. The combination of fine craftsmanship, using skills ...
Creating an entirely new and modern take on the Ferrari sports prototype concept is both an ambitious and complex undertaking. But it was in this spirit, and with very specific input from the client, that the new Ferrari one-off, the P80/C, was conceived. The Ferrari Styling Centre, under the direction of Flavio Manzoni, and the ...
Great Wall Motors, China's largest SUV and pickup manufacturer, has celebrated the world premiere of its P series pickup product line, which includes the passenger pickup, a cross-country pickup and a commercial pickup, at Auto Shanghai 2019.
Founded in 1958 by the four Walklett brothers, Ginetta has a long and successful history of producing hand built road and race cars. Beginning with the G2, enthusiast favourites such as the G4, G10, G12, G40 and G55 followed in a varied line up.
Polestar has taken the next step in its development as the electric performance brand with the reveal of the new Polestar 2. Polestar 2 is the new all-electric fastback that brings electric performance cars to a broader and increasingly progressive audience. It offers avant-garde design and a unique customer experience in the premium compact electric segment.
After their announcement late last year, Goodyear is now presenting its flagship performance tyres at the Geneva International Motor Show 2019 - the Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport, Eagle F1 SuperSport R and Eagle F1 SuperSport RS.
Honda’s new urban electric vehicle previewed at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show in the form of the Honda e Prototype. This new model leads on from the brand’s highly acclaimed 2017 Urban EV Concept and is a key part of Honda’s “Electric Vision” strategy for the European region. Production of Honda’s compact urban electric vehicle will begin later this year.
At the recent 2019 Smart Mobility Summit, Hyundai displayed technologically-advanced NEXO fuel cell SUV. NEXO showcased at the Wards Intelligence and C3 Group Smart Mobility Summit at the Empire Garage in Austin; this is the NEXO’s first appearance in the state of Texas.
The new Alfa Romeo Giulietta is reasserting its position as a compact and sporty car, with a new range offering a choice of three trim levels along with three Euro 6D compliant engines. The updated range also sees the debut of Visconti Green livery, new alloy wheels and special upholstery.
The 2019 Geneva Motor Show Fiat presented its new 500 “120th” family, 500, 500X and 500L, the new range celebrates Fiat’s 120th birthday, a milestone that very few car manufacturers around the world have reached. The Swiss event will also witness the début of the new Panda Connected by Wind and 5-Door Tipo ...
GKN Automotive has recently unveiled the world’s first battery electric vehicle (BEV) with a two-speed transmission and torque vectoring on the front axle. Based on a standard Jeep Renegade, the ‘GTD19’ demonstrator vehicle is undergoing extensive testing ...
Nissan has created an all-new NV300 Concept-van to highlight the versatility of Nissan commercial vehicles for bespoke conversions of all types. Unveiled at the recent Brussels Motor Show in Belgium, the vehicle’s cargo area has been kitted out as a mobile workshop ...
PEUGEOT unveiled the high-performance 508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED concept at the Geneva International Motor Show as the brand’s electrification strategy gathers pace. The PEUGEOT SPORT team confirmed plans to develop a range of high performance electric vehicles last year and the new concept car is the first step on the journey towards electrification.
Renault has introduced a new version at the top of the Renault ZOE range. The new Renault ZOE S Edition replaces the previous Signature Nav version and brings a host of equipment at a small premium over the Renault ZOE Dynamique Nav. Ordering is open now and deliveries of the ZOE S Edition begin in April.
Volkswagen celebrated the world premiere of the new Touareg V8 TDI at the Geneva International Motor Show (7–17 March). With its output of 310 kW / 421 PS makes it the most powerful SUV with a diesel engine from a German manufacturer. The maximum torque of the high tech turbo diesel engine reaches the level of a super ...
Toyota presents the world debut of the new Toyota GR Supra GT4*¹ Concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show*², held in Geneva, Switzerland. Under Toyota's global initiative of "ever-better-cars", TOYOTA GAZOO Racing aims to further enhance customer motorsports*³ by developing an environment where ...
The new Honda CR-V has been awarded the maximum five-star rating in the latest Euro NCAP safety tests, the results of which are announced recently. The CR-V boasts a unique body structure giving class-leading rigidity and stiffness, and a comprehensive suite of active safety technologies.
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has unveiled in the Philippines its first new Hiace model designed for overseas markets. The new Hiace is built on a special revised platform that not only greatly enhances comfort and safety, but is extremely durable with excellent basic performance, making it suitable both for customers' daily lives and for business.
After 30 years and more than 1 million units sold, Mazda feels that the MX-5 has grown into more than simply its own creation. It now belongs to the fans around the world who have supported the development of the model. To express its gratitude and the high hopes Mazda has for the future of the MX-5, the company developed Racing Orange for the new limited edition, an exclusive body ...
Aston Martin is poised to take the 89th Geneva International Motor Show by storm with the global debut of the Lagonda All-Terrain Concept. Following the successful relaunch of Lagonda as the world’s first luxury zero emission brand and the surprise debut of the Lagonda Vision Concept at last year’s Geneva Show, 2019 sees the reveal of Lagonda’s All-Terrain Concept.
PEUGEOT received two awards at the 34th International Automobile Festival held on 29 January 2019 in Paris. The new PEUGEOT 508 won the Grand Prix award for Most Beautiful Car of the Year 2018 and PEUGEOT e-LEGEND Concept received the Grand Prix award for the Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year.
Subaru of America recently introduced the all-new seventh-generation 2020 Legacy sedan – the most advanced Legacy in the model’s 30-year history. With standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology as well as available tablet-style high-definition 11.6-inch SUBARU STARLINK™ multimedia screen, DriverFocus™ Distraction ...
Premiere at Geneva Motor Show: the new Passat will be the first Volkswagen to offer partially automated driving at cruising speed
Production record for the bestseller- the new Passat¹ will pass the 30 million mark this spring will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. This makes it the most successful mid-size model worldwide. One thing is certain: the 30 millionth Passat will come from the progressively enhanced 8th generation. A major technical ...
Thrill seekers craving the return of the ultimate incarnation of the Audi TT need wait no longer – the 2019 TT RS becomes available in April, matching extreme performance with an intoxicating aural accompaniment courtesy of the multi-award-winning five-cylinder 2.5 TFSI. This famously charismatic beating heart delivers 400 metric horsepower and 480Nm of torque, enabling a sprint time ...
Volkswagen is bringing a legend back to life! At the beginning of March, the Wolfsburg-based Group will reveal the first fully electric version of a new buggy. Taking its cues from popular American dune buggies, the concept vehicle is based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB), demonstrating how multifaceted the new platform truly is.
A new plug-in hybrid line-up for BMW’s flagship 7-Series has been revealed, with performance, technology and luxury coupled to short-distance emissions-free capability.
On 26 August 1959, British Motor Corporation (BMC) proudly revealed a car that captured the imagination of the world and revolutionised the compact car segment. Six decades later, in 2019 MINI marks the brand’s 60th birthday and the extraordinary story of a British innovation that went on to achieve iconic status.
The latest evolution of a true motoring icon – the Golf GTI – has arrived: the Golf GTI TCR1. This 213 kW/290 PS sports car can reach speeds of up to 260 km/h, and is fitted with a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG), petrol particulate filter and highly exclusive equipment as standard4.
While many other manufacturers announce their first-ever eco-friendly models, Hyundai Motor is already launching a heavily revised model of its revolutionary IONIQ Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid with an enhanced IONIQ Electric to follow soon after.
Freshly updated for the 2020 model year, the RC F coupe now boasts improved performance, revised styling and an all-new, limited production Track Edition. With the introduction of the RC F Track Edition, hard core driving enthusiasts no longer have to decide between a luxury car for the street and a serious ...
Nissan unveiled its future vision for a vehicle that helps drivers “see the invisible” by merging both real and virtual worlds, creating the ultimate connected-car experience at the recent CES trade show.
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) premiered its much-anticipated all-new Supra at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Sales in Japan of the new Supra are slated to start around spring 2019.
Lexus shocked the automotive world in Detroit two years ago with the debut of the LC coupe. It was a testament to the brand's new sense of creative ambition, but it was only just the beginning. Since then, the Lexus design team has been exploring the brand's evolution and the latest result of those explorations will ...
GAC Motor has recently officially launched the GM6 Minivan, the highly anticipated all-new family car in the domestic market in Sanya, China. International fans will be able to catch a glimpse of GAC Motor's latest family offering at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) held in Detroit this January.
Hyundai Motor Company has announced the world’s first smart fingerprint technology that allows drivers to not only unlock doors but also start the vehicle. Hyundai plans to implement the technology initially in Santa Fe SUV model that is to be released in select markets on the first quarter of 2019.
The brand new McLaren 720S GT3 came tantalisingly close to a stunning win on its global competitive debut at the Gulf 12 Hours in the recent Abu Dhabi race. The first GT racer designed and built in- house by McLaren Customer Racing dominated much of the second half of the race at the Yas Marina Circuit before suspension trouble dropped the car to a nevertheless impressive fifth place.
At the turn of the year, Volkswagen is offering a glimpse of the company’s future mobile quick charging station. It can be set up flexibly and independent of the power supply wherever it is needed: for example, in public parking lots in the city, on company premises, or as a temporary charging point at large-scale events.
The all-new Lexus UX goes on sale today at all Lexus dealerships across Japan. Catering to urbanites in search of a fresh, contemporary and dynamic take on luxury driving, the UX offers the brand's innovative design, luxury features, and advanced safety in a package that combines charismatic new styling elements and ultra-efficient new powertrains.
Unique McLaren P1™ GTR by McLaren Special Operations commemorates 1988 Ayrton Senna maiden championship
McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has completed a unique new McLaren P1™ GTR bespoke project to mark the 30th anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s maiden Formula 1 World Championship. The striking McLaren P1™ GTR is liveried in the iconic colours of ...
With its bumper-to-bumper, wheels-to-roof transformation, the 2020 Toyota Corolla was already big news in sedans for 2019. And now comes the ultimate “But wait, there’s more!” bonus: a new hybrid model that achieves at least 50 mpg combined fuel economy (projected). That makes the 2020 Corolla Hybrid the most fuel-...
Foton Motor's 2019 Annual Conference for Asian Region was held in Da Nang, Vietnam on December 5, 2018 with 120 dealers and partners from 16 countries of Asia Pacific attended the meeting. The conference aims to cooperate in depth with partners to promote the localization of Foton Motor in the Asia Pacific market, themed as "Customer Focused, Investment and Cooperation".
Since 2010 Audi has been compressing all that it stands for into the A1 - a premium subcompact hatchback that has the measure of the urban environment but is also fit to go the distance - and the all-new second generation of this diminutively proportioned yet immensely successful entry point into the Audi brand is now waiting in the ...
The new BMW 330e plug-in hybrid saloon represents something of a revolution, offering more efficiency, an increased electric-only range and the opportunity to take advantage of more power with standard-fit performance-boosting technology.
The latest Ferrari one-off project, the SP3JC, has been officially consigned to its owner. Designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre, the SP3JC was commissioned by a Ferrari client and collector whose brief set out to create a pure, uncompromising roadster using the chassis and running gear of the F12tdf.
Honda has revealed details of the new HR-V Sport, a specific grade for the revised 2019 model equipped with the 1.5-litre VTEC TURBO petrol engine as well as upgrades to the chassis and suspension. The HR-V Sport benefits from the refreshed exterior styling and interior upgrades of the standard 2019 HR-V, with additional bespoke design features.
Stuttgart-based Borgward Group AG has entered into a strategic partnership with the automotive sales specialist International Motors and IM Group Ltd for the British and Irish markets as a key of its global expansion plan. Contracts are already close to being finalised with IM Group’s Nordic and Baltic businesses and a ...
Exactly 15 years ago, Volkswagen introduced the first dual clutch gearbox (DSG) for large-scale production. Automatic transmission for the modern age. More economical and sporty than any automatic gearbox before, the DSG changed the way gears are shifted, particularly in the compact class, and thus driving itself.
INFINITI will preview a vision of its first fully electric crossover at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January – revealing a new form design language for electrification, infused with Japanese DNA.
The new BMW 3 Series Sedan is picking up more speed on its way to its market launch in the spring of 2019. The BMW M GmbH is now presenting an extremely dynamic model variant of the new sports sedan. The BMW M340i xDrive Sedan (combined fuel consumption: 7.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 172 g/km*) is ...
Introduced in 2010, Mazda's unique KODO design philosophy and its ability to breathe vitality into the car has been the driving force behind the multiple award-winning styling of the current Mazda range.
Toyota unveiled the New Corolla sedan models (known in China as "Corolla" and "Levin") in a world premiere at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition, which opened November 16.
Volkswagen recently unveied the Tarok Concept to the world at the São Paulo International Motor Show (6 to 18 November). The all-wheel drive all-rounder combines the progressive features of the latest generation of digitally networked SUVs with the versatility of a cleverly designed five-metre pick-up.
New Jaguar Land Rover technology using Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2X) connects cars to traffic lights so drivers can avoid getting stuck at red and help free up traffic flow in cities.
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced the world premiere of the new Mitsubishi L200 one-ton pickup truck in Bangkok, and is to start sales in Thailand on November 17.
Volkswagen presents its new T-Cross, the company’s first small SUV, and V is moving forward with its global SUV offensive it began in 2015. This new model will soon be debuting in the markets of three continents with its combination of style, practicality, flexibility, connectivity and economy, and setting new ...
The new BMW 8 Series Convertible combines open-top, four-seater luxury with sportscar performance and handling, a spacious interior and a superb soundtrack to match. Two engines will be offered at launch: a V8 petrol engine in the 530hp BMW M850i xDrive version and a 320hp six-cylinder diesel ...
The ES was introduced in 1989 as part of Lexus' debut vehicle lineup alongside the brand's flagship model, the LS. Armed with unparalleled ride quality, quietness, and a spacious cabin, the ES helped establish the Lexus brand across the world, serving as the brand's core product in many countries and regions. Now, it is available in Japan for the very first time.
Nissan will make its official on-track debut and begin a new brand partnership with Royal Dutch Shell PLC when the ABB FIA Formula E championship stages its preseason test.
At the recent Paris Motor Show, Groupe Renault unveiled EZ-ULTIMO, its robo-vehicle concept, an autonomous, electric, connected, and shared mobility service solution offering a premium travel experience. Available on-demand, for a single trip, for an ...
The new 2018 Mazda6 has been awarded the maximum five star rating by Euro NCAP in its latest series of tests. This is the first Mazda to achieve an overall five star rating under the new, more stringent 2018 Euro NCAP crashworthiness ratings.
The BMW 3 Series Saloon has had an unparalleled reputation both for its quality, and supreme handling in the premium midsize segment for more than 40 years and this, the seventh generation, raises the bar even higher.
Lynk & Co, the global urban mobility brand, and Cyan Racing, the reigning World Champions of touring car racing, will form a unique fusion in automotive performance and motorsport.
GAC Motor, China's leading automobile manufacturer, has unveiled the all-new GS5 SUV at the Paris Motor Show, making its first foray into the European market by showcasing the latest premium vehicle which features an exquisite design that combines robust power, ...
Changing lanes is about to become a lot easier and safer because in light of Lexus's announcement today that, starting with the new ES, it will offer the world' first Digital Outer Mirrors on its vehicles.
The new Mercedes-Benz B-Class puts the emphasis on sport with the Sports Tourer. It looks more dynamic than its predecessor and is more agile on the road while offering greater comfort. Its avant-garde interior makes for a unique feeling of space with the distinctive design of the instrument panel. One of the special ...
Volkswagen and Siemens want to further improve road safety, especially at crossroads. To achieve this, new functions have been developed for the local exchange of information between vehicles and digital transport infrastructure. The overall system uses the Car2X technology WLANp (ITS-G5) and is currently undergoing tests on Wolfsburg roads.
Mazda will launch its first Electric Vehicles (EV) in 2020 as part of its 'Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030' long-term technology development programme.
PEUGEOT has announced the launch of its new Plug-in Hybrid petrol engine range. The new engines are available for the PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, and all-new PEUGEOT 508 and 508 SW. PEUGEOT’s new HYBRID engines give PEUGEOT drivers the chance to experience new driving modes in their cars, including the ZEV ...
Introduced in 2013, the premium compact BMW i3 has powered commuters, families and switched-on drivers looking to reduce emissions without having to compromise on driving pleasure. Staying true to the BMW i ethos of combining emissions-free travel with dynamic handling and performance, the new, all-electric ....
The new Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 have been unveiled on occasion of the company’s Capital Market’s Day at the factory in Maranello. These limited-edition special-series cars are the first in a new segment called ‘Icona’ and draw inspiration from the most evocative Ferraris of the 1950s and feature the most advanced sports car technology available today.
Shortly before its official world premiere at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, the All-New i30 Fastback N has already crossed the finishing line in Paris in a record-breaking road trip starting in Rome. The professional Hyundai Motorsport drivers Thierry Neuville and Gabriele Tarquini set a world record with the first five-door ...
Maserati further underlines the importance of Ghibli within its range with a new limited edition to be launched by the Trident brand from October. The new Maserati “Ghibli Ribelle”, produced in a limited edition of just 200 cars for the EMEA markets, offers owners exclusive design and elegant interior trims sharing a ...
Roadsters have played an important role in BMW's history and the all-new 2019 BMW Z4 is set to write another chapter in the open-top story. Since the birth of the first example, the famous BMW 328, all BMW roadsters have shared common proportions and design principles - long bonnet; low, set-back driving position, long wheelbase and short overhangs.
The new Bentley Continental GT, the definitive Grand Tourer, has arrived in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and soon throughout Southeast Asia for deliveries to customers.
VinFast, the new Vietnamese car company, displayed their first two cars and its philosophy of ‘Vietnamese – Style – Safety – Creativity – Pioneering’ through a world-class design language developed with the world-renowned Pininfarina design team in Italy. With its debut in Paris, VinFast became Vietnam’s first automotive ...
Fossil fuel really is ancient history for this car – today marks the start of a new era for Audi as the e-tron, its first ever fully electric model, makes its world debut in San Francisco. The full-size SUV derives high performance and impressive agility from powerful front and rear electric motors energised by a large high-voltage battery – in combination these facilitate sub-six-second ...
Lexusrecently announced a new version of the RC luxury sports coupe, which is scheduled to make its global debut at the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, from October 4, 2018 to October 15, 2018, with sales in Japan beginning in the fall of 2018.
Nissan has unveiled two new vehicles at the recent Hannover Motor Show – the Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept and the Nissan Navara N-Guard. Both models highlight Nissan’s increasing versatility in Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV), where conversions have seen a staggering 300% sales growth in the past three years. ...
Toyota is paying tribute to the original Yaris by introducing a new Y20 grade to its 2019 model range, marking the 20th anniversary of its successful B segment car displayed for the first time at Paris Motor show in 1998. Through two decades and three generations, Yaris has become firmly established as Toyota’s best-selling model in Europe, also being built here at its Valenciennes factory in France
The original cee’d GT and pro_cee’d GT were launched in 2013, representing the first ever performance hatchbacks from a Korean brand. The Ceed GT picks up where its predecessors left off, with an assured, engaging drive and a powerful 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, as well as a comprehensive range of comfort, safety and convenience technologies.
INFINITI has revealed a new Project Black S prototype in Paris, showcasing how Formula One® dual-hybrid electric powertrain technology can be deployed in a road car, as part of its plan to electrify its portfolio from 2021 onward.
While other parts of the world were in a state of upheaval in 1968, revolution was far from people's minds at Volvo in Gothenburg, Sweden. Instead, they were focusing on the launch of the new prestige model, the 164.
BMW has a long and illustrious history of building two seat sports cars and now, more than 80 years since the first BMW roadster went on sale, the latest has been unveiled, the BMW Z4 M40i First Edition.
The Prancing Horse’s new Special Series model, the Ferrari 488 Pista Spider, has been unveiled during the world-famous Concours d’Elegance® at Pebble Beach in California.
Honda has announced a range of enhancements for the 2019 NSX, which will make the ground-breaking hybrid supercar even more pleasurable to live with day-to-day, and even more exciting to drive on track.
Track testing of the first GT race car to be developed by McLaren Automotive’s new customer racing division is well underway and will see the McLaren 720S GT3 test extensively across Europe, the US and Middle East. The new GT3 challenger, which is based on the acclaimed 720S supercar, is being readied for its competition debut in 2019 when it will be eligible for all GT3 grids globally.
The Mercedes-Benz models A 180 d (with dual-clutch transmission; combined fuel consumption: 4.5-4.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 118-108 g/km)¹ and A 200 (with dual-clutch transmission; combined fuel consumption: 5.6-5.2 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 128-120 g/km)¹ have successfully ...
Following its worldwide premiere on the 23 August at ‘The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering” in the USA, the Lamborghini SVJ will make its European debut at Salon Privé, which takes place at Blenheim Palace from Thursday 30 August to Saturday 1 September. A private customer event will be followed by a media presentation on the first day of the event, before the car is shown to the public.
Following the ground-breaking Prototype 9 concept first revealed at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, INFINITI has ‘looked back to go forward’ with the Prototype 10. A future vision realised by INFINITI designers, Prototype 10 evokes the spirit of early Californian speedsters, and is informed by some of...
Volvo has expanded its XC40 premium compact SUV range, strengthening the appeal of the reigning European Car of the Year with new powertrains and trim levels. The new powertrains - the T3 petrol, Volvo's first ever three-cylinder engine. The latest addition to Volvo's Drive-E engine family, the T3 is ideally suited to the XC40's role as a nimble and efficient, urban-friendly vehicle.
Honda has revealed the first details of the 2019 HR-V, its most sophisticated subcompact SUV to date. The new model features enhanced exterior styling, updates to the interior and a range of advanced technologies.
The all-new Ford Focus has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by independent crash test authority Euro NCAP – one of the first vehicles to be awarded the highest rating under new, more stringent Euro NCAP testing protocols.
Performance car enthusiasts can look forward to even greater performance and more dynamic design, as the New Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy boosts the Renault Sport line-up by extending the family of Trophy versions produced since the first generation of Mégane R.S.
The first-ever collaboration between Nissan and Italdesign, the GT-R50 prototype shown at Goodwood could become the blueprint for an extremely limited run of hand-built production vehicles. The vehicle commemorates the 50th anniversaries of both the GT-R, in 2019, and Italdesign, in 2018.
With a Cd value of 0.22 and a frontal area of 2.19 m², the new A-Class Sedan has the lowest drag of any production vehicle worldwide and thereby defends the original world record of the CLA Coupé.
The Volvo 440 was presented for the first time in June 1988. This was a five-door family car that shared its technology with the 480 sports coupé. Volvo now demonstrated in earnest that front-wheel drive was the way forward.
Familiarity breeds content in the interior of the Audi e-tron prototype. While newly released pictures of the precursor to the first ever fully electric Audi show that it will push boundaries with its pioneering camera-based virtual door mirror option and new digital operating and display concept, it is also clear that great ...
After successfully launching the first production car to wear the high-performance ‘N’ badge – the i30 N – Hyundai Motor is extending its portfolio of models, by introducing the N Line trim in Europe. The i30 N Line is the first Hyundai model with the new trim, featuring exterior and interior design elements known from the i30 N, to enhance the visual appeal of i30. The mechanical ...
The T-Cross¹ is set to launch a new form of SUV from the Volkswagen brand. Presented in 2016 at the Geneva Motor Show as a much-anticipated study, the series version is now making its way in the direction of actual production. With the T-Cross, Volkswagen is expanding the spectrum of Sport Utility Vehicles to include a small model. “I am more than one thing” – that is the claim with ...
In Stark-like fashion, Hyundai Motor unveiled a special edition Iron Man-inspired Kona SUV on the opening day of San Diego Comic-Con 2018. Taking centre stage at the Marvel booth, the Kona Iron Man Edition features both exterior and interior design elements that closely resemble and give a nod to the dynamic Iron Man suit.
Suzuki Vitara - 2019 Model
Following on from the recent announcement of the 30th Anniversary of the Vitara, Suzuki is pleased to announced the introduction in September of its 2019 model which incorporates numerous visual, technical and specification upgrades. Vitara has enjoyed strong UK sales success since launch in 2015 and it is currently the most popular model in the Suzuki range.
A brand-new Vietnamese car company, VinFast, is developing its own range of world-class vehicles to be produced at an all-new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in northern Vietnam. Spearheading the company’s launch, a SUV and a sedan – both developed by Pininfarina – will be given their public debut at the Paris Motor Show in October 2018.
Prestige, presence and impeccable Audi quality in every detail: the all-new Q8 is ready to combine the best of both worlds by offering the elegance of a four-door luxury coupé and the convenient versatility of a large SUV. Remaining faithful to the dramatic styling of the original Q8 Sport concept.
The year was 1978, UK inflation hit a six-year low, the Bee Gees dominated the charts, while flared trousers and bouffant hair was the height of fashion. It was also the year that Mazda unveiled the RX-7, a car that played a vital role in establishing Mazda’s reputation for building celebrated driver’s cars.
The Celebration series comprises thirty-five unique vehicles, each paying tribute to Brabham’s thirty-five Grand Prix victories attained over its thirty-year reign in Formula 1. Each car will be distinctively presented in honour of a specific race win, wearing the colours and race number of the winning car.
The new BMW 8 Series Coupé is the start of a new chapter in BMW’s long and illustrious history of making iconic and sensational sports cars. With outstanding performance, emotion-stirring design, state-of-the-art luxury and advanced equipment technology, the BMW 8 Series is one of the most exciting new models to emerge in recent years.
TOYOTA, which had entered 47 cars at Le Mans prior to this weekend's race and finished on the podium six times, becomes only the second Japanese manufacturer to win at La Sarthe, while Kazuki is the first Japanese driver to win in a Japanese car.
One of the principle points of focus in Mazda's long-term technology development strategy, Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030, is the need to significantly lower CO2 emissions while offering cars that are both great to drive and reduce running costs through improved fuel consumption. Mazda is committed to reducing its corporate ...
Salon Privé’s 2018 new-car line-up will include the Lamborghini Urus Super SUV. First unveiled in December 2017 at the company’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, the car made its public debut at Geneva motor show earlier this year.
When Rolls-Royce announced three years ago that it would launch Cullinan, it did so in the knowledge that its customers around the world had asked it to build “The Rolls-Royce of SUVs”, with luxury, performance and usability not seen before in the SUV market. Many of these customers were younger, very successful high-net-worth individuals who are heavily engaged in the experience ...
All-new Ford Fiesta ST takes hot hatch performance to the next level with industry-first technologies
The all-new Ford Fiesta ST is the most responsive, engaging and fun-to-drive Fiesta ST ever, featuring a range of innovative Sports Technologies that enhance power and performance; cornering and agility; and versatility for scenarios from the school run to race track.
The better an electric car’s aerodynamics, the further it travels, which is why the Audi e-tron prototype has already recorded more than 1,000 hours on the test rig in the Ingolstadt-based Audi Wind Tunnel Centre. In what is notable as the world’s quietest vehicle wind tunnel, Audi engineers have been harnessing the 186mph wind speed capability of its 2.6-megawatt fan to perfect the car’s ...
Aston Martin has brought a new dimension of race-inspired dynamism and performance to the DB11 family, with the introduction of the new DB11 AMR, launched recently at the opening of the new Nürburgring-based AMR Performance Centre.
With the market launch of the new A-Class, the new diesel engines from Mercedes-Benz are now available from the compact class to the luxury class. With these engines, Mercedes-Benz vehicles achieve average nitrogen-oxide (NOx) emissions of between 40 and 60 milligrams per kilometer over many thousands of kilometers ...
In the final stage of the series production development process, the new BMW 8 Series Coupe is exhibiting the entire spectrum of its dynamic handling potential. Current test drives in Wales are fully dedicated to the final coordination of all drive and suspension systems, the key focus being on the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe, ...
Building on a remarkable 70-year racing pedigree, David Brabham has announced Brabham’s return to manufacturing at a gala event in central London, with the global launch of Brabham Automotive’s first product, the stunning BT62.
With a stunning combination of raw speed and real-world ability, the Lotus Exige Sport 410 joins a line-up like no other to complete the Exige family of peerless sports cars. Starting with the revised Exige Sport 350, the comprehensive Exige range now includes the new Exige Sport 410 and culminates with the extreme Exige Cup ...
Kia has unveiled a new all-electric version of Niro at the 5th International Electric Vehicle Expo in Jeju, Korea. Due to receive its global debut at the Paris Motor Show in September, the sporty and versatile Niro EV combines driving enjoyment with eye-catching design and functional utility.
The Polestar 1 was showcased at Beijing Auto China 2018 (25 April to 4 May), following its first successful winter test drive in northern Sweden. After making its global media debut in Shanghai last October, this is the first opportunity for the Chinese public to see the Electric Performance Hybrid.
Highlighting the importance of the Chinese automotive market, INFINITI Motor Company, Ltd. have announced that they will build five new vehicles in China over the next five years, beginning with the all new QX50 SUV.
Bugatti is offering a Chiron Sport version of its 1,500 PS super sports car two years after its world debut at the Geneva International Motor Show. At the same venue this year, the French luxury brand is presenting the Chiron Sport which offers significantly improved handling and even greater agility with no change in the power or performance data. For this purpose, ...
Avant is the Audi byword for grace under pressure – it stands for intrinsic elegance combined with optimal adaptability to the demands of everyday life – and the perennially popular format returns to the A6 range this month. The new Audi A6 Avant not only integrates a 1,680-litre maximum luggage capacity into its flowing lines more seamlessly than ever, but also takes on...
2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Recalibrates Eco CUV Formula with an Impressive 250 Miles of Estimated Range
Hyundai unveiled the U.S.-market version of its convention-breaking Kona Electric crossover at the New York Auto Show. Kona Electric rides on an all-new CUV platform and is Hyundai’s first compact electric crossover for the U.S. market, appealing to consumers with active, eco-focused lifestyles of all kinds.
The Bavarian based specialist for exclusive vehicle refinements Kourosh Mansory, once again refines an Aston Martin to become a spectacular eye catcher. After the DB9 the DB11 has now undergone an extensive complete individualisation called Cyrus.
Mercedes-AMG GT R new pace car in the 2018 Formula 1 season: The most powerful Official FIA F1 Safety Car of all time
Mercedes-AMG used the most powerful Official FIA F1 Safety Car of all time: the 430 kW (585 hp) AMG GT R made its debut as the Official FIA F1 Safety Car of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship at the Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia in March 2018.
Volkswagen is igniting the next stage of its global SUV campaign. After recently presenting the new Touareg in China, Volkswagen is now presenting - at the New York International Auto Show (March 28 to April 08) - two new versions of the Atlas developed for the USA: the Atlas Cross Sport* and the Atlas Tanoak*. The two ...
The presentation of the Mission E Cross Turismo from Porsche at the Geneva Motor Show is a concept study of an electrically-powered “Cross-Utility Vehicle.” Designed for individuals with an active lifestyle, the demand-controlled all-wheel drive easily handles varied weather conditions for practical year-round use. ...
Mazda’s new SKYACTIV-X engine, which combusts through compression ignition, shows the potential to reduce emissions from an internal combustion engine to below that of an electric vehicle when measured well-to-wheel.
Hatch is Back! All-New 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Wows at the 2018 New York International Auto Show
Talk about going big in the Big Apple! For the first time in North America, Toyota’s newest, stylish, and most technologically-advanced small car, the all-new 2019 Corolla Hatchback, makes its debut at the New York International Auto Show.
Goodyear offered a sneak peek during the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show of its EfficientGrip Performance with Electric Drive Technology, a prototype tire for the growing electric vehicle market that will be on the road by 2019 in Europe.
Volkswagen is making a statement by staging a world premiere of a new model for the first time in China – its largest market. The new Touareg marks a milestone in the brand’s largest model and technology campaign, and it shows what engineers and designers at Volkswagen can do. The new flagship takes a top position in the ...
The new Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Saloon and Estate - Enhanced performance and a design update for the bestseller
With four body variants, three output levels and two drive types, the C-Class is the most versatile and most successful model series from Mercedes-AMG. Extensive measures now make the entry-level models, the C 43 4MATIC Saloon (combined fuel consumption: 9.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 209 g/km¹) and Estate ...
The Mazda VISION COUPE has won “Concept Car of the Year” at the 11th-annual Car Design Night Geneva held on 6 March during Geneva Motor Show. The panel of 18 judges who selected the VISION COUPE included several individuals currently serving as design directors at global automakers. It’s another honour for ...
Kia Motors Europe has introduced a range of design enhancements and new engines for the new Kia Optima at the recent 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, and is due on sale across Europe in Q3 2018. Sold in Europe as a saloon or Sportswagon.
The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe illustrates the meaning behind the letter “M” at BMW in impressive style: it stands for “more”, more of everything. As well as dynamic excellence, the BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe embodies a new facet of luxury for the BMW brand – ultra-sporty, extrovert and polarising.
In 1968, almost exactly 50 years ago, the first Audi 100 was unveiled in Ingolstadt, Germany. As Audi’s first entry into the line of full-size business sedans, the Audi 100 was a successful model and the flagship of the brand at that time, providing a solid foundation for Audi’s premium positioning. Over the years ...
Lexus hosts the world debut of the new UX at the 2018 Geneva Motor show, a free-spirited crossover crafted expressly for the modern urban explorer who seeks a fresh, contemporary and dynamic take on a luxury lifestyle.
The Nissan IMx KURO was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show, marking the European debut of the IMx electric crossover concept vehicle. Kuro, which means black in Japanese, comes to life on the IMx, which was first revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2017, with new look black trim and ...
Polestar 1 makes European debut at Geneva Motor Show
Polestar, the new electric performance brand, has introduced the Polestar 1 to the public for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show. The European debut follows its global media reveal in Shanghai, China, in late 2017.
Aston Martin presented Lagonda Vision Concept, marking the beginning of a new range of state of the art, emission-free luxury vehicles. Lagonda aims to be the world’s first zero emission luxury brand.
The GR Supra Racing Concept makes its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, reviving the name and spirit of the most celebrated model in Toyota's illustrious sportscar heritage and demonstrating Toyota's commitment to bringing the Supra back to the ...
The 488 Pista, which will be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, is the successor to Ferrari’s V8-engined special series - the 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale – which have received critical acclaim for their performance and undiluted handling.
The all-new Nissan Terra frame-based SUV will be the first vehicle from Nissan’s frame and LCV division to launch under the company’s midterm plan, Nissan M.O.V.E to 2022, when the vehicle premieres in China this spring.
The new Ford Edge offers a comprehensive range of camera- and sensor-based driver assistance technologies designed to make journeys more comfortable and less stressful, and to help drivers avoid or mitigate the effects of collisions; including the European debuts of Post‑Collision Braking, Evasive Steering Assist, and ...
Honda is set to reveal the European production version of the all-new CR-V at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The new generation of the world’s best-selling SUV* raises the bar in terms of interior quality, refinement and spaciousness – including, for the first time, the option of seven seats on petrol models.
For three decades now, the open-top high-performance sports car from the BMW M GmbH has combined precise handling and exhilarating dynamics with a fascinating feeling of freedom. Exclusive design and equipment features showcase the edition model’s racing DNA.
The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class is as youthful and dynamic as ever, but grown-up and comfortable like never before. It completely redefines modern luxury in the compact class, and revolutionises interior design. Technologically the new A-Class not only takes first place thanks to MBUX – Mercedes-Benz User Experience: it also ...
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker launched its new three-cylinder Drive-E powertrain in the XC40, the company's first entry into the compact SUV segment. The new powertrain is the first three-cylinder engine in the company's 91-year history.
Renault has revealed its new 2018 model - ZOE, featuring the new R110 electric motor, Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle. This will be the first Renault EV to feature the new 80kW powerplant which combines extra power with even greater driving enjoyment.
The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team recently launched its new challenger, the C37, ahead of the 2018 Formula 1 championship. The C37 looks different to last year’s C36 – on one hand, this is due to the new technical regulations, and on the other hand, because of the team’s new technical approach.
The most extreme machine that Lotus builds, the new 3-Eleven 430 is the fastest Lotus road car to lap the challenging Hethel circuit, 0.8 seconds quicker than the second place Exige Cup 430, and two seconds quicker than the previous 3-Eleven, delivering a benchmark time of 1 minute 24 seconds.
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will celebrate two debuts at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show 2018: the European premiere of the MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT, and the global premiere of the new 2019 model year Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, which will be introduced to the European market ...
With the new Mercedes-AMG G 63 (combined fuel consumption: 13.2 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 299 g/km), the
Mercedes-AMG G-Class has undergone the greatest change in its history - while remaining true to its well-proven virtues. The G 63 underpins its unique position among performance off-road ...
The familiarly rakish silhouette of the A7 Sportback is ready to reappear in the UK Audi model portfolio, and it is virtually the only feature of the second generation five-door coupé that is carried over. The all-new A7 Sportback has been carefully but comprehensively updated visually with reference to the ...
INFINITI has upgraded the specifications of both the Q30 and QX30 for 2018 along with the introduction of a new cross product global grading structure, featuring the names of PURE, LUXE and SPORT.
The Mazda spotlightts at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show next month will feature the world debut of the new Mazda6 Tourer, the European debut of the new Mazda6 Saloon, and two stunning concept vehicles - the Mazda VISION COUPE and Mazda KAI ...
On the 26 January, 1988 the Fiat Tipo was born, as the successor to the Fiat Ritmo, the original Tipo blended state-of-the-art technology with robustness, usability and practicality to conquer the C-segment. Those core values can still be seen in the model 30 years later.
A fleet of Hyundai Motor Company’s next generation fuel cell electric vehicles have succeeded in completing a self-driven 118 mile journey from Seoul to Pyeongchang. This is the first time in the world that level 4 autonomous driving has been achieved with fuel cell electric vehicles.
Mercedes-Maybach stands for the ultimate in exclusivity and individuality. The luxury brand combines the perfection of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class with the exclusivity of Maybach. Now the top model from Mercedes-Benz is even more refined. A new radiator grille, optional two-tone paintwork and new ...
Suzuki Motor Co. Limited was formed in 1954 and the first Automobile designed and developed by Michio Suzuki together with Son-in-law Shunzo who headed up the young engineering team, many of whom were in their twenties.
Lexus established the luxury crossover segment two decades ago with the global debut of the RX 300 at Detroit. It remains the top-selling luxury crossover despite nearly 50 competitors that have since entered the segment.
Porsche is expanding its mid-engine range with the new two-seater 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS. The vehicles’ power has now been increased to 269 kw (365 hp) thanks to a newly developed intake duct and an optimised turbocharger for the 2.5-litre, four-cylinder boxer engine. With these improvements, the engine ...
Volvo Cars’ first entry into the small premium SUV segment is proving popular among car buyers, with global XC40 orders already exceeding 20,000 units.
Ford Motor Company delivered global debuts for the third-generation, limited-edition Mustang Bullitt™* – celebrating the 50th anniversary of Steve McQueen’s classic film “Bullitt”; and all-new Ford Edge ST – Ford’s first SUV to be tuned by the Ford Performance team, at the 2018 North American ...
INFINITI Q Inspiration Concept was revealed for the first time at the 2018 North American International Auto Show, proposes how an innovative VC-Turbo powertrain, next-level autonomous drive technologies, and a unique human-centric interior could enrich the experience for drivers of premium saloons.
The new 2019 Jeep® Cherokee, the most capable mid-size sport-utility vehicle (SUV), makes its debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show boasting a new, authentic and premium design, along with the addition of an all-new, advanced 2.0-litre direct-injection inline four-cylinder engine that enhances performance and fuel efficiency.
Land Rover today announces a limited-edition high-performance version of the iconic Defender, with up to 150 V8-powered examples re-engineered to celebrate the Land Rover marque’s 70th anniversary in 2018.
The new Mercedes-Benz G-Class: whether on or off the road and whatever the operating conditions, the off-road vehicle impresses with its performance, cutting-edge assistance systems, outstanding handling, and safety. At the same time, the new suspension, the DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes, the “G-Mode” and the ...
Nissan recently unveiled a research that will enable vehicles to interpret signals from the driver’s brain, redefining how people interact with their cars at the recent CES 2018 trade show in Las Vegas. Nissan’s Brain-to-Vehicle, or B2V, technology promises to speed up reaction times for drivers and will lead to cars...
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing unveils the GR Super Sport Concept, a concept car that incorporates hybrid technology honed through participation in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), along with its test car, to the world at the recent Tokyo Auto Salon 2018.
Hyundai Motor introduced its all-new NEXO, a dedicated Fuel Cell EV during a press conference at CES 2018, and disclosed Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that expand its autonomous driving potential. NEXO is the technological flagship of Hyundai’s growing eco-vehicle portfolio and marks Hyundai’s continued ...
Toyota Research Institute (TRI) shows its next-generation automated driving research vehicle, Platform 3.0, at CES 2018. The new platform, which is built on a Lexus LS 600hL, combines greater technological capabilities with new harmonized styling that integrates the automated vehicle technology into the LS...
The BMW i3 sets standards worldwide for driving pleasure in a purely electrically-driven vehicle. Key factors here are not only the increased output of the motor in the new BMW i3s, but also the innovative traction control system adapted specifically to the instantaneous power deliver of the BMW eDrive system.
China's fastest-growing automaker, GAC Motor, has officially released its first high-end multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), the GM8, onto the market recently. The release is a major milestone for GAC Motor, as it has become the first Chinese automaker to cover the mid- to high-end sedan, SUV and MPV markets.
The legend on the Schöckl: More control, more comfort
Every Mercedes-Benz G-Class has to conquer the Schöckl, a 1,445 metre high local mountain near the Austrian city of Graz as a test track. The 5.6 km route includes gradients of up to 60 percent and lateral inclinations of up to 40 percent. During the development stage, a "G" has to endure a good 2,000 strenuous kilometres ...
Volkswagen had produced more than six million vehicles in year 2017, setting a new record. The largest model offensive to date in the history of the Volkswagen Group's core brand, combined with growing demand from customers across the globe, have led to the new record. The Volkswagen Jetta, Golf, Santana, Passat ...
When Volkswagen had to recall many of its vehicles a few years back because of the emission cheating software they had installed, you might have been forgiven for thinking that this was the biggest mistake a car company has ever made.
With the Future Toyota Adventure Concept, or FT-AC, comes the ideal versatility for living an active lifestyle, allowing deeper exploration to take life’s journeys even further. FT-AC is a catalyst – it’s both the invitation and the medium for breaking day-to-day routines and embracing the unexpected.
Since 1979 more than 300,000 owners have experienced adventures that would have been unachievable with any other vehicle. Outwardly, the "G" has changed very little. But in fact this very special off-roader has constantly reinvented itself. With its completely updated interior and numerous new features, the G-Class has now undergone the most significant transformation ...
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic) recently announced an agreement to begin studying the feasibility of a joint automotive prismatic battery business. This agreement between the two companies aims to help find solutions to pressing societal issues such as global warming, air ...
The BMW i8 is the sports car of the future in the showrooms of today. The 2+2 seater has been a technological pioneer and the world’s best-selling hybrid sports car since it arrived in 2014.
The all new Jeep® Wrangler – the most capable SUV ever – makes its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, building on its legendary history with an unmatched combination of off-road capability, authentic Jeep design, open-air freedom, superior on- and ...
Families will now be able to enjoy more space with their luxury utility vehicle of choice thanks to the new three-row Lexus RX "L" models. The RX created the luxury crossover segment 20 years ago and has reigned supreme as the most popular luxury utility vehicle on the market. The 2018 RX 350L and RX 450hL hybrid models ...
The all-new QX50 is the most important vehicle ever launched, and it embodies everything the brand stands for: Beautiful design, advanced technology and empowering performance. As a premium, mid-size SUV, it’s the right vehicle at the right time in ...
The McLaren Senna has been designed, engineered and developed with single-minded purpose: to be the ultimate McLaren track-concentrated car for the road. Legalised for road use, but not sanitised to suit it, the new Ultimate Series deliberately compromises McLaren’s trademark breadth of supercar daily ...
INFINITI has revealed the new QX80 at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show recently. Further advancing INFINITI’s market-leading presence in the full-size luxury SUV segment, the QX80 takes INFINITI’s ‘Powerful Elegance’ design language in a bold new direction, creating a powerful, contemporary and ...
Vantage, an evocative name for a magnificent bloodline of thoroughbred sports cars. For seven decades the heartbeat of Aston Martin’s purest models, the Vantage nameplate has been worn by some true icons. First used in 1951 on a high-output engine option for the DB2, Vantage was quickly established as a model in its ...
The Audi Q7 narrows the margin between luxury limousine and SUV with an exceptional new Vorsprung specification. Unlocking many of the most advanced features of the versatile seven-seat SUV, while also significantly upgrading visual appeal and accommodation, Vorsprung brings on board the highest level of ...
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) recently revealed T-HR3, the company's third generation humanoid robot. Toyota's latest robotics platform, designed and developed by Toyota's Partner Robot Division, will explore new technologies for safely managing physical interactions between robots and their surroundings, as ...
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has signed a framework agreement with Uber, the ride-sharing company, to sell tens of thousands of autonomous driving-compatible base vehicles between 2019 and 2021.
Unlimited in every sense, the new series production Exige Cup 430 is Lotus’ wildest incarnation of its fire-breathing, point-to-point two-seater sports car.
The 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 which was held for ten days from October 27 through November 5 at Tokyo Big Sight in Ariake, Koto-ku, closed on a successful note.
The Finali Mondiali provided the backdrop to the world premiere of the new FXX-K Evo which will be available both as an extremely limited-run model and as an upgrade package for the existing XX cars.
WRX STI is the iconic Subaru model; the modern incarnation of yesteryear’s Impreza, conjuring images of special stage success and rallying legends pushing to the limit. Today, Subaru launch the WRX STI Final Edition, strictly limited to 150 models to say farewell to this brand icon and mark the end of this era of Subaru’s ...
One of the world’s great Super GTs and the quintessential Aston Martin. To celebrate this much-loved and highly-acclaimed flagship as it enters the final phase of its production life, Aston Martin has created a very special model to bid a farewell: The Vanquish S Ultimate.
Audi made a bold statement back in 2010 with the first-generation A7 sportback; the four-door coupé combined exquisite elegance and sporting dynamism in a wholly new way. With its second iteration, Audi’s four-door Gran Turismo becomes the next impressive showcase of Audi’s new full-size design ...
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, the first Quadrifoglio SUV, is set to become the new benchmark in the premium compact SUV segment. With its awe-inspiring design, performance and technology, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is the "fastest SUV around the circuit", having clocked the new record for its class on the ...
Rare and race-bred, the extreme limited-edition Lotus Elise Cup 260 packs the company’s passion for motorsport engineering into one of the most accomplished cars it has ever produced. Taking what’s widely regarded as the benchmark for intuitive handling and driver involvement, Lotus has integrated some of the latest ...
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) celebrates the world debut of the MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. The all-electric, high-performance SUV embodies MMC’s new brand strategy under the new “Drive your Ambition” global tagline, a strategy that reflects an adventurous and progressive mindset for inspirational design and product.
The Nissan IMx, an all-electric crossover concept vehicle offering fully autonomous operation and a driving range of more than 600 kilometres (373miles), was unveiled at the recent Tokyo Motor Show.
Mazda revealed two concepts: the Mazda KAI CONCEPT and the Mazda VISION COUPE at the recent Tokyo Motor Show. 2017. The Mazda KAI CONCEPT, a compact hatchback that heralds a new generation of inspired vehicles from the award-winning Japanese carmaker, made its world premiere. It was the second appearance for the Mazda VISION COUPE, a design concept that debuted...
Lexus premiered to the world its automated-driving-capable "LS+ Concept" concept vehicle at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017*¹. It also unveiled at the show limited editions of the "RC F" and "GS F", commemorating the 10th anniversary of Lexus "F" sports models.
Polestar unveils its first car - the Polestar 1 and reveals its vision to be the new electric performance brand.
Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s performance brand, has revealed its future as a new standalone electric performance brand. Polestar confirmed plans for its first three models, a new purpose-built production facility in China and a customer-focussed route to market that will set a new industry benchmark for...
Porsche is expanding its hybrid range, as a powerful plug-in hybrid is being added to the Panamera Sport Turismo model line. The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo flagship model will combine a four-litre V8 engine with an electric motor, resulting in a system power of 500 kW/680 hp. Even when just above idle ...
Fuel cell technology is an integral part of Daimler's powertrain strategy. Mercedes-Benz has already gathered experience with hydrogen-powered electric vehicles over several vehicle generations. To date, the fleet of Daimler fuel cell vehicles, which together with a host of research vehicles numbers more ...
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announces the launch of the "Sora¹," a Toyota fuel cell bus (FC bus) concept based on the vision of an "enduring town icon" guided by two ideas: to make best use of the characteristics of the FC unit; and to enhance the comfort of passengers traveling on bus routes.
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has launched the "Fine-Comfort Ride," a fuel cell vehicle (FCV) that envisions mobility in a low-carbon society with advanced utilization of hydrogen and renewable energy. The Fine-Comfort Ride proposes "a new form of the premium saloon" by employing a flexible layout unique to ...
Honda has confirmed that electrified technology will now feature in every new car model launched in Europe. The announcement was made by Honda Motor Co. President and CEO, Takahiro Hachigo, during his conference speech at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Mazda Motor Corporation will exhibit two concept models at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show: one that heralds the company’s next-generation products and another that embodies the direction of its next-generation designs. Mazda is also featuring the SKYACTIV-X petrol engine as a technology exhibit at the show, which opens ...
Lexus plans to exhibit its soon-to-be-launched, all-new "LS" flagship sedan among 11 production models it intends to display at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017, where it also plans to hold the world premiere of a new concept car.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio has set the new benchmark for a production SUV at Germany’s legendary Nürburgring circuit, lapping the epic 12.9 mile Nordschleife in a record 7 minutes 51.7 seconds. This new time is a full eight seconds faster than the previous production SUV record.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. will show a number of exciting concept cars and production vehicles at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, giving customers a glimpse of the company’s newest and future innovations.
Toyota to Unveil GR HV SPORTS concept, Crown Concept and new crossover genre concept at Tokyo Motor Show 2017
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) is set to unveil the GR HV SPORTS concept car, Crown Concept and new crossover genre concept vehicles at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017, taking place from October 25 through November 5 at Tokyo Big Sight. The GR HV SPORTS concept, its worldwide premiere represents a new ...
The new MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT will make its world debut at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show on October 25, 2017. Offering the public a glimpse of the future of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), the new MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT takes the brand’s EV knowhow and all-wheel drive SUV expertise to a new ...
The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JAMA) will hold the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 for ten days from October 27 (Friday) through November 5 (Sunday) this year at Tokyo Big Sight (in Tokyo’s Ariake waterfront area), under the theme “BEYOND THE MOTOR.”
80 Years ago the car company Toyota was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda. Famous for producing some seriously stylish and reliable vehicles, OSV wanted to celebrate the company’s 80th birthday by sharing some of the most interesting facts they could find.
Developed with a focus on three core areas – inspiring design, driving dynamics and advanced technology - Mitsubishi’s new mid-sized SUV will be available in three trim levels – Eclipse Cross 2, Eclipse Cross 3 and Eclipse Cross 4, will be available to UK customers in January 2018.
As members of the large and successful S-Class family, the coupé and cabriolet will soon benefit from the same extensive innovations that have just been introduced on the saloon. These include new or functionally considerably extended driving assistance systems, the modern control and display concept with Widescreen Cockpit ...
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker further expands its line-up of SUVs with the launch of its new XC40 small premium SUV. At the same time as it introduces the XC40, Volvo Cars also reinvents the traditional model of car ownership with its new ‘Care by Volvo’ subscription service.
The Nissan X-Trail is the world’s best-selling SUV and now available with a range of upgrades which further enhance its quality and refinement. The changes include a distinctive and robust redesign of the exterior, a higher-quality interior with desirable new features, additional practicality for owners and innovative new ...
Honda is now one of the world’s top 20 brands, according to research by Interbrand in its latest ‘Best Global Brands’ study. Honda has moved up by 3% to be ranked as the 20th most valuable brand in the world. Interbrand puts its value at $22.696 billion.
Continental is introducing two new tyre technology concepts called ContiSense and ContiAdapt made their debut at the recent 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show that will make for even greater road safety and comfort in the future. The two systems enable continuous monitoring of the tyre’s condition, as well as situation-matched ...
Audi once again underlined its unparalleled autonomous driving credentials with the show premiere of the new Audi A8 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the first production automobile to permit conditional automated driving on public roads (dependent on legislature). Not content to rest on its accomplishments, the ...
The Volkswagen Group is consistently developing its own vision of mobility as SEDRIC presented its latest evolution stage of the SElf-DRIving Car at the International Motor Show (IAA) 2017 in Frankfurt. In future, this car will form the platform for a diverse model family.
Renault unveiled the All-New MÉGANE R.S., the third-generation of the iconic car now made even more powerful by a new turbocharged engine with direct fuel injection. The four-cylinder 1.8-litre (1,798cc) unit combines maximum power of 280hp (205kW) at 6,000rpm with peak torque of 390Nm, a figure that ...
Maserati presented its most complete and ultimately upgraded product portfolio at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show 2017. Starting from the new Ghibli, which has adopted a new range strategy and features a significant exterior restyling, all Maserati models have been thoroughly upgraded, adopting ...
Audi Sport GmbH is extending its R8 model series to include new derivatives with rear-wheel drive. Limited to 999 units worldwide, and available to order in the UK from Friday September 15 priced from £110,000 OTR, the Audi R8 V10 RWS and R8 Spyder V10 RWS will be exclusively rear-driven (Rear Wheel Series) and will...
The countdown has begun for a breakthrough in electric mobility, and 2020 could represent the turning point. That is because the Volkswagen brand is accelerating into this new era by developing a new generation of innovative electric vehicles – the I.D., I.D. BUZZ and I.D.CROZZ.
New from the ground up, Subaru’s All-New Impreza hatch is making its European Debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show. Safety performance has been at the forefront of development with Subaru’s new Global Platform and EyeSight,
Hyundai Motor made three public debuts of new vehicles at the 67th International Frankfurt Motor Show: Hyundai’s first high-performance car i30 N, the elegant five-door coupé i30 Fastback and the bold, sub-compact SUV, the All-New KONA. These new models are the latest milestones on Hyundai Motor’s journey ...
Chery Automobile Co., Ltd, China’s leading vehicle exporter, is to start an all-new model line of passenger cars globally and plan to sell in Europe within the next few years under an all-new nameplate: EXEED. The EXEED nameplate consists of a matrix of SUV and cars supported by premium standard processes, high efficiency and intelligent technologies.
Kia has unveiled the striking new Proceed Concept, alongside a series of new production models at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show. The Proceed Concept presents a bold vision for a potential member of the next-generation cee’d family.
The all-new Swift Sport had its global premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show today. The third-generation Swift Sport features a lower, wider stance, more aggressive styling, and a torque-to-weight ratio that propels the Swift Sport into genuine hot hatch territory. “We know that our customers value a dynamic ...
The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA, showcased at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt demonstrates how the EQ strategy can be introduced to the compact class. Featuring one electric motor at the front axle and one at the rear, the electric athlete has a system output of over 200 kW. The drive characteristics can be...
Audi Sport GmbH celebrates the world debut of the new Audi RS 4 Avant at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, and at the same time Audi UK is enlisting the new figurehead of the A4 range in its ranks. The latest bearer of the RS badge combines tremendous everyday usability with exceptional performance from a 2.9 TFSI engine ...
Honda has revealed an all-new electric vehicle, the Urban EV Concept; which makes its global debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The concept car is built on a completely new platform, and sets the direction for the technology and design that will appear on a future battery electric Honda production model.
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, will bring a new standard of safety and user experience to the small premium SUV segment with the launch of the new Volvo XC40 this autumn.
Honda is set to unveil its CR-V Hybrid Prototype at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, previewing the brand’s first- ever electrified SUV powertrain available in Europe. The Hybrid Prototype also features revised styling that previews the forthcoming European specification CR-V model range.
The two top-of-the-range off-roaders from Mercedes-AMG, the Mercedes-AMG G 63 and the Mercedes-AMG G 65 (combined fuel consumption: 17.0-13.8 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 397-322 g/km), are now available as the particularly high-end Exclusive Edition and will be presented at the IAA. The AMG Monza grey ...
Ford is unveiling the exclusive new Ranger Black Edition at the Frankfurt Motor Show, offering customers of Europe’s No.1 selling pickup a distinctive new version with a striking colour-coded appearance.
Polestar, the performance brand of Volvo Cars, has unveiled the Model Year 2018 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar, complete with additional aerodynamic components made from lightweight carbon fibre material that increase downforce by 30% for improved performance and handling. A limited number of 1,500 ...
With over 8,000 vehicles sold in the UK since launch, the BMW i3 is the best-selling electric car in the premium compact segment. Now, the success story is set to continue with a major refresh, new technology and the addition of a new, sportier variant, the BMW i3s.
With an estimated 50 per cent of Land Rover customers owning or regularly travelling with a dog, Land Rover has put its canine capability to the test by transporting a team of sled dogs to an underground snow tunnel in Finland for a unique training challenge.
The Mercedes-Benz V-Class is now more successful than ever before. Over the first six months of 2017, Mercedes-Benz Vans increased worldwide deliveries of its MPV by almost a quarter compared with the same period last year – so setting a new record. Daimler's van division sold some 29,000 V-Class vehicles in ...
The Isuzu New Generation D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 is a pick-up truck engineered to shine in the most gruelling conditions, and is the result of close technical collaboration between two respected off-road and pick-up specialists. Each AT35 is based upon the strong and durable D-Max pick-up vehicle, which is re-engineered by ...
The Ferrari Portofino is the new V8 GT set to dominate its segment thanks to a perfect combination of sportiness, elegance and on board comfort. Ferrari has chosen a particularly evocative moniker for this exceptionally versatile drop-top car, referencing one of Italy’s most beautiful towns.
The BMW M5 is the original model that started the high performance super saloon genre. Now an all-new sixth generation of the BMW M5 Saloon, will launch in February 2018 equipped with an enhanced V8 engine, a new M- specific, all-wheel drive system known as M xDrive and performance statistics that surpass all previous incarnations.
A truly striking, one-of-kind McLaren 720S makes its public debut this weekend at the illustrious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California. The Bespoke division of McLaren Special Operations crafted the unique McLaren supercar, to the ...
As part of the biggest model offensive in its history, Volkswagen is extending its model range by adding a compact-class crossover: the T-Roc. The new crossover from Volkswagen brings fresh impetus to the compact SUV class. It offers maximum personalisation, innovative digitalisation, perfect connectivity, leading-edge driver assistance systems, dynamic engines and ...
One of the most enduring creative partnerships in the automotive industry reached another milestone today. First with the global debut of the Vanquish Zagato Volante, followed by confirmation that not only will the Vanquish Zagato Speedster enter production, but it will be joined by a spectacular Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake.
Hyundai Motor has offered an early glimpse of its next generation fuel cell vehicle, well ahead of the hydrogen-powered SUV’s official launch early next year. At a special preview event held in Seoul, the near-production-ready version exhibited its impressive capabilities while revealing its futuristic design. The yet-to-be-named model ...
Volvo Cars has ended the problem faced daily by drivers around the globe: a shortage of suitable and functional storage space inside their car. With its innovative approach inside the new XC40 small city SUV, set to be launched in the coming weeks, Volvo Cars takes the lead in the small premium SUV segment in terms of ...
Carrozzeria Frua is perhaps best known for its design of the Maserati A6G in the Fifties, but the coachbuilder’s first work of art was this; the Fiat 1100 Frua Barchetta. Heading to Concours of Elegance 2017, the Barchetta’s low-slung modern styling belies its 71 years, ensuring it’ll stand out as it appears in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace this 1-3 September among nearly a thousand ...
Chery to launch all-new cars with a new nameplate at the Frankfurt Motor Show, starting with a new compact SUV
Chery Automobile Co., Ltd, China’s leading vehicle exporter, is to start sales of passenger cars in Europe within the next few years under an all-new nameplate. The first model on sale will be a compact SUV designed for young, urban, progressive-minded customers, and will meet the needs and expectations of ...
Nissan Motor Corporation and premium automotive brand INFINITI have unveiled a sleek, open-wheeled electric retro roadster prototype at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The car, Prototype 9, is a celebration of Nissan Motor and INFINITI’s ingenuity, artistry and craftsmanship. It represents...
Chevrolet is commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Corvette with a new Corvette Carbon 65 Edition offered on 2018 Grand Sport 3LT and Z06 3LZ models. Limited to only 650 numbered vehicles globally, the distinctive Carbon 65 blends visible carbon-fiber exterior elements - notably, a new carbon-fiber rear spoiler ...
The new-look Honda Jazz has been revealed ahead of the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. As well as updates to the exterior styling and interior trim, the new Jazz will also be available with a 130 PS (96 kW) 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine for the first time in Europe.
The INFINITI Q50, the brand’s best-selling vehicle, receives a significant updating for the 2018 model year – including a refreshed exterior and interior appearance. As in previous years, Q50 continues to offer innovative technologies designed to empower and support the driver.
From the moment Sir Henry Royce introduced the Rolls-Royce Phantom in 1925 it was judged ‘The Best Car in the World’ by the cognoscenti. As a result it has conveyed some of the world’s most influential and powerful men and women to the most defining historical moments over the last 92 years.
At the recent 2017 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps, Mercedes‑AMG presented its latest competition car: the Mercedes-AMG GT4. The new model is based on the Mercedes-AMG GT R (combined fuel consumption: 11.4 l/100 km; combined CO2 emission: 259 g/km) and has been made to meet the requirements of international GT4 race series. Its production-based ...
Bentley Motors announced the full details of the new Bentley Flying Spur V8 S Black Edition – the car of choice for customers seeking a luxury performance saloon with a more dynamic aesthetic.
With the first of the new S‑Class vehicles already on their way to European market, these will take the new S‑Class Saloon family to a total of 24 models. Buyers have a choice of nine petrol and diesel engines, rear wheel drive and 4MATIC, short and long wheelbase, and models branded Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG ...
The 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series is an exceptional release, a complete one-of-a-kind. In addition to its high performance, it is characterised by exclusive body parts and even higher quality interior fittings. Many hours of hand-crafting have gone into each of the 500 limited edition models.
The all-new Ford GT serves as a technology showcase for top EcoBoost® performance, aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fiber construction. The GT is one of more than 12 new Ford Performance vehicles coming by 2020. It joins Focus RS, F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R in the ...
Thirty years have passed since the official presentation of the F40, which took place on 21 July 1987 at the Civic Centre in Maranello, now home to the Ferrari Museum. Created to celebrate the company's 40th anniversary, it was the last car to carry the founder's "signature". It was a definitive car, the ultimate ...
Following the successful introduction of the Lotus Evora 400 and Evora Sport 410 to global markets, Lotus has unveiled its most powerful road-going model ever – the Evora GT430. Lotus has lavished attention on hand-crafted carbon-fibre components ...
The new Jaguar E-PACE has set an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title during its world premiere. The compact performance SUV leapt into the record books with a 15.3 metre-long jump complete with a 270-degree corkscrew-like ‘barrel roll’.
After introducing the Hyundai i30 in March 2017 and the i30 Tourer this month, Hyundai Motor has unveiled the i30 Fastback – the latest addition to the i30 range, available by the beginning of next year. The new body type reflects Hyundai’s design language while giving it a sophisticated twist with an elegant character.
Since the first reveal of the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar in July 2016, Aston Martin, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and project partner AF Racing have been working intensively to further develop the Valkyrie’s aerodynamics, body styling and cockpit packaging.
The new Audi A8 makes its world debut at the Audi Summit in Barcelona. In its fourth generation, the flagship model again sets the benchmark for Vorsprung durch Technik with a new design language, an innovative touchscreen operating concept and systematic drivetrain electrification. The Audi A8 is also the ...
For the third year running, Ferrari has taken the Red Dot: Best of the Best award for the maximum expression of design quality and ground-breaking design. The model to receive the top Red Dot Award in the prestigious annual Product Design competition this year was the Ferrari J50, the strictly limited series of bespoke ...
The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS, the fastest and most powerful road-approved 911of all time celebrated its world premiere recently at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK.
Hyundai Motor has unveiled the latest vehicle in its expanding line-up of stylish SUVs, the Kona compact SUV. With a strong, impactful design and uncompromised individuality, the Kona is designed to appeal to modern customers with active lifestyles.
Kia Motors America’s (KMA) top-selling sedan, the 2017 Optima, has earned the highest designation possible – Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) – from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for vehicles built after March 2017 when equipped with optional front crash prevention and LED headlights with High Beam Assist.
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced that every Volvo it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its future business.
During the 18th International Engine of the Year Awards held in Stuttgart, an international jury of journalists awarded the PureTech 1.2L 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine in the 1L to 1.4L category the ‘2017 Engine of the Year’.
The All-New Mégane Renault Sport will be the first hot hatch to have four wheel steering and will offer customers a choice between two chassis set ups.
Polestar, the performance brand of Volvo Cars, has introduced the latest-generation powertrain optimisation for the new Volvo XC60. With the Polestar enhancement, the new Volvo XC60 T8 delivers 421 hp, matching the optimised XC90 T8 as the most powerful Volvo models ever built.
The new third-generation BMW X3 combines rugged off-road looks with a greater sporting presence. It builds further on its reputation as one of the most dynamically competent and technologically advanced SUVs in its class, whilst retaining its premium image. The new model also brings in a new 2.0-litre petrol engine alongside the familiar diesel offering, plus a new performance flagship, the ...
The all-new Audi A8 range which makes its debut next month will be the first in the brand’s history to feature an electrified drivetrain as standard, representing another important milestone on the e-mobility pathway. The combustion engines powering the next generation of the flagship luxury saloon will be equipped with ...
After its successful global introduction in 2016, Aston Martin’s definitive GT - the acclaimed DB11 - is now available with a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Perfectly complementing the DB11’s existing 5.2-litre twin turbocharged V12 engine, this new powerplant has provided the opportunity to reveal more of the DB11’s sporting character, while expanding its global ....
Jaguar is introducing an efficient yet powerful new 300PS Ingenium petrol engine to the XE and XF saloons and F-PACE performance SUV models. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine produces 400Nm of torque for exceptional acceleration. That’s enough to power the World Car of the Year-winning ...
UFC® recently announced a multi-year partnership with General Tire, which will serve as the “Official Tyre Partner of the UFC” in the Asia-Pacific region. The partnership started with the recently concluded UFC® Fight Night: HOLM vs. CORREIA at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
Maserati has chosen the New York Stock Exchange as the venue to unveil the model year 2018 GranTurismo. With its restyled exterior in “Grigio Granito” colour and refined black leather interior, the GranTurismo MC (short for Maserati Corse) makes its world debut recently at the Experience Square, right at the main entrance of the NYSE.
Less than two years after being unveiled as a concept, Aston Martin has confirmed that the all-electric RapidE will enter production in 2019. Set for a limited production run of 155 cars, RapidE is Aston Martin’s first all-electric model. As such it spearheads development of the brand’s low- and zero-emission vehicle strategy ...
The all new, completely redesigned and re-engineered 2018 Honda CR-V, the fifth generation of Honda’s best-selling SUV, boasts with sophisticated new styling, a more spacious and versatile premium quality interior, the model’s first ever turbocharged engine, and a host of new features and technologies for improved connectivity, comfort and convenience.
The BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo sets a new level of comfort and elegance wrapped in a sporting coupé design but now with superior driving dynamics and efficiency. This new model, which takes over from the 5 Series Gran Turismo, gets a new designation to reflect the major step forward over its predecessor.
In a class driven by connectivity, New PEUGEOT 308 is the most connected and safest yet with a range of technology and styling enhancements. With a 9.7” capacitive touchscreen which puts the key functions of the interior safely at the fingertips of the driver, from dual zone climate control to 3D Connected Navigation ...
The All-New Renault Mégane has gained a versatile and sporty new flagship with the launch of the GT dCi 165 Auto EDC. Available in both hatchback and Sport Tourer bodystyles, the new twin-turbo engine is the most powerful 1.6-litre diesel available on the market today with power and torque output of 165hp and 380Nm respectively.
The new McLaren 570S Spider combines the exceptional dynamism and refinement of the 570S Coupé with the extra exhilaration of open-air motoring. Hand-assembled in Woking, England, the 570S Spider is the most attainable McLaren Spider ever and brings supercar attributes such as carbon-fibre construction, a mid-engined layout and extreme performance for the first time to ...
Building on the extraordinary success of the outgoing CX-5, a car that introduced Mazda’s SKYACTIV technology and KODO: Soul of Motion design philosophy, the all-new Mazda CX-5 has been designed to bring a new dimension of driving pleasure to SUV customers.
DS is accelerating the development of electrified cars. Starting with DS 7 CROSSBACK, it will be releasing a new model every year, all with an electrified version (hybrid or all-electric). DS Automobiles is competing in Formula E - a valuable test-bed for gaining experience and accelerated development. The recent city-located ePrix races held in Monaco, Paris and Berlin, are followed by ...
The most powerful Audi engine ever destined for series production is about to raise the tempo in what is already one of the most intoxicating driving machines offered by the brand – the open-air, high intensity R8 Spyder is to adopt the gloriously vocal 610PS V10 from the R8 V10 plus Coupé. The new R8 Spyder V10 plus is capable of 0-62mph in a mere 3.3 seconds and a top speed in excess of ...
Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., unveiled the fifth generation, the all-new Honda CR-V, a premium SUV with a new exterior design that leverages its luxurious and strong look in all dimensions. The spacious cabin offers more comfort and is ready to fit all lifestyles with third-row seating and a total of seven seats.
Bentley Motors is sharing its ambition to define the electric luxury segment with the EXP 12 Speed 6e concept at the recent 2017 Geneva International Motor Show.
Evolved, energised and even lighter, a significant update for the legendary Lotus Elise has been unveiled ahead of its arrival in showrooms this spring.
The Fiat Fullback Cross – a stylish new version of the brand’s pick-up – made its debut at the recent Geneva Motor Show. The new model has been designed to further broaden the appeal of the Fiat Fullback with lifestyle users. As well as going on sale via the Fiat Professional dealer network, the Fullback range will also be ...
The revolutionary hypercar being co-developed by Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, formerly identified by its codename AM-RB 001, has now been officially named the Aston Martin Valkyrie.
Bentley Motors announced the introduction of the Bentayga Mulliner: the ul-timate luxury SUV. Bentley’s in-house personal commissioning division, Mulliner, has applied its exquisite craftsmanship to the multi-award-winning Bentayga, creating a new flagship model and setting new standards in automotive luxury.
Mercedes-Benz has completed its E-Class family with the new E‑Class Cabriolet. This four-seater with a classic fabric soft top combines puristic, sensuous design with unbeatable comfort for four occupants and the latest technology. This includes comprehensive smartphone integration with a wireless ...
INFINITI’s Project Black S explores the potential for a new INFINITI performance grade, featuring unique-for-the-road technology inspired by Formula One, was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
The 2018 Lexus LS 500h, the full hybrid version of Lexus’ new flagship sedan, was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The model, which follows the world premiere of the twin-turbo gas V6-powered LS 500 at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, is a further manifestation of how ...
Vanda Electrics is a Singapore company known to some for the Motochimp scooter, a lightweight electric urban transport bike. The Dendrobium is a very different beast, a true hypercar producing 1500 hp and capable of 0-60 mph times of 2.7 seconds.
The Range Rover Velar brings a new dimension of glamour, modernity and elegance to the Range Rover family. Designed to fill the white space between Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport, Velar offers levels of luxury, refinement and all-terrain capability never before seen in the mid-size SUV segment.
PEUGEOT has revealed a glimpse into the future of mobility with its INSTINCT concept, a unique Shooting Brake which offers the option of fully autonomous driving. The PEUGEOT INSTINCT Concept is powered by a PHEV powertrain offering 300 bhp. The car features both ‘Drive’ and ‘Autonomous’ modes, affording the driver the ...
The new McLaren 720S made its global debut at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show, introducing the second-generation of McLaren’s Super Series and simultaneously raising previously accepted limits of performance in the supercar sector.
D-Max has been extensively overhauled; with a brand new 1.9 litre turbo diesel engine, which produces 164 PS and 360Nm of torque. The engine builds upon D-Max’s workhorse character and retains the 3.5 tonne towing capacity and 1 tonne payload whilst providing a quieter, more refined and economical driving experience.
Following on from its launch in the Japanese domestic market late last year, Suzuki Motor Corporation now unveils the new European Swift at the Geneva Motor Show as its all-new global supermini. It carries forward the Swift DNA while adopting completely new styling and a performance-enhancing extremely light body with ...
The New Renault Captur was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show with an upgraded design, inside and out, and the arrival of new equipment, the top-selling B-segment crossover in Europe (215,670 units in 2016) fully intends to retain its leadership.
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will debut the all-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show. The all-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will join MMC’s global line-up of 4X4 and SUV vehicles - including the Mitsubishi ASX compact SUV, Outlander mid-size SUVs – and is due to go ...
As part of its 50th anniversary Mercedes-AMG is this year celebrating not only the successful past and present; above all it is looking forward. With the show car Mercedes-AMG GT Concept the sports car and performance brand is giving an indication of the alternative drive configurations AMG is designing. Over and...
Honda has revealed the all-new Civic Type R at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, ahead of the model’s European launch in the summer. The new car builds on Honda’s heritage in developing high-performance hatchbacks, and represents the segment’s ultimate expression of dynamic purity.
Ford delivered its most exciting and comprehensive line-up, the next-gen Ford Fiesta ST – featuring all-new 200PS, three-cylinder 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine – makes global debut as Ford showcases Ford Performance line-up at 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
One year after the presentation of the Alpine Vision show car, Alpine has been revealed at the Geneva Motor Show its production car: the new A110. Alpine is back to claim its position in the sports car segment, with only one promise: driving pleasure.
Aston Martin marks the 87th Geneva international Motor Show with a significant trio of major debuts. In addition to being the global motor show debut of the acclaimed new Vanquish S – the most powerful and dynamic iteration of Aston Martin's Super GT – the British luxury brand is also proud to announce the European show debut of the AM-RB 001. This ongoing collaboration between ...
From the next chapter of the Type R legend to a concept car that can read your emotions, the 2017 Geneva Motor Show will see Honda showcase a range of its advanced vehicle and powertrain technologies.
PEUGEOT is set to expand its range of electric vehicles with the launch of an electric version of the popular Partner Tepee, the Partner Tepee Electric. The new Partner Tepee Electric will be launched officially at the Geneva International Motor Show 2017.
Hyundai Motor’s will be unveiling its New Generation Hyundai i30 Tourer at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show. The new member of the i30 family maintains the timeless design of its five-door sibling, adding elegance and versatility in its body style.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport launches W08 EQ Power+, looks ahead with excitement to 2017 challenge
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport took the first step on the road to the 2017 Formula One season with the official presentation of the new F1 W08 EQ Power+. The new car was launched to the team’s fans from the Silverstone garages via a live 360-degree broadcast on Facebook, YouTube and the Team’s official ...
Representing the state of the supercar art, a one-off Evora Sport 410 has been commissioned through Lotus Exclusive as a tribute to one of its most famous ancestors, the Lotus Esprit S1. Launched in October 2016, the Evora Sport 410 has wowed motoring press and customers with its combination of effortless pace and intuitive handling. With production limited to just 150 examples a year ...
Toyota Motor Corporation announced its cumulative global hybrid vehicle (HV) sales of 10.05 million units as of January 31, surpassing the 10 million unit mark¹. More than a numerical milestone, this demonstrates the staying power of a technology that is now emerging as a mainstream solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants.
Actor Margot Robbie has been revealed as Nissan’s new electric vehicle (EV) ambassador by racing the carmaker’s radical all-electric BladeGlider sports car around the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix circuit.
More Driving Performance for individualists
The 50 Years of Driving Performance anniversary is being used by Mercedes-AMG as the ideal occasion on which to add the new AMG GT C Roadster* Edition 50 as a further exclusive choice in the offering from the AMG GT family. Furthermore, Mercedes-AMG is offering the C 63 Cabriolet** and C 63 S Cabriolet** Ocean Blue ...
With the 2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship® set to kick off on 26 March, Aston Martin has unveiled its latest additions to the Vantage range; the V8 and V12 Vantage S Red Bull Racing Editions.
Ferrari has selected the 87th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show for the world premiere of the new 12-cylinder berlinetta, the 812 Superfast, the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history. This new car not only introduces a plethora of innovative features but is also particularly significant as the ...
With the new BMW M760Li xDrive, the freshly launched new BMW 7 Series is gaining a prestigious flagship model. Headlined by its exceptional refinement and supreme power delivery at all times, the 12-cylinder petrol engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology under the bonnet reinforces the new car’s range-topping status. The boldly dynamic driving characteristics of ...
A G-Class like never before: With the G 650 Landaulet*, Mercedes‑Maybach presents a new masterpiece of automotive engineering. After the Mercedes-Maybach S‑Class and the S 650 Cabriolet, the open-top G‑Class is the first off-roader from the Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand. The exceptional G 650 Landaulet follows the equally spectacular variants AMG G 63 6x6 and ...
Citroën will be unveiling a new concept vehicle at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show – the SpaceTourer 4X4 Ë Concept. The new design is inspired by the brand’s own “Ë” lifestyle product range, which was presented at last year's Paris Motor Show. The SpaceTourer 4X4 Ë Concept embodies Citroën’s unique spirit and features a 4x4 drivetrain, enhanced body protection and new external graphics.
It is possible that no single automobile has, upon introduction, upended its category as decisively as the first Lexus LS did when it launched the luxury brand 28 years ago. The 1990 LS 400 was the original luxury disruptor, winning critical acclaim and astonishing customers by setting new benchmarks for comfort, powertrain performance and smoothness, quietness, build quality, ...
The RS 3 Sportback - the original entry point to Audi RS ownership - has taken a back seat recently to allow the new RS 3 Saloon its share of the limelight, but at next month’s Geneva Motor Show the muscle-bound five-door will make its comeback emboldened by the latest 400PS five-cylinder TFSI engine and a raft of design and connectivity upgrades.
Citroën has revealed its C-Aircross Concept, which offers a new vision of the compact SUV ahead of the Geneva Motor Show. With its original design and strong identity, this new concept embodies Citroën's capacity to be different, whatever the segment. The unique design adds to the dynamic attitude of the SUV, thanks to the fluidity of its aerodynamic lines and a fresh new colour scheme.
The new Mercedes-AMG E 63 4MATIC+ Estate and E 63 S 4MATIC+ Estate - Dynamism meets space and intelligence
In the new E 63 4MATIC+* Estate and E 63 S 4MATIC+* Estate, Mercedes‑AMG combines the brand’s hallmark Driving Performance with the intelligence of the E‑Class. As in the Saloon, the 4.0‑litre V8 biturbo engine with an output of up to 450 kW (612 hp) and the fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ ...
The New SEAT Ibiza loaded with the latest technology features, outstanding dynamics, and an impressive improvement in interior space and comfort. The Spanish brand’s most important model has all-new styling while preserving the same youthful, functional, sporty and comfortable spirit as always. And it does so with a fresh design that reflects the latest SEAT distinctive character by ...
“From its introduction a little over 90 years ago, every motor car that has borne the title ‘Phantom’ has reset the standard by which all other luxury goods are judged,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “
The second-generation McLaren Super Series, which will make its public debut at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show on March 7, will have the widest breadth of dynamic ability of any McLaren and set new standards for Super Series’ cornering performance, driver enjoyment and ride comfort.
General Motors Co. and Honda recently announced their establishment of the auto industry’s first manufacturing joint venture to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each company.
Volvo’s research into and testing of AWD systems goes back more than 20 years. The first AWD Volvo car to go into serial production was the Volvo 850 Estate, launched in May 1996 with the 193 hp 2.5-litre turbocharged I5T engine and a five-speed manual transmission.
The new Lamborghini Aventador S is characterized by new aerodynamic design, redeveloped suspension, increased power and new driving dynamics. The ‘S’ is the suffix of previous enhanced Lamborghini models and defines a new benchmark for the V12 Lamborghini.
The formidable figurehead of the Audi Q5 range returns to the fold this week as the latest high performance SQ5 makes its world debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Hot on the heels of the all-new core Q5 range, which will begin arriving with customers from April, the successor to the first ...
Porsche is expanding the 911 product line with the GTS models. From March 2017, a total of five variants will be available in Germany: the 911 Carrera GTS with rear-wheel drive, the 911 Carrera 4 GTS with all-wheel drive – both of the above available as a Coupé and Cabriolet – and the 911 Targa 4 GTS with all-wheel drive.
Bentley is today announcing its fastest and most powerful production model to date: the new Bentley Continental Supersports. A top speed of 336 km/h and a 0-100 kph time of 3.4 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds) make the new Continental Supersports the world’s fastest and most powerful luxury four-seat car.
Dynamic, highly efficient and extremely comfortable: Audi is presenting the Audi Q8 concept at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Serving as a prelude to a production model that will be introduced in 2018, it combines the spaciousness typical of an SUV with the elegant lines of a coupe ...
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a key technology for piloted driving – that’s why Audi and strong partners from the electronics industry are jointly developing game-changing know-how in the field of machine learning. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas Audi is presenting the Audi Q7 deep learning concept, ...
Ford is introducing new SYNC® AppLink™ capability that will project navigation apps directly from a smartphone to the vehicle touch screen. Sygic Car Navigation is first to take advantage of the new capability.
Making its global premiere at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the QX50 Concept showcases INFINITI’s vision for a next-generation mid-size premium SUV.
Kia’s dramatic new high-performance gran turismo – the Stinger - has snatched the spotlight at the North American International Auto Show – and event typically dominated by US manufacturers.
Mercedes-AMG celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017. To the theme of “50 Years of Driving Performance”, the sports car and performance brand is marking the occasion by extending the AMG GT family of sports cars with the new Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupé, which joins the existing AMG GT C Roadster. Positioned between ...
The new era of electric mobility is starting and Volkswagen is set to define it: with the I.D. BUZZ, Volkswagen at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit the microbus of the new age. The electric MPV concept gives a renewed look ahead towards the future – with the aim of bringing electric mobility for all into the world of tomorrow. The new brand claim sums it up: "We make the future real."
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that the company has reached the 100 million-unit milestone in cumulative global automobile production. Honda began automobile production in 1963 with the production of the T360 mini-truck and the S500 sports car. A year later Honda employed all of the company’s production...
Mercedes-Benz is extending its range of exclusive models with the arrival of the S‑Class Coupé: "Night Edition" from April 2017. This two-door model will be available to order as a S 500 Coupé with effect from 9 January 2017. The "Night Edition" model will celebrate its world premiere at the Detroit auto show in January 2017.
BMW will introduce the all new BMW 5 Series, a plug-in hybrid variant that will complete the 5 Series range in March 2017. Featuring technology derived directly from the BMW i brand, the BMW 530e iPerformance Saloon offers a dynamic driving experience with exceptionally efficient performance as well as ...
With its clear and sensual design and its ability to comfortably seat four people, the new E-Class Coupé combines stylish design cues with state-of-the-art technology. It also offers the intelligence of the E-Class family with full smartphone integration, Widescreen Cockpit and the latest driver assistance systems with the option of ...
During a special celebration held at the National Art Center in Tokyo to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ferrari in Japan, Ferrari revealed a new strictly limited series of bespoke cars, the J50.
Volkswagen’s Performance Golf line-up includes the powerful GTD, the iconic GTI and the peerless R. This trio thrills and entertains drivers worldwide, and springs from Volkswagen’s engineering knowledge and driver-focused research and development.
Subaru’s BRZ Sports Coupe is back for 2017 with a comprehensive update to further cement BRZ as the driver’s car of choice. The update covers every area of BRZ; exterior, interior, powertrain, suspension and safety, refining the driving experience whilst enhancing sports car appeal.
Taking the fight straight to six-figure supercars, , the Lotus Exige Sport 380, top-of-the-range model carries over the lessons learnt in the development of the acclaimed Exige Sport 350, launched last year, but with significant revisions lowering weight, boosting power and enhancing aerodynamics.
Fun, frugal and now driving all four wheels for optimal all-weather performance - the ever popular TT 2.0 TDI with its blend of compelling pace and level-headed economy is now also available with the reassurance of quattro drive. Coupe and Roadster versions of the new TT 2.0 TDI quattro will become available for UK ordering early in 2017.
Suzuki Motor Corporation unveiled the new IGNIS for Europe at the 2016 Paris Motor Show as its new global compact crossover and it clearly demonstrates convenience and comfort in a stylish new exterior. It exudes Suzuki DNA from every pore, while at the same time introducing an entirely new design with unique character.
Android Auto, which is now available as part of a new Smartphone Integration package that also includes Apple CarPlay, allows users of Android smartphones to connect their device directly to their Volvo's Sensus media system. A wide range of Android-optimised apps – including Google Maps and Google Play Music – are then ...
A limited edition of 300: the new Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet: The ultimate in open-air exclusivity
A glimpse into the future of the luxury brand was provided by the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, which made its European premiere at the Paris Motor Show. This is now being followed by the Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet, a series production model which, embodies modern luxury and represents the design philosophy...
Aston Martin has turned up the heat on it’s ultimate Super GT to create the new Vanquish S. Sharper styling, greater potency and increased athleticism define this latest evolution of an illustrious model line. One that originated from Aston Martin’s legendary Works in Newport Pagnell and has proudly served as standard ...
The first genuine Jaguar XKSS to be built in almost 60 years was given its world debut presentation at the Petersen Museum, Los Angeles by Jaguar Classic. The stunning XKSS, finished in Sherwood Green paint, has been created by the Jaguar Classic engineering team ahead of the production of nine cars for delivery to ...
Subaru unveiled the VIZIV-7 SUV concept at the recent 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. Subaru VIZIV is derived from Vision for Innovation, and is a concept series embodying the future vision of car development for “enjoyment and peace of mind” that Subaru wants to provide to customers.
The new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV arrives at a time when customers are ever increasingly expecting differentiation and new experiences, with very strong assets. Whether through its revolutionary, latest generation PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®, its remarkably inspired style, or its high-tech equipment, the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV aims ...
Mazda revealed the all-new CX-5 in the run-up to the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. It’s a completely redesigned edition of the compact SUV that in 2012 kicked-off a generation of critically acclaimed cars featuring the company’s efficient lightweight SKYACTIV Technology and award-winning KODO – Soul of ...
With the new PremiumContact 6, Continental’s tyre developers have succeeded in bridging the gap between a comfortable and sporty tyre. This has meant coming up with new solutions for maximum safety, high ride comfort and a tread design for superior handling. “The main requirement of the new PremiumContact 6 is ...
The complement is now full once again – the all-new successor to the Audi A5 Cabriolet rejoins the recently launched Coupé and five-door Sportback models to bring the range noted for delivering everyday versatility with unalloyed elegance back to full strength. And on the subject of strength, the S5 Cabriolet powered by the ...
Fiat 124 Spider Celebrates its 50th Anniversary
3 November 1966 – 3 November 2016:the iconic Fiat convertible turns 50. It crossed decisive decades of the past century with a touch of elegance and sportiness to present day. It was California Dreamin' back in 1966, and not by chance the model's exciting new evolution was presented in Los Angeles in 2015.
With the Concept X-CLASS, Mercedes-Benz Vans gives a concrete outlook on its new pickup, the X-Class, in Stockholm. The first premium pickup will combine the best of two worlds. This is demonstrated impressively by Mercedes-Benz with two design variants of the concept car. The Concept X-CLASS ...
HERE, the Open Location Platform company, announced next generation vehicle-sourced data services aimed at making driving safer and more enjoyable for billions of people around the world.
At the Mondial De L’Automobile Paris 2016, Renault has unveiled Trezor – an all-electric Grand Tourer concept car that blends Renault’s warm, simple and sensual lines with the very latest innovations in interior experience, all-electric powertrain and autonomous driving. Trezor is from the Love ‘petal’ of ...
Lexus’ vision for a compact SUV of the future, the UX Concept made its world debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, designed by ED2, Lexus’ design center in the South of France. The UX Concept represents a new step in the company’s design journey and a redefinition of the driving experience.
Ferrari unvailed at the Paris Motor Show a series of special initiatives to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the marque’s foundation in 2017 and the celebratory anniversary logo was unveiled.
Citroën showcased a world first at the 2016 Paris Motor Show with CXPERIENCE CONCEPT, which brings a fresh new approach to the hatchback segment. The exceptional new body style is a step forward that marks a new offensive in brand strategy.
With a racing version of the new Audi RS 3 that made its world debut at the Paris Motor Show, Audi Sport customer racing will extend its offering in customer sport starting in the 2017 season. The TCR version of the Audi RS 3 sedan puts customer sport at Audi on an even broader base.
Hyundai Motor unleashed its latest high-performance N concept with the world premiere of RN30 at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The motorsport-inspired racing concept is developed to deliver passion and pleasure on the track.
Generation EQ – mobility revisited
With "Generation EQ", Mercedes-Benz shows how electric cars can soon move into the fast lane: the concept vehicle, with the appearance of a sporty SUV coupé, gives a preview of a new generation of vehicles with battery-electric drives. The dynamic exterior design with its new electro-look underlines the focus ...
SsangYong unveiled its large premium SUV concept LIV-2 - Limitless Interface Vehicle - (known previously as the development project Y400), at Paris Motor Show. As the next iteration from the LIV-1 concept showcased at the Seoul Motor Show in 2013, this advances the car’s design language and helps communicate the concept of ‘Dignified Motion.’
The New Discovery embodies Land Rover’s drive to go Above and Beyond, combining British desirability with an unstoppable spirit of adventure. It’s an authentic, three-row, seven-seat SUV with unbeatable capability and versatility.
Having already set the tone as a paragon of Vorsprung durch Technik and a long-standing best seller, the Audi Q5 is replaced by an all-new successor made its world debut at the Paris Motor Show. Its ground-up rework brings with it an intense focus on connectivity, driver assistance, aeroacoustics and driving ...
Mercedes-AMG is blowing even more fresh air into the AMG GT family. Shortly after the world premiere of the AMG GT R, the sports car and performance brand from Affalterbach is presenting two exciting roadster variants of the two-seater sports car. Alongside the AMG GT Roadster, the AMG GT C Roadster enhances the ...
Suzuki Motor Corporation unveiled the Ignis at the Paris Motor Show as its new global compact crossover. The new Ignis wraps convenience and comfort in a stylish new exterior. It exudes Suzuki DNA from every pore, while at the same time introducing an entirely new design with unique character. In addition to its ...
The C70 represented a new niche in an important period for Volvo, a project that was driven by enthusiasm and a love of cars by a small and passionate team. Twenty years ago, it was first shown to the world.
Nissan’s Micra Gen5, unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, is a complete redefinition of what Micra means… and is as audacious as it is revolutionary.
The new Honda Civic Type R Prototype has been revealed at the 2016 Mondial de L’Automobile in Paris, offering an insight into the styling of the next-generation Civic Type R which will be officially unveiled in 2017.
Nissan Navara EnGuard Concept: the ultimate all-terrain rescue pick-up with portable EV battery power
Nissan has unveiled an all-new vehicle at the 2016 Hannover Motor Show. The Nissan Navara EnGuard Concept is a durable and tough all-terrain pick-up, designed to operate as a life-saving rescue platform in some of the world’s most harsh and extreme environments.
Kia has announced details of a range of upgrades to the Soul compact SUV, and the introduction of a powerful new 201 bhp 1.6-litre T-GDI engine variant, the most powerful Soul ever engineered by the Korean brand.
Another eagerly anticipated chapter in the Nissan GT-R success story has begun, with the arrival of the GT-R Track Edition. Since its launch in 2007, the Nissan GT-R has been at the cutting edge of the premium sports car sector – an uncompromising performance four-seater for enthusiastic drivers, a car which completely embodies Nissan’s brand sign-off – Innovation that Excites.
The all-new tenth-generation Honda Civic represents a significant step forward for Honda in the C-segment, benefiting from the largest single model development programme in the company’s history.
Citroën Racing is getting ready for its big comeback to the FIA World Rally Championship, bringing with it a new challenge and adventure for a team with renowned expertise. It is also another way for the brand to support the launch of New Citroën C3: an energetic car with a unique shape that packs a real punch under the bonnet.
From unpaved tracks to steep, serpentine snow-bound roads, the new E-Class All-Terrain can tackle routes where conventional estates have to give up, thanks to greater ground clearance and 4MATIC all-wheel drive. Rugged styling and flared wheel arches also give it a tough look. The E-Class All-Terrain makes its world ...
Hyundai Motor recently open its third ‘Motorstudio’ brand experience space in the city of Hanam, 30km east of Seoul, South Korea.
Following the theme of Motorstudios in Seoul and Moscow, the giant 442m2 space in Hanam will offer visitors a differentiated ...
Infiniti will launch its all-new Infiniti InTouch Services with the new Q60 sports coupe, due on sale in European markets soon.
The new infotainment features, which ensure Infiniti remains competitive in the premium connectivity arena, improve ...
Since the introduction of the first Cross Country almost 20 years ago, Volvo Cars has become synonymous with the rugged all-road, all-weather product category, with a growing stable of Cross Country models.
The new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé. Unique combination of agility, elegance and everyday practicality
Mercedes-AMG is once again extending its product portfolio with the addition of a very dynamic model: the new GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé* combines a sporty, elegant design with the brand's hallmark Driving Performance and the advantages of an SUV in terms of seating position, interior flexibility ...
Jaguar Land Rover will expand its powertrain family, unveiling new technologies for both current and future vehicles. The new additions will support the company’s long-term commitment to reduce vehicle emissions and improve fuel economy across its range through the introduction of more efficient engines ...
This gathering of magnificent classic cars is the perfect place to premiere the exclusive Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, a sensational luxury-class coupé. The 2+2‑seater is a homage to the glorious age of the aero coupés and consciously carries this tradition forward into future. The coupé reinterprets ...
Ford is teaming up with major global cities – starting with San Francisco – to solve congestion issues and help people move more easily, today and in the future.
Hyundai Motor’s successful i10 has been enhanced with new advanced active safety and connectivity features from the segments above, as well as modern design refinements, including the new signature Cascading front grille.
The new Kia Rio will make its world debut on 29 September in Paris, at the 2016 Mondial de l’Automobile. The Rio is the Korean manufacturer’s global best-selling model, with more than 473,000 sold around the world in 2015, accounting for 16 per cent of Kia’s annual sales.
Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has launched the new Honda Accord Hybrid, the next level of hybrid automobile featuring advanced hybrid technology from Honda called the Sport Hybrid Intelligent Multi Mode Drive (i-MMD), which delivers powerful performance with a maximum output of 215 horsepower in full hybrid mode.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd recently unveiled the working prototype of its futuristic BladeGlider vehicle, combining zero-emissions with high-performance in a revolutionary sports car design.
For 2017, Range Rover, the world’s most successful luxury SUV with over a million sales worldwide receives a suite of advanced semi-autonomous driving technologies and the introduction of the new Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic.
The sixth generation of the BMW 7 Series is a true flagship of the BMW range, blending comfort, style, dynamic ability and cutting edge technology in equal measure to create an inspiring mode of luxury transport. To complete the range, the BMW 7 Series has borrowed technology from the BMW i sub-brand to follow in the ...
The latest race car from Lotus, the new Elise Race 250 distils the famous company’s engineering expertise into one hardcore, track-orientated package.
Already the holder of the International Pick-up Award 2016, and renowned for its tough attitude and robust performance, the entire range has now switched to a more advanced and eco-friendly Euro 6 engine.
Production of the all-new INFINITI Q60 sports coupe has started at the company’s manufacturing facility in Tochigi, Japan. Designed and engineered to perform, the Q60 offers a compelling combination of daring design, exhilarating performance and dynamics.
After the reveal of All-New Mégane in 2015 and All-New Mégane Sport Tourer in March 2016, All New Mégane Grand Coupé is the latest model in the Mégane family.
Ferrari has revealed the first photographs of the open-top version of the LaFerrari, the new limited-edition special series aimed at clients and collectors who refuse to compromise on the joy of al Fresco driving even when at the wheel of a supercar.
Mercedes-AMG further expands its range of accessories: after the corresponding line-up for the C- and A-Class, the Affalterbach-based company also now offers sporty attachments for the updated CLA model. At the same time, exclusive all new wheel hub covers which tell the story of the performance brand are now available.
Jaguar Land Rover has demonstrated a range of innovative research technologies that would allow a future autonomous car to drive itself over any surface or terrain.
The New Clio R.S. 200 EDC, Clio R.S. 220 Trophy and new GT-Line look pack incorporate the advances offered by the New Clio and further enhance that package by drawing on Renault Sport’s wealth of knowledge and expertise.
Recognising today’s consumer technologies, when designing the new Tiguan, Volkswagen engineers have ensured the car is packed with state-of-the-art features that support connectivity and functionality more easily than ever.
Citroën is renewing its best-selling C3 model, which has already sold more than 3.6 million since it was launched in 2002. New Citroën C3 is set to shake-up the market with its highly customisable character and the latest automotive technologies, including a world premiere for ConnectedCAM Citroën™, an on-board HD...
Volvo Cars has revealed performance-inspired R-Design models of the new S90 saloon and V90 estate. Central to the S90 and V90 R-Design is an advanced sport chassis that delivers an energetic, road-hugging drive.
From the world's most demanding racetrack directly onto the road: Never before has Mercedes‑AMG packed so much motorsport technology into a production vehicle than into the new AMG GT R. The front-mid-engine concept with transaxle, the twin-turbo V-8 engine rated at 430 kW/585 hp, the extensively modified ...
Honda will compete an all-electric, NSX-inspired EV Concept in the Electric Modified Class at the 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The EV Concept features a further evolution of the experimental, all-electric, 4-motor Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) powertrain that won last year’s ...
Aston Martin recently unveiled its most extreme roadster ever in the unique form of the one-off Vantage GT12 Roadster. A tailor made customer commission undertaken by Q by Aston Martin, the Vantage GT12 Roadster takes the original Vantage GT12 Coupe’s hardcore ethos and adds the visceral thrill of open-top driving, ...
Renault has unveiled New Clio bringing a host of styling, equipment, powertrain and quality improvements to the fourth generation of its best-selling supermini, the first Renault model to feature the brand’s new styling identity in 2012. Thanks to a full-LED lighting signature, including C-shaped daytime running lights in the case of certain ...
A few weeks after its debut, the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV was unveiled in its most dynamic and exclusive version - the GT. A truly modern expression of driving pleasure, aimed at individuals who are looking for a new driving experience, the GT version crowns the brand's new SUV range. Exclusively equipped with the 2.0-litre ...
Inspired by the positive reception across Europe to the Civic Tourer ‘Active Life Concept’ at 2015, Frankfurt Motor Show Honda is set to launch new bicycle transport system.
Aston Martin unveiled a limited series production of the exhilarating Vanquish Zagato Coupe; the latest creation from its long-standing partnership with the prestigious Italian design-house Zagato.
The Volvo 850 was the car that changed everything – a front-wheel-drive Volvo with a five-cylinder transverse engine. It was the result of the Galaxy project, which got its name because it was aiming for the stars. The 850 series achieved great success in the field of motorsport, and was the first car from Volvo available with AWD.
Nine years after it first cut a dash and subsequently established itself as a modern-day Audi design icon, the all-new Audi A5 Coupé has undergone both a technological transformation and an artfully crafted styling evolution that brings it absolutely up to date and introduces a fresh, contemporary look while still retaining the ...
The new Twingo GT combines the inherent agility of Renault’s rear-wheel drive city car with Renault Sport’s expertise to deliver even more driving pleasure. Its 898cc Energy TCe turbo engine has been tuned to deliver 110 horsepower and 170Nm torque thanks to a revised air intake system and modified engine mapping, ...
Ferrari has unveiled its latest One-Off creation during the car’s first shakedown on the Fiorano circuit in the hands of Ferrari’s chief test driver Dario Benuzzi and the car’s enthusiastic British owner.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has revealed the first images of its new Amarok on the move, as well as the interior which offers customers a number of new features. These include an attractive cockpit, with a colour multi-function display for the Aventura launch model and state-of-the-art radio/navigation systems.
Renault Sport have unveiled a new concept car on the streets of Monaco’s famous Grand Prix circuit driven by Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Kevin Magnussen. The Clio R.S.16 is the highest performance Renault Sport road-going vehicle ever and its reveal in celebration for both - 40 years of Renault Sport and ...
The new 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO made its debut recently at the famous Nürburgring race course, known as the one of the longest and most challenging race tracks in the world. This is also the place where the Nissan GT-R’s potent performance was honed, tuned and developed.
Volvo Cars is set to launch a new V90 marketing campaign featuring global footballing star Zlatan Ibrahimović.
The new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, its most advanced compact SUV, bringing new technology and a unique driving experience to the popular C-segment SUV market and will be revealed later this year at the Paris Motor Show in September.
Volvo Cars unveiled two new concept cars that move the Swedish brand in an audacious new direction and mark the official launch of its global small car strategy.
Ferrari’s latest four-seater model, the “Ferrari GTC4 Lusso” made its debut for the first time in Far East at a special launch event in Tokyo recently.
From its foundation 112 years ago, the story of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has been defined by a restless commitment to setting and raising the standard by which all other luxury goods are judged. On January 1 2003, this philosophy was realised emphatically with the handover of the first seventh generation Phantom to its customer ...
MINI has launched its latest design model, MINI Seven. Taking its name from the very first Mini, the 1959 Austin Seven, MINI Seven has been developed to showcase both the distinctive style inspired by the original Mini and the current modern values of the brand.
The Infiniti Concept Vision GT made its first-ever appearance outside of China recently at the Copper Box in the Olympic Park, London, during the launch of a new game from Gran Turismo® - GT Sport.
The 2017 Camaro ZL1 is poised to challenge the most advanced sports coupes in the world in any measure – with unprecedented levels of technology, refinement, track capability and straight-line acceleration.
One year on from the dramatic victory clinched by the all-new R8 LMS on its race debut at the Nurburgring 24 Hours, Audi is paying homage to the GT3 car that can lay claim to no less than 323 overall wins with a special edition of the all-new, road-going R8. A total of 24 exclusive R8 V10 plus ‘selection 24h’ models will be built for ...
Aston Martin and Italian design-house Zagato are proud to announce the Vanquish Zagato Concept, the latest creation from their long-standing partnership. The Vanquish Zagato Concept will make its global debut at the prestigious Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, was held at Lake Como in Italy recently.
The fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 has been named both the 2016 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) and the World Car Design of the Year. It is the second Mazda to win the WCOTY award, following the Mazda2 in 2008, and the first model to win both titles in the history of the awards.
Porsche unveiled the new 718 Cayman, the latest and fourth generation of the mid-engined, two-seater sports coupé with new flat-four turbocharged ‘boxer’ engines delivering upwards of 300 hp beating at its heart.
Four Manchester City players have experienced the Dream Job Swap, becoming racing drivers for a day and being tutored by some of Nissan's best GT Academy drivers.
Audi has gone to even greater lengths to deliver all of the familiar trappings associated with its flagship A8 L model in an entirely unique format of considerable proportions. At the special request of a European customer, the premium brand has created the Audi A8 L extended, a built-to-order model measuring 6.36 metres in length and with a wheelbase of 4.22 metres. The A8 L extended affords ...
Shell has unveiled a concept city car which, if it were ever to go into production, could deliver material reductions in energy use in the road transport sector. The three seater car is tangible proof of energy efficiency improvements that can be achieved by using cutting edge technology available today through a process of “co-engineering” whereby vehicle body, engine design and lubricants are all created together.
Spectacular design and breathtaking dynamism, combined with the allure of open-top driving – Audi presents the new Audi R8 Spyder* at the New York International Auto Show 2016 from March 23 to April 3. Its V10 naturally aspirated engine supplies 397 kW (540 hp) and 540 Nm of torque.
Honda next-generation Civic hatchback prototype at the recent 2016 Geneva Motor Show, previewing the Civic hatchback production model which will be launched in Europe early next year and in the United States in the second half of this year.
Ferrari announced the addition to its range of the Ferrari GTC4Lusso, the new four-seater which hails a major evolution of the sporting Grand Tourer concept by integrating rear-wheel steering with four-wheel drive for the first time.
Tapping into extra accelerative power becomes as quick and easy as flicking a light switch this week as the new 435PS Audi SQ7 TDI joins the range as the world’s first series production car combining turbocharging with an electrically powered compressor bringing breathtakingly immediate response. Consigning ‘turbo lag’ to ...
Nissan unveiled the new MY17 GT-R at the New York International Auto Show; highlights include an exciting new look both inside and out, as well as major driving-performance enhancements and key new features. They represent the most significant changes made to the model since it was introduced in 2007.
The dynamic-expressive styling of the GLC Coupé concept was a centre of attention at its world premiere in 2015 in Shanghai. It unites the typical stylistic elements of a coupé with the design language of current SUV models. Just one year later, this promise has become a reality: the new GLC Coupé translates the design idiom of the show car, with its distinctive basic structure and stretched greenhouse, virtually unchanged into series production.
As the ultimate incarnation of the world famous Exige, Lotus has revealed the Sport 350, the latest version of the class-leading and award winning sports car, that’s lighter and faster than ever before.
Mazda unveiled the Mazda MX-5 RF (“retractable fastback”) at the New York International Auto Show. The latest version of the legendary sports car offers a new dimension of open-top driving fun while at the same time staying true to the purpose of Mazda’s previous retractable hardtop MX-5: Making the roadster experience accessible to a broader range of drivers.
For decades, drivers have been accustomed to accessing and driving cars with physical keys. But no longer. In a ground-breaking move for the automotive industry, Volvo Cars plans to become the world’s first car manufacturer to offer cars without keys from 2017.
McLaren Automotive displayed the largest selection of models to date at this year’s Geneva Motor Show with the full three tier model range, including the latest in the recently-launched Sports Series – the McLaren 570GT. Practical enough for everyday use, the two-seat, mid-engined sportscar 570GT is the most refined and road-biased McLaren yet, designed with a focus on day-to-day ...
New Citroën C4 Cactus Rip Curl Special Edition – an unique and fun crossover, this special edition introduces Grip Control for improved traction, along with new styling elements that emphasise its outdoor character.
Mercedes-AMG has added another sporty model to its C-Class family: the new C 43 4MATIC Coupé. For the highly dynamic driving experience that is the hallmark of the brand the Affalterbach-based development teams have put together a scintillating engineering package: the 270 kW (367 hp) 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine is combined with the new 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission that provides agile gearshifts. Together with the AMG Performance ...
The all-new Avant version already famed for its limousine-like bearing and boundary-stretching technology is repurposed as an exceptional all-terrain machine with the help of allroad hallmarks such as flared arches, an increased ride height and of course quattro all-wheel-drive in its latest and most sophisticated ever form.
The Volvo 480 ES was the first front-wheel-drive car with a transverse engine produced by Volvo made its official premiere at the Geneva Motor Show 30 years ago.
Maserati reveals the exterior form of the Levante, the first SUV in the brand's more than one hundred year history: the new model completes the existing range of saloon and sports cars, extending the offering together with the Quattroporte, Ghibli, GranTurismo and GranCabrio models.
The new MEGANE Sport Tourer GT bears Renault Sport’s hallmark DNA, both in its design and in the driving feeling it delivers thanks to its 4CONTROL system – a world first in the C-segment estate market.
The next step towards the long-term Audi goal of CO2-neutral mobility is the Audi h-tron quattro concept car – a striking SUV that uses a highly efficient fuel cell with an output of up to 110 kW, and a further on-demand power boost of 100 kW courtesy of a lightweight lithium-ion battery. The car can be fully refuelled with hydrogen in around four minutes, and is then ready to drive for up to 600 km.
Coinciding with the launch of the new SpaceTourer, Citroën is joining forces with French pop group “HYPHEN HYPHEN” to unveil a bright, vibrant 4x4 concept vehicle: the Citroën SpaceTourer HYPHEN. Bursting with optimism and energy, amplifying the character of the production version, the SpaceTourer HYPHEN concept will be at the top of Citroën’s playlist at the Geneva Motor Show.
The Opel GT Concept will celebrate its world premiere at the 86th Geneva International Motor Show (March 3 to 13, 2016). This trendsetting sportscar expresses the continuous innovative strength of Opel – breathtaking in its shape, reduced to the bare essentials, pure passion. The thoroughbred athlete with a front mid-engine and rear-wheel drive is a direct descendant of the Opel GT ...
Nissan put an exclamation point on the start of sales of its all-new 2016 TITAN XD by unveiling a super-sized, off-road modified design study it calls the TITAN Warrior Concept. Nissan Design America (NDA) took the TITAN XD's production design to new extremes with unapologetic, aggressive, athletic styling features that declare ...
The Kia Telluride, a striking three-row, seven-passenger, luxury SUV concept features a modern and upright shape, muscular stance, and state-of-the-art technology to care for its occupants. Purely conceptual, the Kia Telluride is based on an existing platform and reveals the brand’s interest in potentially offering a premium SUV positioned above the current Sorento.
Potent, race-bred John Cooper Works performance is now available as an open-air experience, with the debut of the new MINI John Cooper Works Convertible this spring.
Following its unveiling to domestic media at Hyundai Motor’s Namyang R&D Center in South Korea, details have been confirmed of the IONIQ - the next generation of hybrid vehicles.
Volvo’s ground-breaking XC90 SUV has received further recognition for its role in redefining the SUV segment – this time in the familiar Volvo territory of safety – receiving the 2015 Euro NCAP Best in Class award for both Large Off-Road and Overall Performance categories.
MINI is launching the all new MINI Clubman ALL4 – the brand’s first all-wheel drive model in the C-segment. This launch marks the MINI brand’s further advance into the premium compact segment and represents the first ALL4 model to be built at MINI Plant Oxford.
Hyundai Motor Company unveiled its G90 premium luxury sedan for the Genesis brand in the U.S. market, the new flagship of the brand’s model line-up. The G90 will compete at the top of the premium luxury car segment with world-class technological innovations and the highest levels of refinement, convenience and dynamic performance.
McLaren Automotive and JVCKENWOOD unveiled an innovative design study, the McLaren 675LT JVCKENWOOD Concept, created for the CES® 2016 consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Concept is based on the new McLaren 675LT Coupe and features a host of new technologies and celebrates the 25th anniversary of their Formula 1™ partnership.
Produced between 1997 and 2006, the Land Rover Freelander 1 remains one of the brand’s best-selling models and is now officially a Land Rover Heritage vehicle. Land Rover Heritage specialises in cars, services, parts and experiences for classic Land Rover models and the Freelander 1 becomes the brand’s eighth Heritage model.
Ford Targets Drone-to-Vehicle Technology to Improve Emergency Services, Commercial Business Efficiency
Ford and DJI are imagining a world in which vehicles and drones become more capable and efficient working together, and are announcing a challenge to develop the software to make that possible.
Kia Motors has introduced a new sub-brand, ‘DRIVE WISE’, to encompass its future Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). DRIVE WISE embodies Kia’s philosophy to realise intelligently safe vehicles featuring Kia’s latest and forthcoming ADAS technologies.
HARMAN International Industries (NYSE: HAR), the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, is introducing its latest Car Audio innovations at CES 2016. Drawing from its 60-plus years of experience in acoustic design and signal processing, as well as proven ...
CES® 2016: Ford Tripling Autonomous Vehicle Development Fleet, Accelerating On-Road Testing of Sensors and Software
Ford is tripling its fleet of fully autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid test vehicles – making it the largest in the automotive industry – and will use a new-generation sensor technology as the company further accelerates its autonomous vehicle development plans.
Audi presented its latest technologies in the form of attractive solutions for today and visionary ideas for tomorrow at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)., the world’s most important electronics show in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA). The focus for the brand with the four rings is on the three future automotive trends of electrification, digitalisation and piloted driving.
Volkswagen is gearing up for a busy start to 2016 with a raft of trim upgrades across the brand’s core models. New versions of the Polo, Golf, and Passat Saloon and Estate are available to order from Volkswagen UK Retailers now, with deliveries set to begin early in the New Year.
CES® 2016: SYNC Brings New AppLink Apps to Millions of Customers, Adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 4G LTE to New Vehicles
Ford is expanding its SYNC® connectivity system, adding Apple CarPlay, Android Auto™, 4G LTE and several new AppLink™ apps to help millions of consumers stay connected behind the wheel and even when they are away from their cars.
The all-new Infiniti Q30 has received the maximum 5-Stars Euro NCAP Assessment rating from the independent vehicle safety organization.
The all-new Kia Optima and Kia Sportage have been awarded the maximum five-star crash safety rating by Euro NCAP in the latest round of safety testing.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC has achieved the top score in the Euro NCAP rating. The new mid-size SUV has received five stars, continuing the Mercedes-Benz success story in impressive style. In 2014 the GLA, C-Class and V-Class were likewise awarded five stars by Euro NCAP.
When it comes to safety, the new Mégane shares the benefits of the same Common Module Family (CMF) platform as the Kadjar crossover. Features of this new platform include the use of very high elastic limit steel for the spars, side rails and cross members (notably those situated between the engine compartment and ...
The S90 marks a giant step forward for Volvo Cars. The Swedish car maker is better known for its SUVs and estates, but with the launch of the S90, Volvo is clearly intent on shaking up the premium saloon segment with its distinctive executive class saloon.
Nissan is famous for being a top-selling car brand, but few people would realise it is fast becoming one of Europe’s biggest camera companies too. Having fitted over two million camera units to its range in less than two years it is now snapping at the heels of some of the world’s biggest camera makers.
There need be no contradiction between high driving dynamics and low fuel consumption. This is proved by the new Mercedes-AMG SLC 43: thanks to the combination of 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine and 9G-TRONIC sports transmission, the 270 kW (367 hp) roadster consumes just 7.8 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres (NEDC, combined). Consequently, the open-top two-seater not only ...
The new 2016 Infiniti Q50 sports saloon is being launched with a number of performance and dynamic upgrades that deliver a more empowering and rewarding drive experience. The comprehensive updates include next-generation ride and handling technologies and all-new advanced turbocharged V6 powertrains.
Mercedes-Benz is taking a big step into the future with numerous innovations in the new E-Class, including in the design of the interior, which features a wide high-resolution next-generation dual display (12.3 inches per display) that appears to hover in space. In addition, touch-sensitive control buttons on the steering wheel make their first appearance in a car.
Goodyear, the international manufacturer of premium high performance tires, and FC Bayern Munich, the most successful team in Germany’s Bundesliga, will enter into a platinum sponsoring partnership starting January 1, 2016. The multi-year agreement includes perimeter advertising at all Bundesliga home games and range of other advertising rights.
McLaren Automotive has revealed the latest chapter in the history of the iconic ‘Longtail’ name with confirmation of the 675LT Spider. Strictly limited to only 500 examples worldwide, it is only the second model to wear the LT badge. This latest model comes less than a year since the first model in nearly 20 years resurrected ...
With the new S 65 Cabriolet, Mercedes-AMG is for the first time offering a performance car which combines the impressive power of the 6.0‑litre V12 biturbo engine with the pleasure of open-top driving for four occupants. An output of 463 kW (630 hp), 1000 nm of maximum torque, the sport suspension based on AIRMATIC and the exquisite appointments emphasise the exceptional status of ...
Volvo Car has launched a new R-Design version of its award-winning XC90. R-Design models are the sportiest XC90s to date, featuring a range of design, dynamic and equipment upgrades to give Volvo’s seven-seat SUV a sporty makeover.
The Infiniti QX30 premium active crossover made its simultaneous global debut at the 2015 Los Angeles and Guangzhou international motor shows - signalling the next phase of the company’s global growth strategy.
Almost 50 years since the original was introduced, the all-new FIAT 124 Spider brings back the classic Italian styling and pure driving pleasure to a new generation, with its powerful turbo-charged petrol engine, sophisticated suspension and traditional rear-wheel drive layout.
The Impreza Sedan Concept is a design concept car previewing the next-generation Impreza which is to be the first one of Subaru's next-generation strategic vehicles envisioned in FHI's Mid-Term Management Vision "Prominence 2020" announced in May 2014. While positioned as an entry model in the Subaru lineup, its ...
Volkswagen unveiled the new Beetle Dune at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show. The crossover model, which is reminiscent of the legendary Baja California dune buggies, is characterised by an eye-catching design with numerous off-road accents, large 18-inch wheels and a higher ride height. The Beetle Dune is making its ...
Land Rover has unveiled the world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible – the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, A Convertible for All Seasons.
ŠKODA is notching up another incredible milestone in 2015 as it celebrates 120 years of production. Founded by Václav Laurin and Václav Klement, ŠKODA has developed from small-scale bicycle manufacturer to a global brand active in more than 100 international markets. Despite this remarkable growth, ŠKODA ...