2017 Vauxhall Meriva

2017 Vauxhall Meriva gets crossover influence

Replacement for the current Meriva gets conventional doors as Vauxhall tries to turn it into a crossover

25 August 2016
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25 August 2016
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2016 Kia Optima PHEV review

Plug-in hybrid Optima is a practical, tax-efficient PHEV that undercuts rivals and fulfils its main remit well, but keen drivers need not apply

25 August 2016
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Kia Optima Sportwagon

2016 Kia Optima Sportswagon review

New Kia estate looks the part, has good space and handles tidily, but its engine's flexibility and refinement let it down

25 August 2016
First Drive
Autocar rendering of VW's electric car

VW's 2019 electric vehicle for Paris motor show reveal

Volkswagen looks to “make a statement” with a new electric model which will be capable of travelling more than 300 miles on a single, 15-minute charge

24 August 2016
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Trans-Pennine Tunnel route plans announced

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24 August 2016
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Aston Martin One-77

Nearly new Aston Martin One-77 on sale for £2.5 million

Aston Martin Munich has a 1140-mile-old One-77 in stock; value has nearly doubled in five years

24 August 2016
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2017 Volkswagen CC leaked images
2017 Volkswagen CC leaked images

2017 Volkswagen CC leaked images show Sport Coupé GTE influence

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24 August 2016
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New Kia Rio revealed in rendering

New Kia Rio to be five-door only

Kia has revealed the styling of the new Rio in design renderings, showing a new, sportier look and five-door only setup

24 August 2016
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2017 Volkswagen Polo

2017 Volkswagen Polo will be larger and lighter

Next-gen hatch will go up against 2017 Ford Fiesta and be available as a five-door model; hot GTI model will produce more power

24 August 2016
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    First Drive
    25 August 2016
    Plug-in hybrid Optima is a practical, tax-efficient PHEV that undercuts rivals and fulfils its main remit well, but keen drivers need not apply
  • Kia Optima Sportwagon
    First Drive
    25 August 2016
    New Kia estate looks the part, has good space and handles tidily, but its engine's flexibility and refinement let it down
  • Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Spyder
    First Drive
    24 August 2016
    Awful driving position aside, drop-top Huracán handles UK roads well. It's more dynamically rounded than its rangemates, but lacks rivals' handling bite
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    Its predecessor may have been a bit limp, but the Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel is crushingly rapid and suitably luxurious
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