Bugatti Chiron

Bugatti Chiron hybridisation under consideration

A hybrid powertrain for the Bugatti Chiron hasn't been ruled out according to company chief Wolfgang Dürheimer

26 August 2016
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Hyundai mega-hatch as imagined by Autocar
Hyundai mega-hatch as imagined by Autocar

Hyundai's Ford Focus RS rival in the pipeline

Hyundai’s i30N hot hatch could be followed by a more powerful, all-wheel-drive Focus RS rival

26 August 2016
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Opel Ampera-e heading for Paris motor show

Opel Ampera-e heading for Paris motor show

The Chevrolet Bolt, GM’s first all-electric vehicle since the EV1 of 1996, will be rebadged as the Opel Ampera-e for the European market

25 August 2016
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Honda patents 11 speed gearbox

Honda patents 11-speed triple-clutch automatic gearbox

Honda has registered a patent for a new 11-speed triple-clutch automatic gearbox; Japanese manufacturer currently uses CVT 'boxes in some cars

25 August 2016
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Nutonomy starts autonomous taxi trials in Singapore

Self-driving taxi trials begin in Singapore

The world’s first self-driving taxi trial has begun in Singapore, pipping Uber to the post

25 August 2016
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Land Rover Discovery spied with little disguise

2017 Land Rover Discovery: new pictures show SUV almost undisguised

Land Rover’s fifth-generation, seven-seat SUV promises radical new looks, a significant weight loss and a more upmarket cabin

25 August 2016
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Honda Civic Paris motor show

2016 Paris motor show preview

We cover the key cars headed to France’s biggest motor show this September and October

25 August 2016
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Paris motor show
Volvo Truck breaks two land-speed records

Volvo Truck breaks two land-speed records

Volvo Trucks’ Iron Knight has beaten two land-speed records from standing starts of 500 and 1000-metres

25 August 2016
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McLaren P1 at Goodwood

McLaren P1 LM guns for Nürburgring lap record

Creator of the road-legal McLaren P1 GTR hints at a production car lap record attempt when final set-up testing gets under way

25 August 2016
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Brexit yet to effect UK car production

Brexit yet to dent UK car production

More than one million cars have been produced in the UK so far this year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)

25 August 2016
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    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
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