2016 Infiniti Q50 Country Road

2016 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Sport Tech review

Infiniti’s premium mid-sized saloon packs a serious punch, but lacks the dynamic prowess of European rivals

12 January 2017
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998kg Lotus Exige Race 380 racing model revealed

998kg Lotus Exige Race 380 track model revealed

Supercharged V6 track racer produces 375bhp and 302lb ft of torque and can go from 0-60mph in just 3.2sec

12 January 2017
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Motorsport
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles accused of using emissions cheat device; 600,000 European cars potentially affected

FCA is accused of using illegal emissions-cheating software on more than 100,000 SUVs and trucks in the US; 600,000 European cars are also under the spotlight, including more than 4000 in the UK

12 January 2017
News
New cars
Bentley plug-in hybrid SUV

Bentley plug-in hybrids coming across entire model range

Bentley CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer has confirmed the imminent introduction of a range of PHEV powertrain-equipped models

12 January 2017
News
Detroit motor show
2017 Honda Civic Type R BTCC racer revealed with striking new livery
Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden with the 2017 car

2017 Honda Civic Type R BTCC racer revealed with striking new livery

New car is an evolution of last year’s model; Driver’s champ Gordon Shedden expects progress in all areas

12 January 2017
News
BTCC
Radical RXC500 on course to smash Nürburgring record
The RXC500 looks set to break the 'Ring record

Radical RXC500 on course to smash Nurburgring record

British brand's turbocharged V6 model is said to have already set a blistering time on an open track day; Radical also revealed its 2017 SR8

12 January 2017
News
New cars
Updated Subaru BRZ revealed

Updated Subaru BRZ makes UK debut at Autosport International

Subaru's rear-wheel-drive sports coupé gets a revamp, following Toyota's update of the closely related GT86 last year

12 January 2017
News
Autosport International
Toyota's high-performance Yaris revealed

High-performance Toyota Yaris revealed

Toyota has revealed the upcoming high-performance variant of the Yaris, and confirmed that the car will make its debut at the Geneva motor show

12 January 2017
News
Geneva motor show
The Toyota Prius - winner of the 2017 What Car? Safety Award

Promoted: Why the Toyota Prius won the What Car? Safety Award

Crash protection and innovative safety tech nets hybrid machine honours in Thatcham Research-sponsored award

12 January 2017
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FBI arrests Volkswagen exec Oliver Schmidt in dieselgate case
Oliver Schmidt will appear before US courts on Monday

Volkswagen emissions scandal: five more executives charged in the US

Oliver Schmidt is accused of conspiring to keep US regulators from finding VW’s cheat software back in 2014; the five others charged are in Germany

12 January 2017
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