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The man with the legendary contacts book. Once went 'under the wire' to scoop a secret Honda; also navigated a Fiat 127 in a road rally. Says the latter was only marginally more risky.

Hot Infiniti Q30 range topper to arrive in 2016

British-built Q30 line-up to be topped off by an 'Eau Rouge' performance model

3 March 2015
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New Porsche Panamera will launch in 2016

2016 Porsche Panamera - spy pictures reveal new-look interior

Less cluttered interior likely for second-generation Panamera

25 February 2015
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Around 300 broken electric car charging points in London are set to be fixed by the summer

Broken EV charging points in London finally set to be fixed

More than 300 charging points for electric cars will be fixed "by this summer", as parking fees for EV bays are also set to be introduced

24 February 2015
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Next-gen Bentley Continental to use Panamera platform

The new Bentley Continental, which will come to market in 2017, could be lighter and sportier thanks to a new Porsche-derived platform

12 November 2014
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Jeep to take on Range Rover with new flagship SUV
The Grand Cherokee is currently Jeep's flagship model

Jeep to take on Range Rover with new flagship SUV

New Grand Wagoneer range-topper will take the fight to high-end 4x4s and offer three rows of seating

3 November 2014
News
Next Jeep Wrangler to get new body and engines
The next Wrangler could arrive in 2017

Next Jeep Wrangler to get new body and engines

Jeep boss plans a technical revolution for the company's next-gen rugged SUV

29 October 2014
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BMW promises more distinct styling for next-gen models
The BMW M2 is due to launch late next year

BMW promises more distinct styling for next-gen models

New versions of the 1, 3, 5 and 7-series will looks more visually different say officials, as BMW plans to evolve its design language

20 October 2014
News
Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne on why change is needed at Maranello
Sergio Marchionne laid out his vision for Ferrari's future at the Paris show

Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne on why change is needed at Maranello

Marchionne explains why he's hellbent on preserving the sports car manufacturer's "uniqueness, exclusivity and technical prowess"

16 October 2014
News
Infiniti has big plans for the future including, it appears, touring car racing
The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge highlights the Japanese brand's performance car intent

Infiniti has big plans for the future including, it appears, touring car racing

The luxury brand is already involved in F1, but if it really wants to compete with the German manufacturers it needs to prove its own models on the track

2 October 2014
Blog
Revised Ford Focus to cost from £13,995
The Focus receives Ford's new grille, which is said to sit in a 'prouder' position

Revised Ford Focus to cost from £13,995

The Blue Oval freezes the price of the entry-level Focus variant, due on sale in November, and lops £100 off the cost of top-end Titanium models

2 September 2014
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