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10 July 2009

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Car news

Pagani Zonda Cinque RoadsterAlfa Romeo Milano images leakedOne off Bentley Continental GTWatch the Jaguar XJ launch livePorsche denies VW sales reports30,000 plug in Toyotas by 2012Dacia’s new crossover spiedNew Astra ’better than Insignia’Porsche 998 cabrio spiedJaguar XJ spy videoNew Porsche Boxster spy shotsAstra Sport Hatch is ‘outlandish’New Camaro is coming to EuropeGrand Vitara range extended Ferrari F450 prototype spiedMini makes its 1.5 millionth carFirst Jaguar XJ interior pictureSkoda’s five-door coupe plansNew Bentley teaser pictureWhats the new Arnage’s name?Hyundai iX35 targets Ford Kuga200mph, roof down in a BentleyInsignia VXR pricing announcedRHD Tesla on sale in 2010Hyundai launches hybrid saloonLexus LF-A supercar costs £250kGM still plans plug-in SUVHyundai Coupe now £12,995Honda launches Mugen competition2011 VW Sharan spiedStrong demand for Fisher KarmaNew Jag XJ leaks outNew diesels for 407 Coupe290bhp Porsche Cayenne dieselKarmann ‘saved by VW’New Saab 9-5 spied testingRelive the Jaguar XJ launchNew Jaguar XJ pics, and launchJaguar XJ: full details and picsNew Toyota Yaris TR Volvo XC60 R – Design - unveiledElectric Mercedes SLS revealedPrius boosts Japan’s hybrid salesUpdated Suzuki Jimmy launchedPSA/Mitsubishi plug-in plansNext BMW 5- series spied


Evora to hit production limitBMW production cuts continue Police to investigate MG Rover JLR shutdown warnings Sales fall eases in JuneNew GM approved by JudgeBAIC’s plans for Opel/VauxhallAudi predicts end to slumpHertz to hire out Lotus ElisesMagna deal set to be completedHummer’s Chinese talks beginOpel Unions slam BAICThe Autocar Courland AwardUK diesel prices ‘the highest’MG Rover slams governmentFiat signs China dealCaterham production increasedBAIC’s Opel/Vauxhall plant threatJapan to unsilence hybridsBAIC profits up 78 per centAsda sparks fuel price warRenault No recovery until 2011Chinese car sales up 48 per centBob Lutz may stay on at GMCzech scrappage scheme vetoedCar key crime “soaring in London”GM chief, “a new beginning”

First drives

Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M Volvo S40 1.6D DRIVe Start/BMW X6 M first driveVauxhall Insignia 2.8 V6 VXR first driveVauxhall Astra 1.6 SE – Road Test First DriveMazda 3 MPS – Road Test First Drive

Road test

Toyota Prius 1.8 VVT-i T Spirit


Up Goodwood hill in a Ferrari 599

Inside the new Jaguar XJ

Can we hit 200mph, roof down in a Bentley?


A first look at the new Vauxhall AstraVatanen's perfect for the FIA - if he can get electedThe ultimate Porsche 911?BMW M (that’s for Marketing, not Motorsport) – Tester’s notesFarewell to Fuji – will Toyota be next?Over-excited at 200mphJaguar XJ – bold, is it a step too far? – Design languageDon’t judge the new Jaguar XJ too soon – Design languageElectric AMG SLS proves we’re in safe hands – Design language

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