The best news, drives and videos from the week gone by
15 May 2009

Welcome to's round-up of the week's best news, video and car reviews.

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Car news

New Vauxhall Astra revealedNext-generation Mini scoopedNew Jaguar XJ spiedGeorge Harrison Mini unveiledMG confirms budget TFBMW X6 ambulance conceptSpied: New Maserati SpyderOne-off Ferrari F430 for charitySaab 9-5 spied in final testsVauxhall Astra teaser picturesMore pics: Ssangyong C200More GM models cannedAudi introduces stop-start



First drives

Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TDI 75 BlueMotionVolkswagen Polo 1.2 TSI 105Audi Q7 4.2 V8 TDI SEAudi Q7 3.0 TDI Clean DieselFord Fiesta 1.6 Ti-VCT Mountune 140Maserati GranTurismo S AutoMercedes E250 CDI BE Coupe



Road test

Peugeot 308 2.0 HDi 136 SE Auto 2dr CC




BMW cautious on Daimler linksEU car sales continue to tumbleNissan's Ghosn vows to stay onHonda cuts UK workers' payOpel sale by end of MayGM to sell China-built cars in USFiat and Geely bid for SaabWinterkorn 'to lead VW/Porsche'Vauxhall faces uncertain futureNissan posts £1.57bn lossMazda loses £480 millionFord reveals plan to raise £1.3 billionMercedes/BMW plan closer tiesFiat denies Suzuki interestChrysler/Fiat opposition crumbles




Scrappage: who's signed up?Car makers sign for scrappageScrappage fraud fears revealedScrappage to begin next MondayHyundai's scrappage specials



Other news

Nissan GT-R's 'Ring recordAuto Union name to be revived?British army to run PriusesSpeed limiter tests in LondonNissan boosted by scrappageObama cuts fuel cell researchDrug-drive clampdown plannedInsight is Japan's top sellerIntelligent air-con revealed




Ferrari threatens to quit F1Ferrari: F1 cap hurts road carsToyota threatens to quit F1




Porsche Panamera on videoSkoda Yeti on video



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