Honda adaptive damping on new Tourer, Volvo city safety drops insurance costs, Land Rover Range Rover Sport orders number 15,000

Volvo's City Safety Autonomous Emergency Braking system could save customers up to £160 annually on their car insurance. Volvo models fitted with the system have had their insurance ratings dropped by up to four levels.

Honda has confirmed that a rear adaptive damper system will be fitted to its new Civic Tourer. The manufacturer says its system is unique, and that using a rear-only setup allows the new estate to have an adaptive chassis with 80 per cent of the functionality of a four-corner system but with half the cost.

Land Rover has received over 15,000 orders for the new Range Rover Sport, despite it not yet being on sale. The new Sport goes into showrooms this autumn, initially offered with V6 and V8 engine options.

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24 July 2013

I must be fortunate, I've seen 2 RR Sports and I've go to say they look impressive, far better looking than the previous model and it now looks like a proper model in its own right rather trying to copy its big brother bu fail. It also looks a lot more desirable than all of its rivals.

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