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  • Another five-star performance

    Another five-star performance

    In June 2016, the Seat Ateca obtained five stars in the Euro NCAP safety tests, demonstrating the high level of safety offered by the Spanish brand’s new compact SUV. By managing to achieve these results, this time in the Latin NCAP, the Ateca...

  • A clear step forward

    A clear step forward

    In the 2016 financial year, Porsche AG achieved record highs in terms of deliveries, revenue, operating result and number of employees. Deliveries increased by six per cent to 237,778 vehicles, thereby achieving a revenue of €22.3 billion. At the...

  • Investing in research

    Investing in research

    Shared laboratories embody a partnership between a research unit and a company to support long-term research. The partners sign a renewable agreement for a period of at least four years, laying down rules in advance on how the findings will be...

  • Cyclist near misses

    Cyclist near misses

    In the UK, cyclists are suffering 25 near-misses on average a year as a result of not knowing who has right of way at a junction, new research has revealed. A study, conducted by Dr Rachel Aldred of the University of Westminster, also found that...

  • Primetime moments

    Primetime moments

    Olympic hero Sir Ben Ainslie battles a desert sandstorm to reach his Land Rover BAR sailing team as the new Land Rover Discovery made its primetime TV debut in a new advertisement. The 60-second advert was directed by Ridley Scott Associates’ Jake...

  • Cleaning comfort

    Cleaning comfort

    Upholstery and interior textiles get a lot of wear through dust, road dirt and everyday soiling. But the Sonax interior care specialists ensure comfortable seating and a pleasant atmosphere while driving. To clean your car’s interiors, first...

  • Two decades of putting safety first

    Two decades of putting safety first

    Thatcham Research has marked the 20th anniversary of the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) with a crash test to highlight the dramatic effect 20 years of independent safety testing has had on small cars. The tests were introduced...

  • Handsome comfort

    Handsome comfort

    At first glance, not a lot has changed about the IS. Lexus says the styling of the car has proved so popular since the IS was launched in 2013 that it’s left most of the styling alone – and it certainly shows. So what’s new? The headlights – now...

  • Good start to new year

    Good start to new year

    Audi AG delivered around 124,000 cars to customers in January. In particular, demand continued to rise in Europe and North America. Sales in China fell by 35.3 per cent to 35,181 cars. In the last month, Audi established a long-term, strategic...

  • Start packing

    Start packing

    Volkswagen Accessories has expanded the options for the Golf family, adding high-quality, handy transport solutions for sports equipment and bicycles. Smart systems that improve comfort and keep passengers both young and old well entertained while...

  • Showcasing a timeless legend

    Showcasing a timeless legend

    Ahead of the global unveil of Renault’s eagerly-anticipated new Alpine that will go on sale this year, Alpine aficionados and automotive aesthetes alike had the opportunity to either discover or rediscover some of the most iconic models ever to...

  • Having the edge

    Having the edge

    On a beautiful Friday afternoon, we decided to take the new Ford Edge – kindly made available by the local importer – out for a drive. At first glance the SUV looks imposing, especially for someone making the transition from a smaller car.

  • An American adventure

    An American adventure

    The Joshua Tree National Park offers staggering views and twisty roads. With a range of supercars to track, what could be better, Jack Evans asks. Occasionally, a trip comes on the cards that seems simply too good to be true. A drive through...

  • Switching gears

    Switching gears

    Some classic car aficionados invest a considerable amount of time and effort in searching high and low in order to eventually meet up with the vehicle of their dreams. Not so for Josef Abela, whose two classic cars literally fell into his...

  • Not just a pretty face

    Not just a pretty face

    The new Citroen C3 has inherited the styling of its crossover cousin, the C4 Cactus, making it a more appealing prospect for those younger drivers who need a funky yet practical car. Against the backdrop of a beautiful winter day, we took out the...

  • Solid growth

    Solid growth

    Seat’s worldwide sales continue to grow in 2017. After finishing 2016 with the fourth consecutive annual increase, and adding a cumulative growth of nearly 30 per cent since 2012, Seat posted the best January results since 2003. The brand...

  • Ready to race

    Ready to race

    Peugeot Sport and Peugeot Citroën Racing Shop announced that the first customer Peugeot 308 Racing Cup has been delivered to German team Autohaus Nett Motorsport. Order books for the Peugeot 308 Racing Cup opened on October 30, 2016, immediately...

  • Luxury masterpiece

    Luxury masterpiece

    With the G 650 Landaulet, Mercedes Maybach presents a new masterpiece of automotive engineering. After the Mercedes-Maybach S Class and the S 650 Cabriolet, the open-top G Class is the first off-roader from the Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand. The...

  • A rare eagle flies

    A rare eagle flies

    The first production-ready example of the Eagle’s gorgeous new Spyder GT is now complete, and costs over €800,000. The specialist Jaguar E-Type restoration company announced the new Spyder GT at the 2016 London Classic Car Show, with the completed...

  • Taking flight

    Taking flight

    The sportscar manufacturer’s aircraft engines make up a small but extremely interesting chapter in the rich history of Porsche. It is a story which reaches far back in time, as more than 100 years ago Ferdinand Porsche also used aircraft engines...