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  • Queen of the desert

    Queen of the desert

    Fiat played a starring role at the 2017 edition of the world’s toughest race, the Dakar, entering a car closely derived from the multiple award-winning Panda utility car. The car – which was named PanDakar – is a Fiat Panda 4x4 Cross fitted with...

  • Shine and protect

    Shine and protect

    Road grime and stuck-on brake dust on alloy wheels – that hurts every car owner. And apart from that, it will also damage the wheels: sooner or later these residues will eat their way through the lacquer. They leave behind ugly discolourations,...

  • The race is on

    The race is on

    Audi AG will be providing factory support to Mattias Ekström’s rallycross project EKS starting in the 2017 season. As a result, Audi Sport, in addition to its commitments in Formula E and the DTM, will be competing in the FIA World Rallycross...

  • Five decades later

    Five decades later

    There is a 50-year difference between the Seat 850 and the new Ibiza. Five decades have gone by from the car that was made as an improvement to the Seat 600 and the brand’s highly iconic car, of which nearly five and a half million have been sold...

  • It’s a thriller

    It’s a thriller

    In the racing video game Forza Horizon 3, players can now drive the Mercedes-AMG GT R along snow-covered roads and on icy slopes in the new Blizzard Mountain expansion. In late December, game developer Turn 10 Studios & Playground Games released a...

  • Making a comeback

    Making a comeback

    Fans of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix can look forward to Maria Sharapova making her eagerly-awaited return to professional tennis at the long-standing tournament in Stuttgart. The 29-year old former world number one and five-time Grand Slam...

  • New Bentley is world's fastest four-seat car

    New Bentley is world's fastest four-seat car

    Bentley has announced its fastest and most powerful production model to date: the new Bentley Continental Supersports. A top speed of 209 mph (336 km/h) and a 0-60 mph time of 3.4 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds) make the new Continental...

  • Driverless cars could increase congestion on UK roads - report

    Driverless cars could increase congestion on UK roads - report

    Driverless cars could increase congestion on some UK roads for several years, according to a Department for Transport study. Delays on motorways and major roads during peak periods are expected to rise by 0.9% when one in four cars are automated,...

  • Red alert

    Red alert

    As the significant stage of adolescence approaches, when a boy becomes a young man – and a girl a young woman – their thoughts start to shift towards romance and young love. However, there are exceptions – Gerald Portanier and his younger brother...

  • Smarter driving

    Smarter driving

    Whether you are in the 718 Cayman or Panamera, with Porsche Connect your smartphone, smartwatch, and car unite to form a mobile network. Calling up vehicle data and managing vehicle functions via smartphone or smartwatch has been possible with...

  • A sustainable strategy

    A sustainable strategy

    Seat is partnering with Philips Lighting to light up its Martorell plant in the most eco-friendly manner. Both companies have signed an agreement to replace all the exterior light sources of the Martorell facilities with connected LED lighting,...

  • Two decades, three generations

    Two decades, three generations

    The brand with the four rings is celebrating the anniversary of the Audi A3. This successful Audi model had its motor show premiere 20 years ago in Paris. Today the premium compact is available in a choice of four body styles, four drive systems...

  • New mobility services company

    New mobility services company

    Volkswagen Group officially launched its new mobility services company at the Tech Crunch Disrupt technology event in London. With MOIA, the automaker is driving forward its transformation into a globally leading provider of sustainable...

  • Future drive

    Future drive

    Rolls-Royce’s futuristic Vision Next 100 concept car, codenamed 103EX, has made its North American debut at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The 103EX is what the British manufacturer is calling its first ever ‘Vision Vehicle’, and...

  • A bold move

    A bold move

    The car industry has inevitably moved towards producing greener vehicles and the thrust that we have seen in these recent years is testament that this is the future of the motor vehicle. The cars of tomorrow will not only have a reduced carbon...

  • Model update

    Model update

    Through its Model Year concept Toyota adds newness and freshness to its line-up on a yearly basis. These product improvements are focused on visual newness and new equipment which brings added value to the customer. The 2017 Model Year update...

  • Striking versatility

    Striking versatility

    From unpaved tracks to rock climbing or steep serpentine roads to a snow-bound ski lodge – the new E-Class All-Terrain takes routes where conventional estates often have to give up effortlessly in its stride thanks to greater ground clearance with...

  • Added power

    Added power

    The 2017 EXC range doesn’t represent a model update or some changes to a single bike. KTM has taken each model and rebuilt all the integral elements of the architecture. Every bike has a new chassis, new suspension and completely redesigned engines.

  • Welcome to the competition

    Welcome to the competition

    Despite having been presenting 4×4 concepts since the early 2000s, Maserati has taken its time in coming to the ever-growing SUV market. The Levante, though, has finally arrived in Europe, ready to wade into battle with the other premium...

  • The misfit motorcycle

    The misfit motorcycle

    On its launch in 2011, Ducati’s Diavel drew gasps from motorcycle fans across the globe. Its futuristic and awkward appearance was loved by many, yet criticised by others for being too brutish. First rides only brought more controversy. With a...