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New BMW X4 2014 UK action
Road tests

New BMW X4 2014 review

24 Jul, 2014

New BMW X4 is great to drive, but it's a big compromise compared to its X3 sibling

Lexus NX 300h driving
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Lexus NX 300h hybrid review

17 Jul, 2014

Hybrid Lexus NX 300h is hurt by flawed transmission and hefty weight. It’s the second best of the NX’s two powertrain options

New Lexus NX 2014 front
Road tests

New Lexus NX 2014 review

16 Jul, 2014

We take to the road in Lexus' sharp new compact SUV contender. Should BMW and Audi be worried?

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Volkswagen Passast Estate Executive Style review

10 Jul, 2014

Volkswagen Passast Executive Style run-out specification is superb value

Jaguar Project 7
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Jaguar Project 7 2014 ride review

7 Jul, 2014

We take a spin in the most powerful road-going Jaguar ever - the stunning 567bhp, D-Type-inspired Project 7

Kia Optima 2014 tracking
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Kia Optima 2014 review

7 Jul, 2014

Fresh look aims to breathe life into the 2014 Kia Optima, a Ford Mondeo rival


Jaguar Land Rover splashes out on 543 classic cars

25 Jul, 2014

JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations division acquires 543 classic British cars to use in international heritage events


Vauxhall promises Ampera-successor EV and sub-Adam city car

23 Jul, 2014

CEO of Vauxhall sister-brand Opel announces commitment to electric cars, and officially confirms sub-Adam city car

New Lexus NX 2014 static

Lexus NX video review

23 Jul, 2014

The all-new Lexus NX gets concept car looks and rivals the Range Rover Evoque. A new school run favourite?

Smart ForTwo Brabus spied - front

Smart ForTwo Brabus spied

22 Jul, 2014

Faster Smart could have 50 per cent more power than standard ForTwo; on sale in early 2015


New Volvo XC90 gets world first safety technology

22 Jul, 2014

Volvo's new XC90 SUV gets raft of world first safety aids including Junction Autobrake

New Lexus NX 2014 front
In-depth reviews

Lexus NX review

The Lexus NX has strong styling and a fine cabin, matched with a predictable but ordinary driving experience

Jaguar F-Type R Tour de France concept front

Jaguar F-Type R Tour de France concept revealed

21 Jul, 2014

Special Vehicle Operations team has created a one-off Jaguar F-Type bike transporter for the 2014 Team Sky Tour de France effort


Smart ForTwo crash test with Mercedes S-Class

18 Jul, 2014

Smart looks to demonstrate the safety of the new ForTwo by crashing it head-on into the flagship Mercedes S-Class

Audi A7 Competition

Sporty Audi A7 Competition special edition model revealed

14 Jul, 2014

Ultimate diesel A7 revealed with 322bhp 3.0 TDI, promises 62mph in 5.1 seconds and 46.3mpg

Honda Civic Type R fan meet

New Honda Civic Type-R concept meets its fans

13 Jul, 2014

Honda Type R fans from around Europe converged on Belgium’s Spa race track to get up close and personal with honda’s new hot Civic


Six ways F1 is really helping design your next car

9 Jul, 2014

Mercedes has revealed full details the cutting edge technology that will be lifted directly from F1 and used in your next road car.


Nissan prices new Pulsar hatchback from £15,995

3 Jul, 2014

Comeback hatchback starts at £15,995 and rises to £20,345 for the Tekna range-topper

Dodge confirms 707bhp output for Challenger Hellcat - static

Dodge Challenger Hellcat to get 707bhp. Yes, 707bhp!

3 Jul, 2014

Confirmation of Lamborghini Aventador-busting power output for the ultimate Dodge Challenger, plus video of it in action


VW Golf Match revealed: more kit for not much cash

3 Jul, 2014

New Volkswagen Golf Match replaces Golf SE, adding new alloy wheels and a heap of extra convenience kit at no extra cost

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