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Vitara Gets Grand New Look

5 Jan, 2005

It wasn't the 'Grand' entrance that Suzuki wanted for its SUV, but this week's mag has the first undisguised shot of the firm's new Vitara.

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Total Recall For Ford's Fast Action Hero

5 Jan, 2005

Fast car, even faster recall! Ford has found a fault on its GT supercar, and has ordered owners not to drive theirs until important suspension components have been replaced. The defect could see control arms crack and come loose.

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Jaguar In Cat-oon Capers

5 Jan, 2005

Luxury brand Jaguar is getting animated over adverts for its X-Type. Bosses hope a series of Internet promotions featuring Japanese-style cartoon footage will appeal to younger, Web-savvy buyers

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Super Prius Is A Fast Charger

5 Jan, 2005

Racers at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, got an electric shock from this Toyota Prius, as it became the first petrol-electric hybrid to compete at National Speed Week.

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Kia Defiant After Cerato Test Flop

5 Jan, 2005

A retest has been demanded by Kia chiefs, after the US version of the Cerato fared badly in a crash test.

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Hi-tech Mirrors Ride Into Storm

5 Jan, 2005

Cyclists are taking a dim view of cars' auto-dipping mirrors - as they make spotting bikes impossible. The devices are meant to improve safety by preventing vehicle lights from dazzling drivers, but riders say it makes them invisible.

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Volkswagen CrossGolf Show Debut

5 Jan, 2005

Audi isn't the only member of the VW Group to be venturing off-road at the Detroit Motor Show. Volkswagen itself is rumoured to have a surprise up its sleeve in the shape of an SUV version of its Golf.

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MG Rover Flags Up New Drive

5 Jan, 2005

By Jingo! Now look what they're up to... MG Rover has embarked on a Continental flag-waving exercise to drive home the fact that its cars are built in Britain.

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UK Plate Crooks Go Deutsch

5 Jan, 2005

In issue 836, we revealed how easy it is to buy number plates illegally over the Internet, and also how cars with foreign registrations are getting away with driving offences in the UK.

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Babies Kit The Right Spot

5 Jan, 2005

Part of MG Rover's plans to expand its popularity across Europe is a raft of new model launches over the next few months.