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Kia previews stylish XCeed crossover

Kia has released the first official image of the XCeed, the fourth member of the Ceed family after the hatchback, wagon and ProCeed shooting brake. Described as “a sporty alternative to traditional larger SUVs”, the crossover is the product of the brand’s European design centre in Frankfurt, Germany, penned under …

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2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 Shooting Brake brings pace and space

Mercedes-AMG is continuing to expand its performance line-up with the introduction of the new CLA 35 Shooting Brake. Like the hatch, its more practical sibling is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 225kW and 400Nm of torque. It drives all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, which …

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Apple CarPlay gets “biggest update ever”

While Apple releases a new iOS operating system for the iPhone every year, the latest iOS 13 comes with significant update for CarPlay, a feature most vehicle owners have enjoyed for quite some time. Described as the “biggest update ever”, the refresh comes with a new dashboard that can now …

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VW showcases one-off 279kW Golf GTI and 295kW R concepts

It’s that time of the year again where everything GTI descends upon Wörthersee. This year, Volkswagen’s team of apprentices brought two Golf concepts called the GTI Aurora and Estate FighteR, both featuring tweak styling and a massive boost in power. The Golf GTI Aurora comes with a pumped up 2.0-litre …

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6 tuner-ready features in the 2020 Toyota Supra

The fourth-generation A80 Toyota Supra is well known around the tuning scene and is one of the reasons why it is so popular amongst car enthusiasts. Well, it seems Toyota is fully aware of this and has designed the all-new A90 Supra to be as tuner friendly as possible straight …

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First look: All-new 2020 BMW 1 Series hatch, gets M135i xDrive

BMW has taken the wraps off its all-new 1 Series hatch – the first-ever 1 Series to be front-wheel driven. Looking like a low riding version of the larger BMW X2 SUV, the third-generation 1 Series is actually slightly shorter at 4,319mm (-5mm), while width has increased to 1,799mm (+34mm) …

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Honda introduces 298kW Civic Type R and OveRland off-road concepts

The FK8 Honda Civic Type R is one of the most potent hot hatches around today, churning out a hearty 228kW and 400Nm of torque straight out of the box but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. That’s exactly what Honda’s UK arm set out to do, unveiling …

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BMW X5 and X7 M50i coming in 2020 with 390kW

BMW has taken the wraps off its X5 M50i and X7 M50i performance SUVs, which are set to go into production later this year. Both models share a stonking twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 engine generating 390kW of power and 750Nm of torque that is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and …

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Lamborhini mulling hardcore ST-X race car-based Urus

Lamborghini is reportedly considering a more hardcore version of its Urus SUV, which could be based on the ST-X Concept unveiled last year. According to Digital Trends, Lamborghini’s head of research and development, Maurizio Reggiani confirmed that the ST-X could indeed spawn a road car. This in turn suggests reports …

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2019 Land Rover Discovery SD4 7 seats Review

Need to put more than 5 bums on seats in comfort? Buy a MPV or Multi Purpose Vehicle, right? Wrong. That was probably the right answer twenty years ago but in 2019, the SUV has become a MPV and anything in between, straddling every segment you can think of. Just …

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First glimpse: Volkswagen Golf 8’s interior revealed in official sketch

Ladies and Gentlemen, feast your eyes on the first official sketch of the upcoming Volkswagen Golf 8’s interior! Buried deep in the company’s 39-page 2019 Annual General Meeting PDF document, the teaser sketch show’s the next-generation Golf’s interior taking a massive leap in terms of presentation, in line with Volkswagen’s …

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2020 Toyota Supra crashes at Nürburgring

The notorious Nürburgring has claimed yet another victim; this time the new 2020 Toyota GR Supra which crashed during the Industry Pool driving period, where someone with permission from Toyota was behind the wheel. According to Top Nürburgring Videos which posted the photos, the accident happened at the Nordschleife’s Exmühle …

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Is this the 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45?

A configurator image purportedly showing the upcoming Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 has appeared online, possibly revealing the high-performance four-door coupé before it’s official debut. First published by German publication, Auto Bild, the image was accidentally found by one of its readers who were looking for more information about the AMG Night …

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