Motoring

 LANCIA delivered a Thema Executive 3.0 V6 MultiJet II 239 HP to Ferrari racing driver Fernando Alonso. The double F-1 champion was given the keys during the traditional end-of-season event concluding the ‘Ferrari World Finals', which took place at...
A THIRD body variant of the BMW M6 sports car has been presented. The BMW M6 Gran Coupe joins the existing Coupe and Convertible models in the line-up. Its retail price is €128,800 and the market launch will be...
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Car sales pushed by Plan PIVE

VEHICLE sales in Spain increased 8.4 per cent in November, including 48,155 new cars sold. This means 2,450 more than the initial estimations, according to a report by the BBVA bank’s market research department. The Plan PIVE – the...
  THE new Octavia is Skoda’s bid for the compact segment. The Octavia’s third generation confirms the car’s position in it´s vehicle category, based on its characteristic features: space offering, new design, high functionality, safety and comfort systems and...
KOREAN developer Hyundai staged a world premiere of the production version of its three-row, six/seven-passenger Santa Fe at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. By adding the new variant, Hyundai said it aims to deliver its Modern Premium values...

Green concept from BMW

THE world premiere of the BMW i3 Concept Coupe at the Los Angeles Show saw the company’s vision for sustainable high-end motoring with zero local emissions. The clean-cut and open design showcased by the BMW i3 Concept Coupe represents...

New Jaguar spotted in LA

THE new Jaguar XFR-S was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Jaguar has called it “the fastest, most powerful and agile sports saloon Jaguar has ever built.” The second model in the R-S range, the XFR-S joins its...
FOURTH generation of Toyota’s all-new compact SUV has made its world debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show Longer (+205 mm), wider (+30 mm) but lower (-25 mm) than its predecessor, the fourth generation of Toyota’s compact, versatile...

Convoy law pure myth

RUMOURS of a new law about motor clubs are untrue. According to the rumour a new law due to start in January, 2013, ruled that any convoy of more than six cars would have to inform in advance all...
IN a world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Volkswagen presented the new Beetle Cabriolet. After the original Beetle Cabriolet and New Beetle Cabriolet, this is the third generation. The new Beetle Cabriolet is now larger, more powerful,...

Lighter, lower, more agile

PORSCHE AG celebrated the world premiere of the new Cayman at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. The third generation of the Cayman has been completely re-developed. A longer wheelbase, wider track and larger wheels enhance the driving performance...
Italian debut of the 12C Spider – new Spider version of highly acclaimed 12C Developed alongside 12C as a ‘pure McLaren’ – including revised 625PS 3.8-litre V8 twin-turbo engine Carbon fibre MonoCell ensures class-leading rigidity, handling and safety...
MERCEDES-AMG has presented the high-end super sports car version of the gull-wing model, the new SLS AMG Coupé Black Series. Inspired by the SLS AMG GT3 racing version, the fifth Black Series model from Mercedes-AMG boasts a fascinating mix...
LAMBORGHINI has unveiled the new Aventador LP700-4 Roadster. It is the latest open-top luxury sports car built by the Italian company.  On the heels of the coupe introduced in summer 2011, and with more than 1,300 already delivered to...
ROLLS ROYCE is marketing a collection of Ghost family cars inspired by the tales of The Arabian Nights. The limited ‘One Thousand and One Nights Bespoke Ghost Collection’ will be launched in three chapters. Chapter one will be unveiled at...
THE new Maserati Quattroporte is a high-performance sports luxury sedan that reinterprets the design features of classic Maseratis in a contemporary design language. Its style was born out of the guiding design principles of Maserati: harmony of shapes, dynamism...
TOYOTA’S record of manufacturing in the UK reached another landmark with the official start of production of the all-new Auris at its Burnaston factory. Toyota’s continued investment in its UK operations, which will also see new Auris Touring Sports...
PORSCHE Exclusive now offers a new power enhancement kit developed for the 911 Carrera S. It focuses specifically on the dynamic properties of the sports car. It boosts the power of the 3.8-litre boxer engine from 400 hp (294...
EVEN the most attentive driver has to blink, and by the time they have opened their eyes Ford’s Active City Stop low-speed collision avoidance technology that is being introduced to new Fiesta in Europe will have captured and processed...
NEW Renault Fluence was unveiled at the Istanbul Motor Show, November 2-11. The modern styling and on-board technologies of this three-volume saloon car, which is poised to continue the model’s international career, have been designed to match the needs...
THE most powerful and expensive Infiniti ever made is the realisation of double F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel’s wishes. The Infiniti FX Vettel Edition features more focus and ability than standard. It is endowed with a bespoke aerodynamic, aesthetic...
THE Cadillac ATS is an all-new sports sedan designed and engineered to challenge the elite in Europe’s premium midsize segment. On sale in Europe this month (October), it gives Cadillac access to the world’s biggest-selling premium vehicle segment.Leveraging the...
GORDON Shedden left the Kent venue as the newly crowned 2012 British Touring Car Champion. Shedden, from Fife, became the first Scottish driver to lift the UK prize since his own hero, John Cleland, in 1995.Matt Neal and...
JAGUAR previewed their new F-Type at an exclusive event in Sydney ahead of the Australian International Motorshow. The world premiere was made earlier at the Paris Auto Show. Australian presenter and DJ Ruby Rose hosted a gathering of more...

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