Archive | November, 2011
Super Duke R

KTM announces 2012 bike prices

KTM’s 990 Super Duke R. KTM has reduced the price on a host of its popular machines for 2012. The move from the Austrian factory, which goes against recent trends from other manufacturers, even applies to the new 690 Duke, available in the UK from February 2012. The new 690cc single cylinder features more than […]

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R500

Caterham announces new group structure

Caterham’s R500 will be joined by other models, including a road car. JUST eight months after buying Caterham Cars, Tony Fernandes used the weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix as the platform to announce the formation of a new umbrella brand. The name of the new parent company is the Caterham Group and will encompass its motor […]

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GT 86

Toyota goes back to sporting roots

The sleek shape of the new GT 86. TOYOTA unveiled its GT 86 sports car at the Tokyo Motor Show on November 30. The 2+2 car goes on sale in the UK next June. Toyota has engineered the GT 86 with one thing in mind — to create a driver-focused car which can give the […]

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Ford Active City Stop

Focus is four-ce to be reckoned with

A demonstration of Ford’s collision avoidance system. FORD has set a new record when the latest Ford Focus was given four Euro NCAP advanced safety rewards as its Driver Alert and Forward Alert  systems were honoured. The news comes a month after the company’s new Ranger became the only pickup to gain a maximum five-star […]

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Ford Focus ST

ST-op in the name of the law!

Its role in the film should boost sales for the ST. GET your trousers on — you’re nicked! And audiences can expect an arresting performance when Ford’s first global performance car becomes one of the stars of a new film version of the 70s classic TV show The Sweeney. Flying Squad officers Jack Regan and […]

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Lexus GS 250

More space in new Lexus model

The GS 250 offers space, comfort and good handling. LEXUS has added another new model to its range — the GS 250. Shown to the public at the Guangzhou Motor Show in China, the car is fitted with a 2.5-litre 24-valve V6 petrol motor with D-4S direct port injection and Dual VVT-i valve timing. The […]

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Defender 110

Boldly go where you’ve never been before

The 2011 winners Glacier in a Greenhouse cross a river to try to find a drivable track into Eiriksjokull (Eirik’s Glacier) in Iceland.  (Picture: David Benhamou)   LAND Rover has launched its Go Beyond Bursary for 2012 at the Explore weekend held by the Royal Geographical Society (with IGB). The RGS is one of six Global […]

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Volvo V60 Hybrid

Diesel hybrid put in lower tax band

Volvo’s V60 diesel hybrid has been put in tax band A by HMRC. IT was a dose of good news for Volvo as Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) declared that the company’s new V60 Hybrid Plug-in will be classified as a hybrid vehicle for tax purposes when it arrives on the UK’s roads in […]

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