Archive | August, 2013
S500

Mercedes S500 hybrid goes for miles with low emissions

LOOKING for a luxury car which offers superb fuel consumption and low CO2 emissions? Then look no further, according to Mercedes-Benz. They claim the new S500 plug-in hybrid sets the benchmark for luxury saloons with figures for CO2 emissions as low as 69g/km and fuel consumption figures reaching 94.2mpg. Not bad for a large luxury […]

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Skoda Octavia Elegance 1.6 TDI CR 105PS DPF road test report and review

Skoda Octavia Elegance 1.6 TDI CR 105PS DPF road test report and review: Bigger is better!

Skoda Octavia Elegance 1.6 TDI CR 105PS DPF road test report and review: Bigger is better! DAVID HOOPER says this Octavia is built for economy rather than speed. THE new Skoda Octavia range has taken a big jump upmarket and is now on a par with the Golf and Audi models in terms of quality. […]

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Motability

All-electric LEAF first for Motability scheme

NISSAN has announced a new first for its LEAF model, which is gaining more and more fans around the UK. The new LEAF is the first purely electric car to join the Motability Scheme, which gives all 620,000 potential users of the scheme the chance to enjoy zero emission motoring. For Motability users the UK-built […]

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Hornby

Pocher to exhibit Aventador at Salon Prive

WHEN it comes to making models that boys of all ages dream of, Hornby is a legend. And now, one of the Hornby Group’s subsidiaries, Pocher, has confirmed that it will be exhibiting a new model at this year’s Salon P Privé. Pocher itself unveiled its first 1:8 scale kit at the 1966 Milan toy […]

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Honda VFR1200F DCT

Honda VFR1200F DCT road test – Automatic bike, silky smooth ride

Honda VFR1200F DCT road test: A sports tourer motorcycle with an automatic gearbox. DAVID HOOPER, editor of wheelworldreviews.co.uk, soon gets over his initial scepticism and enjoys a the silky smooth ride! AUTOMATIC cars are nothing new – but automatic motorbikes? For many, I suspect, it will be one of those Marmite things, you will either […]

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SIDI

Vauxhall fits Cascada with more powerful SIDI engine

VAUXHALL has announced it will be fitting a new high power version of its SIDI engine in its Cascada model. The high performance variant of the new 1.6-litre SIDI turbo engine with its 200PS and 300Nm of torque gives the Cascada a top speed of 146pm and its world premier at next month’s Frankfurt Motor […]

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Mitsubishi Outlander 2.2 DI-D GX5 Auto

Mitsubishi Outlander 2.2 DI-D GX5 Auto road test: Move upmarket

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Mitsubishi Outlander 2.2 DI-D GX5 Auto. This all-new model from Mitsubishi represents a big step forward. DAVID HOOPER drives the new car and looks at the range. The new Mitsubishi Outlander is a much more refined car to drive and certainly feels more luxurious than its somewhat agricultural predecessor. The […]

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Kia

Kia release pictures of new B segment concept

KOREAN carmaker Kia has thrown out a little teaser ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. They have released two pictures ahead of the unveiling of a new European concept car in the German city. It describes the model as playful but gutsy, sturdy yet impish! Industry watchers will be taking a close look […]

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