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Volkswagen Golf scores well in Ncap tests.

New Volkswagen Golf one of 14 to top Ncap rankings

THE new Volkswagen Golf, which goes on sale in January, is one of 14 new cars to have been awarded a top five-star rating from European consumer protection outfit Euro Ncap. And it also won the award for innovations in the area of integral safety, the Golf’s lane assist and front assist features as well […]

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Toyota launches search for oldest surviving Carina E

BELIEVE it or not, it is now years since Toyota launched its first British-built model, the Carina E, and to celebrate, the company has started a search for the oldest surviving example. The first Carina E rolled off the production line at the newly-opened factory at Burnaston, in Derbyshire, in December 1992 and Toyota believes […]

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Volvo’s C30 DRIVe is more frugal than many hybrids

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: VOLVO C30 DRIVe SE Lux Compact, frugal and easy to live with Volvo’s C30 ticks all the right boxes. Wheelworldreviews editor DAVID HOOPER has been road testing one of the latest models. SMALL hatchbacks come in all shapes and sizes these days – just think about it for a minute. […]

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Diesel hybrid

Volvo showcases V60 hybrid and V40 at Goodwood

THIS weekend sees Volvo introduce two new offerings to the British public for the first time. The new V40 and the world’s first plug-in diesel hybrid V60 will be on show at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 28 until July 1) in the grounds of Goodwood House. Starting at £19,745 on the road, the […]

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Mazda drives into future with Skyactiv technology

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Mazda CX-5 range Mazda’s Skyactiv technology not only heralds the CX-5 compact crossover, but a whole new philosophy. Wheelworldreviews editor DAVID HOOPER travels to Scotland to test drive the results of some Blue Sky thinking. THE boffins at Mazda have been doing some “Blue Sky” thinking about the future direction […]

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Horsing around with new Peugeot thoroughbred

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Peugeot 508 RXH It’s not every day you get the chance to horse around in a car at state-of-the-art stables owned by a millionaire footballer, but that’s exactly what happened during the launch of Peugeot’s 508 Hybrid. wheelworldreviews editor DAVID HOOPER explains what it was all about. DRIVING a car […]

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Lexus

Sharper new look for Lexus RX 450h hybrid

JAPANESE luxury carmaker Lexus has revamped its full hybrid luxury SUV model the RX 450h. It has been given a sharp new look, better equipment and a new F sport model has been introduced designed to appeal to those wanting a bit more sportiness. The chances run from front to rear, with the most apparent […]

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R18 E-tron

quattro + electricity = shockingly good performance!

ONCE again Audi is expanding the boundaries of motorsport. The German carmaker had tremendous success with its quattro drive system. And they are leading the way with electric drive. So, it should come as no surprise that they have combined the two. Audi has merged its quattro all-wheel drive system with electric power. Although they […]

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