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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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Fiat Punto 0.9 TwinAir Turbo 85hp

Fiat Punto 0.9 TwinAir Turbo 85hp 5dr road test: Green – or not?

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Our Fiat Punto 0.9 TwinAir Turbo 85hp 5dr features Unplugged Green paintwork, but DAVID HOOPER reports on how green and economical it really is. MY first experience of Fiat’s acclaimed diminutive TwinAir engine coincided with a long motorway trip and I found it noisy, underpowered and not particularly economical. You […]

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Renault

Renault goes retro with special edition hotshot

RENAULT has taken a nostalgic return to its roots for a new concept car. The Twin’Run aims to put the passion back into the hot hatch world and took its first laps in front of spectators at the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend. The legendary race circuit was considered to be the ideal setting for […]

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Porsche

Porsche 911 Turbo just gets better and better

IT is now four decades since the first prototype Porsche 911 Turbo appeared… but it has lost none of its magic. The latest version, the new Type 991 generation 911 Turbo and Turbo S combine the virtues of a full-blown race car with a use-anytime road vehicle. Improvements include new all-wheel drive running gear with […]

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Kia hot models

Kia enters hot hatch market with new models

KOREAN carmaker Kia is lighting the fires and stoking up the pressure on its rivals by announcing details of its first hot hatch models. The high performance pro_cee’d GT, with its three doors, and the five-door cee’d GT are expected to go on sale in the middle of next year. Kia is fitting an updated […]

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Vauxhall Insignia VXR Supersport for under £30,000!

MORE dash for less cash is the proud boast of latest high performance model, the new Vauxhall Insignia VXR SuperSport. It replaces the 325PS Insignia VXR and is capable of a mind-blowing 170mph – 15mph more than its predecessor – yet costs £3,760 less than the outgoing car at £29,995. The company claims that the […]

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Veloster given turbocharged engine and kit upgrade

STAND by for a turbocharged Veloster! Hyundai’s 1+2 door coupe will reach its dealerships from September 24. It will be priced at £21,995. This turbocharged Veloster will be the first car to be fitted with the Korean carmaker’s 1.6-litre T-GDI engine. This power unit is equipped with a high-compression, twin-scroll turbocharger.  And, in line with […]

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Ford’s hot metal makes Fiesta more fun than most

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Ford Fiesta Metal Hot Metal, or a damp squid? Sporty Fiestas are usually entertaining to drive, but does this latest newcomer live up to expectations? DAVID HOOPER tests the mettle of Ford’s latest special edition. FORD Fiesta and exclusivity are two words which are not normally uttered in the same […]

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