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Jaguar Land Rover to create £100m research centre

Jaguar Land Rover will open a new £100 million research and development centre in 2016. Based at Warwick University, the National Automotive Innovation Campus (NAIC) will be used to develop new technologies for electric cars, inter-vehicle connectivity and Human Machine … Continue reading

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Hankook extends ultra-high performance range

Tyre manufacturer Hankook is extending its extensive line-up in the ultra-high performance segment to include high-performance sports utility and sports activity vehicles. The company’s flagship, the Ventus S1 evo2 will be available in a newly-developed SUV version from spring next … Continue reading

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Jaguar Land Rover launches ‘new app era’

Jaguar Land Rover has launched what it labels, “a new era of smartphone app connectivity”. Jaguar InControl and Land Rover InControl will begin appearing in new models from 2014. Developed in partnership with Bosch SoftTec, the new system will allow … Continue reading

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Merc’s hybrid E-class on sale in September

Mercedes is the latest executive car manufacturer to confirm it will launch a hybrid-powered model. Next September will see the diesel-electric Mercedes E300 BlueTec go on sale. Available in both saloon and estate bodystyles, the newcomer will be engineered around … Continue reading

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Escape gives first hint of new Ford Kuga

Ford will give us the first indication of how its next generation Kuga will look when it reveals the US market Escape at next month’s LA Motor Show. The two cars, first previewed by the Ford Vertrek concept (pictured)at January’s … Continue reading

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Nissan Planning 480bhp ‘Super Juke’

Time to take a deep breath. Just days after we told you about the revised Nissan Juke range, and how it has become even more fuel-efficient, the Japanese manufacturer has confirmed it’s planning a ‘hardcore’ 480bhp version of the little … Continue reading

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Audi Reveals Next-Gen A2; It’s Electric

Audi has today finally, officially confirmed it plans to launch a new lightweight, all-electric successor to the A2, probably as soon as 2013. The announcement comes six years after production of the pioneering first generation model was stopped. The first … Continue reading

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Peugeot’s 2020 MPV vision

Nine years before it’s expected to hit showrooms, Peugeot has revealed its vision for a 2020 MPV. Named the HX1, the low-slung diesel-electric plug-in hybrid — which comes with the most advanced version so far of Peugeot’s all-wheel-drive diesel-electric Hybrid4 … Continue reading

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London’s calling … into Eterniti

You will probably have noticed over the past coupe of weeks, that the Frankfurt Motor Show takes place next month; and the latest pre-event press release is definitely one of the most enigmatic to land on my desk. The teasing … Continue reading

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Jaguar’s next-gen of sports cars starts here

Jaguar has issued this teaser sketch of its C-X16 ‘production concept’ car. The long-awaited concept will be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. Jaguar insiders acknowledge the car is “a precursor to future Jaguar sports cars that … Continue reading

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