Volkswagen Passat TSI Has Many Things To Offer

Petrol family saloons have been out of favour for more than a decade, thanks to taxation and company car rules designed to fevour diesel models. But recent events have forced a rethink and have made products such as the latest petrol-powered Volkswagen Passat more relevant again. This isn’t just a regular turbo petrol engine, either. … [Read more…]

Lexus LC 500 Is Now More Muscular & Tempting

LEXUS says its new LC is “absolutely not a sports car”; it’s being positioned as a grand tourer, and even more importantly than that, as a halo car for the brand. We drove an early reversion of the LC 500h last year (Issue 1,452) and declared it a technological masterpiece. The innovative gearbox and part-electric … [Read more…]

A Hotter View At The Fresh Jaguar XF 25d

JAGUAR Land Rover’s rapid expansion xl3 in the past coup le of years has to be one of the UK’s great motor industry success stories, with a variety of core new models now enjoying global popularity. But German rivals still have the edge with their vast array of engine and trim choices. To cover more … [Read more…]

Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

HYUNDAI isn’t the first maker to offer pure-electric and hybrid tech, but there’s no denying the brand is working hard to catch up. Its loniq range has a hybrid and a pure EV, but there’s also a plug-in aiming to offer the best of both worlds. Now we’ve driven the car in the UK. The … [Read more…]

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

YOU can imagine the laughter when Jeep boss Mike Manley told us he was going to put the 697bhp 6.2-litre V8 engine from the Dodge Challenger Hellcat into a Grand Cherokee. He wasn’t joking, though, and the Grand Cherokee Trackhawkis a deadly serious machine – such is the depth of engineering that has gone into … [Read more…]

Porsche Cayenne: Bigger, Bolder & Stronger

MUCH of Porsche’s current status as the world’s most profitable car company can be attributed to the success of the Cayenne SUV, which infuriated purists when it was unveiled in 2003, but has since brought thousands of customers to the brand. Now the German company is preparing to launch the third generation of the car, … [Read more…]

BMW Gets Back On Track With Its New i3 EV

BMW’S facelifted i3 has been officially unveiled ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, with a hotter i3s model joining the standard EV. While the basic version keeps the 168bhp electric motor of the current i3 – named Best Electric Car at our New Car Awards – the i3s is tuned … [Read more…]

New Ferrari Has More Than An Aerodynamic Look

FERRARI has revealed the Portofino, a new ‘entry-level’ GT designed to replace the California T. It will make its debut at next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The Portofino features more power, a new, lighter chassis and more aerodynamic body work than the outgoing California T. Under the bonnet sits the same 3.9-litre turbo V8 found … [Read more…]

Dacia Duster SUV Has A Fresh Face

DACIA has revealed its new Duster a head of the car’s public debut at next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The budget 4×4 is being updated with exterior design changes and an overhauled cabin. Due on sale next year, the revamped SUV represents an evolutionary gene ration jump. It will retain tweaked versions of the same … [Read more…]