Geely Shakes Hands With Bloodhound SSC For Another Land Speed Record


Britain’s Bloodhound SSC land speed record project has announced Geely as its new “prime sponsor and official automotive partner”. The deal with Volvo’s parent company and China’s seventh-largest motor manufacturer revives the labouring venture, which aims to push the land speed record beyond 1000mph on a specially prepared track in South Africa in 2018 after … [Read more…]

New Honda Civic Type R Ready for 2017


Honda wants the new Civic Type R-previewed in Paris by a thinly veiled concept-to be the “best-ever front-wheel-drive hot hatch” when it goes on sale late next year after a Geneva show debut in March. Honda kept technical details close to its chest at Paris, but Autocar understands the Civic Type R will remain front- … [Read more…]

Renault Trezor – A Native Speaker of Visual Language


Striking two-seat concept is set to shape the styling of Renault’s future production models and heralds ‘big changes’ in technology and design Renault has previewed its next-generation design language with the unveiling of a high-performance electric two-seat GT concept. The sleek coupe, called Trezor, which means ‘treasure’ in French, is the latest creation of design … [Read more…]

Nissan Micra Turns To Its Supermini Rivals


Fifth-generation supermini to shift upmarket with improved refinement, increased equipment levels and more agile handling; on sale next March After 33years, Nissan is at last launching an all-new European-designed Micra with the unabashed aim of beating the supermini class leaders at their own game. Over four previous generations, Nissan has been content to target middle-rank … [Read more…]

The Discovery Comes Back With More Space and Less Weight


Fifth generation of Land Rover’s large SUV on sale next spring, priced from £43k Land Rover’s all-new, fifth-generation Discovery is faster, lighter, more economical and cleaner-running than the model it replaces, even though it is bigger inside and out. The new model adopts many styling cues from the influential Discovery Vision concept unveiled at the … [Read more…]

Mazda RX-7 FD


I can still remember the last time I drove a third- generation, ‘FD’ RX-7. But that’s because it was also the first time. It was way back in 1993, when the car was new and causing a stir. There was a real buzz about it, and I’m not just talking about its audible rev limiter. … [Read more…]