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  • The Opel Astra compact has come in for a mid-cycle facelift.

    The fifth generation of the popular Golf rival, sold in the United Kingdom as a Vauxhall Astra, has received a few styling tweaks, along...

  • Original Aston Martin V8 Vantage spotted on set of new James Bond movie

    James Bond looks set to drive an original Aston Martin V8 Vantage in the latest instalment of the spy franchise.

  • Opel's first car post GM is the 2020 Corsa-e electric hatch

    Opel has gone electric with its redesigned Corsa hatch, the first car developed entirely post the brand's sale by GM to to PSA Group.

  • 2019 BMW 3-Series spy shots and video

    Feast your eyes on the latest spy shots of a prototype for BMW’s next-generation 3-Series, arguably the automaker’s most important model of the decade. It is expected to be revealed in late 2018 or early next year as a 2019 model. Like past generations, this new 3-Series, code-named the...

  • 2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible spy shots

    Bentley revealed its redesigned Continental GT at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show and today we have new photos of a prototype for the open-top version, the redesigned Continental GT Convertible. The lack of camouflage gear suggests the reveal is coming up soon. We expect the car to go on sale later...

  • Carver One tilt-car to return with electric power

    A Dutch company by the name of Carver in 2007 unveiled the One three-wheeler at the Geneva auto show. It was a two-seat vehicle that resembled an enclosed motorcycle but had a steering wheel for car-like control. Its design allowed for motorcycle-style tilting of the chassis for increased cornering...

  • The Volkswagen Group's Spanish unit SEAT has turned its Cupra performance trim into its own sub-brand, and the first model to be revealed is the 296-horsepower Cupra Ateca SUV.

    SEAT's Ateca is a...

  • 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe debuts with handsome look, diesel mill

    Hyundai on Thursday released full details and photos on its redesigned Santa Fe ahead of the sales launch this summer. The SUV, whose formal debut will take place on March 6 at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, will arrive as a 2019 model. It represents the fourth generation of the Santa Fe...

  • This could be the mid-engine Corvette’s LT7 twin-turbo V-8

    A major clue regarding the mid-engine C8 Chevrolet Corvette may have been revealed. New CAD images of what’s believed to be a twin-turbocharged V-8 destined for the car have been posted to Twitter by user Michael Accardi. You can clearly see one of the turbochargers nestled near the bottom...

  • Japanese automakers, energy firms form new company for hydrogen filling stations

    Japan’s three major automakers Toyota, Nissan and Honda have teamed up with local energy firms and the Japanese government to form a new company whose purpose is to roll out hydrogen filling stations. The company, which will be established next spring, has an initial goal of 160 stations to...

  • 2019 Chevy Blazer SUV to fill gap between Equinox and Traverse

    Chevrolet is developing a new crossover SUV to fill the gap between the compact Equinox and mid-size Traverse. The SUV is expected on sale in 2018, as a 2019 model, and according to Automotive News (subscription required) Chevy plans to revive the Blazer name for the vehicle. Chevy last used the...

  • Watch the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS attack the Nürburgring

    Porsche provided us with an early look at its upcoming 911 GT2 RS on Sunday, but the car’s development phase isn’t over yet as prototypes are still being run on the Nürburgring. The engineers are pushing the car hard as we can see the tail wanting to slide out on a number of...

  • Porsche built just 11 examples of the 993-series 911 GT2 Evo homologation special in the mid-1990s, and now one of the cars has been sold at auction for an impressive $1.45 million.

    It was sold last...

  • 2018 Renault Mégane RS leaked

    The first photo of Renault’s rival to the Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Type R and Volkswagen Golf R has surfaced ahead of an expected debut at the 2017 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix later this month. (It’s also thought to be making an appearance at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed in...

  • 2018 Volvo XC60 preview

    Crossover SUVs are the new wagons, according to popular wisdom, but at Volvo the heritage is clearly visible. The Swedish automaker’s wagon-like SUVs have been met with great success in the market, and together with the various actual wagons Volvo offers, they’ve accounted for more than...

  • 2018 Buick Regal TourX’s Euro twin is the Opel Insignia Country Tourer

    Last night we were treated with the reveal of the 2018 Buick Regal TourX, a wagon—yes, a new Buick wagon!—with all-wheel drive, a raised ride height, and underbody protection. It’s not unique to Buick, however, as General Motors will sell the vehicle in Europe as the Opel Insignia...

  • Mercedes could be blocked from using EQ name in China

    Mercedes-Benz used the 2016 Paris auto show to launch a new sub-brand for electrified cars called EQ. Since then Mercedes has used the EQ Power+ name on its 2017 Formula One car and Mercedes-AMG GT concept to denote the cars’ respective hybrid powertrains, and eventually the automaker will...

  • 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross spy shots

    A prototype for Mitsubishi’s upcoming Eclipse Cross has been spotted for the first time. Mitsubishi will use next month’s 2017 Geneva auto show to introduce the new SUV which will sit between the automaker’s compact Outlander Sport and mid-size Outlander. It’s meant to be a...

  • The Formula One World Championship will return to France in 2018 after a 10-year hiatus.

    The return of the French Grand Prix was confirmed on Monday during a press conference organized by the...

  • Porsche 911 finally adopts mid-engine layout with 2017 RSR

    Since the first 911 entered production in 1963, Porsche has been faithful to the iconic sports car’s rear-engine layout, Beetle jokes notwithstanding. But when it comes to performance, it appears Porsche has finally reached the limits of having so much mass so far out the back. How do we know...

  • Report: Porsche 960 supercar delayed

    Porsche wants a bigger slice of the supercar market but may have to wait longer than previously expected due to the ongoing diesel emissions cheating scandal afflicting its Cayenne Diesel as well as several other models from the Volkswagen Group. Buoyed by the success of the 918 Spyder, Porsche is...

  • Volkswagen unveils premium R-Line Plus package for Touareg

    Buyers of the Volkswagen Touareg overseas can now opt for a premium R-Line Plus package that adds a few extras to the handsome mid-size SUV over the regular R-Line package. The list includes 21-inch alloys, piano black trim, premium leather, 14-way adjustable front seats and a surround-view camera...

  • 2018 Audi Q5 spy shots

    Audi's next-generation Q5 is now in the final stages of development. The new crossover SUV, which for the United States will be sourced from a plant in Mexico, will debut later this year and is expected in local showrooms next spring. It will most likely arrive as a 2018 model. There’s no...

  • 2018 Audi S5 Cabriolet spy shots

    Audi’s new A5 is almost ready for its world debut and once again there will be multiple bodystyles and performance levels. Today we have the first spy shots of a prototype for the new S5 Cabriolet (we've already seen the S5 coupe and S5 Sportback). It’s also the first time we’re...

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