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The new Volvo XC90's hybrid drivetrain

We've seen the interior of the new Volvo XC90, and we have an idea of its shape, but until now there has been no word on what would be under the hood. Volvo has now released details of the engines that will power its new SUV.  Read More

Volvo's I-Shift dual-clutch gearbox is the first of its kind for heavy vehicles Dual-clutch gearboxes are not all that new in the car world, but that's not the case when it comes to trucks. Volvo is hoping to change that with its I-Shift Dual Clutch gearbox, which it claims is the first of its kind for heavy vehicles.  Read More

The 8th-generation Volkswagen Passat

The phrase "all-new" is overused in the motoring world. In the world of platform sharing and gradual, evolutionary midlife changes, it's rare that a manufacturer releases a car that is new from the ground up. So when Volkswagen released its 8th generation Passat, you could be forgiven for questioning just how "new" it really was. But to write it off as a mere update would sell VW short, because the new Passat really has been redesigned from the ground up.  Read More

The Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Peugeot has given its 208 GTi more power and a new suspension set up in an effort to recreate some of the magic that made its hot hatches famous in the past.  Read More

Audi's GFRP springs (left) are lighter than the steel units they replace

The quest for ever-greater fuel efficiency is driving auto manufacturers to extreme lengths to reduce the weight of their vehicles. Aluminum, carbon fiber and fiberglass are all being used to help meet stringent emissions standards. In its search for "enlightenment," Audi has announced it will introduce glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) springs in its vehicles before the end of the year.  Read More

The new McLaren 650s GT3

No one could accuse Mclaren of being lazy lately. On top of the 650S Special Edition that wowed Goodwood, the British manufacturer has also shown the world the GT3 racer that will replace the 12C's GT3 edition.  Read More

The Edge Sport comes with Ford's 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine Ford has announced that the launch of its Edge SUV in North America early in 2015 will be followed by a worldwide roll-out, including a first foray into Western European markets. The Edge will debut a number of new technologies for Ford, such as variable-ratio steering and active noise cancellation.  Read More

As well as styling updates, the new CLS features a new 9-speed gearbox and adaptive LED he...

When Mercedes released its first CLS, people questioned the move. Who wants a four-door coupe? Despite having some doubters, it turned out to be a huge hit with style-conscious buyers, especially after the release of the second generation model in 2010. Mercedes has now revealed what the updated CLS will look like, and is packing some interesting tech into the new car, including a 9-speed automatic gearbox and tricky LED headlamps.  Read More

VW's new Rallycross Beetle

Volkswagen has revealed more details of the vehicle it will use in the Red Bull Global Rallycross championship later this season. With 544 hp (405 kW) from its 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the GRC Beetle is little more than a distant relative of your grandma's Beetle.  Read More

The new Bentley GT3-R

Bentley has released a driver-focused version of its Continental GT in the form of the new limited edition GT3-R. With a 100 kg weight saving over the standard car GT V8, the GT3-R is Bentley's take on what a road-going Gentleman's Racer should be.  Read More

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