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Automotive

Are six wheels better than four?

Before Mercedes first unveiled its G 63 AMG 6x6, California-based Tyrant Motorworks converted a 2012 Jeep Wrangler to six-wheel-drive. Developed mainly as a promotional vehicle, it's now about to be replaced by a new-and-improved model ... so it can be yours, if you place the winning bid on eBay.  Read More

The XE will be on sale in early 2015, and makes a full debut at the Paris Motor Show in Oc...

Jaguar has revealed its new XE at a launch event in London. The company hopes the sport sedan can take on the established players in the premium compact class with its range of efficient engines and lightweight bodyshell.  Read More

The first production Range Rover sold for £132,250 (US$213,000)

The first Range Rover to roll off the production line has sold at auction for £132,250 (US$213,000). The vintage, fully-restored 4x4 with chassis No. 001 was sold in London to a private owner by Silverstone Auctions and Salon Privé in a sale that was not only about automotive history, but the end of a motoring mystery.  Read More

The Zagato Shooting Brake harks back to the styles of the 1960s

Italian coachbuilder Zagato has unveiled the Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake as part of its 95th anniversary celebrations. Specially constructed for a European client, the 1960s-inspired Shooting Brake comes complete with functional trunk space for carrying the likes of golf clubs, fishing gear, or hunting equipment.  Read More

The Discovery Sport joins Land Rover's Discovery family

Land Rover has taken the wraps off its 2015 Discovery Sport, a compact version of the popular "Disco" that is aimed at the family market. The premium compact SUV features a shorter wheelbase combined with a seven-seat capacity and standard all-wheel drive and takes a few design cues from the Vision concept in an attempt to shed it’s country image for something with a bit more urban cred.  Read More

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class shown during a frontal crash test (Photo: Euro NCAP)

The new Mercedes-Benz GLA was the only vehicle to achieve the maximum 5 stars in Euro NCAP's latest safety ratings, scoring an impressive 96 percent for adult occupant protection, 88 percent for child occupant protection and 70 percent for safety assist.  Read More

On top of the styling tweaks, Audi has given the A6 range a more efficient set of petrol a...

Audi’s A6 has received a mid-life freshen up to keep it competitive with the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class. On top of the styling tweaks, Audi has given the A6 range a more efficient set of petrol and diesel engines.  Read More

The Mini Superleggera Vision is a new electric concept roadster

The Mini is an iconic car and has been through countless guises since its launch in 1959. Its Superleggera Vision concept gives the marque a sporty and environmentally sound lease of life. Mini has provided some more details about the car and is showing it off at the UK's Salon Privé motorshow.  Read More

The Callum Jaguar Mark 2 originally built as a one off for its designer is going into prod...

A week after the unveiling of its updated version of the classic Jaguar Mark 2, Classic Motor Cars (CMC) has announced that what was initially a one-off of the 1960s luxury car, will now go into limited production. Redesigned and built for Jaguar designer Ian Callum, the new Mark 2 enjoys new engineering and interior features to make it suitable for modern day-to-day driving.  Read More

Zenos expects the E10 S to reach a top speed of about 135 mph

Boutique sports car company Zenos is taking advantage of Ford EcoBoost technology to expand its E10 lineup. The British manufacturer has released two new cars – the E10 S and E10 S "Track" – both of which pack more power than the standard E10.  Read More

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