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Lexus won the SP PRO (LFA-X) and SP8 (LFA) classes at the Nürburgring 24-hour in Germany at the weekend to reassert its dominance at one of the world’s most gruelling race circuits. The LFA-X experimental vehicle finished 11th outright, while the LFA finished 13th outright ahead of category rivals and the total field of over 170 cars. Combined, both vehicles travelled close to 7,000km over the 24 hours – with the fastest lap of 8 mins 40.45 seconds posted by the experimental LFA-X. Compared to the LFA’s base 4.8-litre V10 engine,...Continue reading »

The two most powerful and fastest mid-engine sports models from Porsche are ready and raring to go: with uprated engines and excellent PASM chassis the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS set new benchmarks for sportiness in their segment. The independent front and a modified rear end, blackened bi-xenon headlights – with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) as standard – and exterior lettering in silky black gloss are subtle yet unmistakable features of the new top models. The name says it all: at Porsche “GTS” stands for Gran Turismo...Continue reading »

Toyota, Scion and Lexus today reported total June 2014 sales results of 201,714 units, an increase of 11.9 percent from June 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 24 selling days in June 2014 versus 26 selling days in June 2013, sales increased 3.3 percent from year-ago month. Toyota-Logo For the first half of the year, Toyota, Scion and Lexus reported sales of 1,165,607 units. With 152 selling days in the first half of 2014 versus 153 selling days during the same period in 2013, sales are up 5.8 percent...Continue reading »

30 years after the 205 GTi, PEUGEOT reinterprets the legend in a more radical version of the 208 GTi.The 208 GTi 30th delivers more intense driving sensations with its new Euro 6 1.6-litre THP petrol engine developing 208 hp and torque increased to 300 Nm. It is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, with exceptional traction and efficiency assured through the specification of a Torsen differential and specific suspension and steering settings.Its sporty and assertive temperament can also been seen in its stance and look, in particularly...Continue reading »

With so many road accidents caused by bad weather, Nissan’s engineers have developed a self-cleaning camera to make sure Note drivers have a clear advantage. The intelligent self-cleaning rear view camera showcases Nissan’s passion for accessible technology, intelligent design and outstanding practicality. The all-new Nissan Note is packed with innovative technology to make driving safer. Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning and Moving Object Detection combine to form the Nissan Safety Shield, complimenting the 360-degree helicopter...Continue reading »

A comprehensive winter testing programme is being carried for the Soul EV pure electric vehicle ahead of its launch in the second half of 2014, finalising development of the car and testing several innovative new drivetrain and on-board technologies. Engineers are subjecting the car to the most extreme sub-zero conditions that Soul EV owners are likely to experience during the colder months of the year. The primary focus for the vehicle’s validation test in Swedish Lapland is the introduction of all-new Kia heating and ventilation technologies....Continue reading »

From the world’s first MPV with a mid-mounted engine to the epitome of people-carrying functionality, we look at the history of the Toyota Previa After creating the modern multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) market in 1983 with the launch of the Toyota Spacecruiser, Toyota sent further shockwaves through the industry with that vehicle’s futuristic replacement – the world’s first mid-engined MPV, the Toyota Previa. Designed by Tokuo Fukuichi, now global head of sister brand Lexus, the Previa was launched in the UK in September 1990 at...Continue reading »

It features thousands of parts, brand new technology, has taken countless hours of design, engineering, construction and testing and now Nissan has revealed what is under the skin of the revolutionary prototype. With every single component on the car down to the smallest nut and bolt modelled in computer aided design (CAD) technology, Nissan has released a unique image showcasing the inner workings of the car. The Nissan ZEOD RC will fill Garage 56 at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours – an additional entry reserved for new automotive technology...Continue reading »

The 10 millionth U.S.-built Honda Accord rolled off the assembly line today at Honda’s first U.S. auto plant in Marysville, Ohio, as all four Honda auto plants in America celebrated the cumulative production of 20 million automobiles in the U.S.  Honda also marked the achievement at two engine and two transmission plants that build the powertrains used in Honda’s U.S.-built cars and trucks. The Marysville Auto Plant is the historic site of the first Honda Accord produced in America on Nov. 1, 1982, and the first Japanese auto plant...Continue reading »

Whether you’re a sophisticated singleton on the hunt for style and spec, a family looking for trouble-free car ownership, or a company car driver watching your benefit-in-kind – you should consider the Toyota Auris. Here’s 10 reasons why. With sharp looks; impressive levels of equipment; low running costs and a renewed focus on driving dynamics – the Toyota Auris is all the car you’ll ever need. We take a look at 10 reasons why you should consider giving it a try. 1. The engine line-up is unique in the small family car class You’re...Continue reading »


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