January 31, 2015

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Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Review (2014/15): D6 AWD Geartronic R-Design Lux Nav

Photo Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Review (2014)

We have the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid in for review and test, with the D6 AWD Geartronic R-Design Lux Nav offering impressive economy and performance. At a price. Volvo is busy reinventing itself as a maker of proper premium cars that aren’t German, and making a decent fist of it with newer cars like the V40 […]

New 2015 Honda Civic Type R confirmed for Geneva debut (video)

Photo 2015 Honda Civic Type R

The production version of the new Honda Civic Type R – previewed as a concept at Paris 2014 – will debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. It seems to have taken a very long time for a new Honda Civic Type R to arrive, but last year – at the Paris Motor Show – Honda […]

Toyota Mirai Hydrogen FCV looks to be a big hit in the US too

Photo Toyota Mirai FCV US

The Toyota Mirai Hydrogen FCV has already taken Toyota by surprise in Japan with order vastly exceeding expectations, and the USA is set to do the same. It’s only been a little over a month since the Toyota Mirai Hydrogen FCV went on the market in Japan, but Toyota is already having to increase production to […]

Land Rover Discovery Sport SVR looks a non-starter

Photo Land Rover Discovery Sport SVR looks a non-starter

It looks like any performance versions of the new Land Rover Discovery Sport won’t be full-fat SVR models as they’d be too expensive to be viable. It’s early in the life of the new Land Rover Discovery Sport, but with Jaguar Land Rover’s eyes on every niche, its not too much of a stretch to […]

New Mitsubishi PHEV Concept previewed for Geneva Motor Show

Photo New Mitsubishi PHEV Concept previewed for Geneva Motor Show

A new Mitsubishi PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) Concept is previewed for a debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show with two images. Despite many car makers’ (and governments’) desire to get us all to drive electric cars, the way forward seems to be a plug-in hybrid offering, potentially the best of all worlds, be […]

New MINI Minor (a ‘Mini’ MINI) to be developed with Toyota

Photo MINI Rocketman MINI Minor

It seems the plans to build a new MINI Minor – a smaller version of the current MINI – are on track in a joint development deal with Toyota. It’s nearly four years since we saw the MINI Rocketman at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011 as a smaller version of the MINI. And it […]

Porsche Pajun set to arrive in 2018 as an ELECTRIC Porsche

The Porsche Pajun – a smaller take on the Panamera and aimed at cars like the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class, will arrive in 2018 as an electric Porsche. There seem to have been plans to build a Porsche Pajun (‘Panamera Junior’) ever since Porsche first dipped its toe in the saloon car market […]

Toyota to raise £1 MILLION for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day

Photo Toyota Red Nose Comic Relief

Toyota has revealed it plans to raise at least £1 million for Comic Relief on Red Nose day in March with sales of red noses for cars and other events. We’re not entirely sure what car news outlets across the globe made of Toyota UK’s announcement that the RND Concept was nothing more than a […]

Jaguar XE off on a road trip with Idris Elba

Photo Jaguar XE Idris Elba

The new Jaguar XE will soon start hitting UK roads, and Jaguar have recruited another celebrity – this time actor Idris Elba – to help get the XE message out. No one can dispute the rise and rise of Jaguar Land Rover in recent years, so JLR’s fondness for recruiting celebrity names to promote their […]

Renault KADJAR SUV heading for Geneva Motor Show reveal as a bigger take on the Captur

Photo Renault KADJAR Spy

The Renault KADJAR is on its way as a bigger take on the Renault Captur, with Renault starting to trail the KADJAR across social media ahead of a 2015 Geneva Motor Show reveal. The world and its dog continues its love affair with high-riding crossovers and SUVs – from the most compact to the most gargantuan – […]

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