What is it? “No more boring cars” was the bold proclamation of Toyota president Akio Toyoda last year, but even the brand’s executives will admit the Corolla nameplate doesn’t exactly stir the soul. A reputation for unparalleled reliability and dependability the world over is a fine thing to have, but for the new 12th-generation model, Toyota’s chasing a bit more dynamism and soul.
What is it? Take a passing glance at the Hyundai i30 N-Line and you might think you’re looking at the hardcore i30 N hot hatchback. Indeed, that was Hyundai’s intention – the N-Line, as is the case with most cars with ‘Line’ in their trim level, is meant to give some of the glamour of a full-fat hot hatch but without the associated running costs.
Volkswagen has revealed the latest revisions to its Passat range, which see the popular saloon gain a host of new safety equipment alongside an updated engine range.
Mercedes has upgraded its largest and most capacious passenger model – the V-Class MPV.
Volkswagen has announced it will build a new, fully electric dune buggy, taking styling cues from the past and translating them onto a technologically-advanced concept vehicle.
What is it? Nissan’s keen to point out that it’s listened to the feedback its customers gave it on the latest Micra. Although the car’s only been out for two years, customers criticised the engines – calling them underpowered and bemoaning the lack of an automatic gearbox.
What is it? Quite simply one of the most famous badges, and possibly the most famous sports car of all time. The Porsche 911’s been with us in one form or another for decades now, and in that time it’s developed a reputation for delivering a pure enthusiast’s driving experience.
The royal family’s Land Rovers have had their audible seatbelt warnings disabled, according to a source.
Back in the late 1940s, several people decided that a nearby airfield – known as RAF Silverstone – would be ideal for a little bit of impromptu motor-racing. It was bare-bones to begin with, but since that time the circuit has gone on to become the home of British motorsport – and the host of the British Formula 1 Grand Prix to boot.
Renault has given its Twingo city car a mid-life facelift, bringing a cleaner look and new technology – but the UK market won’t benefit, as it’s been removed from sale on these shores.