Next year Lexus will have a crack at the Audi A3 and BMW 1-series. You’ll see a concept version of the car at this autumn’s Frankfurt show. The big news is that, like the new RX SUV, it’ll be hybrid-only. Hybrid is to Lexus what high-boost diesel is to the Germans. Big performance, low thirst. […]
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This autumn Ferrari will unveil the replacement for the 430 series. The new car is radically different too. New engine and transmission, new gearbox, all-new structure, new driver aids.
The cleverest, safest and potentially most efficient small car on earth is the Mercedes A-class. It’s all the car most of us need. But the car we all want is a Mini. Mercedes is addressing that little quandary. It will build a Mini rival for 2011.
First, get used to the idea of Aston Martin relaunching the old-school Lagonda brand. Then swallow hard at this super-luxo Lagonda Concept itself, a posh BMW X6-alike which is deadly serious for production in 2012. Then prepare for another shock: it’s the sort of bastard half-cousin of a Mercedes GL.
The new NSX is a goner – which Matt Master isn’t happy about – and there won’t be another S2000. But all is not lost for fun Hondas. Foreman has been getting answers about the new CRZ coupe. It’s a hybrid, but it should be fun.
This just dropped into Foreman’s inbox. Thought you’d like to see it ahead of the official reveal. It’s the Fiat 500 cabrio. Here’s the background.
[EDITED VERSION 13 Feb] Renault will stop making the Laguna range when it reaches the end of its lifespan, to concentrate more on fuel-efficient small cars. It’s a complete admission of defeat: in 2006 it announced that it would launch five big cars by the end of 09. Instead it now has no firm long-term […]
If you want to know what’s been ailing Saab all these years, today’s unveiling of the 9-3X wagon is a good place to start. Saab actually invented this car seven years ago. But GM bungling means it hasn’t been released until now.
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