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All-wheel-drive Jaguar Jaguar

Jaguar introduces all-wheel-drive XF and XJ

Supercharged V6 engines and all-wheel-drive on offer for North America, Russia and continental Europe

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2013 Range Rover L405 has an all-alloy structure Land Rover

Range Rover is the first all-alloy SUV

New-gen Range Rover with aluminium alloy monocoque will make its debut at the Paris show in September

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Audi R8 gains dual clutch transmission Audi

Audi revises R8 with dual clutch transmission

Facelifted R8 supercar has major revisions under the skin, including a 7-speed dual clutch transmission

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Pogea Racing Corvette Corvette

Pogea builds modern technology into classic Corvette

1959 Corvette rebuilt by Pogea Racing has LS3 V8 power and modern running gear

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Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 off road Peugeot

First drive: Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4

Peugeot pioneers diesel hybrid power with 3008 Hybrid4, but it really only makes sense for company car users

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Rising weight and power have blunted fuel economy improvements Industry news

Gas tax must fight power and weight, says researcher

MIT economist shows how increasing power and weight have negated fuel economy improvements, and calls for higher gas taxes

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Adrian Newey, Trevor Mann and Nigel Mansell Industry news

Honours for Newey, Mann and Mansell

Red Bull's Adrian Newey, Nissan's Trevor Mann and F1 champion Nigel Mansell all receive awards in the New Year honours

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111207-JaguarXEmule2 Jaguar

Video: 2012 Jaguar XE mule on test

Test car for Jaguar's 'new E-type' on the road near the company's headquarters at Gaydon

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Morgan Plus 8 will debut at 2012 Geneva show Morgan

Morgan readies new Plus 8 for 2012 Geneva show

Plus 8 name revived for new Morgan combining Aero chassis, BMW V8 and classic looks

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2012 Jaguar XE diesel spy shot Jaguar

2012 Jaguar XE spy shots: V6 diesel roadster on test

Exclusive pictures of Jaguar's 'new E-type', dubbed XE, on test with V6 diesel power

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BMW and Toyota will collaborate on lithium ion technology Industry news

BMW and Toyota connect for lithium-ion research

Medium to long term collaboration will develop next-generation battery technology and identify other areas for joint research.

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Ferrari 599XX has more power and active aero Ferrari

2012 Ferrari 599XX: active aero and more power

599XX has better acceleration and handling thanks to engine revisions and an active rear wing

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Infiniti range-extended electric vehicle will be unveiled in 2012 Infiniti

Infiniti electric sports car for Geneva

Range-extended electric sports car due to be revealed at Geneva show in 2012

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Renault's EV technical centre at Lardy Renault

Inside Renault's €28m EV technical centre

€28m test facility supports development of motors and batteries for electric vehicles

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Guild of Motoring Writers guide So you want to be a motoring writer Industry news

Want to be a motoring writer? Here's how

Cartechnical editor Andrew Noakes has written a guide for aspiring motoring writers, available from The Guild of Motoring Writers

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2012 Mosler Raptor GTR with Abby Cubey Other makes

Mosler Raptor GTR breaks cover in music video

$700,000, twin-turbo supercar unveiled in Abby Cubey music video

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Seat Leon Twindrive hybrid Seat

Seat electric and hybrid cars due in 2015

Leon Twindrive and Altea Electric prototypes will be tested extensively in preparation for 2015 production models.

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Audi A1 e-tron Audi

Audi A1 e-tron on trial in Munich

Pilot trial of 20 A1 e-trons aims to capture real-world user data

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Honda Small Sports EV Concept 2011 Honda

Honda lines up concept cars for Tokyo show

Three car concepts, four other electric vehicles and the N Box production car ready for Tokyo show in December

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2012 Vauxhall Astra VXR Vauxhall

2012 Astra VXR revealed

Fast Astra has turbo power and suspension developed at the Nürburgring

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Bentley is one of the automotive companies to win RGF funding Industry news

Lotus and Bentley secure millions from Regional Growth Fund

Car makers lead conditional grants awarded to automotive companies

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