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Volvo releases concept XC Coupe

September saw the Volvo Concept Coupe officially launched, with many critics lauding the vehicle for its design and new direction.

Following on from this success, the manufacturer is now set to unveil the next chapter in the Volvo range, with the release of the Concept XC Coupe at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January next year.

The latest concepts are intended to show how Volvo are trying to tread a different path when it comes to design, defying expectations and causi...

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BMW shows off new M3 Saloon and M4 Coupe

The launch of the fifth-generation of the BMW M series is currently underway, with the manufacturer revealing new images of both the M3 Saloon and the M4 Coupe.

It is the first time the Coupe and Saloon versions have been given individual model names, with another new feature coming in the form of a turbocharged engine in each.

The 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, has been developed especially for the models. They can produce 431hp and a p...

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Audi S3 Saloon joins S-series quartet

A new three-box version of the 300PS S3 will join the S5 and S3 Sportback in the manufacturer's S-series, with the quartet set to be rounded off by the S3 Cabriolet. 

The latest model is set to feature a 2.0 TFSI engine, with turbocharging and direct injection and will deliver excellent power while still achieving 40.9 mpg.

It is able to hit the 62mph mark in just 4.9 seconds and when keeping the pedal to the floor, drivers can go up to speeds of 155mph.

It features a four-cyli...

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Skoda Octavia vRS named Everyday Car of the Year at FHM Awards

The Skoda Octavia vRS has been named as the Everyday Car of the Year at the FHM 2013 Car Awards, adding to its already impressive trophy cabinet.

Chris Horrell, product marketing manager for Skoda UK, said the manufacturer is thrilled to to be honoured at the awards.
He explained: "The sporty model offers the perfect solution for style-conscious drivers who require superior power delivery as well as all-round everyday practicality."

Economical powertrains in the model provide low CO2 emissions,...

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Toyota confirms BMW engines for Verso

The all new Toyota Verso 1.6 D-4D is set for a BMW-supplied engine, the manufacturer has confirmed.

With a release set for early 2014, the new engine will help to offer an alternative engine range for customers to choose from.

The compact MPV will be the first Toyota to be fitted with an engine from BMW and comes following a collaboration contract signed by the two parties two years ago.

According to the engineers at Toyota Motor Europe, the engine has been seamlessly integrated into the all-...

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MINI celebrates last of a current generation

Workers at MINI Plant Oxford have welcomed the last of the current batch of MINI hatch models off the production line, signalling the end of seven years of delivery.

There will be no mourning at the factory though, as MINI is ready to begin production on the all new model which is set for a 2014 launch.

Some 1,041,412 models of the current vehicles have been produced at the facility, accounting for almost half of the total MINI's constructed in Oxford since the site opened in 2001.

The 2006 m...

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Fleet Show set to return to Silverstone

Silverstone will once again welcome the Fleet Show in April 2014 and organisers expect the event to be even bigger than it has been before.

First held in 2011, it has become the most important one-day event in the UK fleet industry and is set to represent as many manufacturers as it can fit in halls 1, 2 and 3 of the Silverstone Wing.

In addition to the indoor displays, there will also be outdoor track circuits for testing, as well as an off-road track. This last feature will allow drivers to ...

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Top five Aston Martins of all time

This year marks a very special milestone for Aston Martin, with the iconic manufacturer celebrating a century of production.

The company was founded in 1913 by Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin. In the beginning, the firm would be known as Bamford & Martin LTD, but a series of successful efforts at the Aston Hill climb in Buckinghamshire led to a change in name during 1914.

Since then, the company has become renowned for its taste for luxury and elegance, while delivering top quality perfor...

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