New seven-seat Lexus RX L on the way

More practical, seven-seat Lexus RX L will debut at the LA Motor Show later this month. Lexus has confirmed that a seven-seat version of its flagship RX SUV, to be called the RX L, will be launched at this month’s LA Motor Show. And it will be coming to UK showrooms in the second half of next year. Previewed by a single teaser shot, the RX L will give Lexus a rival for the likes of the Audi Q7, Land Rover Discovery and Volvo XC90. The two additional seats will…

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Electric BMW X3 to get iX3 branding with more EV SUVs to come

New BMW trademark applications for the iX1 to iX9 model names suggest more electric SUVs are on the way. BMW’s aggressive roll-out of new electric vehicles shows no sign of letting up. The German brand has trademarked every badge from iX1 to iX9, indicating that a raft of new electric SUVs could be on the horizon. So far, the only electric 4×4 BMW has confirmed for production is a fully electric version of the new X3. The recent trademark applications give us our best indication yet as to how this…

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New 2018 Ford Focus spied again with minimal camouflage

Next-generation Focus to take on Fiesta styling cues inside and out, according to the latest spy shots, which are the most revealing yet. The next-generation Ford Focus has been spied testing again ahead of its anticipated 2018 release, with the latest test mule sporting a different type of camouflage. The test mule also bares the hashtag #TimeToFocus, which will likely be the campaign slogan for its official release. It’s the first time we’ve caught a glimpse of the new front grille, which appears taller than the previous generation’s. The latest…

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SEAT Leon Cupra R priced at £34,995

The flagship 306bhp Leon Cupra R is the hottest SEAT ever, and becomes the most expensive model in the range. SEAT has announced its new Leon Cupra R will cost from £34,995 in the UK. That’s a £4,540 premium over a standard Leon Cupra, while only 24 of the 799 examples of the R will be heading to UK shores; first customer deliveries are due in January. The Leon Cupra R gets a retuned version of the regular Cupra’s 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which develops 306bhp. That’s enough to make…

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755bhp Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 launched

The brand-new ZR1 is the fastest ever Corvette, with a 210mph top speed. Chevrolet has pulled the wraps off its fastest Corvette ever with the launch of the new ZR1, which produces 755bhp and 969Nm of torque. The grunt comes from the same 6.2-litre supercharged V8 as the previous generation ZR1, but Chevrolet’s engineers have squeezed an extra 107bhp out of the LT5 engine for the latest range-topping model. This is mostly down to a new and more efficient intercooled supercharger system, with Chevrolet claiming it offers 52 per cent…

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