New Porsche Cayenne 2017 review

The all-new Porsche Cayenne has arrived, and we try it out in range-topping Turbo guise. The Cayenne defined the large, sporty SUV market when it first appeared in 2003, and while the 911 remains the essence of the Porsche brand, it’s the big 4×4 that the maker simply has to get right from a cash-generating perspective. This new third-generation model is based on the same platform that underpins both the Bentley Bentayga and the current Audi Q7. Once again though, Porsche has spared no effort in adapting it to its…

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New Volkswagen T-Roc 2017 review

The new VW T-Roc has arrived to take on the growing number of small SUVs. Is it a contender? As far as safe bets go a small, Golf-sized Volkswagen SUV has to be among the best. In fact, you might well wonder what took them so long. Volkswagen, of course, has had plenty on its mind recently, but with the SUV bandwagon showing no signs of slowing, there’s still plenty of time to jump on. And jump on Volkswagen has with the T-Roc, a car that’s also supposed to usher…

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New Kia Niro PHEV 2017 review

The Kia Niro hybrid crossover has impressed, but now we’ve got our hands on the plug-in version. Kia launched its first dedicated hybrid last year. Unlike many of the brand’s current models, the Niro was designed for electrification from the outset. It arrived only as a hybrid, before a plug-in version was revealed at March’s Geneva Motor Show. Offering all the tax benefits of Toyota’s latest Prius PHV, but in a more desirable, crossover-style package, the Niro PHEV has an 8.9kWh lithium-polymer battery teamed with a 1.6-litre GDi petrol engine.…

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New 2017 Volkswagen Polo: specs, engines and pics

The new Mk6 Volkswagen Polo is here, and it’s now bigger and better than ever. The sixth-generation Volkswagen Polo has been officially revealed, and the all-new model looks set to continue as a front-runner in the supermini class. The Polo’s design is more mature, and it’s considerably bigger than before, while a new engine range will ensure the Polo has the talent to take on newly launched rivals such as the SEAT Ibiza and Ford Fiesta. The Polo Mk6 arrives eight years after the current Polo was launched. While the…

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2017 Beetle Sunshine Tour breaks registrations record

Fans of one of the world’s most loveable cars, the Volkswagen Beetle, will be converging next week on the beach of the German Baltic Sea for the 2017 Beetle Sunshine Tour. Now in its 13th year, the world’s largest Beetle meeting has 721 cars registered, achieving a new record. This year’s theme is “Welcome to America”, celebrating the Beetle’s success in the country. There will be plenty to see and do for Bug fans, including a 412kW Beetle GRC rally car (above) from the American GRC Rallycross championship, along with…

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