New facelifted MINI hatch and Convertible revealed for 2018

New facelifted MINI gains Union flag tail-lights, tech upgrades and new automatic transmission, with deliveries expected in the spring. Britain’s eighth best-selling car, the MINI, has been given a significant mid-life update to keep it fresh for 2018. Among the updates are standard-fit LED lights, improved tech options and a new dual-clutch auto gearbox. Production of the revised three-door, five-door and Convertible starts at the firm’s Oxford plant in March, with customer cars arriving soon after. The biggest visual change is new LED tail-lamps with the Union flag imprinted across…

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New 2018 BMW 8 Series spotted in coupe and cabriolet form

BMW’s new Mercedes S-Class Coupe rival is caught testing on the road in both hardtop and cabriolet form. BMW’s revival of the 8 Series name is just around the corner, with the production car expected to debut in the second half of this year. Our spy photographers have again caught thinly disguised prototypes out testing, this time in cabriolet form. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the fabric-roofed 8 Series, as the Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet rival was caught last year in flagship M8 form. It is, however, the first…

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New 2018 Dacia Duster SUV: full details, prices, pics and video

New 2018 Dacia Duster is getting ready to hit showrooms in the summer, here is all you need to know about the budget SUV. The covers have well and truly come off the new 2018 Dacia Duster SUV. It received its full debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, where the renewed budget SUV’s fresh styling, new technology and updated interior were exhibited to the public. Due to hit showrooms in 2018, the refreshed SUV represents a step forward in the Duster’s lifecycle. It will feature modified versions of the…

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2018’s hottest bikes and their secrets

Hurray! It’s officially 2018, which means there’s not long to wait until we get to ride some of the amazing bikes unveiled at the back end of last year. To get us in the mood, we spoke to some of the men behind the hottest bikes of 2018 to find out just how they came into existence. Ducati V4 Panigale Claudio Domenicali, Ducati CEO After decades of V-twin superbikes, Ducati’s latest flagship bike has four cylinders. CEO Claudio Domenicali explains why… “What seems a huge decision is actually simpler from…

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New 2018 Ford Focus: first official picture released

Ford’s next-generation Focus is nearly here, and the official teasers are arriving – here’s our first proper look. The next-generation Ford Focus isn’t far away, and Ford has delivered an early Christmas present in the form of the first official image of its next bread and butter family hatchback, ahead of its anticipated full reveal next spring. Though the picture doesn’t reveal anything new compared to our most recent spy shots, it does confirm that the fourth-generation Focus is now just around the corner. It’ll be a huge car for…

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