Fiat 500L facelift revealed

The facelifted Fiat 500L has been revealed, with overhauled components and specs. Three variants remain, but are now named Urban, Cross and Wagon; the first being the standard car, Cross being a more off-road friendly version with added ground clearance and styling tweaks, and the Wagon model being the seven-seat extended version, replacing the MPW. The Cross takes over from the Trekking. Fiat claims that 40% of the car’s components are new, with the inclusion of automatic emergency braking and the availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto amongst the…

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BMW 1 Series receives mild facelift for 2017

New BMW 1 Series Shadow special edition cars get minor styling tweaks, but big news is upgraded infotainment and refreshed cabin. BMW has revealed a raft of upgrades for the 1 Series, including minor styling tweaks inside and out, infotainment and technology upgrades, and an expansion of the range with three new special-edition models. The new, refreshed 1 Series will arrive on sale in July. The exterior styling tweaks will arrive on the three new special-edition models only – the Edition Sport Line Shadow, Edition M Sport Shadow and BMW…

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Leaked pics show 2018 Peugeot 308 facelift

Pictures published around the web suggest smart new look for Peugeot’s 308 C-segment hatch is on the cards later in 2017. Pictures of what looks like the facelifted Peugeot 308 hatchback have surfaced online, suggesting that a refreshed version of Peugeot’s rival for the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus will break cover later this year. The pictures, unconfirmed by Peugeot but originally posted on a brand-specific forum, reveal minor styling changes are coming to the family hatchback later this year. At the front, the 308 gains a new ‘equaliser’ style…

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS facelift spied ahead of 2018 release

Tweaked GT3 revealed at Geneva Motor Show will be followed up with a refreshed GT3 RS next year. Porsche will follow up the recently facelifted and tweaked 911 GT3 with similar upgrades for its more powerful, even more track focussed sibling – the 911 GT3 RS – and our spy photographers have snapped the upgraded, extreme 911 in testing. The car wears a thin disguise, giving us a great glimpse at the design revisions Porsche has in mind for its hardest 911. At the front, it gains a new bumper…

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New Dacia Sandero 2017 facelift UK review

Has a facelift given the Dacia Sandero a boost without diminishing its value appeal? With its value-for-money pricing and no-frills approach to design, Dacia has proven a surprise hit in the UK. Yet even the Romanian brand realises that its utilitarian models need a refresh from time to time. So nearly five years after making its debut, the popular Sandero hatchback has been given a little nip and tuck. However, due to the tight financial margins imposed on such attractively priced cars, it’s no surprise to find the changes have…

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