CAR releases updated “tube map” of the auto world

1961694728 CAR releases updated tube map of the auto world

Five years ago, CAR created a subway-style map of every major automaker, its brands and sub-brands, along with its technological partners, spin-offs and related relationships. It was enough to make our head explode, but the map made deciphering the incestuous relationship between the world’s automakers a bit easier.

In its latest issue, CAR has

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Seat Leon 1.6 TDI CR Ecomotive driven

Seat prides itself on its ’sporty’ image, yet its cars’ low ownership costs are just as important to buyers.

As a result, the new Leon, Altea and Altea XL Ecomotive models are key to its line-up. Every version now comes with a 1.6 rather than 1.9-litre diesel engine, while a stop-start system has been added, along with a system that recovers the

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Face-lifted Mondeo revealed

  • Benchmark family car updated
  • On sale in UK in October
  • Styling updates and engine improvements

1963241848 Face lifted Mondeo revealed

Ford has revealed the face-lifted Mondeo, which will go on sale in the UK in October.

The refreshed Mondeo features an

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Damien Hirst donates Audi for Elton

1061935711 Damien Hirst donates Audi for Elton Hirst Audi A1 with Elton John An Audi A1 by Britain’s foremost contemporary artist, Damien Hirst, will be auctioned at Elton John’s annual White Tie and Tiara Ball.

This year’s Ball, which takes place on Thursday 24 June will be held – as always – at the home of Sir Elton John and his

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10,000th Gallardo rolls out

492751910 10,000th Gallardo rolls out A milestone for Lamborghini Lamborghini is celebrating a production record as the ten thousandth Gallardo rolls off the line.

The V10 Lamborghini Gallardo, with its permanent four-wheel drive, has become the most successful Lamborghini model of all time.

Starting with the original

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World Cup hangover warning

2100670912 World Cup hangover warning Ok to drive the next day? Fans following England’s progress in the World Cup are being warned about falling foul of drink driving the morning after a day of celebrating.

Police forces across the country have announced a high profile crackdown on drink drivers during the South African

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Jaguar XKR 75 debut at Goodwood

136232279 Jaguar XKR 75 debut at Goodwood Jaguar XKR 75 The limited edition XKR 75 to celebrate Jaguar’s 75th anniversary is to debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Just 75 examples of the Jaguar XKR 75 will be made.

It enjoys higher performance than the standard XKR, with a 0-60mph time of 4.4 seconds (down 0.2 of a

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Cost of driving goes up in UK as Value Added Tax rises to 20%

1944281468 Cost of driving goes up in UK as Value Added Tax rises to 20%
On January 4, 2011, driving is going to get significantly more expensive in the United Kingdom. In a special budget speech in the British House of Commons this week, Chancellor (equivalent of finance minister or treasury secretary) George Osborne announced that the Value Added Tax (VAT) would increase from the current 17.5 percent to 20 percent in

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Kentucky finally christens Corvette as Official State Sports Car

612384682 Kentucky finally christens Corvette as Official State Sports Car
Three years later, it’s official: the Chevrolet Corvette is the official sports car of Kentucky. A bill to laud the ‘Vette with that title was introduced in 2007, still trying to find its way to freedom a year later, and sent to committee (read: slow death) in March this year in what some thought was a snub at General Motors over the bailout.
By

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eBay Find of the Day: 1986 Mercury Capri RS 5.0L with just 2,000 miles!

2145906066 eBay Find of the Day: 1986 Mercury Capri RS 5.0L with just 2,000 miles!

With the Mercury brand set to be confined to the dustbin of history in the next few months, is it worth considering investing in a classic example? We’re certainly not going tell you how to spend your money, but today’s eBay find might be worthy of consideration. Or not.
Over the course of three decades, the soon-to-be-defunct brand offered

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