SKODA REVEALS ITS FUTURE MISSION

SKODA SKODA will present a strong hint to its future design direction with a world premier concept car called MissionL at this month’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The concept, which is close to the final production-ready design, reveals the look of Skoda’s upcoming model line. The new compact liftback five-door vehicle will be launched in Europe, Russia and China as the Czech manufacturer launches a model offensive

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Jag’s new stunner set for lift-off

Charged via brake energy regeneration, the batteries allow the motor to provide an extra 95PS. The result is 0-62mph acceleration in 4.4 seconds, a top speed of 186 mph and acceleration from 50-75 mph of 2.1 seconds. The C-X16 conceptcan also travel at speeds of up to 50mph under electric power alone and has CO2 emissions of 165g/km. Jaguar’s design director Ian Callum said: “Jaguars have

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Hyundai lifts lid on new i30

And the company’s senior vice-president Allan Rushforth added: “The car has been designed to take on the leading vehicles in the C-segment and join the all-new i40 as a quality benchmark for Hyundai. Our ultimate customer care package, Five Year Triple Care, will be a valuable point of differentiation for the new-generation i30.”

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Used spaceships

Used cars And this is a pattern that will surely extend to smaller 4x4s over the coming years. Lexus RX 450h No longer a wannabe premium brand, a Lexus is a stylish, luxury vehicle that commands respect. To prove the point, used car prices are remarkably firm. It rides rather like you would imagine a spaceship would. But with considerably more gadgets and leather. The latest

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icNetwork – Family cars for £3,000

icSites Homes Motors Jobs   ‘); } //–> ]]> Used cars The key factor is fuel. A petrol Mondeo will be painless to own, will ride and handle brilliantly and be cheap to fix, which counts for a lot if you’re on a budget. Also, there are loads to choose from so it won’t take ages to find the spec you want. UsedCarExpert.co.uk Cars For Sale:

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Coupes for the summer

icSites Homes Motors Jobs ‘); } //–> ]]>   Used cars An early model can be yours for less than £15,000 and at that money we’d suggest opting for the 1.8 turbo petrol.   A very refined engine that really suits the car and is usefully cheaper and more reliable than the 2.0 diesel.   Can’t face being an Audi driver? You won’t be alone so

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Buy a bike for less than £1,500

Used cars If you’re not clued up mechanically, bring along a mate who is to check the bike over. And make sure you have full contact details of the owner and that the bike matches the log book so you can get some comeback. And so the search for the perfect bike for less than £1,500 begins with deciding what you want it for. Most people

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Big cars for £5,000

icSites Homes Motors Jobs ‘); } //–> ]]>   Used cars Lexus IS 300 Sport Cross   A truly forgotten car. The IS300 Sport Cross was a direct competitor to the BMW 3 Series Estate and Audi A4 Touring and both in desirability and ability it has the measure of either. Massively well equipped, very fast and built with the precision of a Swiss watch the

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Volvo V60 T5 R-Design

  Road tests Although the V60 is still very much an estate it has left the old image behind, basking in the title of sportswagon, another name for the plethora of so-called lifestyle estates that are on offer today. Its swept down, almost coupe styling gives the car sizzling good looks and the Volvo R-Design treatment transforms it into a much more sporty being. To improve

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Subaru Legacy 2.0D Tourer SE NavPlus

Road tests   And a long list of kit, much of it standard across the entire range, will help to make sure you don’t miss too many home comforts while you’re on the road. All models feature cruise control; an electric sunroof; dual-zone, fully automatic air-conditioning; electric windows; heated front seats; an MP3 compatible audio system; automatic lights and wipers and a Bluetooth hands-free system.  

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