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Buy them before we do: second-hand picks for 4 September

For those hesitant about using public transport once they return to work after lockdown, buying a city car could be a tempting alternative, given their practicality, reliability and cheapness to buy and run. They have come a long way over the years, too, so any lingering visions you may have of crushed Coke cans can pretty much be dismissed.

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Alpine A110 Legende GT makes first UK appearance

Alpine has brought its limited edition A110 L?gende GT to the UK for the first time.  

The French sports car made back-to-back   appearances   at the London Concours   and   Concours of Elegance Hampton Court Palace - two of only a handful of motor shows to go ahead since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Iconic Volvo P1800 reborn as 414bhp continuation special

Geely’s motorsport arm,   Cyan Racing,   has unveiled the Volvo P1800 Cyan as a modernised, uprated take on its sibling brand\'s iconic 1960s sports coup?.

The continuation car was designed as a road-legal version of an imagined Cyan Racing track car from the 1960s, and as such goes without modern driving aids such as stability control,... ( подробнее )

New Toyota GR Yaris: 257bhp hot hatch enters production

The 257bhp   Toyota GR Yaris, the second model in the GR sports car range, has entered production at a new, bespoke facility in Japan ahead of its October launch.  

The first production example left the new GR   line last week, following the implementation of a new vehicle assembly   system that comprises a series of individual cells connected... ( подробнее )

Facelifted 2020 Seat Ateca: UK prices and specs announced

Seat   has been given its   ever-popular   Ateca   a redesign inside and out for 2020, and now the firm has begun taking orders   for the updated SUV.  

Benefitting from a raft of new technology features, a renewed engine range and the addition of a rugged Xperience model, the new Ateca is priced from ?23,670 in 1.0 TSI SE manual form.

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Last of the non-turbo hot hatches: Suzuki Swift Sport vs naturally aspirated rivals

We’ve never needed an excuse to like the Suzuki Swift Sport. Japan’s dinkiest hot hatch turned up in 2005 and, in the unassuming manner so typical of its maker, took the decade by tiny, localised storm.

Its mantra – endlessly extolled by us but never claimed by its maker – was that you could neither go faster nor have more fun for less.... ( подробнее )

James Ruppert: 'vans with windows' combine practicality and price

There is a colossal amount of snobbery when it comes to certain models, as you probably know. Apparently, you are an idiot if you choose an SUV or if you want one of those van-derived things from France. SUVs might be objectively daft, but subjectively they are slightly practical, if average to drive. But even more useful than an SUV is one of those... ( подробнее )

Buy them before we do: Second-hand picks for 28 August

Until very recently, the most luxurious new pick-up truck you could buy in the UK came from Mercedes-Benz. You still can get yourself a dealer-stock 20-plate example in poshest X350d form for around ?40,000. But why settle for a European interpretation of an American staple when you can have the real deal in the form of a Dodge Ram 1500 with a twist... ( подробнее )

New Volkswagen ID 4: SUV designed with a focus on efficiency

Volkswagen has continued the build-up to the launch of the new ID 4 electric crossover next month with new official sketches that showcase the exterior design of the car, which was developed with a focus on aerodynamic efficiency.

The compact SUV, which recently went into production at the firm\'s Zwickau factory in Germany,   is the second... ( подробнее )

Wacky one-offs: the stories behind five track-day specials

In garages, workshops and sheds right across the UK, tinkerers and would-be mechanics get their fingers dirty.

Most undertake straightforward vehicle maintenance, while others restore bodywork or make running-gear modifications. A small number, however, squirrel themselves away for weeks at a time and only emerge once they’ve built something... ( подробнее )