Thursday 2nd October 2014
First drive: Vauxhall Astra VXR
Vauxhall adds to its hot hatch legacy and unveils its latest Astra VXR. All 280hp of it. >>
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Driven: RS 4 returns - as an estate
Audi adds a high-revving V8-engined RS 4 model at the top of its A4 range for estate car buyers in a hurry.
Ford's hot new Focus ST
Ford's new Focus ST is significantly cheaper and more powerful than the Golf GTI it goes head-to-head with.
Entry-level petrol GS
Smaller engined Lexus GS begs for a diesel powerplant for Euro acceptability.
New Lexus hybrid
The only version of the fourth generation Lexus GS worth considering is the petrol-electric 450h hybrid.
Hot diesel Focus
Ford's first attempt at a hot diesel Focus isn't perfect, but it is comfortable, flexible and lots of fun.
Incoming: Porsche Cayenne GTS
Two rather hot SUVs come under scutiny in the next few days. First up is the V8-engined Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, then the driver-focused Porsche Cayenne GTS. Will be an interesting week...
Gallery: Peugeot Design Lab
Fancy a speed boat or private jet - or even a pen - designed by the same people that work on Peugeot's concept cars? It's now possible. Peugeot Design Lab is open for business.
Toyota reveals concept at Tokyo Toy Show
Japanese manufacturer reaches out to the young 'uns.
Faster Mazda MX-5
Mazda has revealed two new versions of the MX-5 - including a 250hp concept.
i3 closer to production
Sustainable 'Life' module for new BMW i3 that will go on sale at Park Lane i Store.
Sporty Juke revealed
Production version of sporty Juke to debut alongside DeltaWing race car at Le Mans.
Five-door up! arrives
Five-door Volkswagen up! is on sale now priced from £8,360 - making it easier to get into the city car.
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