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All-new Skoda Octavia unlike any other compact vehicle

Czech Republic car maker Skoda is hoping to place itself in a unique position in the compact vehicle segment with the launch of its third-generation Octavia.

The first snaps of the vehicle have certainly garnered plenty of attention, as it presents drivers with an entirely new design when compared to the outgoing model.

On top of this, the fact that the all-new Skoda Octavia boasts a high level of functionality, comes packed with innovative safety and comfort systems, offers low fuel consumpti...

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BMW finally reveals the M6 Gran Coupe

The much-anticipated BMW M6 Gran Coupe, a high-performance variety of the 6 Series Gran Coupe, has been unveiled.

Motorists will be presented with an incredibly powerful vehicle should they step behind the wheel of this particular BMW, as well as a very sexy piece of motoring manufacturing.

This latter point is highlighted by the fact that the M6 Grand Coupe's exterior paintjob is finished in a stylish metallic blue hue, though with hints of silver in its tone.

A bumper-integrated rear diffus...

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Previewing the latest offerings from Volkswagen

Volkswagen can be ranked as one of the top major car makers around the world today, having gone from strength to strength since its humble beginnings way back in 1936.

The original Beetle saw the German manufacturer cement its place on the global motoring scene, with its legacy only growing with the subsequent launches of the well-loved Golf, Polo and Jetta ranges.

In the months ahead, Volkswagen's star is only set to get brighter when the firm releases new vehicles in each of the three vehicl...

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Fastest-ever Volkswagen Polo revealed

A production version of the Volkswagen Polo R WRC has been unveiled and power is certainly the name of the game with this vehicle.



Built to commemorate Volkswagen's entry into the 2013 World Rally Championship, the high-performance, front-wheel drive hatch is similar in appearance to the concept model first shown off at the official reveal of the manufacturer's rally team in Monte Carlo.



As such, drivers will be able to find a turbocharged 2.0 TSI four-cylinder petr...

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Kia details its first high performance vehicles

A week after revealing the new Kia pro_cee'd GT and the Kia cee'd GT, the South Korean car giant has now lifted the lid on what drivers can expect from the new vehicles.

The cars mark Kia's first foray into designing high-performance vehicles, with each set to make an instant impact in the motoring scene.

From a stylish standpoint, both the pro_cee'd GT and the cee'd GT will feature new grille and lamp cluster designs in comparison to the standard vehicle models.

A deeper bumper also helps both hig...

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New Land Rover Defender 'has huge potential'

An executive at Land Rover believes that the new Land Rover Defender has the potential to become a core model of the car manufacturer's product line-up in the years to come.

This is should the vehicle keep its moniker of being a 'Defender' in the Land Rover range. The company's global brand director, Jonathan Edwards, acknowledged that everything is up for debate when it comes to getting this product back on track.

He pointed out that the global market for the SUV vehicle is set to reach 20 mi...

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Mazda CX-5 named Japan's Car of the Year

The all-new Mazda CX-5 has beaten off competition from the Toyota GT86/Subaru BRZ to be named Japan's Car of the Year.



A close battle between the two vehicles had been predicted ahead of the Japan Car of the Year awards ceremony, which took place earlier this week at Zepp Diver City on reclaimed land in Tokyo Bay.



However, the Mazda CX-5 ended up storming to victory by pulling in 363 votes, compared to the 318 votes cast for the jointly-developed GT86/BRZ sports car...

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All-new Subaru Forester heading to the UK

Japanese car giant Subaru has confirmed that the fourth-generation Forester will be heading to British shores next year.



The vehicle has been designed with the desire to build on the go-anywhere and user-friendly characteristics that the outgoing Forester model has long been praised for.



With the new SUV for Subaru, drivers will be presented with a vehicle that can produce 150ps with the aid of a Boxer diesel or petrol unit, as well as 280ps should the new 2.0-litre...

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