First Drive News

2014 Citroen C1
Jul 10, 2014
The latest generation of Citroen's C1 city car has cheeky looks and an attractive list price, but it'll also need to major on quality if it's to undermine the current class leaders
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Jul 10, 2014
Korean brand Kia is targeting keen drivers with a 201bhp version of its five-door Ceed. We decide whether it's good enough to take on established hot hatch rivals from VW and Seat.
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Jul 9, 2014

Renault has launched a hardcore 271bhp version of its brilliant Megane Renaultsport hot hatch. We try it in the UK for the first time.

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2014 Volvo S80 D4
Jul 9, 2014
Volvo's big executive saloon gets a new, efficient 2.0 diesel D4 engine, to improve its appeal up against newer rivals such as the BMW 5 Series and Audi A6.
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Jul 9, 2014
The MC Stradale is the most hardcore version of Maserati's big coupe, and it now gets rear seats and a little more power to improve its appeal.
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Jul 8, 2014

We get behind the wheel of a heavily camouflaged prototype of the all new Corsa, ahead of its launch this autumn. Does it show enough early promise to challenge the class leaders?

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Jul 8, 2014
Mini has refreshed its quirky Paceman SUV at the same time as the more practical Countryman. We've driven the flagship John Cooper Works version, which is cleaner and a bit faster than before.
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Jul 8, 2014
New McLaren 650S coupe produces a mighty 641bhp and 500lb ft of torque, covering 0-62mph in just 3.0sec before topping out at 207mph. We test it in the UK for the first time.
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Jul 8, 2014

We test BMW's new plug-in hybrid supercar, which promises to combine exceptional efficiency with M3-like performance in a futuristic and stylish package.

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Audi A5 2.0 TDI Ultra
Jul 7, 2014
Audi's executive coupe has always fallen short of its rivals, but a new, more efficient diesel engine could make the A5 Ultra much more competitive next to rivals like the BMW 420d.
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