X4 grows BMW’s coupe 4x4 family

X4 grows BMW’s coupe 4×4 family

BMW’s X4 has arrived in showrooms, giving the German brand a new contender in the mushrooming mid-sized crossover segment.

However the newcomer is very much a coupe, a smaller sister to the criticised but big-selling X6.

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Toyota seeks answers to touchscreen distraction

Toyota seeks answers to touchscreen distraction

Toyota is researching answers to a growing concern in today’s cars – how to keep drivers focused on the road.

The potential issue is the emergence of ever more complex touchscreen-based infotainment systems in car centre consoles.

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Diesel tech promises low-emissions future for VW Group

Diesel tech promises low-emissions future for VW Group

The Volkswagen Group expects to achieve average CO2 emission levels of 95g/km by 2020.

Some of the group’s brands will average below that figure and others slightly above it, according to Audi’s technical development Prof Dr Ulrich Hackenburg.

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Skoda produces its Black album

Skoda produces its Black album

Skoda is launching limited-edition versions of all eight of its model lines.

The Black Edition cars are said to have at least £1,200 worth of extra equipment over the mid-range SE models on which they are based.

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Fiat's Panda Cross is off-road friendly

Fiat’s Panda Cross is off-road friendly

Fiat is launching a new version of its Panda 4×4 designed for more aggressive off-roading.

The Panda Cross will be in showrooms before the end of the year.

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Wider, lower Skoda Fabia set for Paris debut

Wider, lower Skoda Fabia set for Paris debut

Skoda has revealed the first design sketch of its forthcoming all-new variant of the Fabia supermini.

The car is expected to be unveiled at the Paris show in October, and go on sale early in 2015.

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Paris unveiling set for new Mazda2

Paris unveiling set for new Mazda2

Mazda has revealed the final look of its all-new Mazda2 supermini, which will debut at the Paris show in October.

On UK sale in early 2015, the car follows the already-launched CX-5, 6 and 3 in following the brand’s SkyActiv technology engineering and Kodo Soul in motion styling programmes.

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