Cars

I drooled a little on the 2016 Ford Focus RS

I drooled a little on the 2016 Ford Focus RS

Sorry Ford, but you can't bring a ridiculously appealing 315HP hot-hatch along to a motor show and not expect car fans to drool around it. The surprise edge had already been taken off the 2016 Focus RS, a Ken Block tuned five-door with serious road-going abilities but a (probably) attainable price tag, but there's nothing quite like seeing the latest fruits of the Ford Performance division in the metal to whet the appetite and get you chomping at the bit for next year to arrive.

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Lexus LF-SA Concept wants to chew up Smart and MINI

Lexus LF-SA Concept wants to chew up Smart and MINI

It may look like a Predator helmet mounted on ridiculous alloy wheels, but the Lexus LF-SA Concept is actually pretty sensible: think Alien-hunter for the urban dweller. Freshly revealed at the Geneva Motor Show this week, the diminutive two-door is Lexus' take on the ultra-compact, sub-B-segment that Smart plays in. Less than 136 inches long and 67 inches wide, there's hardly enough space on the front to mount the company's ever-more-gaping spindle grille, here looking as though it's puckering up to the Lexus badge.

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Peugeot’s Quartz is our post-apocalyptic monster truck of choice

Peugeot’s Quartz is our post-apocalyptic monster truck of choice

It's not often you see a car and instantly start looking round for Tina Turner to strut out in complete Mad Max get-up, but if there was ever a concept to get the big-voiced singer back into a leather corset, Peugeot's Quartz is it. The French car company brought the Quartz SUV along to Geneva this week to show off its interpretation of what a luxury AWD beast might look like if you didn't mind terrifying everybody else on the road. But don't let the fearsome looks fool you entirely: Quartz is a hybrid.

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Hyundai rolls out its Blue Link Android Wear app

Hyundai rolls out its Blue Link Android Wear app

Barely two months after first making an appearance at CES 2015, Hyundai's Blue Link platform is finally coming to your smartwatch for real. The car maker has just pushed out an update to its smartphone app that includes the companion Android Wear version. This update will bring almost all the most used functionality of the cloud-based smart car system to the convenience of your wrist. Apple fans need not be jealous though, as Hyundai promises equal treatment when the Apple Watch finally comes out of the woodwork.

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2015 Land Rovers recalled over faulty lug nuts

2015 Land Rovers recalled over faulty lug nuts

Land Rover is recalling a relatively small number of its newest vehicles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has revealed. The reason differs from the various other auto recalls we've seen so far this year, and concerns the lug nuts (which, of course, keep the wheel on the car). Says Jaguar, the lug nuts on select recently manufactured 2015 Land Rovers could crack and come apart from the bolt, the result of which could cause the wheel to detach and the car to crash.

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Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6: Look out world, the Brits are back

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6: Look out world, the Brits are back

When Bentley makes a concept, it doesn’t do things by halves, and the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 is the best evidence of that we’ve seen in years. Dropping jaws here at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the deep green two-seater isn’t just a design exercise - even though that alone would be enough to have us interested - but, teasingly, the forebear of a new age of styling for the heritage company and potentially even a new line of more performance-focused models to sit alongside the Continental GT grand tourer. And, while you might associate Bentley with old-school luxury, if anything the EXP 10 Speed 6 could be the most technologically forward-looking car at the show.

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2015 Honda Civic Type R packs 2.0L VTEC Turbo power

2015 Honda Civic Type R packs 2.0L VTEC Turbo power

Honda has gone official with its latest hot hatch sports car called the Civic Type R at the Geneva Motor Show. The car has a high-revving 2.0L VTEC Turbo engine that is all new. According to Honda, the car offers greater power, torque, and response than any previous Honda production car engine. Honda also spent some time optimizing the styling for aerodynamics.

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2016 Audi cars to have AT&T 4G LTE

2016 Audi cars to have AT&T 4G LTE

Audi's 2016 cars will have mobile broadband, and it'll be delivered via AT&T. The announcement was made today at Mobile World Congress 2015, with the auto maker saying 4G LTE will be available in areas where it is offered, otherwise the cars will offer 3G. The auto maker boasts that the two companies together produced North America's first car with an integrated 4G LTE data connection in the US last year, and that it'll be doing that on a much larger scale in the future with its entire 2016 fleet.

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Ford said to have long-range all-electric car in the works [Update: denied]

Ford said to have long-range all-electric car in the works [Update: denied]

All-electric cars are starting to gain quite a bit of momentum. Many consumers are waiting for auto manufacturers to come down in pricing, and bring an affordable model to market before they’re ready to make the plunge. Chevy has their new Bolt, which is the first bank-account-friendly model from a major manufacturer. Tesla has the Model 3 incoming, and a new report suggests Ford is getting in the game, too, and will announce an affordable all-electric car this year. [Update: Ford has denied the report; more after the cut]

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