Car Reviews

Subaru Levorg 1.6i DIT Lineartronic (2015) review

Is Subaru’s car range the most confusing line-up currently on sale? I’d argue it is. The new Levorg is a case in point – it’s another muddy estate car with a similar country squire vibe to the Outback, XV and Forester. All take the brand’s full-time four-wheel drive system and boxer engines and wrap them in typically boxy, no-nonsense Subaru ... Read More »

Talk about clean-sheet design: meet the origami Nissan Juke

This’ll crease you up. Perhaps keen to out-craft Lexus’s recent cardboard IS publicity stunt, Nissan has commissioned British artist Owen Gildersleeve to quite literally rustle up a full-size replica of the Juke, entirely from paper. Why? It’s an admirably flimsy stunt, partly to celebrate the Juke’s fifth birthday, and partly to coincide with current ‘World Origami Days’ celebrations. Obviously. And ... Read More »

Lexus NX300h hybrid (2015) long-term test review

Nice touches – every Lexus has them. You can be unsure about the obsession with hybrids (and I am), you can question the looks (you shouldn’t – it looks great), you can pooh-pooh the packaging (yep, the boot’s not huge). But the touches will win you round like a cheeky charmer who you just can’t stay mad at. I’ve just ... Read More »

Porsche Panamera Mk2 spyshots: it’s 2016’s new Panam, codenamed G2

Engineers in Stuttgart are busy preparing the new 2016Porsche Panamera for launch next year – and our spy photographers have caught new photos of a prototype that’s dropped some of its camo. That gives us a clearer look at a car that appears altogether sleeker and more attractively proportioned than its predecessor, with 3D-effect tail-lights like those of the freshly facelifted 991. ... Read More »

Can the BMW 5-series GT discover its handsome side for 2016?

It’s polarised the critics and hasn’t exactly set the sales charts alight, but the BMW 5-series Gran Turismo will return, these spyshots confirm. As revealed in CAR’s scoop dossier, the GT will bookend the new sixth-generation G30 5-series range together with the Touring estate version. The new 5-series saloon is due to launch in late 2016; expect the GT to ... Read More »

Audi A5 Coupe and Cabrio Mk2: the new A5’s coming in 2016

Testing on the new 2016 Audi A5 – codenamed the B9 family – is reaching an advanced stage, with lightly disguised prototypes taking to public roads in Germany. Our new spy photos follow 2014’s scoop of early A5 coupes on test at the Nurburgring in Germany; the black coupe in our picture gallery is an early test car mule, wearing ... Read More »

Land Rover’s 2016 Disco spied, plus info on next Defender and more

A new Discovery in more ways than one: this is the all-new 2016 Land Rover Discovery, spied testing on public roads in Germany. Under the black and white camouflage, it seems the iconic Discovery silhouette has undergone a significant change. The arrow-straight roofline appears dramatically lower, and the front more rounded, with a similar nose treatment to the smaller Discovery ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo lounges about at the 2015 Tokyo show

The new Vision Tokyo looks oddly familiar somehow? You might be thinking of the F 015 Luxury in Motionconcept, a self-driving limo with a private lounge interior revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year. The Vision Tokyo is cut from the same futuristic cloth, but while the Luxury in Motion sat four occupants in individual ... Read More »

Honda Project 2&4: a step closer to production?

Honda’s Project 2&4 concept has been given a second motor show airing at Tokyo 2015. The fantastic Frankfurt debutant has cutely switched its seat to the right-hand side for drive-on-the-left Tokyo. Powered by a 220bhp MotoGP engine and weighing 405kg, think of the 2&4 as Honda’s Ariel Atom. Is the 2&4 any closer to reality? Designer Martin Petersson hopes so, ... Read More »

Yamaha Sports Ride concept sports car for Tokyo 2015

Yamaha showed an intriguing concept for a new sports car at the 2015 Tokyo show. Called the Yamaha Sports Ride Concept, it was designed in association with engineer extraordinaire Gordon Murray – and features the first carbonfibre application of his new iStream manufacturing process. Composites would keep weight comfortably lower than 1000kg, making for a lightweight rival to the Lotus ... Read More »