Cars Reviews 

New electric cars A to Z: full guide to all the EVs and plug-in hybrids on sale

We talk you through the hybrids, plug-in hybrids, pure EVs and fuel cells on sale and coming soon from every major car brand Just over a decade ago, hybrids were still niche products, and it looked as if electric vehicles would never seriously get off the ground. How times have changed. Now, hybrids, plug-in hybrids, pure-electric cars and even fuel cells are big news; nearly every major manufacturer has either entered or is preparing to enter this increasingly lucrative market. But if you’re ready to take the plunge yourself, you need to know which brands have invested…

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Bikes 

Interbike 2017: latest news and show highlights

Single-ring road bikes, tiny tire inflators, smart utility bikes and gadgets galore from Sin City Interbike is North America’s largest bicycle industry trade show. The five-day event kicks off on 18 September with Outdoor Demo. This two-day event is held in the desert outside of Las Vegas and gives retailers and the media a chance to ride the latest models. From there, the bicycle industry descends upon the 300,000sq.ft. Mandalay Bay Convention Center, which is packed full of the latest bikes, components, clothing, riding gear and gadgets. The 2017 show marks the…

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Buyer's Guide 

2017 Hyundai Verna review: Why Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz should be worried

Hyundai had been struggling for a while in the sedan segment with the older Verna as it lacked features compared to its main rivals such as the Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Now though, the company has launched the 5th generation Verna in order to counter the competition and grab a bigger slice of the large sedan segment in India. The all-new Verna now features a host of improvements in almost all areas and one would expect Hyundai has adopted its usual strategy of loading the car with many features from a segment…

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Cars Reviews 

Range Rover Velar vs Porsche Cayenne vs Audi Q7: luxury SUV mega-test

The defining sound
 of this year’s most-wanted luxury car, the new Range Rover Velar, isn’t generated by its multi-cylinder diesel engine, some clever active exhaust or even 
its 17-speaker audio system. It’s the rhythmic sequence of gentle whirrs and puffs made by the car’s pillowy, beautifully upholstered ‘massager’ driver’s seat as it sets about discreetly but determinedly kneading the tension out of your lower back. It’s a sound you can hear because the noise of the car’s V6 motor descends to a barely audible background hum at a motorway cruise – and…

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Bikes 

Quantify just how rad you are with the ShredMate

Does your carefully curated Instagram account that’s filled to the brim with riding shots not do your shredding skills justice? Are you looking for another way to show your friends just how rad you are? If so, the ShredMate may be just the doodad for you. The ShredMate is a small, Bluetooth enabled device that attaches to your fork leg and syncs with your phone, and via the magic of accelerometers it can time and locate jumps on a trail and track your — we have no doubt — epic…

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Cars Reviews 

MOT exemption for cars over 40 years old arrives in May 2018

The Department for Transport has announced that classic cars more than 40 years old will be exempt from MOT testing, with owners voluntarily electing for an MOT if they feel their car needs one. Currently, only cars from before 1960 are exempt, which represents 197,000 cars on UK roads. The new rules will exempt a further 293,000 cars from MOTs. The thinking behind the decision, according to the DfT, is that these cars are “usually maintained in good condition and used on few occasions”. The decision also eases concerns that garages may not…

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Bikes 

Aldi’s ridiculously cheap cycling gear is back once again

Several times a year, German supermarket chain Aldi sets the budget-savvy cycling world ablaze, with queues outside of shops to nab some bargain-tastic swag not uncommon. Now its latest kit is soon to land in stores nationwide, so here’s the scoop what to expect — including a turbo trainer for just £49.99 and enough winter clothing to dress a rider from head to toe. Giving you a penny back from that wad of fifty pound notes you carry around all the time is Aldi’s new turbo trainer which surely has to be…

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Cars Reviews 

Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate 4Matic+ 2017 review

What is it? The Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate might well be the car to dethrone the Audi RS6 as the quintessential modern-day super-wagon. The Audi’s appeal lies in its handsome styling, massive grip, faultless stability and enormous straight-line performance. If the AMG can add some level of agility and on-the-limit precision to that set of attributes, it’ll swiftly unseat the Ingolstadt charger and assume the role of king of the super-estates. The booted Merc uses the same drivetrain and underpinnings as the E63 S Saloon, which is probably, all things considered, the fastest and…

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Sports Cars 

Chery Tiggo Coupe Concept announced as Europe-bound Chinese SUV

Chinese car-making giant Chery has revealed specifications of its Europe-bound SUV, which will be inspired by its Tiggo Coupé Concept and come available in hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) or battery electric (EV) form. The model, due for reveal in concept form at this month’s Frankfurt motor show, will be the first of a family of models to be introduced to the European market. It will be quickest in plug-in form. Chery claims the PHEV model can hit 62mph in 6secs and has a top speed of 124mph. It also quotes a combined fuel economy…

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Bikes 

Cannondale SuperX Force 1 looks ready for a ‘cross fight

Newly-crowned US National Champion Steven Hyde piloted the all-new SuperX this past season to great success. But the secret behind the bike goes much deeper, with the likes of Tim Johnson (450 time US national champion) and Stu Thorne (cyclocrossworld.comteam owner) adding input at every step of the development process. With such pedigree, one should expect the SuperX to add up to a true contender for best cyclocross bike of the year. 2018 Cannondale SuperX Force 1 spec overview Frame: SuperX, BallisTec Carbon, SPEED SAVE (flatmount; 12×142) Fork: SuperX, BallisTec Carbon, 1-1/8″…

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