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The days of punching the car radio’s channel search button to try to track down the music you like are over. Toyota is giving customers access to personalised audio streaming in the car using AUPEO!, an audio application that can be downloaded for the latest Toyota Touch 2 with Go multimedia package. The new Yaris is the first Toyota in Europe to give customers the chance to tailor their on-board entertainment using the personalised AUPEO! audio application. It’s the first of its kind to be integrated into the Toyota Touch 2 with...

Fans will get to see the new Toyota GT86 CS-R3 make its rally debut as the zero car at the Rallye Deutschland WRC event around Trier in Germany this weekend – just as Toyota Motorsport announced prices for the rear-wheel drive rally car. Toyota GT86 CS-R3 For orders confirmed before February 2015, the GT86 CS-R3 rally car will be sold in standard kit form, in tarmac specification, for €79,000 (around £63,000) plus VAT. After 31 January 2015, the price will be €84,000 plus VAT. The CS-R3 kit includes all essential mechanical elements...

Porsche Exclusive is offering new options for personalising the new Macan*. A Sport Design package, sports exhaust system, bi-xenon headlights and dark-coloured LED rear lights are now available ex-factory. On top of that come the new Sport Classic 21-inch wheel in three colour variants, which draws in its design on the legendary ‘Fuchs wheel’ of the 911, and new interior offerings. From December these optional extras can also be ordered for retrofitting via Porsche Tequipment. Porsche Macan S The Sport Design package includes front...

There are so many cars available on the used market that it can be difficult to know which will suit you best. You obviously want something reliable and safe that isn’t going to present too many issues. That is why we suggest you seriously consider checking out anything made by reputable manufacturer Ford. They have been producing some of the best cars in the world for the last 100 years, and all their models are high quality. Indeed, that’s why they stay in working order for a very long time. Below this paragraph, you will find our...

Nissan and Mitsubishi announced a 50-50 joint venture to build a small and affordable electric vehicle, which should hit the Japanese market in Fiscal Year 2016. The low-cost electric vehicle would be priced at around 1.5 million yens including subsidies, or about 10,962 Euros (14,667 USD) at current exchange rates, similar to gas-fueled compacts. According to the Technostuffs, Nissan and Mitsubishi will work together will work together to source, design and build key components such as batteries, power electronics and motor. Both Nissan...

Business Secretary Vince Cable and the UK Department for Transport have just announced a “fast track” initiative for driverless cars, saying that the autonomous vehicles will hit public roads in about six months. As the BBC reports, The Department for Transport is a little late on its own projections. The technology was supposed to hit roads in 2013, but up until now the cars have just been legal for tests on private roads. “The excellence of our scientists and engineers has established the UK as a pioneer in the development of...

The year is 1999, a time of bliss and abundance for SUVs. The rectilinear giants roam the land, stopping only to drink deeply at roadside springs and billabongs. It is a mid-Jurassic golden age, and conditions are ripe for the emergence of an alpha-beast, which they would call Escalade. In a product-planning masterstroke, Cadillac brought luxury sedan equipment levels to a General Motors full-size SUV, a move that would generate a new vehicle type – and massive profits for the corporate parent. Though the Ford F-150-based Lincoln Navigator...

The Range Rover Sport SVR has lapped the famous Nordschleife circuit at the Nürburgring in Germany in 8 minutes 14 seconds, making it the fastest production SUV around the Nürburgring. The impressive feat was carried out by a Land Rover driver testing a standard production example of the potent new performance flagship. Range Rover Sport SVR The new SVR, which made its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June returned to the Nürburgring this month to continue an exhaustive testing schedule. The Range Rover Sport SVR is...

Complicated multimedia systems and the frustrating idiosyncrasies of too much on-board technology can be irritating in cars, but not in the Toyota Auris. It benefits from a host of useful, easy-to-operate features, designed to make things easier for driver and passengers. We’ve rounded-up 11 of our favourites. 1. The Auris reads text messages out… You talking to me? Receive a text message while you’re driving, and Auris’ Touch 2 multimedia system will read it out to you. 2. …And can send them too!* Going to be late to the party?...

Have you ever noticed that every time you buy a new car, it comes with an impressive array of new technology? When I bought my first car, the only “new” technology it had was power steering. These days, you can buy cars that offer semi-autonomous parking. I’m pretty certain the next car I buy will have this feature as my parallel parking skills are useless! Today’s topic of discussion will be about the importance of technology in today’s cars. Do people care about automotive technology? You might be thinking that all a motorist...