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Audi SQ2: Hot hatch performance with crossover practicality

13/05/2019

What is it? This is the Audi SQ2, the latest identikit, parts bin performance car from the Volkswagen Group. That’s an admittedly pessimistic way to start, but this go-faster crossover has an engine and platform we’re mighty familiar with, with everything from the Cupra Ateca to the Volkswagen Golf R sharing mechanicals. So, you’ll understand why it’s difficult to get too excited…

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Appeal after Audi stolen from Aberdeen street

01/05/2019

An Audi has been stolen from outside a property in Aberdeen. The blue Q3 – registration SW64 GVT – was taken from the Gaitside Drive area of Garthdee last night. Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 493 of May 1.

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First drive: The Jaguar F-Pace SVR was worth the wait

23/04/2019

What is it? When it comes to SUVs, Jaguar doesn’t exactly have much heritage – it’s built three, all in the last three years. The F-Pace, though (the largest of the bunch) has proven to be a hit, and it seems sister company Land Rover’s expertise in building high-riding 4x4s has rubbed off.

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First drive: The Mercedes-Benz CLA is a sleek and sexy compact coupe

17/04/2019

What is it? The Mercedes-Benz A-Class line-up is a bit of a confusing one, but the fact it offers two different saloons is particularly difficult to fathom from a layman’s perspective. The difference – in Mercedes’ eyes – is that while the ‘regular’ A-Class saloon is more practical and classy, the CLA is more slinky, more sexy, and more sporting.

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UK Drive: Updates ensure Audi’s R8 Spyder V10 Performance retains its edge

04/04/2019

What is it? In terms of flagship supercars, there are few with quite so much resonance with car enthusiasts as the Audi R8. Since 2007 it has sat at the very top of the Audi food chain, and has gone from a V8-powered sports coupe into a fully-fledged, red-blooded supercar. Now, the German firm has seen to update it, throwing more power into the mix as well as tweaked looks and some cutting edge tech.

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UK Drive: A refresh brings zest to the Audi TT S Roadster

29/03/2019

What is it? We’ve already tested the TT in basic form, but now we’re getting behind the wheel of the more powerful, sharpened TT S version. This third-generation car has been pitched against the mighty Porsche 718 Cayman, a car which, despite criticism for its turbocharged four-cylinder engine, has been famed for its driver involvement and excellent balance.

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The cars you didn’t know were related

18/03/2019

We’re all familiar with car manufacturers teaming up. Sometimes it’s bourne out of necessity – struggling car makers with weak balance books end up joining forces in a bid to produce volume models that they need to stay afloat. Sometimes, it’s done for convenience, such as on occasions when it’s far simpler to borrow or buy another manufacturer’s tech than to develop it yourself.

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First drive: The Range Rover Evoque gets almost everything right

13/03/2019

What is it? Over 800,000 Range Rover Evoques have been sold since its 2011 launch. The first-generation car effectively replaced the useful but frumpy Freelander, and proved to the world that the three words ‘premium’ ‘compact’ and ‘SUV’ can be a licence to print money.

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The most exciting diesel car projects ever

04/03/2019

In 2019, diesel’s reputation is low thanks to a raft of well-documented emissions controversies, and it seems unlikely to regain its former status as not only an eco- and wallet-friendly alternative to petrol, but also a serious proposition in terms of performance.

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