Plug-in Cayenne S E-Hybrid unveiled

Porsche has announced the arrival of the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, which replaces the previous S Hybrid model. It’s being described as the world’s first premium plug-in hybrid SUV, presumably to distinguish Porsche’s offering from the non-premium (but already available) Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Last-generation Ford Falcon first view

In a little over two years’ time, Ford will close its manufacturing operations in Australia. One of the casualties of that move is going to be the Victoria-built Falcon, which won’t be replaced.

The cost of replica Formula 1 team clothing

For some people, dressing in the same garments that Formula 1 pit lane personnel wear is a great way to show support for a particular team. Others deem it the worst kind of fashion crime though, especially if the ‘full uniform’ look is being attempted.

Eos Final Edition unveiled for North America

To mark the imminent demise of the Eos coupé-cabriolet, Volkswagen has created a Final Edition trim grade for the 2015 model year.

2015 Buick Envision first view

China is an immensely important market for Buick, which explains why the brand has created the Envision specifically for that country.

2015 Smart fortwo and forfour revealed

Two things are immediately obvious about the all-new Smart fortwo. Firstly, awkward front-end styling means some of the previous model’s visual charm has been lost; secondly, it’s being joined by the four-seat forfour which also serves as the basis for the third-generation Renault Twingo.

BMW HP4 to be offered with ABS Pro

As an upgrade for the Race anti-lock braking system already fitted as standard to their bikes, BMW HP4 owners will soon be able to have ABS Pro installed.

2015 Mazda 2 first view

Like the 6 and 3 before it, the latest Mazda 2 epitomises the brand’s ‘Kodo - Soul of Motion’ design language. As a result, some of its supermini rivals suddenly seem rather dull by comparison.

2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster

Following the launch of the V12 Vantage S coupé last year, Aston Martin has unveiled a Roadster version.

Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive GB Edition

Porsche’s British operation has collaborated with Porsche Exclusive to produce the 911 Turbo S Exclusive GB Edition. Commemorating 40 years since the original 911 Turbo was launched, it features numerous cosmetic changes.

Fuso Canter E-Cell trials begin in Europe

Daimler subsidiary Fuso has released eight examples of its electric-powered Canter E-Cell to customers in Portugal. A mix of municipal, local delivery and postal operators will be running the trucks for a year to see how they cope in real-world conditions.

Mercedes unveils the 2015 S 65 AMG Coupé

As expected, Mercedes-Benz has slotted its 5,980 cc, twin-turbo V12 engine into the new two-door S-Class. The result is the S 65 AMG Coupé which, like the saloon version, boasts 620 bhp (463 kW / 630 PS) and a peak torque figure of 1,000 Nm (737 lb/ft).

Honda CB300F confirmed for North America

Novice riders and commuters are the main target markets for Honda’s new CB300F.

Seat Ibiza 30th Anniversary Limited Edition

To mark the thirtieth birthday this year of its Ibiza supermini, Seat has created the aptly-named 30th Anniversary Limited Edition.

Volkswagen Transporter Sportline 60

Sixty years ago the first official sales of the Transporter van began in the UK. To celebrate that anniversary, Volkswagen has introduced the Sportline 60 special edition.

2014 Suzuki Inazuma 250Z unveiled

In an effort to attract a few more buyers to its Inazuma 250 twin-cylinder commuter bike, Suzuki has just launched a special edition ‘Z’ version.

2015 Corsa first view

A couple of weeks after several official spy shots were released, Vauxhall / Opel has properly revealed the new Corsa supermini.

2014 Suzuki GSX1250FAZ launched

Suzuki has introduced the GSX1250FAZ special edition.

Mercedes reveals the Marco Polo camper van

As Volkswagen has already demonstrated with the Transporter-based California, official manufacturer camper van conversions can be both well-executed and popular with customers. Doubtless Mercedes-Benz is hoping that those epithets will soon be applied to its just-announced Marco Polo.

Honda Civic Black Edition launched

Honda’s new Civic Black Edition follows a rather familiar formula.

Top 10: UK car sales Q2 2014

1,287,265 new cars were registered in the UK during the first six months of 2014, according to data just published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

2015 BMW R 1200 GS and GS Adventure

BMW has announced some model year updates for its R 1200 GS and GS Adventure enduro bikes.

2015 Toyota Yaris UK prices and specs

Ahead of its arrival at dealers next month, Toyota has confirmed UK equipment levels and prices for the refreshed Yaris supermini.

2015 BMW K 1300 S Motorsport unveiled

A new addition to BMW’s 2015 motorcycle range is going to be the K 1300 S Motorsport edition.

2015 Nissan Pulsar UK specs and prices

Nissan has announced that prices for its all-new 2015 Pulsar will start at £15,995.

2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat has 707 bhp

So Dodge was being very cagey about output figures for the new Challenger SRT Hellcat.

2014 Triumph Bonneville T100 ISDT edition

In 1964, all four members of the Triumph works team competing in the International Six Days Trial secured gold medals. Now, to mark the 50th anniversary of that achievement, Triumph has created a special edition based on the Bonneville T100.

Another cosmetics-inspired DS3 from Citroën

When a pair of DS3 by Benefit special editions appeared back in March, Citroën promised that its marketing tie-in with the cosmetics brand would soon yield a third model. The DS3 DSign Noire by Benefit is the result.

Lexus IS 300h Executive Edition launched

Lexus has augmented its IS range with an Executive Edition.

All-new 2015 Corsa official spy shots

Nowadays many manufacturers seem to release pictures of camouflaged prototypes as part of their new model pre-launch activities.