2015 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition unveiled

Just a week after the Carbon Edition was announced, GMC has confirmed that another special version of its Sierra 1500 pick-up is due to arrive at dealers soon. This new one is called the Elevation Edition and it features various cosmetic tweaks as well as some extra equipment.

Citroën’s new C4 Cactus Airflow 2L concept

Next month’s Paris Motor Show will see the ultra efficient Citroën C4 Cactus Airflow 2L make its public debut. As the ‘2L’ part of that name suggests, the target was to achieve an average fuel consumption figure of 2.0 l/100km, which equates to 141 mpg.

2015 Ford S-Max revealed

Eight years after the original version was first launched, Ford has unveiled a second-generation S-Max.

2015 Volvo XC90 R-Design first view

Ahead of dealers’ XC90 order books opening in October, Volvo has released some images of the sporty R-Design version.

Louis XIII hotel orders a Rolls-Royce fleet

Guests of the Louis XIII hotel in Macau, which is due to open in 2016, will get to ride in a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce Phantom. In fact thirty of the cars – all Extended Wheelbase models – have just been ordered by the new Cotai Strip venue.

Transporter 60 Anniversary Pack introduced

Volkswagen is certainly making a concerted effort to celebrate 60 years of Transporter sales in the UK. Following the Sportline 60 special edition, which was unveiled in July, a Transporter 60 Anniversary Pack is now being offered too.

2015 Honda Jazz first view

Honda has announced that the all-new Jazz will be appearing in prototype form at next month’s Paris Motor Show.

2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed launched

Were people clamouring for a slightly faster Bentley Mulsanne? Probably not, but the range-topping Speed version has just been unveiled anyway.

Triumph Thruxton Ace edition unveiled

Just 100 examples of the new Triumph Thruxton Ace special edition are being offered to UK customers.

Top 10: UK vehicle tax disc abolition facts

Paper vehicle tax discs were first introduced in the UK back in 1921. However, from the beginning of next month, there will no longer be a requirement to display one.

2015 Formula One calendar announced

With the addition of Mexico to its schedule, the 2015 Formula One World Championship is set to consist of twenty rounds.

2015 GMC Sierra Carbon Edition launched

GMC is offering three versions of its new Sierra Carbon Edition, all of which are based on the 1500 pick-up.

Vezel renamed HR-V for Europe

Honda has released the first images of its European-spec HR-V in prototype form.

BMW 2 Series Convertible revealed

Almost eleven months after its 2 Series Coupé was launched, BMW has finally unveiled the closely-related 2 Series Convertible.

Honda updates its VFR800X for 2015

Completely revised styling, a retuned engine and several other technical changes mark out the just-revealed 2015 Honda VFR800X Crossrunner.

2015 Jaguar XE first view

Without a doubt the all-new XE is an immensely important model for Jaguar. It has the potential to be the brand’s biggest seller and revenue-earner, but the compact executive segment is a tough market. Indeed, established rivals such as the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS and Mercedes-Benz C-Class mean the British contender has to be much better than the defunct X-Type which it effectively replaces.

Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label launched

Just 300 examples of Volkswagen’s new Amarok Dark Label will be available in the UK when sales begin later this month.

New Mazda MX-5 has controversial looks

At first glance, the styling of the just-revealed fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 jars. The headlights seem too small, the bonnet profile has a weirdly pronounced kink and bulbous flanks appear to overwhelm the rear wheels.

Citroën reveals the Divine DS concept

Described as ‘a vision of the future for the DS brand’, Citroën’s Divine DS concept is about the same size as the current production DS4.

University of Texas Longhorns Silverado

As part of its University of Texas sponsorship activities, Chevrolet has launched a Silverado Longhorns special edition.

Land Rover Discovery Sport unveiled

In many ways, the Discovery Sport is a very different vehicle to the Freelander that it replaces.

Street-legal Lotus Elise S Cup confirmed

Track-day regulars are the target market for the new Lotus Elise S Cup, which is essentially a road-going version of the Elise S Cup R circuit racer.

Subaru’s BRZ now has a lower starting price

In an effort to help its BRZ coupé appeal to a broader range of customers, Subaru has decided to reintroduce an SE entry-level trim grade.

Celebratory Abarth 500 Custom launched

To commemorate the Abarth marque’s 65th birthday, 65 special 500 Custom models are being offered in the UK.

Honda Gold Wing 40th Anniversary edition

2015 marks a special birthday for the Gold Wing tourer, which first appeared during 1975 in GL1000 guise. So, to celebrate, Honda has created a 40th Anniversary edition based on the latest GL1800 model.

Updated Infiniti Q70 coming to Europe

Following its launch in North America, Infiniti has confirmed that the revised Q70 saloon will arrive in European dealers this December.

2014 Volkswagen Caddy Black Edition

It appears that the irresistible urge among car manufacturers to create special editions with ‘black’ in their names has spread to the commercial vehicle market: Volkswagen’s latest offering is the Caddy Black Edition, which will come in short-wheelbase panel van guise only.

2015 Buick Envision launched

For the time being Buick is intending to offer its new Envision only in China. Measuring 4,667 mm (15’ 4”) long and 1,839 mm (6’ 0”) wide, it’ll fill a gap in the brand’s SUV range that currently exists between the subcompact Encore and full-size Enclave.

All-new 2015 Volvo XC90 revealed

Twelve years after it first went on sale, the original Volvo XC90 is finally being replaced. The new model – which arrives in May 2015 – offers seven seats, some innovative powertrains and numerous safety features.

Chevrolet Niva concept unveiled

To preview the next-generation Russian-market Niva, Chevrolet and local partner AvtoVAZ have revealed a purposeful-looking concept at the Moscow Motor Show.