Porsche last won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race outright in 1998. Sixteen years later, it’s attempting to repeat the feat - and achieve success in the other seven rounds of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship too - with the new 919 Hybrid.
In the space of nine months BMW has created a whole family of 4 Series models. First came the Coupé, which was quickly followed by the Convertible. Then a Gran Coupé version appeared in February and now the X4 has arrived.
The top three finalists in the five 2014 World Car Awards categories have been revealed, following a second round of voting by a jury of sixty-nine international motoring journalists.
Beneath their skins the new Citroën C1, Peugeot 108 and Toyota Aygo city cars are virtually identical. Nevertheless, the Japanese brand’s interpretation manages to look completely different compared to its two French counterparts.
After two rounds of voting by a jury of 58 automotive journalists, the winner of the 2014 European Car of the Year has been named at the Geneva International Motor Show.
The VisionC concept further blurs the differences between Volkswagen Group’s mainstream brands. That’s because as a large five-door coupé, the Škoda would be a slightly cheaper alternative to the Audi A5 Sportback and Volkswagen CC.
In the UK, the top of the new car registrations league table doesn’t seem to alter much from one quarter to the next. Not that there’s anything wrong with the best-selling models, but obviously by definition they’re going to be a common sight.
The electric motorcycle market is about to get another contender. Canadian company Lito Green Motion is beginning production of its Sora following a development process that has lasted a few years.
Production of the all-new Nissan NT500 chassis-cab truck has begun in Avila, Spain. Offered with gross vehicle weights from 3.5 to 7.5 tonnes, it replaces the Atleon and sits above the NT400 Cabstar in Nissan’s European commercial vehicle range.
A KTM has won the Dakar Rally’s motorcycle class thirteen consecutive times. Now privateers have the opportunity to emulate that success, as the Austrian firm has just introduced the 450 Rally Replica.
The first thing to know about the unusual Lotus C-01 motorcycle is that Group Lotus has had no involvement in its development. Rather, the Lotus name has been licensed to German firm Kodewa which is running the project in collaboration with Holzer Group.