Vauxhall Astra GTC - the 3 door Astra will be revealed in June
Actually, we’re not sure we should really have called this a reveal of the new Vauxhall Astra GTC. It’s more the reveal of the production version of the GTC Concept we already saw at the Paris Motor Show last year. Surprisingly, the Astra GTC manages to hang on to quite a bit of the style of the GTC Concept, such as the blistered wheel arches and the deep grill, although the usual conpcety stuff – like oversized alloys – have had to bite the dust.
The newly refreshed Range Rover Sport takes at bow at the New York Motor Show
Land Rover are working hard to keep their main models up to date and fresh before an all new set of cars arrives in a couple of years. And the big news with the Range Rover Sport is really under the skin. Out goes the old supercharged 4.2 and the somewhat breathless 2.7 diesel, and in comes the brute of a 5.0 litre supercharged lump from Jaguar that has also gone in to the new Range Rover (and the LR4 – but not for the UK – why not?), and the terrific 3.0 litre diesel that also graces the Jaguar.
BMW has released a video revealing the intense work that goes into developing its haptic technology. Haptics – the way something feels – provide important feedback to drivers, making it essential to develop high-quality technology. To ensure this happens the Haptics team is involved from the start of the design process to maintain the high standards BMW is known for.