Jaguar has a real love for vehicles that rove the land, but that hasn’t stopped it dipping its corporate toes into the murky world of boats. Simply known as the Jaguar Concept Speedboat, this 6.1-metre long and 2-metre wide wave-rider is designed to showcase what makes the brand tick.
Jaguar Land Rover is to build a successor to its previous sports cars called the F-type at its factory in Birmingham.
It will launch as a two-seater convertible with petrol engines made at Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich plant with the design to be unveiled this year, the carmaker said.
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• The Volkswagen GTI cabriolet, which is scheduled to have its debut at the Geneva auto show next week, is equipped with a fabric top that can fold away in 9.5 seconds, the brand asserts. With the Eos hard-top convertible in its lineup and a soft-top Beetle expected to have its debut this year, however, there are no plans to export the GTI cabriolet to North America. (Volkswagen)
The dependability of new cars is higher than ever, according to the 2012 Vehicle Dependability Study released today by J.D. Power & Associates.
Lexus is back on top after losing the distinction to other automakers for three years. In 2009, after leading all brands for 14 consecutive years, Toyota’s luxury subsidiary was dethroned by Buick and Jaguar. Porsche ranked highest in 2010 and Lincoln topped the list last year.
Can the Mercedes-Benz CLS combines the best bits of an executive cruiser and a coupé?
Whether or not you “get” the whole concept of a four-door coupé, you can’t help but be impressed when you peer into the rear accommodation of a Mercedes-Benz CLS. On the one hand, you think, it’s completely daft to have a car as big as this (we’re talking 4.9m long) that can only carry four people. On the other, you just want to sink into one of those soft leather seats, lean back and nod off as your chauffeur whisks you down to the south of France.
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