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News :  Geneva 2017 – Ford upstages itself with classic XR2

News : Geneva 2017 – Ford upstages itself with classic XR2

Ford unveiled the hot new turbocharged Fiesta ST at Geneva, and then cast a long shadow over it with its popular 1980s forebear, the Mk2 XR2.

News : Geneva 2017 – Tata Racemo, with a little help from our friends?

News : Geneva 2017 – Tata Racemo, with a little help from our friends?

Fancy a cut-price Lotus Elise? This new Tata-produced sports car could be the answer to your prayers. Be sure to test drive it first on your XBox, though.

News : Geneva 2017 – Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e, a brave new world

News : Geneva 2017 – Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e, a brave new world

Bentley unveils the EXP12 supercar concept, which hints at a lighter, more efficient future. But will this induction-charged open-top actually make it into production? If it does, will it crack 300 miles on a charge?

News : Geneva 2017 – McLaren 720S stuns the opposition

News : Geneva 2017 – McLaren 720S stuns the opposition

McLaren shocked the Geneva motor show with its new 720S supercar. It is faster, lighter and more efficient than the car it replaces – the already brilliant 650S.

News : Geneva 2017 – Jaguar I-Pace makes European debut

News : Geneva 2017 – Jaguar I-Pace makes European debut

The Jaguar I-Pace makes its European debut in eye-searing Photon Red. It’s set for launch in production form before the end of 2017, priced at £65,000-plus.

News : Geneva 2017 – Honda Civic Type R’s first outing

News : Geneva 2017 – Honda Civic Type R’s first outing

The British-made 316bhp Honda Civic Type R makes its public debut at the Geneva motor show – and the company already thinks it will be the fastest front-wheel drive car at the Nurburgring.

News : Geneva 2017 – Morgan UK 1909 debuts

News : Geneva 2017 – Morgan UK 1909 debuts

Morgan has teamed up with Selfridges to sell this bespoke version of its upcoming EV3 electric three-wheeled sports car.

News : Geneva 2017 – Eadon Green to join UK specialist ranks

News : Geneva 2017 – Eadon Green to join UK specialist ranks

The Eadon Green Black Cuillin is a Geneva surprise. This new grand tourer has been inspired by the 1930s Alfa Romeo 8C 2900, is powered by a 6.0-litre V12, and comes in at an enormous 5.5m in length.

News :  Geneva 2017 – Range Rover Velar first look

News : Geneva 2017 – Range Rover Velar first look

AROnline takes a good look at the new Range Rover Velar at the Geneva Motor Show. It looks good in those early press photos, but how does it stand up to closer scrutiny?

Blog : Welcome to the Velar motor show!

Blog : Welcome to the Velar motor show!

Andrew Elphick visits the 2017 Geneva motor show, and gives us his sideway view on this most prestigious of automotive events. It’s hard to ignore the impact the Velar made.

Blog : Geneva 2017 – Why the Monteverdis made me a bit emotional

Blog : Geneva 2017 – Why the Monteverdis made me a bit emotional

Keith Adams stumbles across a cache of gorgeous Monteverdis in Geneva, and remembers why he loves old cars as much as he does. It felt as if these 1970s icons far too easily showed the way to the moderns…

News : Velar ushers in fourth Range Rover model

News : Velar ushers in fourth Range Rover model

JLR has unveiled teaser images of the the Velar – the fourth model in the Range Rover line-up. A sporting model set to battle the BMW X6, it’s based on the Jaguar F-Pace’s underpinnings.

News : Jaguar unveils new engines in its 2018 models

News : Jaguar unveils new engines in its 2018 models

Jaguar unveils its 2018 model line-up, headed up by a pair of all-new petrol Ingenium engines. There’s also more options, and an increased amount of tech and configurability.

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News : BMH launches Mk1 Mini bodyshells

News : BMH launches Mk1 Mini bodyshells

British Motor Heritage (BMH) has long since been at the forefront of supplying panels for all marks of classic Minis, and complete bodyshells for models from 1976 onwards. What’s been missing until now is a full replacement shell for the Mk1. Mini enthusiasts were given a preview on BMH’s stand at the NEC Classic Motor Show […]

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News : Range Rover reborn – yours for £135k

News : Range Rover reborn – yours for £135k

Jaguar Land Rover Classic has unveiled its latest ‘Reborn’ car. You can now buy fully-restored ‘as new’ Range Rovers from the Solihull factory – for a price.

News : MoT test exemption to be extended to four years?

News : MoT test exemption to be extended to four years?

New government proposals set to shake up the MoT test could see new cars going four years before having their first examination – up from the current three.

Events : Report – InterClassics & TopMobiel Maastricht 2017

Events : Report – InterClassics & TopMobiel Maastricht 2017

AROnline’s first show report for 2017 comes from the beautiful town of Maastricht in the south of the Netherlands. Snowy gales, frosty temperatures and copious amounts of salt on the roads made classic car spotting in the parking areas a rather fruitless game, but inside the nicely heated halls of the Maastricht Convention Center a […]

News : Jaguar F-Type gets mid-life refresh

News : Jaguar F-Type gets mid-life refresh

The Jaguar F-Type gets a package of improvements for 2017, with upgrades to its infotainment system, the addition of a new 400 Sport launch-edition model and a world-first ReRun app which combines vehicle data with GoPro video to enhance the driving experience. Styling gets a subtle tweak – the outgoing model’s double ‘shark gill’ apertures have been replaced by large, powerful […]

News : Record year for Jaguar Land Rover

News : Record year for Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover scored its best ever global sales in 2016, with a total of 583,313 vehicles. This is an increase of 20 per cent over 2015, and almost triple the 2009 figure. Sales in December were up 12 per cent compared to the same month last year, with a huge month in China, which was 36 per cent up – its strongest monthly […]

News : Q&A with MG Concept Designer Ian Webster

News : Q&A with MG Concept Designer Ian Webster

Ian Webster has created this interesting-looking homage to sporting MGs past and future. AROnline spent some time talking to the freelance automotive designer and found out what made him want to show SAIC Motor an alternative vision of the future. How old are you and what do you do for a living – an Engineer or […]