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Hyundai develops advanced anti-noise technology

Road noise is something that the motorist hears, writes Iain Robertson, which can be exceptionally distracting, repetitively annoying and ultimately disturbing; a good reason for one carmaker to invest in next step technology to eradicate it.

Idiomatic Ignis (4x4) illustrates Suzuki’s devil-in-the-details

Apart from some obscure Japanese domestic market 4x4s, Ignis’s place in the European sub-compact go-almost-anywhere scene is only contested by the Fiat Panda 4x4, writes Iain Robertson, which it can trump at every juncture.

Mini and Parkrun strike up the perfect partnership

We’re delighted to announce our new partnership with parkrun.

Consumer centric design- insights into the work of the BMW Group design team

Are we there yet?

This is undoubtedly the most frequent question asked in a car, and also the key question that the automobile industry should be asking, said Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design, in his refreshing talk on the issue of consumer centric design at the Unfolded Design and Print Festival at the Gmund Campus in Tegernsee.

Aston Martin’s inbuilt ‘WOW!’ factor continues to inspire

When Great British carmaker Aston Martin announced a £6m twin-car subscription offer, Iain Robertson found it tough to disguise his disbelief, although, with the first reliability trials reaching completion and handovers commencing, it is suspended.

BMW: Respecting human rights in the supply chain

Respect for human rights and compliance with environmental standards are a given for the BMW Group. Sustainability is an important aspect of corporate strategy and plays a vital role in expanding electromobility.

Impressive new Design Centre for Jaguar Cars provides inside peek

Provided with an exclusive ‘behind closed doors’ appreciation of one of our nation’s important car brands, Iain Robertson agrees that the right creative environment is essential to its ongoing development and survival in an increasingly challenging scene.

Star turns Race for Remembrance

The charity that supports the rehabilitation and employment of former military personnel, Mission Motorsport, has announced a star line up in the unique Race of Remembrance at Anglesey circuit this weekend, reports Iain Robertson.

Much revised Renault Captur builds on latest Clio platform

Working to a more evolutionary than revolutionary ethos, reports Iain Robertson, Renault’s highly popular Captur continues its customer captivating process with a raft of satisfying design, engineering and detail changes that go deeper than expected.

Mazda wins Scots’ acclaim overall in its annual SCoTY awards

For the second time in the Scottish Car of The Year awards’ history, reports Iain Robertson, Mazda has been presented with a SCoTY, an accolade it last secured with the Mazda6 in 2002, at a prestigious event held near Edinburgh.

Entry-level XC40 confirms the Sino-Swedish firm’s engineering excellence

Having commenced building its own engines, rather than relying on buying them in, writes Iain Robertson, Volvo risked criticism but none has been forthcoming, mainly because they work so efficiently and avoid architectural complications.

Renault should be pleased; new Clio is a corker!

Growing from a lineage that commenced with the original Renault 5, reports Iain Robertson, the latest Clio can be said to have ‘come of age’ in its latest iteration, which is smaller but bigger, more defined but softer, yet totally right for purpose.

Run-out Jazz extols a simpler, more practical life

For almost 18 years, the entire Honda UK range offering has been supported by one of the best superminis available, writes Iain Robertson, as he recalls the aspects that made it a world-beater, before the all-new hybrid model arrives in 2020.

Rodin Cars; guaranteed to make you think

Always keen to seek out the ‘unusual’ motoring stories, Iain Robertson is astonished by the development of a New Zealand-based car manufacturer in the field of bespoke single-seat racing cars and the FZED is its £650,000 result.

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