Can Fiat's classic 500 retain its charm as an MPV?
James Harding, the incoming Director of News at the BBC, has admitted his discomfort at the lack of women broadcasters on the BBC's bulletins and has promised to address the issue as a priority.
Two new variants have been added to the range
This alternative to mainstream small cars will stand out from the crowd
Ferrari, once the highest-spending team in Formula 1, have called for cost controls to ensure that the way in which the sport is run reflects the world's economic situation.
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Out on the road, the new 300C is smooth, quick and quiet
A spectacular last-kilometre crash in the Giro d'Italia yesterday left Mark Cavendish to finish the stage battered and bleeding. Race leader Taylor Phinney crossed the line in an ambulance.
A new Enzo Ferrari birthplace museum opened this week in Modena in Italy. The Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari stands on the site of the house in which Ferrari was born in 1898, and celebrates not only his long life and many achievements, but also the remarkable central role of his home town in the development of the Italian motor industry.
Fernando Alonso has warned that Ferrari must "improve a lot" if they are to mount a serious bid for the 2012 Formula One world titles.
In its latest reinvention, its third – all the cartoon aspects of the previous VW have been replaced
It may have a bewilidering family tree, but the new Ypsilon is still a likeable little car
Chris Reitz has left his role at a major manufacturer to help develop a hydrogen fuel-cell car.
Two old friends of ours were back in Italy over the New Year. We hadn't seen them for years. A married couple, both brilliant designers, they are typical examples of how Italy wastes its native talent.
The Vitaphone Maserati duo of Michael Bartels and Andrea Bertolini claimed the first ever GT1 world championship yesterday afternoon by finishing ahead of the Young Driver Aston Martin pair of Darren Turner and Tomas Enge.
Top speed: 108mph 0-62mph 11 seconds
CO2 emissions: 95g/km
Best for: Economy twinned with enjoyment
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