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Motoring review: Nissan Juke Nismo really puts the 'S' in this SUV

Price: From £19,995
Engine: 1,618cc, four cylinders, 16 valves, turbo, 200bhp at 6,000rpm
Transmission: Six-speed gearbox, front-wheel drive (4x4 with continuously variable transmission auto optional
Performance: 134mph, 0-62 in 7.8sec, 40.9mpg, CO2 159g/km

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The first teaser photo of the new Jaguar XFR-S

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While popular with tourists, the Cook Islands rarely host senior international figures like Hillary Clinton

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Life usually dawdles in the Cook Islands, a cluster of coral atolls sprinkled across the South Pacific. But with Hillary Clinton due to visit later this month, the place is in a spin.

Honda shows off the new Euro-spec CR-V

Honda reveals today the European version of its new fourth-generation CR-V SUV which will be built at the company's UK plant in Swindon.

Islamists destroy Timbuktu mosque tombs

Islamist militants have destroyed two tombs at the famous 14th-century Djingareyber mosque in Timbuktu, classified by Unesco as a world heritage site, residents said.

Renault launches “shockingly affordable” Dacia budget brand in the UK

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Audi RS 4 Avant - First Drive

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Power: 450PS at 8,250rpm
Torque: 430Nm between 4,000 and 6,000rpm
Fuel consumption (combined cycle): 26.4mpg
CO2 emissions: 249g/km
Top speed: artificially limited to 155mph, option to increase governed top speed to 174mph
Acceleration (0-62 mph): 4.7 seconds
Price: from £54,925

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