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Jaguar F-Type - First Ride

How much can you tell about a car by sitting in its passenger seat? Not as much as by driving it of course, but the opportunity to take a seat in Jaguar’s new F-Type does provide some early indications of what the most eagerly awaited car of 2013 will be like on the road when it goes on sale this spring.

Rosdhu Queen reigns on sad parade after clouds gather over Gosden's

After the sun king, the deluge. Those privileged to be here for the first day of the meeting will attest that the Knavesmire has rarely, if ever, taken the imprint of a greater thoroughbred than Frankel. Yesterday, however, they experienced an obverse of the sport's glories. Both big races were run in a downpour, while darker clouds still extinguished the dazzling promise of Newfangled.

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Hyundai i30 - First Drive

Hyundai i30 Style Nav Blue Drive

Engine: 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel
Transmission: Six-speed manual (optional six-speed automatic)
Power: 128 PS at 4000 rpm
Torque: 260 Nm at between 1900 and 2750 rpm
Fuel consumption (combined cycle): 74.3 mpg
CO2 emissions: 100 g/km
Top speed: 117 mph
Acceleration (0-62 mph): 10.9 seconds
Price: £20,295

Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost - First Drive

Engine downsizing is now an established trend in the motor industry. Look under the bonnet of a Jaguar XF or a Mercedes CLS and it's quite likely that you will find a 2.2-litre diesel instead of the big six or eight cylinder petrol engine that you'd previously have expected.