Hyundai launches new global luxury brand, ‘Genesis’

Hyundai Motor has announced an all-new global luxury brand – Genesis – that will deliver ‘human-centered’ luxury through a range of new models that feature the highest standards of performance, design and innovation. Created for a new generation of discerni...

New Audi S8 plus is the fastest in history

(Relaxnews) – Technicians have taken Audi’s flagship executive sedan and managed to coax an extra 84bhp out of its already potent V8 engine. The results are remarkable. The S8 plus is a car that can carry five in absolute luxury even at speeds of up to 189mph and one capable of...

Mapping the future of the self-driving car

(Relaxnews) – As Daimler, Audi and BMW move to acquire Nokia’s Here mapping division, TomTom and Bosch have revealed that they’re now working together to develop ultra-accurate maps and the specifications that will enable autonomous cars to read them. Digital maps,...

Audi makes a clean fuel breakthrough

(Relaxnews) – German carmaker Audi has started producing its first quantities of e-benzin, a synthetic fuel that can be used like traditional petrol but without the harmful sulphur or hydrocarbon emissions. While a host of automotive experts have declared electricity as the...

The Nissan Maxima lives up to its four-door sportscar maxim

(Relaxnews) – The latest-generation Maxima sedan bests BMW, Acura and Audi to set the fastest lap time around California’s Buttonwillow Raceway racetrack in tests overseen by AMCI Testin. Nissan is going to extraordinary lengths to underline its new car’s...

Audi’s smarter way to own a car

“Audi on demand” is an app-based concierge service set to go live this week in San Francisco that gives users the chance to book the use of any car in the company’s current range for up to a month. The system, which will see anything from an A4 sedan to the latest R8 supercar...

Audi confirms electric SUV plans

(Relaxnews) – During its annual press conference at its company headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany on Tuesday, the premium automobile manufacturer underlined its aim to offer 60 different models before the end of the decade and its determination to take on both the Range...

Kia’s sporting ambitions for Geneva

(Relaxnews) – At the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the Korean car company will be unveiling a new GT model line that it hopes will add a little more heat to its current Cee’d range. Kia has taken its time in entering the hot hatchback market and its first genuine attempt,...

The Prologue: the shape of Audis to come

(Relaxnews) – Audi has a reputation for pulling out all the stops to create a proper show car for each major automotive show and the Prologue Concept, which is the star of the company’s stand at this year’s LA Auto Show, is no exception. The Prologue is an...

Racing on autopilot: Audi takes a driverless car to the track

Audi is planning to race a driverless car around the Hockenheim circuit as part of the DTM German Touring Car Championship. However, the car that takes to the 4.57km track and negotiates its 17 turns won’t be some souped-up, track-focused race car. It will be the company’s...
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