Peugeot 207 GT Turbo
|A turbo version of Peugeot's popular 207 will be available from this November (2006) at the surprisingly low price of just £14,345. The new car is sure to be popular with younger drivers providing that the insurance group of the 207 GT doesn't put it out of their reach.
|The new variant of the 207 should have a 0-60 time of around 7 seconds thanks to its 150bhp 1.6 litre engine, and its chassis benefits from co-operation between BMW and Peugeot so the drive should be good.
|If that's not enough for you, your money also buys you safety features (six airbags are fitted as standard as is electronic stability control), comfort (in the form of climate control plus a glass roof), and style (17" alloy wheels and half leather seats).
|All in all, that sounds like a fantastic value for money package, and we look forward to finding out what kind of insurance group it attracts. If Peugeot can keep that to a reasonable level they have another winner on their hands.
|A new Mini Cooper S will be seen by the public for the first time at the Paris Motor show in September 2006.
|Ford's new Ka is due to arrive in the UK in 2008, and early indications are that it will be a popular new release.
|Toyota are said to be developing mind reading devices for inclusion in future models of their cars, and these will be used to adapt your car's settings according to how you are feeling.
|But don't expect to your Celica, MR2, Avensis or Corolla adjusting itself to your mood any time soon.
|Hyundai have facelifted their popular Coupe once again, and it looks good.
|The 'Korean Ferrari' has changed shape several times in its life and not always to the customer's liking. However, this latest revision, which will be on sale towards the end of 2006 looks great; the lines are leaner and meaner with a relatively agressive look from the front.
|Yet another peformance car built on the Golf platform will be available from early 2007 in the shape of the incredible Audi S3.
|A Californian Company (Tesla Motors) have developed a 100% electric version of the Lotus Elise with input from the Norfolk company. And before sports car enthusiasts switch off, thinking that electric cars are slow and boring, the new car is claimed to have a 0-60 time of about 4 seconds!
|UK Performance specialists Ralliart have released a 366bhp variant of the current Mitsubushi Lancer Evo.
|VW have stepped up the ante in the value for money stakes with their Blue Motion Polo; the new model is capable of over 72mpg and has a C02 rating of 103g/Km.