CAR TALK

 
Ryan Borroff
THE CONTROVERSIAL RANGE ROVER EVOQUE
If the new 2WD Freelander is contentious, it’s nothing on the controversy that surrounds the new Range Rover Evoque. This is the production five-door version, which is making its debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show today. The Evoque will be the smallest, lightest and most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever made when it goes into production in the summer next year. Thanks to its coupé form it will also be the coolest and best looking.

T.25 CITY CAR DEBUTS
Gordon Murray Design’s T.25 city car has made its first on-road debut during the inaugural Brighton to London Future Car Challenge. The lightweight car won both “Most Economic Small Passenger ICE Vehicle” and “Most Economic and Environment Friendly Small Passenger ICE Vehicle” using a conventional petrol engine. It achieved a massive 96mpg, beating competitor vehicles powered by diesel engines.

FIRST PEEK OF ASTON MARTIN’S CYGNET
Aston Martin’s controversial city car is currently making its global debut in Harrods’ Brompton Road window display. It’s the first time the compact, luxurious, two-door Aston has been seen in production guise. The Cygnet can seat four people and can be trimmed to each customer’s individual requirements. It will be at Harrods until Saturday 11 December and production begins next year.