CAR TALK

VW’S ONE-SEATER VISION
The future of commuting according to VW is travelling in cars that only seat one, as most daily commuters travel alone. Volkswagen’s unusual looking NILS concept is a single-seat EV which has two glass wing doors and free-standing wheels. It’s small – at just over 3m long and 1.2 metres tall – and has a 40 mile range and a top speed of 80mph.

LAND ROVER DC100
This is Land Rover’s DC100 concept which could yet become the next Defender. Land Rover says this dramatic reworking of the original iconic design has been created to test customer reaction to a possible new look for the next generation SUV, which is planned for production in 2015. If Land Rover fans are as resistant to change as they usually are then reception will be mixed.

FIAT PANDA PREVIEW
Fiat has released images of its new Panda ahead of its launch at the Frankfurt motor show this month. This latest version of Fiat’s extremely successful city car has a softer, rounder shape and is only slightly bigger than its predecessor. The car will come with a range of frugal engine options including two versions of its award-winning two-cylinder TwinAir engine.

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