CAR TALK

 
Ryan Borroff
GIRLS ARE DEFINITELY ALLOWED IN CUSTOM RENAULT TWINGO
As part of a marketing initiative to promote Renault's new Twingo, Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud has created this Twingo with her own bespoke interior. A recording studio, coffee machine, clothes, hair dryer and a make-up counter have all been incorporated into the one-off city car. Thought-provoking stuff.

LEXUS CONCEPT TO BE UNVEILED IN DETROIT
Lexus has released some teaser images of the new LF-LC sports coupe it will unveil at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit next week. The “clean sheet” futuristic-looking four-seater concept was created at Lexus’s Californian design studio and word is Lexus is considering building it.

LISTEN OUT FOR FAKE ENGINE SOUNDS FROM KIA
If you're travelling in Korea keep an eye out for the Kia Ray EV. Funny-looking it may be, but the car is significant because it’s fitted with a virtual sound system which broadcasts the sounds of a conventional petrol-engine to warn pedestrians of the car’s presence, the first time such tech has been fitted on a production EV.