• Lamborghini Huracan 2019 facelift to bring power boost

    Lamborghini will launch a revised Huracán and Huracán Spyder next year, with tweaked styling and more power from the V10 on the cardsLamborghini is set to follow up the range-topping Huracán Performante with a raft of revisions for the entire model range, likely to debut early next year. 
    The Ferrari 488 rival has been on sale since 2014 with only minor changes to the base coupé and Spyder convertible variants. A more extensive update programme is planned for the
  • PSA Group "ready" for massive EV expansion across its brands

    The DS 7 Crossback will soon offer a plug-in hybrid powertrain
    There will be a plug-in hybrid or electric version of every Citroën, DS, Peugeot and Vauxhall launched from next year onwardsThe PSA Group is predicting tenfold growth in global sales of plug-in cars to around 10 million units by 2025 and promises that by then every one of its models will be offered as either a plug-in hybrid or electric car.
    This encompasses those from the Citroën, DS, Peugeot and
  • Emergency vehicles could go electric and autonomous

    News21 Sep, 2018
    Health body says organisations should choose low-emission vehicles, while Motorola files patent for self-driving police cars-cum-courtroom
  • Next-gen Renault Captur caught testing before 2019 release

    Renault's ever-popular crossover will follow an all-new Clio, sharing its sibling's design and advanced technologyRenault is readying a replacement for its ever-popular Captur, and new spy shots give a glimpse of the upcoming crossover's design for the first time. 
    The Nissan Juke and Peugeot 2008 rival is due to arrive in the middle of next year, a few months after its platform-sharing supermini sibling: the fifth-generation Clio. Despite the extensive disguise of this test mule, we c
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  • State of local roads top motorists’ concerns

    News21 Sep, 2018
    Condition of local roads rated most significant issue for drivers, as motoring organisation calls for “sustained long-term investment”
  • Jaguar I-Pace

    It looks the part, promises 0-60mph in 4.5sec, has a near-300 mile range, and is among the first luxury EVs to arrive from an established brand. Can the I-Pace topple Tesla?Could this week’s road test subject be the most significant new car to leave the halls of a British manufacturer since the McLaren F1?Don’t bet against it. For one thing, it is remarkable that the Jaguar I-Pace – not just a new Jaguar but a new breed of Jaguar, remember – was conceived in a mere four
  • Matt Prior: are shooting brakes the next industry mega-trend?

    Merc CLA Shooting Brake: the shape of things to come?
    This week, Matt Prior discusses how some manufacturers are particularly good at spotting trends...The most successful car firms are those that can spot trends far into the future and start making cars ready to catch them. See: Nissan. 
    There are those who raised eyebrows towards Nissan when it abandoned making cars like the Almera and Primera – smooth-riding, reliable, trustworthy, boring family cars like everybody else was making,
  • Buy them before we do: second-hand picks for 21 September

    Early GT-Rs’ values have sunk steadily, to the point where today they look like quite a lot of car for the cash
    Fancy a used Nissan GT-R for under £36,000? These are the top bargain buys we've spotted for saleWhen the Nissan GT-R was first released to a waiting public in 2008, one of the things that took man people aback was the price.
    The successor to the Skyline GT-R was expected to cost something similar to that car’s £54,000-odd. Instead, it was £65,000 –
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  • Dependence on cars reaches six-year high

    News21 Sep, 2018
    Reliance on cars increases for first time since 2012, with majority of drivers say better public transport would encourage them off the road
  • Audi A6 2018 UK review

    Does the combination of a creamy V6 diesel and Audi's trademark church-like tranquility translate effectively onto Britain's broken roads?
    We’ve previously driven the fifth-generation, C8-type Audi A6 and so know about its mild-hybrid powertrains, A8-aping bodywork and divisive infotainment system. A full road test will also follow, so the examination is far from over.But this is the first time we’ve had one on British highways and in right-hand-drive specification. It’s theref
  • A fifth of drivers say speed bumps have damaged their cars

    News21 Sep, 2018
    One in five UK motorists have damaged their car on speed bumps, with councils paying out £35,000 in compensation between 2015 and 2017
  • Koenigsegg Regera: customers to get development car drive in November

    Buyers of the Koenigsegg Regera will get to experience the car in November, four years after it was revealed
    Koenigsegg boss Christian von Koenigsegg has confirmed that customers awaiting a Regera will be offered an experience in a development car in the coming months, ahead of deliveries commencing. 
    The Regera was first revealed at the 2014 Geneva motor show and is expected to be delivered to customers next year - five years after its initial announcement.
    Currently, the manufac
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  • MINI Clubman - Your Cars (sponsored)

    Sponsored21 Sep, 2018
    After a few weeks with a Clubman, Claire Riley finds she’s falling for the family-friendly MINI
  • Red Bull: ‘2.2 seconds and we smashed Ferrari’

    What really goes on during a Formula 1 pitstop? Red Bull Racing invited us into the garage to have a lookJumping from long-haul economy flight to long-haul economy flight, via an all-nighter repairing a car damaged in practice in Azerbaijan, Bahrain, or could be anywhere given the inside of a garage never changes from week to week, the life of a Formula 1 mechanic is an unheralded one with little to no glamour.
    So it was with a great deal of interest – and privilege – that we went th
  • ‘2.2 seconds and we smashed Ferrari’

    What really goes on during a Formula 1 pitstop? Red Bull Racing invited us into the garage to have a lookJumping from long-haul economy flight to long-haul economy flight, via an all-nighter repairing a car damaged in practice in Azerbaijan, Bahrain, or could be anywhere given the inside of a garage never changes from week to week, the life of a Formula 1 mechanic is an unheralded one with little to no glamour.
    So it was with a great deal of interest – and privilege – that we went th
  • Toyota Gazoo trademarks suggest hot 'GR' Yaris and GT86

    Toyota's GR HV concept was based on the current-generation GT86
    European trademarks have been filed that point to expansion of Gazoo Racing sporting sub-brandToyota’s Gazoo Racing sub-brand is set to expand with the names of the first GR-badged variants of the GT86 and Yaris being trademarked across Europe. 
    If the trademarks signify production performance variants, the limited-run Yaris GRMN will be followed by a more mainstream hot hatch offering tweaked by Gazoo Racing, a
  • Peugeot 508 2018 UK review

    Stylish new Peugeot 508 tested on UK roads for the first time. Is it good enough to lure buyers away from premium-badged rivals?
    Well, it’s not a compact crossover or an SUV (shock, horror), and it isn’t a dinky little supermini, either. No, this rakish new Peugeot 508 is, in fact, a large saloon (remember those?) and this is the first time we’ve been able to have a go in one on UK roads.Of course, we’ve driven the 508 before. That was on its international launch in Franc
  • Aston Martin confirms mid-engined ‘Project 003’ hypercar for 2021

    News20 Sep, 2018
    The Project 003 will be the third Aston hypercar, and will slot in beneath the Valkyrie as a McLaren Senna rival
  • PSA Group to offer electrified version of every Citroen, DS, Peugeot and Vauxhall model

    The DS 7 Crossback offers a plug-in hybrid powertrain
    Electric or hybrid versions of every model are due, including 15 vehicles launching in next two yearsThe PSA Group has confirmed that it will offer an electrified version of every new model developed by its five brands – Citroën, DS, Peugeot, Opel and Vauxhall – from 2019 onwards.
    The French company will offer a fully electric or hybrid version of each new model, with 15 new electrified machines
  • Opinion: the Peugeot e-Legend concept is the acceptable face of autonomous driving

    The Peugeot e-Legend and the 504 coupe
    The French manufacturer's beautiful, retro-inspired e-Legend is unlikely to make it to production, which is a real shameI’m afraid I have to be the bearer of bad news: Peugeot has no plans to make a production version of the utterly stunning, 504 coupé-inspired e-Legend Concept – although the firm’s design chief Gilles Vidal admitted to us that he’d “love to”. I’d love the company to, as well. I suspect you w
  • Aston Martin announces share price prior to stock exchange flotation

    The British manufacturer's initial public offering gives it an estimated market value of between £4.02bn and £5.07bnFollowing confirmation of its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange, Aston Martin has revealed the price range of its share portfolio. 
    Prior to the British car maker publishing its full price range prospectus, Aston has revealed a price of between £17.50 and £22.50 per ordinary share. With 56,775,792 shares on offer for sale, equalling 2
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class C200 AMG Line Estate 2018 review

    We've tested the mild hybrid C-Class estate on UK roads for the first time. Is it enough to tempt buyers away from the better-selling diesels in the range, though?
    You’ll have heard the term 48-volt hybrid a lot lately, as manufacturers put the technology into mass-market models for reduced running costs and a bit of extra power.Merc's version, badged EQ Boost on this C200, is essentially a 17bhp electric-motor-cum-belt-driven-alternator which can give progress a little nudge whe
  • Byton eyes Europe by 2020

    Byton’s first model will be the K-Byte saloon, based on this conceptNew Chinese EV maker set to launch £35,000 model in its home market next yearChinese electric start-up Byton has recently secured £385 million in funding to help it take on established players such as Tesla.
    The company’s chief vehicle engineer is Irishman David Twohig, who formerly worked for the Renault-Nissan Alliance and won the Mundy Award for Engineering at this year’s Autocar Awards for his w
  • Peugeot e-Legend concept unveiled

    Bonnet air intake - While not needed for cooling, the ventilation intake is styled after the 504 coupe
    The model will have its public debut at the Paris motor show in October, 50 years after the French firm launched the popular coupe version of the 504Peugeot has unveiled the e-Legend Concept, a electric sports car with advanced autonomous features styled on the 504 coupe – which has been created to prove that cars in the future can be exciting.
    The e-Legend will have its public debut at t
  • Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo van is latest MEB family member

    Van's 341-mile range is the largest in the ID family, thanks to a larger battery pack; full autonomy is claimedVolkswagen has extended its ID family into the world of commercial vehicles with the ID Buzz Cargo, a van concept based on the ID Buzz microbus concept. 
    The ID Buzz Cargo has the longest range of any of the ID family, at 341 miles, with a larger battery pack providing the extra. A roof-mounted solar panel can also provide an extra nine miles of range.
    Volkswagen’s ID Pilot f
  • New Mazda6 Review

    Another year, another round of worthwhile changes to the rightly well-regarded Mazda6.Some are more subtle than others - there's a new grille, for instance, and a new interior with some seriously premium materials - while the big news is the arrival of a new 2.5-litre petrol engine with cylinder deactivation.
  • New 2019 Mercedes-AMG Project ONE production model teased

    News19 Sep, 2018
    The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE will be the closest thing to a Formula 1 car for the road, and it's undergoing testing ahead of a 2019 release
  • Peugeot e-LEGEND concept brings 504 Coupe into the modern world

    News20 Sep, 2018
    The Peugeot e-LEGEND concept, which blends retro with the future, is set to star at the 2018 Paris Motor Show
  • Mazda CX-3 2.0 Sport Nav+ 2018 review

    The Mazda CX-3 is still not the truly engaging compact crossover keen drivers were hoping for, but this revised version gets closer than any of its rivals
    A revised take on the supermini-sized, sort-of SUV, one that Mazda hopes will put some distance between the CX-3 and a constantly expanding field of competitors.When it arrived in 2015, this competent crossover was something of a jack of all trades. It looked the part, drove well and was fairly economical, but didn’t really excel in
  • Abarth 124 GT: hard top sports car costs £33,625

    A coupé Abarth 124 isn’t happening, but the 124 gets a carbonfibre removable hard top and exclusive partsAbarth has announced that the 124 GT will be priced from £33,625, with only 50 units heading for UK roads.
    The brand revealed its lightened version of its 124 sports car called the GT at the Geneva motor show. 
    The 124 GT gets a removable hard-top roof made of carbonfibre and weighing 16kg. It's lined on the inside, although it has to
  • New 2019 BMW 3 Series previewed ahead of official reveal

    The reveal campaign begins: BMW has released the first preview of its crucial new 3 Series, due in the UK next yearThe upcoming BMW 3 Series has been officially shown by BMW in a new image released ahead of its official launch in 2019.
    BMW's first preview of the car shows the outline of the 3 Series under a sheet, with the car's distinctive daytime running lights highlighting extra details. The image first surfaced on BMW forums, but the brand confirmed that the preview is genuine. 
    The upc
  • Buyer found for classic car firm JD Classics

    After falling into administration following legal battles between former management and previous business associates, JD Classics has a new ownerJD Classics, one of the country’s most prolific classic car firms that last week went into administration, has been bought by Woodham Mortimer - a company specialising in the restoration, racing and selling of classic cars.
    AM Online reports that the deal, struck by administrators Alvarez & Marsal Europe, has been reached, with all 6
  • ‘PSA’s premium push is already paying off’

    Opinion19 Sep, 2018
    Peugeot Citroen's plan to delve into the premium market with its DS brand seems to be paying off, says Steve Fowler...
  • Only 3 stars for the Suzuki Jimny in the latest Euro NCAP results

    News19 Sep, 2018
    Average rating for Suzuki's small SUV in latest safety tests, but Audi A6 and VW Touareg achieve excellent 5-star scores
  • Lexus ES revealed as driver-focused £35,150 GS replacement

    Seventh-generation ES is first to enter Europe, with design and handling tailored for that marketLexus will replace its low-selling GS with the new ES, which costs almost £1000 less than the previous entry-level GS at £35,150. 
    The ES made its world debut in Beijing before going on sale in Britain from January 2019. Orders open in October for UK customers, although pre-orders are being accepted.
    Three specs are available on the new-to-Britain ES - the entry-level, ES-badged car,
  • Suzuki Jimny’s 'underwhelming' safety systems earn three stars in Euro NCAP tests

    The Japanese manufacturer's new baby SUV achieved only three stars out of five in safety tests; Audi’s A6 and VW’s Touareg got a full five
    The new Suzuki Jimny has scored three stars out of five in the Euro NCAP 2018 crash test rating - the lowest score recorded under new 2018 regulations. 
    The Jimny’s scores – 73% for adult occupants, 84% for child occupants, 52% for protecting vulnerable road users and 50% for safety assistance systems translate to a
  • Nissan reveals Navara Dark Sky Concept in Germany

    Brand teamed up with the European Space Agency to create the perfect car-trailer combo to view the night skyNissan has revealed the Navara Dark Sky Concept - a highly modified version of its Navara pick-up designed to transport astronomers to remote locations to observe the night sky. 
    The car gets Nissan’s semi-autonomous Propilot system, as well as enhanced blind spot warnings and around view monitors to aid the car when towing, taking into account the additional length of a special
  • Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept turns pick-up into mobile observatory

    News19 Sep, 2018
    Dark Sky Concept adds a telescope to double cab pick-up for remote observation of the stars
  • Peugeot coupé concept to be revealed tomorrow

    The 504-like car, which draws styling cues from the Instinct concept, has been two years in the makingPeugeot will show a concept coupé tomorrow ahead of an official appearance at next month's Paris motor show, and it has been previewed in a series of images and clips released by the brand.
    No details have been given about the car’s powertrain, but some degree of electrification is expected, given the switch to electric mobility across the industry and the concept’s forwa
  • Revealing the tech secrets of the Volkswagen Arteon (sponsored)

    Sponsored19 Sep, 2018
    The Volkswagen Arteon incorporates some of the very latest technology, making driving safer, easier and more fun
  • A new kind of executive fastback: the Volkswagen Arteon (sponsored)

    Sponsored19 Sep, 2018
    The Arteon sets pulses racing with its striking looks and engaging driving experience
  • Renault EZ-PRO concept van previews future delivery tech

    News19 Sep, 2018
    Renault’s urban delivery design study features an autonomous lead vehicle that's followed by robotic 'pods'
  • UK-built cars 'to cost £2700 more in EU' with no-deal Brexit

    The Castle Bromwich factory where the Jaguar XE is built is moving to a three-day week
    The SMMT claims a no-deal Brexit would hurt car production and jobs, with tariffs pushing up the cost of UK-built cars for buyers in the EUThe average cost of a UK-built car imported to the EU would increase by an average of £2700 as a result of new tariffs caused by a no-deal Brexit, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
    The SMMT, the UK automotive industry body and a
  • Autocar magazine 19 September - on sale now

    The new Mercedes-Benz SL shapes up, Audi E-tron revealed, Britain's cheapest car driven, and the verdict on the Toyota SupraBig news this week - we've got all the insider details on the next Mercedes-Benz SL - there's change coming...
    We've also got everything you need to know about the DS 3 Crossback - France's answer to the Volvo XC40. There's a shakeup happening at Ford's European division, while Audi's just revealed the E-tron electric SUV. 
    That's not all - there have been reveals from
  • Video: Toyota Supra 2019 review | Cayman rival prototype driven

    Toyota SupraWe're among the first outside Toyota to get behind the wheel of a Supra in pre-production form. Here's what it was like
    The wait is (nearly) over for car enthusiasts around the world, as the hotly anticipated new Toyota Supra nears its launch. We're among the first outside Toyota to get behind the wheel of one in pre-production form, in our latest video.
    The new sports car has been developed in conjunction with BMW's new Z4, featuring a turbocharged straight-six engine, rear-wheel dr
  • Toyota Supra 2019 video review | Cayman rival prototype driven

    Toyota SupraWe're among the first outside Toyota to get behind the wheel of a Supra in pre-production form. Here's what it was like
    The wait is (nearly) over for car enthusiasts around the world, as the hotly anticipated new Toyota Supra nears its launch. We're among the first outside Toyota to get behind the wheel of one in pre-production form, in our latest video.
    The new sports car has been developed in conjunction with BMW's new Z4, featuring a turbocharged straight-six engine, rear-wheel dr
  • Toyota Supra 2019 prototype review

    Long-awaited sports coupé is driven at last, but leaves us with as many questions as answers
    It’s still dazzle-camouflaged outside and carpeted like they’ve skinned Sweep the puppet and draped him over the switchgear inside, it’s still eight months away from production and it’s still very much in prototype form. I’m accompanied by a minder whenever I go near it and they’ll barely tell me a single flipping statistic about it.Because the numbers don&rsquo
  • Revolution Racecars to launch new track-only model

    New British manufacturer founded by ex-Radical boss, with the finished car set to be shown next monthRevolution Racecars, a new British maker headed by the co-founder of Radical Sportscars, will be launching a lightweight, track-only model later this year. 
    Called ‘The Revolution’, the two-seater is described as “an all-new track and race car conceived, designed, developed and built by racers for racers”. It will bring LMP (Le Mans Prototype) technology and safe
  • Aston Martin announces DB4 Zagato continuation, new DBS Zagato model

    Models celebrate Zagato’s centenary, and will only be sold as a pairAston Martin has announced another continuation, with the DB4 GT Zagato confirmed for a 19-unit revival to mark Zagato’s 100-year anniversary in 2019. 
    In addition, the same number of DBS GT Zagatos will be produced, but the two models will only be available to buy as a package – at a cost of £6 million for the set, before tax.
    The modern car has not yet been revealed, but a preview sketch released b
  • BMW Z4 quicker than M2 around the Nurburgring

    Renewed roadster is quicker around the infamous circuit than its more hardcore sibling; specs have now been revealedThe new BMW Z4 is 3secs faster than the M2 around the Nordschleife, according to Z4 product manager Andreas Ederer.
    Despite not being a fully-fledged M model, the top-of-the range Z4 M40i has beaten the M2’s time at the Nordschliefe during testing with a lap time below 8min, he said.
    “The benchmark target during development was the driving dynamics of the M240i. Bu

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