• 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS could drop AMG V8 variant

    Four-door will be based on E-Class underpinnings; it'll likely be topped by a straight-six AMG versionA 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS development car has been spotted testing in Europe around 18 months before the model is due to go on sale.
    The future model has been referred to as the CLE, sticking with Mercedes's latest naming structure with the E signifying the car's mechanical and strucural links to the E-Class. But new information suggests it will retain the CLS moniker to signify its lon
  • Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport 2.0 Turbo 4x4 2017 review

    Range-topping Insignia hatchback gets four-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox to go with its conspicuously well-turned styling
    Having sampled the entry-level diesel Insignia Grand Sport, we move straight on to the most expensive petrol-driven version, the 2.0-litre 4x4 Turbo, which is sold exclusively in range-topping Elite Nav trim. With a 2.0-litre petrol engine and eight-speed auto, the model develops 256bhp, but the real windfall is the GKN-developed four-wheel drive syste
  • Zenos saved from administration by AC Cars-led consortium

    Zenos Cars has been bought by a consortium led by AC Cars
    Future Zenos models could be produced alongside AC products; final decision will be made following an analysis of the businessA consortium led by AC Cars, makers of the reborn Cobra, has bought Zenos Cars for an undisclosed sum around two months after it fell into administration.
    AC Cars has acquired all Zenos property, including all intellectual property, and a stock of 10 new models. It will currently
  • Tesla Model S 60 and 60D killed off due to low sales

    Tesla has killed off its cheapest model
    Entry-level electric model has been removed due to lack of demand and to simplify the model's line-upThe 60 and 60D variants of the Tesla Model S have been taken off sale less than a year after they were introduced, due to a lack of demand.
    Sales of the 60, the £66,935 entry-level version of electric four-door hatchback, have been consistently beaten by the 75, which is one step up in the Model S range. Tesla has therefore decided to e
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  • Skoda electric SUV-coupé concept revealed in preview image

    Skoda has released a murky preview image of its upcoming SUV concept, which will be a precursor to its first all-electric model.Skoda is preparing for the launch of an electric SUV-coupé; the Shanghai motor show-bound concept takes design cues from the KodiaqSkoda’s first ever electric model, an SUV-coupé that will be displayed in concept form at the Shanghai motor show, has been shown in a murky preview image.
    The production version will go on sale ahead of the Kodiaq&n
  • McLaren reveals new accessories for 540C, 570S and 570GT

    News24 Mar, 2017
    New carbon-fibre packs, interior tweaks and protective accessories available now for the McLaren Sports Series cars
  • Best new car deals: save £4800 on a Skoda Superb Estate

    You can get a saving of £4795 on a top-spec Skoda Superb estate.
    We pick five of the best deals on this week’s new car market; all deals are valid until 30 MarchBuying a new car is always better when you know you're getting a bargain, but scouring the internet for the best deals can be time-consuming. So Autocar has done the hard work for you and compiled a list of some of the best savings on the new car market.
    We've found combined savings of £23,708 on the five cars featured
  • Opinion: what should have won Car of the Year...

    Peugeot's 3008 is Car of the Year for 2017, but it's not Matt Prior's first choice...
    Peugeot had a good day a few weeks ago. First it bought Vauxhall and Opel – assuming you think them worth having, and I guess Peugeot’s owner, PSA Group, does, given that it has just paid €2.2 billion for them – and then the 3008 became the Car of the Year for 2017.
    The Car of the Year (CotY) shindig is the result of votes from 58 jurors, all senior European motoring hacks (I’m one
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  • Audi SQ7 long-term test review: 1300-mile road trip

    A 1300-mile trip was a breeze, but what about a muddy lane?We’ve been piling on the miles in our Audi SQ7, mostly thanks to a trip to see family in Coburg, Germany.
    It speaks volumes of how much I’d already enjoyed the SQ7 that I was relishing the 1300-mile round trip, and it didn’t disappoint. That monstrous torque, that loping suspension, that high seating position, that refinement, that sound system… they all made big miles seem small, and the other half and I loved e
  • Why you need a used BMW M5 in your life

    The high-pitched howl of this car’s V10 makes the E60 arguably the best-sounding BMW M5 yet produced. Here's what to look for in a used oneIf you can afford the depreciation on a new, mid-spec supermini costing around £16,500, you can afford to run a used, 65,000- mile 2007-reg BMW M5 at the same price.
    Granted, when they come, the M5’s bills will knock you flat on your back but you’ll soon be on your feet, propelled by the desire to re-experience that Formula 1-inspired
  • Skoda EV teased ahead of Shanghai revealNew 2018 Vauxhall Corsa: fresh spy shots and latest detailsNew SEAT Formentor 7-seat SUV confirmed for 2018The first ever hard-top Ford Mustang will be auctioned in MayDS 3 Ines de la Fressange special edition revea

    Bespoke Skoda EV heading to Shanghai Motor Show as CEO confirms the brand's plans for an 'electric shock'
    Spy shots show the new 2018 Vauxhall Corsa out testing for the first time, including new interior pictures
    New 4x4 will sit above the Ateca and is due to arrive late in 2018 with 20V20 concept inspired styling. Could use Formentor name...
    With the serial number 00002, this Ford Mustang is expected to fetch big bucks when it goes under the hammer in Indianapolis
    New special Ines de la Fressa
  • McLaren reveals personalisation parts for Sports Series range

    540C, 570S and 570GT models can now be fitted with parts to customise their car, including carbonfibre accessories and interior trimMcLaren has released a series of parts and accessories for its Sports Series models, the 540C, 570S and 570GT.
    The carbonfibre pieces are designed to protect the cars as well as offer more personalisation options to owners.
    Trim pieces for both the interior and exterior of the models are available, as well as floor mats, car covers and skidplates for the front diffu
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  • Opinion: Track days – why you shouldn’t let rain spoil the fun

    Driving in the rain needn't be scary - even in something as agile as a Toyota GT86
    Driving in the rain can be intimidating, but some would argue it’s one of the best times to venture out on a trackMany of us have been there, jumping out of bed on the morning of a track day, only to be confronted by grey skies and rain. Day ruined.
    Or is it? Driving in the rain needn’t be the intimidating task it first appears to be because, once mastered, it can actually be one of the most enjoy
  • New Ssangyong Rexton to be unveiled at the Seoul motor show

    These sketches reveal the exterior design of the new Ssangyong Rexton
    Codenamed Y400, the large SUV will be Ssangyong’s flagship model and is set to cost less than £30,000 when it goes on saleThe new Ssangyong Rexton will be unveiled at the Seoul motor show later this month.
    Two sketches have been released outlining the exterior and interior design, showing the car draws heavily from the LIV-2 concept shown at the Paris motor show last year.
    Ssangyong says the Rexton’s successo
  • Skoda to reveal electric SUV concept at Shanghai motor show

    Skoda's SUV model plan for China includes two new SUVs ahead of the Kodiaq coupé...
    Skoda's first all-electric car will go on sale around the end of the decade; it's likely to be larger than Volkswagen's ID concept
    The first Skoda electric SUV concept will be unveiled at the Shanghai motor show in April and is targeted to go on sale around the end of the decade.
    A new image revealing Skoda's strategy for China hints the advent of two new SUVs, dubbed 'Model K' and 'Model Q', to come ahead
  • Formula 1: 10 things to look out for during the 2017 season

    This year's Formula 1 cars could be the fastest yet
    Formula 1 returns this weekend in Australia - but what can we expect from the upcoming season?Ahead of the Formula 1 season's opening round in Australia this weekend, we examine the 10 key things to look out for in 2017.
    1. Lewis Hamilton’s quest for a fourth world titleThe British ace felt hard done by at the end of last season. In his mind he’d delivered enough to beat his arch-rival Nico Rosberg, believed he was the better d
  • Geely pulls out of Proton bidding process

    The Proton Satria Neo was first introduced in 2007
    Accusing executives of Proton of indecisiveness in their plans, the Chinese car maker has pulled out of a bidding war with the PSA GroupEmerging Chinese car maker Geely has announced it has pulled out of the bidding process for Proton, accusing executives of the Malaysian car maker of indecisiveness in their plans.
    Geely, which this week announced record own brand sales of 766,000 in 2016, has been in a bidding war with the PSA Group for financi
  • The first ever hard-top Ford Mustang will be auctioned in May

    News23 Mar, 2017
    With the serial number 00002, this Ford Mustang is expected to fetch big bucks when it goes under the hammer in Indianapolis
  • Land Rover Discovery 2.0 SD4 HSE 2017 review

    Does the new, smaller-engined starter Discovery evince the same inimitable charm when driven in the UK?
    Land Rover likes to imagine the Discovery as the ideal conglomerate of its split personality: absorbing just enough of the Range Rover’s prestige to counteract the blunt-force utilitarianism of the dearly departed Defender - with the prospect of seven exceedingly family-friendly seats lobbed in for good measure.In some parts of the world, where the Range Rover symbolises Land Rover to th
  • Bugatti Chiron 2017 review

    We review the Bugatti Chiron, a 1487bhp £2.5m masterpiece that's set to become the world's fastest production car
    The Bugatti Chiron is just a car. That’s the thing to remember. Just a car, like any other: four wheels, some seats and a tank of petrol. It’s just that the Bugatti Chiron happens to be a car that’s able to do…what, exactly? Well, some numbers, if I may. The official figure says the Chiron is able to do 420kph, or 261mph, but that’s misleadin
  • DS 3 Ines de la Fressange special edition revealed

    News23 Mar, 2017
    New special Ines de la Fressange edition of the DS 3 supermini turns up the style ahead of UK release in May
  • Volvo XC40 to get new 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine and hybrid system

    Early shots of Volvo’s upcoming small SUV suggest that its design will stay true to that of the Concept 40.1The 2018 Volvo XC40 will get a new 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine when it is launched in 2018, Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson has hinted.
    Speaking to Autocar at the launch of the London Taxi Company's [LTC] new electric cab - which Volvo has helped develop - Samuelsson said the new three-pot engine would debut in an upcoming CMA-based model, ranking Volvo's&nbs
  • Range Rover 3.0 TDV6 Vogue SE 2017 review

    Land Rover's flagship SUV gains new semi-autonomous safety technology and an even plusher interior
    Let's be honest, there's not a lot about the Range Rover that needs improving. It's still the consummate luxury SUV - a master of all trades that offers those who can afford its expensive price tag a comfortable, spacious and exclusive way to cross countries and continents. Almost explicitly and by design, it's all the car you're likely to need.That said, the current car has not yet been a five-sta
  • 2018 Vauxhall Corsa hatch spotted with revised interior

    Opel development car shows how Vauxhall’s future hatchback will look; larger dimensions suggest it'll have more cabin spaceThe next-generation Vauxhall Corsa will offer more interior space when it arrives in 2018, as well as gaining technology from the new Astra.
    Autocar’s spy photographers have again spotted a five-door Opel Corsa hatchback running on the Continent, showing how the rebadged British model will look.
    The development car’s heavy camouflaging hides small
  • London Taxi Company to build electric taxi and van in £300m Warwickshire plant

    The new plant is the first new vehicle manufacturing plant in Britain for more than a decade, and is also its first dedicated electric vehicle production facilityThe London Taxi Company (LTC) has opened a new £300 million factory in Warwickshire to produce its new range-extender electric black cab, which will go on sale later this year.
    An electric van built on the same platform will also be built at the site, which is the first new vehicle manufacturing plant in Britain for more than
  • Seat confirms large SUV for growing line-up

    An Autocar image of the new model
    Seat's new large SUV will be based on the Skoda Kodiaq; will sit alongside the Ateca and the upcoming Arona in the brand's SUV line-upSeat has confirmed it will add a large SUV to its range in 2018, a new model that will further push the Spanish nameplate up-market.
    Based on the Skoda Kodiaq, the new Seat will have its own sheet-metal and unique interior with both five-seat and seven-seat layouts to attack a market segment above the new Ateca five-seater.
    A name
  • talkRADIO to host show covering Autocar Awards

    Media partner and national radio broadcaster talkRADIO will return once more with a special three-hour show on the Autocar AwardsFollowing a hugely successful talkRADIO Autocar Awards special broadcast in 2016, the national radio station will return once more with a three-hour show covering this year’s Autocar Awards, which take place on 23 May.  
    Hosted at Silverstone, the home of British motorsport, talkRADIO will be on hand to get the latest news, views and opinions from the exclus
  • Land Rover Discovery 3.0 TD6 HSE Luxury 2017 review

    Superbly comfy, practical and versatile, with much greater luxury and class than you might expect, the Discovery puts the utility back into the large SUV
    The top-of-the-range diesel version of the new Land Rover Discovery '5', soon to be seen displayed up on ramps and at improbable and eye-catching angles outside various Land Rover dealerships near you.Powered by a 254bhp 3.0-litre turbodiesel V6 and coming with an impressive list of standard equipment that includes LED headlights, a 14-speaker
  • Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff on the new rules, Hamilton and the sport's future

    As the new Formula 1 season gets under way in Australia this weekend, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff tells us about his hopes for the 2017 season and beyondToto Wolff is grabbing a sandwich downstairs when we arrive for a chat in his refreshingly unpretentious office in the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 team offices at Brackley, just down the road from Silverstone.
    Wolff’s previous appointment has overrun, which is understandable. In these important days leading up to the season’s f
  • Lewis Hamilton: "I'm still driving at my best"

    We hear the three-time Formula 1 champ's thoughts of the new regulations, his new team-mate and Nico Rosberg's retirementAhead of this weekend's season opening Formula 1 round in Australia, we catch up with three-time champ Lewis Hamilton to see what he makes of the championship changes.
    What’s your opinion of the technical rule changes for 2017?
    “You can definitely feel there’s more downforce this year – we’re flat out through turn three at Barcelona &nda
  • Lewis Hamilton:

    We hear the three-time Formula 1 champ's thoughts on the new regulations, his new team-mate and Nico Rosberg's retirement
    Ahead of this weekend's season opening Formula 1 round in Australia, we catch up with three-time champ Lewis Hamilton to gauge his chances for the title.
    What’s your opinion of the technical rule changes for 2017?
    “You can definitely feel there’s more downforce this year – we’re flat out through turn three at Barcelona – and you can push th
  • Formula 1 - the new technical regulations in pictures

    New car regulations for the 2017 season will make the cars around 5sec a lap faster - but what exactly has changed?The technical changes to this year's Formula 1 regulations are drastic - so much so that cars are expected to be around 5sec a lap quicker than last year.
    But what exactly has changed? We run through the differences.
    The points refer to the image above them.
    1. Front wings are now 1800mm wide, up from 1650mm, and the nose is 20mm longer. However, the endplates are the same
  • F1 2017: What the racing will be like according to the experts

    We ask Renault racer Jolyon Palmer and engineer Bob Bell, plus three pundits, what 2017's new regulations will be likeWe speak to a driver, engineer and three expert pundits to gauge how F1's new regulations will affect the racing.
    Renault Sport F1 driver Jolyon Palmer on the differences from behind the wheel:
    1. Higher speeds
    “The biggest change is the speed we can carry into highspeed corners. At Barcelona [during testing] there are corners where we had to lift off the thr
  • Throwback Thursday: 1994 Bugatti EB110 GT road test

    Ahead of us driving the new Chiron next week, we revisit our first experience in a modern Bugatti, when we drove the EB110 GT on 16 March 1994Autocar is driving the new Bugatti Chiron super-hyper-megacar next week. Suffice to say, we’re rather excited.
    That name alone is so evocative before you even look at its styling or read any of its mind-boggling statistics.
    Here’s a little background. Ettore Bugatti, an Italian engineer from a well-to-do family, formed the company in 1909
  • 'Recovering VW should still be more open on mpg'The global car manufacturing wage gap: what do car factory workers earn?Rugged Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer seen in new spy shots Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer spied - picturesThree-seat McLaren BP23

    Deputy editor John McIlroy thinks it's about time Volkswagen published real-world economy figures
    Our exclusive investigation shows how salaries vary wildly in the world’s top car-making nations
    Jacked up version of Vauxhall's new Insignia Sports Tourer estate to rival the Skoda Octavia Scout when it arrives later this year
    New McLaren hypercar will take inspiration from the iconic F1, and will feature a hybrid powertrain when it arrived in 2019
    New electrified, range-extending London bla

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