• Jeep Wrangler Overland 2019 UK review

    Mildest version of off-roader is drivable and comfortable enough on UK roads but still all about what happens off them
    By quite widely held consensus, this is the most capable and uncompromising mass-produced, dual-purpose off-roader in the world.In fact, the Jeep Wrangler, now four generations old by that name and stretching its roots back even further, to the seminal Willys MB of 1941, probably has a stronger claim to that status than any other SUV. And the latest version h
  • Piech Mark Zero concept leaked ahead of Geneva debut

    News20 Feb, 2019
    Official sketches of the Piech Mark Zero, a new Swiss-built, all-electric concept sports car, have been leaked on social media
  • Tesla safety rating labelled 'implausible' in new report

    EV pioneer's Autopilot system might not have reduced serious accidents by as much as previously statedThe regime for assessing the safety of self-driving car systems is under scrutiny after consultants discovered errors in an analysis of Tesla crashes by a US government agency, which then delayed release of the data for two years in an apparent attempt to divert attention from the issue.
    Quality Control Systems Corp (QCSC) made a deep-dive into data that purported to back up an impressive claim
  • Tesla Autosteer ability to reduce accidents challenged by report

    EV pioneer's Autopilot system might not have reduced serious accidents by as much as previously stated by US road safety agency, according to an investigation into the claims
    The regime for assessing the safety of self-driving car systems is under scrutiny after consultants discovered errors in an analysis of Tesla crashes by a US government agency, which then delayed release of the data for two years in an apparent attempt to divert attention from the issue.
    Quality Control Systems Corp (QCSC)
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  • Driving in Europe after Brexit: everything you need to know

    Tips & advice20 Feb, 2019
    Brexit is set to impact UK motorists driving in EU countries in a number of ways; our guide sets out the changes
  • New 400bhp Audi RS Q4 caught testing ahead of reveal

    Audi's BMW X2 rival is expected to be unveiled in next couple of months, with Geneva debut possibleAudi will bolster its six-strong SUV range with the new Q4 – and the range-topping 400bhp RS version has been spotted testing for the first time.
    The Range Rover Evoque and BMW X2 rival is tipped to be unveiled in the next couple of months, with a Geneva show debut possibly on the cards. 
    The standard version of the machine has previously been spied undergoing cold-weather test
  • Ford Focus Active 1.0 Ecoboost 2019 review

    'SUV-inspired' version of Ford's class-leading hatchback hold broad appeal – with the right engine
    The Focus Active is Ford’s attempt to claw back territory for the conventional hatchback – territory lost to an onslaught of SUVs, including its own mid-sized option, the Kuga.And it might have hit on something, because there are good reasons why you might buy a Focus Active instead of an SUV. Without four-wheel drive, a towering frontal area and beefed-up bodywork, it's respectiv
  • New BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe spotted winter testing

    More practical, four-door 2 Series will arrive later this year with next-generation infotainment technologyThe upcoming BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé has been pictured undergoing winter testing ahead of a planned reveal later this year.
    The four-door liftback version of the 2 Series Coupé can be seen in our latest spy shots with camouflaged bodywork. Aside from revealing the shape of its body, with a raised rear roof section and rear doors, they also pr
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  • BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe spotted winter testing head of launch

    BMW's more practical 2 Series will arrive later this year and come with next-generation infotainment technologyThe upcoming BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has been pictured undergoing winter testing ahead of a planned reveal later this year.
    The more practical liftback version of BMW's 2 Series Coupé can be seen in our latest spy shots with camouflaged bodywork, hinting at how the bodyshape will look with a raised rear roof section and rear doors. They also provide a closer look at the
  • BTCC ace Plato to race Vauxhall Astra in 2019

    Jason Plato
    Double champion has won a record 97 BTCC races – and is aiming for more with Power Maxed Racing this yearBritish Touring Car Championship star Jason Plato will drive a Vauxhall Astra for Power Maxed Racing in the series this year.
    The double champion has claimed a record 97 BTCC race wins during his 21-year career, and won his first title at the wheel of a works Vauxhall Astra Coupe in 2001. Plato, 51, joins PMR after three seasons racing a Team BMR Subaru Levorg.
    The Warwicksh
  • New Skoda Vision iV electric SUV: interior image released

    Skoda's first full EV will be unveiled at the Geneva motor show, and is based on the VW Group's MEB platformSkoda has followed up exterior sketches of its Geneva motor show concept, the electric Vision iV, with a sketch of the interior.
    The coupe-SUV's cabin shows a design that has moved on from current Skoda interiors, with a multi-level dashboard, large free-standing central screen, and minimalist look. 
    The absence of a transmission tunnel in the EV allows "plenty of
  • Icon of icons: Autocar Awards Readers’ Champion - vote now!

    Which car's nameplate transcends all others? We make a case for 17 motoring legends. Now you must pick the winnerWelcome to the 2019 Autocar Readers’ Champion award, where we ask: what’s in a name? 
    Inspired by the arrival of a new Toyota Corolla, it struck us: the Corolla, as the biggest-selling nameplate in the world, is an icon. Now, ‘icon is an overused word’ is itself an overused phrase. But if a nameplate can be iconic, then Corolla’s certainly is. A
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  • McLaren 600LT Spider 2019 review

    Our favourite driver’s car of 2018 is made more desirable still with this new Spider version
    Last year’s running of our annual Britain’s Best Driver’s Car contest produced both the strongest field we’ve yet seen and the first time a McLaren has won it. The superb McLaren 600LT beat the Ferrari 488 Pista into second, and was the cream of a class field in which the Porsche 911 GT3 RS didn’t even make the podium.Night following day in the supercar world mean
  • Aston Martin previews 'son of Valkyrie' hypercar for Geneva reveal

    Aston is expected to reveal its third hypercar, dubbed Project 003, at next month's Geneva motor show, and has released the first imageAston Martin is soon to reveal the new 'son of Valkyrie' hybrid hypercar, and has released the first official image of the new model.
    Although a Geneva motor show debut is yet to be officially confirmed, the release of the image is indicative of an expected unveiling at the show next month.
    It will be the third hypercar to emerge from the British car ma
  • Mercedes-Benz reveals SL Grand Edition

    Set to appear at Geneva, special edition precedes the 2020 launch of an AMG-engineered eighth-generation SLMercedes-Benz has revealed an updated version of the existing SL called the Grand Edition ahead of the planned launch of an all-new eighth-generation model engineered by AMG in 2020.
    Set to make its public debut at the upcoming 2019 Geneva motor show, the SL Grand Edition is planned to go on sale in the UK next month. 
    It will be sold in two versions: the 362bhp turbocharged 3.0-litre
  • Mercedes-Benz ends SLC production with celebratory Final Edition

    Based on AMG Line trim, the end-of-the-line model celebrates 23 years of the innovative two-seat roadsterMercedes-Benz has confirmed that production of the SLC will cease later this year with the announcement that a Final Edition model will arrive in UK showrooms next month.
    To be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva motor show, the last ever SLC will be launched nearly 23 years after the two-seat roadster first made its public premiere, badged as the SLK, ushering in a new folding har
  • First ride: 2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 S prototype

    Most potent A-Class ever proves a capable drifter in an icy first passenger ride ahead of an official launch later this yearIt’s covered in kaleidoscopic plastic wrap camouflage. Inside, it glistens with high definition graphics. A good five months from its planned UK introduction, it is still very much a prototype with cabling and other paraphernalia used to attach data logging and testing equipment scattered throughout its cabin. Whenever I get up close to it I’m joined by a German
  • Audi adds Black Edition and Vorsprung trim packages to its UK range

    News19 Feb, 2019
    The new trim levels add a range of exterior and interior updates, including larger wheels and improved infotainment systems
  • Dacia Sandero Comfort TCe 90 2019 UK review

    New top-spec Sandero remains remarkable for its price, if not its driving experience
    The Dacia Sandero remains Britain’s cheapest car even after a £1000 price hike last year to £6995, but almost nobody buys that UN-spec version. When did you ever see a plain white Sandero with black bumpers?That’s because even those at the very bottom end of the new car buying market are looking for a few creature comforts. The headline-grabber of the latest round of subtle revisions
  • Back to school: racing drivers take their advanced driving test

    Features19 Feb, 2019
    Can up-and-coming racers learn anything about driving on the road from IAM Roadsmart’s instructors? We head to Silverstone to find out..
  • Back to school: racing drivers on the road

    Features19 Feb, 2019
    Can up-and-coming racers learn anything about driving on the road from IAM Roadsmart’s instructors? We head to Silverstone to find out..
  • New 2021 Aston Martin Project 003 hypercar teased

    News20 Feb, 2019
    The Aston Martin Project 003, which could be called Valhalla when it arrives in 2021, has been teased ahead of Geneva
  • Promoted | PEUGEOT 5008 SUV: Space

    PEUGEOT’s large SUV features a highly adaptable interior that offers seven independently adjustable seats or up to 2,150 litres of load volumeIf you’re looking for a large SUV that offers the flexibility of seven seats and lots of easily accessible load space, then the PEUGEOT 5008 SUV could be the answer.
    We loved its rakish design and versatile ergonomics, saying that PEUGEOT deserved to be rewarded for its boldness. “PEUGEOT has broken ranks with its rivals, and shown it bet
  • Opinion: How Honda made bad news even worse

    The proposed closure of Honda's Swindon plant is bad news for its 3500 employees – worse still was how they found outSince the news of Honda’s plans to close its Swindon factory leaked yesterday, two shifts have changed over.
    Two sets of workers have gone home, two more sets have arrived at work. Only today have those on the current shift been sent home to deal with and process this ‘shock’ announcement – which they could've read every detail abo
  • 2019 Ford Focus Estate Review

    After a week spent with the new Ford Focus ST-Line Estate, I find myself wondering if I’ve accidentally stumbled upon the sweet spot of the Focus range.That's because there doesn't appear to be any downside to opting for the wagon, and in ST-Line spec that means you have both spirited performance, excellent handling, and genuine load-lugging capability all in one package.
  • New Citroen concept could be driven without a license

    Ami One’s panels are duplicated, side to side, where possible
    Tiny, low-cost, low-tech, EV concept is designed to be robust for a car-sharing futureCitroën has unveiled a tiny city car concept ahead of its public debut at the Geneva motor show next month.
    The Ami One is a two-seat show car that meets Europe’s quadricycle regulations. That means it’s less than 1.5m wide, has a top speed of 28mph and weighs less than 450kg. As a result, it could in some countries be driven w
  • New Citroen concept could be driven without a licence

    Ami One’s panels are duplicated, side to side, where possible
    Tiny, low-cost, low-tech, EV concept is designed to be robust for a car-sharing futureCitroën has unveiled a tiny city car concept ahead of its public debut at the Geneva motor show next month.
    The Ami One is a two-seat show car that meets Europe’s quadricycle regulations. That means it’s less than 1.5m wide, has a top speed of 28mph and weighs less than 450kg. As a result, it could in some countries be driven w
  • Analysis: Brexit and the UK car industry

    Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Honda, Nissan and others are feeling the strain ahead of 29 March
    Is Brexit already having a damaging effect or will it be the catalyst for a turnaround?The drumbeat of bad news coming from the UK’s car industry in 2019 is becoming deafening.
    Jaguar Land Rover is cutting 4500 jobs, Honda looks to be closing its long-established Swindon plant, Nissan has reversed plans to build the next X-Trail SUV in Sunderland, and Ford will axe up to 1000 jobs at its engine
  • James Ruppert: the fastest-selling used cars on the market

    The top (and least surprising) entry in the rundown of the UK's fastest-selling used cars was the Ford Ka
    The old "first to see will buy" adage rarely rings true. So how long do used cars usually take to sell?I was fascinated to read what the fastest-selling used cars in 2018 were. These figures come courtesy of Indicata, the used vehicle management portal from Autorola UK, which checked out the fastest-selling used cars from the 1.1 million aged between six and 36 months old sold by dealers dur
  • Autocar confidential: Daimler looks to a driverless future, Europe to receive Aiways' budget EV and more

    Nissan is considering the future of sporting sub-brand Nismo, EVs take the priority for now
    Our reporters empty their notebooks to round up this week's gossip from across the automotive industryThis week's selection of snippets from the automotive sphere brings news of Nissan pressing pause on performance, why Chinese brand Aiways thinks it can succeed in Europe, what plans Daimler has made for autonomy and more. 
    Daimler's not in the driver's seat
    Daimler will expand its autonomous vehicle
  • Opinion: why Honda is shutting its Swindon factory

    Honda's Swindon factory has been in operation since 1989
    Falling European sales, the slump in diesel demand, tariff cuts and trade wars all contributed to the firm's decisionThe news that Honda is set to close its Swindon manufacturing plant in 2021 is a major shock, and a huge blow. To the UK car industry. To Swindon. And, most importantly, to the 3500 workers set to lose their jobs – and the thousands of others who work at firms that supply and service it.
    The Japanese firm has been
  • Opinion: why Honda is set to shut its Swindon factory

    Honda's Swindon factory has been in operation since 1989
    Falling European sales, the slump in diesel demand, tariff cuts and trade wars all contributed to the firm's decisionThe news that Honda is set to close its Swindon manufacturing plant by 2022 is a major shock, and a huge blow. To the UK car industry. To Swindon. And, most importantly, to the 3500 workers set to lose their jobs – and the thousands of others who work at firms that supply and service it.
    The Japanese firm has been buil
  • 2019 Ford Focus ST revealed

    The new Ford Focus ST will arrive in the UK this summer, powered by a 280ps 2.3-litre turbocharged petrol or 190ps 2.0-litre diesel engine, and in a choice of five-door hatchback or estate body styles.
  • Audi Q8 receives 335bhp petrol V6

    New petrol V6 will push the Q8 SUV-coupé to a limited top speed of 155mph
    Luxury SUV's engine line-up swells with introduction of 3.0-litre unit and lower-powered version of diesel V6Audi has increased the range of powertrains available in its flagship Q8 luxury SUV. 
    Buyers can now order the BMW X6 rival in 55 TFSI guise, powered by a turbocharged 3.0-litre petrol V6 making 335bhp and 369lb ft. 
    A 0-62mph time of 5.9sec and an electronically limited top speed of 155mph mark an
  • Video: Ferrari 488 Pista vs McLaren 600LT vs Porsche 911 GT3 RS track battle

    Three of the most revered trackday sports cars in the world today go head-to-head-to-head on track, and from 0-100mph-0 on the drag stripThe Ferrari 488 Pista, McLaren 600LT and Porsche 911 GT3 RS are three of the fastest, most exciting and most revered trackday sports cars in the world at the moment.
    All three deliver more than 500bhp and claim to hit 60mph in three seconds or less. Two of the three have a top speed of over 200mph.
    But which is quickest in a straight line, and around a lap of A
  • Honda proposes Swindon factory closure

    Honda's Swindon plant produces 150,000 cars per year
    Japanese manufacturer cites commitment to electrification as reason behind closing plant in 2021, putting 3500 jobs at risk
    Honda UK Manufacturing (HUM) has announced plans for the closure of its production facility in Swindon in the next three years.
    The closure of the Wiltshire plant at the end of the current Honda Civic's lifecycle was disclosed in a plan published by Honda this morning. The firm says it i
  • Honda could announce Swindon factory closure tomorrow

    Reports suggest Honda will announce plans to close plant in 2022, putting 3500 jobs at risk
    Honda is expected to announce that its Swindon production facility will shut in the next three years, according to several news reports.
    The closure of plant, which is the international home of Civic production, could be disclosed in a plan by the Japanese maker as early as tomorrow morning, Sky News suggests. 
    Though yet to be confirmed by Honda itself, the move would be a huge blow for the governme
  • Honda confirms plans to close Swindon factory in 2021

    Honda's Swindon plant produces 150,000 cars per year
    Japanese manufacturer cites commitment to electrification as reason behind closing plant, putting 3500 jobs at risk
    Honda has confirmed the expected closure of its Swindon plant in 2021, due to “unpredecented changes in the global automotive industry”.
    Following widespread reports yesterday of the plant’s closure, the Japanese car maker today announced “the proposal” to close its manufacturing plant at the end of
  • New Citroen AMI ONE concept revives the spirit of the 2CV

    News19 Feb, 2019
    New all-electric two-seater Citroen AMI ONE concept to be officially revealed at Geneva with a 60-mile range
  • Honda to close Swindon factory: 3,500 jobs to go

    News18 Feb, 2019
    Honda will close the UK factory in Swindon where it builds the Honda Civic by 2022, according to reports
  • Honda confirms Swindon factory closure with 3,500 job losses

    News19 Feb, 2019
    Honda sanctions the closure of its UK plant in Swindon, the home of the Honda Civic Hatch, making 3,500 employees jobless by 2021
  • Confirmed: Honda Swindon factory to close with 3,500 jobs lost

    News19 Feb, 2019
    Honda sanctions the closure of its UK plant in Swindon, the home of the Honda Civic Hatch, making 3,500 employees jobless by 2021
  • BMW and Daimler to confirm urban mobility joint venture

    New scheme will merge BMW's DriveNow rental scheme with Daimler's Car2GoCar2Go and DriveNow will be merged to form a new company that will provide an “ecosystem of mobility services”BMW and Daimler are set to finalise arrangements for the establishment of a new joint-owned urban mobility company this week. 
    Reportedly called Jurbey, the venture will be formed by the two car makers merging their short-term rental schemes, Car2Go and DriveNow, in an effort
  • New V6 petrol engine to be added to Volkswagen Touareg range

    News18 Feb, 2019
    The Volkswagen Touareg will be offered with a 335bhp V6 petrol, due to arrive in the middle of 2019
  • Meet the e-Golf’s Biggest Fan

    Features18 Feb, 2019
    We speak to Jonathan Hampson, General Manager for Zipcar UK, who explains why the e-Golf is such a popular choice for him and his members
  • New Ford Focus ST packs 276bhp for 2019

    Most powerful Focus ST yet gets clever, driver-focused tech and a sportier edgeThe new Ford Focus ST will offer “the most responsive and agile Focus ST driving experience ever, on road and track”, according to the car maker, thanks to the model’s new C2 platform. 
    On sale in the summer, this latest Focus ST is offered as a five-door hatch or estate, in petrol or diesel variants, and with a host of new technology derived from halo models such as the Ford GT supercar and the
  • New Ford Focus ST packs 276bhp

    Latest Focus ST is said to be the “most Jekyll and Hyde yet”
    Most powerful Focus ST yet gets clever, driver-focused tech and a sportier edgeThe new Ford Focus ST will offer “the most responsive and agile Focus ST driving experience ever, on road and track”, according to the car maker, thanks to the model’s new C2 platform. 
    On sale in the summer, this latest Focus ST is offered as a five-door hatch or estate, in petrol or diesel variants, and with a host of new
  • Used car buying guide: Mk2 Mazda MX-5

    A cared-for Mk2 will deliver a rewarding drive
    A second-gen Mazda MX-5 is more fun to drive than a Mk3 and you can pick up a runner with an MOT for just £350If the prospect of owning a good Mazda MX-5 Mk1 is fading as prices rise, how about a Mk2 one instead? True, it’s not as pretty and it has an even worse reputation for rust, but as the years roll by, it seems less bland, while a wire brush and lashings of Dinitrol anti-rust proofing should keep the worst of it at bay. 
    If Vo
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4Matic EQ Boost 2019 prototype review

    Facelifted SUV gets mild hybrid engines and revised four-wheel drive system that admirably copes with snowdrifts
    It started out pretty much as planned. We’d headed off early morning and spent the first couple of hours running on a series of snow-strewn roads not far from Arvidsjaur in the northern reaches of Sweden, where Mercedes-Benz carries out the majority of its winter testing activities, typically in sub-zero temperatures.But when the snow that had been dumping down turned to ra
  • Whatever next? The future of motoring

    Modular platforms like Volkswagen's MEB architecture can help to streamline productionThe world around us is changing – and fast. We examine how the challenges and opportunities will change how we make, buy and drive cars, tooThe car industry is a fast mover but it can sometimes be difficult to figure out in which direction it’s heading. 
    EVs looked set to take over the world and to some extent they are, now helped by new UK legislation to ensure there’s enough energy to g

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