• Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport vs Cupra Leon 300 - pictures

    Pictures of Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport vs Cupra Leon 300
  • Used car hero: Revisiting the E39 BMW M5

    Used car hero: Revisiting the E39 BMW M5
    "For the avoidance of doubt, some 23 years after it was first introduced, you still don’t need a faster family saloon"
    At this year's Autocar Awards, the V8 super saloon stood out as a used car market gem that enthusiasts still lust after todayHeavens above, the M5 is awful. It’s not especially fast, it’s certainly not fun to drive and it’s not much to look at. Relentless, drab and morose, it just goes on for mile after mile with barely a likeable facet or redeeming featu
  • Up and Atom: The Ariel innovators behind Britain's Best Driver's Car

    Up and Atom: The Ariel innovators behind Britain's Best Driver's Car
    Atom remained top of the tree in this year's BBDC
    Ariel's devastatingly effective driver’s cars continue to punch above their weight. We visit the factory following success at the 2021 Autocar AwardsWith back-to-back victories at Autocar’s Britain’s Best Driver’s Car contests and a five-star road test verdict to its name, the Ariel Atom 4 is a car that punches above its weight. But so is the company that makes it.
    You’d be forgiven for driving straight past Ariel&rs
  • Tackling the North East 250 in the five-star Porsche Taycan

    Tackling the North East 250 in the five-star Porsche Taycan
    Landscapes in this part of the world are as breathtaking as the Taycan’s acceleration
    The first battery-electric car to earn coveted full marks in the demanding Autocar road test verdict exudes driver appeal, refinement and raw paceWhen I did a windswept, storm-wracked drive around Scotland’s rugged North Coast 500 in a Porsche Boxster T last January, I finished with the casual suggestion that the next time was likely to be in an EV. Which was the original plan here: to retrace steps
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  • New 2021 Lexus NX: firm's first plug-in hybrid brings 302bhp

    New 2021 Lexus NX: firm's first plug-in hybrid brings 302bhp
    PHEV SUV will join a traditional hybrid when the secod-gen NX hits the UK later this yearLexus has ushered in the second-generation version of its NX crossover, which has gained a 302bhp plug-in hybrid option along with a bold new cabin design and evolved exterior styling.
    The latest iteration of Lexus’s best-selling model in Europe arrives shortly after the brand’s announcement that it will ramp up its electrification efforts with 10 new hybrid, PHEV and pure-electric models by 2025
  • New 2021 Lexus NX arrives with firm’s first plug-in hybrid drivetrain - pictures

    Pictures of the new Lexus NX
  • Driving Dystopia: German Automakers Keep Reimagining Vehicle ‘Ownership’

    Driving Dystopia: German Automakers Keep Reimagining Vehicle ‘Ownership’
    Volkswagen recently announced that it plans on making massive amounts of money by introducing more vehicles with over-the-air updates (OTAs), many of which will be able to store and transfer personal profiles so that users can effectively just rent their vehicles for eternity. Additionally, VW has suggested future models will have ability to lock features (that […]
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  • Opinion: The Ford Maverick Makes Me Shrug

    Opinion: The Ford Maverick Makes Me Shrug
    The word of the week has been Maverick. The 2022 Ford Maverick has gotten plenty of coverage on this site and elsewhere, plenty of buzz on Twitter, and every auto journalist I know, self included, has strained to find the best joke referencing either Top Gun or a ’90s Western comedy starring Mel Gibson and James Garner […]
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  • Return of the Apple Car: Almost There or Vaporware?

    Return of the Apple Car: Almost There or Vaporware?
    After years of restarting and then killing its electric vehicle program, Apple has again signaled that it’s once again serious about developing something for your driveway. Ulrich Kranz, former Canoo CEO and brains behind the BMW i-cars, has reportedly been picked up by the company for its automotive team. Apple has yet to verify the hire […]
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  • Does the 2022 Honda Civic Represent the Last of a Kind?

    Does the 2022 Honda Civic Represent the Last of a Kind?
    We reported yesterday that the 2022 Honda Civic hatchback will offer customers a manual transmission. Could it be the last Civic that does so? Or, at least, the last non-performance Civic (Si, Type-R) that offers a stick? After all, the Honda dropped the manual from the Accord sedan this year after much talk about keeping […]
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  • New 2022 Maserati Granturismo: all-electric GT previewed

    New 2022 Maserati Granturismo: all-electric GT previewed
    Italian brand’s first fully electric model shows off new look in first official shotsMaserati has released the first official images of its landmark first electric car: the second-generation Granturismo coupé.
    The purposely obstructive angles and heavy camouflage give little away, but we can see that it retains the sleek silhouette of its predecessor, and - notably - its name. It looks to bear a resemblance to the long-awaited Alfieri concept, which was previewed as long ago as 2016
  • Scotland could host Extreme E round to replace South America

    Scotland could host Extreme E round to replace South America
    Western Isles touted as potential venue for off-road EV series following calendar shuffleScotland could host a round of the Extreme E championship, after the electric off-road racing series announced it would postpone visits to South America because of the ongoing coronavirus situation.
    The series was due to hold its Amazon X Prix in the Brazilian state of Pará in October before heading further south to the Glacier X Prix in Patagonia, Argentina, in December, but this
  • Rare Rides: Luxurious and Stylish, a Peugeot 504 Cabriolet From 1975

    Rare Rides: Luxurious and Stylish, a Peugeot 504 Cabriolet From 1975
    Rare Rides featured the no-nonsense sedan version of the 504 some time ago, an example which was the same model year as today’s cabriolet. But while the sedan 504 was targeted to the no-nonsense family car buyer, the cabriolet was considerably more upmarket. Come along as we learn some more about the most exciting version […]
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  • Buying a £1000 Saab from a hidden car collection

    Buying a £1000 Saab from a hidden car collection
    The hunt for a summer soft-top led our man to discover one car fanatic's retro haulI bought a car the other day. Okay, I know that’s not exactly an earth-shattering revelation, particularly in a place like this, but the process reminded me of a used car adage about ‘buying the seller rather than buying the car’.
    You know the sort of thing: you turn up at an immaculately kept house with an impeccably manicured lawn to find a kindly and honest vendor who just wants the car to go
  • McLaren Racing announces plans to enter Extreme E in 2022

    McLaren Racing has confirmed it will enter Extreme E next year, pitching itself against the likes of Cupra, Andretti Autosport and the two-for-one combo of Lotus and JBXE Racing.
    The British team is already invested in electrified motorsport, as it has supplied battery packs and drivetrains for FIA Formula E racers since the discipline was established in 2014, using a modified version of the electric technology found in the McLaren P1 hypercar.SEE MORE Extreme E 2021: full preview and race guide
  • Audi updates line-up for 2022 with new tech and trim features

    Audi has introduced a host of updates for its model line-up, just in time for the 2022 plate change. With the exception of the recently launched Q4 e-tron and the e-tron GT, as well as the A8 limousine, all of the brand’s models get some cosmetic tweaks and technology updates.
    Amazon Alexa is now supported on every Audi model except the Q2, TT and R8. The update adds a host of new voice commands, grants access to music and audiobooks from Amazon and allows owners to control smart home func
  • QOTD: What’s Your Spec?

    QOTD: What’s Your Spec?
    Yesterday you saw our new feature, The Right Spec, which exists to replace Ace of Base. As a reminder of how it works, Matthew (or anyone who pens one in his absence) will take a popular model (and/or one recently reviewed here) and tell you how he thinks you should spec it. As I edited his piece, […]
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  • McLaren Racing confirms Extreme E entry for 2022

    McLaren Racing confirms Extreme E entry for 2022
    British firm to field entry in new all-electric off-roading series as part of new "sustainability mission"Leading Formula 1 team McLaren Racing will enter a team in the electric Extreme E off-road championship from next year.
    The British firm is one of the most storied in F1 history, having scored 182 grand prix victories and 12 drivers’ championships since entering the sport in 1966. It also expanded into the Indycar Series last season with the US-based Arrow McLaren SP squ
  • Opinion: Why the Volkswagen Multivan means so much to so many

    Opinion: Why the Volkswagen Multivan means so much to so many
    Volkswagen's passenger-carrying vans have fans all over the world. Will the new one satisfy all of them?The Ferrari SF90 Stradale, Mk8 Volkswagen Golf, new Land Rover Defender and Aston Martin DBX are among the cars that we've been most excited about over the past couple of years.
    The launch of each was hyped up for months in advance, read by thousands of readers on the Autocar website and - without exaggerating - had a real cross-industry effect.
    But yesterday came an unveiling with a slightly
  • Apple hires BMW i3 developer for revived electric car project

    Apple hires BMW i3 developer for revived electric car project
    Ulrich Kranz, who oversaw launch of BMW's i EV division and co-founded Canoo, heads to CaliforniaApple has hired Ulrich Kranz, former BMW vice-president and co-founder of EV start-up Canoo, to work on its revived project to develop an electric car.
    First reported by Bloomberg and since confirmed to several publications by Apple, Kranz's appointment follows a flurry of activity from the company's recently reinvigorated Project Titan programme.
    Most recently, it was reported that Apple was cl
  • New Volkswagen T-Cross Black Edition 2021 review

    Verdict
    Black Edition trim is a useful update to the T-Cross line-up, adding some additional styling touches for not much extra. It’s a solid small SUV with some good tech – although we wish more of it was standard. However, we can’t fault the excellent powertrain when it comes to refinement and performance, while flexibility, practicality and efficiency are sound, too.
    To keep its T-Cross compact SUV feeling fresh in an incredibly crowded class, Volkswagen has updated the rang
  • New Volkswagen T-Cross Black Edition 2021 review - pictures

    Pictures of the new Volkswagen T-Cross Black Edition. Photographer: Pete Gibson
  • Audi E-tron S

    Audi E-tron S
    Audi’s electric crossover is out to make waves with asymmetrical, three-motor driveThe electric car is taking some time to win over a car-buying general public that remains as sceptical about it in some quarters as it is evangelical in others – but as the technology develops, it is making headway.We’re now seeing them as effective, reasonably priced, full-sized family cars; as desirable superminis and compact crossovers; and as luxury saloons. And while plenty have for quite a
  • Buy them before we do: second-hand picks for 11 June

    Buy them before we do: second-hand picks for 11 June
    Here we’ve gathered five ICE engines in the cars that made them famous, staring with the VW Corrado VR6In Autocar’s recent tribute to the internal combustion engine (5 May), some of our writers named their favourite engines of all time. Here we’ve gathered five of those engines in the cars that made them famous, starting with the Volkswagen Corrado VR6.
    “Its narrow-angle vee allowed this big-chested sophisticate to fit under the workaday bonnet of a Golf or that wedgy sli
  • Skoda Enyaq iV 60 Suite 2021 UK review

    Skoda Enyaq iV 60 Suite 2021 UK review
    Entry-level electric SUV still promises good range and athletic performance. Does it deliver?
    The Enyaq is Skoda’s take on the Volkswagen ID 4, a crossover battery-electric vehicle (BEV) based on the VW Group’s MEB electric platform, with batteries beneath the floor and, until a four-wheel-drive version arrives, a motor at the back.Let’s deal with the numbers first, because this is a BEV so they end up dominating the description. The Enyaq is 4.65m long and 1.88m wide but
  • Opinion: Back in the WRC at age 91?

    Opinion: Back in the WRC at age 91?
    Safari is now shorter than Zasada recalls but still very tough
    1966 European rally champ is returning to top-tier action in KenyaSardinia was a blast, but next it’s on to probably the most anticipated rally of them all: the Safari. For a while, the World Rally Championship’s visit to Africa seemed in doubt, but now it’s going ahead from 24-27 June, with 58 crews entered.
    The one we will be looking out for is #36, a Ford Fiesta Rally3. Its driver is Sobieslaw Zasada, who will sm
  • Matt Prior: Airships are back in the news - it's about time

    Matt Prior: Airships are back in the news - it's about time
    HAV reckons its Airlander will get you places cars can’t
    Our man is a big fan of airships even if they do get sniffy if someone nearby flaps their armsI’m a big fan of airships. A Zeppelin NT LZ N07-101, better known as The Goodyear Blimp, was the subject for last year’s Autocar Christmas road test, and it was joyful. There’s a terrific museum in Friedrichshafen, Germany, dedicated to early Zeppelins and their ilk, and the luxury they offered was palpable. So it's great t
  • Matt Prior: Airships are back in the news, and it's about time

    Matt Prior: Airships are back in the news, and it's about time
    HAV reckons its Airlander will get you places cars can’t
    Our man is a big fan of airships even if they do get sniffy if someone nearby flaps their armsI’m a big fan of airships. A Zeppelin NT LZ N07-101, better known as The Goodyear Blimp, was the subject for last year’s Autocar Christmas road test, and it was joyful. There’s a terrific museum in Friedrichshafen, Germany, dedicated to early Zeppelins and their ilk, and the luxury they offered was palpable. So it's great t
  • BMW set for Le Mans return in 2023 with LMDh racer

    BMW set for Le Mans return in 2023 with LMDh racer
    Munich firm set to join Acura, Audi, Ferrari, Peugeot Porsche and Toyota with 2023 endurance racing campaignBMW will make a return to the Le Mans 24 Hours and top-level sports car racing in the new LMDh prototype class in 2023.
    The Munich took victory at Le Mans with the V12 LMR prototype in 1999, and has been contemplating a return. The move was confirmed by BMW M boss Markus Flasch with a post on Instagram showing an image of that car captioned ‘We are back, Daytona 2023.’ No furth
  • Toyota Wants to Expand GR Performance Arm

    Toyota Wants to Expand GR Performance Arm
    Toyota is reportedly taking the performance aspects of its brand, which some of our readers might recall has been a little spotty, very seriously and has begun making plans to broaden the horizons of the Gazoo Racing (GR). The sub-brand, which seems to be gradually supplanting Toyota Racing Development (TRD), has introduced a slew of […]
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  • Save the Manuals: 2022 Honda Civic Hatch Will Have Three Pedals

    Save the Manuals: 2022 Honda Civic Hatch Will Have Three Pedals
    Honda has sent us a teaser pic of the 2022 Honda Civic hatchback, seen above, but buried in a press release that’s mostly filled with the usual P.R. spin is this nugget: “An available, fun-to-drive 6-speed manual transmission.” Yep, the stick ain’t totally dead yet. The release is light on specs — full details won’t be […]
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  • Ford CEO Already Sees Maverick as Successful, Suggests Variants

    Ford CEO Already Sees Maverick as Successful, Suggests Variants
    Ford CEO Jim Farley was interviewed in a New York Times article apparently devoted to praising him and the company. It was reminiscent of those segments on Good Morning America where they have healthy cooking tips sponsored by the American Egg Board and — surprise, surprise — end up recommending people incorporate eggs into meals. But it […]
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  • Mission Motorsport breaks EV endurance record with two Renault Zoes

    Mission Motorsport breaks EV endurance record with two Renault Zoes
    Motor racing charity managed 424.7 miles on a single charge, smashing the previous record, at Thruxton race circuitA standard Renault Zoe has travelled almost 425 miles on a single charge, smashing the previous record of 351 miles, also achieved in a Zoe in 2018. The record-breaking Zoe, an E-Tech R135 EV 50 GT Line, covered precisely 424.7 miles at Thruxton race circuit in a hypermile efficiency drive lasting almost 25 hours and at an average speed of 19mph.
    It was accompanied by an identical m
  • The Right Spec: 2021 Dodge Challenger

    The Right Spec: 2021 Dodge Challenger
    Long-time readers of this site (thanks, both of you) will recall the Ace of Base series of posts, natterings in which we ruminated on the state of a particular model and its entry-level trim. Thanks to a myriad of reasons, we’re morphing this concept into a new product for your eyeballs called The Right Spec. […]
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  • New 2022 Volkswagen Multivan: Caravelle successor gets PHEV

    New 2022 Volkswagen Multivan: Caravelle successor gets PHEV
    Volkswagen reinvents its van-shaped MPV with new platform, bold new design and innovative cabinThe new Volkswagen Multivan has been revealed, marking one of the most significant reinventions for the company's largest MPV in its 71-year history.
    Volkswagen has ditched the Caravelle name to reflect the MPV's comprehensive reinvention and the fact that it no longer shares its underpinnings with the Transporter commercial van. It is effectively now a standalone model, with t
  • New 2021 Volkswagen T7 Multivan replaces Caravelle - pictures

    Pictures of the new Volkswagen T7 Multivan
  • Rare Rides: The 1990 Chrysler LeBaron GTC Turbo Convertible, Variable Driving Excitement (Part II)

    Rare Rides: The 1990 Chrysler LeBaron GTC Turbo Convertible, Variable Driving Excitement (Part II)
    In our last installment of the Chrysler LeBaron story, we covered the model’s inception via a coachbuilder in Detroit, and its development from a trim into its own model line. Today we cover LeBaron’s last stand. J-body LeBarons were offered from 1987 through 1993 as coupes, and 1995 as convertibles. The new generation was a […]
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  • 2022 Ford Maverick vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: Compare Trucks

    2022 Ford Maverick vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: Compare Trucks
    The 2022 Ford Maverick and 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz resurrect a small truck segment that had been dormant for more than a decade. Both of these crossover-based vehicles give shoppers an open bed and a more adventurous edge than compact crossover SUVs that fill roads like construction zones in summertime. Despite their similarities—seating for...
  • 2022 BMW X3, X4 small SUVs updated with more tech, more torque, modest price increases

    2022 BMW X3, X4 small SUVs updated with more tech, more torque, modest price increases
    The 2022 BMW X3 compact crossover and related X4 compact crossover coupe wear a fresh interior with updated technology and a mild-hybrid powertrain that modestly boosts torque on inline-6 variants, BMW announced Tuesday. Of course, these enhancements come with a price increase that ranges from $200 to $1,200. Redesigned for the 2018 model year...
  • Maverick and Santa Cruz compared, 2022 Corvette tweaked, 2022 Jaguar I-Pace updated: What's New @ The Car Connection

    Maverick and Santa Cruz compared, 2022 Corvette tweaked, 2022 Jaguar I-Pace updated: What's New @ The Car Connection
    2022 Ford Maverick vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: Compare Trucks The 2022 Ford Maverick and 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz small pickup trucks give shoppers an open bed and a more adventurous edge than compact crossover SUVs. 2022 BMW X3, X4 small SUVs updated with more tech, more torque, modest price increases The 2022 BMW X3 and X4 add torque, revised...
  • What Car? launches Electric Car Charging Survey

    What Car? launches Electric Car Charging Survey
    Information will be used to rate public charging providers, helping drivers pick the best ones to useWhat Car? has launched a survey to find the best and worst places to charge electrified vehicles in the UK.
    The information from the survey will be used by What Car? to rate public charging companies, which in turn will help consumers pick the best ones with which to charge their cars.
    Take the What Car? Electric Car Charging Survey here 
    Questions include how often drivers us
  • Alpina XD3 gains updated styling and more torque for 2021

    Alpina XD3 gains updated styling and more torque for 2021
    Performance firm's take on BMW X3 starts from £67,950; is capable of 0-62mph in 4.9sec, top speed of 158mphA 2021 model update will give the Alpina XD3 updated styling, extra torque and improved handling, with prices starting from £67,950.
    The German performance firm says the XD3 will offer “excellent longitudinal and lateral dynamics without sacrificing any driving comfort”, aided by its sports suspension and revised sports steering. 
    The company’s P
  • LEC launches affordable EV conversion for classic Mini - pictures

    Pictures of LEC launches affordable EV conversion for classic Mini
  • LEC launches affordable EV conversion for classic Mini

    London Electric Cars (LEC) has launched a new electric conversion kit for the original Mini, which it says is one of the more affordable electrified classics on the market. Prices start from £25,000, excluding the cost of the donor car and relevant taxes, which makes it look relatively affordable compared with other players in the electrified classic car sector.
    LEC’s conversion for the Mini uses a compact 20kWh battery pack, which keeps the cost low but slashes the car’s range
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport vs Cupra Leon 300

    How do you define a hot hatchback? Should it be a practical, sensible family car that can roll up its sleeves and deliver a surprise punch? Or should it be a race car for the road that just happens to have five doors and a big boot? Or is there a space in between?
    The Volkswagen Group has always veered towards the former theory, but that doesn’t mean it can’t change tactics. Here we’re testing two of its latest challengers, the Cupra Leon and the VW Golf GTI Clubsport.SEE MORE
  • Abt gives Audi RS6 Avant 800bhp for sub-3.0sec 0-62mph time

    Abt gives Audi RS6 Avant 800bhp for sub-3.0sec 0-62mph time
    German tuning company celebrates its 125th anniversary with limited-edition super-estateGerman motorsport and tuning company Abt Sportsline has produced an Audi RS6 Avant with 800bhp and a 2.9sec 0-62mph time. 
    The Johann Abt Signature Edition produces 722lb ft of torque and can reach 124mph in just 9.79sec. Only 64 examples will be produced, all of which are spoken for already. 
    It celebrates the life and work of Johann Abt, the blacksmith and hill-climbing racer w
  • New 2021 Volkswagen T7 Multivan replaces Caravelle

    There's a sharp look and new name for Volkswagen's biggest van-based MPV, because the VW T7 Multivan has been revealed as the replacement for the T6 Caravelle. As with the Caravelle, the Multivan is the people-carrying derivative of VW's medium-sized Transporter van, but it's been brought bang up to date, with a tech-packed interior and new running gear, including plug-in hybrid drive.
    On the outside, the new Multivan has styling that falls somewhere between the Golf and VW's range of ID electri
  • 2022 Honda Insight

    2022 Honda Insight
    What kind of car is the 2022 Honda Insight? What does it compare to? The 2022 Honda Insight hybrid sedan hits the sort of sweet spot we’ve come to expect from Honda in its most refined versions of the Civic sedan—only with EPA combined ratings of up to 52 mpg, it’s far more frugal than any current offering in the Civic lineup. It...
  • Volkswagen Project Trinity: interior is key for 2026 EV flagship

    Volkswagen Project Trinity: interior is key for 2026 EV flagship
    Heavy emphasis on autonomous tech has prompted VW to design model from the inside outVolkswagen’s high-tech Project Trinity EV is the first car the firm has "developed from the inside out", with an emphasis on interior design, because of its focus on offering autonomous driving systems, according to company bosses.
    The production car resulting from Project Trinity is due in 2026 and is set to take the form of a sleek four-door saloon. It will be one of the first models built on the Volkswa
  • Volkswagen Project Trinity: interior is key focus for 2026 EV flagship

    Volkswagen Project Trinity: interior is key focus for 2026 EV flagship
    Heavy emphasis on autonomous tech has prompted VW to design its forthcoming flagship model from the inside outVolkswagen’s high-tech Project Trinity EV is the first car the firm has "developed from the inside out", with an emphasis on interior design, because of its focus on offering autonomous driving systems, according to company bosses.
    The production car resulting from Project Trinity is due in 2026 and is set to take the form of a sleek four-door saloon. It will be one of the first mo