• Limited Ford Ranger Black Edition pick-up truck revealedDrivers in London to face rise in fines New 2018 Bentley Flying Spur spied for the first timeNew Renault Twingo Iconic Special Edition added to rangeKia introduces £2,000 scrappage scheme Renault an

    The Ford Ranger pick-up truck gets a dark makeover, and it's coming to Frankfurt later this month
    Londoners could face a near 25 per cent increase in penalty charge notices under plans to improve road safety and cut congestion
    Bentley's next Flying Spur limousine will get fresh looks and tech from the new Continental GT
    New range topping Iconic Special Edition version of the Renault Twingo city car adds extra tech and unique styling tweaks
    A flat fee of £2,000 is offered on any car older
  • Opinion: Audi's new headlights are good enough to play a movie

    Innovative digital matrix lighting on E-tron Sportback may do an uncanny impression of a cinema projector, but it gets truly clever on the motorwayA €4000 (£3430) pair of headlights might not seem the most enticing option on the extras list to tick when specifying your Audi E-tron Sportback, but a demonstration of the new digital matrix units in action shows real innovation in a crucial yet often overlooked area. 
    Whereas to now headlights have evolved generally to
  • Audi E-tron Sportback gains huge efficiency over E-tron

    Four-wheel-drive range-topper has 355bhp and 414lb ft
    Improved aerodynamics and rear-wheel drive contribute to extended 278-mile rangeAudi has revealed its second bespoke electric vehicle, the E-tron Sportback, which already has a raft of technical improvements over its E-tron sibling launched last year. 
    The coupe is the same weight, length and height as the E-tron and from the B-Pillar forward is identical. The lower part of the rear door, bumper and rear lights are also the same, while t
  • 302bhp Mini JCW GP unveiled in LA

    New bodywork signals GP's intent. Cabin has only two seats
    The John Cooper Works GP is the hottest Mini yet, doing 0-62mph in just 5.2secMini’s fastest road-going model yet, the John Cooper Works GP, has been revealed at the Los Angeles motor show ahead of UK deliveries starting in March 2020.
    With 302bhp and 332lb ft from a 2.0-litre turbo petrol motor – significantly exceeding the output of the same unit in the 228bhp John Cooper Works (JCW) model – the GP is capable of 0-62m
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  • Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Elite Nav 2019 review

    Being the first mainstream Vauxhall developed under PSA ownership, the latest Corsa supermini is all-new
    Seldom does Autocar give plaudits at the start of an appraisal, but in the case of the new Vauxhall Corsa, we can make an exception.When the PSA Group (owner of Peugeot, Citroën and DS) bought Opel-Vauxhall from General Motors (GM) for £1.9 billion back in 2017, the fifth-generation Corsa was already on the cusp of validation testing after years of development. In enginee
  • New Skoda Citigo-e iV to cost from £16,955 in UK

    Skoda's first electric car due to go on sale in December with 164-mile range and 81bhp motorSkoda's first pure electric car, the Citigo-e iV, will cost £16,955 after government grants when it goes on sale in the UK next month.
    Effectively Skoda's updated version of the Volkswagen e-Up, the new city car comes with headline figures of 81bhp and a range of up to 164 miles under the WLTP testing protocol. 
    Order books for the Citigo-e iV will open on 10 December, with the c
  • New 302bhp MINI John Cooper Works GP launched at LA Motor Show

    News19 Nov, 2019
    The fire-breathing MINI John Cooper Works GP hot hatch has been unveiled, sporting a lairy body kit, an enormous rear wing and 302bhp
  • Seat e-Scooter could be sold in UK

    Seat's e-Scooter and e-Kickscooter
    Spanish firm's first electric motorcycle will go on sale in Spain in 2020 and might come to Britain later onSeat has expanded into two-wheeled transport with the reveal of its new e-Scooter – and the electric motorcycle is tipped to be sold in the UK.
    The new machine, based on a design by Spanish electric bike firm Silence, was unveiled at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona along with an e-Kickscooter concept. Seat has established a new busin
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  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti 210 Q4 2019 review

    Mild facelift for Alfa's engaging SUV targets perceived quality with cabin overhaul and greater focus on technology
    This is the latest version of Alfa Romeo’s strong-selling Stelvio, which can already claim to be one of the more dynamic SUVs on sale today. It has been largely responsible for turning around the marque’s recent fortunes, alongside the Giulia compact saloon, but Alfa itself admits there’s still room for improvement in what is a fiercely competitive category. 
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce 280 2019 review

    Interior upgrades aim to help sweet-handling saloon keep up with its fast-evolving rivals
    As one half of a two-pronged return to form, alongside the Stelvio SUV, the Giulia has helped re-establish Alfa Romeo as a purveyor of fine driving cars. But it hasn't been the sales success the brand was hoping for, losing out to rivals that may not be more dynamic but are certainly better equipped.That an improved infotainment system was the first bullet point on the press material for this face
  • James Ruppert: The stats say the used market is thriving - but we already knew

    Buy a nearly new Mini and you could save a cool £5500
    AA Cars' new survey reveals 74% of recently bought vehicles are used ones. No wonder when there's so much choiceDrivers are now three times as likely to buy a used car over a new model.’ I think we get told this every year, when in fact this section of Autocar reminds you every single week that the thinking car buyer always takes the used option.
    In this case, the non-revelation comes from a survey by AA Cars. Anyway, as our jumpi
  • Under the skin: Why H2O is key for a healthy engine

    Cooling down your motor with water injections increases power and combustion efficiency, as well as minimising harmful oxidesOne of the many technologies that’s still on the back burner but could contribute to lower fuel consumption and emissions while squeezing a tad more power from petrol engines is water injection. It stirred up a lot of interest back in 2016 when BMW introduced it on the fabulously excessive M4 GTS, but its use in recent years has been confined mainly to more extreme m
  • The future of Jaguar Land Rover, according to CEO Ralf Speth

    Speth has done much to establish Warwick University's National Automotive Innovation Centre, the Bhattacharyya Building. Within its portals, the future of mobility is being created.
    The British firm hasn't had the smoothest of rides lately, but Speth is optimistic that the future looks brightRalf Speth likes talking about the future. It’s no surprise, given the challenges he has faced in the recent past. It can’t be much fun for Jaguar Land Rover’s CEO to keep raking over the a
  • Autocar confidential: Ferrari's merch search, VW's ID commitment and more

    Our reporters empty their notebooks to round up a week in gossip from across the automotive industryIn this week's round-up of automotive gossip, we talk T-shirts with Ferrari, find out why Volkswagen feels "obligated" to reinvent old icons, chat hybrids with Toyota and more.
    Ferrari to a T
    The oft-made assertion that Ferrari makes more money selling branded hats and T-shirts than cars is “completely untrue”, according to a spokesman for the brand. Ferrari gets only a
  • Pininfarina Battista: how Formula E is readying buyers for 1900bhp EV

    We join the 1900bhp electric hypercar's preview programme, which puts would-be owners behind the wheel of a Formula E race carWhen was the last time you failed to wrap your head around an unbelievable performance statistic? Or, have you become so accustomed to reading silly numbers that it’s now rare for anything to make you stop and think? Personally, not since discovering that the McLaren F1 could hit 60mph in 3.2sec – a surreal time recorded by this magazine in 1994 – h
  • New BMW i4: Tesla Model 3 rival to produce 523bhp

    BMW i4
    German firm claims 4 Series-based EV, due in 2021, will be a true performance saloonBMW has confirmed that its forthcoming i4 electric saloon will produce 523bhp, with the Tesla Model 3 featuring a top speed of around 125mph. 
    The new model, due to go into production in 2021 following the forthcoming iX3, will be the German firm’s first electric saloon. Along with the regular 4 Series, the new EV was previewed with the bold 4 Series Gran Coupe concept a
  • Bloodhound LSR reaches 628mph as testing concludes

    Bloodhound LSR
    British machine will now focus on development and fund-raising ahead of land speed record bid in 2020 or 2021The Bloodhound LSR reached a new top speed of 628mph as it wrapped up testing in South Africa ahead of a planned assault on the land speed record in around a year.
    The British machine, driven by current land speed record holder Andy Green, has completed a series of test runs of increasing speed on a specially prepared track on the Hakskeen Pan over the past month. Powered b
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E electrifies the pony car

    Leave the name – Mustang Mach-E – to one side for a moment, as this is clearly going to be one hell of a car. For a start, it’s electric, the first of 14 electrified Fords launching between now and the end of 2020. None of this mild-hybrid stop-gap nonsense; it’s fully electric, with an […]
  • Used car buying guide: Subaru Legacy 3.0R

    2.0R: As a more economical alternative to the 3.0R, it's worth checking out
    The understated yet potent Subaru Legacy 3.0R Spec B is the quintessential Q-car – and it also makes a great used buyThe Subaru Impreza gets all the attention, but in the mid-noughties more mature enthusiasts, put off by that model’s hard-charging image, might have been tempted by the larger Legacy 3.0R Spec B, in saloon and estate forms, instead.
    It was launched in 2004 but here we’re interested in the
  • Mitsubishi Mirage given revamped look and tech for 2020

    Mitsubishi Mirage
    Japanese city car is redesigned inside and out but will retain its 1.2-litre petrol engine for UK saleThe Mitsubishi Mirage has been updated for 2020 with a refreshed look and new interior tech, although it's set to retain its current engine.
    The revamped version of the Hyundai i10 rival has been revealed ahead of its public debut at the Thailand motor show in Bangkok and is due to go on sale in the UK early next year.
    The Mirage has been given an exterior styling revamp t
  • Ford could expand Mustang line-up further in future

    The famous pony badge has been applied to an electric SUV - and could be used elsewhere in the futureFord is considering launching further new Mustang-badged models in the future – raising the possibility of the muscle car nameplate effectively becoming a performance sub-brand.
    The long-running name and pony badge logo is being used on the new Mustang Mach-E electric SUV, Ford’s first bespoke EV. It will be the first time in the 55-year history of the Mustang that the name has been a
  • Opinion: Why Ford has gambled on calling its electric SUV a Mustang

    The Mustang badge brings upmarket appeal to the brand, but success will ultimately depend on the carOn a recent trip to the United States, I met a Mustang-owning Texan who didn’t much like electric cars, but “I hear there’s an electric Mustang coming, so maybe I’ll like that.”
    I fear he may be disappointed by the new Mustang Mach-E: there’s a big difference between an electric Mustang and an electric SUV ‘inspired’ by the muscle car.
    Still, the Mus
  • Opinion: Why Ford has gambled on calling its electric EV a Mustang

    The Mustang badge brings upmarket appeal to the brand, but success will ultimately depend on the carOn a recent trip to the United States, I met a Mustang-owning Texan who didn’t much like electric cars, but “I hear there’s an electric Mustang coming, so maybe I’ll like that.”
    I fear he may be disappointed by the new Mustang Mach-E: there’s a big difference between an electric Mustang and an electric SUV ‘inspired’ by the muscle car.
    Still, the Mus
  • First ride: 2020 Ford Mustang Mach-E prototype

    We ride shotgun in Ford's debut electric car to find out if it does more than share a name with the most famous pony car in the worldIt is fair to say that there was considerable debate as to whether to call Ford’s first full EV a Mustang.
    Actually, I understand there was something closer to a massive punch up over the issue, figuratively if not literally speaking. And you can see why: here is a high and heavy five door electric SUV. And they choose this as the first Mustang to depart from
  • Electric Ford Mustang Mach-E is Tesla Model Y rival

    The Mustang Mach-E's styling echoes that of its muscle car namesake
    Ford unveils muscle car-inspired electric SUV; due here next year, priced from £40kFord has revealed the Mustang Mach-E, the firm’s first bespoke electrically powered SUV, with styling and – its maker claims – performance inspired by the muscle car.
    The Tesla Model Y rival is the first production car to emerge from Ford’s Team Edison, a 70-strong Detroit group tasked with designing the firm’s
  • Rolling start: F1's rulebook rethink, rising star Jonathan Hoggard and more

    New F1 cars will rely on more mechanical grip from 2021
    Begin your week with the news in brief, as our reporters lift the bonnet on all-things motorsportIn this week's round-up of motorsport news and gossip, F1 chiefs rip up the rulebook, Ott Tänak jumps ship to Hyundai, BTCC adds a qualifying shootout and Roger Penske makes an unusual purchase: the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
    We also name the week's rising star, and highlight some of the greatest machinery ever to ente
  • Volvo V60 T8 Twin Engine Polestar Engineered 2019 review

    Supersonic Swedish estate with world-class suspension takes aim at the Germans
    You might wonder what ‘Polestar’ really stands for these days.Admittedly, it’s not obvious. On one hand, Polestar is a stand-alone subsidiary brand of Volvo – one currently readying itself to release the 600bhp 500-off Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid, with its three electric motors and an exterior design that seems to combine elements of art deco and Bauhaus, only remixed from the future. We&rsq
  • Peak performer: Racing an Alpine A110 at Silverstone

    Our man kerbs his Alpine A110. In a good way
    We enter the new one-make race series for everyone’s favourite mid-engined French sports carThe organisers think it’s too exclusively French, but I rather liked the vibe of the Alpine Elf Cup, a one-make race series for Alpine A110s. It turns a little bit of whatever race circuit it visits into a part of France. By the end of a weekend at Silverstone, I’d remembered how to shrug resignedly and say “j’ai fini douziè
  • All mod cons: driving Porsche, Jensen and Alfaholics restomods

    Three of the best restomods around: Alfaholics GTA-R 290, JIA Jensen Interceptor R and Tuthill Porsche 911
    Today’s fashion for ‘restomodded’ cars reborn as performance takes on much-loved classics is now a thriving scene. We drive three of the bestI’d like to pretend there’s an elegant reason why we’ve selected these three old cars with new or upgraded components – modernised classics, restomods, call them what you will – but the simple truth is th
  • New power generation: The young drivers making their mark on motorsport

    Familiar big beasts still roam the Formula 1 grid, but a new herd of young, hungry talent is on a stampede in 2019Five world champions in the past 12 years. That says much about how the elite dominate in Formula 1 and how hard it is to break through to the topper-most of the popper-most. Of that quintet of champions, two – Jenson Button and Nico Rosberg – are already retired and the other three will be aware, to varying degrees, just how loudly the clock is ticking. Kimi Räikk&o

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