• 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
  • To Denmark by Mini: Driving the 10-millionth Mini to Lego HQ

    The ten-millionth Mini arrives at Lego House
    To mark the milestone, we drive the great Brit to a great Dane built on a similar ethos of ingenious, fun designSo here we are, then. Some 60 years after visionary car designer and all-round Autocar hero Sir Alec Issigonis decided it would be a smart idea to mount a four-cylinder engine transversely at the nose of his new compact, fuel-efficient city car, photographer Luc Lacey and I find ourselves looking – somewhat apprehensively, I might add
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  • Ford Ranger Raptor 2019 long-term review

    Ford by name, ford by nature. So let’s push this mud-plugging pick-up to its very limits
    Why we’re running it: To discover if it’s as capable as we think it is – or if it’s just silly.Month 1 - Specs
    Life with a Ford Ranger Raptor: Month 1
    Welcoming the Ranger Raptor to the fleet - 13th November 2019
    If all the things to like about the Ford Ranger Raptor, it’s the least seen that is the most impressive. So you keep having to explain.
    Explain that, ye
  • Jeep Renegade plug-in hybrid: technical details revealed

    Jeep will launch petrol-electric Renegade and Compass models next year, and the powertrain's full specification has been detailedJeep has revealed details of a powerful plug-in hybrid version of the Renegade SUV, set to go on sale in June 2020. 
    Revealing the Renegade PHEV in cutaway form, Jeep’s Head of Product Marketing Marco Pigozzi said the company intended for the new model ‘to sell in volume’ and, to that end, the Renegade PHEV would be priced ‘aggressivel
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  • Rival investors compete with Stroll to take Aston Martin stake - report

    Interest in British sports car firm is reported to have widened to investors in the Middle East, India and ChinaInvestors - including rival car makers and firms based in the Middle East, India and China - have joined the race to take a stake in Aston Martin, a report in the Financial Times suggests.
    They are vying with billionaire Lawrence Stroll, who Autocar and RaceFans.net revealed last week is preparing a bid to buy a major stake, should equity in the firm be made available fo
  • Aston Martin confirms talks with potential investors

    Interest in British sports car firm is led by billionaire Lawrence Stroll but is also reported to have widened to investors in the Middle East, India and ChinaAston Martin has confirmed it is in talks with potential investors in a statement to the stock exchange.
    "The Company confirms that is reviewing its funding requirements and various funding options," the statement read. "It is also engaged in early stage discussions with potential strategic investors in relation to building longer ter
  • Mercedes EQA: 2020 electric crossover previewed in new image

    Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Kallenius previews upcoming all-electric compact model at launch of new GLA, ahead of full unveil next yearMercedes-Benz's CEO officially confirmed earlier that a new entry-level EV, called the EQA, will be launched in 2020, and we've now got the best looks yet at its design. 
    Speaking at the reveal of the second-generation GLA, boss Ola Källenius stood beside a preview image of the EQA, showing a bodystyle closely linked to that of the new crossover. "I
  • Top 10 best super-luxury cars 2019

    If money is no object, what's the very best limousine in the world? Here's our guide to the cream of the super-luxury cropAutocar’s super-luxury chart takes in the best of the very best on four wheels: only the ultra-rare, ultra-expensive and ultra-luxurious get in.
    Most of the contenders here are limousine saloons large enough to make the average three-bedroom semi-detached house look small, but one or two of the most demure and desirable SUVs in the world make the cut also.
    If
  • New Mazda 2: prices and specs revealed for redesigned supermini

    Mazda's Ford Fiesta rival gains design updates, more refinement and a mild hybrid engine option, and is on sale from £15,795The Mazda 2 is being updated for 2020 to bring it into line with newer rivals, and it's available to order now with the first examples landing in dealers. 
    The entry level SE-L model will cost £15,795, and includes rear parking sensors, 15in alloy wheels and climate control. As well a more powerful engine, SE-L Nav models and above gain the Mazda
  • Audi launches 25th anniversary package for its RS models

    Audi launches 25th anniversary package for its RS models
    News13 Dec, 2019
    The styling pack celebrates the silver anniversary of the Audi RS 2 Avant – and its available across the German brand’s entire RS range
  • Vauxhall begins testing Corsa-e electric cutomer rally car

    Sub-£46,000 hardcore Corsa-e Rally is first EV customer rally car to take part in one-make German race seriesVauxhall has begun testing a rally variant of the new Corsa-e electric hatchback, making it the first manufacturer to offer customers an electric rally car. 
    Called the Corsa-e Rally, the model will be available to buy from sister-brand Opel's motorsport division, with the German manufacturer claiming a sub-£46,000 price tag. 
    The cost represents
  • Vauxhall begins testing Corsa-e electric customer rally car

    Sub-£46,000 hardcore Corsa-e Rally is first EV customer rally car, set to take part in one-make German race seriesVauxhall has begun testing a rally variant of the new Corsa-e electric hatchback, making it the first manufacturer to offer customers an electric rally car. 
    Called the Corsa-e Rally, the model will be available to buy from sister-brand Opel's motorsport division, with the German manufacturer claiming a sub-£46,000 price tag. 
    The cost repres
  • No reduction in accidents involving business drivers over last decade

    No reduction in accidents involving business drivers over last decade
    News13 Dec, 2019
    The number of people driving for work who are killed or injured in road accidents has remained stable in the last 10 years, say experts
  • Porsche and Lucasfilm unveil concept Starfighter

    Porsche and Lucasfilm unveil concept Starfighter
    News13 Dec, 2019
    The two companies have designed and built a Starship, which will be unveiled at the premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • Range Rover Velar D180 2019 UK review

    New entry-level Velar brings affordable four-cylinder motoring to Land Rover’s most road-focused model
    When the Velar first arrived, Land Rover pitched it as a luxury mid-size SUV, and priced it as such. The firm’s most road-focused model to date then steadily expanded towards the more affordable end of the price spectrum, with its engine losing a few cylinders in the process.The D180 is hardly the only four-pot car in its class right now, with the BMW X4, Mercedes-Benz GLE and
  • MG ZS EV

    Latest MG makes electric family motoring more affordable – but exactly how well?As noble causes go, in the automotive world there are few nobler than the goal of making “hightech, zero-emission cars available to all”, as MG’s UK head of sales, Daniel Gregorious, puts it.Of course, frequently do we hear twee comments, made to similar effect, leaving the mouths of industry executives – but with MG and Gregorious, there is a sense that not only is the sentiment genuin
  • Porsche and Lucasfilm create one-off Star Wars spaceship

    Stuttgart teams up with movie giant to design a fantasy fighter with sports car-derived design cuesPorsche has teamed up with Star Wars producer Lucasfilm to create a one-off spacecraft to promote the next instalment in the space-themed film franchise. 
    Named Tri-Wing S-91 x Pegasus Starfighter, the starship will be presented as a five-foot-long scale model measuring at the premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on 16 December. 
    The design process was undertaken by members of Por
  • Nio nets key Mobileye autonomous tech deal, but still needs cash

    Chinese EV start-up is poised to make a car with level four autonomous technology from Israeli tech giant. However, funding is currently still a major obstacleChinese EV start-up Nio has secured a key deal to build an advanced self-driving car using technology developed by Intel’s Mobileye division – but the firm is still searching for new funding to meet its ambitious growth plans.
    Nio, which currently offers a range of electric SUVs in China, has agreed to construct a new car featu
  • Buy them before we do: second-hand picks for 13 December

    For just £4750 you could be riding high and spraying dirt in a mighty Toyota LandcruiserOur round-up of 4x4s prepared for whatever winter can throw at them kicks off with this leggy Landcruiser. The 2004-reg motor has done 203,000 miles but it comes direct from its first owner and has a full service history. The timing belts were replaced at 119,000 miles (the official interval is 100,000) and the turbocharger three years ago. It got a new alternator last year.
    So it’s worth a look,
  • VW to build range of hot electric GTX models

    Autocar's impression of how the ID 5 GTX could look
    Production Crozz slated to be among performance ID cars to wear new badge, complementing GTI and GTEVolkswagen is set to use the GTX name on a range of electric-powered ID performance models, high-ranking sources at the German car maker have confirmed to Autocar.
    The new nomenclature, already trademarked by Volkswagen, has been chosen for a number of ID models, including a production version of the Crozz coupé, which is likely to take th
  • VW plots hot electric GTX range

    Autocar's impression of how the ID 5 GTX could look
    Production Crozz slated to be among performance ID cars to wear new badgeVolkswagen is set to use the GTX name on a range of electric-powered ID performance models, high-ranking sources at the German car maker have confirmed to Autocar.
    The new nomenclature, already trademarked by Volkswagen, has been chosen for a number of ID models, including a production version of the Crozz coupé, which is likely to take the name ID 5 GTX in its most
  • Opinion: Don't let Lando Norris's cheery exterior fool you...

    Superstar-in-waiting Lando Norris, alongside teammate Carlos Sainz
    ... the young racer is a steely competitor as any, boding good things for British Formula 1Lando Norris was mature enough to let Carlos Sainz (on a softer tyre) straight past him in the Brazilian GP, ultimately facilitating the Spaniard’s first F1 podium at the 101st time of asking.
    That Interlagos podium was F1’s youngest yet, with Verstappen, Gasly and Sainz having an average age of 23 years, eight months and 23 day
  • Matt Prior: The SUV is no fad... just so long as we don't fix our backs

    The shape of things to come... until our back pains go away
    With their smooth rides and higher seating positions, SUVs' ease of use means they're going to be around for a whileI had been thinking that it was just a trend. A protracted, rather strong trend, but a trend nonetheless. But now I’m not so sure. Like them or not – and I like some – SUVs, CUVs, crossovers, 4x4s, whatever, might just be here to stay. Certainly, there’s no sign of the increase in SUV sales letting
  • New Jeep Renegade and Compass PHEVs launched

    New Jeep Renegade and Compass PHEVs launched
    News12 Dec, 2019
    Jeep has revealed a plug-in hybrid powertrain for the Renegade and Compass SUVs, with a Wrangler variant due in July 2020
  • Porsche Cayman GT4 v Renault Megane RS Trophy R review - which is fastest?

    Can a hatchback ever compete with a pure sports car? The Nurburgring record-breaking Megane RS Trophy-R stands a better chance than mostToday, we review the Porsche Cayman GT4 and the Renault Megane RS Trophy R. Matt Prior and James Disdale take both cars to Anglesey race circuit for a track test to find out which is quicker: the Porsche pure sports car or the Renault hot hatchback.
    The 2019 Cayman GT4 picks up where the old GT4 left-off, with a 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat six engine rath
  • 2020 Fisker Ocean can gain 200 miles of range in 30 minutes

    Fisker's SUV will slot into the same price and performance band as the recently revealed Tesla Model YAmerican start-up partners with Electrify America network to offer access to 3500 chargers by 2021American start-up Fisker has announced a partnership with Electrify America that will give drivers of its 2020 Ocean SUV access to "the largest open fast charging network" in the US. 
    Fisker claims that Electrify America's 350kW rapid chargers, which are compatible with all mainstream elec
  • Jeep set to launch new "Ultra Compact Utility Vehicle" in 2022

    Jeep set to launch new "Ultra Compact Utility Vehicle" in 2022
    News12 Dec, 2019
    American off-road manufacturer will launch a rival to the Suzuki Jimny in two years time – with electrified variants possible
  • Why there's no need to compromise on a family car

    Why there's no need to compromise on a family car
    Articles13 Dec, 2019
    From commuting to days out at the park, can the new Vauxhall Astra hatchback meet the needs of an everyday family?
  • BMW 8 Series 840d xDrive Gran Coupe 2019 UK review

    Four-door diesel version of BMW’s new flagship has abundant rational appeal and plenty of dynamism but isn’t as practical or as dynamically versatile as rivals.
    This may very well be the particular version of the latest BMW 8-Series that’ll matter most to you. Equally, it could be the one in which you’re least interested of all the possible combinations of two-door-coupe, two-door-cabrio or four-door ‘coupoon’ bodies, and six-cylinder petrol, eight-cylinder pe
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo: EV estate spied showing new details

    Porsche's electric saloon will gain a crossover-inspired estate variant in 2021, and new spyshots give us the closest look yetPorsche’s winter testing regime has extended to its second electric model, the high-riding Taycan Cross Turismo, seen again with new design details revealed. 
    The rugged estate was first seen undergoing high-speed prototype testing at the Nürburgring, but is now being put to the test around the arctic circle. This new test mules gives us a g

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