Reviews and Articles

We take a look at the next generation of fuel saving cars as the manufacturers battle it out for the top spots. All cars including petrol, diesel, hybrid, PHEV and all electric fuelled vehicles are reviewed against their cost and to see how they measure up with their fuel economy figures and other comparisons.

  • Tesla Model S Shooting Brake: we drive electric estate
    on March 3, 2018 at 7:00 am

    The Model S’s extra length hasn’t dulled its driving senses British coachbuilding firm Qwest has made a Tesla Model S Shooting Brake. We meet the men (and dog) behind the car They say all great ideas start in a pub. Science has yet to explain why - probably because no one has produced a coherent post-session report - but evidence suggests a top lip […]

  • Rally legends twin test: Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI Makinen vs Subaru Impreza 22B
    on March 3, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Subaru’s flat four officially yields 276bhp, Mitsubishi’s four-pot has the same power The rare Lancer Evo VI and Impreza you see here epitomised rally-inspired lunacy from Mitsubishi and Subaru, but can they thrill as much today? Later derivatives of the Mitsubishi Evo and Subaru Impreza would get faster and more powerful. They would become more […]

  • Pagani plans EV and Huayra replacement with manual gearbox option by 2025
    on March 2, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Pagani's second model line will be a high-performance EV, the company's boss has revealed Brand boss Horacio Pagani sounds off on autonomy, electrification and increasing demand for cars with manual gearboxes Pagani boss Horacio Pagani has confirmed that a team of 20 people are working on the hypercar manufacturer's first EV, which is due by 2025. A new […]

  • Hybrid Kinetic Group HK GT: elongated two-door design previewed
    on March 2, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    New concept will feature elongated passenger doors Italian design house Pininfarina has produced this shape for a Hong Kong car company; it will be revealed at the Geneva motor show Pininfarina has designed a coupé concept called the HK GT for Hong Kong-based Hybrid Kinetic Group (HKG) that features a unique body with elongated doors. As shown by the […]

  • Hyundai i30 Fastback Premium 2018 UK review
    on March 2, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    This is the Hyundai i30 Fastback Hyundai's family car has been reworked into a five-door coupé - and promises added dynamism as well as some extra boot space There are better examples than the i30 Fastback of the Hyundai Motor Group’s reinvention from purveyors of well-built, well-warrantied and, well, decent but not exceptional cars to a bold, ambitious rival […]

  • New Volvo S60 previewed ahead of summer reveal
    on March 2, 2018 at 11:04 am

    The Volvo S60 has been shown ahead of an expected debut this summer Russian doll styling means the Volvo S60 should look like a downsized S90; the V60 estate has already been shown The Volvo S60 will be built at a new factory in South Carolina, brand boss HÃ¥kan Samuelsson has revealed. A single shot previews the S60 - the first glimpse we've had at the BMW 3 Series […]

  • Cupra unveils e-Racer electric racing car
    on March 2, 2018 at 10:29 am

    The Cupra e-Racer features up to 670bhp of power Seat's new sporting sister brand is aiming to prove that EVs can be "fun", with a tin-top that produces up to 670bhp Seat’s new Cupra brand will showcase its all-electric 670bhp e-Racer racing car at the Geneva motor show. The Leon-based rear-wheel-drive e-Racer features a 65kWh battery and makes 402bhp of […]

  • Learner drivers to be allowed on motorways this June
    on March 2, 2018 at 10:15 am

    The law is changing so that learners can drive on motorways with an approved driving instructor in a dual-control car Learner drivers will be able to have lessons on motorways from 4 June in a move intended to improve road safety. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling confirmed the law change which allows learners on motorways with an approved driving instructor in a dual-control car. The […]

  • Volkswagen Golf GTI long-term review
    on March 2, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Could the Mk7, offered in its purest form, be the best Golf yet? Why we're running it: We have six months to discover if, after 40 years, the Golf GTI remains the world’s best all-round hot hatch Month 1 - Month 2 - Month 3 - Specs Life with a VW Golf GTI: Month 3 A multi-purpose tool - 21 […]

  • Matt Prior: Why I'm being brave with my Car of the Year vote
    on March 2, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Silverstone hosted a drive event for the UK judges of CotY Our man is a judge in this year's event and he wants to nominate something fun, not worthy, to be winner To Silverstone this week, where the excellent people there kindly host yours truly and the rest of the six-strong British contingent from the Car of the Year award panel, as we test the shortlisted cars on local roads. On this […]

  • Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 2018 review
    on March 1, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    The new Mercedes-Benz CLS gets launched in fast new Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 form - among others. Can the new four-door coupe out-slick the Audi A7? Fifty-three, then. Not 63, not 43 and, heaven forbid, not 65. The new Mercedes-Benz CLS – the sleek four-door coupé now into its third generation, can you believe? – is here, and the rapid AMG variant, […]

  • 2018 Jaguar I-Pace revealed: 395bhp and 298-mile range for pivotal EV
    on March 1, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Two rear spoilers are part of a package that gives a 0.29 Cd New Jaguar will be the first electric SUV from a premium European car maker when deliveries start in July Jaguar has pipped its competitors to the post, revealing its first stand-alone electric model before SUV rivals from Audi and Mercedes. The 395bhp I-Pace is the first pure-electric model from the Coventry-based brand and […]

  • Opinion: Why the Jaguar I-Pace can't rest on its maker's laurels
    on March 1, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    The I-Pace (pictured) owes some of its design to the stillborn C-X75 concept With no impressive engine spec or howl from its exhaust, the I-Pace takes Jaguar into new territory The Jaguar I-Pace presents a test for Ian Callum and his crack team of designers like no other Jaguar in modern history. Of course, it erects some gigantic hurdles for engineers, too, but at least our growing collective […]

  • Video: Audi RS3 vs BMW M2 drag race and rolling race – which is quickest?
    on March 1, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    We pit two very effective compact performance cars head-to-head on the drag strip This one's simple: take one Audi RS3, and one BMW M2, and launch them both together at the same time to see which one is quicker. Will it be the Audi RS3 saloon, all 395bhp and with all-wheel drive to propel it? Or will it be the BMW M2? On the face of it, it has lesser advantages, being only two-wheel drive and […]

  • Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 TDI 2018 prototype review
    on March 1, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    This is the new Volkswagen Touareg The newest version of Volkswagen's flagship SUV shares much with the Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne, but it's taking a different route to head upmarket It was back in 2002 that Volkswagen introduced the original Touareg, its first SUV. Sixteen years later, the company has sold close to a million Touaregs across two generations, a success story that has […]

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