News and reviews of the latest cars

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.

  • Top 10 best mid-size executive cars 2021
    on October 5, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    This class of car needs to be comfortable, refined, spacious for adults, and capable of a bit of driving pleasure when the occasion takes, so which cars make our top ten? The mid-size executive class champions premium-worthy quality, long-distance comfort and refinement and adult-occupant-appropriate space, although cars with a dash of performance and handling dynamism inevitably stand out […]

  • Top 10 best plug-in hybrid executive cars 2021
    on October 5, 2021 at 11:49 am

    PHEVs are fast becoming some of the most important cars on our roads as more of us switch from pure combustion to electrified power. These are our favourites The impact of progressive changes made to CO2-based benefit-in-kind taxation and to corporation tax in the UK since 2019 has given company car drivers a pretty stark choice: either opt out of your employer's fleet scheme and into the […]

  • Opinion: How to solve a problem like Alfa Romeo
    on October 5, 2021 at 11:01 am

    As Alfa announces GTA and GTAm have sold out, we've had an idea for a solution to the Italians' wider sales woes Alfa Romeo has just scored a big hit, and that’s a phrase that has been impossible to apply to this troubled marque in years. But happily, the £153,000 Giulia GTA and the slightly pricier Alfa Romeo GTAm are sold out. True, only 500 of both versions are being built, but this is a […]

  • Best-selling cars in the UK
    on October 5, 2021 at 9:45 am

    The latest SMMT data shows which cars are proving most popular so far this year What's hot and what's not? The SMMT's new car registrations data reveals all, so we've been studying the most recent figures to find out which are Britain's best-selling new cars.  The latest numbers have shown which cars have drawn the biggest sales since the start of 2021, with some retaining a market […]

  • 2024 Piech GT is retro sports EV with 600bhp and 311-mile range
    on October 5, 2021 at 7:01 am

    Nascent Swiss firm details production version of its 2019 Mark Zero concept as prototype testing begins More than two years after showing its Mark Zero concept car at the Geneva motor show, Swiss start-up Piëch Automotive has begun testing its first production car ahead of a market launch in 2024. The outfit was founded in 2019 by Toni Piëch, a son of the late Volkswagen Group chairman […]

  • Toyota confirms Aygo X name for new 2022 city car
    on October 5, 2021 at 6:57 am

    Toyota Aygo to return without PSA Group siblings; will be designed, engineered and built in Europe Toyota's next-generation A-segment car will be called the Aygo X, with the firm claiming it will take the form of a "compact urban crossover" that will be "unique" in its market. Replacing the outgoing Aygo city car, the new model will be revealed in November. It was previewed earlier this year […]

  • New car sales: UK records worst September since 1999
    on October 5, 2021 at 6:43 am

    Chip shortage continues to batter the industry, with registrations plummeting in a traditionally bumper month New figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders reveal that new car sales plummeted 34.4% year on year in September – traditionally one of the busiest months for the industry. Just 214,312 new cars were registered last month, the lowest September total since […]

  • James Ruppert: The great estate debate
    on October 5, 2021 at 5:01 am

    Is the future in doubt for Mercedes wagons? We hope not Well, that’s rather upsetting: I learn from Autocar that Mercedes-Benz is not at all sure about the future of its estate cars. Sometimes it does seem as though the whole motoring world is going to become SUV-shaped. I think this is a good time to remind the company of its greatest load-lugging hits. Maybe Benz will reconsider and keep on […]

  • Autocar Confidential: Cupra boss's car collection, VW on self-driving cars and more
    on October 4, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Our reporters empty their notebooks to round up a week in gossip from across the automotive industry This week, our reporters have been quizzing the man in charge of Cupra over what else he drives, finding out what brand leaders really think autonomous cars, and asking if hydrogen is getting closer to the mainstream.  A Cupra collection What does Seat and Cupra boss Wayne Griffiths drive when […]

  • Charging an electric car at an apartment or flat
    on October 4, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Potential EV owners shouldn't be put off because they don't have a driveway. Here are the solutions Charging an EV at home makes lots of sense, which is why around 85% of owners refill their car batteries this way. Not only is it cheaper thanks to lower domestic electricity, but it’s more convenient as you can charge when the car would otherwise be doing nothing, such as overnight when […]

  • Dacia Sandero nudges £10,000 as Access entry trim axed
    on October 4, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Cheapest version of budget supermini has been removed, bumping its starting price up by £1850 The Dacia Sandero's entry-level Access specification has been removed, taking the starting price of the affordable supermini up to nearly £10,000.  The model, which was launched in 2020 at the headline-bating price point of £7995, now starts at £9845 in Essential specification.  The […]

  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300e 2021 UK review
    on October 4, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    The most economical new C-Class variant comes with over 60 miles of EV range and could be an excellent counterpoint to the less refined, more engaging 330e Perhaps you’ve always liked the plug-in hybrid idea but so far they’ve made little sense for you as an individual.You’re certainly not alone: with any PHEV, it’s possible to save magnificently on fuel costs, but only if your driving […]

  • What is a Tesla Supercharger?
    on October 4, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    Tesla's Supercharger network has earned a lot of headlines, but what exactly is it? Here's everything you need to know The Tesla Supercharger might sound like a performance upgrade for one of its range of increasingly popular EVs, but it’s actually the name given to the brand’s public charging devices. These DC rapid-chargers are a huge part of Tesla’s appeal, forming a large network that […]

  • Finland WRC: Toyota and Elfyn Evans emerge as winners
    on October 4, 2021 at 11:12 am

    Why the Welshman might just be the fastest ever after storming to Finnish rally victory Bernie Ecclestone once suggested that all Formula 1 circuits have water sprinklers, to spice up the action a bit. So maybe cold and dark should be added to the menu on every rally? Finland is always the most spectacular event on the WRC thanks to its flat-out speeds and extra-terrestrial jumps: M-Sport’s […]

  • Jaguar designer Alister Whelan joins Chinese firm Nio
    on October 4, 2021 at 10:51 am

    Alister Whelan Whelan, responsible for the F-Type and F-Pace, becomes studio director alongside Seat's Joaquin Garcia Chinese EV maker Nio has made two high-profile additions to its international design team, recruiting Alister Whelan from Jaguar Land Rover and Joaquin Garcia from Seat. Whelan's departure from JLR is the latest in a series of important moves within the British firm's design […]

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