News: Cars

Mint crisp: Sharp new 2017 Volkswagen Polo revealed

Wednesday  18:06,   21 june 2017
Motoring Research

Bigger, bolder, tech-laden – and there's even a 2.0-litre GTI!All set to go head-to-head with Ford’s new Fiesta, which we’ll be driving in a few weeks, the new sixth generation Polo will build upon 14 million sales of its predecessors primarily[...]

New Tesla Roadster could accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 2 seconds

Wednesday  18:06,   21 june 2017
Evo

Elon Musk has hinted that a future Tesla Roadster could accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 2 seconds. The new, possible acceleration target comes after Musk revealed, also on Twitter, that the new Roadster will be the fastest car in the Tesla[...]

Toughest places in the UK to pass the driving test

Wednesday  18:05,   21 june 2017
Read Cars

Passing the practical driving test is significantly harder in the West Midlands.The average for the region was just 40% – well below the national pass rate of 48% from the 1.3 million tests conducted last[...]

Rare BTCC Toyota Supra to star in Silverstone Classic Race Car Sale

Wednesday  18:05,   21 june 2017
Evo

The ex-works Group A touring car is set to cross the block in July's Silverstone Classic Race Car Sale.Excitement might be building for an all-new Toyota Supra but the classic models still have plenty to offer - especially when it's an ex-BTCC[...]

Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2017: Prices, specs and release

Wednesday  17:59,   21 june 2017
The Week

Mid-range XF sets its sights on the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class estateJaguar has unveiled the second generation of its XF Sportbrake, an estate version of the company's mid-size XF[...]

Honda: the future. The global boss reveals all

Wednesday  17:59,   21 june 2017
CAR

Two-thirds of Hondas electric by 2030 ► Level 4 autonomy on sale by 2025► New focus on design, dynamicsHonda’s President and CEO, Takahiro Hachigo, has used the second anniversary of his appointment at the head of the company to unveil the [...]

The history of speed limits in the UK

Wednesday  17:58,   21 june 2017
Read Cars

<p>Over time, the national limit has varied between a brisk walking pace and the top speed of the car.</p>Speed limits existed before cars did. Perhaps the most notorious was defined in the Locomotive Act 1865, commonly known as the Red Flag[...]

Volkswagen Golf GTI vs Peugeot 308 GTi

Wednesday  17:58,   21 june 2017
Auto Express

With plenty of tech and performance, there’s a lot to love about the VW Golf GTI and Peugeot 308 GTi - but which is better?The performance hatch sector has evolved to the point where family cars are now putting nearly 400bhp to the road through[...]

Best roof boxes

Wednesday  17:55,   21 june 2017
Car Buyer

Increase your car’s luggage capacity with the best roof boxes for 2017Inevitably, no matter how you configure your luggage and which compromises you make, you’ll find that you need a little more space than your car will[...]

Audi mulling new electric supercar - report

Wednesday  17:55,   21 june 2017
CarAdvice.com.au

Audi's new development boss has hinted at an upcoming all-electric supercar, according to a new report out of the US this week .Speaking with Car and Driver at the recent Formula E race in Berlin, Peter Mertens - who previously was the head of[...]

Rimac claims Richard Hammond crash car ‘flew 300 metres’

Wednesday  17:53,   21 june 2017
Motoring Research

Rimac founder and CEO issues statement following hypercar crash during filming of The Grand TourFollowing widespread speculation as to the cause of the accident – and in the absence of any detailed information from Richard Hammond or the producers[...]

Inside the next Mercedes A-class's high-tech cabin

Wednesday  17:53,   21 june 2017
CAR

Fourth-gen hatch expected in late 2017 ► Underpinned by latest MFA2 platformNot long to go now until Mercedes-Benz shows its new 2018 A-class, expected to make its world debut at the Frankfurt motor show. To whet your appetite, we've managed to[...]

"Cars are often nicer if you don't try to be such a hero about it"

Wednesday  17:52,   21 june 2017
Evo

The two greatest scams of the last 20 years are that chap in Nigeria who wants to put vast cash sums into your bank account and the Peugeot 306 Rallye. .The Nigerian email con you’ll probably know. You might even have wondered why it seemed to run[...]

UK car industry: government must secure interim EU deal

Wednesday  17:52,   21 june 2017
Autocar

SMMT has called on the government to secure an interim agreement with the EU.Formal talks over Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union began in Brussels yesterday, and are expected to take up to two years to[...]

British cars are now even more British

Wednesday  17:51,   21 june 2017
Motoring Research

44 percent of parts in a car built in Britain come from BritainThe improvement is part of a concerted ‘re-shoring’ drive to help maximise the value of the UK automotive industry to British companies. This helps lessen the effect of currency[...]