News: Cars

Germany plans to introduce diesel car ban

Friday  18:38,   18 august 2017
Autocar

Chancellor Angela Merkel says country 'must' follow other countries in banning diesels - but doesn't set a target dateIn an interview with German magazine Superille, Merkel said that the UK’s move to prevent new pure diesel and petrol[...]

New Honda Civic diesel promises a 'real-world' 76mpg

Friday  18:37,   18 august 2017
Auto Express

Honda has announced a new 1.6-litre diesel engine will be added to the latest Civic in March 2018. Honda has announced a new 1.6-litre diesel engine will be added to the latest Civic in March 2018. The 118bhp unit promises 76mpg on the new, [...]

Mercedes announces UK diesel trade-in incentive scheme

Friday  18:36,   18 august 2017
Auto Express

Mercedes has announced a diesel trade-in scheme for UK customers, offering £2,000 off new Euro 6 compliant diesel cars.The scheme will be available until the 31st December 2017, and is a similar move to the one recently revealed by[...]

All-electric McLaren Ultimate Series cars in development

Friday  18:36,   18 august 2017
Autocar

British firm is developing a pure-electric production model that will be as fast as the 675LT
No date is set for the launch of the battery-powered car, but it’s expected to be part of the brand’s range-topping Ultimate Series and will arrive after[...]

Bendy buses could be returning to London’s roads

Friday  18:36,   18 august 2017
Motoring Research

We're taking fewer bus journeys, says report Banning the articulated buses was a flagship policy for former London mayor Boris Johnson, who described them as “cumbersome machines” which were too big for the[...]

A Chelsea estate agent is selling his Porsche for £20 — but there's a catch

Friday  18:36,   18 august 2017
MSN

According to an Instagram post, Ed Bezzant is raffling off 2,500 tickets for £20 each for a chance to win his Porsche Cayman. The close friend of Made in Chelsea star Sam Thompson lives in London, and shares photos of his expensive cars,[...]

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Speedster & Shooting Brake models confirmed

Friday  18:35,   18 august 2017
Autocar

Aston Martin is adding two more models to its limited-edition Zagato family; they sit alongside the Coupé and VolanteAston Martin has confirmed Vanquish Zagato Speedster and Shooting Brake models, which will complete a line-up of four Vanquish[...]

Car buying websites are leaving motorists out of pocket

Friday  18:32,   18 august 2017
Motoring Research

Prices on sites like WeBuyAnyCar an average £958 lower than private sale priceOn 4 August 2017, consumer insight agency Join the Dots researched guaranteed sale valuations for over 300 cars from WeBuyAnyCar, and then compared them to Auto Trader[...]

Car detailing; a fine art

Friday  18:31,   18 august 2017
Autocar

Making your motor ‘showroom clean’ takes more than a bucket and squeegee; we meet a man who takes car detailing to obsessive levels.We’ve all got OCD. It’s how we channel it that counts,” says Richard Tipper. Mine is checking the fridge door’s[...]

How to buy a car for £500 (and why you probably shouldn't)

Friday  18:31,   18 august 2017
Read Cars

Bangernomics is the art of buying a car for as little as possible and running it for next to nothing. It’s the creation of motoring writer James Ruppert and it’s been saving skinflints like me thousands for nearly twenty-five years.So, how is it[...]

Range Rover Velar UK 2017 review

Friday  18:26,   18 august 2017
Autocar

Can the newest Range Rover deliver the goods when it's being powered by a four-cylinder, 2.0L diesel engine? We tried it on UK roads to find outMainly, it’s the chance to answer a burning question. When JLR launched the new mid-range Range Rover [...]

Volvo V90 long-term test: it's not so bad being a grown-up

Friday  18:26,   18 august 2017
CAR

CAR runs a Volvo[...]

Skoda Octavia vRS 245 vs Ford Focus ST

Friday  18:25,   18 august 2017
Auto Express

<p>Both models are aimed at those after a driver’s car that’s usable and won’t break the bank to run – but which one is the better choice?</p>The Skoda Octavia vRS has been one of our favourite hot hatchbacks for years, thanks to its[...]

Jaguar F-Type Convertible 2.0 i4 UK 2017 review

Friday  18:25,   18 august 2017
Autocar

Can this entry-level Jaguar sports car hold off the impressive Porsche Boxster?Although Jaguar has been producing cars with four-cylinder engines since the launch of the X-Type diesel, this is the first time one of its sports cars has been sent into [...]

‘Why you can’t reject a car for fuel economy‘

Friday  18:22,   18 august 2017
Auto Express

Many say fuel consumption bears no comparison with the claimed figures.&nbsp;This week, though, I was contacted by one owner who is so irate at the difference that he wants to reject his car. A seemingly cavalier idea, but I suspect many of you[...]