News: Cars

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain review: the alternative to an SUV

Wednesday  20:04,   22 november 2017
Motoring Research

Everybody wants a fancy SUV, or so it seems. But can Merc's new 4x4 estate offer the exact same thing? Despite a passion for covering every possible market segment, it has taken Mercedes-Benz until the fifth generation of the E-Class to [...]

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo 2017 review

Wednesday  20:03,   22 november 2017
Autocar

Porsche bolsters its hybrid range with a 671bhp Panamera Sport Turismo flagship. Can it justify the premium over the Turbo?The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo, to give this sleek four-door estate its full title, is the all-inclusive[...]

New Jeep Compass priced from £22,995

Wednesday  19:59,   22 november 2017
Motoring Research

It slots in perfectly between the smaller Jeep Renegade and larger Jeep CherokeeJeep reckons that’s “outstanding value for money”, even though it’s rather pricier than a 115hp 1.2-litre turbo Qashqai Visia; Jeep’s entry-level Compass is a 120hp[...]

2018 Aston Martin Vantage unveiled

Wednesday  19:57,   22 november 2017
Autocar

Hardcore look, AMG-built turbo V8 and all-new platform show the Vantage’s intentThe new 503bhp V8-engined Aston Martin Vantage is a “statement car” that showcases how the brand’s future models will become more individual and confident, according to[...]

Grand Tour Season 2 is searching for a new racing driver

Wednesday  19:57,   22 november 2017
motor1

Only not really, because they've already filmed it, but this is a fun teaser video.The canny marketing team behind Amazon Prime's second season of it's-not-Top-Gear, featuring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, has released another[...]

Drive a diesel in London? This council will soon charge extra for PARKING

Wednesday  19:55,   22 november 2017
Motoring Research

£2 an hour surcharge for all diesel vehicles parking in public car parks in Islington It will apply to all diesel-fuelled vehicles which, the council says, are linked to poor air quality and can emit four times more nitrogen oxides and[...]

Opinion: The Government is wrong to penalise diesel drivers

Wednesday  19:55,   22 november 2017
Autocar

With the Government confirming new taxation for diesel cars, we discuss why the core focus should be elsewhereThe Chancellor’s plan to force drivers and buyers of diesel cars to pay more to own, run and even park their cars – allegedly to reduce[...]

Call to cut speed limits to protect horses' lives

Tuesday  21:40,   21 november 2017
Auto Express

Speed limits in rural areas should be lowered to protect horses and their riders , a leading equestrian charity says.The British Horse Society (BHS) says that since late 2010, 38 riders and 222 horses have lost their lives on the UK’s roads, while[...]

Chinese Wey SUV will hit Europe in 2020s

Tuesday  21:37,   21 november 2017
Auto Express

Chinese SUV-giant Great Wall is preparing to launch its premium Wey-badged sub-brand in Europe Speaking to Auto Express at the 2017 Guangzhou Motor Show, the brand’s chief executive confirmed the brand has ambitions to move west early in[...]

VW invests 34 billion euros in EVs and autonomous tech

Tuesday  21:36,   21 november 2017
Auto Express

The VW Group has announced an investment of 34 billion euros for the development of electric cars, autonomous driving technology and mobility services up to 2022. The majority of that investment will be put towards new electric and hybrid vehicles,[...]

New MG6 makes Chinese debut, set to come to the UK

Tuesday  21:36,   21 november 2017
motor1

The plug-in hybrid shares its platform with another Chinese saloon, the Roewe i6.MG is a sub-brand of state-owned Chinese car maker SAIC, which also builds Maxus, MG, Roewe and Yuejin models. The MG6 is based on the same platform that also underpins [...]

Electric Porsche Mission E readies for 2020 launch

Tuesday  21:36,   21 november 2017
Autocar

The first tests of Porsche's first pure electric car are complete; the four-door sports car will be Porsche's fifth model lineThe car, codenamed J1, was closely previewed as the Porsche Mission E concept at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. It[...]

How to buy a classic Porsche 911

Tuesday  20:37,   21 november 2017
Motoring Research

The 911 Carrera 3.2 is a usable and relatively affordable classic Porsche. We drive one – and explain why you should, too No, if there’s one car every enthusiast should aspire to own, it’s a Porsche 911. This quirky, rear-engined coupe has[...]

Cruise at 80mph on the motorway? It could be costing you thousands

Tuesday  20:35,   21 november 2017
Motoring Research

It's not just illegal, it's also bad for your wallet and the environmentThat’s according to researchers at ClickMechanic, who have done the sums and worked out the average motorist travelling at 80mph on the motorway will spend an extra[...]

Volvo's new S90/V90 petrol engine is a diesel alternative

Monday  18:21,   20 november 2017
motor1

A new T4 petrol engine joins the S90 and V90 ranges.Cue Swedish car maker Volvo and the new petrol engine that is has added to its S90 and V90 model[...]