News: Cars

Ford Focus Active rendered with some SUV touches

Thursday  18:07,   11 january 2018
motor1

New Focus will get a jacked-up Active version. Ford is putting the finishing touches on the next generation Focus, which is set to move slightly upmarket to make enough room for the bigger and more comfortable latest Fiesta. Not only that, but [...]

Vauxhall cuts 250 further jobs at Ellesmere Port

Thursday  18:07,   11 january 2018
Autocar

UK facility workforce shrinks further in second phase of changesIn its second phase of workforce cuts, the first of which were first announced in October last year, the brand is offering employees voluntary redundancies. In total, Vauxhall plans to[...]

Ditching planes for an epic American road trip

Thursday  15:05,   11 january 2018
MSN

If I’ve learnt one thing about travelling to America, it’s this: Don’t ever get a connecting flight anywhere. Ever. OK, so there are plenty of other things I’ve learnt along the way too. Like the fact you can turn right on a red light, that you have [...]

Drivers of these cars have been declared the rudest on Britain's roads

Thursday  13:35,   11 january 2018
City AM

BMW and Range Rover drivers have won the dubious award of being declared the most inconsiderate car owners , according to a new survey of British motorists.By contrast, Mini drivers were deemed the friendliest, closely followed by Ford Fiesta and[...]

Mercedes-Benz beats Audi and BMW as world's top premium car maker

Wednesday  19:50,   10 january 2018
Autocar

Strong sales in key markets including the UK ensured Mercedes beat its rivals in 2017The company sold 2,289,344 cars across the 12 months, representing a 9.9% growth over 2016 that was spurred on by strong demand from its key markets, China, Germany [...]

Euro NCAP reveals 2017’s best-in-class cars for safety

Wednesday  19:45,   10 january 2018
Motoring Research

Which are the new cars in each sector that offer the best crash safety?The safety organisation’s annual ‘best in class’ cars lists the Volkswagen Polo as the safest supermini it tested during 2017, the Volkswagen T-Roc as the safest small off-road[...]

'Too many old farts think Jaguar is the National Trust of car makers'

Wednesday  19:45,   10 january 2018
Evo

Old fartism sneaks up on you. One day you’re young and vibrant, the next you make a noise when you sit down. Old fartism sneaks up on you. One day you’re young and vibrant, the next you make a noise when you sit down. The transition happens [...]

Lamborghini's Urus accessories are typically ridiculous

Wednesday  19:45,   10 january 2018
motor1

And if you want them, you'll need to go to Italy.Lamborghini is known for doing things slightly differently, and it seems that doesn’t just apply to the Italian manufacturer’s[...]

Energica Eva EsseEsse9 Makes its American Debut at CES

Wednesday  17:06,   10 january 2018
MSN

The future meets the past in this electric streetfighter.Its retro touches include a round headlight and a ribbed cafe racer-like seat while a streetfighter stance and angular bodywork make it stand out as a decidedly modern bike. Energica describes [...]

Hyundai’s Latest Concept, a Car Interior of the Future, Really Listens to You

Wednesday  17:06,   10 january 2018
Car and Driver

<p>One idea that keeps bubbling up into Hyundai's CES displays is how to negotiate the car interior of the future</p>Previously, Hyundai's dabbling in next-generation car interiors involved a snazzy infotainment concept in 2013, fresh[...]

Honda debuts four very different robotics concepts at CES

Wednesday  17:06,   10 january 2018
CNET

Honda's 3E concepts explore how robotics can benefit from empowerment, empathy and experience.3E stands for Empower, Experience and Empathy, which the Japanese automaker sees as the three ways robotics can enhance our daily[...]

Harman's Dashboard Of The Future Is Essentially One Giant Screen

Wednesday  17:05,   10 january 2018
motor1

With a few smaller screens thrown in for good measure.As OEMs like Audi and BMW battle to create the ideal vehicle interior of the future, technology company Harman – now a subsidiary of Samsung – has its own vision. Today it debuted[...]

New Suzuki Ignis Adventure is a miniature A-Team van

Wednesday  13:41,   10 january 2018
motor1

We love it when a special edition comes together. Ever fancied owning a supermini-sized A-Team van? Well thanks to Suzuki, now you can. Brightening January’s bleak meteorological outlook is the Suzuki Ignis Adventure, a limited-run special edition[...]

Porsche workers to walk out at Zuffenhausen factory over pay

Wednesday  13:41,   10 january 2018
motor1

The factory that produces the Boxster and the 911 will be subject to strike action this week. Porsche is facing a walkout of staff this week at its Zuffenhausen plant as German labour unions demand a pay rise for workers.The IG Metall labour union[...]

Opinion: The death of diesel? Not if commonsense can prevail

Wednesday  13:40,   10 january 2018
Autocar

With diesel's death largely led by public confusion, it's time someone in authority speaks out before more damage is doneAlarming words from Professor David Bailey of Aston University this morning, as he reveals diesel's "slow death" is[...]