News: Cars

UK's cheapest fuel stations: postcode lottery can add £500 a year to petrol and diesel bills

Monday  14:05,   08 january 2018
Auto Express

A postcode lottery of petrol prices mean motorists can spend up to £500 extra on fuel every year , simply due to price fluctuations between filling stations.While many of the UK’s most expensive petrol stations are in remote areas such as the[...]

New Byton firm unveils full electric Concept SUV

Monday  14:05,   08 january 2018
Autocar

Crossover Concept from Chinese start-up features 469bhp powertrain, 323-mile range and dashboard-filling display screenChinese electric car start-up Byton, run by ex-BMW I boss Carsten Breitfeld, has unveiled a concept version of its first model, an [...]

Used car buying guide: Porsche Boxster from £3000

Monday  13:15,   08 january 2018
Autocar

This is a £3k drive-away fun Porsche – if you’re feeling brave enough and know what to look for. We give you the lowdown on buying the original BoxsterPutting the 550 Spyder of 1953 to one side, it’s a story that began in 1996 with the launch of the [...]

How to keep your car safe from thieves

Monday  13:13,   08 january 2018
MSN

Car theft is on the up – figures in 2016 indicated a 30 per cent increase over 2013, with the rise blamed on clever gangs of car thieves outwitting sophisticated electronic security measures. So, with complex keyless entry systems proving a weak[...]

2018 UK scrappage scheme guide: should you trade in your old used car?

Monday  13:12,   08 january 2018
CAR

Savings of up to £8000 available ► But can cost more than best finance dealsRelated: Top 10 road-tax-free cars (Carbuyer) Click to expand Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { [...]

Government proposes new Major Road Network to cut congestion

Monday  12:57,   08 january 2018
Auto Express

A new Major Road Network that would complement England’s motorway and strategic road network has been proposed by the Government. The Department for Transport said it is currently consulting on the creation of a Major Road Network (MRN) that would[...]

Volkswagen built 6 million cars in 2017 alone

Monday  12:57,   08 january 2018
Motoring Research

More evidence that customers have forgiven and forgotten dieselgateThe world’s favourite Volkswagen-badged cars in 2017 include the Jetta, Golf, Santana, Passat and Polo; these and other cars are built in 50 factories across the globe, in 14[...]

Buyers sold ex-company cars without warning to get compensation

Monday  12:56,   08 january 2018
Auto Express

Motorists who have unknowingly bought ex-fleet, ex-business or ex-rental vehicles from used-approved dealers through misleading advertisement could be entitled to anywhere between 25 to 100 per cent of the purchase price back in compensation,[...]

Car insurance prices rise 35% in five years

Monday  12:55,   08 january 2018
Motoring Research

That’s an increase of £200 in half a decade The post Car insurance prices rise 35% in five years appeared first on Motoring Research.The average price paid back in winter 2012 was £559, reveals Comparethemarket.com. During the last three months of[...]

Orders suspended for Volkswagen Golf GTE

Monday  12:52,   08 january 2018
Autocar

Production bottlenecks are to blame for a hiatus in new orders being taken for the Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybridA Volkswagen UK spokesman couldn’t reveal the precise lead times for the last orders placed but confirmed that they're well under[...]

Pay and dismay for UK city parkers

Monday  12:52,   08 january 2018
Read Cars

Workers driving to work can pay as much as £42 for a nine-hour stay in a car park. Drivers were asked to disclose how much they spend on parking per month whilst at work, with 80% of respondents paying for it out of their own pocket and almost half[...]

Stop-start technology: what's the long-term impact on my car’s engine?

Monday  12:51,   08 january 2018
Autocar

The increasingly common technology designed to save fuel might reduce consumption, but what effect does it have on engine life?Stop-start is a system on most modern cars that cuts the engine when the car is stationary, in order to reduce fuel[...]

This Keyed Lamborghini Huracan Avio Is Hard To Look At

Monday  12:51,   08 january 2018
motor1

This is why we can’t have nice things. Owning and driving a supercar comes with some additional responsibilities separate from the expensive oil changes and general maintenance. Drive a supercar through a neighborhood of car-obsessed,[...]

Lotus Europa: why the ‘softer’ Elise failed to win buyers

Monday  12:41,   08 january 2018
Motoring Research

Lotus only sold 458 of its Elise-based Europa during its four years on saleAston Martin’s short-lived Virage, catalogued for one year between 2011 and 2012 is one, this DB9 a pointless shadow of the original, which at least had a mission (keeping[...]

Why a Tesla Roadster is heading into space

Monday  12:40,   08 january 2018
CAR

► Original Tesla Roadster on a rocket ► SpaceX mission sends EV into space ► Convertible will be sent to orbit Mars Never knowingly under-hyped, Tesla chief Elon Musk has come up with a new publicity stunt: he's sending an original Noughties[...]