Cars

Latest

Mercedes Benz EQ C all-electric SUV on track to launch in 2019

Mercedes Benz EQ C all-electric SUV on track to launch in 2019

By Max Langridge

Mercedes-Benz has announced that its EQ C SUV is on target to enter full production in 2019. Future electric cars: The battery powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years The Stuttgart-based manufacturer has released some images... Read more

UPS will test these futuristic electric trucks in London this year

UPS will test these futuristic electric trucks in London this year

By Elyse Betters

UPS has come with an innovative EV truck design that it'll pilot soon.Last year, the shipping company began testing a delivery van that spits out parcel-carrying drones, which can autonomously finish the delivery route and return to the van without... Read more

Future Volvos will be voice controlled through Google Assistant

Future Volvos will be voice controlled through Google Assistant

By Max Langridge

Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has today come through on its promise to embed Android within its next generation Sensus infotainment system. The new version of Sensus will have Google Assistant, Google Maps and the Google Play Store all embedded within... Read more

Range Rover P400e review: Is this plug-in hybrid the best 4x4 by far?
4.0 stars

Range Rover P400e review: Is this plug-in hybrid the best 4x4 by far?

By Chris Pickering

Large SUVs have been the default choice for luxury car buyers ever since the original Range Rover came along and redefined our concept of off-roaders nearly half a century ago. They have a classless appeal that's every bit at home at Glastonbury as it... Read more

Lyft rolled out 30 self-driving cars in Las Vegas and anyone can hail them

Lyft rolled out 30 self-driving cars in Las Vegas and anyone can hail them

By Elyse Betters

Next time in you're in Vegas, fire up the Lyft app and you may be able to catch a ride in a self-driving vehicle.Lyft has announced that it's rolling out 30 autonomous vehicles in Sin City. The ride-hailing company has been testing self-driving, ride-sharing... Read more

UK might ban sale of new cars that can't travel 50 miles on electricity from 2040

UK might ban sale of new cars that can't travel 50 miles on electricity from 2040

By Elyse Betters

The UK government could soon impose a new type of car ban in order to encourage the production and sale of purely electric vehicles.According to Autocar, the UK, as part of its Road to Zero plan, will "ban the sale of new cars that can travel less than... Read more

Souped-up Teslas to compete in Electric GT racing series beginning in November

Souped-up Teslas to compete in Electric GT racing series beginning in November

By Max Langridge

A brand new racing series starring souped-up Tesla Model S cars is set to take off in November this year. Electric GT will see 20 race-prepared Tesla Model S P100D cars race against each other around various racetracks around the world, including Silverstone... Read more

Kia Soul EV review: Good, green SUV fun
4.0 stars

Kia Soul EV review: Good, green SUV fun

By Chris Hall

The Kia Soul EV was launched in 2014 as one of the first pure electric cars on the road. It's unique in a number of ways, not least because it made an electric vehicle (EV) out of an existing model of car. It's also a crossover or SUV (in the loosest... Read more

Range Rover Sport SVR review: Land Rover lets its hair down
5.0 stars

Range Rover Sport SVR review: Land Rover lets its hair down

By Chris Pickering

Does anyone really need a Range Rover that can hurl itself from 0-60mph quicker than a Ferrari F355 while making a sound like a thunderstorm trapped in a bass drum? Probably not. But boy-oh-boy is it fun.Frankly, we could probably conclude the review... Read more

BMW reveals Concept iX3 all-electric SUV, will go on sale in 2020

BMW reveals Concept iX3 all-electric SUV, will go on sale in 2020

By Max Langridge

After teasing its announcement earlier this week, BMW has taken the wraps off the Concept iX3, its first fully-electric SUV. The Concept iX3 is, as the name suggests, based on the current X3 SUV and so keeps a very similar design. However it does have... Read more

Audi e-tron: Specs, design, performance and battery - everything you need to know

Audi e-tron: Specs, design, performance and battery - everything you need to know

By Chris Hall

The e-tron name isn't new to Audi. It was granted to the A3 and then the Q7, as Audi dabbled in plug-in hybrids. At the same time, Audi was producing e-tron concepts as it aligned the compass on an electric future. There was the Audi e-tron Quattro concept... Read more

Audi e-tron Charging Service aims to remove electric car charging anxiety

Audi e-tron Charging Service aims to remove electric car charging anxiety

By Chris Hall

As is often the way with emerging technologies, electric car charging is currently a fragmented experience for those wanting to charge away from home. There are multiple providers, multiple standards of sockets, multiple charging rates and much more to... Read more

Audi e-tron battery revealed: 400km range, 150kW super-fast charging, but designed for safety first

Audi e-tron battery revealed: 400km range, 150kW super-fast charging, but designed for safety first

By Chris Hall

Audi has revealed all the details about the battery for its forthcoming Audi e-tron, its first pure electric car. Based on the Audi e-tron prototype, the production version of the car is due to be fully revealed later in 2018 for delivery in Europe before... Read more

OVO Energy's V2G charger could let you drive an EV for free

OVO Energy's V2G charger could let you drive an EV for free

By Max Langridge

British energy company OVO Energy has used a recent press event in London to unveil some new intelligent home electric vehicle chargers, including the world's first domestically available vehicle to grid charger, that could allow EV owners to "never pay... Read more

VW will install fast chargers for EVs at 100 US Walmart stores by 2019

VW will install fast chargers for EVs at 100 US Walmart stores by 2019

By Elyse Betters

Next year, when you need to charge your EV, go to Walmart.The big-box retailer probably wouldn't be your first choice, but VW's subsidiary, Electrify America, has announced it is installing (PDF) electric vehicle chargers at more than 100 Walmart stores... Read more

Volkswagen Passat GTE review: The best plug-in hybrid estate to buy?
4.0 stars

Volkswagen Passat GTE review: The best plug-in hybrid estate to buy?

By Joe Simpson

Are you ready to plug-in yet? In an environment where many are shunning diesel, yet where many petrol models still don't deliver stellar fuel economy (and have a tax bill to go with them), plug-in hybrids look like the ideal option for the discerning... Read more

London's new black taxi: A thoroughly modern electric affair

London's new black taxi: A thoroughly modern electric affair

By Chris Hall

Think of London and you'll think of the black taxi, an icon of the city's congested streets, weaving between the red buses, splashing through puddles under grey skies, confidently driven by cabbies armed with the Knowledge.For many years The London Taxi... Read more

Is Audi’s new A6 Avant the exec estate to reckon with?

Is Audi’s new A6 Avant the exec estate to reckon with?

By Dan Grabham

Going up against the Mercedes E-Class estate and BMW 5-Series Touring is this, the brand new Audi A6 Avant estate. Estates are often maligned as boring, but this is anything but. Do you really need an SUV?  Also consider the best SUVs: from crossover... Read more

Audi A7 review: A tech-packed grand tourer
4.0 stars

Audi A7 review: A tech-packed grand tourer

By Chris Hall

The launch of the Audi A8 was the start of something new. While Audi seems to release lots of new cars all the time, the Audi A7 is one of new generation: its modern exterior meets a vastly updated interior compared to the older model, complete with new... Read more

Best SUVs 2018: From crossover to Range Rover - which are kings of the road?

Best SUVs 2018: From crossover to Range Rover - which are kings of the road?

By Joe Simpson

You'll have noticed them on your street, down at the supermarket or parked outside your office. There might even be one on your driveway. The SUV - or crossover - has become one of the UK's favourite types of vehicle.Thousands are replacing their old... Read more

Waymo partners with Jaguar to deliver a fleet of self-driving I-Pace SUVs

Waymo partners with Jaguar to deliver a fleet of self-driving I-Pace SUVs

By Max Langridge

Waymo, the self-driving car company headed up by Google parent company Alphabet, has agreed a deal with Coventry-based Jaguar Land Rover that will see the latter provide some 20,000 electric I-Pace SUVs to the former, to help create a fleet of self-driving... Read more

Nissan's ProPILOT autonomous technology arrives on the Qashqai

Nissan's ProPILOT autonomous technology arrives on the Qashqai

By Max Langridge

Nissan has announced that its ProPILOT autonomous driving technology is now available for the Qashqai crossover in the UK as a £795 option. ProPILOT isn't fully autonomous, as it can only work in single lane traffic, but it can automatically keep the... Read more

Volkswagen Golf review: Staying on top of the game
4.5 stars

Volkswagen Golf review: Staying on top of the game

By Joe Simpson

The Volkswagen Golf is Europe's best-selling car. When we reviewed the MK 7 back in 2013 it gained a coveted full-marks score. But five years is a long time in the car world, and with the forthcoming Golf MK 8 (as it will be called) still a couple of... Read more

Audi RS4 review: Return of the fast estate king
4.5 stars

Audi RS4 review: Return of the fast estate king

By Joe Simpson

Audi owns the fast estate car genre. Mercedes might make some enticing AMG-models which allow you to bring the dog and kids along, but no car defines that genre better than the Audi RS4.From March 2018 the RS4 arrives in its fourth-generation guise, available... Read more

Uber stops self-driving tests after its autonomous vehicle kills pedestrian

Uber stops self-driving tests after its autonomous vehicle kills pedestrian

By Elyse Betters

One of Uber's self-driving vehicles has struck and killed a female pedestrian in Arizona.According to ABC 15, the crash occurred early Monday morning near Mill Avenue and Curry Road in Tempe, Arizona. The Uber vehicle was headed northbound when a woman... Read more

Self-driving cars: Autonomous driving levels explained

Self-driving cars: Autonomous driving levels explained

By Max Langridge

Autonomous driving is a term we're slowly becoming accustomed to, along with electric and hybrid power, as the vehicles of the future take over the roads. We're still a fair way off completely driverless cars, but the technology that makes driving that... Read more

Jaguar E-Pace review: The savviest SUV on the road?
4.0 stars

Jaguar E-Pace review: The savviest SUV on the road?

By Joe Simpson

"E-Pace? Is that the electric one then?," asks a man inspecting our Jaguar SUV as we're taking photos of it for this very review.Despite Jaguar launching its all-new electric i-Pace SUV at the Geneva Motor Show – because, you know, in the car world... Read more

Audi R8 RWS review: The rear-wheel supercar that purists will pine for

Audi R8 RWS review: The rear-wheel supercar that purists will pine for

By Leon Poultney

Audi is a company that preaches all-wheel-drive technology. Its famous Quattro system has won numerous rally titles, ushered various Le Mans racers to victory and enabled ham-fisted drivers to enjoy cars with 500+bhp crammed underneath the bonnet without... Read more

Future electric cars: The battery powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years

Future electric cars: The battery powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years

By Max Langridge

Electric cars are already a mainstay on Britain's roads, with several all-electric models being available to buy right now. A lot of them are simply electric versions of fuel-powered cars, but in the not-too-distant future, we'll see new designs around... Read more

Best cars of Geneva Motor Show 2018: All the concepts, hybrids, supercars and more

Best cars of Geneva Motor Show 2018: All the concepts, hybrids, supercars and more

By Mike Lowe

Now in its 88th year, the Geneva Motor Show had plenty of world firsts to show-off on the show floor at the 2018 exhibit in Switzerland.With the themes split somewhere between autonomous cars, electric cars and concepts combining the two, it's certainly... Read more

Nissan Juke gets 2018 update; facelift and new tech options rule the way

Nissan Juke gets 2018 update; facelift and new tech options rule the way

By Mike Lowe

The Nissan Juke was always a trailblazer. Whether you loved or loathed this quirky crossover when it first appeared on the streets years back, it set the bar for what brands could achieve in terms of being different; in making standout design.For 2018,... Read more

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept is an all-electric Porsche estate

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept is an all-electric Porsche estate

By Max Langridge

Porsche has unveiled a brand new electric car concept at the Geneva Motor Show. Called the Mission E Cross Turismo, the electrified car is essentially an elongated version of the Mission E, which is due to go on sale next year.  Future electric cars:... Read more

Nissan iMX Kuro concept reveals our electric crossover future

Nissan iMX Kuro concept reveals our electric crossover future

By Mike Lowe

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2018, Nissan's electric crossover concept of the future, the iMX Kuro, was revealed for the first time.Look familiar? That's because this is the evolved version of the iMX concept that was revealed at the Tokyo Moto Show... Read more

Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain review: Top of the class
4.5 stars

Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain review: Top of the class

By Joe Simpson

How much do you want an SUV? It might have escaped your notice, but every other car we now review seems to be an SUV or crossover. And every time someone tells us they've bought a new car, it's called something like Qashqai, Kodiaq or Kumquat (ok, yes,... Read more

Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV now available to order

Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV now available to order

By Joe Simpson

We've driven it under camouflage, on ice in northern Sweden, and swooned at it in concept form in LA, but today Jaguar unveiled the production I-Pace - its electric SUV, that you can order from today.Remarkably, it looks the twin of the concept car first... Read more

Volvo XC40 review: The most sophisticated small SUV
4.5 stars

Volvo XC40 review: The most sophisticated small SUV

By Joe Simpson

The XC40 is Volvo's third SUV, and its smallest to date. It slots in below the larger XC60 and biggest-of-the-bunch XC90, being the first time the company has offered a vehicle in the booming market that Americans refer to as a "company utility vehicle".... Read more

National Grid vehicle charging plans could see us all getting electric cars

National Grid vehicle charging plans could see us all getting electric cars

By Max Langridge

The UK National Grid is looking to install an entire fleet of superfast electric car charging points along Britain's motorways that would get their power from the country's electricity network. The best electric cars 2018: Top battery powered vehicles... Read more

Subaru XV review: A crossover with real substance
4.0 stars

Subaru XV review: A crossover with real substance

By Chris Pickering

Carmakers struck gold when they came up with the idea of the crossover. Combining the convenience of a hatchback with the rugged off-road image of an SUV has proved to be like catnip for family car buyers.On paper, the Subaru XV is a classic example of... Read more

DS 7 Crossback review: Tech meets luxury flair, but it's not all savoir faire
4.0 stars

DS 7 Crossback review: Tech meets luxury flair, but it's not all savoir faire

By Chris Hall

The DS 7 Crossback is an important car for DS Automobiles. It represents the start of something new. Announced as a new brand in 2014, this is the first car for the marque that's all DS and no Citroën. That means there's no chevron-badged version,... Read more

The best electric cars 2018: Top battery powered vehicles available on UK roads today

The best electric cars 2018: Top battery powered vehicles available on UK roads today

By Max Langridge

Electric cars have been around for a few years now, although if we're being technical, they've being around since the 19th century. But the first electric car of the modern era, and the first highway legal production all-electric battery powered vehicle... Read more

Porsche and Audi joining forces for new €1 billion electric car platform

Porsche and Audi joining forces for new €1 billion electric car platform

By Rik Henderson

German car manufacturers Audi and Porsche are pooling their resources to develop a new electric vehicle platform for use in the next decade.They are both committed to the development of electric cars but, in a cost saving exercise, will pay for it jointly.This,... Read more

Peugeot 5008 review: Reinventing the family MPV
3.5 stars

Peugeot 5008 review: Reinventing the family MPV

By Joe Simpson

The last Peugeot 5008 was a traditional MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle). And nobody wants one of those anymore. So for 2018, the 5008 has been reinvented as – you guessed it – an SUV (Sports-Utility Vehicle).It seems like barely a day goes by without... Read more