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Vauxhall Astra (2016) first drive: The Brit underdog

Vauxhall Astra (2016) first drive: The Brit underdog

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"Yes, it's an Astra" proclaims Vauxhall's advertising campaign for its brand new family car, one of Britain's evergreen best sellers. The Astra is a firm favourite on these isles. It's built at Ellesmere Port, has a 30-year lineage and over 3-million... >>

Tesla likely to unveil two Model 3 cars in March, including a crossover

Tesla likely to unveil two Model 3 cars in March, including a crossover

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What's better than a Tesla? Two Teslas. Tesla has said it plans to show its Model 3 - a critical car that is expected to make Tesla more affordable to middle-class car buyers - in March, and now we're hearing from the rumour mill that the electric-vehicle... >>

Nissan Leaf 2016 first drive: Increased range, but not a huge change

Nissan Leaf 2016 first drive: Increased range, but not a huge change

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The Nissan Leaf is now 5-years-old and there's a new version on the road in 2016, this time boasting a 30kWh battery and bringing with it a claim of 155 miles of range. Nissan is talking some impressive figures when it comes to the Leaf. The car has sold... >>

Drone racing goes pro: Drone Racing League to kick off its first season in Feb

Drone racing goes pro: Drone Racing League to kick off its first season in Feb

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So, drone racing is like a legit thing now. The Drone Racing League - a sports and media company trying to bring drone racing to mass appeal - has announced its first racing season: a series of six courses, which include various challenging locations,... >>

Smart ForTwo Cabrio first drive: Topless thrills

Smart ForTwo Cabrio first drive: Topless thrills

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Smart is a word that carries a couple of meanings. It can refer to clothing or intelligence, but since 1998 it's carried a third meaning - a small, ingeniously packaged and seriously useful city car. The first Smart car from Daimler was iconic. The little... >>

Audi Q7 e-tron first drive: Electro efficiency

Audi Q7 e-tron first drive: Electro efficiency

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Plug-in electric vehicles are on the rise, with the Audi Q7 e-tron joining the A3 Sportback e-tron and R8 e-tron - taking the German maker's count up to three. There's clearly momentum behind electric, thanks to its efficiency, environmental and fuel-saving... >>

Mini Cooper D Clubman first drive: Retro quirks, now more practical

Mini Cooper D Clubman first drive: Retro quirks, now more practical

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Since the move from nostalgic little British runaround, to baby-BMW, there have been innumerate inceptions of the Mini. The best selling has been the regular Mini Hatch and the weirdest, perhaps, the Clubman.  The Clubman is an oddity, most keenly defined... >>

BMW X5 xDrive40e first drive: Going big on hybrid

BMW X5 xDrive40e first drive: Going big on hybrid

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There are advantages to driving a large SUV and for many, it's the ride height, the interior space and the feeling of safety lent by being the biggest thing around that drives appeal.  The downside, of course, is that you're hauling a huge amount of... >>

Ford teases future developments: Autonomous cars, car controlled smarthomes and more

Ford teases future developments: Autonomous cars, car controlled smarthomes and more

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Ford has shown off what it's developing behind closed doors at its relatively new Innovation Centre in Palo Alto. As part of the car company's push to become more software focused the centre was built two years ago. Since then developments have advanced... >>

2016 Ford Mustang GT first drive: Muscle over mileage

2016 Ford Mustang GT first drive: Muscle over mileage

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America has always been the home of the big car, the muscle car, and despite rising fuel prices worldwide it's sticking to its heritage. The 2016 Ford Mustang GT comes with an ear filling, earth rumbling 5.0-litre V8 engine. But there's plenty more too.... >>