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Is now the time to buy an electric or hybrid car? Best cars explored

Is now the time to buy an electric or hybrid car? Best cars explored

By 27 April 2015

The future of driving appears to be electric, with Formula E in full effect, supercars adopting hybrid drive systems and range getting further all the time. Fuel powered engines may have their days numbered. But is it time to make the change to electric?... >>

Volkswagen e-Up! review: Up against it
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Volkswagen e-Up! review: Up against it

By 23 April 2015

Say it quickly: "ee-up". That Volkswagen feels happy to call its smallest electric car after the Yorkshire phrase for "hello" shows that Germans do truly have a sense of humour. We jest, of course – Yorkshiremen and women don't say "ee up", they say... >>

Volkswagen Passat (2015) first drive: Shedding its dull image

Volkswagen Passat (2015) first drive: Shedding its dull image

By 12 February 2015

Ask any automotive enthusiast to name a dull car, and there's a fair chance they might name the Passat. But Volkswagen has sold 22 million of the things since 1973, so clearly the gear-heads are missing something. For 2015, there's a new Passat to tempt... >>

Detroit 2015 motorshow in pictures: Ford, Mercedes, Porsche and more show off their new cars and concepts

Detroit 2015 motorshow in pictures: Ford, Mercedes, Porsche and more show off their new cars and concepts

By 19 January 2015

The North American International Auto Show – known locally by its acronym of “NAIAS”  or to you and I as the Detroit motorshow – sweeps the entire car industry off to frozen Detroit each January. Increasingly Detroit feels like a sideshow to... >>

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept: The Tiguan from the future (hands-on)

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept: The Tiguan from the future (hands-on)

By 16 January 2015

This is VW's latest crossover concept, the Cross Coupe GTE. Shown at the Detroit Auto Show as a proof of concept vision, it hints at the next generation of Volkswagen's crossovers and SUVs. The GTE label – which is the new moniker for high-performance,... >>

Future car tech: Sci-fi cars are closer than you think

Future car tech: Sci-fi cars are closer than you think

By 13 January 2015

Cars have been featured at consumer electronic shows with increasing frequency in recent years, causing some to comment that those shows are becoming car shows. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, it's the motor car that's becoming gadgetised.... >>

Germany's top car companies don't want Google in the driving seat

Germany's top car companies don't want Google in the driving seat

By 22 December 2014

Android Auto is a focus of Google, with recent news that Android M might be a more robust Android Auto offering, designed specifically for car integration. The report from Reuters, citing unnamed sources, says that Google's plan is to step beyond integration... >>

Hydrogen fuel cell powered VW Golf SportWagen HyMotion unveiled with 310-mile range

Hydrogen fuel cell powered VW Golf SportWagen HyMotion unveiled with 310-mile range

By 20 November 2014

Volkswagen has unveiled an innovative new car, the Golf SportWagen HyMotion that uses hydrogen fuel cells, making it eco-friendly but super high tech. Hydrogen powered cars only produce water as a byproduct making them environmentally friendly. They can... >>

Volkswagen Polo (2014) first drive: The sensible small car gets an internal tech boost

Volkswagen Polo (2014) first drive: The sensible small car gets an internal tech boost

By 11 September 2014

Spare a thought for the Volkswagen Polo. While big brother Golf gets all the headlines and gold stars in the VW family pecking order, Polo sits there quietly, getting on with its job of being an entirely decent little car. In the world of supermini cars,... >>

Volkswagen Golf R first drive: The best fast Golf ever

Volkswagen Golf R first drive: The best fast Golf ever

By 25 August 2014

Just how much would you be happy to spend on a Golf? It's an interesting question posed by this, the new hottest (ever) Golf ­- the R - which starts at a few quid under 30-grand in the UK. It's the latest in a long line of uber-fast Golfs, designed to... >>