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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

Lexus RC 300h review: The coupé conundrum
3.5 stars

Lexus RC 300h review: The coupé conundrum

By Mike Lowe

There's something to be said for rarity. When sighting an unusual car it turns heads because it bucks the familiar trend. Which is exactly what the Lexus RC 300h does.Drive through town in this sporty-looking coupe and its mammoth front grille will get... Read more

Seat Born will be company's first all-electric car

Seat Born will be company's first all-electric car

By Rik Henderson

Seat is allegedly working on its first all-electric car and images of it have leaked online.The Seat Born (or Seat E-Born) as it is rumoured to be called is said to be available from 2020 and will be a hatchback roughly the size of a Leon. The big difference... Read more

Alfa Romeo Stelvio review: A stellar SUV not to be overlooked
4.0 stars

Alfa Romeo Stelvio review: A stellar SUV not to be overlooked

By Mike Lowe

Say hello to Alfa Romeo's very first SUV. Yep, the heritage Italian brand has finally stepped up to the big-boy plate with the Stelvio. Which is, in essence, an Alfa Guilia on stilts. The Stelvio is part of its push into the SUV-car category that, in... Read more

BP next to add electric vehicle charging points to petrol stations

BP next to add electric vehicle charging points to petrol stations

By Rik Henderson

BP has announced it will be trialing electric vehicle charging points in select petrol stations in the UK and Europe.The oil company has invested $5 million (£3.5 million) in US firm Freewire that specialises in mobile rapid charging units for vehicles.... Read more

Jaguar I-Pace first drive: Ice driving with the all-electric Jag

Jaguar I-Pace first drive: Ice driving with the all-electric Jag

By Stuart Miles

The Jaguar I-Pace is the company's new all-electric SUV. In many people's minds it represents the future of the British brand. It's Jaguar Land Rover's first real foray into the world of electric as it looks to go up against a bevy of electric cars either... Read more

Would you drive a Jaguar on a frozen lake? We did

Would you drive a Jaguar on a frozen lake? We did

By Stuart Miles

As we step off the plane, the cold air hits us. It’s 9pm, minus 16 degrees, and we’ve still got a three hour journey ahead of us from Lulea airport to Arjeplog in northern Sweden.To say it’s cold is an understatement, but it’s not long before... 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

Volvo's first all-electric car will be this sleek and sexy hatchback

Volvo's first all-electric car will be this sleek and sexy hatchback

By Max Langridge

Volvo has revealed its first all-electric car after confirming last year that it will be making the move to all-electric power in 2019.The new car will be a production version of a 40.2 concept the Swedish car company unveiled in 2017. The recently released... Read more

Seat Arona review: A smooth ride with a surprising amount of space inside
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Seat Arona review: A smooth ride with a surprising amount of space inside

By Leon Poultney

Seat has traditionally been the slightly confused brand in the Volkswagen Group - not quite having the selection of cars to live up to its funky, youthful marketing campaign, nor being cheap enough to tempt buyers away from the historically affordable... Read more

Nissan Leaf (2018) review: Electric for the people
4.5 stars

Nissan Leaf (2018) review: Electric for the people

By Chris Hall

While many manufacturers are posturing and pontificating about plans for the electrification of their cars, Nissan is releasing a proper second-gen electric vehicle, the new Nissan Leaf.The world has changed a lot since the 2010 launch of the original... Read more

Jaguar's flagship XJ saloon to be revived as an electric model in 2019

Jaguar's flagship XJ saloon to be revived as an electric model in 2019

By Max Langridge

Jaguar may rejuvenate its flagship XJ saloon as a fully electric model from 2019, according to a report from Autocar. The XJ, in its current iteration, has been on sale since 2009, so is due for a refresh, although Jaguar has pondered if it should remain... Read more

Hyundai Kona review: The quirky, colourful crossover
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Hyundai Kona review: The quirky, colourful crossover

By Mike Lowe

It's the era of the SUV crossover, with the Hyundai Kona looking to take a bite out of Nissan Juke territory, while taking on its Kia Stonic cousin (that car is built on the same platform, so is essentially much the same car, albeit not so good looking)... Read more

Peugeot plans to electrify its entire car lineup by 2025

Peugeot plans to electrify its entire car lineup by 2025

By Max Langridge

French car manufacturer Groupe PSA, which owns the Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall car brands, says its car lineup of vehicles will be 100 per cent electrified by 2025. PSA group CEO Carlos Tavares made the announcement at the Automotive News... Read more

Kia Stonic review: Batten down the hatches, the crossovers are coming
4.0 stars

Kia Stonic review: Batten down the hatches, the crossovers are coming

By Chris Hall

If you're a car manufacturer and not looking at how you can add a crossover to your model line-up, you're probably aiming your efforts in the wrong direction.The linear range of hatchback, saloon and estate has found SUVs thrust into the mix, with many... Read more

New Nissan Leaf 2018: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

New Nissan Leaf 2018: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Britta O'Boyle

Nissan was the first to introduce an all-electric vehicle to the mass market with the original Leaf appearing way back in 2010. Since its arrival, Nissan has sold more than 283,000 cars, making it one of the world's best selling electric vehicles.With... Read more

Best cars of Detroit Motor Show 2018: BMW, Ford, Mercedes and more

Best cars of Detroit Motor Show 2018: BMW, Ford, Mercedes and more

By Max Langridge

The North American International Show, or Detroit Motor Show to us and you, is the first major car convention of the year. Yes, we saw new cars at CES, but Las Vegas introduced more technologies than actual cars.The Detroit Motor Show is very much a car... Read more

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe review: Does it blend?
3.5 stars

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe review: Does it blend?

By Joe Simpson

Mid-sized SUVs have become hugely popular over the past few years – particularly at the premium end of the market, if they're wearing the right German badge. The Mercedes GLC Coupe is most certainly wearing a badge of desire. But yes, you read that... Read more

Byton SUV Concept: Can it take on Tesla and succeed?

Byton SUV Concept: Can it take on Tesla and succeed?

By Joe Simpson

Byton. It's not a name you're likely to have heard. But you might want to remember it, because the auto company has big plans, and by unveiling its concept SUV at CES 2018 it impressed many.Funded by Chinese money (aren't all new car companies these days?)... Read more

Best cars of CES 2018: Byton, Toyota, Kia and more

Best cars of CES 2018: Byton, Toyota, Kia and more

By Joe Simpson

CES has very much become a car show over the past few years. In fact, the entire North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Centre is dedicated to cars and car technology.While 2018 wasn't quite as bumper a show for new metal as 2017 was, the tech was arguably... Read more

Qualcomm bets big on automotive, lands Jaguar Land Rover, Honda and BYD partnerships

Qualcomm bets big on automotive, lands Jaguar Land Rover, Honda and BYD partnerships

By Mike Lowe

Throughout 2017 there was one big expected acquisition bubbling away in the background of the tech world: Qualcomm's $39b acquisition of NXP Semiconductors, known for its automotive, security and IoT chips. An acquisition that, to date, hasn't happened,... Read more

Toyota announces e-Palette autonomous mobility concept, partners with Uber, Amazon

Toyota announces e-Palette autonomous mobility concept, partners with Uber, Amazon

By Joe Simpson

At CES 2018, Toyota - the world's biggest car company - announced a new autonomous vehicle, called e-Palette, along with news that every Toyota and Lexus would be electrified by 2025. It's part of a bigger picture: Toyota seeing itself as transitioning... Read more

Nvidia teams up with Volkswagen and Uber to work on AI-assisted vehicles

Nvidia teams up with Volkswagen and Uber to work on AI-assisted vehicles

By Dan Grabham

Nvidia talked a lot about the technical detail around its autonomous vehicle hardware and software during its CES 2018 keynote, but it also had a lot to say about how its technology would be used, too.A whopping 320 partners are now developing with Nvidia... Read more

Tesla Model S 100D review: London to Scotland and back in the reigning EV king
4.5 stars

Tesla Model S 100D review: London to Scotland and back in the reigning EV king

By Alistair Charlton

Having been with us for almost six years, the electric Tesla Model S has quickly shifted from rare, exotic spaceship of the future to a common sight on British roads - especially in and around London where chargers are plentiful and the £64,700-to-£133,500... Read more

Honda Civic (2017) review: Classic hatch gets a millennial makeover
4.5 stars

Honda Civic (2017) review: Classic hatch gets a millennial makeover

By Joe Simpson

The Honda Civic is a funny old car. It's a real challenge to pinpoint who, exactly, it's aimed at, yet equally difficult to fault – despite historically boasting a number of irksome quirks. It's billed as a family car. A competitor to the evergreen... Read more

Toyota Prius review: Celebrating 20 years of the hybrid car
3.5 stars

Toyota Prius review: Celebrating 20 years of the hybrid car

By Joe Simpson

It might seem scarcely believable, but in 2017 the Toyota Prius celebrates its 20th Birthday. To mark this momentous occasion, we took the opportunity to crack out the candles and review this, the fourth generation of Toyota's most famous hybrid car.Twenty... Read more

Land Rover Discovery Sport review: Still the best 4x4 by far?
4.0 stars

Land Rover Discovery Sport review: Still the best 4x4 by far?

By Joe Simpson

Land Rover used to have a slogan: "The best 4x4x far". This was when a Land Rover was the domain of your local farmer, or rich landed gentry. But at what point did a Land Rover become the default vehicle of the upwardly mobile?Take a look out on the street.... Read more

LG and Here to collaborate on advanced telematics for self-driving cars

LG and Here to collaborate on advanced telematics for self-driving cars

By Max Langridge

South Korean tech giant LG and Here, the company behind Here Maps, have signed a partnership agreement that will see LG's telematics technology combined with Here's mapping data from its Open Location Platform, to create a secure data communications hub... Read more

Mazda CX-5 review: An SUV you'll actually enjoy driving
4.0 stars

Mazda CX-5 review: An SUV you'll actually enjoy driving

By Joe Simpson

The first Mazda CX-5 kicked off a revolution at Mazda. It was Mazda's first mainstream SUV and the first car to feature the company's new "Kodo – soul of motion" design language. Mazda ran that style through the subsequent 2, 3, 6, CX-3 and MX-5 and... Read more

Alpine A110 review: Renault resurrects classic sports car with aplomb
5.0 stars

Alpine A110 review: Renault resurrects classic sports car with aplomb

By Leon Poultney

To properly understand the modern Alpine A110 it helps to rewind to clock to 1955, when racing enthusiast and talented engineer Jean Rédélé decided to transform his passion for tuning old Renault 4 CVs into a legitimate business.Rédélé chose the... Read more

19 weird and whacky personal transportation vehicles that you'd love to ride

19 weird and whacky personal transportation vehicles that you'd love to ride

By Elyse Betters

Most people love a great vehicle.We collect vehicles. We put vehicles in shows. We even make alternative vehicles and various transportation devices because - let's face it - vehicles are so awesome that limiting ourselves to the four-door variety just... Read more

Fiat 500L review: Return of the MPV?
3.5 stars

Fiat 500L review: Return of the MPV?

By Chris Pickering

The Fiat 500 can justifiably claim to be an icon. Its unique blend of style, functionality and affordability has won it legions of admirers over the years.But there's a catch. The original 500 was designed to navigate the back streets of 1950s Italy and... Read more

Nissan to test self-driving taxis in Japan in 2018, full launch planned for 2020 Olympics

Nissan to test self-driving taxis in Japan in 2018, full launch planned for 2020 Olympics

By Max Langridge

Nissan has announced it will begin trialling self-driving taxis as part of its Easy Ride service in Yokohama, Japan from March 2018, with a plan to have a fully-fledged service up and running in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.  The Japanese car... Read more

Best of the LA Auto Show 2017 in pictures: BMW, Mercedes, Mazda and more

Best of the LA Auto Show 2017 in pictures: BMW, Mercedes, Mazda and more

By Joe Simpson

In recent years the big American car shows – Detroit and LA – have been overshadowed by January's CES, which has become a significant car show and the place to be for leading car-related tech and futuristic stuff.Nonetheless, with Southern California... Read more

Cyber Monday deals week: Save $50 on Garmin Speak, brings Alexa navigation to your car

Cyber Monday deals week: Save $50 on Garmin Speak, brings Alexa navigation to your car

By Elyse Betters

Amazon's Cyber Monday deals didn't end on Monday, as evident by an amazing deal it currently has for an Alexa-enabled Garmin device.Garmin, the company once well-known for its GPS navigation devices, recently announced a new speaker that doubles as the... Read more

Uber bought 24,000 of these Volvo SUVs for its self-driving car fleet

Uber bought 24,000 of these Volvo SUVs for its self-driving car fleet

By Elyse Betters

Uber has signed a deal with Volvo.Under the deal, which is reportedly worth more than $1 billion, Volvo will supply the ride-hailing company with 24,000 "autonomous driving compatible" vehicles between 2019 and 2021. Uber is clearly trying to ramp up... Read more

Tesla Roadster will be the fastest production car ever made with the longest battery range

Tesla Roadster will be the fastest production car ever made with the longest battery range

By Max Langridge

Electric car manufacturer Tesla has unveiled the Roadster, successor to the company's first ever production car. When the new two-seater officially launches, the Roadster will break several records, including being the first production car to accelerate... Read more