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Ford GT review: An astounding aerodynamic accomplishment

Ford GT review: An astounding aerodynamic accomplishment

By Leon Poultney

It is very easy to think you know everything about the latest Ford GT, for this is a car that seemingly came out of nowhere at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show and subsequently stole almost every column inch, headline and online article. Oh, and then it... Read more

BMW details exciting roadmap for electric vehicles going forward

BMW details exciting roadmap for electric vehicles going forward

By Rik Henderson

BMW no longer sees itself as simply a car manufacturer; it now sees itself as a tech company. And it has revealed its plans for an emission-free future.By the end of the year, it claims that there will be 200,000 "electrified vehicles" (fully electric... Read more

Electric dreams: New Jaguar and Land Rover cars from 2020 will have electric options

Electric dreams: New Jaguar and Land Rover cars from 2020 will have electric options

By Chris Hall

Jaguar Land Rover has set out its commitment to the electrification of its vehicles, saying that all new vehicles from 2020 will come with electric options, be that fully electric, plug-in hybrid or mild hybrid. The company hasn't gone much further than... Read more

Jaguar E-Type reborn as a modern electric masterpiece, the E-Type Zero

Jaguar E-Type reborn as a modern electric masterpiece, the E-Type Zero

By Chris Hall

You don't really need an excuse to photograph a Jaguar E-Type. It's one of the most iconic cars ever made, embodying the long and low aesthetics of Jaguar design, the quintessential classic car and the love child of the 1960s.It's no surprise, then, that... Read more

Nissan Leaf (2018): New and improved for an EV takeover

Nissan Leaf (2018): New and improved for an EV takeover

By Britta O'Boyle

Nissan has unveiled its long-awaited next-generation Leaf electric vehicle, offering a significant redesign and improvement in specifications and technology compared to its predecessor.Seven years after the original Leaf, and more than 275,000 sold,... 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 277,000 units, making it one of the world's best selling electric vehicles.With... Read more

New Nissan Leaf unveiled: Improved design, more power and 235-mile range

New Nissan Leaf unveiled: Improved design, more power and 235-mile range

By Britta O'Boyle

Nissan has announced its new Leaf electric vehicle, following months of rumours and teasers.The new model features 50 percent greater range to its predecessor, more power and an improved design, inspired by the company's IDS concept shown off at the... Read more

Smart Vision EQ ForTwo concept preview: The future autonomous car for slick city transit

Smart Vision EQ ForTwo concept preview: The future autonomous car for slick city transit

By Joe Simpson

Daimler has revealed its Smart Vision EQ ForTwo concept in Stuttgart, two weeks before it gets shown to the public at the Frankfurt Auto Show.The concept — which the company stresses is not designed to preview the exterior styling of the next Smart... Read more

Audi has now made it possible to see your new car in VR before it's made

Audi has now made it possible to see your new car in VR before it's made

By Max Langridge

German vehicle manufacturer Audi is rolling out a new VR experience to showrooms in Germany, the UK and Spain, that will let customers see their ideally configured Audi car before placing an order. MMI explored: A deep dive into Audi's in-car infotainment... Read more

Range Rover Velar review: A titan of tech and a lesson in SUV styling
5.0 stars

Range Rover Velar review: A titan of tech and a lesson in SUV styling

By Leon Poultney

Jaguar Land Rover has hauled the Velar name out of the history books to grace the fourth Range Rover model in the marque's long and illustrious history.Granted, the original Land Rover incarnation was apparently pronounced "Vee-lar", as opposed to today's... Read more

Audi A8 can be specced with a 23 speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system

Audi A8 can be specced with a 23 speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system

By Max Langridge

Audi has turned to Danish audio company Bang & Olufsen once again for its in-car sound system for the Audi A8, but this time there's a slight difference. Audi A8 (2017) preview: The most technological car interior, ever? The system for the A8 can be specified... Read more

Amazon Alexa coming to a Skoda near you soon

Amazon Alexa coming to a Skoda near you soon

By Max Langridge

Skoda has confirmed it is working on integrating Amazon Alexa into its future in-car infotainment systems, to replace the current voice-controlled system. Apple CarPlay: Which cars support it, what can it do and how does it work? Alexa will offer more... Read more

Your future electric Audi could come with a solar roof to extend its range

Your future electric Audi could come with a solar roof to extend its range

By Max Langridge

German car manufacturer Audi has partnered up with Alta Devices, a subsidiary of Chinese solar-cell producer, Hanergy, to develop a thin solar film layer to be installed in car roofs. Future electric cars: The battery-powered tech cars that will be on... Read more

VW revives the iconic camper van design with I.D. Buzz, goes on sale in 2022

VW revives the iconic camper van design with I.D. Buzz, goes on sale in 2022

By Max Langridge

Volkswagen has confirmed it will put its I.D. Buzz bus concept electric vehicle into full commercial production. The eight-seater vehicle will go on sale in the US, Europe and China in 2022. Future electric cars: The battery-powered tech cars that will... Read more

Mercedes-AMG GT R first drive: One 'Green Hell' of a car

Mercedes-AMG GT R first drive: One 'Green Hell' of a car

By Joe Simpson

GT R. If that's a name that sounds familiar, it's because you'll normally find it attached to the boot-lid of Nissan's fastest road car. But it's also now attached to the most potent Mercedes-AMG.Mercedes-AMG already has a GT model — which we drove... Read more

Waymo patents a car that can adjust rigidity if it were to hit a human

Waymo patents a car that can adjust rigidity if it were to hit a human

By Elyse Betters

Google-owned Waymo has always wanted to reduce the number of deaths related to automobile accidents, and its latest patent is just another attempt at accomplishing that goal.The Mercury News and Quartz spotted a Waymo patent for a new type of driverless... Read more

Renault Koleos review: Can the 5-seat SUV make its mark?
3.5 stars

Renault Koleos review: Can the 5-seat SUV make its mark?

By Joe Simpson

French brands have never really succeeded in selling larger cars in the UK. There's one notable exception: the Renault Espace, a ground-breaking people carrier that did will in the 80s and 90s.But in 2017 — despite there being an all-new Espace which... Read more

Nissan X-Trail (2017) review: Great value SUV gets premium updates
4.0 stars

Nissan X-Trail (2017) review: Great value SUV gets premium updates

By Chris Hall

When Nissan talks about the X-Trail, it's talking about a car that it has designed for "family adventures". While the Qashqai is the urban crossover that's ferrying thousands to school every day, the X-Trail is the car that's roaming a little further... Read more

BMW 5 Series estate (2017) review: Large, technologically accomplished and fun to drive
5.0 stars

BMW 5 Series estate (2017) review: Large, technologically accomplished and fun to drive

By Leon Poultney

Car salesmen have a very difficult job trying to convince customers to buy an estate car these days. For some reason, the marketing machine has brainwashed the masses into thinking that gigantic SUVs are the perfect companion to family life.In reality,... Read more

Apple's CarPlay is coming to some 2017 Aston Martin and Mini cars

Apple's CarPlay is coming to some 2017 Aston Martin and Mini cars

By Elyse Betters

Apple CarPlay can now be found on two new luxury car brands.9to5Mac noticed that the CarPlay page on Apple’s website has been updated to include models from both European manufacturers. More specifically, CarPlay will be available in Aston's 2017 Vantage,... Read more

Your next car could be electric with petrol and diesel car sales to end after 2040

Your next car could be electric with petrol and diesel car sales to end after 2040

By Max Langridge

The British Government has announced plans to end all new petrol and diesel car sales from 2040, in a bid to combat rising levels of nitrogen oxide and overall air pollution. All-electric cars UK 2017: All the battery powered vehicles available on the... Read more

All-electric cars UK 2017: All the battery powered vehicles available on the road today

All-electric cars UK 2017: All the battery powered vehicles available on the road 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

BMW reveals plans to make a battery-electric Mini in the UK

BMW reveals plans to make a battery-electric Mini in the UK

By Elyse Betters

BMW is going fully battery-electric, with a new Mini at least.It wants to build a new battery-electric Mini: a 3-door, fully electric Hatch model, which will go into production in 2019. This vehicle will increase the choice of Mini powertrains to include... Read more

Porsche Panamera (2017) review: Tantalising tech is only half the treat
4.5 stars

Porsche Panamera (2017) review: Tantalising tech is only half the treat

By Joe Simpson

"Fahren, fahren, fahren auf der Autobahn," Emil Shult chants out of the Bose stereo as we speed up the A1 in the new Porsche Panamera 4S. Kraftwerk's Autobahn might be a cliché choice of soundtrack, but for a late night motorway mission in a fast German... Read more

Seat Ibiza review: A class-leading drive that's fun for all the family
5.0 stars

Seat Ibiza review: A class-leading drive that's fun for all the family

By Joe Simpson

Say Hola! to the new Seat Ibiza, the fifth-generation of the Spanish firm's popular small car.Seat has suddenly got very popular in the UK – the new Ateca SUV and Leon family hatchback selling big, but the Ibiza has always been at the core of the firm's... Read more

Mercedes-Benz E-Class review: Better than a BMW 5 Series?
4.5 stars

Mercedes-Benz E-Class review: Better than a BMW 5 Series?

By Joe Simpson

Mercedes says everything it knows about how to build a car has gone into the new E-Class. Being that it is the oldest car brand in the world, that's probably quite a lot of stuff.The new E-Class went on sale in 2016. On our first drive in Portugal we... Read more

Nissan Leaf takes on Mongol Rally: 10,000 miles in an all-electric vehicle

Nissan Leaf takes on Mongol Rally: 10,000 miles in an all-electric vehicle

By Britta O'Boyle

If the idea of trading in your petrol-guzzling car for a planet-friendly all-electric model has appealed to you but range anxiety has stopped you, this is a story that might help you take the leap. Chris Ramsey, founder of Plug In Adventures, set off... Read more

Shell will install electric car chargers at petrol stations in the UK this year

Shell will install electric car chargers at petrol stations in the UK this year

By Elyse Betters

Shell petrol stations are going electric.Well, not completely, but the oil company has confirmed it will install electric car chargers at petrol stations in the UK before the end of this year. The first chargers will offer 50kW recharging speeds, and... Read more

Mini Countryman Cooper S E preview: Mini's first electric hybrid hits the road

Mini Countryman Cooper S E preview: Mini's first electric hybrid hits the road

By Joe Simpson

By its own management's admission the Mini brand has overstretched itself. Like a greedy child with eyes bigger than its belly, the once maker of an uber-compact car has seen its range balloon. Now Mini makes a whole host of options, including cabrios,... Read more

BMW 530e plug-in hybrid preview: The best of both worlds?

BMW 530e plug-in hybrid preview: The best of both worlds?

By Joe Simpson

The new BMW 5-Series is a car we already know to be talented. In our 5-star review of the upper-spec 530d, we said that, judged in isolation, it goes "straight to the top of the class". That's a class which includes the Mercedes E-Class, which when we... Read more

What is X.COM? Elon Musk's new website and project teased

What is X.COM? Elon Musk's new website and project teased

By Rik Henderson

Tesla boss Elon Musk has caused an internet frenzy with a simple tweet.His company has reacquired the domain name x.com, which was the original name of PayPal many moons ago, and is soon to launch a new venture or, at least, assign one of his current... Read more

Audi RS5 (2017) review: Pedal to the metal
4.0 stars

Audi RS5 (2017) review: Pedal to the metal

By Mike Lowe

Got a spare £60k rattling around in your pocket and want to buy a German sports car? There's a new kid on the block: the Audi RS5. The souped-up Audi Sport version of the S5 coupe, the RS5 has the likes of the Mercedes AMG-C63 and BMW M4 Coupe directly... Read more

Own a BMW? You can join a Skype meeting without leaving your car

Own a BMW? You can join a Skype meeting without leaving your car

By Elyse Betters

Next time you Skype your boss, do it from your BMW.Skype for Business users can now place or join conference calls from the driver's seat - so long as they own a BMW. Drivers will use the mounted display and their voice to navigate BMW's iDrive menu system... Read more

Jaguar E-Pace: Jag's Cub is an adorable compact SUV disruptor

Jaguar E-Pace: Jag's Cub is an adorable compact SUV disruptor

By Chris Hall

Jaguar has pulled the covers of the Jaguar E-Pace, following closely in the tracks of the excellent Jaguar F-Pace. This compact SUV looks to repeat the successes of the F-Pace, a car that's very much changed the face of Jaguar, appealing to a whole new... Read more

Bentley's monstrous Bentayga SUV will go green in 2018

Bentley's monstrous Bentayga SUV will go green in 2018

By Max Langridge

Luxury car maker Bentley has confirmed it will release a plug-in hybrid version of the Bentayga SUV in 2018, which will see an electric motor connected to a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 engine.Bentley is owned by Volkswagen, which also owns the Audi brand,... Read more

Ford Fiesta (2017) review: The little car that's a very big deal
5.0 stars

Ford Fiesta (2017) review: The little car that's a very big deal

By Britta O'Boyle

The Ford Fiesta has been the best selling car in the UK for eight years straight. That's a long time to hold the top spot and a lot of pressure for an all-new model to have on its pillars. So the question is, how does Ford make Britain's favourite... Read more

Jeep Compass (2017) review: The compact SUV with big off-road performance
3.5 stars

Jeep Compass (2017) review: The compact SUV with big off-road performance

By Max Langridge

With 75 years of all-terrain vehicle production under its belt, Jeep is a car manufacturer that knows a thing or two when it comes to off-road driving. It's also all too aware that the compact SUV market is seeing a huge surge at the moment and wants... Read more

Seat DriveApp now works fully with Android Auto

Seat DriveApp now works fully with Android Auto

By Rik Henderson

Seat has released a new version of its DriveApp Android application that now fully integrates with Android Auto. The Spanish car manufacturer claims to be the first to support the Android-based in-car system with a dedicated application.Seat DriveApp... Read more

DS Automobiles DS4 review: Flair and individuality, but at what cost?
3.5 stars

DS Automobiles DS4 review: Flair and individuality, but at what cost?

By Chris Hall

DS Automobiles continues its march into independence, dropping the badges of its Citroen heritage as it tries to mark itself out as something different. The aim is it awaken the "spirit of avant-garde" in DS' words. It's about being French, about great... Read more

Volvo is making the move to all-electric from 2019

Volvo is making the move to all-electric from 2019

By Max Langridge

Volvo Cars has announced that all of the cars in its lineup will have an electric motor from 2019, and will subsequently become the first car manufacturer to completely ditch internal combustion engines. Volvo and Nvidia have just teamed up to make self-driving... Read more

Alfa Romeo Giulia (2017) review: An Alfa that doesn’t do clichés
4.0 stars

Alfa Romeo Giulia (2017) review: An Alfa that doesn’t do clichés

By Joe Simpson

There is a saying that, to be a true car fan, you must have owned an Alfa Romeo. But a Mito, and a Giulietta (the extent of Alfa's range until now) hardly represent petrol-head nirvana. For Alfa fans, the Giulia has been a long time coming.Its predecessor,... Read more