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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

Honda Civic Type R (2017) review: The hot hatch hooligan
4.5 stars

Honda Civic Type R (2017) review: The hot hatch hooligan

By Leon Poultney

When you think hot hatch, there are typically three letters that immediately spring to mind: G.T.I. Over the past four decades, Volkswagen's souped-up Golf has developed into one of the auto industry's most endearing and successful icons, blending sporty-yet-subtle... Read more

Apple CarPlay: Which cars support it, what can it do and how does it work?

Apple CarPlay: Which cars support it, what can it do and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

Apple's foray into in-car technology and the infotainment space comes in the form of CarPlay. CarPlay connects a supported vehicle to a compatible iPhone, enabling access and interaction with Apple's ecosystem directly through a car's dashboard touchscreen.First... Read more

Volvo and Nvidia have just teamed up to make self-driving cars by 2021

Volvo and Nvidia have just teamed up to make self-driving cars by 2021

By Elyse Betters

Volvo has been working on driverless cars for a while, but now it has a new strategy to get those cars on the road within four years.The Swedish carmaker is teaming up Nvidia, which plans to supply computing power to Volvo's initiative, as well as Autoliv,... Read more

Jaguar InControl explored: A deep dive into Jaguar's infotainment system

Jaguar InControl explored: A deep dive into Jaguar's infotainment system

By Chris Hall

Connectivity is one of the biggest considerations when buying a car these days. We're all used to having everything on demand through our smartphones and the car makers - providers of the biggest gadget you're likely to buy - are constantly trying to... Read more

Apple CarPlay explored: Taking iOS on the road

Apple CarPlay explored: Taking iOS on the road

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple CarPlay has been around for a few years now but things have moved on significantly in those years, with more and more manufacturers offering compatibility and not just in premium models either.We've been using it in the 2017 Kia Sportage to give... Read more

Nissan Qashqai (2017) review: Is the original SUV crossover still the best?
4.0 stars

Nissan Qashqai (2017) review: Is the original SUV crossover still the best?

By Chris Hall

There's barely a suburban street that doesn't have a Qashqai, or a pair of Qashqai. There isn't a school car park or supermarket without a brace of Qashqai. Nissan's mini SUV is pandemic, having created the crossover category and now dominated it for... Read more

New Nissan Leaf will have ProPilot autonomous driving technology

New Nissan Leaf will have ProPilot autonomous driving technology

By Max Langridge

Nissan has confirmed that the upcoming facelifted model of the Leaf electric vehicle will be available with its ProPilot autonomous driving technology. Driving with Nissan ProPilot: Removing the legwork Nissan Leaf 2016 first drive: Increased range, but... Read more

Kia announces Stonic SUV to take on Nissan Juke

Kia announces Stonic SUV to take on Nissan Juke

By Britta O'Boyle

Kia has unveiled its first smaller SUV in the Kia Stonic. The new compact crossover will launch in Europe during Q3 of 2017, taking on the likes of the Nissan Juke and sitting below the larger Kia Sportage.The Kia Stonic is claimed to offer the company's... Read more

Tim Cook confirms Apple is working on self-driving car tech

Tim Cook confirms Apple is working on self-driving car tech

By Max Langridge

After months, and nearly years of speculation, Apple CEO Tim Cook has finally shed some light on the tech giant's plans in the automotive sector. Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg, Cook said, "We're working on autonomous systems, it's a core technology... Read more

Lady Renault Twingo drivers can now get a nail polish to match their car

Lady Renault Twingo drivers can now get a nail polish to match their car

By Max Langridge

Renault has released a four-strong range of nail polishes that match four colour finishes of the Renault Twingo, the French car manufacturer's dinky city car. Renault is all to aware that the Twingo is seen as a "girl's car" and so is asserting that fact... Read more

Waymo killed its adorable self-driving cars to focus on minivans

Waymo killed its adorable self-driving cars to focus on minivans

By Elyse Betters

You know those cute Waymo cars - the ones that are the size of golf carts? Well, don't expect to see them on the road again.Waymo is a self-driving car company that began at Google but was recently spun off by Google's parent company, Alphabet. The unit... Read more

Abarth 124 Spider review: Frivolous fun... if you can afford one
4.0 stars

Abarth 124 Spider review: Frivolous fun... if you can afford one

By Mike Lowe

What happens when you take a Japanese roadster and give it an Italian heart? You get the Fiat 124 Spider. Dress that car up in some couture red, black and white body kit and you get the on-so-unsubtle Abarth 124 Spider, as you see above - a tuned-up... Read more

Jaguar Land Rover invests $25m in Lyft for self-driving car tech

Jaguar Land Rover invests $25m in Lyft for self-driving car tech

By Max Langridge

Jaguar Land Rover, which is owned by Indian company Tata and is Britain's biggest car manufacturer, has invested $25 million (£20m) in American taxi-hailing service, Lyft. The money has been provided by JLR's InMotion Ventures subsidiary. JLR has given... Read more

Tesla Model Y could ditch wing mirrors in favour of cameras

Tesla Model Y could ditch wing mirrors in favour of cameras

By Max Langridge

Tesla's next car, following the launch of the Model 3, will be the Model Y. The company has teased an image of the car and it shows a distinct lack of door wing mirrors. Tesla Model 3 is the super electric car you can afford to drive The image was shown... Read more

Alphabet’s Waymo moves on from cars, now testing self-driving trucks

Alphabet’s Waymo moves on from cars, now testing self-driving trucks

By Elyse Betters

Waymo is getting into trucks now.Waymo is a self-driving car company that Alphabet spun off from Google. You can read all about Waymo in our in-depth guide here. The company has been building on software and sensor technology originally developed in... Read more

Volkswagen Golf GTI first drive: The hot hatch that transcends boundaries

Volkswagen Golf GTI first drive: The hot hatch that transcends boundaries

By Joe Simpson

Some cars are considered as class benchmarks. The Volkswagen Golf GTI is one such car. And with the German firm having just refreshed its best-selling small hatchback (see our regular, Mk 7.5 Golf TDi first drive) we took the opportunity to jump into... Read more

Volkswagen Golf R-Line first drive: Leader of the pack

Volkswagen Golf R-Line first drive: Leader of the pack

By Joe Simpson

Given its status as the best-selling car in Europe and its leadership of the compact hatchback class, when Volkswagen updates the Golf, you take note. When we reviewed the then new Golf 7 back in 2013 it gained a coveted full-marks score."So why are... Read more

F1 on the water: How Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR plan to win the America's Cup

F1 on the water: How Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR plan to win the America's Cup

By Stuart Miles

"It's like Formula 1 on water," Sir Ben Ainslie explains. Ainslie is talking about the America's Cup, a sailing race started by the British in 1851, and remarkably never won by them since.Pocket-lint has travelled to Bermuda, the location of the 35th... Read more

Volvo V90 review: An effortlessly modern and elegant estate car
4.5 stars

Volvo V90 review: An effortlessly modern and elegant estate car

By Joe Simpson

Unless you're a fully paid-up Volvo hater (and we've found a few), then it's hard not to admire what the Swedish company is doing at the moment. The "human-made" advertising campaign cuts to the heart of the brand's Scandinavian design appeal and marks... Read more

Jaguar XE S: New supercharged V6 is pure S EX

Jaguar XE S: New supercharged V6 is pure S EX

By Chris Hall

One of the things that Jaguar does rather well, is lighting a fire under its cars. While there's no of shortage of big diesel Jags eating up the miles on Blighty's roads - as there are Audis, Mercs and Beemers - it's always more fun with a supercharged... Read more

Shell Eco-marathon: Driving the future through super efficiency

Shell Eco-marathon: Driving the future through super efficiency

By Chris Hall

"That green button under your foot is the kill switch," we're told as we strap into the five-point racing harness. "Lift your foot off it and the engine will stop." The engine in question reverberates through the carbon fibre cabin of Shell's UrbanConcept... Read more

Seat Ateca review: A genuine Qashqai alternative
4.5 stars

Seat Ateca review: A genuine Qashqai alternative

By Joe Simpson

SUV and crossover cars sales are booming. But it's only now that some brands are debuting an SUV for the first time. Case in point: the Seat Ateca, which began production in 2016.The new Ateca sits above the Leon in Seat's range and is built on the... Read more