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Nissan Micra (2017) first drive: Same name, different personality

Nissan Micra (2017) first drive: Same name, different personality

By Britta O'Boyle

Nissan's Micra has been around for decades. Since 1983 in fact, selling over 3.5million in Europe alone during its lifetime. It's a car everyone has heard of, even if not for all the best reasons.Despite its popularity, the Micra hasn't ever been the... Read more

Mazda 2 review: One of the best cars in its class
4.0 stars

Mazda 2 review: One of the best cars in its class

By Joe Simpson

If you are thinking about buying a supermini then cars like the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa, Renault Clio and maybe a Volkswagen Polo or something else from the VW group come to mind.One car that might be slightly off your radar is the Mazda 2. Despite... Read more

Best of CES 2017 - Cars: All the major automotive announcements from the show

Best of CES 2017 - Cars: All the major automotive announcements from the show

By Max Langridge

Considering CES is a consumer electronics show, you may wonder what business cars have turning up at the show.Nowadays cars can have more technology in them than your average home. Whether it be electric power, in-car entertainment or self-driving/autonomous... Read more

Faraday Future's first production car, FF 91 hits the road in 2018

Faraday Future's first production car, FF 91 hits the road in 2018

By Cam Bunton

After a lot of hype and intrigue, Faraday Future has finally revealed its first production car. The FF 91 keeps some of the styling of the audacious concept car shown last year, but puts it in to a more practical design. On the outside, Faraday Future... Read more

Whoa! Is Nissan about to add Microsoft Cortana to its cars?

Whoa! Is Nissan about to add Microsoft Cortana to its cars?

By Elyse Betters

You may be sick of CES news already, even though the week has only started, but we promise you Nissan's latest tease is worth your time.Okay, so Microsoft has said it is opening up Cortana so that third-party companies can release devices with the assistant.... Read more

Peugeot 308 GTi review: Five door with added ooh la la
4.0 stars

Peugeot 308 GTi review: Five door with added ooh la la

By Joe Simpson

Think GTi and Volkswagen springs to mind, right? But as you'll know if you've read our review of the Peugeot 208 GTi, the French car-maker has something to say about its German cousin owning that moniker.And the very Golf-sized Peugeot 308 is now available... Read more

Kia Sorento review: The savvy seven-seater
4.5 stars

Kia Sorento review: The savvy seven-seater

By Mike Lowe

Can an SUV ever be a truly exciting drive? Now in its third generation, the Kia Sorento has had more than just a facelift to bring it up to date, and while its new body and wheelbase is never going to feel like a Ferrari on the road, for carting around... Read more

Tesla prices are going up because Brexit

Tesla prices are going up because Brexit

By Max Langridge

Tesla has sent out a memo to prospective customers in the UK, letting them know of a 5 percent price increase on custom car orders from 1 January 2017. The price increase has been blamed on "currency fluctuations" as a result of Brexit and the UK's decision... Read more

What is Google Waymo and when can you expect the first cars?

What is Google Waymo and when can you expect the first cars?

By Elyse Betters

After many years and millions of miles of testing, Google has launched a dedicated company for its self-driving car efforts.The company, called Waymo, will act like a venture-backed startup, but it's actually a standalone organisation within Google's... Read more

This is what Google's new self-driving Chrysler minivans look like

This is what Google's new self-driving Chrysler minivans look like

By Elyse Betters

Google's self-driving cars have come a long way since those golf cart-looking prototypes we've all seen.Earlier this month, Google revealed it was shaking up its autonomous car efforts by spinning its self-driving project into an all-new company, Waymo,... Read more

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Edition 40 review: The retro-inspired hot hatch
4.5 stars

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Edition 40 review: The retro-inspired hot hatch

By Leon Poultney

The fact that the GTI Clubsport even exists is a miracle in itself. Volkswagen already offers the brilliantly capable GTI and the Golf R for those needing extra spice, while the fallout from an emissions scandal has seen the entire Volkswagen group withdraw... Read more

Are futuristic self-driving cars already a thing of the past? Google stops development

Are futuristic self-driving cars already a thing of the past? Google stops development

By Max Langridge

Google has been developing its own self-driving autonomous car for the past few years, racking up several million testing miles. But before the car could even make it onto the roads for real, Google has already decided to stop development. Perhaps the... Read more

Lexus has turned a car into a giant LED lightshow

Lexus has turned a car into a giant LED lightshow

By Max Langridge

Thought having LED headlights was cool? Maybe they're even adaptive to adjust to oncoming conditions. Lexus laughs in the face of your puny headlights and has decided to cover one of its IS cars in 41,999 LEDs instead. We're not quite sure why one more... Read more

Audi Q5 (2017) review: Technical brilliance in a slightly vanilla design
4.0 stars

Audi Q5 (2017) review: Technical brilliance in a slightly vanilla design

By Chris Hall

The Audi Q5 is arguably Audi's most important SUV. Sitting in the mid-sized segment, it occupies a space where it's a little more useful than the cutsey Audi Q3 and a little easier to live with in suburban tight spots than the Audi Q7.Built in Mexico... Read more

John Deere just made its first fully-electric tractor, see it here

John Deere just made its first fully-electric tractor, see it here

By Elyse Betters

John Deere, the American manufacturer that makes all things tractor-related, is going green - and we're not talking about a new paint job.Although the company is known for its yellow-and-green diesel machines that are anything but eco-friendly, John Deere... Read more

Nissan's autonomous driving future: The Qashqai and beyond

Nissan's autonomous driving future: The Qashqai and beyond

By Britta O'Boyle

Autonomous vehicles are no longer just a figment of the imagination, nor are they the preserve of science fiction. They are coming and whether you like the idea or not, in 10 years time, it's likely that autonomous vehicles will be considered the norm.Each... Read more

Android Auto now supports 'OK Google' hands-free commands

Android Auto now supports 'OK Google' hands-free commands

By Elyse Betters

Android Auto now lets you go completely hands-free, thanks to "OK Google".Recently, Google launched Android Auto for your phone - so all you need to enjoy the infotainment experience is the latest version of the app and a phone or tablet mount. With... Read more

Mercedes-AMG E63 first drive: The luxe lunatic

Mercedes-AMG E63 first drive: The luxe lunatic

By Leon Poultney

There are only handful of car buyers in this world that require their daily drive to develop 604bhp, pack the latest semi-autonomous driving functionality and boast enough room inside for four business associates.It's a dilemma that most of us normal... Read more

Ford announces refreshed 2017 Fiesta line-up with more technology than any other small car

Ford announces refreshed 2017 Fiesta line-up with more technology than any other small car

By Max Langridge

Ford has unveiled the 2017 Fiesta at a special event in Cologne, Germany, that will see the company’s ubiquitous small car receive some major technological updates.All 4 of the new model variants: Titanium, ST-line, Vignale and Active crossover get... Read more

Tesla's heavily upgraded Autopilot will start rolling out in December

Tesla's heavily upgraded Autopilot will start rolling out in December

By Elyse Betters

If you recently bought a Model S or Model X, you'll be happy to know that Tesla's Enhanced Autopilot support will arrive for you soon.Elon Musk took to Twitter over the weekend to inform a new Model S owner that the Enhanced Autopilot update will start... Read more

NextEV Nio EP9 in pictures: The world's fastest electric supercar is simply stunning

NextEV Nio EP9 in pictures: The world's fastest electric supercar is simply stunning

By Mike Lowe

No, that's not a new McLaren you're looking at, it's the Nio EP9 - the world's fastest electric supercar. And it's made by none other than NextEV, the Chinese brand best known (until now) for its Formula E team.The Nio name is the new part of the package,... Read more

Jaguar I-Pace preview: More titillating than a Tesla?

Jaguar I-Pace preview: More titillating than a Tesla?

By Joe Simpson

It only seemed like 15 minutes ago that we were arguing about whether or not Jaguar should build an SUV. With the I-Pace shown off at the LA Motor Show - or AutomobilityLA as it's now known - Jag shows us it's not only thinking about building more SUVs,... Read more

Alfa Romeo Stelvio preview: Alfa’s first SUV

Alfa Romeo Stelvio preview: Alfa’s first SUV

By Joe Simpson

At the LA Motor Show - or AutomobilityLA as it's now known - it felt as though every brand brought a new SUV. From Honda and Mazda, through to Chevrolet, Jaguar and - most surprisingly of all - Alfa Romeo.Alfa has never made an SUV before, but the demand... Read more

BMW and Baidu aren't making self-driving cars together anymore

BMW and Baidu aren't making self-driving cars together anymore

By Elyse Betters

German automaker BMW and Chinese search giant Baidu might not be getting along too well these days.According to Reuters, the two companies have ended their partnership and are no longer cooperating on nor testing self-driving cars in the US and China.... Read more

Volvo's new concierge service lets you remotely fuel and move your car

Volvo's new concierge service lets you remotely fuel and move your car

By Elyse Betters

Volvo has created a luxe concierge service for its customers.What does that mean? Well, it's like an ecosystem aimed at giving Volvo drivers access to third-party service providers. With it, you can remotely fuel your car, wash your car, service your... Read more

Best of the LA Motor Show 2016: Mercedes, Jaguar, and more

Best of the LA Motor Show 2016: Mercedes, Jaguar, and more

By Joe Simpson

Los Angeles: Hollywood, sun, sand, silicon and celebrity.But it's also the USA's home of car culture. Every November a major motor show rolls into town, where the traditional big car brands' satellite studios show their thinking about what will be happening... Read more

Mini's first hybrid is an AWD Countryman with an electric mode

Mini's first hybrid is an AWD Countryman with an electric mode

By Elyse Betters

Mini has unveiled a hybrid all-wheel-drive Countryman S E at LA Auto Show.Interestingly, the front wheels are powered by the gas engine, while the rear wheels are connected to the electric motor. The two powertrains push out 221 horsepower altogether,... Read more

You can now unlock your Hyundai and get it warmed up using Amazon Alexa

You can now unlock your Hyundai and get it warmed up using Amazon Alexa

By Max Langridge

Hyundai has now made it possible for us to be even lazier as the car company has announced it has added a Blue Link skill for its connected car service to Amazon Alexa. What it means is that you can ask any Alexa-enabled device to start the engine of... Read more

Jaguar's first electric car is the I-Pace SUV

Jaguar's first electric car is the I-Pace SUV

By Max Langridge

Jaguar has revealed its first ever all-electric car in Los Angeles, with the event being live streamed to the UK via HTC Vive VR headsets. Jaguar says the model shown is at concept stage for now, but will unveil the full-production model in late 2017... Read more

Google Android Auto update brings car mode to all Android smartphones

Google Android Auto update brings car mode to all Android smartphones

By Max Langridge

Android Auto is Google's answer to Apple CarPlay. It lets you view compatible apps from your smartphone on the car's main head unit display, leaving you to keep your eyes on the road and ultimately be a safer driver.Google is all too aware that some people... Read more

Honda HR-V review: An unusual acquaintance
3.5 stars

Honda HR-V review: An unusual acquaintance

By Joe Simpson

Honda is one of Britain's great car makers. Yes, you did read that correctly. Despite being a Japanese firm, the company's vast operation in Swindon - where it builds the Civic, Jazz and CR-V - makes it one of the UK's biggest car producers.Which makes... Read more

Nissan's new e-Power drivetrain lets you drive further on electric power without stopping to charge

Nissan's new e-Power drivetrain lets you drive further on electric power without stopping to charge

By Max Langridge

Nissan has unveiled details of its new e-Power drivetrain which will be fitted to the Nissan Note. The e-Power drivetrain combines a high-output battery to power the wheels, with a small gasoline engine that recharges it when necessary.The system helps... Read more

Audi R8 Spyder (2016) review: Tinnitus, tyre marks and turned heads guaranteed
5.0 stars

Audi R8 Spyder (2016) review: Tinnitus, tyre marks and turned heads guaranteed

By Leon Poultney

Audi R8 owners dislike the sentiment, but the German speed machine has always been the sensible supercar.The controlled but elegant exterior styling, the impressive interior technology and its ability to make terrible drivers feel confident behind the... Read more

Never stop at a red light again with future Ford and Jaguar Land Rover cars

Never stop at a red light again with future Ford and Jaguar Land Rover cars

By Max Langridge

Ford and Jaguar Land Rover have announced they're working on a system for their cars that will let them communicate with traffic lights and relay information to the driver. The system will let the driver know what speed to travel at to make the green... Read more

Apple Pay was used to buy an £825,000 Aston Martin DB5

Apple Pay was used to buy an £825,000 Aston Martin DB5

By Max Langridge

A private collector has paid £825,000 for an Aston Martin DB5 through the social media platform, Vero. The car was sold through international auctioneers Coys of Kesington, and was one of four classic cars available to buy. The winner of the auction... Read more

Tesla confirms heavily upgraded Autopilot for all new cars

Tesla confirms heavily upgraded Autopilot for all new cars

By Max Langridge

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his company had a big announcement for October 17. Unfortunately he didn't make that date and it got put back to Wednesday October 19 instead. What Musk had to announce was that all Tesla's produced from now will have heavily... Read more

BMW's new 5 Series does CarPlay without the wires

BMW's new 5 Series does CarPlay without the wires

By Max Langridge

BMW has recently unveiled the new 2017 5 Series saloon and with it, a whole host of technologies to improve the driving experience. Chief among them is the addition of Apple CarPlay, but the 5 Series is the very first car to deliver wireless CarPlay.... Read more

Mini's hybrid test car offers a glimpse into an electric future

Mini's hybrid test car offers a glimpse into an electric future

By Max Langridge

Mini has released details of its new plug-in hybrid car and explained how it would work in real-life situations with its latest press release.The BMW-owned car company has said development of the new car is nearing completion, so it shouldn't be too long... Read more

Mini Cooper S Works 210 first drive: Pocket rocket lite

Mini Cooper S Works 210 first drive: Pocket rocket lite

By Chris Hall

Some may have feared for Mini when BMW rolled in and took this British icon and modernised it, but spend 10 minutes on any major road and you'll know that the public adoration for the Mini hasn't abated.With the John Cooper Works super-charged version... Read more

Tesla confirms product announcement for October 17

Tesla confirms product announcement for October 17

By Max Langridge

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed via Twitter that there'll be a Tesla event being held on October 17. He said in the tweet that it's unexpected by most, which while may seem to relate to the actual product being revealed, we're taking it as though the... Read more

Volvo V90 preview: Superior interior

Volvo V90 preview: Superior interior

By Joe Simpson

Volvo is on a roll. The Swedish company has come out of the shadows of the dowdy, safe image it once had and is managing to out-cool the established German brands with some very handsome new car designs which are awash with tech.Nothing we're going to... Read more

Volkswagen ID Concept preview: Electric atonement?

Volkswagen ID Concept preview: Electric atonement?

By Joe Simpson

"What does the ID stand for?" "Isn't Diesel'?!" shouted one lark across the Volkswagen stand at the Paris Motor Show.Follow the auto industry and you'll know the score by now about the pickle VW is in related to diesel emissions fixing. Yes, Volkswagen... Read more