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Tesla's new battery makes its P100D the 'quickest production car' ever

Tesla's new battery makes its P100D the 'quickest production car' ever

By Elyse Betters

Tesla Motors has announced a new 100kWh battery module that will help the Model S P100D hit 60 mph in 2.5 seconds.That’s a major boost compared to the P90D’s 2.8 seconds, although the P100D version of the Model X SUV will only hit 60 mph in 2.9 seconds.... Read more

Mini John Cooper Works review: Mini by name, maxed-out by nature
4.5 stars

Mini John Cooper Works review: Mini by name, maxed-out by nature

By Joe Simpson

The Cooper Car company was founded in Surbiton in 1947. Charles Cooper and his son John began building racing cars that eventually changed the face of F1. In 1961, John Cooper conceived the first faster-and-tuned Mini, which dominated rallying in the... Read more

Nissan BladeGlider first drive: Madcap concept hints at all-electric sports car future

Nissan BladeGlider first drive: Madcap concept hints at all-electric sports car future

By Leon Poultney

It's almost 34-degrees Celsius and we're standing at the edge of a rickety karting circuit that's located around 50-miles outside the centre of Rio de Janeiro. No, this isn't the Olympics, this is our real-world induction to the Nissan BladeGlider.The... Read more

Volkswagen Touran review: Peak practicality
4.0 stars

Volkswagen Touran review: Peak practicality

By Joe Simpson

The world might have gone SUV and crossover mad, but if you've a brood of three (or more) to cart around then a mid-sized crossover like the Nissan Qashqai doesn't actually cut it. That's why - despite their perceived lack of sexiness - MPVs like the... Read more

Renault Megane 2016 review: Dynamique or dud?
3.5 stars

Renault Megane 2016 review: Dynamique or dud?

By Joe Simpson

This is the fourth-generation Renault Megane - the French company's mid-sized family hatchback, which has been with us since 1995. In that time, Renault has sold over a half a million of the things in the UK.Whereas its Volkswagen Golf competitor evolves... Read more

Kia Niro review: Say hello to my little friend
3.5 stars

Kia Niro review: Say hello to my little friend

By Mike Lowe

The word "Niro" makes us think of a few things: Robert de Niro in his classic film roles; strong black coffee; or some kind of futuristic city. It doesn't immediately make us think of a car. But that's about to change, for Korean car giant Kia has just... Read more

Porsche 911 Carrera (2017) review: Engine evolution?
4.5 stars

Porsche 911 Carrera (2017) review: Engine evolution?

By Joe Simpson

Throughout its history the Porsche 911 has undergone some critical design changes, each one of which naysayers have warned might kill off what makes this car so special. There have been impact bumpers, the move from an air-cooled to water-cooled engine,... Read more

Audi SQ7 review: An insane sports car of an SUV
4.0 stars

Audi SQ7 review: An insane sports car of an SUV

By Chris Hall

When Audi first launched the SQ7, a lot of people laughed. It was expensive and huge in size, perhaps a little out of character on the UK's roads. But that SUV made its mark, popular for its luxe finish and the size, including the seven seats, in a category... Read more

Apple shifts focus on Project Titan car to self-driving tech

Apple shifts focus on Project Titan car to self-driving tech

By Elyse Betters

Apple has brought back a longtime Apple executive to head up its secret car plans - and apparently that includes shifting the project's focus to autonomous driving, according to a new report.Bloomberg said Bob Mansfield, who previously served as senior... Read more

Hyundai Ioniq Electric review: Fully charged
4.0 stars

Hyundai Ioniq Electric review: Fully charged

By Chris Hall

Hyundai has opted to launch three different green driving solutions in one with the new Ioniq. The idea is simple: Hyundai offers one platform and you choose whether you want Hybrid, Electric or Plug-in Hybrid. Options are few, making this a relatively... Read more

Renault Zoe review: Electrical engineering
3.5 stars

Renault Zoe review: Electrical engineering

By Joe Simpson

It's been a typical complaint of the modern electric car that - from the perspective of asking price - most are simply too expensive to make sense. As one of the leaders in the electric-mobility revolution, Renault has sought to challenge that notion... Read more

Apple brought back a longtime executive to oversee its car project

Apple brought back a longtime executive to oversee its car project

By Elyse Betters

One of the highly-regarded executives that helped make Apple what it is today has returned to the company to head up a secretive car project.Bob Mansfield, who join Apple in 1999, has been appointed to oversee Project Titan, according to The Wall Street... Read more

Jaguar demos new technology to assist future drivers

Jaguar demos new technology to assist future drivers

By Stuart Miles

Jaguar has demoed a number of new technologies at its HQ in Gaydon, UK, that will help assist your driving in the future.The new tech won't be available for a number of years, but will look to support the drivers of the future. Previewing the new tech... Read more

Tesla's Master Plan part two involves self-driving trucks, buses, and cars that make money for you

Tesla's Master Plan part two involves self-driving trucks, buses, and cars that make money for you

By Cam Bunton

For the first time in ten years, Elon Musk has published the first major update to Tesla's master plan, which includes a number of key areas the company is working on for the short-term and long-term future. In Musk's Master Plan, Part Deux, Tesla will... Read more

29 weird and wonderful cars from Nissan's Zama Heritage collection

29 weird and wonderful cars from Nissan's Zama Heritage collection

By Britta O'Boyle

There are some things in life that manage to put a little spring in your step. Whether that be the spectacular view from the top of a mountain, a new smartphone, or a collection of 280 heritage cars all under one roof.If that last one has just made your... Read more

Driving with Nissan ProPILOT: Removing the legwork

Driving with Nissan ProPILOT: Removing the legwork

By Britta O'Boyle

Nissan is one of the latest car manufacturers to hop on the autonomous driving bandwagon, having just announced its ProPILOT technology.The system is heading for the UK version of the Qashqai in 2017 and it aims is to assist drivers on the motorway, taking... Read more

Lexus RX 450h review: An SUV-sized slice of Japanese futurism
4.0 stars

Lexus RX 450h review: An SUV-sized slice of Japanese futurism

By Mike Lowe

When the Lexus RX 450h was delivered to our little terraced flat in London, it felt like we'd been handed a temporary house extension, albeit on wheels. For this SUV — the largest in the Lexus lineup — is one big, distinctive beast that can easily... Read more

Honda NSX first drive: The high-tech hooligan

Honda NSX first drive: The high-tech hooligan

By Leon Poultney

Honda has long been a company that strives to innovate. When it feels a lawnmower doesn't cut grass efficiently enough, it goes and designs a new one. When private jets need a high-tech overhaul, Honda engineers step in and create something truly fresh.The... Read more

Tesla no longer wants to guarantee its electric cars' resale value

Tesla no longer wants to guarantee its electric cars' resale value

By Elyse Betters

A new decision at Tesla has suggested the electric car market is doing well.The automaker told The Verge it discontinued its Resale Value Guarantee program - which launched three years ago as a way of reassuring early customers there would me a market... Read more

Tesla: Everything you need to know about Model 3, Model S, Model X, and more

Tesla: Everything you need to know about Model 3, Model S, Model X, and more

By Elyse Betters

Tesla has taken more than its fair share of headlines over the past few years. The Californian company has been heralded by the tech and motoring presses for its innovation, stirring up fairly a traditional market and introducing electric cars with a... Read more

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid review: Hitting the road in Hyundai's happy hybrid
4.0 stars

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid review: Hitting the road in Hyundai's happy hybrid

By Chris Hall

The Hyundai Ioniq spans Hyundai's eco ambitions, offering hybrid, electric and plug-in hybrid options, all based on the same overall car design. The idea is to present a "no compromise" offering, according to Hyundai, an "e" vehicle that's driven by emotion... Read more

Nissan makes autonomous driving accessible: ProPILOT coming to Qashqai in 2017

Nissan makes autonomous driving accessible: ProPILOT coming to Qashqai in 2017

By Britta O'Boyle

Nissan has announced the launch of its autonomous driving technology, ProPILOT. The technology sees its debut on the new Nissan Serena that launches in Japan in August, but it will be coming to Europe in 2017 on the Nissan Qashqai, bringing self-driving... Read more

Tesla will keep Autopilot and teach drivers about it despite fatal crash

Tesla will keep Autopilot and teach drivers about it despite fatal crash

By Elyse Betters

Elon Musk is pushing forward with his self-driving Tesla dreams.Despite that fatal accident in May, which involved a Model S on a divided highway with Tesla's Autopilot feature engaged, the chief executive of Tesla Motors has told The Wall Street Journal... Read more

Audi Q2 review: The single-minded SUV
4.0 stars

Audi Q2 review: The single-minded SUV

By Mike Lowe

In March this year Audi dropped a bombshell at the Geneva Motor Show by launching an Audi that, well, didn't look like a "same design different length" Audi. That car, the Q2, is company's first small crossover; an SUV for the new generation.Sure, the... Read more

Who needs roads? Land Rover creates autonomous all-terrain driving Range Rover Sport

Who needs roads? Land Rover creates autonomous all-terrain driving Range Rover Sport

By Stuart Miles

Jaguar Land Rover has announced that it is testing a new system that would allow future autonomous cars to drive themselves over any surface or terrain.Dubbed the Autonomous All-Terrain Driving Research project, the initiative aims to ensure that self-driving... Read more

Hyundai Ioniq: Tesla might have shown us the way, but Hyundai's likely to get us there

Hyundai Ioniq: Tesla might have shown us the way, but Hyundai's likely to get us there

By Chris Hall

Hyundai has pulled the covers off the Ioniq in Europe, a new green car that uniquely provides the choice of three power options: hybrid, electric and plug-in hybrid.The Ioniq is not only Hyundai's first hybrid model, it's also its first electric car,... Read more

Audi A3 (2016) first drive: Virtual cockpit glory

Audi A3 (2016) first drive: Virtual cockpit glory

By Chris Hall

The Audi A3 has had a face-lift following its 2012 debut, presenting a fresher look to Audi's top-selling car in the UK. Sitting in the competitive C segment, the Audi A3 has been holding off competition from its stablemate the VW Golf, fending off the... Read more

Android Auto explored: Taking Google on the road

Android Auto explored: Taking Google on the road

By Chris Hall

Android Auto has been around for a number of years. Announced in 2014, Android Auto first made its appearance in third-party head units, such as some from Pioneer, with a number of car manufacturers confirming they would be offering it in the future.The... Read more

BMW promises autonomous vehicles by 2021, partners with Intel, Mobileye

BMW promises autonomous vehicles by 2021, partners with Intel, Mobileye

By Rik Henderson

BMW has partnered with tech firms Intel and Mobileye with the hope that it will be able to put a whole fleet of fully autonomous cars into production by 2021.The BMW iNext car, shown in its concept form in May, will be the basis of the self-driving range... Read more

Jaguar wants you to Feel Wimbledon, with VR experience and Andy Murray japes

Jaguar wants you to Feel Wimbledon, with VR experience and Andy Murray japes

By Chris Hall

Jaguar has turned to VR to support its position as Official Car of The Championships Wimbledon, creating a VR experience. Not only is the company supplying 170 vehicles in support of The Championships, but it's having a little fun with Andy Murray too.Jaguar... Read more

Tesla Autopilot death under investigation

Tesla Autopilot death under investigation

By Rik Henderson

Tesla's Autopilot mode is under investigation by US regulators after causing a fatal crash in the States on 7 May.A Tesla Model S driver hit the trailer of an 18-wheeler truck in Florida, which resulted in his death. It is claimed that he might not have... Read more

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT first drive: The SLS is dead, long live the AMG GT

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT first drive: The SLS is dead, long live the AMG GT

By Joe Simpson

What can you learn about a car from simply driving it on a race track? Quite a lot as it happens, particularly when it's a sports car like the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT.Mercedes introduced its AMG GT last year as a replacement for the dramatic, gullwing-door... Read more

This Blackbird adjustable rig can morph into any car for film shoots

This Blackbird adjustable rig can morph into any car for film shoots

By Elyse Betters

Ever see a car commercial with a small caption that warns something along the lines of "model shown may not match your vehicle exactly"? Well, thanks to the Blackbird, that might no longer be a thing.We all know that getting cars for a movie production... Read more

Audi piloted driving: A real-world glimpse into the future of self-driving cars

Audi piloted driving: A real-world glimpse into the future of self-driving cars

By Mike Lowe

We're sat behind the wheel of "Jack" - a modified Audi A7 concept, adapted for the full Audi piloted driving experience (the company's fancy name for self-driving cars, essentially) - zipping down the Autobahn in Germany at 130kmph.Although we're not... Read more

Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Roadster: Most extreme open-top Aston yet (gallery)

Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Roadster: Most extreme open-top Aston yet (gallery)

By Luke Edwards

Aston Martin has just taken the wraps off its Vantage GT12 Roadster that not only looks powerful, but should take the top-spot as the company's most extreme open-top yet. The bad news is, there's only one.The Vantage GT12 Roadster features a hefty 592hp V12... Read more

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio: Alfa's super saloon return (gallery)

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio: Alfa's super saloon return (gallery)

By Luke Edwards

Alfa Romeo has chosen the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016 to make the UK debut of its new range topper, the Giulia Quadrifoglio.Alfa is positioning the 2017 Giulia as its powerhouse, and rightly so. The top-end beast packs in a turbo-charged 2.9-litre... Read more

Lexus LC 500: Goodwood 2016 sees the concept become reality (gallery)

Lexus LC 500: Goodwood 2016 sees the concept become reality (gallery)

By Luke Edwards

After Lexus revealed its LF-LC concept it knew it was onto a winner and has since turned it into reality with the LC 500. That car is now being put through its paces, taking on the competition at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016.The Lexus LF-LC dropped... Read more

Ford Fiesta ST200 first drive: Irresistible overboost fun

Ford Fiesta ST200 first drive: Irresistible overboost fun

By Luke Edwards

When Ford announced that it would not be making a Fiesta RS, drivers the world over sighed. But that soon changed to cheers when the Fiesta ST200 was revealed as an overboost-toting powerhouse.Despite a four-cylinder 1.6-litre engine sounding meagre,... Read more

Volkswagen Golf 1.0-litre TSi first drive: Fore!

Volkswagen Golf 1.0-litre TSi first drive: Fore!

By Joe Simpson

We already know that the Volkswagen Golf is an excellent family hatchback. In fact, we'd still rate it as best in class — and three years on, still deserving of the 5-star review we gave it back at launch in 2013.But just how much Golf do you need?... Read more

Tesla Model S P90D review: If your robot chauffeur were a racing driver
4.5 stars

Tesla Model S P90D review: If your robot chauffeur were a racing driver

By Luke Edwards

Tesla has come a long way since the days of its humble Roadster beginnings, elevating electric cars into new heights of luxury and quality. But it has remained true to its sporty roots with cars like the Model S P90D.Now that the Tesla Model X SUV and... Read more

Volkswagen Beetle Dune (2016) first drive: Rugged and ready

Volkswagen Beetle Dune (2016) first drive: Rugged and ready

By Britta O'Boyle

The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the world's most iconic cars. It might be available in various models these days, but there is no mistaking that bug shape, whether it's a 1940s model or one of the more recent variations.The latest model to join the Beetle... Read more