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Jaguar F-Type convertible review: Four to the floor?
4.5 stars Jaguar F-Type convertible review: Four to the floor? By Joe Simpson

Jaguar adds four-cylinder engine to the F-Type convertible sports car, creating a cheaper but no less appealing car to drive. It's a looker, too. Read more

Best cars of the Paris Motor Show 2018: Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Ferrari and all the important debuts
Best cars of the Paris Motor Show 2018: Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Ferrari and all the important debuts By Joe Simpson

The 2018 Paris Motor Show is Europe's biggest, we round up all the important electric, hybrid, supercar and SUV models Read more

Jaguar and BMW unveil new Formula E Cars as car brands rush to join Formula E
Jaguar and BMW unveil new Formula E Cars as car brands rush to join Formula E By Joe Simpson

Car brands are joining Formula E – Jaguar, BMW, Porsche, Nissan, Mercedes are all joining Formula E racing due to technology transfer Read more

Volvo V60 review: The estate car to rule estate cars?
4.0 stars Volvo V60 review: The estate car to rule estate cars? By Joe Simpson

The second-gen Volvo V60 is a rival for BMW 3 Series Touring and Audi A4 Avant. It has better proportions and tech and is more Swedish than before. Read more

Volkswagen Polo review: The small car without holes
4.5 stars Volkswagen Polo review: The small car without holes By Joe Simpson

The Volkswagen Polo is a small hatch champ. VW's 7th generation is now almost Golf-sized and comes with good tech. Fiesta, Ibiza are stiff competition Read more

BMW X4 review: The SUV for people who want a coupe
4.5 stars BMW X4 review: The SUV for people who want a coupe By Joe Simpson

BMW has refreshed its X4, the SUV with a sporty, coupe attitude. It's the sassy sister to an X3 and competitor to Mercedes GLC Coupe and Porsche Macan Read more

Volkswagen Arteon review: A four-door coupe with added spice
4.0 stars Volkswagen Arteon review: A four-door coupe with added spice By Joe Simpson

The Arteon is Volkswagen's replacement for the Passat CC and a much better car, with a genuine style of its own, high equipment levels and strong tech Read more

BMW i8 review: The eco supercar
4.5 stars BMW i8 review: The eco supercar By Joe Simpson

BMW hybrid electric supercar gets updates, including a bigger battery, four years after launch. Still amazes with its performance and style. Read more

What is Formula E? Venues, races, teams and tech – everything you need to know about the future of racing
What is Formula E? Venues, races, teams and tech – everything you need to know about the future of racing By Joe Simpson

Formula E is billed as the electric future of car racing - here's why. Read more

BMW i3 review: Living with the ultimate electric car?
4.5 stars BMW i3 review: Living with the ultimate electric car? By Joe Simpson

We’re living with BMW’s futuristic electric city car for two years. It’s fast, fun to drive, looks odd and has a Manhattan loft interior Read more

Volkswagen e-Golf review: The easiest way to go electric
4.5 stars Volkswagen e-Golf review: The easiest way to go electric By Joe Simpson

The 2018 VW EV plug-in e-Golf provides a bigger battery with more range. Is the electric Golf the perfect, emission-free Volkswagen? Read more

Kia Stinger GT S review: Korea’s spicy alternative to the German mainstays
4.5 stars Kia Stinger GT S review: Korea’s spicy alternative to the German mainstays By Joe Simpson

Say it slowly: K-i-a Sting-er G-T. Nope, it still sounds funny.Excuse us for poking fun at a name, but can you imagine walking into a party and saying Read more

BMW X2 review: Into the blue?
4.0 stars BMW X2 review: Into the blue? By Joe Simpson

The BMW X-series car revolution began in 1999, with the X5. Since then we've had X6, X4, X3 and X1. But BMW has never made an X2. Until now.So what is Read more

Audi Aicon: A look at the fully autonomous future, arriving 2021
Audi Aicon: A look at the fully autonomous future, arriving 2021 By Joe Simpson

What does the future look like? It's a perennial question, one that for cars feels more pertinent than ever. What you're looking at here is the Aicon, Read more

Jaguar i-Pace review: The electric SUV game-changer
5.0 stars Jaguar i-Pace review: The electric SUV game-changer By Joe Simpson

After months of teasing we're in Portugal and behind the wheel of Jaguar's great future hope – the i-Pace electric SUV. It's the first of the mainstream Read more

Skoda Karoq review: Simply clever?
4.5 stars Skoda Karoq review: Simply clever? By Joe Simpson

This is the Skoda Karoq, which, as the little brother to the 7-seat Skoda Kodiaq SUV, joins the ranks to replace the Skoda Yeti.There will be a few people Read more

Volkswagen Passat GTE review: The best plug-in hybrid estate to buy?
4.0 stars Volkswagen Passat GTE review: The best plug-in hybrid estate to buy? By Joe Simpson

Are you ready to plug-in yet? In an environment where many are shunning diesel, yet where many petrol models still don't deliver stellar fuel economy (and Read more

Best SUVs 2018: From crossover to Range Rover - which are kings of the road?
Best SUVs 2018: From crossover to Range Rover - which are kings of the road? By Joe Simpson

Our round up the best SUVs available. All the top crossovers, mid-sized and large SUVs on the market. Find out why they've become the UK's favourite. Read more

Volkswagen Golf review: Staying on top of the game
4.5 stars Volkswagen Golf review: Staying on top of the game By Joe Simpson

The Volkswagen Golf is Europe's best-selling car. When we reviewed the MK 7 back in 2013 it gained a coveted full-marks score. But five years is a long Read more

Audi RS4 review: Return of the fast estate king
4.5 stars Audi RS4 review: Return of the fast estate king By Joe Simpson

Audi owns the fast estate car genre. Mercedes might make some enticing AMG-models which allow you to bring the dog and kids along, but no car defines that Read more

Jaguar E-Pace review: The savviest SUV on the road?
4.0 stars Jaguar E-Pace review: The savviest SUV on the road? By Joe Simpson

"E-Pace? Is that the electric one then?," asks a man inspecting our Jaguar SUV as we're taking photos of it for this very review.Despite Jaguar launching Read more

Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain review: Top of the class
4.5 stars Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain review: Top of the class By Joe Simpson

How much do you want an SUV? It might have escaped your notice, but every other car we now review seems to be an SUV or crossover. And every time someone Read more

Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV now available to order
Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV now available to order By Joe Simpson

We've driven it under camouflage, on ice in northern Sweden, and swooned at it in concept form in LA, but today Jaguar unveiled the production I-Pace - Read more

Volvo XC40 review: The most sophisticated small SUV
4.5 stars Volvo XC40 review: The most sophisticated small SUV By Joe Simpson

The XC40 is Volvo's third SUV, and its smallest to date. It slots in below the larger XC60 and biggest-of-the-bunch XC90, being the first time the company 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 Read more

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