News: Cars

Watchdog: Yaris needs two sets of brakes in 5,000 miles

Monday  15:45,   14 may 2018
carbuyer.co.uk

Toyota says scoring on discs is normal and blames driving style for problemsBut that wasn’t the case for Ian Chettleburgh, who got in touch with us after having his discs and pads replaced twice in a little over 5,000 miles since purchasing a new[...]

How to get the best deal on your car insurance

Monday  15:27,   14 may 2018
msn

Running a car can be expensive. Everything from the initial purchase, refuelling, servicing costs and — perhaps most annoying of all — insurance. It often feels like insurance companies are out to get every pound from your pocket — offering premiums [...]

Lamborghini Marzal to be driven in public for the first time in 51 years!

Monday  15:27,   14 may 2018
autoclassics

The legendary 1967 Lamborghini Marzal concept car is to return to the Monaco Grand Prix track this weekend, the first time it will have been driven in public for 51 years. The one-off Marzal was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1967. Just[...]

Motorist jailed for lying to police over speeding ticket

Monday  15:27,   14 may 2018
motoringresearch

Calls to AA for broken Land Rover betrayed elaborate web of lies Christopher Henry, of Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire, was caught speeding by a Hampshire Police mobile camera van more than two years ago in February 2016. Rather than[...]

Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV revealed

Monday  15:26,   14 may 2018
autocar.co.uk

Just three years after the luxury brand unveiled its plans to build an SUV, it has revealed the all-new CullinanRolls-Royce has bitten the[...]

Volkswagen reveals 286bhp Golf GTI TCR

Monday  15:21,   14 may 2018
autocar.co.uk

To celebrate its participation in the TCR championship, VW has revealed a TCR variant of the Golf GTIVolkswagen has previewed a brawny 286bhp version of the seventh-generation Golf GTI with the unveiling of the TCR Concept at the annual[...]

Potholes costing motorists £1 million a month

Monday  15:20,   14 may 2018
news.sky

Potholes are forcing drivers and insurers to shell out at least £1 million a month on repair bills, the AA has found.  The number of pothole-related claims has soared this year, with more during the first four months of 2018 than the whole of[...]

The Honda Civic saloon is coming to the UK

Monday  15:20,   14 may 2018
motoringresearch

The Civic four-door is hot in America. Now it's Britain's turn Unlike the hatch, the four-door is built in Turkey, but it is based on the same platform as the hatch, and shares many of the car’s distinctive styling traits. The bit[...]

Samsung: how it plans to develop world-leading autonomous car tech

Monday  15:15,   14 may 2018
autocar.co.uk

The world's biggest smartphone maker has invested more than half a billion US dollars in self-driving technology. Here's whyNow the world’s biggest smartphone producer has bet more than half a billion US dollars that it can become a market[...]

Matt Prior: Are cars becoming less practical?

Monday  15:11,   14 may 2018
autocar.co.uk

Cars are getting more spacious and luxurious, but that might be to the detriment of usabilitySure, a BMW 5 Series is now so refined that our sister title What Car? called it its luxury car of the year. That goes some way to explaining the 4966mm[...]

Supercars bask in the sunshine at Blenheim Palace

Monday  15:11,   14 may 2018
motoringresearch

More than £50 million worth of automotive royalty on display at Blenheim's Supercars at the Palace eventIn total, 140 cars were displayed in four zones; Porsche Performance, Forza Italia, Best of British and Best of the Rest. Manufacturers in[...]

Speed cameras: How to spot them

Monday  15:10,   14 may 2018
msn

First introduced more than two decades ago, the big yellow Gatso is instantly recognisable, visible from afar and always signposted – yet drivers still manage to get caught by them. But the Gatso speed camera isn’t the only surveillance and safety[...]

Meghan and Harry's wedding day car?

Monday  15:10,   14 may 2018
readcars.co

Believe it or not, this bizarre creation is the vehicle Brits want to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle drive off in following their Royal wedding. The Aston Martin DB11-Ford Mustang hybrid, complete with sidecar for Meghan’s dog, topped a [...]

U.S. Versus Russia: How Does Putin's New Limo Compare to Trump's 'Beast'?

Monday  15:10,   14 may 2018
europe.newsweek

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin both have custom rides straight out of a 007 film, but whose would win?Putin reportedly spent $192 million on his new fleet of limousines and showed them off during his inauguration Monday. [...]

Driven: 2018 Ford Fiesta ST

Monday  15:10,   14 may 2018
msn

Here it is – the all-new Ford Fiesta ST. Based on the updated Fiesta, the ST needs to do a lot to live up to the reputation set by its forebear, while fending off competition from some serious rivals. We hit Nice’s country roads to find out [...]