News: Cars

James Ruppert: the safest used cars on the market

Thursday  14:30,   12 july 2018

It’s not only posh cars that come equipped with life-saving techI was thinking that it could be one of those barn finds we see, so many of which have not turned a wheel in decades. Instead, the title belongs to the Volvo XC90. Apparently, since it[...]

New Fiat 500 Spiaggina special edition models revealed

Thursday  14:27,   12 july 2018

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Fiat 500 Spiaggina ‘Jolly’: a quirky, open top beach cruiser version of the iconic city car. The former is a joint venture between design house Pininfarina and Garage Italia - a custom house owned [...]

Our car week in review: how far will diesel sales fall?

Thursday  14:27,   12 july 2018

Charting the decline of diesel sales | New Suzuki Jimny details | Where have all the coupe cabriolets gone? | Hottest new cars deals | Goodwood turns 25 The post Our car week in review: how far will diesel sales fall? appeared first on Motoring[...]

New 2019 Peugeot 208 GTi to be offered in pure EV form

Thursday  14:26,   12 july 2018

An all-electric version of the Peugeot 208 GTi will join a conventional petrol model next yearA Peugeot 208 EV has been expected since parent firm PSA announced that its switch to a new CMP (Common Modular Platform) would include an electric-ready[...]

Aston Martin ‘greatly encouraged’ by government Brexit plan

Thursday  14:25,   12 july 2018

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EV chargers to become mandatory on new homes

Thursday  14:25,   12 july 2018

EV chargers to become mandatory on new homesExpected to be announced as part of the Department for Transport’s ‘Road to Zero’ document later today, building regulation in the UK will be overhauled to ensure all new flats and offices come with[...]

Fleet of fancy! Traffic wardens slaps £80 tickets on five luxury supercars - worth a combined £1million - after they line up outside Mayfair hotel in London

Thursday  14:22,   12 july 2018

The threat of three points and an £80 fine hasn't seemed to deter these super-car owners who parked £1 million worth of luxury motors outside of a Mayfair hotel today. Lamborghini's and Ferrari's polished and glistening in the sun were pictured[...]

Next-gen Volvo XC90 SUV to go all-electric in 2022

Thursday  14:22,   12 july 2018

Forthcoming 2022 Volvo XC90 to drop diesel for hybrid and EV power © Reuters A Volvo S60 is displayed during the inauguration of Volvo Cars first U.S. production plant in Ridgeville, South Carolina, U.S., June 20, 2018. [...]

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: passenger ride

Thursday  14:21,   12 july 2018

The ‘Superleggera’ badge is reserved for very special Astons. We ask handling guru Matt Becker why the all-new DBS deserves to wear itBits of tank tape dangle off it where engineers have fashioned crude concealments of its final appearance. Compared [...]

Running a car costs drivers £162 a month

Saturday  15:05,   30 june 2018

And that's before you consider the cost of finance or the purchase price. Running a car costs the average Briton £162 a month, plus the cost of the vehicle, according to new research.A study by vehicle maintenance firm Kwik Fit found that the[...]

2018 Audi A1 revealed with racy new look and advanced cabin tech

Saturday  14:41,   30 june 2018

Sportier A1 will draw heavily on high-tech safety and convenience kitAudi will take the fight to the hot-selling Mini with the new A1 Sportback, which will be packed with technology, safety kit and the brand’s latest premium features in a bid[...]

Revealed: Britain's most dangerous roads

Wednesday  17:52,   20 june 2018

The M6 and the A8(M) – the UK’s longest and shortest motorways – have been exposed as the most dangerous roads in Britain , with more accidents taking place on them than any other roads.New research by leasing specialist UK Carline, used a series of [...]

UK mayors to call for 2030 petrol and diesel car ban

Wednesday  17:52,   20 june 2018

Cross-party city leaders are joining forces to encourage the end of pure-combustion car salesLeaders from cities including Bradford, Bristol, Cardiff, London and Oxford, who represent a combined 20 million residents, will put their case to[...]

Government rolls out traffic-busting roadwork permits nationwide

Wednesday  17:44,   20 june 2018

Scheme will be used in tandem with lane rental systems. The government has asked every council in the country to introduce roadwork permit schemes after research showed the system reduced congestion.A study has shown that permit schemes, which see[...]

Kurt Cobain's 1965 Dodge Dart to be displayed in Ireland!

Tuesday  18:36,   19 june 2018

The only car that Nirvana's Kurt Cobain is known to have owned is coming to Ireland in July The ‘Growing Up Kurt Cobain’ exhibition has been personally curated by the Cobain family, and its opening will be attended by Kurt’s mother[...]