News: Cars

Where to legally mount a sat nav

Friday  19:21,   19 january 2018
Car Buyer

Find out the best place to mount your sat nav or smartphone in your carBy 2003, things had already changed significantly, requiring an amendment to the Act stating: “No person shall drive a motor vehicle on the road if he is using a hand-held mobile [...]

Critics call Transport for the North £70bn route upgrades 'a fraud'

Friday  19:05,   19 january 2018

Upgrades include enlarging major West to Easts routes that connect Manchester with LeedsJohn Prescott, former UK Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, was most vocal, describing the project, which is receiving £69[...]

This Land Rover Defender V8 will cost you £150,000

Thursday  15:40,   18 january 2018
Motoring Research

And it could well be worth every pennyOK, some context. Land Rover is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018, and seeing as a special edition Velar or Discovery 5 would make Maurice Wilks turn in his grave, the firm’s brought back the Defender for [...]

Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label special edition arrives in UK

Thursday  15:38,   18 january 2018
Auto Express

200 examples singled out for British showrooms. Called the Amarok Dark Label, it’s based on the range-topping Highline version of Volkswagen’s Mercedes X-Class rival, boasting a handful of choice design and trim tweaks.Exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels [...]

Who wore it best? 50 years of Volkswagen GTI

Thursday  15:37,   18 january 2018

Over the past 50 years, three letters have resonated deeply in the motoring world – GTI. Though most remember it for its application on the Golf, the GTI badge has found its way onto a number of other Volkswagen cars too – and here’s 10 of[...]

TVR boosted by £500,000 investment from Welsh Government

Thursday  15:35,   18 january 2018

British sports car maker is about to build the first ‘pilots’ for its Griffith sports carThe government has also provided a £2 million loan to the company and has purchased the Ebbw Vale site where TVR’s cars will be[...]

Honda confirms UK prices for new Civic Diesel

Thursday  15:24,   18 january 2018

Good news, diesel fans – the range starts at £20,120 or £249 a month. You might want to sit down for this one – Honda has announced UK prices for the latest addition to its Civic range, a 118bhp 1.6-litre diesel engine. The Civic Diesel goes on [...]

Mercedes-AMG to launch high-performance electric cars

Wednesday  18:25,   17 january 2018

Pure electric cars now in the works at AMG to supplement new hybrid models, Merc’s R&D boss has hinted“Are we going to see all-electric AMGs?’ said Mercedes R&D boss Ola Kallenius, “Why not? It is not a concrete programme at the moment,[...]

700bhp Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 coming in 2019

Wednesday  18:25,   17 january 2018

The new Shelby GT500 will be the most powerful road-legal production Ford yet, says the car makerFord has capped an action-packed Detroit Show by revealing an all-new, super performance Mustang Shelby GT500, reviving a model it stopped selling in[...]

UK's speeding hotspots revealed

Wednesday  13:46,   17 january 2018
Read Cars

Drivers in West Yorkshire received the highest number of speeding tickets in Britain during 2017 , according to the latest official data.Leasing company UK Carline submitted freedom of information requests to the UK’s police forces and the results[...]

The 10 best car colours of all time

Wednesday  13:45,   17 january 2018

Recent figures have shown that the most popular colour choice for new cars in 2017 was black. Depressingly, an obsession with perceived resale values and not wishing to offend the eyes of potential buyers means that Britain’s roads are in[...]

Used car buying guide: Ford Mustang

Wednesday  13:45,   17 january 2018

A fifth-generation example of the Ford Mustang would make a fine addition to any automotive stable. We check the teeth and hoovesYou can pick up a used, low-mileage, current-generation Mustang 2.3 Ecoboost from £26,000, or a 5.0 V8 GT manual from[...]

Mercedes-Benz G-Class revealed with more tech, class & ability

Tuesday  18:36,   16 january 2018

Mercedes' off-road stalwart has been totally modernised beneath its old-school stylingMercedes has revealed its second-generation G-Class, which closely resembles the original utilitarian off-roader that was launched 38 years ago and has since[...]

Skoda Karoq review: SUV newcomer nails it

Tuesday  18:09,   16 january 2018
Read Cars

While it’s not flash, it’s a solid, safe, spacious, comfortable and practical choice , backed up by a good engine range and Skoda‘s reputation for dependability.Follow us on Facebook and on [...]

Buy a bespoke ‘McLaren F1’ for just £150,000

Tuesday  18:08,   16 january 2018
Motoring Research

If you squint, you may never tell the difference Or is it? See the F1 above? That car’s up for sale for a ‘mere’ £150,000. And if you’re quick, you could do the deal this weekend at the NEC’s Autosport International, where it’s currently on [...]