News: Cars

Brexit to make UK a “second-hand dealer” in car safety

Monday  12:47,   18 june 2018
autoexpress.co.uk

One of the world’s leading car safety experts has said leaving the EU will render the UK a “second-hand dealer” in vehicle safety and emission standards. David Ward, secretary general of the Global New Car assessment Programme (Global[...]
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Tesla sacks 9% of its workforce: Elon Musk announces major job losses

Monday  12:47,   18 june 2018
autoexpress.co.uk

Tesla is to let go approximately nine per cent of its workforce , after the company’s chief executive officer, Elon Musk, said it needs to “reduce costs and become profitable”.Musk said jobs would be lost from Tesla’s “salaried population”, but[...]

Watch President Trump and Kim Jong-Un bond over The Beast

Monday  12:47,   18 june 2018
uk.motor1

Security is not thrilled about letting photographers seeing inside. The de-nuclearisation negotiations between American President Donald Trump and North Korean premier Kim Jong-Un are certainly important, but despite the historical importance, the[...]

Drivers cheated at the pumps by profiteering retailers

Monday  12:46,   18 june 2018
uk.motor1

Petrol stations increased the cost of fuel for weeks after a drop in oil prices. Fuel retailers have finally lowered prices at the pumps after cheating motorists for weeks, according to the RAC.Prices of both petrol and diesel have risen[...]

New 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 gets race-proven upgrades

Monday  12:46,   18 june 2018
motoringresearch

No more power, but extra downforce and sticker tyres on offer Despite the American muscle car arms race seeing engine outputs increase ever higher, Ford has resisted entering into the horsepower contest with the GT350. This Shelby is all[...]

Skoda Fabia facelift starts at £11,160, further details revealed

Monday  12:46,   18 june 2018
uk.motor1

Deliveries start in September. Skoda has released further details of the upcoming Fabia facelift which will hit showrooms in September.The supermini comes with a new petrol engine range, with all being three-cylinder engines as opposed to the[...]

Fifth Gear will return to TV in September

Monday  12:46,   18 june 2018
motoringresearch

Filming has started for a new series of Fifth Gear, which will return to our screens in September, says Tiff Needell That’s according to a tweet by presenter Tiff Needell, which comes two years after the former F1 racing driver suggested[...]

Jools Holland’s Aston Martin DB6 sold for £494k!

Monday  12:33,   11 june 2018
autoclassics

The Aston Martin DB6 MkI Volante previously owned by celebrated musician Jools Holland has sold during Bonhams’ Aston Martin Sale on June 2. The Aston Martin DB6 MkI Volante previously owned by celebrated musician Jools Holland has sold[...]

Jools Holland’s Aston Martin DB6 sold for £494k!

Monday  12:33,   11 june 2018
autoclassics

The Aston Martin DB6 MkI Volante previously owned by celebrated musician Jools Holland has sold during Bonhams’ Aston Martin Sale on June 2. The Aston Martin DB6 MkI Volante previously owned by celebrated musician Jools Holland has sold[...]

Audi to launch 5G-connected cars by 2020

Monday  12:33,   11 june 2018
autoexpress.co.uk

Audi has revealed more information on its plans to launch 5G-connected cars by 2020. While the alliance was formed in 2016, new details offer insight into how the technology will work when it launches in the next two years. The set-up will[...]

Some garages are already exploiting MOT changes by holding motorists to ransom for high car repair costs, industry expert says

Monday  12:32,   11 june 2018
dailymail.co.uk

It's been just a fortnight since changes were made to the MOT, and already car owners are being ripped off by some garages, according to a new report. As of May 20, the MOT test has included three new fault categories: minor, major and[...]

Audi Q8 SUV: Range Rover Sport and BMW X6 rival launched

Monday  12:32,   11 june 2018
autocar.co.uk

New style-led premium SUV mixes coupe roofline with A8 luxury to take on X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé; prices to start from £65,000The new Audi Q8 will give the Range Rover Sport its sternest challenge yet as the battle for sales of style-led[...]

Almost every hybrid car on sale fails to meet its 'official' fuel economy - and one of the worst offenders is Britain's best seller

Monday  12:31,   11 june 2018
dailymail.co.uk

In the worst cases, hybrid cars - which use a combination of a combustion engine and electric power - are up to 80 miles per gallon shy of what manufacturers tell customers they can do. One of the models that misses its claimed economy is the[...]

TRUE Rating ‘Euro NCAP for car emissions’ launched

Monday  12:31,   11 june 2018
motoringresearch

The Real Urban Emissions initiative will ‘reveal the gap between test and real world vehicle emissions’It hopes this will become an Euro NCAP-style rating for car exhaust emissions – and it’s bad news for all but the very newest diesel cars as they[...]

BMW X3 M40i 2018 UK review

Monday  12:30,   11 june 2018
autocar.co.uk

BMW brings a more restrained take on the performance SUV to rival the Porsche Macan S and Mercedes-AMG GLC 43In a world where it seems like performance SUVs are becoming increasingly flashier, ostentatious and — in some cases — downright[...]