News: Cars

Opinion: diesel is dying – get over it

Thursday  19:06,   23 november 2017
Autocar

We hear the views of a reporter for The ENDS Report, the environmental business and policy journal Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter [...]

You can now buy an Aston Martin V8 Vantage for £30,000

Thursday  17:35,   23 november 2017
Motoring Research

The Aston Martin Vantage has been around – with a few minor tweaks – since 2005. When the ‘baby’ Aston was revealed in 2005, it was a – relatively – affordable alternative to the astoundingly popular DB9, launched two years earlier. But[...]

Parking firms expected to buy 6m vehicle records this year

Thursday  17:20,   23 november 2017
motor1

RAC says private companies are issuing tickets at an 'unprecedented rate'.The DVLA sold more than 1.4 million of the records, which are used to pursue drivers for penalties of up to £100, in the second quarter of this financial year, and the [...]

Ford plans ride-hailing bus service in London

Thursday  17:20,   23 november 2017
Auto Express

Ford has applied to run six ride-hailing bus services in London , a Transport for London (TfL) document has revealed.Ford’s Chariot service is expected to run from January 2018, assuming TfL approves its plans following a public consultation. The[...]

Police dish out £5.5m in fines for phone use since March

Thursday  17:20,   23 november 2017
Car Buyer

149 motorists still caught using mobile at wheel every day, but rate of offending has droppedIn the six months after the Government doubled mobile-phone penalties from a £100 fine and three penalty points to a £200 fixed penalty notice (FPN) and six [...]

Six in 10 willing to break speed limits despite new penalties

Thursday  17:20,   23 november 2017
motor1

Average motorists knowingly flouts the law three times per journey.A survey of more than 2,000 drivers discovered that 61 percent were happy to speed, with the average motorist knowingly breaking the limit at least three times per[...]

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain review: the alternative to an SUV

Wednesday  20:04,   22 november 2017
Motoring Research

Everybody wants a fancy SUV, or so it seems. But can Merc's new 4x4 estate offer the exact same thing? Despite a passion for covering every possible market segment, it has taken Mercedes-Benz until the fifth generation of the E-Class to [...]

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo 2017 review

Wednesday  20:03,   22 november 2017
Autocar

Porsche bolsters its hybrid range with a 671bhp Panamera Sport Turismo flagship. Can it justify the premium over the Turbo?The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo, to give this sleek four-door estate its full title, is the all-inclusive[...]

New Jeep Compass priced from £22,995

Wednesday  19:59,   22 november 2017
Motoring Research

It slots in perfectly between the smaller Jeep Renegade and larger Jeep CherokeeJeep reckons that’s “outstanding value for money”, even though it’s rather pricier than a 115hp 1.2-litre turbo Qashqai Visia; Jeep’s entry-level Compass is a 120hp[...]

2018 Aston Martin Vantage unveiled

Wednesday  19:57,   22 november 2017
Autocar

Hardcore look, AMG-built turbo V8 and all-new platform show the Vantage’s intentThe new 503bhp V8-engined Aston Martin Vantage is a “statement car” that showcases how the brand’s future models will become more individual and confident, according to[...]

Grand Tour Season 2 is searching for a new racing driver

Wednesday  19:57,   22 november 2017
motor1

Only not really, because they've already filmed it, but this is a fun teaser video.The canny marketing team behind Amazon Prime's second season of it's-not-Top-Gear, featuring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, has released another[...]

Drive a diesel in London? This council will soon charge extra for PARKING

Wednesday  19:55,   22 november 2017
Motoring Research

£2 an hour surcharge for all diesel vehicles parking in public car parks in Islington It will apply to all diesel-fuelled vehicles which, the council says, are linked to poor air quality and can emit four times more nitrogen oxides and[...]

Opinion: The Government is wrong to penalise diesel drivers

Wednesday  19:55,   22 november 2017
Autocar

With the Government confirming new taxation for diesel cars, we discuss why the core focus should be elsewhereThe Chancellor’s plan to force drivers and buyers of diesel cars to pay more to own, run and even park their cars – allegedly to reduce[...]

Call to cut speed limits to protect horses' lives

Tuesday  21:40,   21 november 2017
Auto Express

Speed limits in rural areas should be lowered to protect horses and their riders , a leading equestrian charity says.The British Horse Society (BHS) says that since late 2010, 38 riders and 222 horses have lost their lives on the UK’s roads, while[...]

Chinese Wey SUV will hit Europe in 2020s

Tuesday  21:37,   21 november 2017
Auto Express

Chinese SUV-giant Great Wall is preparing to launch its premium Wey-badged sub-brand in Europe Speaking to Auto Express at the 2017 Guangzhou Motor Show, the brand’s chief executive confirmed the brand has ambitions to move west early in[...]