News: Cars

New cars which cannot travel at least 50 miles on electric power ‘may be banned’

Thursday  12:10,   10 may 2018
pressassociation

It was announced last year that new petrol and diesel car sales would be banned by 2040, but the impact on hybrids was unclear. Only cars with a zero-emissions range of at least 50 miles may escape the ban, according to Autocar.Related: 5 things you [...]

Bank loan or finance: Which should you choose?

Monday  19:41,   30 april 2018
msn

Although buying a new car can be an exciting time, it can also be stressful. There’s a lot to consider: what make and model to choose, what engine type do I want, which option boxes should I tick and – perhaps most crucially – how will I pay for it? [...]

The manufacturers still offering scrappage schemes

Monday  19:41,   30 april 2018
msn

Between around September and December last year, nearly every mainstream manufacturer was offering a scrappage scheme – or a ‘low-emission’ or ‘switch’ scheme as some like to call them. These schemes see consumers trading in their old,[...]

How to register an imported car in the UK

Monday  19:40,   30 april 2018
autoclassics

Importing a rare and desirable classic into the UK is a tempting prospect for many car enthusiasts, evidenced by the many thousands who do exactly that each year. Importing a rare and desirable classic into the UK is a tempting prospect for [...]

First drive: Lynk&Co 02 2018

Monday  19:37,   30 april 2018
autocar.co.uk

Ahead of its European launch, we put new Chinese brand Lynk&Co's compact SUV to the test to see if it works as a cut-price Volvo XC40The 02 is the third model from a new Chinese brand called Lynk&Co, which will arrive in Europe next[...]

Check out three of the world's rarest Range Rovers

Monday  19:14,   30 april 2018
autoclassics

Three special edition Range Rovers have been added to the line-up of the new Land Rover Legends event , which takes place at Bicester Heritage on May 26.The three vehicles are a 1981 In Vogue, with just 25,000 miles from new (its first owner and his [...]

Why are car V5 registration documents being sold online?

Monday  19:14,   30 april 2018
motoringresearch

The DVLA says there's no intrinsic value in a car's registration document Each car has an individual logbook (also known as the V5 or V5C) which contains an extract of the information the DVLA has about that vehicle – such as its[...]

Vauxhall Corsa diesel axed due to low demand

Monday  19:11,   30 april 2018
autocar.co.uk

The latest car to drop its oil-burning variant is one of Britain’s top-sellersCorsas powered by the 1.3 CDTi engine were particularly unpopular with retail buyers, who account for the majority of the hatchback’s customers. In 2017, just 0.5% of[...]

Used diesel car prices are RISING, figures reveal, despite Government efforts to kill off demand

Monday  19:11,   30 april 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Car buyers expecting to be able to pick up a second-hand bargain amid the crackdown on diesel could be in for a shock. Prices are on the up.Rather than falling as demand slumps, a review of second-hand car values suggests the average price of used[...]

Ford is killing nearly ALL its cars in America

Monday  19:10,   30 april 2018
motoringresearch

It’s all about trucks (and the Mustang) from now on The brand is to instead focus solely on trucks and SUVs – the only cars it will sell in the future are the Mustang sports car and the crossover-style Active version of the upcoming new[...]

Drunk teacher films herself crashing into parked car

Monday  18:56,   30 april 2018
msn

A teacher’s dash cam captured her drink-driving and crashing into a parked car. The footage shows 41-year-old Louise Willard swerving along the A27 in East Sussex at 70mph and mounting the grass verge while crossing a busy roundabout.She then[...]

Company car drivers spend almost three years behind the wheel

Monday  18:56,   30 april 2018
uk.motor1

Over a 40-year career, employees cover an average of 451,000 business miles. Company car drivers spend an average of nearly three years behind the wheel, according to the latest research.A study of 1,000 company car drivers by Czech car[...]

Welsh speed limits lowered to combat illegal emissions

Monday  18:56,   30 april 2018
autoexpress.co.uk

Illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide pollution have prompted the Welsh Government to announce a speed limit reduction over five major stretches of road. By lowering the speed limit to 50mph on two sections of the M4 motorway, as well as parts of the[...]

Ford Fiesta XR2 review: the hot hatch we’d choose over a 205 GTI

Tuesday  13:31,   24 april 2018
motoringresearch

No, it's not technically as good as the Peugeot. But we don't carePossibly not. The Fiesta XR2 never enjoyed the same plaudits as the 205 GTI or, indeed, the Golf GTI. Instead, it was associated with Reebok Classics and baseball caps.[...]

The ‘Box of Frogs’ – life with Japan’s craziest hot hatch

Tuesday  13:31,   24 april 2018
motoringresearch

Daihatsu Cuore Avanzato TR-XX R4: a big name for a tiny car. Our man recalls the time he spent with Japan's craziest hot hatch Then again, the Greek storyteller also claimed it is possible to have too much of a good thing. In the case[...]