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2019 American-spec Ford Ranger unveiled

01/17/2018 16:25:55 PM

After a seven-year absence, the Ford Ranger is set to return to North America. The new mid-size pick-up might look familiar, because it’s based on the Ranger T6 that was originally launched in Asia, Europe and other markets in 2011. Indeed, ...

2018 NACTOY winners

01/15/2018 16:06:02 PM

This year’s North American Car of the Year, Truck of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year have been named at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. A jury made up of more than sixty motoring journalists from across Canada ...

Top 10: Irish car sales 2017

01/13/2018 17:02:59 PM

131,335 new cars were registered in Ireland during 2017, according to statistics released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry. That total represented a reduction of just over ten percent compared to 2016. While many other countries are ...

Toyota updates the Yaris WRC for 2018

01/11/2018 16:54:55 PM

Ahead of its second season competing in the FIA World Rally Championship, the Yaris WRC has been slightly modified by Toyota Gazoo Racing. Compared to the 2017 car, the changes are fairly minor. They centre on a redesigned front bumper assembly ...

Nexo fuel cell EV announced by Hyundai

01/10/2018 12:24:18 PM

Electric cars equipped with hydrogen fuel cells will only become popular when an adequate refuelling infrastructure exists. In the UK, for example, there are currently just twelve hydrogen stations (and five of them are clustered around Lon ...

Top 10: UK car sales 2017

01/08/2018 07:39:57 AM

In absolute terms, 2017 wasn’t a bad year for new car registrations in the UK. Sure, the overall total was down compared to 2015 and 2016, but that was almost bound to happen. As the graph below from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and ...

Top 10: UK car sales 2017 - winners and losers

01/08/2018 07:38:42 AM

2017 saw 2,540,617 new cars registered in the UK, a 5.7% reduction compared to 2016. However, as in previous years, some manufacturers bucked the overall market trend, while others most definitely contributed to it. Most of the over-performing ...

Two Mercedes-Benz X-Class camping concepts

01/05/2018 17:00:55 PM

For this month’s CMT show in Stuttgart, Mercedes-Benz has created a couple of concepts based on its new X-Class pick-up. The first features a demountable camper from established company Tischer. A side entrance door leads into the habitation ...

Peugeot Sport reveals the 2018 308TCR

01/03/2018 17:16:55 PM

Following a merger of the FIA World Touring Car Championship and the TCR International Series, 2018 will see the inaugural staging of the FIA World Touring Car Cup. This promising series, which has adopted TCR technical regulations, is intended ...

Nissan confirms UK prices for the 2018 Leaf

01/02/2018 15:51:41 PM

Ahead of customer deliveries beginning next month, Nissan has published prices for its new second-generation pure-electric Leaf. They start at £21,990 and go up to £27,490 (after applying the government’s Plug-in Car Grant). By comparison, ...

UK pricing for the Suzuki SV650X announced

12/30/2017 16:48:28 PM

Following its first public appearance at last month’s EICMA show in Milan, Suzuki has revealed a UK launch price for the SV650X. This new mid-size café racer – which comes with a Metallic Oort Grey / Glass Sparkle Black two-tone paint scheme ...

Mini launches Yours Customised

12/30/2017 13:57:28 PM

Personalisation has always been a key trait of the Mini brand under BMW ownership. Now that amenity is evolving to another level with the introduction of Yours Customised, a service which allows owners to order bespoke parts via a dedicated ...

The DTM will return to Britain in 2018

12/19/2017 16:44:17 PM

After a five-year absence, DTM touring cars are going to compete again at Brands Hatch. What’s more, the longer GP track will be used in 2018, so drivers should face an even greater challenge. Another addition to next year’s calendar is ...

A Škoda Kodiaq for emergency services duties

12/18/2017 17:05:40 PM

Another model has joined Škoda’s family of fully-converted cars for ambulance, fire brigade and police use. This new arrival is the all-wheel drive Kodiaq Rapid Response Vehicle, which should appeal particularly to agencies that require some ...

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 first view

12/17/2017 17:21:55 PM

Visitors to yesterday’s Chevy Truck Centennial event held at the Texas Motor Speedway were treated to a first public appearance by the 2019 Silverado. They got to see an LT Trailboss version, which arrived slung beneath a helicopter. It’ll ...

Fiat Professional launches the Ducato Minibus

12/16/2017 15:34:33 PM

People rather than freight are the intended cargo for the latest Ducato van variant. The new Minibus is being offered in a choice of two lengths, with both featuring a raised roof. The L4/H2 version, which measures 5,998 mm (19’ 8”) long, ...

Toyota GR Super Sport Concept announced

12/15/2017 13:47:45 PM

Next month’s Tokyo Auto Salon 2018 will see Toyota Gazoo Racing exhibiting its new GR Super Sport Concept. For the time being, just one teaser shot has been released. With features such as a tear-drop profile, a central fin and a full-width ...

A new brand logo for Mini

12/14/2017 13:54:00 PM

Redesigned badges are going to adorn every Mini built from March 2018 onwards. In what is the first change since 2001, the marque’s familiar emblem will be depicted in two rather than three dimensions. According to the blurb issued by Mini: ...

2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class interior first view

12/13/2017 17:35:52 PM

Ahead of its public début at next month’s North American International Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz has released some details about the new G-Class’s cabin. Lugano leather upholstery, heated seats front and rear, a driver’s seat memory function ...

UK prices for the Lexus LS 500h announced

12/12/2017 17:09:07 PM

With deliveries of the 2018 LS due to begin early next year, Lexus has confirmed the on-the-road prices for its all-new flagship model. The ordering process should be fairly straightforward. Customers just need to choose one of four trim grades ...

NEVS begins electric 9-3 production in China

12/11/2017 16:49:54 PM

In 2012, Chinese-owned National Electric Vehicle Sweden acquired the assets of bankrupt Saab Automobile. Eighteen months later, as an interim measure, the new proprietors built a few more examples of the already aged petrol-fuelled Saab 9-3. Now ...

Mazda MX-5 Z-Sport limited edition unveiled

12/09/2017 14:40:35 PM

Although deliveries won’t begin until March next year, Mazda has already revealed details about the MX-5 Z-Sport. This new arrival – which is based on the existing 2.0 litre Sport Nav model – is going to be offered exclusively in the UK. On ...

Holden Colorado SportsCat by HSV introduced

12/08/2017 17:22:30 PM

A series of cosmetic changes and some chassis upgrades mark out the 2018 Colorado SportsCat and SportsCat+. Developed by HSV, these new pick-up variants are intended to offer a better on-road driving experience while maintaining their off-road ...

2018 Formula One calendar confirmed

12/07/2017 15:51:14 PM

Next year's FIA Formula One World Championship schedule has been ratified by the World Motor Sport Council. As originally announced in June, twenty-one rounds are going to be squeezed into an eight-month season. China and Bahrain have subsequently ...

2018 Polo GTI R5 rally car revealed

12/05/2017 15:13:09 PM

Provided that the homologation process goes to plan, customer rally teams should be able to take delivery of the new Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 from next summer. Development work started at the beginning of this year. According to Volkswagen Mo ...

Morgan teases the limited edition Aero GT

12/04/2017 17:07:32 PM

Ahead of an official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show next March, Morgan has released some details about the new Aero GT. This motorsport-inspired creation – which is being touted as the company’s “most extreme road-going model to date” ...

The Golf GTI TCR is getting a facelift for 2018

12/03/2017 15:33:25 PM

Volkswagen Motorsport has unveiled a slightly revised Golf GTI TCR. The only significant change is at the front, where a redesigned nose is intended to provide a closer visual link between the race car and its road-going equivalent. There haven’t ...

GMC has built a snow-ready concept truck

12/02/2017 14:11:53 PM

A set of Mattracks 150 Series tracks is a pretty obvious indicator that the All Mountain concept isn’t a normal pick-up. Its primary purpose is to traverse snow-covered rough ground in all weather conditions, hence the lack of ordinary wh ...

Future Toyota Adventure Concept unveiled

12/01/2017 17:26:45 PM

Short overhangs, a generous ground clearance, substantial skid plates, large 20” wheels and all-terrain tyres signal that the Future Toyota Adventure Concept is aimed at intrepid drivers. The FT-AC also boasts all-wheel drive with torque vectoring ...

2018 NACTOY finalists

11/30/2017 18:10:01 PM

It seems that the jurors who get to vote for the North American Car of the Year, Truck of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards aren’t currently enamoured with American brands. Indeed, the finalist lists for two of the 2018 prizes ...

2018 European Car of the Year nominees

11/28/2017 17:06:46 PM

A first vote by sixty European Car of the Year jurors has determined the seven models that could win the 2018 title. Clearly some rather peculiar thought processes were followed, because a few seemingly strong contenders haven’t made the cut. The ...

McLaren announces the 720S GT3 race car

11/24/2017 16:55:33 PM

Privateer motorsport teams might already be tempted by the McLaren 720S GT3, but they're in for rather a long wait. That's because deliveries aren't due to begin until 2019. This latest addition to the range – which is a successor to the ...

Two types of Mini for the 2018 Dakar Rally

11/22/2017 15:33:31 PM

From 2012 to 2015, Mini was victorious in the car category of every Dakar Rally. Then, ignoring the received wisdom that asserted all-wheel drive would be necessary for success, Peugeot won in 2016 and 2017 using the rear-wheel drive 2008 DKR ...

Mercedes-Benz eVito electric van unveiled

11/20/2017 17:24:40 PM

With a growing number of cities threatening to penalise or even ban combustion-engine vehicles, more urban deliveries will have to be completed using zero-emissions alternatives. In response to that situation, Mercedes-Benz has announced the ...

Kymco launches the Xciting S 400 maxi scooter

11/19/2017 13:20:50 PM

Kymco is hoping that its latest offering will appeal to customers who want a scooter for both leisure use and daily commuting. Accordingly, the new Xciting S 400 is claimed to have decent high-speed stability and manoeuvrability, thanks to features ...

Fiat 500X S-Design special edition unveiled

11/17/2017 16:55:08 PM

Fiat has added the stylish S-Design trim grade to its 500X range. This new special edition, which has been on display at the Dubai Motor Show, has a “young, metropolitan public” target market. On the outside, a dark finish called Myron ...

2018 Infiniti QX80 first view

11/15/2017 17:03:53 PM

Infiniti has given its QX80 full-size SUV another facelift. The most obvious changes are at the front, where a raised headlight position, a larger grille and a flatter bonnet profile form a more imposing presence. Inside, the focus has been ...

Vespa launches the Elettrica electric scooter

11/12/2017 16:51:25 PM

Thanks to typical Vespa styling and a zero-emissions powertrain, the new Elettrica is a perfect blend of tradition and innovation. Its electric motor has continuous and peak outputs of 2 kW (2.6 bhp / 2.7 PS) and 4 kW (5.3 bhp / 5.4 PS) res ...

BMW introduces the K 1600 Grand America

11/11/2017 16:19:47 PM

As its name suggests, the new K 1600 Grand America should appeal mainly to riders in North America. This full-dress tourer, which is based on the existing K 1600 B, has been designed to cover long distances in relaxed comfort. In fact, there ...

2018 Lotus Exige Cup 430 revealed

11/10/2017 17:25:44 PM

It's a replacement for the Exige Cup 380 (a limited edition) that uses the supercharged 3.5 litre V6 engine from the Evora GT430 (another limited edition). However, Lotus says the Exige Cup 430 is a proper series-production model. This new member ...

2018 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin launched

11/09/2017 17:37:47 PM

Two years after its introduction, Honda has updated the CRF1000L Africa Twin and added an Adventure Sports version to the range. Both models are powered by a 998 cc parallel-twin engine that still produces 94 bhp (70 kW / 95 PS) with 99 Nm (73 ...

Bentley unveils an all-new Continental GT3

11/09/2017 12:20:23 PM

Following the launch of its next-generation Continental GT at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, Bentley has announced the arrival of a racing version. The Continental GT3, which has been developed in collaboration with M-Sport, is powered ...

BMW adds the C 400 X to its scooter range

11/08/2017 17:12:30 PM

A mid-size scooter is joining BMW Motorrad's line-up. Called C 400 X, the new arrival slots in beneath the existing C 650 GT and C 650 Sport maxi scooters. That name's actually rather misleading, because the C 400 X is powered by a 350 cc, ...

Some more W463 G-Class run-out editions

11/06/2017 17:18:21 PM

Mercedes-Benz has launched a trio of G-Class Limited Edition models in Germany. They might be the last special releases based on the current W463-generation Geländewagen, which is due to be replaced next year. The first is the G 350 d Limited ...

A Toyota C-HR with 600 horsepower

11/04/2017 17:35:16 PM

California-based tuner DG-Spec has created the one-off Toyota C-HR R-Tuned, which could be the world's fastest crossover. To help achieve that distinction, the 2.4 litre four-cylinder engine has received reworked internals, upgraded valves and ...

The GSX-R125 gains a Sports Pack option

11/03/2017 17:28:04 PM

Suzuki has introduced some accessories for the GSX-R125, its recently-launched baby sports bike that combines a 14.7 bhp (11.0 kW / 15.0 PS) single-cylinder engine with a kerb weight of just 134 kg (295 lbs). The highlight of the range is a ...

Sayonara to the Subaru WRX STI

11/02/2017 18:21:15 PM

Over time, the WRX STI has become a brand icon for Subaru, so the decision to drop it from the range is audacious. However, the moribund model will apparently “inform future developments” (whatever that actually means). To commemorate the ...

Stinger GT Federation unveiled at SEMA 2017

11/01/2017 14:15:41 PM

Kia's Stinger GT Federation – which is being exhibited at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas – offers a glimpse of how owners could easily modify their cars. Indeed, apart from the vivid orange custom paintwork, most of the components are already ...

M Performance Parts for the 2018 BMW M5

11/01/2017 01:00:11 AM

With deliveries of its 2018 M5 due to begin next March, BMW has announced that a range of M Performance Parts is going to be available for the car. Chassis upgrades comprise motorsport-derived carbon-ceramic brakes and a coilover suspension ...

NSX Dream Project created for SEMA 2017

10/31/2017 20:00:15 PM

Acura and Arizona-based ScienceofSpeed have teamed up to produce a modified NSX for this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas. Named Dream Project, it gains a carbon fibre aero kit consisting of front strakes, door sill panels, a rear diffuser and ...

2018 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing launched

10/29/2017 16:03:52 PM

Honda has unveiled the all-new 2018 GL1800 Gold Wing, which is up to 48 kg (105 lbs) lighter than its predecessor. Such a dramatic diet is intended to broaden the bike's appeal. Measures to reduce this flagship tourer's bulk started with the ...

Toyota builds a full-size Tamiya Hilux Bruiser

10/28/2017 14:10:26 PM

One of Tamiya's most enduring kits is the Toyota Bruiser. Introduced in 1985, then updated in 2012, this 1/10 scale radio-controlled model is still available to buy today. In recognition of that popularity, Toyota has created a unique full-size ...

Honda Sports EV Concept unveiled in Tokyo

10/26/2017 15:55:21 PM

Elegant styling and neat proportions define the Sports EV Concept, which has appeared in public for the first time at the Tokyo Motor Show. According to Honda, it combines electric vehicle performance with artificial intelligence, but the ...

Nissan reveals the Leaf Nismo Concept

10/25/2017 16:20:15 PM

Although it carries a 'concept' tag, the Nissan Leaf Nismo appears to be practically ready for production. As befits a Nismo model, a more aggressive look is provided by revised bumpers, side skirt extensions and larger alloy wheels. While they ...

Chevrolet’s Traverse SUP is heading to SEMA

10/24/2017 15:54:53 PM

Choosing an original customisation theme for a vehicle that's going to be displayed at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas can't be easy. However, Chevrolet might have come up with one for the Traverse SUP. Its specification includes a Thule Stand Up ...

Mustang Performance Pack Level 2 launched

10/23/2017 17:20:36 PM

Ford has introduced the Performance Pack Level 2 option, which is available to order now for the 2018 Mustang GT. It's recognisable by a prominent front splitter, a comparatively understated rear spoiler and unique 19” 'Dark Tarnish' ten-spoke ...

Lotus Elise Cup 260 limited edition unveiled

10/21/2017 17:22:01 PM

Only thirty examples of the Elise Cup 260 are going to be built. However, with a price tag of £59,500, there probably won't be long queues of prospective customers at Lotus dealers. For anybody willing and able to spend such an exorbitant amount ...

Volkswagen is building an electric PPIHC car

10/20/2017 13:55:34 PM

Next year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb – which will take place on the 24th of June – is going to have a special Volkswagen on its entry list. While the prototype's name and full technical details have yet to be revealed, a pure-electric ...

Two Colorado ZR2 special editions launched

10/19/2017 16:29:27 PM

Chevrolet is hoping to expand the appeal of its 2018 Colorado ZR2 pick-up by introducing the Midnight Edition and Dusk Edition. The ZR2 Midnight Edition, which is only being offered with black paintwork, gains several black-finish embellishments. ...

Toyota Sora hydrogen-powered bus revealed

10/18/2017 17:32:05 PM

Hydrogen fuel cells should be particularly suited to larger electric vehicles, because they eliminate the need for a huge array of heavy rechargeable batteries. That's the approach taken by Toyota for the new Sora bus concept. Its electricity ...

Toyota creates the Fine-Comfort Ride concept

10/18/2017 17:31:03 PM

Although hydrogen fuel cells are arguably most appropriate for larger vehicles such as the Sora bus, Toyota hasn't given up on developing the technology for passenger cars. The latest result of that work is the strangely-named Fine-Comfort Ride ...

A unique Elantra Sport by Blood Type Racing

10/17/2017 17:41:57 PM

For this year's SEMA show, Hyundai has commissioned Blood Type Racing to build the one-off BTR Edition Elantra Sport Concept. Vivid orange paintwork, Diode Dynamics headlights, an Aerotek body kit and a huge APR GTC-200 GT rear wing give the ...

Mitsubishi unveils the e-Evolution Concept

10/17/2017 13:27:41 PM

Artificial Intelligence, which seems to be the motor industry's latest obsession, is a key feature of the new e-Evolution Concept. The system developed by Mitsubishi is primarily intended to enhance a driver's abilities. Accordingly, various ...

Honda CR-V S Plus special edition announced

10/16/2017 16:01:25 PM

Value-for-money devotees who are thinking of buying a compact SUV should be very interested in the new CR-V S Plus. It's based on the existing S Navi trim grade, so the standard specification already includes 17” alloy wheels, dual-zone climate ...

Yamaha creates the Motoroid concept

10/15/2017 14:16:30 PM

One of the more outlandish exhibits at the upcoming 2017 Tokyo Motor Show will be the Yamaha Motoroid. This concept bike, which appears to be electric powered, is claimed to use artificial intelligence. Exactly what that means is unclear, but ...

Lexus updates the CT 200h for 2018

10/15/2017 11:21:32 AM

A redesigned front grille, new LED rear light clusters and a modified rear bumper identify the 2018 Lexus CT 200h. Inside, the emphasis has been on improving cabin ambiance, plus there's a wider choice of upholsteries and colour schemes. As ...

The Corsavan that looks like a hot hatch

10/14/2017 15:21:10 PM

Vauxhall's Corsavan Limited Edition Nav certainly has a purposeful appearance. As well as a set of black 16” alloy wheels, this new addition to the line-up also comes with black body stripes, a 'Carbon Flash' grille bar and black door mirror ...

Mini introduces the nostalgic 1499 GT

10/13/2017 16:56:29 PM

Launched in 1969, the Mini 1275 GT was essentially a slower but cheaper alternative to the contemporary Cooper S. In a partly similar vein, the new 1499 GT is a slower but dearer alternative to the current Cooper Hatch. This UK-exclusive special ...

Top 10: UK car sales Q3 2017

10/08/2017 14:18:22 PM

As it's one of two plate-change months, September's figures are often used to gauge the state of the UK new car market. So, because last month's 426,170 registrations were 59,902 fewer than 2016's figure, should the industry begin to panic? Well ...

The Nissan e-NV200 gets more range for 2018

10/02/2017 16:33:27 PM

Thanks to a new 40 kWh lithium-ion battery, the revised Nissan e-NV200 pure-electric van should appeal to a significantly larger number of urban operators. That's because range is much better. According to the official NEDC measure, 174 miles ...

Interbrand’s most valuable auto brands of 2017

10/01/2017 15:45:03 PM

In terms of the automotive sector, the 2017 Interbrand 100 Best Global Brands survey shows very few changes compared to last year. Ferrari earns a place on the list, plus Nissan and Volkswagen swap positions. Otherwise, the marques included ...

Chevrolet Centennial trucks mark 100 years

09/30/2017 15:44:17 PM

In 1918, Chevrolet began selling trucks to the public. That event's upcoming centenary deserves celebrating, so a couple of special Centennial Edition pick-ups have been launched to help commemorate the anniversary. The 2018 Colorado Centennial ...

Audi e-tron FE04 unveiled

09/30/2017 07:20:20 AM

Since the inception of the Formula E series for electric-powered single-seaters, ABT Sportsline has been involved with support from Audi. Indeed, reigning champion Lucas di Grassi won the category's first ever race when driving for them. For ...

Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R pricing confirmed

09/27/2017 16:27:13 PM

Customer motorsport teams that are planning to run a Camaro GT4.R next season can now place an order to buy one. The conversion to GT4-specification race car is carried out by Michigan-based Pratt and Miller Engineering on behalf of Chevrolet. ...

Third-generation Sprinter teaser campaign starts

09/25/2017 17:23:44 PM

To begin the gradual reveal of its all-new Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz has released a sketch that gives an idea of what the large van is going to look like. The styling, which appears to be a gentle evolution of the current model's design, holds ...

Suzuki should build the SV650X

09/24/2017 17:33:26 PM

Next month's Tokyo Motor Show will see the début of Suzuki's SV650X concept bike. Essentially, it taps into the current nostalgia trend by being a modern interpretation of a 1970s-style café racer. The transformation from regular SV650 to ...

Winnebago launches the Revel 4x4 camper van

09/19/2017 16:06:29 PM

As it's based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4x4, Winnebago's Revel should appeal to people who enjoy off-grid camping in remote places. This new van conversion (or Class B in American parlance) is powered by a 3.0 litre, six-cylinder, turbo-diesel ...

2018 NACTOY semi-finalists

09/18/2017 13:33:26 PM

Following a first round of voting, 2018's North American Car of the Year, Truck of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year semi-finalists have been named.2018 North American Car of the Year Incredibly, the Tesla Model 3 is one of just three ...

2018 World Car Awards eligibility lists

09/17/2017 16:01:54 PM

Organisers of the World Car Awards have revealed the models that'll be competing for 2018's prizes.2018 World Car of the Year As expected, an extremely wide range of contenders is going to vie for the main accolade. Of the thirty-five entries, ...

Kia unveils the striking Proceed Concept

09/15/2017 14:46:14 PM

Kia's European design studio in Frankfurt created the Proceed Concept, so the Frankfurt Motor Show was a fitting venue for its first appearance. Described as an “extended hot hatch”, the Proceed Concept is a five-door coupé with a low roofline, ...

A very basic Vivaro factory-built camper van

09/13/2017 17:02:40 PM

Vauxhall seems to have missed an opportunity with the Vivaro Tourer Weekender. That's because this new arrival (which will be known as the Opel Vivaro Life across the rest of Europe) lacks the amenities to make it a true Volkswagen California ...

Honda creates the Urban EV Concept

09/12/2017 15:54:14 PM

Its boxy proportions might have been influenced by Honda's 'N' kei car range which first appeared in the late 1960s, but the Urban EV Concept actually resembles the original Volkswagen Golf. That's not a bad thing, incidentally. Plans have already ...

UK prices for the Renault Kangoo Z.E. 33

09/11/2017 17:00:26 PM

Customers ordering the improved pure-electric Kangoo will have two big decisions to make. The first is whether to buy the 33 kWh battery pack outright, or lease it separately. Looking at the figures below, the latter option is probably going ...

Top 10: Facts about the 2018 Nissan Leaf

09/10/2017 15:33:20 PM

Nissan's second-generation Leaf is undoubtedly one of this year's most important new car launches. This all-electric five-door hatchback might look fairly ordinary, but it could persuade a significant number of buyers to ditch petrol and diesel ...

Amarok Aventura Exclusive concept revealed

09/06/2017 17:05:06 PM

Calling the Amarok Aventura Exclusive a 'concept' is arguably a misnomer. In reality, it merely previews a more powerful version of Volkswagen's pick-up. Output from the 3.0 litre V6 turbocharged diesel engine has been increased to 254 bhp (190 ...

Volkswagen launches the Amarok Dark Label

09/06/2017 17:04:03 PM

Along with the Amarok Aventura Exclusive concept, Volkswagen will be unveiling the Amarok Dark Label at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. This special edition pick-up – which arrives at dealers next spring – is based on the existing Comfortline ...

Nissan’s new Pulsar N-Connecta Style Edition

09/05/2017 15:24:20 PM

Thanks to a few cosmetic changes, the Style Edition has a subtly distinctive look. Those enhancements comprise black 18” diamond-cut alloy wheels, black door mirror caps and LED headlights with black bezels. Taking the existing N-Connecta ...

Kia introduces the Niro PHEV

09/04/2017 15:44:15 PM

For the first time, a plug-in hybrid compact crossover is available in the UK. It's the Kia Niro PHEV, which joins the existing parallel-hybrid version. A 1.6 litre, direct-injection, Atkinson-cycle petrol engine and an electric motor provide ...

Citroën SpaceTourer Rip Curl Concept revealed

09/03/2017 17:07:07 PM

Citroën and Rip Curl have collaborated to create a one-off camper van that's aimed at outdoor activity enthusiasts. Named SpaceTourer Rip Curl Concept, it essentially takes the existing Pössl Campster conversion (which isn't currently available ...

Ford has launched the Ranger Black Edition

09/02/2017 15:03:10 PM

Europe's most popular pick-up is currently the Ford Ranger, but achieving that feat hasn't prevented the arrival of a Black Edition to secure some extra sales. This special version – which is only available in Double Cab guise – comes with ...

Nissan has updated the 370Z for 2018

09/01/2017 15:19:45 PM

'Old' and 'good value' are two labels that spring to mind when describing Nissan's 370Z. Although it first arrived at dealers in 2009, an on-the-road starting price of £29,185 for a V6-powered coupé with rear-wheel drive is quite a bargain. A ...

2018 Ram Harvest Editions unveiled

08/30/2017 17:41:52 PM

Ram dealers would undoubtedly sell a Harvest Edition pick-up to anybody, but farmers are the obvious target market. Indeed, New Holland Blue and Case IH Red paintwork are exclusively available, which means this special edition truck will match ...

Mini Electric Concept first view

08/30/2017 12:51:15 PM

In July, Mini confirmed that the upcoming all-electric 3-door Hatch will be built in Oxford. However, prospective customers must endure a long wait, because a production version isn't due until 2019. In the meantime, the car is going to appear ...

2018 BMW i3 and i3s unveiled

08/29/2017 16:06:53 PM

BMW has given its electric i3 a mild facelift for 2018, plus a sportier 's' variant is being introduced to expand the model's appeal. In addition to a more powerful motor, the i3s comes with larger 20” wheels, a Sport driving mode and a stiffer ...

Hymer creates the Sprinter DuoCar prototype

08/27/2017 17:06:31 PM

As its name suggests, DuoCar is a camper van for just two people. Consequently, this Mercedes-Benz Sprinter conversion by Hymer has an original layout that's been influenced by customer focus groups and 'innovation company' Venture Idea. ...

Fiat Ducato 4x4 Expedition 2017 unveiled

08/26/2017 15:27:42 PM

Fiat has created another go-anywhere camper van concept. The Ducato 4x4 Expedition 2017 Show Vehicle – which is being exhibited at the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon – differs from its 2015 predecessor in one important respect. Whereas the ...

California XXL Concept specifications revealed

08/25/2017 20:10:13 PM

To coincide with its public début at the Caravan Salon show in Düsseldorf, Volkswagen has disclosed lots more information about the intriguing California XXL Concept. As previously confirmed, this new camper van is based on a medium-wheelbase ...

Audi’s new logical (but opaque) nomenclature

08/23/2017 17:55:34 PM

Previously, when most engines were normally aspirated and the vast majority ran on petrol, displacement was a simple way of establishing a clear model hierarchy. Even the most casual observer would understand that a 2.0 litre car was inherently ...

2018 BMW M5 specifications confirmed

08/21/2017 17:20:00 PM

During the build-up to the launch of the sixth-generation M5, BMW has already revealed some key facts about the new car. Among them is the switch from rear-wheel drive to all-wheel drive which, as can be seen from the stats below, has significantly ...

2018 SsangYong Rexton UK specs and prices

08/20/2017 13:41:22 PM

Ahead of deliveries starting in October, SsangYong has confirmed specifications and prices for the fourth-generation Rexton. Despite being all new, this D/E-segment SUV retains a separate body that's mounted on a 'Quad-Frame' chassis. Such a ...