Automobile

Kia Stinger vs Volkswagen Arteon vs BMW 4 Series

Kia Stinger vs Volkswagen Arteon vs BMW 4 Series

The four-door Kia Stinger coupe has already proven its worth, having beaten the Audi S5 Sportback in a twin test back at the start of the year. However, that was in sporty GT S guise. Here we’re testing the Korean car in more affordable and […]

New Volkswagen Golf R Performance Pack 2018 review

New Volkswagen Golf R Performance Pack 2018 review

The ultimate version of the Volkswagen Golf has been upgraded with the addition of a new Performance Pack option, which adds £2,300 to the price of the flagship R hot hatch. It’s a familiar name, as the Performance Pack is already a key option on […]

London ULEZ to cover most of capital from October 2021

London ULEZ to cover most of capital from October 2021

The London Ultra Low Emission Zone, or ULEZ, will be heavily expanded to cover most of the capital on 25 October 2021. The ULEZ will target all diesel cars and vans not meeting Euro 6 standards, as well as petrol cars and vans not meeting […]

New Toyota Aygo 2018 review

New Toyota Aygo 2018 review

Toyota’s second-generation Aygo city car has been given a mid-life facelift. It’s the Japanese firm’s take on the Volkswagen up!, Skoda Citigo and Hyundai i10, but is only now receiving its first round of substantial revisions since going on sale in 2014. Though the A-segment […]

Porsche 911 Speedster concept revealed

Porsche 911 Speedster concept revealed

This is the Porsche 911 Speedster. This swoopy, two door roadster is what the Stuttgart marque describes as an “excellent present’ to itself to celebrate its 70th anniversary of building sports cars. The Speedster’s styling takes cues from the original 356 Speedster from 1948, brought […]

New Hyundai i20 2018 facelift review

New Hyundai i20 2018 facelift review

This is the revised-for-2018 Hyundai i20. It’s been around in its current iteration since 2014, but a mid-life refresh has introduced a few improvements. It’s an important car for the brand, and only the Tucson SUV sells in bigger numbers. So what’s new? From a […]

Carmakers to face emissions cheating fines of £50,000 per car

Carmakers to face emissions cheating fines of £50,000 per car

Carmakers will be fined up to £50,000 for every vehicle fitted with an emissions cheat device, after the UK Government set out details of a new set of laws. The laws, dubbed The Road Vehicles (Defeat Device, Fuel Consumption and Type Approval) Regulations 2018, will […]

New Lexus ES 2018 review

New Lexus ES 2018 review

The new Lexus ES marks a fairly radical departure for the Japanese brand in Europe and the UK. It replaces the GS, which tried hard (but ultimately failed) to take on the Germans at their own game: namely, a rear-drive executive saloon. So the GS […]

Robot traffic cones could shrink size of roadworks

Robot traffic cones could shrink size of roadworks

A new generation of traffic cone that could ease congestion and improve worker safety has been developed by construction giant Costain. The prototype ‘robo-cones’ sit by the side of the road when not in use, and can be ‘driven’ onto the carriageway to close lanes […]

Tesla to build Golf rival within five years

Tesla to build Golf rival within five years

Tesla has plans to build a rival to the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra within five years. Responding to a question about compact [Golf size] and sub-compact [Fiesta size] cars, Musk told the Tesla shareholders’ conference: “I think we’ll do a compact car […]