Fast estate cars from £4k: used buying guide

Looking for a swift and sporty load-lugger in which to whisk the family around in comfort and style? Here's five of the best from £4k

3 May 2016
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Volvo XC90 autonomous

UK insurance industry boss casts doubts over autonomous vehicles

The boss of the UK's insurance trade body, James Dalton, disagrees with claims truly autonomous cars are nearly here

3 May 2016
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Volvo V90 Polestar

Autocar confidential: Jaguar Land Rover, Volvo Polestar, Seat, Volkswagen

Our reporters empty their notebooks to round up this week's gossip from across the automotive industry

3 May 2016
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Ferrari LaFerrari

New Ferrari boss confirms LaFerrari Spider for production

Newly appointed Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne says potential customers have already been approached; model could arrive next year

3 May 2016
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BMW autonomous

BMW: autonomous driving is 'many, many years away'

Many reckon we're just a few years from the first truly autonomous car. BMW's Ian Robertson thinks otherwise

3 May 2016
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Noble M600

2016 London motor show preview

The London motor show is just around the corner, so take a look at everything we’re expecting from the UK’s newest car show

3 May 2016
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London motor show
Mercedes-Benz GLT pickup

Mercedes-Benz GLT pick-up truck – first spy shots

The first pick-up model by Mercedes enters development; expected to reach the UK in 2017

3 May 2016
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Nissan Kicks 2016

Nissan Kicks crossover launched into Latin markets

Future Fiat 500X rival will be sold first in Latin America before entering other global markets; UK sales remain unconfirmed

3 May 2016
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Aston Martin Red Bull hypercar supercar

AM-RB 001 hypercar: track variant in the pipeline

Aston boss Andy Palmer wants the AM-RB 001 to be able to match an F1 car around Silverstone, now there's a track version on its way

3 May 2016
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Extended-range electric van

Extended-range electric van will be made in the UK

The new electric range-extender light commercial vehicle will be built in Coventry, alongside a taxi sibling model

3 May 2016
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    2 May 2016
    There's lots of work yet to be done, but the Aston Martin DB11's hardware has been signed-off. To experience it, we've driven a prototype
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    26 April 2016
    Jaguar's debut SUV wowed us abroad, but does it still impress as much here on the UK's roads?