Julian Rendell Industry editor

The man with the legendary contacts book. Once went 'under the wire' to scoop a secret Honda; also navigated a Fiat 127 in a road rally. Says the latter was only marginally more risky.
Volkswagen

Volkswagen predicts diesel sales will decline

Market share of diesel cars in the UK will fall, says Volkwagen UK boss, and small cars will be hit first

27 May 2016
News
Ford Focus RS

How the Ford Focus RS passed the Blue Oval's pothole test

Focus RS chief engineer Tyrone Johnson explains why running over a ferocious pothole 560 times was vital in the hot hatchback's development

25 May 2016
Blog

UK car sales predicted to reach three million per year in 2017

Car dealer bosses predict surge in demand, pushing Britain closer to Europe's current biggest market, Germany

25 May 2016
News
Volvo autonomous

Volvo says autonomous tech could add £10k to car prices

Very powerful autonomous software and hardware could send car prices rising at first; XC90 trials to begin next year

19 May 2016
News
global sales

Crossovers set to dominate global car sales in 2016

Forget China; India is expected to be the stand-out market for sales growth this year, with crossovers being the hottest segment

17 May 2016
News
Tesla Model X

Can Tesla really build 500,000 cars a year?

All-electric car maker says it can cope with rocketing demand, but doubts are cast over how suppliers will prop up parts supply

9 May 2016
Blog
Peugeot Citroen DS

Peugeot releases first real-world fuel economy figures for 2008

Figures revealed after Peugeot, Citroën and DS announced their intentions to spearhead reporting of real-world economy testing

5 May 2016
News
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
News
Italian Coachbuilders Touring Superleggera Disco Volante

Italian coachbuilders: why it's not the end of the road

After years of hardship, there are signs of a recovery for at least some Italian coachbuilders. Julian Rendell looks into the future of coachbuilders

10 April 2016
News
Tesla Model S factory

Analysis: can Tesla meet Model 3 demand?

With more than 276,000 deposits for the Model 3 since launch last week, the car is a runaway success for Tesla, but doubts as to whether Tesla can meet the demand refuse to die down

6 April 2016
News

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