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.
Ford GT

The cars of Ford Performance's growing line-up

The Ford Performance division promises 12 new hot models by 2020; we run through eight Fast fords that have either arrived or are soon to arrive

18 August 2016
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Ford Focus RS500 as imagined by Autocar
Ford Focus RS500 as imagined by Autocar

2017 Ford Focus RS500 could reach 400bhp

Ford is expected to launch a hardcore version of its AWD mega-hatch next year; priced at £45k

15 August 2016
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Range Rover Sport Coupé

2017 Range Rover Sport Coupé could go electric

Jaguar Land Rover will enter the SUV-coupé marketplace with its first ever road-biased model; electrification looks likely

21 July 2016
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Renault Zoe plug

Standardised EV fast chargers to be dropped after Brexit

'Irrelevant' charger design was to be used for all EV fast chargers across the EU, but the UK will now be free to adopt a more market-friendly design

6 July 2016
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Price of diesel to rise in wake of Brexit

Sterling’s drop in value is driving up oil prices; one supermarket is rumoured to be considering an eight pence rise

4 July 2016
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Ed Welburn

Retiring GM design chief Ed Welburn on his greatest achievements

The man responsible for the Chevrolet Corvette and recently revealed Vauxhall GT concept will retire after 44 years at General Motors

29 June 2016
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Brexit car demand

Post-Brexit decline in British car sales predicted

Market analyst IHS Global predicts a slump in car sales of around 10% following the recent vote to leave the European Union

29 June 2016
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Honda production

Brexit: UK government to push for tariff-free car trade with EU

Business secretary Sajid Javid says the government will fight against the introduction of a 10% tariff on imported, EU-built new cars

29 June 2016
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VW EV future

Volkswagen boss: 180-mile range is tipping point for EV boom

VW predicts that electric models will soon make up the largest portion of its sales figures, but diesel to remain the choice for long-distance drivers

29 June 2016
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Toyota Auris at Burnaston

Brexit: "acute concern" for the UK's car industry

Jaguar Land Rover and Toyota bosses confirm commitment to UK investment in the face of last week's EU referendum vote

29 June 2016
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    New Kia estate looks the part, has good space and handles tidily, but its engine's flexibility and refinement let it down
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    Plug-in hybrid Optima is a practical, tax-efficient PHEV that undercuts rivals and fulfils its main remit well, but keen drivers need not apply
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    Awful driving position aside, drop-top Huracán handles UK roads well. It's more dynamically rounded than its rangemates, but lacks rivals' handling bite