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.
EU referendum

Brexit versus Remain: should we stay or leave?

The EU referendum debate will reach its climax this Thursday when the British public votes on whether to remain part of the EU

22 June 2016
News
jlr diesel

Jaguar Land Rover: behind the doors of its Wolverhampton engine plant

On a 120-acre site close to the M54 motorway, JLR's new factory is set to produce 1200 engines a day

21 June 2016
Blog
Aston Martin DB11

Aston Martin DB11: first all-new V12 engine built

Brand new 600bhp 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine has been produced, to be used for the next decade and beyond in DB11 and other Aston models

21 June 2016
News
Porsche Panamera teaser

2016 Porsche Panamera teased again ahead of reveal - plus video

Porsche has released a teaser sketch and video; previous spy pictures have shown it almost completely undisguised

14 June 2016
News
Range Rover Sport Coupé

Range Rover Sport Coupé - new pictures of BMW X6 rival

Jaguar Land Rover will enter the SUV-coupé market place with its first ever road-biased model; these are the first spy pictures

13 June 2016
News
Ford Focus RS

New Ford Fiesta ST and Focus ST development under way

The next-generation of hot Fiesta and Focus models could arrive by 2020, but a Mondeo ST is unlikely

10 June 2016
News
jlr diesel

Jaguar Land Rover UK boss: diesel will continue to dominate

Despite concerns about air pollution, diesel is set to account for 70% of JLR's UK sales annually

3 June 2016
News
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

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Driven this week

  • Ford S-Max Vignale
    First Drive
    24 June 2016
    The Ford S-Max Vignale is the company's premium executive express. Can it really be worth the extra over the standard S-Max?
  • Volkswagen Scirocco GTS
    First Drive
    23 June 2016
    Still a really fun and likeable coupé but the extra power doesn't justify the VW Scirocco GTS's high price
  • Ford Fiesta ST200
    First Drive
    23 June 2016
    Fresh from testing it abroad, we've just got our hands on the Ford Fiesta ST200 for a blat on UK roads
  • Alpina B4 Biturbo Convertible
    First Drive
    23 June 2016
    Alpina's appealing BMW M4 alternative arrives in convertible form with a more relaxed nature than BMW's M car but still impressive performance and handling
  • Infiniti QX30
    First Drive
    21 June 2016
    Likeable for its fair refinement and comfort, and that quirky rarity factor, but small inside and with merely adequate handling