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Malcom Wilson - M-Sport

The exciting future of the M-Sport rally team

Wilson's M-Sport is already a global success, but it's nothing vision, graft and £19m can't make even better

27 August 2016
Kia Sportage long-term test

Kia Sportage long-term test review: a practical design can go a long way

What the Kia Sportage lacks in heritage, it more than makes it up with its practical design

19 August 2016
Volvo XC40

Volvo XC40 examined in detail ahead of Geneva debut

We have exclusive pictures of the Volvo XC40 Concept 40.1, a car that's set to inspire Volvo's first compact SUV production model that's due in 2018

18 August 2016
2016 Ford Ranger M-Sport 3.2 TDCi 4X4 double cab

2016 Ford Ranger M-Sport 3.2 TDCi 4x4 double cab review

Suspension tweaks mean the high-end Ford Ranger M-Sport 3.2 TDCi handles well, but it's one pricey pick-up

12 August 2016
First Drive
2017 Ford Fiesta rendering
An Autocar rendering of how the next-generation Ford Fiesta could look

2017 Ford Fiesta - next-gen hatchback chases premium feel

The next Ford Fiesta will boast a higher-quality interior and more mature looks; set to go on sale early next year

11 August 2016
Bentley Continental GT long-term test review: all-wheel drive vs mud

Bentley Continental GT long-term test review: four-wheel drive vs mud

It always makes an entrance, but can it make an exit from a muddy field?

4 August 2016
Bristol Bullet

Bristol Bullet to be precursor of electrified models

Next-generation of Bristols will use a brand new electric drive platform, while retaining a traditional design and character

28 July 2016

Bristol Bullet - riding shotgun in the new £250k speedster

Bristol’s Noamaan Siddiqi takes us for a ride to demonstrate how modern the Bullet is underneath its classic styling

28 July 2016
Lotus Elise

Lotus Elise: the troubled road that led to the revolutionary sports car

Lotus has faced some tough times in its history. That is, until Romano Artioli came along and gave the green light to the Elise we know and love today

26 July 2016
Ferrari California T Handling Speciale

2016 Ferrari California T Handling Speciale review

Ferrari’s California T Handling Speciale hits the UK, complete with what Maranello calls 'extra edge'. It's our new pick of the range

12 July 2016
First Drive


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Driven this week

  • Citroën C4 Grand Picasso
    First Drive
    26 August 2016
    The Citroën Grand C4 Picasso gets tweaked styling, improved tech and new personalisation options to keep it ahead of rivals
  • Car review
    26 August 2016
    Wolfsburg celebrates the GTI’s 40th with its most extreme version yet
  • Kia Optima Sportwagon
    First Drive
    25 August 2016
    New Kia estate looks the part, has good space and handles tidily, but its engine's flexibility and refinement let it down
  •  Kia Optima PHEV
    First Drive
    25 August 2016
    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
  • Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Spyder
    First Drive
    24 August 2016
    Awful driving position aside, drop-top Huracán handles UK roads well. It's more dynamically rounded than its rangemates, but lacks rivals' handling bite