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The old fart of the office, Steve stays keen because he loves all things new and different, especially the current strain of ultra-efficient cars. 'There has been more fundamental change in the past six or seven years of my hacking career than in the previous 30,' he says. 'I can hardly wait to see what car-makers give us next week, let alone next year.' Follow Steve on Google+

Renault Clio RS16 revealed in Monaco

We ride shotgun in new hardcore Clio concept; it gets the Mégane’s 2.0-litre turbo engine and a manual gearbox; limited production run possible

27 May 2016
News
Renault Clio RS16

Why the Renault Clio RS16 should be put into production

The hottest Clio for a generation is, says Renault, a concept - but the business case to market it is growing stronger by the day

27 May 2016
Blog
Carlos Tavares wins Issigonis Trophy at Autocar Awards

Carlos Tavares wins Issigonis Trophy at Autocar Awards

He spearheaded the turnaround at Peugeot, Citroën and DS and now he's picked up our coveted award. Tavares tells us his key to success

24 May 2016
News
Nissan leaf

Nissan Leaf long-term test review: 110-mile range isn't such a set-back

We head off on a daunting 350-mile round trip in our electric hatchback

19 May 2016
News
NextEv Autocar image

New £1m NextEV electric hypercar takes aim at McLaren P1

Battery-powered hypercar due to arrive before the end of next year; sales will likely kick off in China, before expanding into global markets

16 May 2016
News
Vauxhall Astra

How to go road rallying - in a Vauxhall Astra

Intellilux LED matrix headlights and self-dimming technology should make our long-termer Astra the perfect companion on this night rally

14 May 2016
News
Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles need ‘one more step’

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and pure EVs are the key to Honda's future, reveals CEO and president Takahiro Hachigo

13 May 2016
News
Bentley Continental GT

Bentley Continental GT long-term test review: city slicker

The Bentley is racking up the miles, but it's not just high-speed, long-distance journeys that it's good for

6 May 2016
News
Shell Gordon Murray Design

Shell's eco-car proves there's life yet in the internal combustion engine

Shell, Gordon Murray Design and Geo Technology have collaborated on a clever city car that points towards a potential future for petrol power

26 April 2016
Blog
Mahindra e2o TechX

2016 Mahindra e2o TechX review

When supplies of India’s G-Wiz electric city car dried up, some wondered what would replace it. Mahindra’s new and improved e2o is the answer

26 April 2016
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