A look back at the best coverage on autocar.co.uk in the past seven days
1 May 2009

Welcome to our round-up of the week's biggest news stories, plus a review of our first drives, road test and latest video.

Chrysler's move into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection kicks off this week's stories, while the swirling financial turmoil around the globe continues to generate plenty of car-related stories.


A short history of ChryslerChrysler enters Chapter 11Fiat/Chrysler deal confirmedChrysler: facts and figuresChrysler worker concessionsChrysler: unions could take over

Industry news

Vauxhall faces major overhaulVauxhall is safe, says GMMagna, Fiat are rivals for OpelGM kills off Pontiac brandPontiac “to cost Holden millions”Ferrari is Fiat’s biggest earnerGM bankruptcy now probableHonda profits plungeDaimler gives up Chrysler stake


US close to scrappage dealScrappage latest

New cars

Aston One-77 revealedAston One-77’s UK debutGTA Spano supercar revealedNew Ssangyong 4x4 in 2010Hot Clio prices revealedIbiza gets common-rail dieselMore pics: Veyron CentenaireAudi RS5 spied testing

General news

KERS ‘not relevant to road cars’Survey: UK roads in crisisMercedes: V8 stop-start by 2011Nissan claims lower ‘Ring time£15 speed surcharge consideredMercedes: 0.20cd in five yearsPatriotic plates get the go-aheadEU calls for greener air-conBonnet airbag developedStudents design the cars of 2049Russia’s 60% sales dropCredit crunch hikes insurance


Ayrton Senna movie to be madeFIA imposes £40 million budget cap on F1McLaren escapes race ban

First drives

Mercedes E-Class Coupe E250 CGI BlueEfficiencyBMW 116dRenault KangooECC C1 EvieRenault Clio 2.0 Renaultsport 200 CupSkoda Yeti 2.0 TDI CR 140

Road test

Seat Exeo 2.0 TDI Sport


Nissan GT-R v Ford Focus RS

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