Features

The best cars of Villa d'Este are not at Villa d’Este

The surprises that are found on display, parked up and tucked away are even better than the main event

28 May 2024
The best cars of Villa d'Este are not at Villa d’Este
Matt Prior testers notes autonomous commute
A commute like this will remain the stuff of dreams – for now, at least...
New cars

Self-driving isn't dead, but the autonomous car might be

Various car makers have recently pulled investment from autonomous cars, favouring buses and taxis instead

25 May 2024
Self-driving isn't dead, but the autonomous car might be
citroen c3 review 2024 03 rear tracking
C3 is made to a budget but it doesn't feel cheap – a key part of Citroën's forward-looking ethos
Car sales

Citroën says it's back – and I'm minded to agree

CEO Thierry Koskas wants the French marque to "be a popular brand" again while keeping costs down

24 May 2024
Autocar Business
Citroën says it's back – and I'm minded to agree
New cars

It's harder than ever to know what car makers will do next

From JLR re-adopting its ancient 5.0-litre V8 to Rimac ditching EVs, the headlines seem to be changing fast

18 May 2024
It's harder than ever to know what car makers will do next
Business

Editor's letter: No more questions over future of Cupra and Seat

Since its breakaway in 2018, Cupra has stormed up the sales charts. Not so for Seat, but it still has a future

17 May 2024
Autocar Business
Editor's letter: No more questions over future of Cupra and Seat
Matt Prior opinion
The Picanto is tired of being picked on so it’s taken some design steroids
New cars

When will cars stop looking so angry?

Prior talks design characteristics making cars more aggressive, and wonders if it's all just a fad

11 May 2024
When will cars stop looking so angry?
Business

Chinese car firms are taking back control from western rivals

Being a western brand in China is now no longer a licence for success

10 May 2024
Autocar Business
Chinese car firms are taking back control from western rivals
Caterham drift day
You’ll have fun in a Seven, whichever way you’re going
New cars

Why the return of Caterham's Drift Experience is a good thing

Prior riffs on Caterham's drift experience, and explains what it's like to go sideways in a jacked-up 360R

4 May 2024
Why the return of Caterham's Drift Experience is a good thing
Business

Editor's letter: the forgotten transport that needs electrifying

Converting diesel vans to hybrid power is a great step, but no governance means wildly varying standards and quality

3 May 2024
Autocar Business
Editor's letter: the forgotten transport that needs electrifying
Business

Industry digest: The worst kind of feedback you can receive

Simply saying, “we thought you were great, but another candidate had more experience,” is doing the candidate a disservice

30 April 2024
Autocar Business
Industry digest: The worst kind of feedback you can receive
Prior opinion
Even April showers can’t dampen our feelings about the Clio 1.0 TCe
New cars

The best cars in life are free... of pointless options

Prior drives a standard Renault Clio, which ends up being better than the market's most expensive machines

27 April 2024
The best cars in life are free... of pointless options
Electric vehicles

Beijing motor show: The Chinese car industry has finally come of age

This year's event showed how quickly some Chinese firms are surpassing some of the West's oldest names

26 April 2024
Autocar Business
Beijing motor show: The Chinese car industry has finally come of age

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New car news

Cadillac Optic grey front lead
The SUV should promise a range of up to 300 miles, although WLTP figures are unconfirmed
New cars

Cadillac goes after Audi and BMW with new Optiq SUV for Europe

29 May 2024
Cadillac goes after Audi and BMW with new Optiq SUV for Europe

Motorsport news

McLaren Senna liveries F1 hypercar front
Both the Senna hypercar and the MCL38 F1 racer receive special schemes
Motorsport

McLaren unveils Ayrton Senna tributes for Monaco Grand Prix

21 May 2024
McLaren unveils Ayrton Senna tributes for Monaco Grand Prix