Volvo XC40

Opinion: The Volvo XC40 is the best-looking car in the segment

Small SUVs are often dismissed as ugly and awkward, but has Volvo cracked the styling secret of the segment with the XC40?

by Rachel Burgess
21 September 2017
New cars

Comment: Volvo leads the way, for now


Will Volvo be able to stay ahead in the race to electrification?

by Rachel Burgess
21 September 2017
New cars
Life with a used Renaultsport Clio 182 – new pics of stripped rear

Life with a used Renaultsport Clio 182 – getting strapped in, finally

Harnesses are in, reducing the risk of a severe facial injury and, more importantly, adding to the enjoyment factor

by Sam Sheehan
19 September 2017
Used garage
Maserati Chubasco
Maserati Chubasco – “Chubasco was to be the new face of Maserati, but the project was canned just six months later as the car was too expensive to produce.” The ensuing void was the shape of one of the prettiest, most era-capturing cars that never was. It’s never too late, Maserati…

The best and worst things I’ve seen this week: Frankfurt motor show special

Behind-the-scenes glimpses and other observations from the past seven days around the car industry

by Jimi Beckwith
15 September 2017
Anything goes
Comment: Why we should all go and get sideways on a skid pan

We should all go and get sideways on a skid pan

More people need to experience understeer and oversteer, don’t you think?

by Sam Sheehan
15 September 2017
Motoring
Volkswagen Lupo lowered coilovers

The road to Worthersee in a Volkswagen Lupo - lowering on coilovers

What's the best way to turn a roly-poly city car into a bend-friendly hot(ish) hatch? Stiffer suspension is a good starting point

by Jimi Beckwith
15 September 2017
New cars
Audi RS3 Sportback rates highly with Autocar and gangsters alike

Should police cars be faster?

There's an ongoing discussion around which cars are best suited for cops and criminals

by Matt Prior
15 September 2017
Anything goes

Engine upsizing could become a growing trend

With emissions from downsized engines often disappointing, perhaps the industry will move back to its old ways

by Richard Bremner
13 September 2017
Industry
Comment: why Renault Sport’s new Mégane will remain the driver's pick

Why the new Renault Megane RS will be a hot hatch champ

Dieppe’s new five-door has all the makings of a cut-price Porsche 911

by Sam Sheehan
13 September 2017
New cars
Mercedes EQ concept
Mercedes will launch its first electric vehicle, the EQ C, in 2019

Why industry bosses say electrification will have consequences

Daimler’s Dieter Zetsche and PSA chief Carlos Tavares warn of the risks associated with heavy investment in electric powertrains

by Steve Cropley
12 September 2017
Frankfurt motor show

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