Land Rover Defender
The new Defender in its natural terrain – off road

Has Land Rover made the right decision with the new Defender?

Land Rover is taking a big gamble in resurrecting the Defender, but it looks like it's been given the right tools for the job

by Matt Prior
14 December 2017
New cars
Opinion: Is McLaren readying the Senna for Le Mans?

Is McLaren readying the Senna for Le Mans?

This track-focused hypercar wouldn’t need to be road legal, unless it were to be entered into the world’s most famous endurance race…

by Jim Holder
10 December 2017
New cars
Traffic Jam
Sometimes, what’s good for the environment is bad for people liking the government

Singling out diesels is a facile solution to a complex problem

This week, we discuss the Government's rather bonkers response to dieselgate and why motorists want better public transport

by Matt Prior
8 December 2017
Anything goes
BMW M3
The M3, along with the M5, spearhead M's current line-up

Will BMW M's expansion affect its key cars?

We discuss whether upcoming, softer M models will undermine what BMW has achieved with its performance arm

by Matt Prior
7 December 2017
New cars
Lamborghini Urus

Why the Lamborghini Urus SUV makes perfect sense

Lamborghini is best known for lap-record-breaking supercars – but a big-booted SUV will transform its finances

by James Attwood
4 December 2017
New cars
Lamborghini Urus

Will the Lamborghini Urus be able to mask its heavy weight?

Weighing in at 2200kg, the Urus is considerably heavier than its siblings - but it comes with the same promises of sharpness and agility

by Richard Lane
4 December 2017
New cars
Lister Storm
Lister Storm - I’d forgotten about this one until our gallery celebrating 101 years of the V12 engine came along. It’s so idiosyncratic to its era, looking complex enough to resemble something out of a futuristic movie yet simplistic enough to look like an oversized toy.

The best and worst things I’ve seen this week: 1 December 2017

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

by Jimi Beckwith
1 December 2017
New cars
Lexus LC500
Prior’s second favourite place in Chobham

Is there a market for alpine-scented brake pads?

This week, we discuss the rigours of shooting cornering photos of our cars and how cars could be friendlier

by Matt Prior
1 December 2017
Tester’s notes
Volkswagen Lupo 16 inch Volvo wheels

The road to Worthersee in a Volkswagen Lupo - the wheels go on

The real transformation begins as the Volvo wheels go on. It's not as easy as it first seems, though...

by Jimi Beckwith
30 November 2017
New cars
Subaru Ascent
The Subaru Ascent SUV contains 19 cup and bottle holders

Is there such a thing as too many cupholders?

The new Subaru Ascent SUV features a whopping 19 cupholders. But what do you do with so many drink receptacles?

by James Attwood
30 November 2017
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Driven this week

  • Lexus LS 500h
    First Drive
    14 December 2017
    New flagship saloon from Lexus provides a luxury interior to rival the best but comes up short due to its hybrid powertrain
  • Volkswagen T-Roc 1.0 TSI SE
    First Drive
    14 December 2017
    Volkswagen's has high aspirations for its new crossover be the best in class and then some. We've driven the 1.0 TSI T-Roc out in the UK to see if it's as good as Wolfsburg says
  • Dacia Sandero Stepway LPG
    First Drive
    14 December 2017
    We’re familiar with the Sandero – it’s the cheap fuel that really intrigues us. We’ve sourced a dual-fuel Dacia to determine whether running a car on LPG is practical in Britain
  • Ford Mondeo ST-Line
    First Drive
    13 December 2017
    The Mondeo ST-Line marries sporty styling with that car's signature dynamism to make a rather appealing package designed for private buyers
  • Audi RS4 Avant
    First Drive
    12 December 2017
    The Audi RS4 Avant covers ground like few, if any, other estate cars, but it doesn’t involve you all that much in the process