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

Can Lotus thrive away from its Norfolk home?

Brand that for so long struggled to survive now targeting 150,000 cars per year under Geely ownership

12 April 2024
Can Lotus thrive away from its Norfolk home?
Car sales

Personalisation pushes up profits at Bentley

Demand for luxury cars flatlined last year but the British marque's profits were its second highest to date

22 March 2024
Personalisation pushes up profits at Bentley
Car sales

Breaking down the stories from 2023's UK car sales numbers

As ever, last year’s figures didn’t disappoint. This week's Editor's Letter takes a closer look at what they show

12 January 2024
Breaking down the stories from 2023's UK car sales numbers
Lamborghini Hatfield 2
Lamborghini's largest UK dealership opened recently in Hatfield
Car sales

Editor's letter: 'We'll always need dealers,' says Lamborghini CEO

Dealers and Audi's ownership remain critical to the brand's success, says Stephan Winkelmann

26 June 2023
Editor's letter: 'We'll always need dealers,' says Lamborghini CEO
Fiat 500 sales Metaverse dealership
Fiat launched its virtual dealership service in December 2022
Car sales

Editor’s letter: Car makers seem to forget sometimes what they are

Keeping ahead of digital trends can distract from the important business of building cars

19 June 2023
Editor’s letter: Car makers seem to forget sometimes what they are
Cupra Born front quarter tracking 2022
The Cupra brand continues to grow at a rapid pace
Car sales

Inside the industry: Electric cars lead European industry comeback

First-quarter figures reflect the market's recovery as the semiconductor shortage eases

2 May 2023
Inside the industry: Electric cars lead European industry comeback
Volkswagen ID Buzz front quarter tracking 2023
Volkswagen ID Buzz is one of a select few EVs not currently available with a cash discount
Car sales

Inside the industry: EV makers discreetly follow Tesla price cuts

What Car? Target Price data suggests that the average EV discount is at an all-time high of £1805

25 April 2023
Inside the industry: EV makers discreetly follow Tesla price cuts
Tesla Model 3 in showroom buying face to face
During the pandemic, it seemed the dealership's role would be in permanent decline
Car sales

Inside the industry: Do we still need car dealerships?

Digital car buying accelerated during the pandemic, but buyers still prefer face-to-face contact

18 April 2023
Inside the industry: Do we still need car dealerships?
Jaguar Land Rover Arch showroom
Reports at the time of their introduction suggested the Arch dealerships cost around £1bn in total
Car sales

Inside the industry: The short life of JLR's Arch showrooms

The dealerships were conceived when Jaguar Land Rover was peaking – new plans could be bad news for retailers

28 March 2023
Inside the industry: The short life of JLR's Arch showrooms
MG 4 2023 front quarter cornering
The rise of the Chinese-made EV in the UK sales charts is led by MG
Car sales

Inside the industry: Do buyers care about their car's origin?

Demand for Chinese cars continues to grow despite ethical and environmental question marks

14 March 2023
Inside the industry: Do buyers care about their car's origin?
Sale sign on Fiat 500
The average Target Price discount has steadily risen to £1802 (4%) per car
Car sales

Editor’s letter: Competition heats back up as new car discounts return

As the supply of new cars returns so does the pressure to discount them – can manufacturers resist?

13 March 2023
Editor’s letter: Competition heats back up as new car discounts return

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New car news

Porsche 911 GTS hybrid front quarter
Porsche claims 0-62mph in 3.0sec – 0.4sec quicker than the previous GTS
New cars

Porsche 911 GTS goes hybrid for 534bhp and blistering track pace

28 May 2024
Porsche 911 GTS goes hybrid for 534bhp and blistering track pace

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