New cars

Is McLaren's overlapping model range hindering its success?

McLaren has not been without ongoing problems, having lost £873 million last year

8 June 2024
Is McLaren's overlapping model range hindering its success?
Matt prior opinion
The EV9 is a cracking car on the whole, but ADAS tarnishes its character
New cars

When automated driver assistance systems go badly wrong

Prior has braking difficulties in a Kia EV9, causing him to question the reliability of software

1 June 2024
When automated driver assistance systems go badly wrong
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
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
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?
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
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
Matt Prior column
Yellow-tinted light is easier on eyes than pure white
New cars

Could retro French headlights solve a glaring issue?

Prior develops a French-inspired a solution to headlight glare and believes EV tax breaks are a bad idea

20 April 2024
Could retro French headlights solve a glaring issue?
Prior opinion
What would Colin Chapman, Lotus's founder and whose signature adorns the service's badge, have thought?
New cars

Why Chapman Bespoke is right for the times

Our editor-at-large wouldn't dare say whether Colin Chapman would have 'approved' of the service or not

30 March 2024
Why Chapman Bespoke is right for the times
Matt Prior column
Now there’s a rare sight: two traffic police cars in the same place
New cars

The problems with outsourcing police work to cameras

Prior riffs on the cutbacks made to UK police forces and why outsourcing their services only leads to more trouble

25 March 2024
The problems with outsourcing police work to cameras
Matt Prior
The Raptor may be seen as a performance car, but 50mph is its limit here
New cars

Why UK speed limits are confusing for pick-up drivers

A confusing mess of speed limit types leaves some vehicles with an unusual exception - Matt Prior explains

16 March 2024
Why UK speed limits are confusing for pick-up drivers
tesla model 3 road test review 20 24 01 cornering front
Should the Model 3's steering wheel indicators disqualify it from being sold in the UK?
New cars

Finally: new safety rules recognise that buttons beat touchscreens

Controls that have migrated away from physical buttons and onto touchscreens has left Matt Prior in despair

7 March 2024
Finally: new safety rules recognise that buttons beat touchscreens

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New car news

BMW NK BMW 3 Series
The strategy allows BMW to be adaptable to fluctuating global market conditions
New cars

BMW: ICE cars on sale alongside EVs for "foreseeable future"

18 June 2024
BMW: ICE cars on sale alongside EVs for "foreseeable future"

Motorsport news

le mans 2023
Since the first race 101 years ago, a total of 34 Brits have been part of the winning crew
Motorsport

The Brits to watch at Le Mans 2024

13 June 2024
The Brits to watch at Le Mans 2024