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The best used V6 cars for under £10,000

The V6 engine has featured in all manner of cars over the years, but which are the ones can you now buy for under £10,000?

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Hybrid Fiesta and Focus lead new Ford electric strategy

Mild-hybrid versions of the Fiesta and Focus lead a major electrification strategy that Ford plans to unveil at an event in Amsterdam next week.

Skoda Kodiaq vRS test drive

The Skoda Kodiaq vRS is not the last word in driver thrills, but there’s a lot to recommend this car as a bahnstorming family bus.

Porsche Cayenne Coupe to target BMW X6

Porsche now has an answer to sporty SUV rivals with swept back body styles in its Cayenne Coupe, on the road in May at prices from £62K.

Hyundai Tucson gains sports-pitched N-Line variant

Hyundai has added a new N-Line trim level to its mid-sized crossover, the Tucson, ahead of its planned full N performance version.

Suzuki hybrid to be built in Toyota’s UK plant

Toyota is joining forces with Suzuki to build a hybrid car for the fellow Japanese brand at its factory in Derbyshire.

Crossover to become fourth Kia Ceed variant

Kia has provided a glimpse of the new Ceed crossover that will be revealed later this year, becoming the fourth variant in the brand's family car range.

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Expert advice

Car finance: the PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) explained

The PCP (personal contract purchase) is the most popular type of car finance. This guide tells you everything you need to know about PCP car finance.

Financial watchdog to crack down on rip-off car dealers

Car dealers are ripping off buyers on their car finance by more than £1,000 to pocket higher commissions, Britain’s financial watchdog has found.

Volvo to limit top speed on all new cars

Volvo Cars has used this week's Geneva motor show to announce that it will limit the top speed of its new cars at 180km/h (112mph) from next year.

How does the UK number plate system work?

Many people find the British number plate system bewildering. The Car Expert explains how it all works and what all the letters and numbers really mean.

Five-star safety ratings for Mercedes, Honda and SEAT

Three of the latest new SUVs have all achieved a five-star safety rating from crash testing organisation Euro NCAP.

What’s an electric car like to drive?

More people than ever are considering a switch from fossil fuels to electricity for their next car. But what is an electric car actually like to drive and live with?

Can I take out car finance for someone else?

Can you take out car finance in your name if the car is for someone else? This is called an accommodation deal, and it causes considerable confusion.

New car reviews

Volvo V60 Cross Country review

The Volvo V60 Cross Country adds extra versatility to an already impressive estate car. Few SUVs will tackle challenging conditions as effectively.

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport test drive

The Mitsubishi Shogun Sport will suit a few people very well – it’s rugged, it's great off-road and it's capable of carrying and towing vast loads.

Audi TT Roadster test drive

The 2019 Audi TT Roadster is a well-made, punchy sports car. It may not come alive like a Porsche Boxster, but you can still have plenty of fun in the sun.

Suzuki Jimny review

The new Suzuki Jimny is a proper SUV just like its predecessor, built for those who really want to take their vehicle a long way off the beaten track.

News

New Bentley Continental GT V8 revealed

Bentley has revealed the latest V8 variant of its Continental GT and GT Convertible, which will go on sale alongside the W12 version launched last year.

New Tesla Model Y electric crossover unveiled

Tesla has unveiled the new Model Y – a seven-seat electric crossover that will serve as the Model 3’s slightly bulkier sibling.

Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44,000 cars for emissions breaches

Jaguar Land Rover is recalling more than 44,000 cars after it was found that many of its models were emitting more carbon dioxide (CO2)...

Infiniti pulls out of Western Europe

Infiniti is to pull out of Western Europe within 12 months because it cannot secure a viable future based on current and forecast sales volumes.

Skoda Scala replaces Rapid at prices from £16.6K

The Skoda Scala arrives on UK roads in summer 2019, replacing the Rapid as the Czech brand's Focus-rivalling family hatch.

Industry news

Private car buyers lift new car market in February

New car sales rose slightly in February, thanks to strong growth from private new car buyers, while fleet registrations slipped slightly.

Car finance report 2018: record debt for new and used cars

Despite private new car sales falling more than 6% in 2018, it was yet another record-breaking year for car finance borrowing for both new and used cars.

New car buyers defy Brexit gloom in January

Private new car sales were up by 3% in January, confounding expert predictions that buyers were staying away from showrooms due to uncertainty over Brexit.

Car theft in the UK hits new heights

Car theft within the UK has risen by almost 50% in the last five years, with the blame pointed at modern car keys and falling police numbers.

UK motorists driving in EU may need insurance ‘Green Card’

Millions of UK motorists wanting to drive in the EU will need to arrange extra documentation in the event of a no-deal Brexit, insurers have warned.

Car tax rates to increase in April – how will it affect you?

Road tax rates are due to change in April, bringing a series of additional charges to nearly all drivers.

2018 new car sales: winners and losers

With the 2018 new car sales figures being reported this week, we can now see which car companies are celebrating and which are drowning their sorrows.

2018 new car sales: the key issues

With the official new car registration results for 2018 published this week, we dive into the data and look back at the key issues that shaped the year.

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Toyota Corolla range expands with new models

Toyota has announced new GR Sport and Trek versions of its new Corolla model will go on display at the Geneva motor show next week.

Jaguar XE gets a raft of updates

Jaguar has announced price cuts, styling tweaks and a a raft of tech updates to its XE saloon ahead of next week's Geneva motor show.

Toyota Corolla review

Toyota has revived the Corolla name with a great package. This is a car with an eco-friendly hybrid drivetrain that offers plenty of space and looks good.

Infiniti Q30 AWD review

The Infiniti Q30 AWD is comfortable and quiet, and it has a unique style. Plus the security of all-wheel drive is much appreciated in slippery weather.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake test drive

The Jaguar XF Sportbrake is a genuine alternative to its premium German rivals. It looks good, drives well and will be spacious enough for most, too.

Jaguar XF updated with efficiency improvements and more tech

Jaguar has given its slow-selling XF range a range of upgrades, aimed at reducing emissions and updating its technology offering.

Is the Geneva show the best of a dying breed?

There were some big-name absentees from Geneva this year as automotive manufacturers increasingly fall out of love with motor shows.

Reality check: Is Brexit making car finance more expensive?

Media reports in the last few days claim that Brexit is responsible for driving up the price of cars and the cost of PCP car finance. But is that actually true?

The ten golden rules for buying a car

Buying a new or used car? Follow these pearls of wisdom from The Car Expert and make sure you get the right car for the right price.

Drink-driving remains a problem that needs stamping out

There has been no significant improvement in drink-driving behaviour for the last 30 years, according to latest government figures.

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