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Three in ten car buyers don’t know whether to go petrol, diesel or electric with next car

Almost a third of UK car drivers have no idea whether petrol, diesel, hybrid or electric is the right choice for them...

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Driving test change to boost accessibility

Video clips are to replace written scenarios in UK driving tests to make them more accessible.

Personal Contract Purchase: the PCP 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.

Britain’s best-selling cars – January 2020

Ford's best-selling models started the year strongly, while a few run-out models did very well too. Have a look at the best-selling cars of January 2020.

Car insurance providers cut coverage for misfuelling drivers

The number of car insurance providers refusing to cover damage caused by drivers putting the wrong fuel in their cars has increased considerably.

Car finance: Voluntary termination of a PCP or HP

Voluntary termination is your legal right to cancel your PCP or HP car finance agreement in certain circumstances. The Car Expert explains how it works.

Will I need a permit to drive in the EU after Brexit?

The Department for Transport has issued guidelines for motorists driving on the continent during the transition period after Britain leaves the EU.

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Skoda Superb

The Skoda Superb has received many outstanding media reviews and awards for its practicality, design and value for money.

Range Rover Velar

The Range Rover Velar has received many good reviews, with praise for its design and comfort. However, it is considered expensive compared to rivals.

Peugeot 208

Media reviews for the Peugeot 208 have been positive, with praise for its design and build quality. However, poor ride and handling have been criticised.

Hyundai i10

The Hyundai i10 has received very positive media reviews, with particular praise for its interior quality, equipment levels and driving experience.

Nissan Juke

The Nissan Juke has received widespread praise for its smoother styling compared to the divisive original, as well as being much better to drive.

Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry has received generally good media reviews, with praise for being a comfortable, quiet, efficient and practical large saloon.

Expert Ratings

We analyse and aggregate dozens of media reviews for each new car into an overall Expert Rating. Here are the latest cars we've rated.

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Three in ten car buyers don’t know whether to go petrol, diesel or electric with next car

Almost a third of UK car drivers have no idea whether petrol, diesel, hybrid or electric is the right choice for them...

Updates to Volvo S90 and V90 models

Volvo has revised its range-topping S90 saloon and V90 estate models, with the model sporting a lightly tweaked look and upgraded equipment.

All-new Hyundai i20 breaks cover

Hyundai has pulled back the covers on the new i20, with the supermini the first car to sport the firm’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ approach to design.

Refreshed Honda Civic Type R adds hardcore and stealthier versions

Honda has overhauled its Civic Type R, introducing a track-focused limited edition version along with a more subdued Sport Line option.

New Cupra Leon revealed with plug-in hybrid powertrain

SEAT's performance brand Cupra has revealed the new high-performance Cupra Leon, which will feature a plug-in hybrid powertrain option for the first time.

Car finance lender forced to pay customers £30 million in compensation

Car finance lender Moneybarn has also been fined almost £3 million by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) after failing to help vulnerable customers.

Our latest Expert Reviews

Peugeot 2008 test drive

There’s much to like about the new Peugeot 2008. It drives well enough, has more than enough equipment and offers a spacious interior for this size of car.

Skoda Superb Estate test drive

This facelift may only bring marginal changes to the Skoda Superb, but with a fresher look and additional kit, it's helped to strengthen it further.

Mazda CX-30 review

The Mazda CX-30 may not be much smaller than a CX-5 or larger than a CX-3, but it's the best of all worlds with stylish looks and impressive quality.

Fiat 500 Hybrid test drive

The Fiat 500 Hybrid (actually a mild hybrid) is smooth and efficient, but it offers limited performance and is little better than the regular petrol model.

Tesla Model 3 test drive

It might not appeal on an emotional level, but the Tesla Model 3 manages to be fast yet serene, packed full of appealing tech and practical to boot.

Vauxhall Corsa review

The new Corsa is by far the most impressive new Vauxhall we’ve driven for a while. It looks good, performs well on the road and is efficient.

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