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Toyota RAV4 review

The new Toyota RAV4 combines the latest hybrid powertrain and the updating opportunities provided by an all-new platform to produce a compelling package.

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Production Honda Urban EV to debut at Geneva

Honda will unveil its Urban EV small electric car in production-ready form at the Geneva Motor Show in March, ahead of sales starting within a year.

Land Rover celebrates Discovery’s 30th birthday

Land Rover is celebrating the 30th anniversary of one of its most popular nameplates with the limited-edition Land Rover Discovery Anniversary model.

Volkswagen unveils hotter Golf GTI TCR

Volkswagen has lifted the lid on its latest Golf GTI model – the 290hp Golf GTI TCR, inspired by the touring car series of the same name.

Hybrid estate joins updated Ford Mondeo range

Ford has updated the Mondeo range for 2019, which includes offering its hybrid powertrain in estate form for the first time.

Updates for Dacia Sandero and Logan MCV

Dacia has updated the trim structure of the Sandero hatchback and Logan MCV estate models, while also introducing a new 1.5-litre diesel engine to boot.

Pricing confirmed for Toyota Yaris Y20 and GR Sport

Pricing has been confirmed for two newly introduced Toyota Yaris models — Y20 and GR Sport – in a revised line-up for 2019.

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Expert advice

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.

The dangers of distracted driving

Anything that causes you to take your eyes off the road when driving is putting you and others at risk. We look at the dangers of distracted driving.

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.

The ten safest new cars for 2019

The UK's independent safety research body, Thatcham Research, has announced its collection of the ten safest new cars for 2019.

The biggest motoring trends to look out for in 2019

Warranty Direct looks at the car trends set to hit the automotive industry in 2019. What will be the things that drivers are looking for this year?

Dream used cars for under £50,000

We’ve plucked an arbitrary budget of £50,000 and found ten of the very best 'dream cars' that you could realistically buy for that money.

De-icing laziness could see you slapped with a fine

If you fail to properly clear your car windscreen of ice, you could face a £60 fine if your vision is restricted – plus, of course, it's unsafe.

New car reviews

Hyundai Kona Electric test drive

As an affordable electric car, the Kona Electric is highly commendable. Fantastic performance and an easy-to-drive nature make it a compelling option.

Audi A6 Avant test drive

Audi’s latest A6 Avant is a dependable, comfortable and refined long-distance load-lugger – just as it always has been, historically.

Ford Focus Estate review

The new Ford Focus Estate should be popular. It has all the technology, quality and performance of its hatchback sister – plus a whole lot of extra space.

Ferrari GTC4Lusso test drive

It’s tough not to fall for the Ferrari GTC4Lusso. There are a few quirks that could grate over time, but they’re mere foibles in a totally addictive package.

News

McLaren 600LT Spider extends Longtail series

McLaren has revealed the fifth car to carry its exclusive Longtail name – the new McLaren 600LT Spider, following the coupe version that debuted last summer.

Mini limited edition celebrates 60 years

Mini is celebrating 60 years since the introduction of the iconic original Mini hatch with an appropriately-titled limited edition – the 60 Years Edition.

New engines and more tech for BMW 7 Series

New engines and more tech feature in an updated version of the flagship BMW 7 Series model, in both standard and long-wheelbase versions.

Suzuki brings Attitude to Swift range

Suzuki has beefed up its popular Swift supermini with a new special edition called Attitude, accompanied by a 0% PCP car finance offer.

New Toyota Supra finally revealed in Detroit

After what seems like an eternity, Toyota has revealed in full its 2019 Supra – marking the return of a nameplate that’s been out of production since 2002.

Industry news

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: 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.

Turbulent year for new car sales ends on a low note

New car registrations were down over 5% in December as poor fleet sales dragged figures down the overall market, bringing a difficult year to a close.

UK’s largest EV charge point provider criticised

Ecotricity, the UK's largest supplier of electric car charging points, is under fire for providing a poor service and holding back growth of EVs in the UK.

Brexit blamed as car manufacturing plunges

British car manufacturing fell by nearly 20% in November, with industry bosses blaming Brexit uncertainty for sliding export orders.

Diesel cars even more polluting than previously thought

A new report has revealed that diesel cars on UK roads are even more polluting than previously believed, with some cars 11 times beyond the legal limit.

Revealed: The major car manufacturers facing ‘massive’ CO2 fines

Nearly two-thirds of top car manufacturers are facing 'massive' CO2 fines, according to new research due to be published today.

‘Black box’ devices could be fitted to all new cars

All new cars sold in the EU could soon be fitted with 'black box' devices, if a proposal by the European Council in February 2019 is approved.

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Best of British

Jaguar E-Pace test drive

The Jaguar E-Pace may be the smallest of the company's three-pronged SUV range, but can it offer big-car practicality and a memorable drive?

Aston Martin DB11 Volante review

The Aston Martin DB11 V8 Volante combines the pleasures of a top-down convertible with the practicality of a long-distance cruiser.

Mini John Cooper Works models updated

Mini has revealed new versions of its three-door hatchback and convertible John Cooper Works models that meet latest emissions regulations.

Nissan Qashqai test drive

Does the Nissan Qashqai’s refreshed engine line-up have what it takes to keep the SUV as a UK favourite?

Aston Martin shows off Valkyrie’s massive Cosworth V12 engine

Aston Martin has revealed some key details about the 6.5-litre V12 engine that will power its eagerly anticipated Valkyrie hypercar.

McLaren lifts the lid on new 720S Spider

McLaren has lifted the lid on its new 212mph 720S Spider, the second model in the 720 'Super Series' range.

New cars to look forward to in 2019

We've rounded up a healthy mix of both sensible and sensational new cars coming in 2019 for you to sink your teeth into.

What is a diesel particulate filter?

The diesel particulate filter (DPF) is a key component of every modern diesel engine, but do you understand what it does or how to maintain it?

Volkswagen ‘illegally sold thousands of pre-production vehicles’

Volkswagen has found itself in hot water again – this time over claims that it illegally sold thousands of unlicensed pre-production vehicles.

Essential off-road driving accessories

Many 4x4 owners wouldn’t dream of going off-road for fear of breaking down or getting stuck. But as long as you're properly equipped, you should be fine.