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Vauxhall Corsa GSi review

While an adequate warm hatch, it offers no price advantage and suffers from a significant performance disadvantage against the Ford Fiesta ST.

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Parking firm trials plastic bottle payment

Parking firm CitiPark is offering customers the chance to trade in waste plastic bottles in exchange for parking vouchers.

Twin test: Volkswagen Up! vs. Kia Picanto

We’re testing out two key city car competitors, the Volkswagen Up! and the Kia Picanto, to see which one is the best urban runabout.

MPs urge faster ban of petrol and diesel cars

A ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans should be brought forward eight years to drive the take-up of electric vehicles, MPs have said.

Renault simplifies trim levels on Scenic and Koleos

Renault has restructured its line-up for the Scenic, Grand Scenic and Koleos models, with fewer choices but improved overall specifications.

“Three million charge points needed” to support electric vehicle use

Three million new charge points will be needed to support widespread use of electric vehicles in the UK by 2040, according to a new report.

Driving BMW’s greatest roadsters

With the all-new BMW Z4 on its way, we take a look back at – and have a drive of – some of its predecessors, from the 327 to the most recent Z4.

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Expert advice

10 tips for buying a used car

(sponsored) When buying a used car, there’s a lot to consider. Follow these 10 tips to make sure you pick the right second-hand car at the right price.

Hidden reasons for MOT failures and how to avoid them

(sponsored) Earlier this year, major changes to the MOT test regarding the way faults and problems are classified were made.

What to look for in a student car

(sponsored) For many young people, owning a car is a rite of passage. But selecting the right student car can be tricky.

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.

The return of Vauxhall

The trials and tribulations of Vauxhall have been well documented, but its first 12 months under new ownership has seen a stunning turnaround.

Latest crash tests: top marks for Audi and VW, poor score for Suzuki Jimny

The Euro NCAP crash test results have seen five-star results for the new Audi A6 and Volkswagen Touareg, but a poor three stars for the Suzuki Jimny.

All in a day’s work – breaking down the UK commute

(sponsored) For most people, the daily commute is an inevitable part of life. It can range from an easy two-minute walk to a gruelling two-hour journey.

New car reviews

Mercedes-Benz CLS test drive

The Mercedes-Benz CLS 400d ticks many of the boxes that you’d find yourself needing to be ticked when looking for a comfortable, long-distance cruiser.

Peugeot 508 review

The new Peugeot 508 surprises in many areas. Visually it is highly attractive and it offers quality in both construction and performance.

Honda Civic 4 Door review

The Honda Civic 4 Door is a perfectly decent machine, but will the SUV-mad public be interested in a saloon version of Honda’s family hatchback?

Mazda MX-5 review (2019 model)

The new 2.0-litre engine transforms the MX-5 from fun-to-be-in sports car to something with a bit of extra bite – a slightly darker, more exciting side.

News

Porsche Panamera GTS joins the range

New GTS upgrades for Porsche Panamera saloon and Sport Turismo include a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 developing 460hp.

Audi fined £700m over diesel emissions scandal

The German public prosecutor has handed a massive penalty to Audi after it admitted software cheats in some of its V6 and V8 diesel engines.

BMW X7 unveiled as brand’s largest SUV

The BMW X7 will go on sale in April 2019 from £72,155, and become the seventh and largest SUV in the German premium brand's line-up.

Skoda Scala named as new rival to Ford Focus

Scala will be the name of the new Skoda family hatch model, due to be unveiled before the end of 2018 and take on the Ford Focus.

New petrol engine tops Nissan Qashqai update package

The big-selling Nissan Qashqai has been facelifted, with the major headline a new petrol powertrain range for the British-built crossover.

Industry news

Anger as Government slashes plug-in car grants

Government moves that from 9th November will abolish grants for plug-in hybrid cars have been slammed across the UK automotive industry.

New car registrations crash by 20% in September

UK new car registrations fell by more than 20% in September compared to the same month last year, according to data released today by the SMMT.

UK buyers shunning British-built cars

UK car buyers are increasingly shunning British-built new cars in favour of imported vehicles, according to 2018 production and registration data.

‘No deal no option’ as production slides

UK car production dropped for a third consecutive month in August, as industry bosses renewed their concerns over a final Brexit deal.

New car registrations enjoy a sunny summer

Last month's new car registration numbers were the best ever recorded for the month of August since the current registration system was introduced in 2001.

Most new diesel cars still pollute beyond legal limits

Tests by consumer organisation Which? have found that the majority of new diesel cars still exceed the new emissions limits in "real-world" testing.

Car finance debt breaking new records in 2018

Car finance borrowing for 2018 to date has smashed previous records, as new and used car buyers continue to borrow more and more money for their cars.

New car market stable in July

New car registrations were stable in July, with private sales almost exactly the same as 12 months ago and fleet registrations showing a small increase.

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Best of British

Hypercar and heritage from Aston Martin

Aston Martin has confirmed that it is to build a third hypercar, dubbed Project 003, and a limited 19-car run of DB Zagato continuation models.

Aston Martin reveals tech of electric sports car

Technical details have been released of the Aston Martin Rapide E - the UK brand's first all-electric production car set to launch in 2019.

Bye Auris, hello again Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla badge is to make a comeback on the brand's family car, 13 years after being killed off in the UK in favour of the Auris.

McLaren to go all-hybrid by 2025

McLaren Automotive intends to launch 18 new models between now and 2025 – and every one will be powered by a hybrid engine.

£185K McLaren 600LT takes Sports Series top spot

The McLaren 600LT has been unveiled – fourth model to carry the 'Longtail' designation and the new range-topper for the brand's entry-level Sports Series.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera “fastest ever”

The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera has been unveiled and dubbed the British supercar brand's 'fastest and most-powerful ever.'

PCP (personal contract purchase) car finance 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.

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.

Latest car subscription service offerings

Car ownership is morphing into usership, and car manufacturers are introducing subscription service plans to keep new car sales flowing.

The five safest used cars for new parents

Nothing focuses your mind on car safety more than the thought of driving your newborn child home from hospital. We list the safest used cars for new parents.
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