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The petrol Mazda 3 with ‘diesel-like’ fuel economy

Mazda 3 models with the brand's new Skyactiv-X petrol engine will arrive in showrooms in October, at prices starting from £23,555.

Electric cars to be exempt from company car tax

Businesses looking to add electric vehicles to their fleets are set for a boost next year — with electric cars set to be exempt from company car tax in 2020.

The car industry needs to be more honest when selling car finance

A story on BBC News has highlighted the public's lack of understanding when it comes to PCP car finance, as well as the futility of debating it on social media.

Car finance: Top 10 PCP myths busted

Based on all the questions about PCP finance we have received here over the last few years, we've listed our Top 10 PCP myths – and then busted them.

Explained: What is the government plug-in car grant?

To encourage motorists into zero-emission vehicles, the government offers a plug-in car grant to make EVs more affordable. The Car Expert explains how it works.

Explained: What does “Full Service History” mean?

If you’ve ever bought a used car, you’ve probably heard the term 'full service history' (FSH). But what does it actually mean? And is it worth paying extra for?

Jaguar issues I-Pace recall over potential brake issue

Jaguar has announced a worldwide recall of its all-electric I-Pace SUV over potential braking issues. It affects cars made...

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The Car Expert New Car Ratings

We combine the top UK media reviews to give you an overall Expert Rating. Here are the latest cars we've analysed.

Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 has been highly praised by the UK media for its performance, driving dynamics and minimalist style, with criticism for some ergonomic issues.

Fiat Tipo

The Fiat Tipo is a medium-sized five-door hatchback and estate family car. The current generation model arrived in the UK in the...

Jaguar XE

The updated Jaguar XE has received positive reviews from the UK motoring media, with an overall Expert Rating that is competitive with its main rivals.

Suzuki Vitara

The Suzuki Vitara has received generally good reviews from the UK media, with our Expert Rating currently placing it in the top half of the small SUV field.

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New car reviews

Nissan Leaf e+ review

The Nissan Leaf e+ is a worthy range-topper with a bigger battery providing improved performance and better range, but it still can't keep up with key rivals.

SEAT Tarraco test drive

The SEAT Tarraco may be yet another entry into the SUV segment, but it’s one worth considering. It’s laden with standard equipment, spacious and practical too.

Subaru Outback test drive

It’s certainly not perfect, but if you need a reasonably-priced family car that simply must be capable off-road, the Subaru Outback is unbeatable.

Bentley Continental GT V8 test drive

The Bentley Continental GT V8 is a grand tourer first and foremost. But the weight shed by swapping the W12 out for the V8 gives it real agility in the corners.

Peugeot 508 SW review

The Peugeot 508 SW is a car to turn the heads of those looking for a premium estate, offering striking visuals, efficient engines and plenty of technology.

Volkswagen Passat test drive

With a well-appointed cabin, powerful and economical engines and a premium appearance, the Volkswagen Passat provides an enticing alternative to an SUV.

News

Chevrolet Corvette changes to middle lane

The all-new Chevrolet Corvette has been revealed after years of rumours and teasers – and the new model is very different to what has gone before.

Skoda updates Kodiaq and Karoq with new tech

Skoda has revealed updates to its Karoq and Kodiaq SUVs for the 2020 model year.

New Lotus Evija is £1.7m electric hypercar

Lotus has unveiled a long-awaited all-new model in the form of an electric hypercar, the Lotus Evija.

New Mini Electric launched at Oxford factory

The Mini Electric, the company's first fully-electric model, has been unveiled at the car-maker’s Oxford factory.

Lexus LC Convertible heading for showrooms

The Lexus LC Convertible, so far seen only as a concept, is to become a production model.

Bentley electric ambitions ‘thwarted by technology delays’

Bentley wants to build the electric car its customers are demanding, but says the battery technology required to do it properly is yet to appear.

Kia XCeed crossover pricing confirmed

The new Kia XCeed crossover – the fourth member of the Kia Ceed family – will cost from £20,795 when it arrives in UK showrooms in September.

Industry news

Britain’s best-selling cars – June 2019

June was a hot month for hatches, with nine of the top ten models being hatchbacks. Here are the ten best-selling cars in the UK for June 2019.

New car sales down 5% in June

Private new car sales fell nearly 5% in June, according to the latest registration data published today. In comparison, fleet registrations were down by 2.5%.

Britain’s best-selling cars – May 2019

Despite the overall results being disappointing, some cars are still flying out of new car showrooms. Here are the ten best-selling cars for May 2019.

Car sales continue to slide in May

UK car sales continued to drop in May, down almost five per cent on the same month in 2018.

Audi e-tron electric car among five-star safety winners

The all-electric Audi e-tron is one of seven vehicles to receive a top five-star safety rating in the latest round of crash tests conducted by Euro NCAP.

Print your own MOT certificate

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has implemented a new system allowing drivers to print off MOT certificates at home.

Britain’s best-selling cars – April 2019

Despite the overall results being gloomy, there are still plenty of cars flying out of dealer showrooms. Here are the ten best-selling cars for April 2019.

New car sales fall in April

The new car market was down by 4% in April compared to the same month last year, thanks to a drop-off in new private buyers.

Insight – Ford GT Mk II ‘faster than race car’

The Ford GT Mk II is a track-only version of the road car, designed to unlock the performance denied to the race GT by regulations.

Rejecting a car – your consumer rights

Have you bought a new or used car that is faulty or not fit for purpose? Read The Car Expert's comprehensive guide to your consumer rights when rejecting a car.

I bought a car and now I’ve changed my mind

Buyer’s Remorse is common in the car industry. You've bought a car, and now you've changed your mind or run into problems. What can you do?

Explained: What is an insurance write-off?

If a car is involved in an accident, an insurer may declare it a 'write-off'. However, this term has several different meanings, which can be confusing.

What are your options at the end of a PCP?

Many car buyers are confused about what their choices at the end of a PCP car finance agreement. We explain your options to help you make the best choice.

Used car warranty – the law and your rights

If you are buying a second-hand car, there can be considerable confusion as to what to expect in terms of a used car warranty and what your rights are when something goes wrong.

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