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Motorway red ‘X’ signs now being enforced by cameras

Drivers now face an automatic penalty by camera if they ignore red ‘X’ signs for closed lanes on smart motorways.

Safety fears add noise to electric vehicles

From 1st July all new electrified vehicles will be required to emit a noise at low speeds to warn pedestrians of their presence.

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.

Kia recalls 5,000 Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid models

Kia has issued a voluntary recall of more than 5,000 Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles because of a fire risk in an electrical relay.

More EV charge points than filling stations in UK

There are now more electric vehicle charging locations in the UK than the number of fuel stations, according to new data.

Honda e to offer standard-fit cameras in place of door mirrors

The Honda e electric car will be the first production model to fit door cameras in place of wing mirrors as standard.

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.

The UK's ten best-selling cars

Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta is a small supermini-class hatchback, available in both three- and five-door body styles. It has been the best-selling car...

Ford Focus

The Focus has received good scores compared to its rivals from most UK media sources, along with several awards. It has been widely praised for its driving dynamics and safety kit.

Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf is a medium-sized family hatchback, available in three- and five-door body styles, and estate. Over more than 40 years,...

Vauxhall Corsa

All the key Vauxhall Corsa news, reviews, safety and eco ratings from across the UK automotive media, brought to you by The Car Expert.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has received many good reviews and awards from the UK media, and has been praised for its comfort, refinement and safety systems.

Nissan Qashqai

All the key Nissan Qashqai news, reviews, safety and eco ratings from across the UK automotive media, brought to you by The Car Expert.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has received consistently good scores from across the UK media. It is particularly praised for its interior design and comfort, although the BMW 3 Series remains a better car for keen drivers.

Nissan Juke

The ageing Nissan Juke struggles against newer rivals. It has been praised for its low price, but criticised for its poor quality and outdated safety systems.

Volkswagen Polo

All the key Volkswagen Polo news, reviews, safety and eco ratings from across the UK automotive media, brought to you by The Car Expert.

Volkswagen Tiguan

All the key Volkswagen Tiguan news, reviews, safety and eco ratings from across the UK automotive media, brought to you by The Car Expert.

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New car reviews

Mercedes-AMG A35 test drive

The Mercedes-AMG A35 is a fantastic bit of kit. It looks smart, has an excellent interior, and has the performance to take on the best hot hatches.

Mazda 3 review

The Mazda 3 cannot match some rivals for space or powerplants available, but scores with plentiful equipment and attractive, distinctive design, inside and out.

DS 3 Crossback test drive

It’s hard not to admire DS Automobiles for what it’s attempted with the DS 3 Crossback, but it ultimately doesn’t quite deliver the premium edge it promises.

Volvo S60 review

The Volvo S60 can’t quite match some rivals for on-the-road dynamics but is a high quality, efficient all-round alternative in a more striking visual package.

Toyota Yaris Y20 test drive

The Toyota Yaris Y20 Hybrid offers a relaxed nature and low running costs. However, its flaws include a low-rent interior and disappointing CVT gearbox.

Range Rover SDV8 test drive

The Range Rover SDV8 is a wonderful car – when it's working. But if you have the money, it's a lovely way to travel.

Toyota Supra test drive

The new Toyota Supra delivers a unique driving experience that's one of the best of any modern sports car, and co-development with BMW has served the car well.

Audi SQ2 test drive

The Audi SQ2 is a very capable car, with great performance and all the trimmings you expect. The only frustration is the easily-confused gearbox.

Toyota Camry test drive

As a car to get from one place to another without fuss, it’s hard to go wrong with the Toyota Camry. It's easy to drive, spacious enough and efficient.

Volkswagen T-Cross test drive

The little Volkswagen T-Cross looks like being another successful SUV for VW. It blends style and practicality into a package that’s perfect for the city.

BMW X7 test drive

The BMW X7 is a genuine Range Rover alternative that undercuts it just enough on price to be noteworthy while presenting a more engaging driving experience.

Mercedes-Benz CLA test drive

The Mercedes-Benz CLA is handsome, good to drive and packed with kit, but if you're after practicality you'd be better waiting for the estate version.

News

Alpine A110S gets more power and better handling

French brand Alpine – the sports car sub-brand owned by Renault – has revealed the Alpine A110S, a more powerful and better-handling version...

First Aston Martin DBX boosts UK car manufacturing

The first pre-production examples of the upcoming Aston Martin DBX SUV have rolled off the production line at the firm’s new factory in Wales.

Mercedes-Benz GLB is new family-pitched SUV

The Mercedes-Benz GLB will extend the German brand's SUV line-up with a model pitched directly at families, available with either five or seven seats.

Lexus launches new car subscription service

Lexus is the latest car manufacturer to launch a subscription service that allows customers to pay a monthly fee for an all-inclusive ownership experience.

Hyundai Kona adds hybrid model

Hyundai is filling the gap in its Kona small SUV line-up by adding a hybrid model.

Updated Lexus RX breaks cover

Lexus has given its large RX SUV some styling tweaks, mechanical upgrades and improved technology for its 2020 model year update.

Updated BMW X1 SUV gets the big grille treatment

BMW has revamped its X1 SUV, based around an updated exterior look and more interior design choices.

Industry news

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.

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.

Electric car market flat due to long waiting times

Britain’s electric car revolution is being hampered by a "bottleneck" in global battery production, as demand far outstrips supply of zero-emission vehicles.

Audi and Suzuki dealers lead the way for customer service

The annual J.D. Power Customer Service Index has been published today, which rates customer satisfaction with their service experience at a franchised dealership.

Only 0.5 per cent of cars on UK roads are ultra-low emission

Only one in every 200 vehicles on UK roads emit ultra low levels of carbon, according to newly released figures from the Department of Transport.

Range Rover Evoque takes five-star safety honours

The new Range Rover Evoque has earned a top five-star rating from safety body Euro NCAP.

Best of British

New 620hp McLaren GT revealed

McLaren plans to broaden its range with the new GT unveiled today – a car that’s claimed to offer outstanding comfort and segment-leading cabin refinement.

Aston Martin Vantage AMR revealed with seven-speed manual gearbox

A new limited-edition Aston Martin Vantage AMR has been revealed, featuring a seven-speed manual gearbox in place of the automatic unit on the standard car.

Honda Civic

The Honda Civic has received consistently good reviews from the UK media, with particular praise for its practicality and generous levels of standard equipment.

Infiniti Q30

The Infiniti Q30 has received mixed scores from the UK motoring media, with praise for being an improvement on the Mercedes A-Class upon which it's based.

Bentley Continental GT

The Bentley Continental GT has received unanimously positive reviews from the UK motoring media, ranging from good to outstanding, with particular praise for its improved driving dynamics and luxurious cabin.

Teaser images point to next Bentley Flying Spur

Bentley has released teaser images confirming that a third generation of the Flying Spur grand tourer is on the way.

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.

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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