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British start-up to provide electric powertrains for classic cars

A new electric vehicle firm has set up shop in Silverstone, where it will build all-electric conversions of some of history’s most iconic classic cars.

Five-star safety for latest BMWs

The latest BMW 1 Series and 3 Series models have been awarded five-star safety ratings by Euro NCAP, while the Peugeot 208 and Jeep Cherokee scored four stars.

Ford breathes new life into S-Max and Galaxy models

Ford has announced a series of updates to its S-Max and Galaxy models, bolstering the appeal of the family-friendly seven-seaters.

Britain’s best-selling cars – September 2019

March and September usually bring big shifts to the new car registration results, and last month was no different. We take a look at the ten best sellers.

Could more electric cars lead to an 80mph motorway speed limit?

It's been suggested that the speed limit on some motorways and dual carriageways could be raised to 80mph as more motorists buy electric vehicles.

New and updated cars

All-electric Polestar 2 pricing confirmed

Prices for the upcoming all-electric Polestar 2 have been confirmed ahead of the car entering production early next year.

Updated Toyota C-HR gets new hybrid engine and more equipment

The Toyota C-HR has been given a revamp, adding a new hybrid drivetrain alongside a sharper exterior design and more interior equipment.

Volvo to reveal all-electric XC40 next month

Volvo has confirmed that it is just weeks away from revealing its first all-electric vehicle, which will join the range of its XC40 compact SUV.

Toyota reveals rugged Corolla Trek for people with ‘active lifestyles’

ota has introduced a new variant of its Corolla Touring Sports aimed at people who need a little more off-road ability from their daily car.

Car buying and car finance news

Vauxhall Corsa tops the sales charts in September

New car registrations showed a small increase in September, with the Vauxhall Corsa dethroning the Ford Fiesta from the top of the sales charts.

Cash no longer king for parking

Just one in nine UK drivers are still choosing to pay for parking with cash, with card and contactless payments the preferred choice for UK motorists.

Volkswagen bosses charged with market manipulation

Chairman, current CEO and former CEO all improperly influenced the company’s share price, according to the charges brought by German prosecutors.

Britain’s best-selling cars – August 2019

Some familiar names and one very new face made up the top ten new car registration chart in August.

New car registrations fall slightly in August

Private new car sales were down by less than 2% in August, which was a better result than recent months according to the latest figures published today.

Seven stars in latest round of crash tests

Independent car safety regulator Euro NCAP has revealed that seven new cars have taken a top five-star rating in its latest round...

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Maserati planning electrification, new sports cars and another SUV

Maserati has a wave of plans for upcoming models, with the firm set to enter the electrification game — while also introducing a new sports car and SUV.

MG extends discounts on MG ZS EV

MG is introducing another incentive for customers interested in buying its new ZS electric vehicle, with up to £3,500 on top of the government grant.

Volkswagen Golf bolstered with new high-spec trims

Volkswagen has given the outgoing Golf a shake up with a range of new trim levels designed to bring extra equipment without breaking the bank.

Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep freeze prices on cars ordered before Brexit deadline

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has put a price freeze on all vehicles ordered before the Brexit deadline, even if the vehicle is delivered after October 31.

Pricing and specs for Fiat 500X Sport

The new Fiat 500X Sport will start from £22,500 and introduce a touch of sportiness at the top of the compact crossover’s range.

Volkswagen updates its company logo

Volkswagen has revealed an update to its company logo — marking the first time the firm has had a major rebrand since 2000.

Hyundai 45 concept previews the brand’s future

Hyundai has revealed its future design direction at this year’s Frankfurt motor show with this — the Hyundai 45.

All-new Land Rover Defender makes its debut

After years of concepts, rumours, teaser images and countless leaks, Land Rover has at last revealed the all-new Defender.

Radical concept hints at next BMW 4 Series

The BMW Concept 4 has been unveiled with radical styling at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Volkswagen ID.3 makes world debut

The all-electric Volkswagen ID.3 has made its world debut at the Frankfurt motor show and will reach UK roads next summer.

Audi reveals updated A5 range

Audi has revealed a facelift for its A5 range, with the family of coupé, cabriolet and liftback models receiving some minor styling tweaks and more equipment.

Ferrari reveals two new drop-top supercars

Ferrari has introduced two new drop-top supercars to its line-up. The F8 Spider and 812 GTS are both based on existing coupe models.

Mazda CX-30 pricing and specifications announced

Mazda has revealed its full UK pricing and specification structure for the new CX-30, which is on sale now with first deliveries set for January.

Smart goes EV-only in range overhaul

Smart has revealed its new look line-up ahead of next week's Frankfurt motor show, as the firm makes the switch to only offering electric vehicles.

All-electric, 760hp Porsche Taycan revealed

After what seems an eternity of previews, Porsche has revealed its all-electric Porsche Taycan in all its glory ahead of next week's Frankfurt motor show.

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