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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.

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...

Do I have to service my car with the dealer if I have a PCP?

The popularity of PCP car finance has allowed car manufacturers to be sneaky in forcing you to have your car serviced by their dealers.

How does the British 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.

Before you apply for car finance…

Don't get sucked into a car finance agreement you can't afford. Here are a few simple tips you should follow before you sign your life away.

Thieves can “steal keyless cars in ten seconds”

Some of Britain’s most popular cars can be stolen by criminals within as little as ten seconds – thanks to supposedly convenient keyless entry technology.

Britain’s best-selling cars – July 2019

Despite private new car sales being down 2% in July, there are still plenty of models flying out of showrooms. Here are the top ten cars for July 2019.

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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.

Mini Clubman

The Mini Clubman has received generally positive scores from the UK motoring media, with fairly similar scoring for the Top-spec JCW model.

Volkswagen T-Roc

The Volkswagen T-Roc has received generally positive media reviews, with an overall Expert Rating that is very competitive in its market segment.

Renault Clio

The initial reviews for the new Renault Clio have been broadly positive, with particular praise for its refinement and high-quality interior.

SEAT Ibiza

The SEAT Ibiza is a small, supermini-class hatchback. The current model arrived in the UK in the summer of 2017 and shares...

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New car reviews

Subaru XV e-Boxer test drive

While the Subaru XV e-Boxer is far from class-leading – the CVT gearbox being the main issue – it offers an interesting and unique alternative to the norm.

SsangYong Korando review

Major improvements in refinement, quality and equipment levels mean the SsangYong Korando is no longer just for those who want an SUV but can't afford one.

Mini Clubman John Cooper Works test drive

The Mini Clubman John Cooper Works is a unique proposition — a small family car with estate-like looks, genuine character and hot hatch performance.

Mazda MX-5 – 30 years old and still a world favourite

We take a look at a true Japanese success story – which version of the desirable Mazda MX-5 sports car would you buy?

Jaguar XE test drive

The Jaguar XE has undergone a mid-life revamp that ticks boxes on all fronts. Jaguar has clearly listened to complaints and set out to answer its critics.

Mercedes-Benz GLE test drive

The new Mercedes-Benz GLE is longer and wider than before, but what's it like to live with?

News

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.

Industry news

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.

Can heycar change the used car market?

Heycar has launched its used car classifieds website this month, entering a crowded marketplace. This one, however, seems to have friends in high places.

New car sales down in July

Private new car sales were down 2% in July compared to the same month last year, according to the latest figures published today.

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.

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.

Is my deposit refundable?

We get a lot of questions from car buyers who have given a car dealer a deposit for a car and now – for whatever reason – want it back.

How to understand a PCP car finance quote

Thousands of people look at a PCP car finance quote and are hopelessly confused by all the different numbers. Cut through the confusion with this guide.

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.

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.

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.

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.