Cars

Toyota Camry gets fresh new face, updated infotainment in Europe

No changes under the bonnet though.


Audi A3 Sportback review: new hatchback is a class act

The all-new A3 is an important model for Audi because it’s one of the premium manufacturer’s best-selling models in Europe. It’s also up against some strong rivals – especially the BMW 1 Series and Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Available as a hatchback (Sportback) or saloon, Audi says the fourth generation A3 (the first was launched way back in 1996) is more dynamic, technically advanced and sharper looking than ever than ever. Sharing the MQB platform...


Best plug-in hybrids

The best plug-in hybrids offer good electric range, low running costs and strong performance


British boffins unveil Europe's first working electric Mario Kart-style buggy made from recycled plastic and built on a 3D printer

Story and video from SWNS British boffins have unveiled Europe's first electric-powered Mario Kart-style buggy made from recycled plastic and built on a 3D printer. The Chameleon, which weighs 150kg (23 stone), has a top speed of 45mph and could revolutionise commuter travel and cut pollution. The battery-powered buggy produces no emissions and is around a third of the size of an average car. It was built using a chassis made from a...


Podcasts 'driving motorists to distraction'

Millions of motorists listen to podcasts while driving, but new research claims nearly two thirds find them distracting. According to the survey by Confused.com, an estimated 12 million UK drivers have listened to podcasts while behind the wheel. However, one in five (22%) admit to forgetting parts of their journey while listening. “The presence of cityscapes, curves and traffic in a complex drive can significantly contribute to the mental...


Driving this unique Jaguar S-type


10 supercar failures


EastEnders: Callum Highway discovers Ian Beale made 999 call on heist

The police officer (played by Tony Clay) was previously threatened by Kush Kazemi (Davood Ghadami), who said he will take his boyfriend Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) down if he's arrested.


Canadians have a real moose-licking-cars problem going on

Guess this is a different kind of moose test we didn't know about.


GM told to recall and repair 6m trucks and SUVs over airbag defect, at cost of $1.2bn

The US has told General Motors to recall and repair almost six million pickup trucks and SUVs equipped with potentially dangerous Takata airbag inflators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the decision on Monday. It would cost the car manufacturer an estimated $1.2bn, about one-third of its net income for 2020, according to securities filings. Since 2016 GM has tried four times to avoid a recall claiming that the...


All the taxes drivers already pay as government considers extra charge for using roads

Electric cars are great for the environment, but terrible for the Treasury - as they escape almost all the taxes drivers of petrol and diesel vehicles are hit with - and that means there could be new costs coming for everyone


100 years of Mazda


Exclusive: police data reveals biggest causes of road accidents

Using data taken from police reports, Motoring Research has investigated which factors contribute the most to UK road accidents.


Ford Ranger goes full utilitarian with chassis cab model in Europe

UK sales begin in January 2021.


Sir Jim Ratcliffe's Grenadier 4X4 to be powered by HYDROGEN

It's a particularly smart move by Sir Jim - Britain's fifth-richest man with an estimated personal fortune of £12.2billion - whose refinery network already produces 300,000 tons of hydrogen a year.


Car gets front door wedged behind windscreen

The 18-year-old man was driving a silver Audi before he smashed into the door on Ashworth Road, Dewsbury, at 7.43pm on Friday.


The biggest British driving myths

From eating behind the wheel to tricks that can supposedly deceive speed cameras, we de-bunk the biggest UK driving myths...


Porsche Taycan sets Guinness World Record for longest EV drift

It stayed sideways for 26 miles.


Bugatti Chiron Sport Les Légendes du Ciel debuts with aircraft influences

There are aeroplane engine logos all over the body and interior.


Custom VW Up! GTI by Vilner turns up the heat on the hot hatch

Visual heat, anyway.


Secrets of the lost Fords they never made

We take an expert look at some of the cars that never were from Ford over the past few decades


60 Christmas gifts for petrolheads


London Underground signs transformed into PlayStation icons ahead of UK PS5 launch

In honour of the PlayStation 5 launch tomorrow, the London Underground signs at Oxford Circus station have been transformed into PlayStation icons


Intriguing car wrecks from around the world

Join us for a journey through the abandoned cars of the world. Would you restore any of these?


Land Rover Defender thefts on the rise AGAIN

Thefts of Land Rover Defenders are increasing. At least four Defenders thefts a week were being reported to NFU Mutual earlier this year.


Mercedes EQC 4x4² makes video debut to show off-road excellence

Yes, there's an EV SUV hiding in the water.


Deck Scraper is here to make roadworks quieter and safer

The new Deck Scraper vehicle is smaller and quieter than excavators and diggers – good news for people living close to roadworks.


The car management apps that now offer motor insurance

Caura says it is the first app that allows users to pay for and manage all aspects of their car through their phone - but is it any good?


Seven decades of Porsche greats

72 years old this year, we take a look at Porsche's best cars from each decade


“BMW has mastered the art of provoking a reaction”

While the BMW iX shows what a car with a £100k price tag can offer, deputy editor John McIlroy thinks the new Nissan Qashqai still promises plenty for those paying much less


Watch electric snowmobile drag race Tesla Model S P85 and win

When you read the battery-powered snowmobile’s specs, you begin to understand why it’s so quick.


'Nobody knows if driverless vehicles will save lives, but they're guaranteed to kill jobs'

Mike Rutherford speaks out on businesses wanting to switch to driverless vehicles


The best Skoda ‘Simply Clever’ features explained

As Skoda patents illuminated smart seat belt buckles, we explore some of its best ‘Simply Clever’ features


Anda Seat - Jungle series review: A gaming chair every serious gamer should treat themselves to

The Anda Seat Jungle series comfortably straddles the line between fashionable and functional.


Lamborghini Huracan STO caught looking fast standing still

The Huracan Evo next to it looks tame by comparison.


Lorry drivers stuck in miles of M20 queues as border controls tested

The delays along the M20 in Kent today, which cleared up in the afternoon, were caused by French authorities testing the impact of no-deal Brexit border controls at the Eurotunnel terminal.


Best used family cars for less than £20,000

Whether you're after something sensible, something stylish or just a great all-rounder, £20k opens up a raft of nearly-new buys...


International Driving Permits and Brexit: what you need to know

International Driving Permits may be required for some EU countries after 1 January 2021. We explain the rules – and how to apply.


Drivers furious as street turned into 'disabled only' bay overnight

Cars parked on Queen Street in Rhyl, Wales were hit with £70 parking fines when the street became a 'disabled only' bay overnight. Furious locals said the change happened 'without warning'.


10 best heaters to keep you warm over winter

It may be cold outside, but it doesn't have to be inside. These are the best heaters you can buy for your home today, to keep you nice and cosy indoors this winter


These 17 Mercedes are all for sale


High streets face post-lockdown havoc in December

Crowds flocking to stores in Wales since they reopened on November 9 have almost doubled sales in some locations compared with the same period last year, sources told us.


McLaren’s new hybrid supercar to be called Artura

The McLaren Artura is powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 with hybrid tech and could hit 250mph. It goes on sale in 2021. Excited? We are.


Official figures show car use down 30% in second lockdown

Road use is down 30 percent in the UK's second 2020 lockdown, as travel restrictions continue to have an impact on car use and traffic.


‘Shocking’ rise in drivers caught speeding during lockdown

Government data released today shows that the first lockdown led to a ‘shocking’ rise in the number of drivers exceeding the speed limit.


Racing is first out of the stalls after news about crowds returning

While confirmation of which tier a racecourse falls into will come later this week, an early beneficiary of the changes could be Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR).


First cars from 19 now-dead marques


AA to provide online road safety lessons for e-scooter riders

The AA is to give road safety lessons to e-scooter riders, as operators launch what is billed as the first theory test for the latest form of transport on Britain’s streets. Under the scheme, e-scooter riders will be taught how to operate and park the vehicles and share the road safely with cars, pedestrians and vulnerable users. Complaints of antisocial behaviour have been recorded in areas around the UK where pilot rental schemes have been...


EastEnders Kush Kazemi hides in Whitney's attic after escaping arrest

EastEnders spoilers reveal that Kush Kazemi will end up hiding out in Whitney Dean and Sonia Fowler's attic after narrowly avoiding arrest amid the car heist - but will he be caught by the police?


I'm A Celeb host Ant McPartlin makes awkward driving joke two years after road ban

Ant McPartlin made a joke about driving around the Welsh countryside two years after he was slapped with a 15-month road ban following his conviction for drink-driving