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Motoring news

Thu, 11:40

This year will see a major milestone for plug-in car with registrations forecast to reach 100,000 by summer.

Gallery: Revealed: Vauxhall Crossland X

Wed, 09:54

Vauxhall has revealed its new Crossland X, its new compact crossover which arrives in showrooms in summer.

Almost half of young drivers think it is acceptable to use the illegal practice of fronting to reduce premiums.

Toyota is set to reveal a new high-performance version of the Yaris supermini at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

People are increasingly expected to get away from it all and escape technology by taking more camping and caravanning trips.

Motoring is an expensive business, even if you only use you car for a short journey to and from work each day.

Cars tuning into digital

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The new car market is going through a digital radio revolution with DAB in 84% of models registered last year.

Gallery: UK Car of the Year class winners

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The UK Car of the Year contenders have been whittled down to the 12 category winners which are now vying for the top accolade. Motoring editor Andy Russell looks at the class winners.

Call to tackle smartphone hazard

Sunday, January 8, 2017

A ‘carrot and stick’ approach is need to stop drivers being distracted by smartphones, according to a road safety charity.

Gallery: Subarus prove gripping stuff

Saturday, January 7, 2017

The weather’s cold, wet and wintry, the roads muddy and icy and the driving conditions difficult – it’s ‘Subaru season’. Motoring editor Andy Russell takes some standard road-going models for some serious off-roading to find out what they are capable of.

Gallery: Blog: Driving ambitions for 2017

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Motoring editor Andy Russell gears up for the new year and wheels out some of his road-going resolutions and hopes for 2017.

Gallery: New car sales smash record

Thursday, January 5, 2017

New car sales achieved another motoring milestone with another record year in 2016 that saw also 2.7 million registrations but how will they fare in 2017. Motoring editor Andy Russell reports.

Sleepy driver danger

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Prominent organisations say there should be fast-track diagnosis and treatment for professional drivers with sleep conditions.

Milestone for Honda

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Having started building automobiles in 1963, Honda Motor Company has now hit the 100-million milestone.

Mercedes E-Class Coupe under orders

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Prices for the new two-door Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe will start from £40,000.

New car road tests

Vauxhall’s Mokka X may be a facelifted model but it launches a new range of SUVs and crossovers. says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Gallery: First Drive: SsangYong Musso

Yesterday, 07:46

The SsangYong Musso pick-up is looking to build on the reputation set by the Korando Sports. Has it succeeded? Andrew Evans finds out.

Gallery: Test drive: SsangYong Tivoli XLV

Saturday, January 14, 2017

SsangYong’s stretched Tivoli boosts boot space so this XLV version really has loads going for it, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Gallery: Test drive: Mazda 6 Tourer

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Mazda has given its popular 6 saloon and Tourer estate range a facelift. Laura Thomson finds out what’s new.

Gallery: First drive: Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe

Monday, January 9, 2017

Mercedes-Benz has now launched a sleeker Coupe version of its GLC sport utility vehicle – stylish, sure-footed and sportier to drive. Motoring editor Andy Russell checks it out.

Gallery: Test drive: Kia Optima Sportswagon

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Optima Sportswagon may be Kia’s first large family estate car but it’s on a mission to break into the fleet market. Motoring editor Andy Russell checks it out.

Gallery: First Drive: Suzuki Ignis

Friday, December 30, 2016

Suzuki’s new Ignis looks to offer buyers a funky, small car that’s good to drive. Has it managed to do that? Jon Reay finds out.

My first car

Judith Palmer learned to drive in her Nissan Micra called Mo who became her motoring companion to music festivals and gigs.

My First Car: Morris Minor Traveller

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Engineer Frank Kelly became a dab hand at modifying his Moggy Traveller but the performance didn’t always live up to the speedometer.

Gallery: My First Car: Bertone X1/9

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Guy Ransom bought his Bertone X1/9 in 1990 and this ‘bella’ Italian sports car is still a big part of his and wife Claire’s lives.

My First Car: Bond Minicar

Friday, December 30, 2016

David Fairhead tells of his adventures in a Bond Minicar which he and his wife bought as warmer transport than a motorbike.

My First Car: Dodge sedan

Friday, December 23, 2016

Barry Shackcloth bought a 1951 Dodge with fellow students and travelled across America for a spell of California Dreamin’.

My First Car: Morris Marina

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Howard Read’s Morris Marina broke down the first time he drove it. It turned out be the norm for the next 20 months.

My First Car: Rover 10

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Michael Sibley recalls his 1931 Rover 10 saloon and the days when maintenance and repairs were simple... but frequent.

My First Car: Morris 8

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Bing Boast tells of the first in his line of 37 cars – a 1938 Morris 8 – in the days when you could do DIY maintenance and repairs.

Malcolm Ireson tells to fashioning a handbrake for his Renault 8.3HP to keep it on the road when the MOT test was introduced.

Mr First Car: Bit of a nut allergy!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Graham Curtis fell for the looks of a rare Ford Consul Capri GT but trouble lay ahead.

Lizzy Siswick needed a little help from her friends to get to work most mornings... to push-start her Mini called Spearmint.

Stuart Miles learned to drive in his first car, a Mark II Ford Escort, which he acquired from his father and then gave it the ‘boy racer’ treatment.

John Cowan’s relationship with Marlene the Metro was eventful from day one with a little knock that was turned into some kind of ‘ram-raid’.

Ron Lane bought his first car, a Ford Popular, when he got married but fortunately it was only the motoring that got off to a bumpy start.

Richard Read tells of some happy memories and scary moments in his Isetta bubble car.



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