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Yesterday, 10:19

The all-electric Leaf isn’t known for its ability to go sideways so Nissan challenged us to disprove this.

Volvo V90 ready for duty

Friday, December 2, 2016

The first Volvo V90 estate car are ready to go on duty with the police after shining in the demanding driving tests

‘More pollution action needed’

Friday, December 2, 2016

Most UK motorists think more aggressive action should be taken to combat air pollution, according to RAC research.

Gallery: Boys’ toys from McLaren

Thursday, December 1, 2016

McLaren’s first electric vehicle, based on the McLaren P1, has taken to the Goodwood Race Circuit for the first time as part of the car’s exhaustive testing regime.

Gallery: Ford unveils new Fiesta

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Ford has pulled the wraps off the new, seventh generation of its best-selling Fiesta hatchback.

Gallery: Lap record real blinder

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Alfa Romeo came up with a blinder of a challenge to celebrate its new Giulia sports saloon arriving in showrooms – a lap record at Silverstone in the flagship Quadrifoglio but with blacked-out windows.

Young drivers pick up points

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Research has revealed that 34% of young drivers can expect to receive points on their licences within 12 months of passing their test.

Gallery: Lotus hones Evora to new level

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The new Lotus Evora Sport 410 is a pure-bred supercar, using Lotus DNA to deliver a spiritual successor to the marque’s most iconic models, including the Esprit Sport 300.

‘Gremlin tests’ hi-tech Ford first

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Ford’s mega plant in Valencia, Spain, produces a new vehicle every 40 seconds with the help of special ‘gremlin tests’ are being used as part of hi-tech, industry first quality-control measures.

Firms should offer electric vehicles

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Go Ultra Low survey reveals vast majority of company car drivers would be willing to switch to EVs if offered the chance by employers.

Rallying to Citroën van’s cause

Thursday, November 17, 2016

New Citroën Dispatch, the latest addition to the marque’s award-winning LCV range, was put through its paces by FIA World Rally Championship pairing Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle on a rally stage to demonstrate its capabilities.

Stores cut fuel prices

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Four of the UK’s largest supermarkets have dropped the price of fuel by as much as 3p per litre but RAC says more can still be done.

Blog: Blog: Heed tougher mobile phone penalties

Monday, November 14, 2016

Blog: Doubling the penalty for drivers using a handheld mobile phone sends out a clear message that this potentially-fatal behaviour will not be tolerated, Motoring editor Andy Russell also wants to see a hard-hitting campaign to back it up.

How AdBlue works

Sunday, November 13, 2016

AdBlue is used to lower diesel car emissions, but few people know how it works. Jack Evans looks at what it does and why.

Tips for passing MOT test

Sunday, November 13, 2016

All cars more than three years old must have an MOT annually. We’ve compiled a list of things to check to help ensure your car passes first time.

New car road tests

Gallery: Road test: MG GS

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

MG’s debut in the growing sport utility vehicle market is a game-changer for the famous marque with a lot of car for the money, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Gallery: First drive; Mercedes-Benz E-Class estate

Monday, November 28, 2016

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class estate is a stylish and hugely practical way to carry passenger and loads comfortably over long distances, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Gallery: First drive: Toyota C-HR crossover

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Love it or loathe it, you can’t miss Toyota’s new C-HR crossover and the drive lives up to the promise of those dynamic looks, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Gallery: Renault Scenic real looker

Friday, November 25, 2016

Renault sees its new Scenic as an alternative to the sport utility vehicles that have taken the market by storm. Does it live up to the promise?

Gallery: Isuzu D-Max – business and pleasure

Sunday, November 20, 2016

If you’re looking for a workhorse with a wow factor modern pick-ups have loads going for them.

Loads going for Hyundai i40

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Hyundai’s i40 Tourer has loads going for it when it comes to style, space, creature comforts and value – that’s why it’s the business, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross updated

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Suzuki’s SX4 S-Cross crossover has grown up with a more muscular look and new engines so how does the new model drive?

Audi’s new Q2, launched this weekend, also launches a new market segment – this little premium crossover has huge potential, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Hyundai’s three-in-one green Ioniq

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Hyundai’s new Ioniq hatchback is the first car to offer three electric-based powertrain aimed at offering something for everyone.

Kia’s hybrid debut in UK

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Kia makes a strong debut in the blossoming hybrid market with the Niro crossover which is attractive, affordable alternative to the traditional family wagon, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

My first car

My First Car: Morris 8

Yesterday, 10:17

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.

Pamela Lucas tells of the quirks of her Hillman Minx convertible and running out of petrol in the dark outside Colchester barracks.

A 1951 Humber Super Snipe put Adrian Cannon on the road and, with a friend’s help, taught him a valuable lesson of money-saving mechanical maintenance.

Tony Martin enjoyed many ‘manoeuvres’ and journeys of discovery while in the Army with Fred his trusty Austin Seven.

Ian McLauchlin recalls some quirks of his Citroen 2CV and relives a humorous case of mistaken identity.

While living in Berlin, Peter Forster used a BMW Isetta bubble car to get to the building site and take five people to the cinema!

Geoff Town started his motoring in style – Amercian style – with a Hillman Californian based on the Minx.

Jim Barnes-Phillips tells how his Mini, one of four in the family, put him on the road to rallying.

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