Kia Ceed SW vs Renault Megane Sport Tourer vs Skoda Octavia Estate

Family estate buyers have never had it so good. We test the Kia Ceed SW against the Renault Megane Sport Tourer and Skoda Octavia Estate

It sounds like stating the obvious that an affordable estate car needs to offer value for money and plenty of space. But even with the rise of the SUV, this kind of relatively low-priced family wagon has continued to develop to a point where, today, your choice is broader than ever.

We’ve assembled three great examples: the new Kia Ceed Sportswagon, the Continue reading “Kia Ceed SW vs Renault Megane Sport Tourer vs Skoda Octavia Estate”

New Bugatti Centodieci revives spirit of iconic EB110

Bugatti Chiron-based Centodieci harks back to forgotten EB110 supercar of the 1990s

Bugatti has revealed an exclusive new model that echoes one if its most forgotten cars. The Centodieci, launched at Pebble Beach, California, harks back to the EB110 of the nineties and celebrates 110 years of the French brand. Centodieci – which literally translates to one hundred and ten – is limited to 10 units with each car costing £9m.

Just like the £12m one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire revealed Continue reading “New Bugatti Centodieci revives spirit of iconic EB110”

New Aston Martin Valkyrie testing continues at Silverstone

The Aston Martin Valkyrie’s testing programme is continuing at speed, with the first model scheduled for delivery at the end of the year

More images of the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar undergoing testing at Silverstone have been released, following its recent dynamic debut at the 2019 British Grand Prix. The sold-out hypercar is entering the final phases of its testing programme, with first deliveries expected by the end of the year.

Aston Martin recently unveiled a comprehensive Continue reading “New Aston Martin Valkyrie testing continues at Silverstone”

New 2021 Aston Martin Valhalla makes North American debut

Aston Martin Valhalla hypercar hits Monterey Car Week, starring in the event’s exclusive “Quail” enclosure

The Aston Martin Valhalla has made its North American debut at this year’s Monterey Car Week, in the event’s highly exclusive “Quail” enclosure. The British brand’s McLaren Senna rival was first previewed in concept form at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, and is due for launch in 2021.

Production of the Aston Martin Valhalla will be strictly limited to 500 Continue reading “New 2021 Aston Martin Valhalla makes North American debut”

New open-top McLaren Ultimate Series hypercar confirmed

All-new hypercar could take on the McLaren GT Superlight name when it arrives in 2020

McLaren has confirmed that a new ‘Ultimate Series’ hypercar is in the works, which will make its full debut at some stage in 2020 and will be strictly limited to just 399 examples. 

Announced at Pebble Beach Concors d’Elegance, McLaren has also teased the design of newcomer in typically shadowy format. The roofless model is described as a ‘two-seat, open cockpit roadster’, sitting low with only Continue reading “New open-top McLaren Ultimate Series hypercar confirmed”

New Mitsubishi L200 2019 review

While pick-ups become more luxurious, we find out if the rugged new Mitsubishi L200 can become a segment leaderVerdict4The sixth-generation Mitsubishi L200 was launched a little too late to be considered in our 2019 New Car Awards, but it looks like it could be primed to take class honours from the fantastic Ford Ranger in 12 months time. The L200 combines the demands of pick-up life with impressive road manners, strong equipment levels and competitive pricing. Realistically, it’s a pick-up Continue reading “New Mitsubishi L200 2019 review”

New Kia Niro Hybrid 2019 review

The Kia Niro Hybird has been treated to a mid-life refresh, but have the updates made it better than ever?Verdict4The Kia Niro Hybrid has been treated to an early mid-life refresh and it’s all the better for it. Its technology and connectivity offerings are among the best in this class, and the hybrid drivetrain remains quiet and efficient around town. It’s still an entirely safe and predictable car to drive, and that’ll suit most of its potential buyers down to the ground.

The Koreans, Continue reading “New Kia Niro Hybrid 2019 review”

‘The small car market is facing an ownership revolution’

With small cars getting increasingly more expensive, owners are turning more to PCP deals to get the best value, says John McIIroy

How much are you willing to pay for a small car? Right now, you can find new models from just under £10,000 – but there’s an ever-increasing amount of evidence that this is going to change, and soon.

As we reveal this week, the next Honda Jazz is going to get a radical rethink and hybrid powertrains across the range. And that means this pocket-sized Continue reading “‘The small car market is facing an ownership revolution’”

Exclusive: Repairing car parts can save nearly £3,000 over replacement parts

Research into out-of-warranty claims reveals motorists can save thousands by fitting reconditioned components instead of new ones

Exclusive data has revealed that motorists whose cars develop faults could net some huge savings if they opt to have a broken part repaired by a specialist, or buy a reconditioned unit. That’s instead of having a brand-new item fitted by a manufacturer’s franchised dealership. 

The figures come from the database of aftermarket warranty firm Warrantywise. It Continue reading “Exclusive: Repairing car parts can save nearly £3,000 over replacement parts”