Exclusive: Number of people caught cheating driving theory test triples

Data from the DVSA shows the number of candidates caught cheating on their driving theory test increases threefold over last five years

A crackdown by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has seen the number of people investigated for cheating in their driving theory test more than triple over the last five financial years, with just 454 cases logged with the DVSA’s fraud department in 2013/14, compared to 1,522 in 2018/19.

The sharp rise follows the DVSA’s decision to take Continue reading “Exclusive: Number of people caught cheating driving theory test triples”

Kia XCeed vs Ford Focus Active

Can the new Kia XCeed encroach on the Ford Focus Active's hatch-based territory?

Kia’s current crossover boom continues with this, the XCeed. It’s a niche car; the Stonic, Niro and Sportage are more conventional SUVs, while this latest model is a raised version of the brand’s Ceed hatchback with a little off-road cred.

That means the Ford Focus Active is the Kia’s chief rival. It, too, has a little more ride height with extra suspension travel, plus plenty of plastic body Continue reading “Kia XCeed vs Ford Focus Active”

How To Increase Fuel Efficiency for Your Dodge Ram 1500

There are a lot of ways to improve the fuel efficiency of your Dodge Ram 1500. Most things you can do are small and only make minor improvements. However, there are some simple modifications you can make to the exhaust system to create a bigger jump in fuel economy. This is surprising to most people, but it really does make a big difference. Learn more about the best performance muffler and other things you can do.

Why Exhaust Affects Fuel Efficiency

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New 2020 Aston Martin DBX: first undisguised spy shots

Uncamouflaged images of the Aston Martin DBX have surfaced on a Spanish website, previewing the SUV’s styling in full

A fresh suite of images showing an uncamouflaged Aston Martin DBX have appeared on the Spanish website AutoPista, ahead of the car’s planned launch in early 2020. The pictures show the SUV’s styling in full, giving us our first look at its exterior brightwork and production-ready panelling.

The styling of this leaked Aston Martin DBX remains faithful to that of our Continue reading “New 2020 Aston Martin DBX: first undisguised spy shots”

Making Use of Junk Cars

It is often problematic to dispose of an old car. You may also worry that it is contributing to the world’s waste problem. Your unusable car does not have to become another piece of garbage. Some people can find uses for the parts of your car. It is difficult to find parts for cars that are not in circulation. With a little effort, you can make some use  of your junk car. You can sell it to an individual, a junkyard, or a specialized junk car business.

Junk Car Company

There a Continue reading “Making Use of Junk Cars”

‘A two-tier UK road network would divide rich and poor motorists’

A two-tier road system would separate the rich and poor motorists forever if we aren't careful, says Mike Rutherford

Britain’s ruling Conservative Party spoke enthusiastically about raising the speed limit to 80mph in recent days. I wonder why.

It’s not as if the typical motorist (or the kids that travel on his or her passenger seats) is, in the current climate, demanding from politicians the right to drive or ride at greater speeds across our troubled motorway network, where 70mph, Continue reading “‘A two-tier UK road network would divide rich and poor motorists’”

New Mazda electric car teased ahead of Tokyo Motor Show debut

Mazda will unveil its first production battery electric vehicle later this month at the Tokyo Motor Show

Mazda has released another teaser image for its new battery electric vehicle, which is set to be unveiled later this month at the Tokyo Motor Show. We’re yet to see any undisguised images, and specification details remain sparse, but we expect it will feature an SUV body style and a similar powertrain to the e-TPV prototype we drove in early September.

Mazda says its new EV will Continue reading “New Mazda electric car teased ahead of Tokyo Motor Show debut”

Swindon Powertrain launches ‘crate’ electric car motor for converters

Swindon Powertrain now supplies a compact ‘crate’ powertrain, designed for use in light commercial, sports and classic vehicles

Swindon Powertrain, the British engineering firm responsible for the all-electric Swind-e Classic Mini, has launched a compact ‘crate’ EV motor. The company claims the powertrain has a wide range of applications, being suitable for use in commercial vehicles, sports cars and classic cars. Production is set to start in June 2020.

The transverse-mounted Continue reading “Swindon Powertrain launches ‘crate’ electric car motor for converters”

Tesla Model 3 prices raised across the range

The American EV manufacturer has restructured the pricing of its entry- level model again, increasing the prices of all three variants

Tesla has raised the price of the Model 3, in the car’s third price-change in the last six months. Prices for the base-model Standard Range Plus and mid-tier Long Range variant have increased by roughly £1,000 to £38,500 and £47,000 respectively. The flagship Model 3 Performance has increased by around £2,000 to £52,000. 

The rear-wheel-drive Continue reading “Tesla Model 3 prices raised across the range”

New Volkswagen T-Roc R 2019 review

The VW T-Roc R uses its Golf R underpinnings to full effect deploying its 296bhp, but is it worth £38k?Verdict4Volkswagen expects a different type of customer to consider the T-Roc R over its Golf R hatch, but the car those customers are getting is surprisingly close to the hot hatch in its ability. It’s pricier, but almost as fun and a little more practical, too.

With crossovers and SUVs breaking into best-sellers lists across Europe and further afield, it’s not surprising car Continue reading “New Volkswagen T-Roc R 2019 review”