Best crossover cars and small SUVs 2020

There's a huge range of crossovers and small SUVs on the market today. These are our top ten picks

It’s no secret that the new car marketplace today is dominated by SUVs of all sizes. However, it’s the smallest ones that are proving particularly popular with buyers. Largely based on supermini underpinnings but boasting the raised driving position and extra flexibility that so many motorists crave, small SUVs suit modern family life perfectly; many models stand not only as viable Continue reading “Best crossover cars and small SUVs 2020”

New Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Convertible to make Geneva debut

Images of Mulliner-crafted Bentley Continental GT Convertible have been released ahead of the car’s Geneva Motor Show bow

Mulliner – Bentley’s famous in-house coachbuilding division – has released images of its new Continental GT Convertible ahead of the car’s public debut at the Geneva Motor Show on 3 March.

In typical fashion, the firm has gone to extreme lengths to make the grand tourer as bespoke as possible, offering customers a variety of refinements to set their vehicles Continue reading “New Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Convertible to make Geneva debut”

Uber makes roads safer, just not in London

University of Oxford study finds rise of Uber is linked to a nine per cent reduction in road injuries

The launch of Uber is associated with a nine per cent reduction in serious injuries sustained in road accidents, a new academic study has found – but the opposite is true in London, where a rise sprains and bruises sustained in accidents correlates with the rollout of the ride-hailing firm.

The study, a collaboration between the University Continue reading “Uber makes roads safer, just not in London”

The best 0% finance car deals 2020

We have picked some of the best 0% finance deals available in the UK right now

Interest rates on car finance deals can be off-putting when it comes to buying a new car, with the prospect of ballooning costs forcing plenty of potential customers to opt for an alternative path. Fortunately, some finance deals are available with 0 per cent APR, giving buyers predictable monthly costs over the course of a contract.

Used by carmakers to tempt new buyers, a 0 per cent APR deal will ensure you Continue reading “The best 0% finance car deals 2020”

New all-electric Lotus Evija: full details, pricing and specs

The factory for the all-new, all-electric, £1.7 million, 200mph Lotus Evija hypercar has been completed ahead of customer deliveries

Lotus has started production of the all-electric Evija hypercar. The Pininfarina Battista rival will be built on a unique production line at the firm’s home in Hethel, Norfolk.

The first cars to roll off the production line are prototypes which will be used to complete the final stage of Continue reading “New all-electric Lotus Evija: full details, pricing and specs”

Drivers caught in confusion surrounding new Clean Air Zones

Different data sources put some cars in emissions ‘no-mans land’ as Birmingham and London clean air zones at odds with each other

Authorities running clean-air zones in two UK cities are using emissions data from conflicting sources, so cars that are exempt from London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) may be charged to enter Birmingham’s upcoming Clean Air Zone (CAZ). That’s despite both zones being based on the same emissions standards: Euro 4 for petrol cars, and Euro 6 for Continue reading “Drivers caught in confusion surrounding new Clean Air Zones”

New Polestar Precept to star at 2020 Geneva Motor Show

Third Polestar badged car on the way, and it’ll be a close preview of brand’s next production model

Volvo off-spin Polestar is getting ready to reveal its third vehicle. Named Precept, it’s a new concept car that will be revealed next week, on 25 February, before heading to next month’s Geneva Motor Show. 

For now, Polestar is keeping its cards very close to its chest. A teaser image for the car has been issued, but it’s impossible to determine what the vehicle could be from Continue reading “New Polestar Precept to star at 2020 Geneva Motor Show”

Best new cars for under £500 per month

Executive cars and large SUVs, take your pick with a hefty budget of at least £500 per month

With £500 a month at your disposal, you’ll be able to make use of some excellent new car deals on some of the executive cars and large SUVs on the market today. What’s more, for your convenience we’ve collated the best deals around right here.

Finance deals are an increasingly popular method of buying cars, largely thanks to low prices and affordable deposits in dealerships throughout the Continue reading “Best new cars for under £500 per month”

‘Polestar: the first of many new brands coming soon’

Polestar is just one of the new electric-only brands set to change the automotive landscape, says editor-in-chief Steve Fowler

Firstly, let me start with a word of thanks to you. At this time every year, we publish our official sales figures – just as the car industry does. The magazine ABCs let you know which titles are doing well, and which aren’t. This year was a particularly good one for Auto Express in what is, let’s face it, a challenging market. 

We proud to say that we’re Continue reading “‘Polestar: the first of many new brands coming soon’”

Skoda Superb iV vs Volkswagen Passat GTE

Skoda Superb plug-in hybrid takes on its closely related Volkswagen Passat GTE rival in estate car showdown

After years of hearing news about a forthcoming Skoda Superb plug-in hybrid, the Czech brand has finally brought the car to market – and it’s about time, as an increasing number of buyers start to make the switch to electrified cars. 

In 2020 even more motorists will swap their petrol or diesel car for a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) like this new Superb iV, but this newcomer isn’t Continue reading “Skoda Superb iV vs Volkswagen Passat GTE”