New 2020 Skoda Octavia sweeps in with plug-in power and upmarket interior

New Skoda Octavia hatchback and estate hits UK showrooms next year with mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid power

Skoda has followed up the new Scala hatchback with a fresh incarnation of the popular Octavia – the car that has arguably come to define the brand since Volkswagen Group acquisition in 1991. 

The Octavia story started well before then though. The nameplate celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2019, and this new version is technically the fifth-generation model overall, and the Continue reading “New 2020 Skoda Octavia sweeps in with plug-in power and upmarket interior”

The Classic Car Club In Miami That Everyone Should Know About!

Whether you love cars or not, there is not a single person on our planet who can say anything against classic cars. There is something special about them, a heritage left from the past to represent what true car engineering was all about. You can visually see the craftsmanship, dedication and effort when it comes to designing these beauties. Well, at least this was something that inspired Ari Rivera to found his awesome Classic Car Club Miami.

His involvement in the car world dates all the Continue reading “The Classic Car Club In Miami That Everyone Should Know About!”

New 2019 Skoda Octavia to be revealed tonight at 6pm

Next-generation Octavia will be revealed tonight, but a series of teasers and leaks have already revealed nearly all

We’re rapidly closing in on the launch of the new Skoda Octavia. The fourth-generation model’s debut is scheduled for tonight at 6pm and you can watch the live video stream on this page. Skoda has already revealed a series of official images of the car including a pair of teaser sketches hinting at the interior of its next family hatchback.

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Alfa Romeo axes sports cars in favour of SUVs

The Italian manufacturer has abandoned its planned 8C supercar and GTV sports car projects, focussing instead on a pair of new SUVs

Alfa Romeo has cancelled the 8C supercar and GTV sports cars it had previously announced its intention to build. Instead, the Italian firm will focus on a fresh B-segment SUV and its recently revealed C-segment SUV model, the Tonale. With the 4C sports car having already slipped from the range, the Italian brand will also shortly remove the Giulietta hatchback Continue reading “Alfa Romeo axes sports cars in favour of SUVs”

BMW X3 M vs Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Can the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio fend off the new BMW X3 M in this hot SUV showdown?

Performance SUVs are an established part of the new car market in 2019, especially in  the case of larger, upmarket models – so the arrival of a new BMW X3 M was hardly a surprise. 

With the performance SUV craze extending to smaller hot models such as the Audi SQ and the X3 M’s sibling, the X2 M40i, it’s clear that there’s an appetite for these variants.

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BMW X3 M vs Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio

Can the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio fend off the new BMW X3 M in this hot SUV showdown?

Performance SUVs are an established part of the new car market in 2019, especially in  the case of larger, upmarket models – so the arrival of a new BMW X3 M was hardly a surprise. 

With the performance SUV craze extending to smaller hot models such as the Audi SQ and the X3 M’s sibling, the X2 M40i, it’s clear that there’s an appetite for these variants.

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New 2021 Range Rover Crossover to put design and luxury ahead of off-road ability

The new Range Rover Crossover will be offered with all-electric, plug in and mild hybrid options, and our exclusive image previews its look

Land Rover will launch an all-new Range Rover Crossover in 2021. It will be based on the same MLA underpinnings as its forthcoming, full-sized fifth-generation sibling and will be offered with a choice of all-electric, plug-in hybrid and mild-hybrid powertrains.

Officially, Land Rover is remaining tight-lipped on the model, but we understand that the Continue reading “New 2021 Range Rover Crossover to put design and luxury ahead of off-road ability”

“The war on car ownership is being won by politicians and ecomentalists”

Mike Rutherford thinks October was a horrible month for drivers, motor manufacturing and motoring in general

’Orrible October, I call it. It was the maddest month for drivers, motor manufacturing and motoring, plus the thriving climate-change industry, road-closure obsessed bureaucrats and the filthy rich ‘enforcement’ agencies who rob us blind. Or try to.

Let’s start with one Ford Focus driver, who racked up fines of around £13,000 for failing to pay Ultra-Low Emission Continue reading ““The war on car ownership is being won by politicians and ecomentalists””

Used Ford B-MAX review

A full used buyer’s guide on the Ford B-MAX covering the B-MAX Mk1 (2012-2017)VerdictWhen you use the Fiesta as your start point it’s hard to get things too badly wrong, and while the B-MAX never set the sales charts alight, that’s not because it was a bad car, just one that was widely misunderstood. It’s great for small families because it’s compact, cheap to run, good to drive and well equipped if you buy towards the top of the range. We named the B-MAX Best Five-Seat MPV in our Continue reading “Used Ford B-MAX review”