‘LA is the best and most insane car capital of the world’

The LA Motor Show helped prove that Los Angeles is the epicentre of the automotive world, says Mike Rutherford

I’ve spent much of my life working out of the world’s car capitals: Beijing, Detroit, Paris, Seoul, Tokyo, Turin, Wolfsburg, and not forgetting once-notable motor industry hamlets such as Dagenham (now a 100 per cent vehicle production-free zone), Longbridge (very quiet) and Swindon (almost gone). But at this time of the year at least, the epicentre of the automotive world is Los Continue reading “‘LA is the best and most insane car capital of the world’”

Skoda Kamiq vs Volkswagen T-Cross vs Citroen C3 Aircross

We find out if the new Skoda Kamiq has what is takes to beat the Volkswagen T-Cross and Citroen C3 Aircross

Supermini-based SUVs are part of one of the fastest-growing sectors of the market, so it’s little wonder that nearly every mainstream car manufacturer has a model that fits into this class. Skoda was one of the only big names left that was missing from the popular and highly profitable area, but that’s no longer the case: its new Kamiq is finally here.

It’s easy to get confused Continue reading “Skoda Kamiq vs Volkswagen T-Cross vs Citroen C3 Aircross”

Top 6 Best Cars for a College Student

Student years bring a lot of bright emotions and memories to the life of almost every person. It is important to live these years with all the passion and enthusiasm, without forgetting about your comfort and things you really like doing. This is where a car can do the service for you. Yes, it will not only make you feel comfortable but will also open a lot of opportunities in front of you. For a student, a car has nothing to do with a specific brand; it is more related to the capabilities a Continue reading “Top 6 Best Cars for a College Student”

Lexus RX SUV and IS saloon updated for 2020

From next year, the Japanese manufacturer will launch a new entry-level trim for the RX and a limited edition variant of the IS F Sport

Lexus will release a pair of additional trim levels for the RX SUV and the IS F Sport next year, with a new base-model variant for the SUV and a limited edition version of the saloon. 

The new entry-level Lexus RX and RX L come as standard with an electrically operated tailgate, LED headlamps with automatic high beam and Lexus’s Intelligent Clearance Continue reading “Lexus RX SUV and IS saloon updated for 2020”

Two-thirds of drivers think ALR smart motorways compromise safety

New data reveals concerns among the majority of drivers regarding the safety of all-lane running smart motorways

Two-thirds of drivers think all-lane running (ALR) smart motorways compromise safety, new data has revealed.

Some 68 per cent of motorists think ALR smart motorways, where the hard shoulder is used as a live lane, put drivers who break down at risk. So far, more than 100 miles of motorway have been converted to ALR, with motorists who break down expected to reach one of the Continue reading “Two-thirds of drivers think ALR smart motorways compromise safety”

Best new car deals 2019 – Black Friday special

Thinking of buying a brand new '69' plate car? We’ve rounded up the best new car deals on Black Friday

Looking for the best new car deals on Black Friday, then look no further. A brand new ’69’ plate car doesn’t have to be out of reach with almost all manufacturers offering a wide-range of PCP new car deals, many coming with 0 per cent APR, but finding the best new car deals can be tricky.

To help, we’ve put together a selection of the best new car deals that you simply Continue reading “Best new car deals 2019 – Black Friday special”

Facelifted 2020 Bentley Bentayga caught on camera

Our spy photographers have snapped a facelifted Bentley Bentayga SUV during its winter testing, with updated panelling and new lights

The Bentley Bentayga looks set to receive a subtle facelift next year, which will bring the SUV’s styling in line with the latest Continental GT and recently released Flying Spur. 

Cosmetic revisions are fairly minor, stretching to a reworked front bumper with an updated skid plate, a new mesh radiator grille and a tweaked rear bumper with fresh Continue reading “Facelifted 2020 Bentley Bentayga caught on camera”

Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R sets new record at Suzuka

Renault's Megane Trophy-R has broken the front-wheel-drive production car record at Suzuka Circuit by more than three seconds

The Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R has broken the front-wheel-drive production car lap record at Suzuka Circuit in Japan, with a time of 2:25.454 minutes. The French brand’s range-topping hot hatchback beat the previous front-wheel-drive record holder by a margin of three seconds.

Shortly after its launch, the Megane R.S. Trophy-R claimed the Nurburgring lap Continue reading “Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R sets new record at Suzuka”

Cheap Christmas car gifts under £50 2019

With Christmas just under a month away, we list 20 top motoring gift ideas on a budget

Buying a present for the motoring enthusiast in your life doesn’t need to break the bank. We’ve rounded up 20 Christmas gifts here for young and old alike, all fun, fabulous, and less than £50.

So whether you want a present that’s small enough to stuff in a stocking or something a little more substantial, you’ll find it here.

• Winter car checklist: driving kit and best buys

Remember, Continue reading “Cheap Christmas car gifts under £50 2019”